Crime Log: January term


Christine Park, Deputy News Editor

The NYU Department of Public Safety has received reports of nine incidents of larceny, two incidents of illegal substance possession, one incident of a graffiti and one incident of trespass during NYU’s January term.

Illegal Substance

On two separate occasions at University Residence Hall, on Jan. 8, at 11:52 a.m. and Jan. 15, at 11:52 a.m., Public Safety confiscated a small amount of marijuana from two residence hall rooms. The investigations have been closed.


On Jan. 6 at 9 a.m., an administrator reported a former NYU Medical Center employee regarding a fabricated check, which was used to withdraw money. The New York Police Department filed a report.

On Jan. 9 at 3:05 p.m., a staff member reported her sunglasses missing as she returned in the morning on Jan. 8, at 8:30 a.m. after having left the item in her locked office on Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m.

On Jan. 13 at 5:25 p.m., a student was apprehended for attempting to steal books at the NYU Bookstore.

On Jan. 14, at 4:55 p.m., a staff member reported that his pants, change and papers were missing from his locker at 7 Washington Place on Dec. 31.

On Jan. 14 at 11:03 p.m., a student reported his bicycle missing when he returned on Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. after having secured it to the scaffolding near the entrance of Othmer Residence Hall on Dec. 17 at noon.

Public safety received four reports of electronic theft between Jan. 1 and Jan. 14. Thefts were reported at 4 Washington Square Village, Rogers Hall, Palladium Residence Hall and Bobst Library. The incidences include cellphone and laptop theft.

All incidents except for the one at the bookstore are still under investigation.

Criminal Mischief

On Jan. 4 at 5:24 a.m., a residence assistant reported that an unidentified person wrote graffiti on  the front door of a dormitory room. This incident is still under investigation.


On Jan. 1 at 5:19 a.m., New York Police Department arrested an individual unaffiliated with NYU for trespass in the courtyard of Founders Residence Hall. This incident has been closed.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Jan. 26 print edition. Email Christine Park at [email protected].