Police briefs: Week of 9/26

TUPD car on May 9th, 2014. Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily Archive

No roast for the wicked

On Sept. 18 at 11:51 a.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of a fire alarm at the ATO of Massachusetts house (134 Professors Row). TUPD and the Somerville Fire Department arrived at the scene and discovered overcooked food in the microwave. The Somerville Fire Department cleared the scene and reset the alarm.

At 7:18 p.m. that night, another fire alarm went off in the Hillside Apartments again because of burnt food. TUPD officers and Medford Fire Department responded.

TUPD officers arrived at Hallowell Hall with the Medford Fire Department after a fire alarm went off at 6:55 a.m. on Sept. 23. When the TUPD officers asked the students in the area what had happened they were told that no one knew why the suite filled with smoke. After checking the area, TUPD found a frying pan on the stove. It was put in the sink and the alarm reset. The area also had to be vented because of the large amount of smoke in the suite. No one admitted to burning the food.

Rhymes with orange (doorhinge)

On Sept. 20 someone scratched the name “Trump” on a dorm room door in Houston Hall. A student reported the damage to TUPD on Sept. 22 at 1:35 p.m. TUPD officers contacted facilities to fix the door and remove the name. The Office of Residential Life and Learning and the Office of Equal Opportunity were also informed of the incident.

Money walks 

A student reported on Sept. 23 at 3:12 p.m. that their wallet was missing and had likely been stolen. The student did not know where the wallet was taken but had discovered its absence on Friday after attending multiple classes in different buildings throughout the week. The wallet has not yet been found.


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