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Trespassers Arrested in MacGregor

By Eric Richard
Associate News Editor

On Thursday, Dec. 31 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Campus Police arrested three individuals at MacGregor House for trespassing, possession of a dangerous weapon, and receiving stolen property.

The three were set to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court on Monday, Jan. 11, but failed to appear. Standing warrants have been issued for their arrest, and if caught again, it is likely they will be held on bail until they can be arraigned.

The individuals were identified as Neddie Smith of Baltimore, Md. and Frank Boafo and Micah Nelson of Boston. According to Capt. John Driscoll of the Campus Police, all are adults and none have any affiliation with MIT.

The Campus Police were first contacted by MacGregor deskworker Craig E. White '93, after the individuals were let into the dormitory and claimed to be looking for a student who no longer lived there. According to White, he gave the three the student's forwarding address and asked them to leave. White said he saw them "wandering around and checking out other doors. ... They were just kind of hanging around, and I didn't like it." He then called the Campus Police.

When the officers arrived on the scene and questioned the individuals, they found one to be in possession of Mace, while another carried traveler's checks which had been reported stolen.