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Police Blotter 9/1/2016-9/10/2016

UMass Police Blotter


1:06 p.m. – DPS officers assisted the Boston Fire Dept. after the Boston Fire Dept. was called when a fire alarm went off in the Healey Library. All floors were searched. Firefighters found that the alarm had been accidentally set off when work was being done in the Upper Level storage room.


4:58 p.m. – DPS was called to the Beacon Parking Lot after a Parking and Transportation toll attendant complainted that a driver was giving the attendant a hard time. The driver stated to officers that he did not have any money to pay the toll. Parking and Transportation took down the driver’s license plate number and DPS requested the gate be lifted so the driver could leave.


7:24 p.m. – Bank of America security called DPS to report that the alarm on one of the bank’s ATMs in the Quinn Administration Building was going off. DPS checked the ATM and reported that everything seemed in order.

10:16 p.m. – The Massachusetts State Police requested DPS at Carson Beach for a Spanish speaking officer to help translate for them.

6:59 p.m. – DPS officers arrested Larry Ball of Mattapan after conducting a well being check. Officers thought Ball might be drunk. After looking Ball up in the system, officers discovered that Ball had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court after being released on personal recognisance. Ball was transported to MBTA Transit Police headquarters near Andrew Square for lockup. 


12:54 a.m. – Harbor Point on the Bay Security called DPS to request assistance at the St. Christopher’s Church Lot on Mt Vernon St for five individuals drinking inside a car and being disorderly. DPS arrived on scene and requested Boston Police Dept. assistance. Upon arrival of Boston Police Dept. officers, UMass Boston DPS left the scene to Boston Police Dept.

1:43 a.m. – DPS conducted a well being check after officers came across a male party in his vehicle at the Corcoran Jennison parking lot at 150 Mt Vernon St. DPS officers left the scene after the male told them he’d be on his way.

11:13 a.m. – DPS officers and security guards went to the Integrated Science Center after a party came to the DPS office reporting that a cleaner was stuck in the elevator. It was discovered that it was a card access issue and the cleaner had been able to get out. The Facilities Department was notified of the problem.


2:34 a.m. – DPS was called to Harbor Point after the Harbor Point security had pulled over a driver during a motor vehicle stop. Harbor Point requested DPS due to a language barrier with the driver.


10:15 a.m. – DPS was called to the North Lot after a toll attendant complained that two vehicles were parked in the loading dock area. Drivers were told to move the vehicles.

11:29 a.m. – DPS Chief Baynard received a letter notifying him that a professor was going on administrative leave. Chief Baynard told DPS dispatch to create a temporary trespass on the professor until further notice.

2:00 p.m. – A female party in the Campus Center garage called DPS to report that her vehicle was hit in the garage somewhere between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The female called back two days later to report that her vehicle had been struck on September 5 and the involved party had contacted her.

4:12 p.m. – Officers took a report after a female had come to the DPS office to report that her vehicle had been hit at 10:30 a.m. in the Bayside Parking Lot. Officers contacted the involved party and gave the female their phone number. Officers took a report.

8:36 p.m. – A female party called DPS to report that she found her office door had been opened and there was a piece of tape that was in the way of closing it. Officers found that this was the case in all the doors in the whole block and took a report.


3:55 a.m. – Officers drove a party to D Lot after the party requested a safety escort.

10:05 a.m. – The Campus Center bookstore called to report that there were two females at the bookstore who were attempting to use a gift card that wasn’t theirs. One of the females was described as being a white female wearing a teal tanktop, blue jeans, and had a tattoo on her right shoulder. The second female was described as being Hispanic with a black shirt and sweatpants with a white stripe running down the side. Both females were gone on arrival of DPS officers and a “be on the lookout for” notice was put out over the radio.

3:35 p.m. – DPS put a be on the lookout notice for a possible weapon over the radio after a party came to report that they had seen a party that was described as a 5’10” black male with a slim build and having a straggly goatee. The male was described as wearing a black Boston Bruins hat, rolled up jeans, and a black T-shirt with grey writing that read “Alcohol-U-Back”. The male was located on the plaza and taken into custody.


9:23 a.m. – DPS arrested two juveniles in the Bayside Parking Lot who stole someone’s wallet and cellphone in Harbor Point. The two juveniles were transported to Harbor Point and handed over to Harbor Point security.

10:07 a.m. – A female student came to the DPS office to report that someone had stolen her cellphone from the Quinn Cafe. The female reported that she had paid and left and then realized she did not have her phone. She returned to the cafe to get it back and the phone was already gone. The female called DPS at 10:47 a.m. to report that she had found her phone.

1:02 p.m. – A party came to the DPS office to report that they had lost their wallet at the Braintree MBTA stop and had found a fraudulent charge had been made at UMass for $3 worth of food at 8:46 a.m.

7:15 p.m. – A female party came to the DPS office to file a report after her laptop was damaged when she had gone to the UMass bookstore on Sept. 7 around 2 p.m. The female had given her bag that had the laptop inside and returned to find it broken. The female told DPS that she had spoken to the bookstore supervisor who had advised her to fill out a police report.

10:36 p.m. – Boston EMS called DPS to inquire about a male student who they were told was possibly suicidal. Boston EMS told DPS that they had received a 911 call from the student’s friend who told them that the male student had made suicidal comments. The friend told Boston EMS that the male was a UMass Boston student and Boston EMS was requesting a possible address for the student. DPS officers gave Boston EMS the information.


12:39 a.m. – DPS found a vehicle unoccupied on University Drive East. DPS officers ran the license plate and found the owner nearby taking pictures. The driver was advised not to park in the road.

2:04 a.m. – DPS received a call from a female party who wished that DPS conduct a well being check on her boyfriend. The female reported that her boyfriend had gone to spend time with his friends and was supposed be home soon. The female party reported that it was later then when the boyfriend said he’d be home. DPS told the female that they had had no incidents involving the boyfriend and that they had called Harbor Point Security and Longwood Security protecting Peninsula Apartments. Neither had any incidents with the boyfriend.