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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crime Report (3/14/07)


  • March 9, 2007- High Street/Cumberland Avenue

    Mark McHugh was arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and marked lanes violation.

  • Occurred at 2:00 p.m. (3/9/07)- Harvard Street, Body Shop

    Divine Lewis was placed under arrest for shoplifting from the Body Shop. Lewis had stolen $143.50 worth of merchandise and provided a false name when identified by an officer. During the search of Lewis, tags were discovered on her clothing. She then admitted that she had also shoplifted merchandise from Gap valuing $141.48. Lewis was ultimately charged with two counts of shoplifting and providing a false name to a police officer.

  • March 10, 2007- Harvard Street

    Ben Goldblatt was arrested for operating after suspension and also received a citation for a defective headlight.

  • Occurred at 2:14 p.m. (3/10/07)- Harvard Street/Beals Street

    Juvenile and Juvenile2 were arrested for Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), and Assault and Battery. The two juveniles had pushed the female victim down on the sidewalk and kicked and punched her, especially in the face area. They also took her book-bag. An officer had approached the scene, and upon yelling “Police Don’t Move” and “Stop”, the juveniles ran in opposite directions. Both suspects were later found and identified by the victim.

  • Between 5:24 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. (3/10/07)- Harvard Street, Stop and Shop

    Walberto Parrila was arrested for shoplifting. Parrila had been walking around the store filling a brown paper bag and a knapsack with several items. The merchandise found in Parrila’s bag has a total value of $123.17. During the police interview at Stop and Shop, Parrila gave a false name and an incorrect social security number. He also stated that he was homeless and had a swollen right arm. Parrila was informed that he was under arrest and was then transported to the hospital. During booking at the station, fingerprints revealed Parrila’s identity.

  • Occurred at 11:13 p.m.(3/10/07)- Winchester Street

    At the above time and location, an officer was dispatched for youths drinking and stopping cars in the middle of the street. While enroute, the officer observed 7 youths including a individual that had been assaulted while at the dispatched location. The victim had been assaulted by Allan Friedman. The victim and various witnesses stated that Friedman had put him into a headlock and punched him several times. Friedman than threw him to the ground and kicked him. Friedman had left the scene, but was later arrested outside his home for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot).

    Another officer went to the above location and discovered a 30 pack of Coors Lite Beer on the ground next to the driveway. He secured it in his vehicle. Upon doing so he heard noise from the yard of the house next door. There he discovered a young male hiding behind the fence. While talking to the young male, the officer heard noises coming from the rear of 177 Winchester Street, which ended up being another young male climbing the fence. The officer told him to stop, but he continued to climb and ran down the hill and across Columbia Street. Gregory Nasif was later found and arrested for disorderly conduct. A fake ID was found when Nasif’s personal belongings were processed, and he was additionally charged with possession of a fake Massachusetts ID card.

    Additional responses were made to 179 Winchester Street. During this time 4 additional males were seen jumping the same fence and running down the hill and across Columbia Street. Two of the four males were later found. Bradford Hoffman was arrested for disorderly conduct and Andrew Cavanaugh was also arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    Multiple youths were discovered hiding on the third floor of 179 Winchester Street. There had apparently been a party with alcohol present. They were all advised to contact their parents to come and get them.

    A 30 pack of Coors Lite box containing 12 full beers, a 30 pack of Coors Lite containing 19 cans of beer, a 30 pack of Coors Lite containing 19 cans of beer, 2 cans Budweiser beer, 12 oz bottle Corona, 1.75 liter bottle of Bacardi (almost empty), and one liter bottle of Pina Colada were all seized and entered into evidence.


  • Occurred at 9:30 a.m. (3/9/07)- St Paul Street

    At the above time and location, the victim had noticed that her basement storage room door had been forced open. The door had been locked with a pad lock and latch, and it appeared that something had been used to pull the screws away from the wall. Five other storage doors in the apartment’s basement appeared to have also been forced open.

