Incident Journal: Follow us to the “Church of God,” hot chocolate to the face


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.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 

ECPD investigated a report of a roommate dispute.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 

An officer responded to the Little Building for an alarm triggered by a dorm room smoke detector. The officer investigated the room and found no signs of fire.

Thursday, Oct. 17 

ECPD and Facilities Management responded to the Tufte Building for a student trapped inside an elevator. ECPD freed the student without injury in less than five minutes.

A student reported losing over $500 worth of college-owned film equipment while attending a show inside the Cutler Majestic Theatre.  

Friday, Oct. 18

A student reported having their laptop stolen while attending a college-sponsored external program.

OHRE confiscated drug paraphernalia and a small bag of what appeared to be cannabis from the 2 Boylston Place residence hall and turned them over to ECPD.

Saturday, Oct. 19

A student reported being threatened and extorted over social media. The incident is being investigated by the Boston Police Department.

OHRE turned over drug paraphernalia from the 2 Boylston Place residence hall after investigating a smell of cannabis coming from a student suite.

Thursday, Oct. 24 

A student reported that they had been approached by two men dressed in business attire, asking the student to follow them to a “Church of God.”   

An ECPD officer witnessed a male throw hot chocolate into the chest and face area of a female. ECPD arrested the aggressor for the assault and battery.

Saturday, Oct. 26 

An officer on patrol found an unsecured door at the Little Building. The officer checked the door and left after being satisfied with the security of the building.