Incident Journal: Unknown person hijacks Zoom class, graffiti found outside of 172 Tremont


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The “Defund ECPD” initiative, inspired by the “Defund the Police” initiative, has sparked the college to plan a review of ECPD’s funding and role on campus.

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer

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, March 30

An ECPD officer on patrol found that someone had vandalized a back door of 172 Tremont with spray paint. ECPD notified Facilities Management to remove the graffiti.

Tuesday, March 31

A student reported that her Zoom class was hijacked by an unknown person. The hijacker made inappropriate remarks before the professor could terminate the session.

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Wednesday, April 1 

ECPD investigated a report of a suspicious person hanging around the loading dock area of the Paramount Center.  The individual was not found in the area but was caught on video.  

Thursday, April 2

ECPD officers assisted Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police with pedestrian traffic outside of Piano Row as they investigated a man who may have been involved in an armed robbery. 

Friday, April 3 

ECPD notified Facilities Management of a small water leak inside a room on the 10th floor of the Tufte Building. The leak was minor and did not cause damage to the building.