Incident Journal: Emerson College Police responded to bypass of security at the Union Savings Bank building

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An ECPD patrol vehicle.

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor

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.

Wednesday, March 24

A non-Emerson community member attempted to bypass security at the Union Savings Bank building at 216 Tremont Street. A WesCon Security Officer at the premises explained to the unidentified individual that they did not have access to enter the building. The individual became upset and began arguing with the security officer but left the property before ECPD arrived. ECPD was unable to identify the individual after checking the surrounding area. 

Thursday, March 25

An off-campus student reported damages to their personal property to ECPD. A Campus Security Authority report was completed by ECPD and the student was offered assistance and provided with information to report the incident to Boston Police Department. 

Friday, March 26

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A fire alarm went off at the Tufte Building 10 Boylston Place alleyway. Upon arrival, ECPD determined a smoke alarm in the Allen’s Alley loading dock was activated due to exhaust emitting from a vehicle providing grease trap services. The Boston Fire Department responded and authorized the silencing of the alarm panel. No one evacuated the Tufte Building because the involved floors were vacant, BPD authorized re-entry into the building. 

Friday, March 26

ECPD observed an identified Emerson College Student secure a temporary ID and then provide that temporary ID to another individual who used it to access 25 Boylston Place. Housing and Residential Education staff were advised of the violation of college policy. The identified student was referred to Community Standards & Student Conduct for whatever action their office deems appropriate. 

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