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Attempted Larceny at Bookstore Thwarted

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

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From Feb. 24 to March 4, the NYU Department of Public Safety received three reports of controlled substance violations, one report of dating violence, one report of disorderly conduct, one report of extortion, one report of fondling, six reports of larceny and one report of trespassing.

Controlled Substance Violation

On Feb. 24 at 11:35 p.m., Public Safety responded to a report of an alleged controlled substance violation at Lipton Residence Hall and recovered a small amount of marijuana from the residence. The case was closed and referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

On Feb. 25 at 8:10 p.m., Public Safety responded to a report of an alleged controlled substance violation at Greenwich Residence Hall and recovered a small amount of marijuana from the residence. The case was closed and referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

On Feb. 25 at 10:30 p.m., Public Safety responded to a report of an alleged controlled substance violation at Third Avenue North Residence Hall and recovered a small amount of marijuana from the residence. The case was closed and referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Dating Violence

On Feb. 24 at 12:43 a.m., an NYU student reported that she was a victim of dating violence in Alumni Residence Hall. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

Disorderly Conduct

On Feb. 26 at 12:45 p.m., an NYU staff member at the NYU College of Dental Center reported that a patient yelled and used obscene language during her appointment. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

Extortion

On Feb. 28 at 2:55 p.m., an NYU staff member at the Education Building reported that an unidentified person called her, attempting to extort money from her under false pretenses. A police report was not taken, and the case is open and under investigation.

Fondling

On Feb. 27 at 12:55 p.m., an NYU student reported that she was fondled by the same person on two separate occasions at University Residence Hall and Third Avenue North Residence. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

Larceny

On Feb. 25 at 11:25 p.m., an NYU student reported that his bike’s padlocks and back water fender were missing at the intersection of Washington Square East and East Fourth Street. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

On Feb. 26 at 1:37 p.m., an NYU student reported that her phone and battery were missing from the second floor bathroom of the Basic Science building. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

On Feb. 26 at 1:37 p.m., an NYU staff member at the NYU Bookstore reported an attempt to remove items from the store without paying for them. The items were recovered, and the person was escorted out of the building. Police notification was declined, and the case was closed.

On Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., an NYU student reported that his bike was missing from the Tisch Hall bike racks. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

On Feb. 27 at 7:25 p.m., an NYU staff member at the Puck Building reported that a coat was missing from the coat check. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

On Feb. 28 at 9:30 p.m., an NYU student reported that his bike was missing from the construction railing outside of 404 Lafayette St. A police report was filed, and the case is open and under investigation.

Trespassing

On Feb. 28 at 4:53 a.m., an NYU Public Safety officer reported that two unidentified men unlawfully entered the bike rack enclosure outside of the Tisch building. The men left without further incident. Police notification was declined, and the case is open and under investigation.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, March 5 print edition. 

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About the Writer
Sarah Jackson, News Editor
Sarah is a junior in CAS who has changed her majors more times than she’d like to admit. In her free time, she can be seen avoiding coffee, trying (but usually failing) to contain her excitement when she sees a corgi on the street and wishing she could afford to go to the opera more...
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One Response to “Attempted Larceny at Bookstore Thwarted”

  1. Frank on March 6th, 2018 2:14 am

    Why is “police notification… declined” in most of these crimes? Is NYU trying to make the school and the neighborhoods “seem” safer than they really are?

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