Police Log: Dorm Theft & Air Freshener Woes

by | Jan 24, 2018

By Bethany Hashaway

Tuesday, Jan. 9

9:11 a.m. – A student from New England Tech College told police he noticed some items missing from his dorm when he returned Jan. 7 from the December break. The items included a Samsung 22-inch computer monitor, two Sony speakers, and a power strip and table lamp. He also told police he had a new roommate and the roommate didn’t see any of the items when he moved in. Campus security was able to track which keys were used to unlock the student’s room and found that his former roommate’s key was used to open the dorm door several times on Dec. 14 and 15. They also reviewed video footage from the elevator and it showed the former roommate and three other males enter the elevator carrying a large blue sack. The video footage was turned over to police.

Thursday, Jan. 11

6:30 p.m. – A resident from Marlborough Street reported to police that she been leaving an air freshener in her apartment hallway due to a moldy smell but her nextdoor neighbor keeps removing the air freshener. She told police that her neighbor wrote her a note and wanted to talk to her about the air freshener. Before the neighbors even got a chance to talk they got into a verbal argument over the note about the air freshener being in the hall.

9:11 p.m. – A resident from Burn’s Way told police about some suspicious phone calls she’d received. She said she had gotten a phone call at around 10:46 a.m. on Wednesday, then today at 10:30 a.m. she got another call from the same number. This time the caller, who had a Southern accent, left a voicemail. He claimed that he was with FedEx and they were trying to deliver a package. He told her that the package could not be left because the door was locked and he needed to leave the package inside the home. The resident checked with her family and no member of her family was expecting anything.

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