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Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall

Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall
Rachel Buigas-Lopez

From Nov. 8 to 14, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, one report of Disorderly Conduct, one report of Drug Law Violation, four reports of Harassment, five reports of Larceny, one report of Larceny / Drug Law Violation and 15 reports of Liquor Law Violation.

 Criminal Mischief

On Nov. 14 at 1:50 a.m., a Public Safety officer reported witnessing graffiti in Bobst Library. The case is open and under investigation.

Disorderly Conduct

On Nov. 14 at 11:20 a.m., an RA reported disorderly conduct in the Kimmel Center for Student Life. The case is open and under investigation.

Drug Law Violation

On Nov. 13 at 9:30 p.m., Public Safety reported witnessing an illegal drug law violation at 1 Washington Square North. A small amount of marijuana was recovered and the case is open and under investigation.

Harassment

On Nov. 13 at 5:32 p.m., a student reported harassment outside of D’Agostino Hall at West Third Street and MacDougal Street. A police report was filed and the case is open and under investigation. 

On Nov. 9 at 5:50 p.m., several students report harassment outside of Goddard Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 11 at 11:50 a.m., a faculty member reported being harassed at 4 Washington Square Village. A police report was filed and the case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 14 at 7:24 p.m., a student reported being harassed in Bobst Library. The case is open and under investigation.

Larceny

On Nov. 9 at 8:01 p.m., a student reported a missing violin from Lafayette Street Residence Hall. A police report was filed and the case is open and under investigation. 

On Nov. 14 at 5:28 p.m., a student reported a missing rubber duck from Othmer Residence Hall. The case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 11 at 10:45 p.m., multiple students reported various personal items missing from a classroom at 721 Broadway. A police report was filed and the case is open and under investigation. 

On Nov. 12 at 3:43 p.m., a Public Safety officer reported an attempted larceny in Goddard Residence Hall. Property was recovered and returned to the owner. Police notification was declined and the case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m., a student reported a missing scarf from Alumni Residence Hall. A police report was filed and the case is open and under investigation.

Larceny / Drug Law Violation

On Nov. 13 at 2:15 a.m., Public Safety reported witnessing a larceny and drug law violation in Carlyle Court Residence Hall. The case is open and under investigation.

Liquor Law Violation

On Nov. 13 at 8:13 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession and a drug law violation in Lipton Residence Hall. Public Safety retrieved a small amount of marijuana and the case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 12 at 8:35 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession and a drug law violation in Lafayette Street Residence Hall. Public Safety reported to the scene and recovered a small amount of marijuana and the case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 8 at 11:08 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in University Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 8 at 11:39 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Lipton Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 9 at 1:27 a.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Lipton Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 9 at 8:27 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 9 at 8:46 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. The case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 9 at 10:08 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 9 at 11:38 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Seventh Street Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 9 at 12:40 a.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Weinstein Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 10 at 9 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 11 at 2:10 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Coral Towers Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Alumni Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

On Nov. 13 at 6:32 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Weinstein Residence Hall. The case is open and under investigation.

On Nov. 14 at 11:45 p.m., an RA reported underage alcohol possession in Othmer Residence Hall. The case is closed and referred to the Office of Community Standards.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, November 18, 2019 print edition. Email Crime Bot at [email protected].

About the Contributors
Crime Bot, Robot Reporter
Hi, I’m Crime Bot! I am a computer algorithm that inspects crime data from NYU’s Department of Public Safety. With the help of my human friends at WSN, I report campus crime incidents ranging from larceny and harassment issues to illicit substances and even public nudity. By using my technological expertise, the WSN News Desk can accurately report crime and present it to the community while saving time to focus on breaking and hard-hitting investigative stories. I was invented by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.
Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Director
Graphic design is her passion. Over the summer, she worked as an Art Design intern for The New York Times. Now, she's a junior studying Integrated Digital Media at Tandon. She was born in Florida and raised in Texas — which means she is still trying to figure out how many jackets she needs in the winter. Outside of newspaper, and sometimes at newspaper, she spends her time fawning over photos of greyhounds that are bigger than any apartment she will be able to rent in Manhattan.
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