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Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT Campus Police between July 16 and July 24. Information is compiled from the Campus Police’s weekly crime summary and from dispatcher logs. This summary contains most incidents reported to Campus Police but does not include incidents such as: medical shuttles, ambulance transfers, false alarms, generals service calls, etc. Crime information for dates not printed here can be found at

July 16: Bldg. WW15, report of suspicious vehicle, gone upon CP's arrival; Bldg. W11, check and inquiry of individual, checks out okay; McCormick, report of bird stuck inside, officer released bird; Student Center turnaround, check and inquiry of persons, check out okay; East Lot, vehicle driving in circles, individual taking driving lessons; Bldg. NW30, suspicious person, trespass warning issued; New House, 1) routine check and inquiry, trespass warning issued; 2) noise complaint.

July 17: Bldg. 14, hang-up call on emergency line, check of area all okay; N10 lot, two juveniles with marijuana, parent advised to pick them up; 33 Mass. Ave., check and inquiry of person, check out okay; Senior House,assist Cambridge Police in locating person for questioning.

July 18: Bldg. E55, report of missing person, same later returned; Johnson Athletic Ctr., Osemerie Efetie of 50 Island View Place, Dorchester, MA, arrested for trespassing and other related charges; Assist Cambridge Police at Mass. Ave. and Vassar St. for vehicle accident; Cambridge, visiting student had wallet stolen somewhere between Logan Airport and MIT; DuPont gym, wallet stolen $50.

July 19: Lobby 7, Charles N. Animalu of 27 Stout Court, Poughkepsie, New York, arrested for trespassing; Student Center Reading Room, backpack stolen $75; Boston, Sigma Chi, report of illegal use of credit card; Bldg. E51, employee dispute; New House, cellular telephone stolen $100; Memorial Drive, assist Cambridge Police with vehicle stop; Albany St. suspicious motor vehicle, checked out okay; NW10 lot, suspicious person,trespass warning issued.

July 20: Bldg. 7 dome, hack of astronaut carrying a flag; Mass. Ave. and Landsdowne St., facilities truck keys stolen during an altercation; Bldg. 31, mechanical pen stolen $220; Bldg. E15 rack, bicycle secured with cable stolen, unknown value; Bldg. 56/66 bike rack, bike secured with cable stolen $250; Bldg. 8, report of dog outside crying, owner returned crying stopped.

July 21: Burton, suspicious activity; Student Center, 1) suspicious personissued a trespass warning; 2) John Shea of 300 Commanders Way, Chelsea, MA, arrested for trespassing; Sloan lot, assist Cambridge Police with a possible assault; Bldg. 54, unauthorized use of a computer; Bldg. E10, employee problem; NW21 alley, suspicious vehicle, checks out okay; 33 Mass. Ave., witness observed a suspicious person pushing a bike with the lock still on it. Witness engaged person in conversation who then dropped bike and fled, search of area by CP’s was negative, owner came to claim bike; Cambridge, Zeta Psi, cash and other items stolen $680; Student Ctr. homeless person assisted to shelter.

July 22: Bldg. E23, computer stolen $1,100; Bldg. 50, suspicious activity; Bldg. 2, report of solicitors, same checked out okay, not soliciting; Albany Garage, report of youths on bikes, gone on CP’s arrival; Zeta Psi, suspicious persons, same had left area upon CP’s arrival; Mass. Ave. and Amherst St. assist Cambridge Police with bicyclist vs. vehicle door; Bldg. NW16, routine check and inquiry, individual checks out okay; Fowler St. motorcycle operator without helmet; 33 Mass. Ave. routine check and inquiry, Carlos Carrion of 141 Washington St., Cambridge, MA, taken into custody on outstanding warrant; Mass. Ave. and Albany St. assist Cambridge Police with a possible past assault.

July 23:Hayward St. motorist flagged down MIT officer to report hitting another vehicle; Student Center, vehicle traveling South on Mass. Ave. lost breaks causing him to crash into loading dock, no serious injuries tooperator or passenger.; Walker, food stolen, unknown value; Vassar St. and Memorial Dr. minor motor vehicle accident where a MIT Police vehicle struck another vehicle; Hayward Lot, suspicious vehicle, checks out okay.

July 24: Student Center, pocketbook stolen, $35 cash and check for $372, pocketbook later recovered minus cash, check and ID; Bldg. 3, report of missing person, same located; Main Lot, facilities vehicle struck, other vehicle left area after causing damage; Burton, check on well being of student; Main St. and Portland, notify Cambridge of vehicle accident; Bldg.WW15, suspicious person issued trespass warning; Bldg. NW30, check and inquiry of individual, checked out okay.