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The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 15 and Nov 2. 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 cases that are currently under investigation by the department, 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.

Oct. 15

8:27 a.m. Student reported that she left her room in Hegeman Hall E on Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. and locked her room door. When she returned to her room on Oct. 15 at 1:10 a.m., her door was unlocked and her roommates were asleep in their rooms. When she entered her room, she noticed that her laptop computer was missing from her desk. One of her roommates stated that when she returned to her room at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, the room door was locked, but that she left the room door open after that time and that she and another roommate went to bed at 10 p.m. They reported that they heard the room door open at 12:15 a.m. and thought it was their roommate coming in and went back to sleep.

Oct. 18 

1:42 a.m. Brown Police were dispatched to Wickenden Street in response to a loud party involving Brown students. Upon arriving, they met with Providence officers who had already dispersed the party. Two Brown students were issued citations by the Providence Police.

1:19 p.m. Complainant stated that between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., someone broke the passenger-side window on his rental car at Charlesfield and Brown streets and took his GPS  device from the dashboard.

2:55 p.m. Upon arrival at Goddard House, a Brown police officer was met by two student victims. One stated that she left her room at midnight and returned home at 2 a.m. and went to bed. Her door was left unlocked from midnight until the time a theft was discovered. Her roommate was not in the room during the night. She returned to her room in the morning. The items stolen were a laptop and a pocketbook containing a credit card, debit card and a key to the room. Facilities Management was notified and responded to change the locks.

9:05 p.m. Victim stated that she and her roommate were out of their Goddard room between 11 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2 a.m. Oct 18. The door was left unlocked during that time and while they slept during the night. When they heard that their friends downstairs had items stolen, they searched their room and noticed that their TV accessory that stores music and rents movies over the Internet was missing.

Oct. 23

10:27 a.m. Student stated that he last saw his bicycle locked to a pole at 86 Waterman St. on Oct. 22 at 11:30 p.m. On Oct. 23 at 10:27 a.m., he noticed his bicycle and lock missing. The pole that his bicycle was locked to was approximately five feet tall and is used as a tree support pole — so it was possible that someone picked up the bicycle and lock over the pole.

Oct. 26

11:56 p.m. Student stated his wallet was stolen from the game room in Morris Hall between 11:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. He stated that there were four unknown males in the room during that time and that they left the room before he noticed his wallet missing.

Oct. 27

5:32 p.m. A Brown employee reported that sometime between 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m., someone smashed the passenger-side front-door window on his vehicle at Prospect and Olive streets and took a GPS system that had been mounted on the front windshield.

Oct. 31

1:55 a.m. Student reported that, sometime between 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 1:50 a.m. on Oct. 31, an unknown person entered his Bronson House room and removed several valuable items. His room door was locked during this period of time, but the window was pushed open and the screen was cut. Items stolen included a flat-screen TV, a gaming console and game, a digital camera and a vacuum. There is a suspect at this time, and the case is under investigation.

2:51 a.m. Brown student stated that he and his roommate left their Grad Center C dorm room around 11:30 p.m. When they returned about 1:30 a.m they noticed that a TV, two laptops and an iPod were missing from the room. They stated that their dorm room door sometimes does not close on its own. There were no signs of forced entry.

10:20 a.m. Student stated that she left her Machado House dorm room at about 9:30 a.m. and said her roommate was sleeping and that she did not lock the room door. When her roommate woke up at about 11 a.m., she noticed the reporting party's laptop was gone. The roommate said while she was sleeping, she heard someone enter the room and heard some shuffling at a desk. She thought it was her roommate returning to get something. Inside the computer there were two $20 bills. Also missing was a black leather computer case. There is a suspect, and the case is under investigation.

11:25 a.m. Student stated that at around 8:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered his unsecured Sears House room while he was sleeping. He thought that the suspect made a mistake and entered the wrong room. He didn't think anything of it and went back to sleep. The student later discovered that he was missing $80 from his wallet, which was on the desk.

1:20 p.m. Student reported that sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 and midnight on Oct. 31, someone entered her Gregorian Quad A suite and took her laptop. She reported that it had been on the table in the lounge. The lounge area is just inside the main entry door, and she reported that the door to the suite had been left ajar during the evening.

5:05 p.m. Student victim stated that he left his Grad Center C suite at 12:30 a.m. He left his door propped open and went to a party. He returned to his suite at 2:20 a.m. and closed the door. In the morning, he noticed that his laptop was missing.

Nov. 1

2:46 a.m. Sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 1:15 a.m., an unknown person entered a student's unlocked Olney House dorm room and removed his laptop and speakers. The student was in the bathroom during this period of time.

9:43 a.m. Two students had their laptops stolen from their unattended Andrews Hall room, which was unlocked. 

6:17 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 70 Ship St. for a larceny from a motor vehicle. Reporting party stated she noticed a green pocketbook on the sidewalk with the contents spilled out. She determined that the owner was a grad student. The victim stated that she arrived at Ship Street around 5:30 p.m. and parked her vehicle. She hid her pocketbook under a vest and put her GPS in the center console. She left the GPS holder on the front windshield. The victim stated that $10 was missing from her pocketbook along with her new GPS. Providence Police took a report, and there are suspects at this time.

Nov. 2

5:13 p.m. Student stated that at 3 p.m., he was eating in the Sharpe Refectory and had his laptop on the seat next to him. He left at 3:30 p.m. and went home and an hour later he remembered that he left his laptop. He returned and spoke to several workers, but they could not find the laptop.


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