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On April 18, 2019, the MIT Police were notified of two burglaries at an MIT residential hall located at 70 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA.
Incident #1 Reporting party stated that sometime between Thursday, April 11, 2019 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019, someone entered their dormitory room and removed two laptop computers and $200 cash. The door was unlocked during the time period when the theft appears to have occurred.
Incident #2 Reporting party stated that on Saturday, April 13, 2019 between the hours of 10 p.m. and midnight, they awoke to find an unknown person in their dormitory room. When the suspect realized the room was occupied, they quickly exited the room. The room was unlocked at the time of this incident.
It should be noted that both of the rooms involved in this timely warning are located on an upper floor and next to each other.
A work area on the 2nd floor of building 31, located at 70 Rear Vassar Street, Cambridge was burglarized sometime between 6 p.m. on March 22, 2019 and 10 a.m. on March 24, 2019. Someone entered the area and removed two pairs of Bose headphones. The area is card access only during non-business hours.
On March, 19, 2019 at 4:25 p.m., the MIT Police responded to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, located at 119 Bay State Road on a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party stated that he encountered an unknown individual in the basement of the fraternity house and that the individual did not belong in the building. When confronted, the suspect fled the area and the reporting party followed the suspect to the first floor where he fled the building through the front door.
On February, 22, 2019 at 11:55 p.m., the MIT Police responded to the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity located at 351 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge on a report of a burglary at that location. The reporting party advised Officers that he observed an individual standing on the first floor ledge of the building reaching in through an open window. When confronted by the reporting party, the suspect stated that he was attempting to retrieve his bag from that room. The suspect then fled on foot on Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Central Square.
On February, 8, 2019 at 7:26 p.m., the MIT Police responded to Fenway House, located at 34 the Fenway, Boston, on a report of a burglary at that location. Arriving Officers observed the front door had been forced open. An interior search of the house was conducted and one suspect was located and taken into custody. The suspect informed Officers' that he had broken into the house with a second suspect and did not know if the second suspect was still somewhere inside the house. A secondary search of every room was conducted and the second suspect was unable to be located.
On January 22, 2019, it was reported to the MIT Police that lab spaces on an upper floor of building E14, located at 75 Amherst Street in Cambridge, were burglarized sometime between 10 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The reporting party stated that someone entered the lab spaces on the third floor and removed valuable electronic equipment. The reporting party stated that an unknown individual was seen wandering around in two different areas after being told to leave the building. There were no signs of forced entry to any of the areas involved. The individual that was seen wandering the building is described as male, 17-21 years of age, facial hair and a thin mustache, wearing a beanie style cap with the "thrasher" logo on it and a dark gray winter coat.
On the evening of January 7, 2019, the MIT Police were notified of a past burglary at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, which is located at 416 Beacon Street in Boston. The reporting party informed MIT Police that a bicycle was stolen from an unattached garage in the rear of the residence between the hours of 9:00PM on 1/5/2019 and 6:00PM on 1/6/2019.
An office on the 3rd floor of N52, located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue was burglarized sometime between 4p.m. on November 21, 2018 and 4p.m. on November 24, 2018.
A motor scooter was stolen from the rear patio of Phi Kappa Sigma, located at 530 Beacon Street, Boston sometime between November 19, 2018 at 6:00AM and November 20, 2018 at 4:55PM.
The area on and around campus has experienced an increase in two-wheeled motor vehicle theft in the last few months.
A dorm room on the first floor of E2, located at 70 Amherst Street was burglarized on November 10, 2018 at around 9:30PM.
A motorcycle was stolen from an area outside the Stata garage sometime between 5:30 PM and 9:45 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
A dorm room on an upper floor of New House, Building W70, which is located at 471-476 Memorial Drive, was burglarized on October 2, 2018 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.
On September 27, 2018, MIT Police responded to a past burglary at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which is located at 119 Bay State Road in Boston. Residents reported that two bicycles were stolen from the rear basement bike storage area sometime between September 26, 2018 at 4:00PM and September 27, 2018 at 11:30AM. There were no signs of forced entry to the doorway of this location. The door bolt may have been unsecured during the time of the burglary. The incident was reported to the MIT Police this evening.
Two separate dorm rooms on an upper floor of New House/W70, located at 471 Memorial Drive were burglarized on September 3, 2018 sometime between 12AM and 2PM. A laptop was stolen from one room and a wallet was stolen from another. The doors to each room were unlocked at the time of the thefts.
On August 30, 2018 at around 6:55 PM, an employee reported that an office on an upper floor in Building E19, which is located at 400 Main Street, Cambridge, was burglarized sometime between August 29 at 6:30 PM and August 30 at 9:00 AM. Multiple items, including two laptops and jewelry, have been reported stolen. No signs of forced entry were noted to the locked area at this time.
MIT Police is currently working with Massachusetts State Police on an investigation into gunshots fired in the vicinity of 400 Memorial Drive, apparently during the early morning hours of August 28, 2018. No injuries have been reported and there are no known direct threats
A dorm room in an upper floor of the Burton Conner dorm, located at 410 Memorial Drive was burglarized on August 24, 2018 sometime between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. A laptop was stolen. The door to the room was unlocked at the time of the theft.
Sigma Chi fraternity, which is located at 532 Beacon Street, Boston was burglarized on August 19, 2018 between approximately 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM.
An office located on the third floor in Building E18, which is located at 50 Ames Street, was burglarized sometime between July 27, 2018 and July 30, 2018.