Police Briefs – April 28

Due Dates

A student sent in a report to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 12:41 p.m. on April 20 after finding that a book he had bought online from the bookstore was marked as active property of Tufts. Earlier on, the student thought he had misplaced some of his history textbooks from the library, so he kept extending their due dates until he could find the books elsewhere. Eventually, he bought replacements for the books from the bookstore. When he received the books, he noticed that one was stamped as Tufts property. It is unknown how the book had traveled away from Tufts.

A Good Sport

On April 20 at around 4 p.m., two non-Tufts affiliated individuals were involved in a collision on College Avenue. One of them was riding her bike down the street when she was hit by a car in front of the Steven A. Tisch Sports and Fitness Center. The driver stopped and exchanged information with her. TUPD officers assisted the Medford Police Department and an ambulance in checking on the incident and offering treatment to the bicyclist. She refused medical treatment, and there were no serious injuries.

“I Used to be An Adventurer Like You…”

A student called TUPD to request medical aid on April 22 at 8:57 a.m. after he woke up to find his knee swollen and uncomfortable. He reported having previously dislocated the knee while walking. The student had then popped his knee back in and continued about his day. TUPD officers and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) responded to the call.

“You Can’t Stop the Music”

At 8:30 p.m. on April 22, the Director of Campus Life called TUPD to ask for help with a student. The Director was trying to inform a student that they couldn’t perform at Tufts Dance Collective (TDC) but the student would not listen. TUPD officers intervened. The student was uncooperative with TEMS and TUPD officers but was evaluated and eventually transported to the hospital.

At 9 p.m. that night, another TDC performer was reported as unsteady on her feet and having slurred speech. This prompted a TUPD and TEMS response. She was evaluated by TEMS and transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

At the same TDC event at around 10 p.m., another student was seen carrying alcohol in the performer’s area. Upon discovery, she tried to evade the TUPD officers. She was caught, the alcohol was confiscated and the student was reported to the Dean of Student Affairs.

Around the same time at the same event, a female student was reported for using obscenities toward the Director of Campus Life. The student was told not to stand in the hallways of the performance area in Aidekman Arts Center, which prompted her response. TUPD informed her of who she had been rude to and sent the student to speak with the Dean of Student Affairs about the incident.


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