View Larger MapThe following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8 It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on open cases that are currently under investigation by the department, the PPD or the Office of Student Life. DPS maintains a daily log of all shift activity and general service calls which can be viewed during business hours at its headquarters, located at 75 Charlesfield St.
Thursday, Oct. 2:
Brown student stated that she parked and locked her bike to the bike rack outside Barbour Hall with a combination chain lock. She stated that she saw the bike at approximately 10:23 p.m. on Oct. 1 secured to the bike rack. At approximately 8 a.m. on Oct. 2 she went to get her bike and it was gone from the rack. The bike was not registered with the Crime Prevention. There are no suspects at this time.
Friday, Oct. 3:
1:08 a.m. A Brown University police officer was dispatched at the request of the Providence Police to 379 Benefit St. for a very loud and out of control party. Providence Police shut down the off-campus party and cited two of the tenants, one Brown student and one RISD student. The matter has been turned over to Student Life.
1:30 a.m. A Brown student stated that at approximately 1:25 a.m. she had left her room in Sears House and walked across the hall to the bathroom. She stated that she was away from the room for less than a minute. When she returned to her room her laptop was no longer there.
2:54 a.m. Officers were dispatched for a report of people on the roof of Wilson Hall. Upon arrival they met with a custodian who stated he heard banging on the roof and immediately called police. Officers went upstairs and observed the hatch door leading to the roof open and subsequently found five people standing on the roof. They were advised to come down. They were identified as four Brown students and one non-Brown student. They stated that they were studying earlier in the evening and then decided to go up on the roof because they were bored. They were informed that the matter would be turned over to Student Life.
8:54 a.m. A Brown student, while riding a bike, went through a stop sign at the corner of Brook and George Streets and was struck by a vehicle. The student was transported to the hospital by Providence Rescue. The Providence Police cited the student for the accident.
Saturday, Oct. 4
12:51 a.m. Two students reported their laptops were stolen from their room in Champlin Hall. Both students left the room at 11 p.m. on Oct. 3 and found the laptops missing when they returned at 12:45 a.m. on Oct. 4. The door was left unlocked.
2:04 a.m. A Brown University police officer was dispatched to the area of 267 Thayer Street for the report of a student arrested by the Providence Police. Upon arrival, the Providence Police stated that the student kicked out a window of a vehicle and fell to the ground. Four male occupants sitting in the vehicle exited the vehicle and approached the student who was still lying on the ground. The student pulled out a knife and cut one of the subjects on the arm.
The student was transported to Providence Central Station and booked. He was charged with malicious damage and assault with a dangerous weapon.
2:17 a.m. An officer was dispatched for a Brown student that had just been assaulted on Benevolent Street. Upon arrival the officer met with the student that advised the officer that he was walking on Benevolent Street while talking on his cell phone when suddenly two males struck him closed fist on the back of his left ear. The student then fell to the ground. The males then proceeded to punch and kick him. At that time while at his post, a Sterling Security employee witnessed the assault and ran over to the victim. This caused the two males to flee in a vehicle.
The student declined to file a report with the Providence Police and was transported to the hospital.
Sunday, Oct. 5:
1:40 a.m. The manager of Josiah's advised DPS that he had just returned from chasing two suspects who he observed drink two Vitamin waters and one of them stuffed three Hostess cupcakes into his pockets. The manager said he had never seen the two suspects before and the total of goods taken was approximately twelve dollars.
10:36 p.m. A Brown student reported that while riding his bicycle on Benefit Street, a four foot long fluorescent light bulb was thrown at him from a vehicle with three male occupants. He stated that the light bulb struck the rear wheel of his bicycle. The student was not injured.
Monday, Oct. 6:
6:55 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Sharpe Refectory to speak with an employee of Dining Services. He stated he left work on Friday Oct. 3 about 3:30 p.m. and returned on Oct. 6 at 6:55 a.m. to find that someone had broken into his locker. Culinary art knives, three cheese cutters and a leather jacket had been taken.
10:26 a.m. Officers responded to the area of the Sciences Library for a report that a vehicle had hit the railings on the steps of the library and then took off. The railings and cement were damaged. When the operator found that they couldn't get back on the street because of parked cars, the operator drove through the mulch area, back to the main walkway and then exited out onto Thayer Street. Providence Police responded and the operator was located.
Tuesday, Oct. 7:
8:56 p.m. A student stated that she was walking on Thayer Street near the Sciences Library when a black SUV slowed down as it passed her. Someone yelled to her from the vehicle and she was disturbed by the incident. She said she has seen this vehicle in the area before and witnessed the vehicle slow down and watch as females are walking, which "creeped her out." The case is under investigation.
Wednesday, Oct. 8:
12:43 p.m. Officers were dispatched to meet with a custodian regarding vandalism to several bathrooms in the Keeney Quadrangle. Someone had spray painted graffiti in several places and it was also noticed that someone had silk screened an image with black paint on some mirrors and various walls.
10:10 p.m. An officer was dispatched and met with a student who told him that around 12 p.m., he was lightly hit by a car while riding his skateboard. He stated that he was traveling through Soldiers Arch and that he slowed down before entering the crosswalk and assumed that the vehicle approaching the crosswalk saw him. The vehicle continued into the crosswalk without stopping and only stopped after running over his skateboard. The student stated that he ended up in front of the vehicle with his hands on the hood. He then asked the male driver to back up so he could get his skateboard out from under his car, which he did. He then stated that the driver scolded him for running into the crosswalk and drove off. Providence Police took a report.