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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Public Safety Log

Sunday March 11, 2012

An officer discovered “DPZAVSER,” written in magic marker on an Emerson College shuttle van parked in front of the Little Building. Officers have not discovered who penned the graffiti. 


Wednesday March 14, 2012

Residence Life staff asked for ECPD assistance in investigating the smell of marijuana in the Little Building. Officers and staff members found the room, and the occupants admitted to smoking marijuana. The drugs and paraphernalia were confiscated and the students were referred to the Dean of Students for further administrative action. 


Friday March 16, 2012

An Emerson College employee found a fallen piece of concrete from the side of the Cutler Majestic Theater. Officers taped off the area and placed traffic cones. Facilities and Property Management were then notified. 


Saturday March 17, 2012

The parent of an Emerson College student reported that an unknown man threatened to stab her daughter when she was walking back to campus from Rotch Field. The officers found the student and confirmed that she was safe and not hurt. 


Managers at the Tremont Street Dunkin Donuts reported a broken window to the ECPD. When officers went to the establishment, a customer notified the officers a person inside banged on the glass with a black object and then jumped onto Tremont Street. Officers did not find a person matching the description. Facilities was contacted to clean any broken glass and replace the window. 


Monday March 19th, 2012

An Emerson College student reported that his laptop computer was stolen from a

backpack in a computer lab in the Ansin Building. The student did not see any suspicious people in the area. He gave officers a serial number for the computer and the information was entered into a national crime database.


Thursday March 22, 2012

Officers responded to the Emerson Café after a fire alarm sounded. After arriving, the officers determined that the alarm was set off by an active sprinkler in the freezer. The café and the fitness center below sustained water damage and were closed temporarily during cleanup and maintenance. Officers could not determine what activated the sprinkler. It is unknown what caused the sprinkler to discharge.


Friday March 23, 2012

An officer in the Colonial Building reported that a student ran past building security and into the stairwell. The officer then chased the student until he jumped over the security grate. The student desk sitters recognized the student and provided ECPD officer with his information. The student later said he forgot his ID. He was referred to the Dean of Students for administrative action.  


Monday March 26, 2012

An Emerson College student reported that a college camera and valued at

$900 was stolen at the Loews Theater. The student said he had the camera on the

seat next to him when the movie began. When the movie ended he realized

the camera missing. The student was advised to report the theft to the Boston Police.


An Emerson College student reported that his laptop was stolen from the 10th floor of The Tufte Performance and Production Center. The student left the laptop unattended for a few hours. Officers have found no suspects. 


An Emerson College employee reported the theft of his MacBook laptop computer from a cubicle on the 11th floor of the Ansin Building. The laptop was left unattended while the employee attended a meeting. Officers have found no suspects.

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