Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 5

Express yourself On Oct. 31 at 3:15 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of suspicious behavior. A student had attended a university event earlier in the day for community members to discuss the future of the Confucius Institute at Tufts. The student expressed their views in favor of the institute, while another […]


Takeaways: Disarm Tufts

In defense of the new protest policy that tries to muffle student activism by creating obstacles like prior registration, Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft said that the policy was created for “safety concerns” and that it would “assist the university in coordinating police presence on campus.” But is it desirable to have police at student […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 29

Isn’t it meta? On Oct. 22 at 11:54 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of approximately 65 students who had congregated on the Academic Quad outside of Ballou Hall to protest Tufts’ new protest policy. TUPD monitored the activity of the protest until the students dispersed. After the protest, TUPD removed a banner attached to […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 22

Stay in your lane On Oct. 15 at 11:12 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report from a student who had woken up in considerable pain. The student said they had been riding their bike on Boston Avenue around 1 a.m. when the bike’s pedal became detached. While attempting to reattach the pedal […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 15

No love lost and found On Oct. 9 at 10:22 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a call on the Academic Quad. The reporting party told TUPD that an individual was inquiring about a student, in an attempt to locate the student. TUPD was able to locate the reported individual, who said they had […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 8

Lock it up On Oct. 1 at 8:18 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a call that a student’s wallet had been stolen from the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center. The student had placed their personal belongings in one of the cubbies near the workout equipment. They returned to find that their wallet was […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 1

Dazed and confused On Sept. 26 at 12:08 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a call that a person was stumbling around on Fairmont Street. TUPD was dispatched to the approximate location and found the individual sitting on the steps of 22 Fairmont St. The individual was unable to answer any basic questions; however, they received a phone […]


Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 24

Water under the ceiling On Sept. 18 at 11:03 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at McCollester House on 28 Capen Street, Medford. TUPD observed water seeping through the ceiling following heavy rain. The water came in contact with the smoke detector and set off the fire alarm. There was a small […]


Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 17

We didn’t start the fire On Sept. 11 at 12:44 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Hillsides Apartments. TUPD checked for the source of the fire alarm and entered a suite in which they detected a strong smoke odor. The windows were open and the suite had been evacuated […]


Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 10

Vandals On September 4 at 9:30 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report that a Facilities Services’ van had been broken into. Power tools worth an estimated $1,200 were taken from the van, which was parked behind Bray Lab, the window had been smashed on the driver’s side. The theft is still under […]


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