  • Between 7:30 p.m. (3/9/07) and 4:00 p.m. (3/10/07)- Sheafe Street

    At the above time and location, all four tires of the victim’s vehicle were slashed with some type of knife.

  • Between 8:00 p.m. (3/9/07) and 10:45 a.m. (3/12/07)- High Street

    (Graffiti) At the above time and location, “I (heart) Fred” was painted on the wall.

  • Between 5:30 p.m. (3/11/07) and 7:00 a.m. (3/12/07)- High Street

    At the above time and location, a foreign liquid was sprayed on the victim’s motor vehicle.


  • Between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (3/8/07)- Goddard Avenue

    At the above time and location, the victim’s radio and other personal items (including four credit cards) were taken from his vehicle. The victim reported that he had locked his vehicle, but there had been no apparent damage. At this time it is uncertain how the culprit gained entrance.

  • Between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (3/9/07)- Browne Street

    Passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle was smashed, and a GPS system was taken from the front dashboard. The GPS was a Mio C310X valued at $299.99.

  • Between 3:00 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. (3/9/07)- Park Street

    Driver side window of vehicle was smashed. A Garmin Street Pilot GPS unit and the victim’s wallet were taken. The wallet had contained the victim’s driver’s license, Quincy College student ID, Bank of America debit card, Capital One Visa credit card, Best Buy card, and approx. $100 in cash.

  • Between 12:00 p.m. (2/25/07) and 3:00 p.m. (3/10/07)- Babcock Street

    The victim’s vehicle was broken into and a Pioneer radio was stolen. It appeared that the method of entry was made via the driver’s side window by forcing the window down using body pressure.


  • Between 10:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. (3/6/07)- Beacon St, MBTA Stop

    At the above time and location, the victim feels that her MBTA pass (monthly pass valued at $59) was taken from her jacket pocket while riding the T. A man that had been sitting next to her jumped up and ran off the train at the Kent Street stop on the C-line (inbound). She realized that her pass was missing when she arrived home, and suspects the man sitting next to her had stolen it. She described the suspect as a white male, 20’s, 6’0”, slim build and medium brown hair.

  • Between 5:00 .m. and 5:30 p.m. (3/9/07)- Harvard Street

    At the above time and location, two cell phones were stolen from the Sprint Store. Both cell phones are made by Motorola and are carrying the Nextel service. The phones were models I880 and I870 and were valued at $450 each.

  • Between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. (2/24/07)- Beacon Street

    The victim reported that while shopping at Shaw’s he put his keys on the upper level of the carriage. By the time that reached the checkout, the keys were missing. The victim checked through the store and had called them to see if they were ever found or returned. No keys matching the description had been recovered. The keys included the victim’s apartment keys, and the victim is not aware of any attempts to enter his home as of yet.


  • Between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (3/8/07)- Sheafe Street

    At the above time and location, the victim reported that her oldest son had broken into her residence via the kitchen window. Her younger son had come home from school and had seen his brother in the apartment. He told his younger brother not to tell their mother that he had been there. The victim stated that her son knows that he is not allowed to be in the home. She reported that her son’s (the suspect’s) passport, two pieces of jewelry [a claddaugh ring earrings ($100) and a Jewish star pin ($150)], and the Play Station (valued at $150) were missing. A black hat and pocket knife were left behind by the son, and were admitted as evidence.


  • Between 7:00 a.m. (2/21/07) and 7:00 a.m. (2/22/07)- Beals Street

    The victim reported the fraudulent use of her American Express credit card. American Express had called the victim concerning suspicious activity on her card. There had been multiple purchases made by various people using her credit card.

  • Between 7:00 a.m. (3/6/07) and 11:53 p.m. (3/13/07)- Lancaster Terrace

    The victim’s Citi Mastercard has been charged for unauthorized items. His credit card company had called him and informed him that there were multiple charges being made with his Mastercard. The victim informed them that they purchases were unauthorized, therefore they were rejected.