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Police Log

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Campus Police between May 31 and June 14:

June 1: Bldg.18, radio/CD player stolen, $78; Briggs Field, laptop computer, $3,000.

June 2: Armed robbery, ATM machine, Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street. Victim reported that a suspect was in the building when he entered. The suspect asked the victim for help, at which time the suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victims $180 cash deposit and his wallet. After the victim turned over his wallet and cash, the suspect fled the building where he was joined by two accomplices.

Subsequent investigation has determined the report of this armed robbery to be unfounded.

June 3: Tang Hall, annoying phone calls; WalkerMemorial, attempted break into a room; Bldg.66, past larceny of a walkman, $100; Bldg. NE43, bicycle tire stolen and replaced with a flat one; Bldg. E52, Francis C. Menzio, of 89 Harrison Ave., Boston, arrested for trespassing.

June 4: Bldg. 36, bicycle stolen, $500; Bldg. E40, wallet stolen, $40.

June 5: Bldg. E17, suspicious activity; Bldg. E52, various items stolen, $3,140; Bldg. 48, laptop stolen, $2,500; Burton-Conner House, VCR stolen, $300.

June 6: Bldg. 6, annoying phone calls; Sailing Pavilion, suspicious activity; Bldg. 26, tools stolen, $1,650.

June 7: Bldg. E53, suspicious activity; Bldg. 1, camera stolen $750; Bldg. NE43, disk drives stolen $650.

June 8: Bexley Hall, suspicious activity; Briggs Field, cash stolen, $250.

June 9: Bldg. 13, lock problem.

June 10: Bldg. 20, computer parts stolen, $150; Bldg. W15, malicious damage to a vehicle; Bldg. 66, room broken into and computer memory stolen $818; Baker House, cash stolen, $75; Pacific Lot, luggage stolen from an unlocked vehicle, $300; Bldg. 39, bicycle stolen, $25.

June 11: Student Center, bicycle tire slashed; Burton-Conner, bicycle stolen, $220; Tang Hall, bicycle parts stolen, $100; Bldg. E53, suspicious activity; Bldg. 14 bicycle rack, bicycle stolen, $300; Bldg. NW10, jacket stolen, $300; Amherst Alley, suspicious person.

June 12: LaVerde's Market, attempted flimflam; Bldg. 54 bicycle rack, bicycle stolen, $550; Bldg. E19, suspicious activity; Bldg. 54, suspicious person.

June 13: Bldg. E17, bicycle stolen, $400; Bldg. E25, files stolen; Bldg. 1, computer parts stolen, $4,920; Bldg. 36, past violation of a restraining order; Bexley, laptop stolen, $1,200; Bldg. E15, bicycle rack, bicycle stolen $110; Kresge Oval, disturbance; Kresge Auditorium, computer stolen, $2,700.

June 14: Bldg. NE43, computer parts, $7,400.

July 4 Safety Precautions

Please be advised that this year's traditional fireworks celebration on the Esplanade will be held Thursday night, July 4th, 1996.

It is estimated that approximately 1 million people will be in the Boston/Cambridge Charles River area for this celebration. In an effort to reduce thefts and increase safety, we ask for your cooperation by following these safety precautions in your building:

1) Please secure all office doors, windows, and transoms. This will help to reduce the chances of outsiders wandering into Memorial Drive buildings. Outsiders may try to gain access due to the building's view of the fireworks, convenience of bathrooms or the opportunity to steal unattended items -- computers, compact disc, TVs, or VCRs to mention a few.

2) Please also be advised that the throwing or shooting of fireworks off the rooftops is strictly prohibited. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 148 S. 39 -- the simple possession or use of fireworks, or the selling or offering for sale of fireworks is against the law. A violation of this law shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than one year or both. This practice may result in serious injuries to people and property below, and rooftop fires.

3) There is a $50 fine for being on the rooftop of an academic building and a $500 fine for being on the rooftop of Bldg. 54.