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An Emerson College Police car.

Package explodes at Northeastern; ECPD monitoring situation

By Bailey Allen
Published September 14, 2022

Emerson College Police Department increased campus building security Tuesday night after a package delivered to a Northeastern University building exploded...

Boston Common in snow.

Robbery on the Boston Common serves as safety reminder for students

By Zhuo Huang
Published February 14, 2022

A robbery involving two Emerson students on the Boston Common was reported to the Boston Police Department in the evening of Jan. 22. The robbery—first...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Armed robbery involving two Emerson students in Boston Public Garden reported to police

By Bailey Allen
Published December 1, 2021

Two Emerson students were robbed by one or more armed assailants in the Boston Public Garden Monday night, college police said.  The students were...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca
Published October 20, 2021

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well...

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

By Frankie Rowley
Published January 15, 2021

In preparation for potential demonstrations, Boston police plan to increase security near Emerson’s campus in the days in preparation for potential violence...

The Boston Public Garden.

Police arrest suspect in Public Garden assault

By Charlie McKenna and Diana Bravo
Published November 19, 2020

Boston Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection to an alleged assault in the Public Garden last week. Francisco Romero, 38, was charged with aggravated...

The man was seen walking past a restaurant prior to the assault.

Boston Police release video of Public Garden assault suspect

By Diana Bravo
Published November 12, 2020

Boston Police released a video on Thursday of a suspect in connection to a sexual assault in the public garden Sunday morning.  The video depicts the...

A photo of the suspect involved in the assault.

BPD investigates sexual assault in the Public Garden

By Diana Bravo
Published November 8, 2020

Boston Police released two images of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the Public Garden.  The suspect,...

BPD and EMS respond to a situation involving a non-Emerson guest in the W hotel on Nov. 5

Guest emergency prompts W hotel lockdown

By Andrew Brinker
Published November 5, 2020

Boston Police and EMS responded to an emergency incident at the W Hotel involving a non-Emerson guest on the 14th floor Thursday night. A man could...

The black Chevy colorado pickup truck crashed into the Public Garden Thursday afternoon.

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run near Public Garden

By Andrew Brinker
Published October 2, 2020

A man has been charged with stealing a pickup truck in downtown Boston Thursday before committing a hit and run near the Public Garden that left a pedestrian...

The Boston Public Garden.

Man arrested following alleged assault in Public Garden Monday

By Charlie McKenna
Published September 29, 2020

Boston police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape a woman in the Boston Public Garden Monday morning. Police took Luan Maxwell,...

The Boston Public Garden.

Boston Police report attempted sexual assault in Public Garden

By Dana Gerber
Published September 28, 2020

A woman reported an alleged assault with attempt to rape in the Public Garden early Monday morning, Boston Police said. The woman said a man put his...

Brothers of Phi Alpha Tau Abe Speck (left) and Joshua Sun (right) helped organize this years Dr. David Brudnoy Memorial Award Gala. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent.

Phi Alpha Tau honors Boston police commissioner

By Elena Naze
Published November 11, 2019

In the early 2000s, Phi Alpha Tau active brothers often met at Dr. David Brudnoy’s apartment to listen in on his WBZ radio show and meet his guests.  Brudnoy,...

Beacon Archive.

Marines release suspect’s name in Hollis homicide investigation

By Jacob Seitz
Published November 6, 2019

The United States Marine Corps identified a suspect in the homicide investigation into the death of Emerson student Daniel Hollis on Wednesday, according...

Four Boston police cars at Langrange and Tremont St. at approximately 6 p.m. Sam Doran / Beacon Correspondent

Boston Police investigating report of unconscious person on Tamworth St.

By Parker Purifoy
Published November 4, 2019

Boston Police are investigating an incident on Tamworth Street. after they received a report of an unconscious person at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, according...

Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo (left) and Samson Racioppi organized Saturdays parade which is expected to draw dozens of supporters and hundreds of counter protesters.
Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondant

Boston Police release plan for parade day

By Parker Purifoy
Published August 30, 2019

The Boston Police Department alerted residents of road closures and other restrictions on Friday via a press release in anticipation of the Straight Pride...

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

By Maya Gacina
Published March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington...

Watch: Crowds celebrate New England Patriots Super Bowl win on Boston Common

Published February 4, 2019

Fans gathered on Boston Common for the New England Patriots Super Bowl win on Sunday night. The Patriots now hold six Super Bowl titles.

Incident Journal

By Max Reyes
Published December 7, 2017

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity,...

Incident Journal

By Max Reyes
Published September 14, 2017

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and...

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