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Residents at Harvard-Owned Apartment Complex Resort to ‘Self-Policing’ Amid Increased Theft

Residents at Peabody Terrace — a Harvard-owned apartment complex — alleged Harvard University police have not done enough to address a pattern of property theft in the area, leading residents to find alternative solutions to secure their packages.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Families Over Harvard Medical School Morgue Theft

A Massachusetts Superior Court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit on Monday filed by families affected by the mishandling of human remains at Harvard Medical School.

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Cambridge Police Department Warns of Increased Housebreaks

The Cambridge Police Department warned of an “emerging pattern of housebreaks” and provided crime prevention and safety tips in a citywide alert sent on Friday.

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Cambridge Unarmed Emergency Response Team to Launch in March

The Cambridge Safety Department’s unarmed emergency response team will launch in March after months of training, the director of the department Liz M. Speakman said at a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening.

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‘I Just Want My Scooter Back’: Scooter Thefts Soar at Harvard

Electric scooter and bike thefts at Harvard have surged over the past two years.

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Hearings for Suspected Customers of Cambridge Brothel Will Be Public

Hearings on whether there is probable cause to criminally charge alleged customers of a high-end brothel — including professors and elected officials — must be held in public, the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County ruled Friday.

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Cambridge Police Officer Charged With Illegally Sharing Records, Storing Firearms

Lucas Harney, a Cambridge Police officer who has worked in the department for seven years, is facing charges of illegally distributing criminal record information and storing firearms improperly.

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Bomb Threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday Marks Seventh in 2 Months

The Harvard University Police Department and Cambridge Police responded to a bomb threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday night, amid numerous bomb threats reported to the department in the past two months.

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Man Arrested for Planting Fake Bomb at Harvard to Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

William A. Giordani, a New Hampshire man arrested for planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus, is scheduled to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a hearing Wednesday as part of a plea agreement, according to a Thursday legal filing.

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CPD Commissioner Says Department Priorities Have ‘Shifted’ Following Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine A. Elow said the January police killing of Sayed Faisal has “shifted” her priorities going forward in her first interview with the Crimson since Faisal’s death.

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Harvard Campus Crime Increased in 2022 Following 10-Year Low in 2021

Crime on Harvard’s campus climbed by 46 percent in 2022 from the 10-year low reported in 2021, according to a report released by the Harvard University Police Department Sunday.

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Buyer of Human Remains Stolen from Harvard Medical School Morgue Pleads Guilty

A Pennsylvania man who bought cadavers that were donated to Harvard Medical School pleaded guilty to conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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FBI Links Kentucky Man with ‘Approximately 40 Human Skulls’ to Harvard Medical School Morgue Theft

An FBI affidavit linked a Kentucky resident arrested July 11 on a firearms charge to an alleged conspiracy involving the theft and sale of human remains from a Harvard Medical School morgue.

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Black Individuals Made Up Half of Harvard Campus Police Arrests in 2022, According to New Data

Black individuals accounted for more than 50 percent of arrests made by the Harvard University Police Department in 2022, according to new data released last Thursday to its data dashboard.

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Ex-Harvard Medical School Morgue Manager Indicted, Accused of Stealing and Selling Human Remains

Federal prosecutors allege that Cedric Lodge, former manager of the morgue at the Anatomical Gift Program at Harvard Medical School, stole and sold human remains from the school for profit.

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