Crime Log

by Ross Cristantiello / Beacon Staff • October 20, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10

At 1:31 a.m., the Emerson College Police Department (CQ) and the Boston Fire Department(CQ) responded to a fire alarm in the Walker Building. There was no fire as the alert was a malfunction. At 5:11 a.m., the same alarm malfunctioned again. The responding alarm company investigated the reason for the malfunctions and reset the fire alarm system.

A student reported the theft of personal belongings after leaving them unattended in the Iwasaki Library in the Walker Building(CQ).


Tuesday, Oct. 11

An unknown person punched and broke the glass at the front entrance of the Ansin Building. This incident was captured on video surveillance, but responding ECPD officers were unable to find the suspect. ECPD is working to identify the individual.


Wednesday, Oct. 12

BFD and ECPD investigated a fire alarm in the Walker Building that did not reveal the cause. There was no fire to report.

ECPD and BFD investigated a fire alarm inside the Little Building. Thick black smoke was found on the fifth floor. An investigation determined that an air conditioning and heat air intake unit caused the smoke. BFD found no signs of fire and Facilities Management (CQ) was able to shut down the air intake and repair the defective unit.

ECPD responded to a report of two people dressed as clowns outside the Colonial Building, one possibly carrying a knife, scaring passersby. Officers removed them from campus. ECPD will be seeking criminal charges for the individuals for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.


Thursday, Oct. 13

ECPD and Facilities Management responded to the Paramount center residence hall for several students trapped inside an elevator. Upon arrival, Facilities was able to free the five students who were trapped. None of the students were injured in the incident and the elevator was inspected.


Friday, Oct. 14

ECPD separated two people involved in a physical altercation on Boston Common.


Saturday, Oct. 15

ECPD and Facilities Management responded to the Boylston Place Walker entrance for students trapped in an elevator on the first floor. This was caused by an overloaded elevator filled with 21 people. The elevator was opened, and no one was injured.