Here’s another police blotter for your reading enjoyment. A quick note: several people have asked me if these incidents are real or if I made them up. Let me assure you – I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
11:16:21 p.m.-Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) officers were dispatched to the lot across from Mather House to investigate a report of persons acting suspiciously. After a brief field interview, they determined that the parties were authorized to be there.
12:05:32 a.m.-An officer was sent to Harkness Commons at the Law School on a report of a gas odor. The officer determined that the smell was coming from a grill that had been used earlier. Both tanks were off.
2:04:56 p.m.-A HUPD officer responded to a report of stolen jewelry in Pforzheimer House.
5:59:14 p.m.-An officer was dispatched to Cabot House to take a report of a lock that had been tampered with.
6:12:00 a.m.-An officer was sent to Lowell House to investigate a report of a radio playing in an unoccupied room. The officer entered the room and shut off the alarm clock radio.
4:35:15 p.m.-A HUPD officer responded to a report of a stolen VCR, a CD player and a box of CDs in Sever Hall. Less than three hours later, officers were again sent to Sever Hall to investigate a report of a stolen CD player and various other CDs.
6:35:45 p.m.-Officers were dispatched to Au Bon Pain on Mass. Ave. after a fight was reported. When they arrived at the scene, the fight was over and one group of combatants had fled the area. Pro Ambulance was summoned to treat an individual with a head injury.
2:16:33 p.m.-A HUPD officer was sent to the Law School’s Littauer Center to investigate a report of a stolen palm pilot, briefcase and other items.
4:30:11 p.m.-An officer was sent to 20 Prescott Street to take a report of breaking and entering.
6:47:32 a.m.-Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) officers were dispatched to Hollis Hall on a report of loud music. Officers turned down an alarm clock.
2:39:32 p.m.-An officer was sent to Adams House to investigate a hazardous condition involving cleaning chemicals. Cambridge Fire Department found all to be in order.
9:40:01 a.m.-An HUPD officer responded to a report of stolen computer equipment at the Biology Laboratories.
4:49:03 p.m.-An officer was dispatched to Hemenway Gym to take a report of a stolen jacket.
12:45:00 a.m.-An HUPD officer was sent to University Health Services to investigate a report of fumes in the building. Cambridge Fire Department checked the building and determined that all was in order.
6:29:59 p.m.-An officer was sent to Andover Library on a report of a stolen wallet. Within half an hour, HUPD was notified of two more larcenies at the same library.
1:00:49 p.m.-An officer was dispatched to handle a dispute between a parking monitor and a contractor.
5:40:26 a.m.-HUPD officers dispatched on a report of a suspicious package by the Yard gates. After a brief investigation, an officer determined the package to be safe.
4:07:54 a.m.-An HUPD officer was dispatched to Cambridge Common to investigate a possible unarmed robbery. It was determined that the person gave over their money freely.
10:27:43 a.m.-An officer was sent to Sever Hall to take a report of stolen money.
3:39:36 a.m.-An officer responded to a noise complaint at 20 DeWolfe Street. The officer shut down a loud party there.
7:20:16 a.m.-HUPD officers were dispatched to Kirkland House on a report of a person bleeding from an eye injury. The party was gone on arrival.