Crime Log: Sept. 12 to 19

Christine Park, Staff Writer

A variety of on-campus crimes were reported to Public Safety during the past week, with incidents ranging from larceny to criminal mischief and sexual offense. There were a total of 17 reported crimes.

Sexual Offense

At 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 19, a student reported that an unidentified male sexually assaulted her at the MetroTech Center in an elevator on her way up to the eighth floor. She said he touched her buttocks and kissed her twice on the cheek. The man escaped after the incident, and the situation is still under investigation.

Criminal Mischief

At 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, Public Safety noted that the glass panels of the Pless Hall Building had been graffitied by unidentified person(s). The New York Police Department was notified and a police report was filed. The investigation is ongoing. 

Public Lewdness

At 8:50 p.m. on Sept. 13, a student reported an unidentified male sitting next to her in Bobst Library touching himself in a sexual manner. Police were not notified, and the incident is still under investigation.


A cafeteria employee at Vanderbilt Hall said an NYU contractor has repeatedly called her during the span of one week, starting on Sept. 3. The police were not notified and the incident is still under investigation.

At 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 14, a student reported that an unidentified male was harassing her with unwelcome phone calls and text messages. She said she had asked him to stop calling her, but the harassment persisted from  Sept. 11 until the time of the incident report. A police report was filed and the incident is being investigated.


There were 10 incidents of larceny reported since our last crime wrap up. All but two of the incidents remain under investigation.

The NYU Department of Public Safety maintains public records of crime that takes place on university property, which can be found on the department’s website

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 22 print edition. Email Christine Park at [email protected].