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Crime Log as of Sep. 29

Monday, Sept. 19

The Emerson College Police Department confiscated an abandoned bicycle left in front of a conference room in the Little Building. The owner of the bicycle later claimed their bike from ECPD. 

A student reported the theft of their moped that was parked and chained to the bike rack across from the Colonial Building.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

A student reported being harassed by a person asking for change outside the Colonial Building.


Wednesday, Sept. 21

The Boston Fire Department and ECPD investigated a fire alarm at the Walker Building. BFD believes the alarm was malfunctioning and there was no fire.

ECPD investigated an intrusion alarm coming from Barnes & Noble at Emerson College. A search of the bookstore showed nothing out of the ordinary. A contractor was found to have accidently set off the alarm while working. The area was secured and the alarm was reset.

A contract cleaner reported their vehicle was damaged while it was parked in Allen’s Alley.

ECPD and BFD responded to a small fire in front of the Paramount Center. While extinguishing the fire, pedestrians approached officers and reported it was started on purpose. ECPD and Boston Police officers found the suspect. The suspect was sent to an area hospital for mental health treatment.

A student reported the theft of their bicycle, which was locked to the scaffolding outside the Little Building for several days before they noticed it was gone.

BFD and ECPD investigated a fire alarm that was set off by a faculty member using a haze machine in the Ansin Building. There were no fire or injuries to report.


Thursday, Sept. 22

ECPD removed a bicycle that was locked to the front entrance of the Union Bank building as it was a fire code violation. The student later retrieved their bicycle.

Saturday, Sept. 24

The Office of Housing and Residence Life reported that someone had discharged a fire extinguisher in the Little Building. Those responsible for the incident have not been found.

Saturday, Sept. 24

A smoke machine used during a movie shoot set off a fire alarm at the Cutler Majestic Theater. There was no fire.

Sunday, Sept. 25

A student reported the theft of their bike, which they said was locked to a pole in front of the Colonial building.

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