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Community Advisory - Burglaries in Yard Dorms - Update

March 3, 2022

This morning, at approximately 1:00 AM, an HUPD officer on a directed patrol in response to a series of recent burglaries in Harvard Yard, observed an unidentified male behaving in a suspicious manner around several undergraduate residences. The officer contacted the individual and conducted a field interview. During the interview, the officer determined that the individual was a suspect in the previous burglaries in Harvard Yard. Additionally, another unlawful entry was reported that had just occurred in Canaday Hall. The officer determined that the individual stopped was the...

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Community Advisory - Burglaries in Yard Dorms

February 25, 2022

Over the last week, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) responded to two (2) reports of unlawful entries occurring in Mower Hall and Wigglesworth Hall. In both instances, occupants reported that while they were sleeping, someone climbed through their first floor window and stole laptops, Air Pods, a backpack, and a wallet from their rooms.

It is unclear whether these incidents are connected. Both of these incidents are being actively investigated by HUPD detectives. If you have any information about these incidents, please call the Harvard...

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Community Advisory - Drink Spiking in the Cambridge and Boston Areas

February 17, 2022

The Harvard University Police Department has received information from the Boston and Cambridge Police Departments that they have seen an increase in reports of spiked beverages at bars in their cities.

Drink spiking is when an offender adds a scentless, colorless and tasteless drug in the drink of an unsuspecting victim. The effects of drink spiking vary. Symptoms could include loss of balance, visual impairment, confusion, or nausea. Drink spiking is a crime.

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Toys for Tots

December 7, 2021

The HUPD is excited to join the Marines and their long running program, Toys for Tots, this holiday season. If any community member would like to participate, please feel free to bring a new, unwrapped toy to our donation box located at the lobby of HUPD, 1033 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor. Thank you for your consideration and generosity with this great program.

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Safety and Self-Defense Classes

October 19, 2021

The HUPD is hosting two safety and self-defense courses on Sunday, November 14th and Saturday, November 20th. The classes will be held outdoors at the Sunken Gardens on Appian Way from 10AM to 12PM and free for all Harvard community members.

Child Safety Seat Event on 9/30/21

September 20, 2021
The HUPD urges parents and caregivers to ensure their child safety seats are properly installed. On Thursday, September 30, 2021, HUPD will have certified technicians available to provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice from 2PM until 6PM at 113 Western Ave, Allston, MA. For additional information or to register for the event, please email cpstech@hupd.harvard.edu.

Community Advisory - Assault and Batteries Harvard Square area, Cambridge

August 30, 2021

Beginning Tuesday evening (8/24/21), four assault and batteries were committed against male victims in the area of Harvard Square. Three of the victims were graduate students and the fourth victim was unaffiliated with the University. In each of the incidents the victims identified the offender as a white male, twenty to forty years of age, and riding on a bicycle. In three of the incidents, no words were exchanged prior to the offender punching the victims. These incidents occurred both during the day and in the early evening. None of the victims knew the offender nor required...

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