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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Crime Report (4/9/07)


  • Between 3:44 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. (4/8/07)- Chestnut Hill Ave/Boylston Street

    Scott Sperling of Dover was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Liquor.


  • Between 6:00 p.m. (4/5/07) and 7:20 a.m. (4/6/07)- Walnut Street

    At the above time and location, the victim’s vehicle had been jacked up and the tires and rims were stolen. Security tape revealed a suspicious vehicle with several suspects pull up to the victim’s vehicle.

  • Between 2:40 p.m. and 2:47 p.m. (4/6/07)- Harvard Street

    At the above time and location, a shoplifting was reported at CVS Pharmacy. According to the shift supervisor, the suspect had been in the store the previous day and had sounded the front door alarms when she had left. When the suspect returned the following day, the shift supervisor expected the suspect was attempting to shoplift again and called the police. Through investigation, it was eventually determined that the suspect had shoplifted from CVS and also from The Children’s Place. The suspect received a verbal No-Trespass warning to both CVS and The Children’s Place. A complaint was also filed against the suspect to appear in court for shoplifting.

  • Between 2:28 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. (4/6/07)- Beacon Street

    At the above time and location, the Mint Julip reported a shoplifting. The suspects were described as two Asian females, both approx. 5’1”, 20-24 years of age. One had a long ponytail, and the other had an abnormally large black handbag.

  • Between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. (4/7/07)- Beacon Street

    At the above time and location, a Trader Joe’s Supermarket employee had chased an alleged shoplifter on foot, but lost him. The employee reported that the suspect had stolen a bottle of wine. He had purchased $2-3 worth of merchandise, but ran when approached about the unpaid bottle of wine. The suspect was able to be identified due to the use of an EBT Welfare card at the time of his purchase, and a request was made to issue a hearing for shoplifting.


  • Between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. (4/6/07)- Willard Road

    At the above time and location, the victim’s pocketbooks had been taken from their home and left in the backyard at another location. They are unaware of how the culprit entered the home, but stated that their alarm had not been armed at the time. Multiple people had been going in and out of the house, and the victims believe that the door could have been left ajar. One victim believes nothing was taken from her purse, but the other reported that an unknown amount of cash (under $100) was missing.

  • Occurred at 5:13 a.m. (4/4/07)- Heath Street

    At the above time and location, the two victims’ home had been broken into and multiple items were stolen. One of the victims reported that his bedroom door, which had been locked, was forced open using what appeared to be body pressure or a kick. Car keys were the only thing missing from the bedroom. The other victim reported that a play station, various medications, and a Motorola phone charger were taken from his room. A report at the same address had been taken earlier that day concerning two suspects attempting to break into motor vehicles, including the one of the victim’s. (See B&E&L of Motor Vehicle, C#1772 for description of suspects.)


  • Between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (4/7/07)- Harvard Avenue

    The driver side window of the victim’s vehicle had been smashed and a portable GPS system was stolen.

  • Between 2:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (4/8/07)- Davis Avenue

    The passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle had been smashed. A Garmin Street Pilot C340 GPS unit was taken.

  • Between 2:00 p.m. (3/25/07) and 6:45 a.m. (3/26/07)- Chestnut Hill Ave

    The back window of a work trailer had been smashed and a brand new hand held Panasonic radio was taken (valued at approx $100).

  • Between 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. (4/4/07)- Heath Street

    At the above time and location, there was a report of two males attempting to gain entry into a motor vehicle using a remote and a key. A witness had observed the suspects attempting to break into the vehicle, and had heard the car alarm of her neighbors’ vehicle go off as well. One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic male, 5’8”, heavyset with a goatee, wearing dark jacket and cap. The second was described as a Hispanic male, approx 5’6”, thin, with short curly hair, wearing a light blue jacket.


  • Between 10:00 p.m. (4/6/07) and 12:30 a.m. (4/7/07)- Pleasant Street

    At the above time and location, someone had spray painted a white stripe on the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle. The stripe was the length of the vehicle.


  • Occurred at 6:49 p.m. (3/30/07)- Pleasant Street

    At the above time and location, there was an attempted armed robbery. The suspect had entered the store and demanded that the cashier “get a bad and put all the money in the bag”. He was brandishing what appeared to be a butter knife. When the cashier refused and stated that she had mace, the suspect fled the store. The suspect was described as a white male, mid-thirties, 5’8”-5’10”, overweight with a large “gut”, wearing a hooded blue jacket, beige baseball cap, and grey sweatpants.

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