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Where you read it first | Sunday, December 10, 2023

Police Briefs — Week of Jan. 28

Stop calling me maybe

On Jan. 18 at 12:52 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from the International Center that they had been receiving daily calls since the end of November. The caller had questions concerning immigration and obtaining a work visa but never gave their name and contact information or elaborated on their questions. TUPD is currently investigating the matter.

Use your noodle

On Jan. 20 at 3:45 a.m., TUPD responded to a fire alarm at Hodgdon Hall. When officers arrived, they found smoke coming from the kitchen and visible flames in the microwave. Officers extinguished the fire, caused by microwavable noodles, with a fire extinguisher. The fire marshal was notified and a further investigation is taking place.

Tell me how I'm supposed to eat with no air

On Jan. 21 at 3:55 p.m., TUPD responded to a medical call concerning an airway obstruction in the Carmichael Dining Center. TUPD and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) assisted a student who was found choking in the Carmichael Dining Center bathroom. The student was later transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

Say you'll admit me again

On Jan. 23 at 2:08 p.m., TUPD was notified by the Fletcher School's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid that a non-Tufts affiliate had contacted the office indicating that they had received a letter of acceptance for Tufts undergraduate school from Fletcher admissions. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the individual was scammed by a supposed educational consultant who had been hired to help the individual with college applications.

Crank that 

On Jan. 24 at 1:51 p.m., TUPD received a report from a student that they had witnessed a man in a dark colored vehicle on Professors Row masturbating. By the time TUPD was notified, the vehicle could no longer be found in the area. TUPD is currently investigating and asks anyone with any information regarding the incident to reach out.