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Police Blotter

Campus | November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 15
At 1:30 a.m. Tufts police answered the call of seemingly homeless students who were camping out on the quad when a non-traditional camp pest barged into their campsite. They reported that while camping for purposes related to the environmental movement, twenty people descended upon their camp, making their presence known by banging on tents. They left, but soon returned following one of their own who was running with an American flag. The patriotic track star threw himself on the tent, breaking the poles, and then fled into the safety of Wren Hall. Police found the individual who admitted to breaking the poles and consuming two beers.

Saturday, November 14
At 7:30 p.m. Officers responded to a medical case at Ware St. in Somerville and simultaneously brought closure to a baffling and troublesome unsolved crime. At the house, presumably after attending to the medical case, officers noticed an eight foot sign that weighed over 100 pounds and bore the cryptic phrase “Powderhouse Square.” Upon grilling the residents of the house, police uncovered that the sign had been stolen in the summer of 2008 from the rotary and brought to their then house on College Ave. When the residents moved, they brought the memorabilia with them. Somerville Public Works was notified and came by to pick up the sign.