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NYU crime log

By Christine Park, Staff Writer

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A variety of on-campus crimes were reported to Public Safety during the past week, with incidents ranging from harassment to confiscation of controlled substance.

Larceny

Fifteen incidents of larceny have been reported to Public Safety between Sept. 22 and 26. Thefts have been reported at the Silver Center, Alumni residence hall, NYU College of Dentistry, King Juan Carlos Center, Rogers Hall, the NYU Bookstore, Schwartz Plaza, the Education Building, Coles Sports Center and various other outdoor locations.

The crimes included five electronic thefts, one backpack theft, one purse theft and six bicycle thefts on different occasions. Two students were also apprehended for shoplifting at the NYU Bookstore.

The backpack and purse thefts on Sept. 25 both took place on the seventh floor of the Dental Center. The first theft occurred after the student left her locker at 1:30 p.m., with the second victim leaving her locker in the following 20 minutes.

All but the two incidents of shoplifting are still being investigated.

Harassment

At 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 25, an incident was reported to Public Safety regarding a faculty member at the King Juan Carlos Center, who said she received harassing phone calls at work from an acquaintance. The incident is still under investigation. 

Controlled Substance

At 9:10 a.m. on Sept. 23, Public Safety was called to assist the Student Life staff in the confiscation of a minimal amount of marijuana from Alumni residence hall.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 29 print edition. Email Christine Park at [email protected]

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