Crime


Police Apprehend Suspected Armed Man in Harvard Square

Police took a suspected armed man in Harvard Square into custody Tuesday afternoon, approximately 30 minutes after Harvard affiliates received an alert that there was a “potentially armed” affiliates near JFK and Eliot Streets.


Police at Garage

Police arrested a suspected armed man in Harvard Square Tuesday afternoon after tackling him in the Garage — a building that houses several restaurants and stores.


Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.


Cambridge Police Investigate Shooting on Eliot and JFK Streets

City dispatchers received a call early Sunday morning reporting that shots had been fired in the area and a suspect was fleeing the scene. Responding CPD officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street, according to the alert.


Winthrop Tutors Sue Eliot Faculty Dean for Defamation

Winthrop House tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller filed a lawsuit against Eliot House Faculty Dean Gail A. O’Keefe in Massachusetts Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that O’Keefe made defamatory statements both about their “professional reputation” and their response to a confrontation between them and a College student on April 3.


Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.


Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.


Harvard Police Investigates AirPods Robbery in the Yard

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a male Harvard undergraduate’s allegation that he was robbed of his Apple AirPods in Harvard Yard on Sunday, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Monday.


Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Bomb Harvard, Shoot Attendees of 2017 Black Commencement

The man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony pleaded guilty to charges related to the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled a sentencing hearing for May 23, 2019.


Winthrop House Door

In light of Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.'s decision to join Harvey Weinstein's legal team, Winthrop House faced vandalism protesting his decision on Monday.


HUPD Investigating Winthrop House Graffiti Calling for Sullivan’s Removal

Harvard University police are investigating graffiti found Monday morning that called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., to step down from his position. A vandal used white spray paint to cover exterior doors and walls of each of the house’s three buildings with slogans reading “Down w Sullivan!,” “Your Silence is Violence,” “Whose Side Are You On?,” and “Our Rage is Self Defense.”


Sleeping in Smith Center Draws Harvard Police Interventions

While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.


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