Incident Journal


Beacon Archive.

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content.

Monday, Nov. 26

The Emerson College Police Department responded to the 12 Hemenway residence hall after a student used hairspray to kill flies and set off the fire alarm.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life turned over a confiscated glass pipe used to smoke cannabis.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

The Boston Fire Department and ECPD responded to a fire alarm at the Dining Center caused by grease from cooking hamburgers inside a pizza oven. Officers reported no fires or injuries.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

An Ansin Building elevator trapped three students, and ECPD and Facilities Management responded. The doors opened and the students exited the elevator after a few minutes.

Two students reported an aggressive panhandler disrupting students walking to and from the Paramount Center. The students said the panhandler was aggressive and vulgar towards them. ECPD is attempting to identify the individual.

Officers investigated suspicious activity in the foyer of the Paramount Theatre and reported students filming. An employee said they were aware of the activity.

Friday, Nov. 30

ECPD, the Boston Police Department, and Boston Emergency Medical Services responded to the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets for a motor vehicle accident involving a Coca-Cola truck and a passenger car.  The driver of the car went to a hospital and BPD is investigating the accident. 

ECPD and BPD responded to a fire alarm at the 12 Hemenway residence hall caused by burnt oil inside a frying pan. Officers reported no fires or injuries

Saturday, Dec. 1

ECPD and BPD investigated a report of a person screaming and found an individual on Mason Street with two active warrants for their arrest. BPD took them into custody.

Sunday, Dec. 2

A motor vehicle in reverse on Boylston Street struck the Emerson shuttle van parked in front of ECPD picking up students for a safety escort. The accident caused minor damage to both vehicles but injured no one.