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Crime Log: Oct. 5 to Oct. 12

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor

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The NYU Department of Public Safety received 11 reports of larceny, one report of menacing, one report of attempted larceny, two reports of simple assault, one report of larceny/trespassing and one report of criminal mischief from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12.

Larceny

On Oct. 5 at 1:06 a.m., a member of Public Safety reported a bike theft at the 726 Broadway bike racks. The report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 5 at 3:20 p.m., an NYU staff member reported that her laptop and charger were missing from her desk at 1 Washington Square North. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 5 at 9:15 p.m., an NYU student reported that her laptop was missing from the fourth floor west wing of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation

On the night of Oct. 5, an NYU student reported that her laptop was missing from the seventh floor west wing of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 6 at 5:08 p.m., an NYU staff member reported that an unidentified man walked out of the Weinstein Hall food court without paying for a salad and drink. Police notification was declined, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 8 at 4 p.m., an NYU student reported that $20 were missing from his wallet at Greenwich Hall. Police notification was declined, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 9 at 6:10 p.m., an NYU student reported that her backpack and laptop were missing from the seventh floor east wing of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.

On Oct. 10 at 3 p.m., the backpack and laptop were found on the sixth floor of Bobst with $40 missing. The report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m., an NYU student reported that his bike was missing from the 404 Lafayette bike racks. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 11 at 8:25 p.m., an NYU student reported that his bike was missing from the corner of Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 11 at 9:57 p.m., a non-NYU affiliate reported that his phone was missing from a common lounge at Tisch Hall. Police notification was declined, and the report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 12 at 2:15 p.m., an NYU student reported that her laser pointer was missing from a room in the Meyer Complex. Police notification was declined, and the report is open and under investigation.

Menacing

On Oct. 5 at 3:35 p.m., an NYU staff member reported that she was the victim of menacing by an unidentified man at the Dental Center. A police report was filed, and the report is open and under investigation.

Attempted Larceny

On Oct. 7 at 4:58 p.m., a member of Public Safety reported an attempted bike theft at the 721 Broadway bike racks. The report is open and under investigation.

Simple Assault

On Oct. 8 at 10:19 p.m., an NYU student reported that he was a victim of simple assault at Palladium Hall. The report is open and under investigation.

On Oct. 8 at 10:28 p.m., two NYU students were involved in a physical altercation at Founders Hall. Police were notified, but both students declined to press charges. The report is open and under investigation.

Larceny/Trespassing

On Oct. 9 at 10:10 a.m., a member of Public Safety reported that an NYU student took a key from his desk without permission and used it to enter a locked room. No items were reported missing from the room. Police notification was declined, and the report was closed and referred to Student Affairs.

Criminal Mischief

On Oct. 11 at 3:35 p.m., an NYU staff member reported graffiti at Othmer Hall. The graffiti was not of a biased nature. Police notification was declined, and the report is open and under investigation.

A version of this article appeared in the Oct. 16 print edition. Email the News Team at [email protected] 

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About the Writer
Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy Managing Editor
Sakshi Venkatraman is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism and Politics. Although she hails most recently from Texas — a state that she is fond of only when she’s not there — she considers The Golden State her true home (NorCal > SoCal obviously). She has been doing journalism since her second year of high school...
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