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Boston Common in snow.

Robbery on the Boston Common serves as safety reminder for students

By Zhuo Huang
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 reported to the Emerson College Police Department...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

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

By Bailey Allen, Deputy Enterprise Editor
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 robbed at about 10 p.m. Monday night, Emerson College...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
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 as much of the surrounding neighborhood. The...

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
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 on inauguration day.  BPD plans to increase...

The Boston Public Garden.

Police arrest suspect in Public Garden assault

By Charlie McKenna and Diana Bravo
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 rape, assault by means of a dangerous weapon,...

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

Boston Police release video of Public Garden assault suspect

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
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 suspect walking past a restaurant with a mask under...

A photo of the suspect involved in the assault.

BPD investigates sexual assault in the Public Garden

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
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, who has yet to be identified, allegedly encountered...

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, Senior Investigative Reporter
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 be seen smashing windows with what police described...

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, Senior Investigative Reporter
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 with “life threatening injuries,” police...

The Boston Public Garden.

Man arrested following alleged assault in Public Garden Monday

By Charlie McKenna
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, 30, into custody on Kneeland St. following a foot...

The Boston Public Garden.

Boston Police report attempted sexual assault in Public Garden

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
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 hand over her mouth and made sexually explicit threats...

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
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, a broadcaster since 1971, battled HIV...

Beacon Archive.

Marines release suspect’s name in Hollis homicide investigation

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
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 to a report from WGBH. The Marines confirmed...

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, Emerson '21
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 to a BPD spokesperson. A Boston EMS spokesperson...

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, Emerson '21
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 Parade. The parade will go from 12-2 p.m. on...

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
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 Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

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

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
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, but not for content. Monday, Nov. 27 The...

Incident Journal

By Max Reyes
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 clarity, but not for content. Monday, Aug. 28 The...

The scene of the crime in Boston Common.
COURTESY OF JUSTIN JOHNSON

Man shot on Boston Common

Students were told to lock and barricade their doors after both Emerson College and the Boston Police Department received reports of gunshots on the Boston Common around 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday. In an email...

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