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Second Round of Burglaries Reported in River Houses

Four incidents of burglaries were reported Feb. 29 in Quincy, Lowell, Adams, and Mather Houses, according to police logs released by the Harvard University Police Department.

Smith Center Homelessness
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HUPD Officer Involved In February Smith Center Arrest Criticized For Use of Force In Two Prior Incidents

Anthony T. Carvello, a Harvard University police officer who came under scrutiny last month for his use of force in an arrest at the Smith Campus Center, has also received criticism for his use of force in two other recent arrests of homeless black men at the Smith Center.

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Describing a Close, Longstanding Relationship, Harvard and Cambridge Police Explain Departmental Collaborations

Within Harvard’s gates, the University maintains its own police force with all the powers of a municipal department — but in many cases, when a call comes in about a crime on campus, officers from that department may not be the only responders.

Smith Campus Center
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Smith Campus Center

Police arrested a man in the Smith Campus Center by Bon Me shortly before noon on Thursday.

Smith Campus Center
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Harvard Police Arrest Man in Smith Campus Center After Physical Altercation, Drawing Criticism

Harvard police arrested a man for trespassing in the Smith Campus Center Thursday morning after a physical altercation, drawing criticism from some eyewitnesses.

Cambridge Crime
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Cambridge Crime

Overall crime rates in Cambridge have decreased, according to a press release from the city.

Cambridge Crime
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Cambridge Crime Numbers Reach Five-Decade Low

The Cambridge Police Department reported the lowest crime total in more than 50 years on Wednesday, with officers responding to 2,257 serious crimes in 2019, the lowest number since 1968 and a five percent decrease compared to 2018.

Chemistry Chairs
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Chemistry Chairs

Charles M. Lieber, left, Harvard's former Chemistry department chair, has been replaced by interim chairs Professor Dan Kahne and Professor Theodore A. Betley. Lieber has been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest for alleged failure to disclose funding from the Chinese government.

The Yard Awaits Spring Break
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Weekend Burglars Target Canada Goose Jackets, Apple Laptops, Gold Jewelry

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a series of thefts that occurred in River Houses and Yard dorms over the weekend, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced in an email to University affiliates Monday.

Security in the Yard
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Break-in Reported at Wigglesworth Hall

The Harvard University Police Department responded to several break-ins in Wigglesworth Hall on Saturday night, according to an email to students from Crimson Yard Resident Dean Dwight Fee.

Wasserstein Lobby
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Law School Students Criticize Wisconsin Prosecutor in Open Letter

Members of a Harvard Law School student group are calling on the Kenosha, WI, district attorney to drop all charges against 19-year-old Chrystul Kizer.

Dillion Field House iPad Theft
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Over $6,000 Worth of Electronics Stolen From Harvard Athletic Facility

Over $6,000 worth of electronics were stolen from the Dillon Fieldhouse in Allston, according to a report filed by the Harvard University Police Department Thursday.

Adams House
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Pair of Assaults Reported Near Adams and Malkin Athletic Center

Two incidents of assault and battery were reported on campus near the river houses on Saturday, according to the Harvard University Police Department log.

Smith Center Plaza
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Armed Individuals Sighted in Harvard Square Arraigned

A Cambridge District Court judge arraigned two individuals on Friday after Cambridge police officers responded to a report of an armed man in Harvard square and apprehended the pair in Central Square last week.

Gunshots in Harvard Square
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Police Apprehend Armed Man and Woman in Central Square

Cambridge and Harvard police officers apprehended an armed man and woman in Central Square Thursday afternoon in response to reports of an armed individual in Harvard Square.

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