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The Mass Media

The Mass Media

The Mass Media

4/7/2013 – 4/13/2013

4/7/2013 6:08 p.m.

A student who had been away for the weekend came back to her apartment in The Peninsula, but was unable to get in. Her roommates had the door bolted from the inside and were not answering her calls or texts messages. Campus Safety walked the student back to her apartment and her roommates let her in.

4/8/2013 10:10 a.m.

Someone got stuck in the middle elevator in the Science Building.

4/8/2013 4:02 p.m.

Facilities put out a small brush fire on Bianculli Boulevard with a bucket of water.

4/9/2013 10:16 a.m.

A 70-year-old woman fell down on the plaza near the Campus Center. The woman was conscious when she spoke to officers, but her lip was bleeding. She drove to the hospital.

4/9/2013 11:15 a.m.

Someone called in to complain about a strong smell of marijuana between the Science Building and the Campus Center, but nobody was in that area when officers arrived.

4/9/2013 12:37 p.m.

A man who had reported his wallet missing on April 8 returned to let officers know that his credit card company had called him. Someone was trying to charge items to his card.

4/9/2013 3:46 p.m.

A woman sprained her ankle on the plaza near the Campus Center and went to Boston Medical Center in an ambulance.

4/10/2013 12:17 p.m.

Someone accidentally set off a panic alarm in the Graduate Admissions Office reception area.

4/10/2013 3:30 p.m.

Someone reported a disturbance caused by a woman in Wheatley Hall who was kicking doors, yelling, swearing, and pacing back and forth. Officers found the woman and spoke to her. 

4/11/2013 2:27 p.m. 

A false fire alarm went off on the 5th floor of the Healey Library, and Boston firefighters were called to campus.

4/11/2013 2:05 p.m.

A student reported that people were smoking in the no-smoking areas outside of Wheatley Hall. Officers told the smokers to move.

4/11/2013 4:47 p.m.

Campus Center Customer Service got a call from a man claiming his life was in danger. When a Customer Service employee tried to transfer the call the the Department of Public Safety, he accidentally hung up on the caller. The employee, who had written down the caller’s number, then called the Department of Public Safety about the incident.

When a dispatcher at the Department of Public Safety called the number, a woman picked up claiming that she worked for a rehabilitation center, and that everything was fine. She told the dispatcher that the man who had called claiming his life was in danger did so daily.

4/12/2013 11:41 a.m.

A woman reported her android phone stolen.

4/12/2013 1:37 p.m.

A man in his twenties came Health Services because he thought he might lose consciousness. He revealed that he had mixed alcohol with over-the-counter medications earlier in the day. He was transported to Carney Hospital in an ambulance.

4/12/2013 2:53 p.m.

A group of three men, one of whom was a UMass Boston student, went soliciting door-to-door in the Science Building without permission from university officials. Officers stopped the men and informed them that permission is required to solicit on campus.

4/12/2013 7:35 p.m.

Multiple cars parked in the Clark Athletic Center rotary blocked a shuttle bus attempting to leave campus. Nobody claimed the cars, so a tow truck was called to take them away. When the tow truck arrived, the owners came out and moved their vehicles.