Police Briefs — Week of Dec. 3

Jumbos On Nov. 26 at 6:25 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Tousey House, located at 14 Edison Avenue. The alarm went off due to a graduate student using a microwave that was said to be broken. Medford Fire Department ventilated the area and reset the fire panel. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) and Facilities Services were notified about the […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 26

Stair down On Nov. 17 at 12:02 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an on-campus call at Bush Hall, where a student had fallen down the stairs and struck their head. The student was found to be drinking, evaluated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services and then transported to the hospital for further care. No smoke without […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 12

Time of kneed On Nov. 6 at 3:41 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a minor medical injury at the Mayer Campus Center. A student slipped and fell down the stairs, causing their knee to dislocate. The student said they had recurring issues with their knee and was transported to the hospital for […]


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 […]


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