Community Advisory

Community Advisory - Burglaries -Yard Dorms and River Houses

February 3, 2020

Over last weekend, 2/1/20 and 2/2/20, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) responded to six (6) reports of thefts occurring in River Houses and Yard dorms.  In three (3) of the incidents, doors were either left unsecured or a key was left in the door.  In two (2) of the incidents, property was stolen during a party.  In three (3) of the incidents a suspect(s) entered rooms that were occupied.  In the thefts occurring in occupied rooms, the residents did not observe or have any contact with...

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Community Advisory - Harvard Square Armed Suspect Search

August 6, 2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019, at approximately 10:55 PM, the Harvard University Police Department received information from both the Cambridge Police Department and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) that the Philadelphia Police Department issued a warrant for a murder suspect, Sohan Panjrolia, a 2013 graduate of the Harvard University Extension School, and after an initial investigation, was believed to be in Harvard Square.  Per the Philadelphia Police Department, the suspect was believed to be armed....

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Community Advisory - Indecent Assault and Battery

December 11, 2018

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at approximately 5:00 AM a female undergraduate student reported to the Harvard University Police Department that she was indecently assaulted while on Plympton Street near Quincy House at approximately 12:45 AM.  The victim reported that she was approached by two males who called out to her.  One of the males grabbed her, threw her against a wall and then began kissing her and fondled her chest.  The victim immediately began screaming and fled the area.  The victim was...

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Community Advisory - Burglaries - Harvard Yard

September 6, 2018

 

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at approximately 8:15 AM several Holworthy Hall residents reported to the Harvard University Police Department that while they were sleeping someone climbed through their first floor common room window and stole laptops, wallets and an iPad from their common area and an adjacent common area in another room.
 
In a previous incident last Tuesday, August 28th, a Mower Hall resident reported, that while they were sleeping someone lifted their screen window, reached in and stole a laptop from a desk close...
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Community Advisory - Harvard Yard Unarmed Robbery

March 6, 2018

 

On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:59 PM a female alumni reported to the Harvard University Police Department that she was robbed in Harvard Yard near Sever Hall as she walking on the path to exit onto Quincy Street. The victim stated an unknown male approached her from behind and grabbed her purse, causing her to fall to the ground. The offender fled the Yard. Officers searched the area but not locate the offender.
 
The victim was unable to provide a detailed description.
 
The HUPD is actively...
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Community Advisory - Putnam Avenue Armed Robbery

December 11, 2017

 

December 11, 2017 11:39 AM - UPDATE
 
From the Cambridge Police Department:
Arrest Made in Armed Robbery
A 16-year-old male from Cambridge has been arrested in connection with Wednesday morning’s armed robbery that occurred in the area of Flagg Street and Banks Street. He will face an armed robbery charge as well as charges associated with three outstanding warrants. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
 
Date: 12/09/2017
Time: 00:26 UTC...
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Community Advisory - Putnam Avenue Assault and Battery

November 15, 2017

 

November 15, 2017 7:35 PM
The following alert was just released by the Cambridge Police Department.
 
Cambridge PD CITYWIDE Alert
Cambridge Police Investigating Assault & Battery in Area of Putnam Avenue and Green Street
The Cambridge Police Department is asking residents to be aware of their surroundings after a female reported she was assaulted by an unknown suspect on Tuesday evening at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the area of Putnam Avenue and Green Street.
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Community Advisory - Goldenson Building Bomb Threat

November 8, 2017

 

November 08, 2017 11:36 AM - CLOSEOUT
The Goldenson building has been cleared for reentry. BPD and HUPD units have cleared the scene.
 
November 08, 2017 10:33 AM - Update #1
At this time the only building impacted on the Longwood campus is Goldenson (220 Longwood.) No other buildings have been evacuated.
 
November 08, 2017 10:09 AM -
HUPD and BPD are on scene of an unconfirmed bomb threat report in the Goldenson Building. The building has been evacuated...
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Community Advisory - Charles River Assault and Battery

October 4, 2017

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at approximately 11:50 PM a female undergraduate student reported to the Harvard University Police Department that she was assaulted while running along the Charles River near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Western Avenue. The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind by an unidentified male. The victim immediately began to struggle with the male and discharged pepper spray in an attempt to thwart her attacker. The victim was able to break away from the offender and fled the area and ran to the safety of one of the River Houses. The...

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Community Advisory - Yard and Radcliffe Houses Burglaries

September 27, 2017
 
Over last weekend, 9/23/17 and 9/24/17, the Harvard University Police Department responded to three (3) reports of thefts occurring in two different Yard dorms and an upperclass house at the Radcliffe Quad. In the two Yard thefts the offender(s) opened or pushed in screen windows on first floor rooms and removed laptops from desks situated right next to the windows. In the Quad house theft offender(s) made entry into a suite which was occupied at the time and entered two unoccupied rooms and stole two laptops and a wallet. The residents did not observe or have any...
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Community Advisory - Bomb Threats Received by University Officials

September 20, 2017
Harvard University Police Department has received reports of multiple bomb threats emailed to various University officials on campus. Harvard is one of many local colleges and universities that have received similar threats this afternoon. re is NO credible threat to the University at this time. No buildings are being evacuated. University staff should be vigilant and report any suspicious behavior that they may observe.
 
Disseminated 9/20/17 at 3:30 PM

Community Advisory - Harvard Suare Assault and Batteries

September 6, 2017

 

September 06, 2017 9:49 AM - UPDATE
The suspect in Saturday night aggravated assaults in Harvard Square has been arrested.
 
Cambridge PD CITYWIDE Alert
Update: Arrest Made in Connection with Harvard Square Assaults
The suspect wanted in connection with the two assaults in Harvard Square on Saturday, September 2 has been positively identified as Davongie Stone, 20, 2E Brookline Street in Boston. Stone was arrested in Boston today by the Boston Police Department. He will be charged in...
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Community Advisory - Jefferson Lab Bomb Threat

January 30, 2017

 

January 30, 2017 4:13 PM - final message
Harvard Alert- The area behind Jefferson Lab has been searched and deemed safe for entry. All police units are clearing the area.
 
January 30, 2017 3:45 PM - update #1
Harvard Alert- Jefferson Lab is located at 17 Oxford St. The lot is behind the building near the Littaeur Center.
 
January 30, 2017 3:37 PM
Harvard Alert- HUPD/CPD responding to an unconfirmed bomb threat report in the lot behind Jefferson Lab....
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Community Advisory - Central Square Bank Robbery

January 5, 2017

 

January 05, 2017 4:06 PM - Closeout
According to the Cambridge Police Department the fugitive was just captured in Somerville.
 
January 05, 2017 1:21 PM -
The following alert was just disseminated by the Cambridge Police Department.
 
Bank Robbery in Central Square and Possible Suspect
The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force, along with the Cambridge Police Department, responded to an attempted bank robbery at Bank of America, 772 Massachusetts Avenue in...
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Community Advisory - Boston University Public Safety Emergency

November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 9:40 AM - FINAL UPDATE

Harvard Alert- BPD reporting the emergency at BU was a hoax. There is no continuing public safety threat.


November 18, 2016, at 9:35 AM - Update #1

Harvard Alert - Harvard community members should avoid the BU area. Storrow Drive has been closed. Expect travel delays in the area.


November 18, 2016, at 9:25 AM -

Harvard Alert- BPD reporting a heavy police presence at a BU build on Comm Ave. in response to an emergency. Unaware of any impact or connection to Harvard.

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