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The Mass Media

The Mass Media

9/1/2013 – 9/8/2013

Monday 9/2/2013

1:32 p.m.

Someone was arrested for driving on Bianculli Blvd without a license. 

4:04 p.m.

A staff member reported a chemical toxic smell in the Science Center. Facilities believed the issue was a light bulb that went out and notified an electrician.

Tuesday 9/3/2013

8:55 a.m.

Eight boxes of chairs, which were left over the weekend in the Upper Level of the Wheatley Garage, were stolen.

11:48 a.m.

The staff member from the Science Building stated that the chemical smell was still present in the room and facilitates were notified and contacted Environmental Health and Safety.

2:08 p.m.

A student’s bag was stolen from the bag drop at the Upper Level Campus Center. The student will try to resolve the issue directly with the bookstore, and if there are no results, a report will be created.

5:41 p.m.

Someone reported that a student had an allergic reaction in the third floor of the Campus Center. Although at the time Health Services was no longer open, the person who reported the incident offered to call Emergency Medical Services. The student declined and took Benadryl instead, stating that it would help. Shortly after, the student waited to be picked up.

Wednesday 9/4/2013

10:40 a.m.

The Department of Public Safety tested fire alarms throughout Wheatley Hall, McCormack Hall, and the Science Center.

5:08 p.m.

 A student posted a tweet threatening to kill everyone at the university and an investigation was executed. Authorities discovered that they had the wrong suspect, so they visited another possible suspect in Somerville.

6:23 p.m.

A party reported that a Crystal Transportation bus driver hit their vehicle on the side as they were attempting to leave the university on Bianculli Blvd. There were no reported injuries and no request for a tow truck. 

Thursday 9/5/2013

2:32 p.m.

A party called to notify that a vehicle had been damaged while it was in the Bayside Parking Lot.

3:55 p.m.

A professor called stating that the 100 hallway in McCormack Hall smelled like marijuana. The area was searched, but there was no one in the area and the units were cleared. 

Friday 9/6/2013

5:17 p.m.
A party with two outstanding warrants for arrest was confirmed to have been involved in stealing goods worth over $250. The arrest was made, and the accused was transported to the MBTA Transit Police for holding.