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Police Log

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between July 28 and Aug. 28. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft. Records from the Cambridge Police were used to provide additional information.

July 28: Du Pont Gymnasium (120 Mass. Ave.), theft of bag from Briggs Field.

July 29: Bldg. 68 (31 Ames St.), theft of slide projectors.

Aug. 2: Bldg. E18 (50 Ames St.), theft of computer; suspicious person (S/P) in area trying to sell pictures. Stata Center (32 Vassar St.), theft of computer, suspect black male, 40-45, bald.

Aug. 3: Bldg. 68 (31 Ames St.), attempted theft of laptop computer; suspect black male, 40–45, bald, large build, seen sitting by laptop.

Aug. 4: Bldg. 16 (21 Ames St. Rear), two thefts of computers.

Aug. 7: Bldg. 56 (21 Ames St. Rear), malicious destruction, someone pulled handle on emergency shower located outside a laboratory; area flooded. Bldg. 1 (33 Mass. Ave.), Car 281 spotted three males trying to steal a bicycle; recovered bicycle, suspects fled.

Aug. 9: Bldg. 24 (60 Vassar St. Rear), malicious damage of a vending machine.

Aug. 11: Bldg. 2 (182 Memorial Dr), breaking and entering, computers stolen from three rooms.

Aug. 12: Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity (400 Memorial Dr.), breaking and entering, items taken.

Aug. 13: Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity (400 Memorial Dr.), breaking and entering, receiving stolen property. Call received at 2:45 p.m. for suspicious persons on Floor 5. S/Ps Edward Collado (Levittown, PA), Maurice Jordan (Charlestown, MA), and Samantha K (last name removed because suspect is a juvenile) were found inside private property; after being interviewed they were found to be in possession of items not belonging to them, including a checkbook and were arrested for the aforementioned charges.

Aug. 18: Main St. and Vassar St., 9:30 a.m., bicyclist struck and injured.

Aug. 19: Bldg. 16 (21 Ames St. Rear), student confronted by a man who exposed himself. Student Center (84 Mass. Ave.), Alpine Bagel manager reports employee dispute over sneakers.

Aug. 23: Bldg. 14 (160 Memorial Dr.), ongoing problem reported, someone keeps putting feces on walls in men’s restroom. Bldg. 7 (77 Mass. Ave.), theft of bicycle. Student Center (84 Mass. Ave.), male reported checking bikes; trespass warning issued.

Aug. 28: Student Center (84 Mass. Ave.), suspicious male reported sleeping in 5th floor reading room. Charles Riv. Bike Path opposite Baker House (362 Memorial Dr.), 6:30 p.m., armed robbery. Victim, MIT student, approached by four black males, 14–16, on mountain bikes; S/P#1, 14, drew semiautomatic handgun and stated, “Do you have any cash?” Victim stated, “No.” S/Ps searched victim’s front pockets, removed cell phone, and fled east toward Mass. Ave.

—Compiled by Marjan Rafat with assistance from other members of the MIT Crime Club.