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Friday, February 1, 2008

January 31st Police Reports

January 31, 2008


  • Occurred at 1:56 PM 227 Babcock St.

Michael Vandenbroeke, 23 yrs, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon.

Police responded to reports of an assault. The victim reports that the suspect and another subject were fighting over the trade of two I-Pods. Mr. Vandenbroeke then picked up a chair to throw at the other subject. When the victim tried to stop the suspect, he was hit over the head with the chair. Mr. Vandenbroeke was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

  • Occurred at 4:20 PM John St. / Pleasant St.

Badr Faisal, 24 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving with an expired license.

After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police ran a check on the suspect’s license and discovered that his license was expired and non-renewable. Mr. Faisal was placed under arrest for driving with an expired license.


  • Occurred between 11:58 1/30 and 12:10 1/31 454 Harvard St.

Police responded to an alarm call at the Sunoco Gas Station. When police arrived they noticed that the front window had been damaged. The only things that seemed to be taken were the stores scratch tickets.


  • Occurred between 7:59 AM 12/20 and 7:59 1/1 70 Sewall Ave.

Victim reports that a past employee had stolen an old checkbook and used it to cash several checks to himself. Nine checks totaling $6,255 were cashed.

  • Occurred between 11:30 AM and 12:05 PM 179 High St.

Caller reports that when she returned to the home, of which she walks the residence’s dog, she noticed that the door frame around the front door to the apartment had been damaged. When police searched the apartment it appeared that the bedroom had been ransacked.

  • Occurred between 3:00 PM 1/15 and 3:57 PM 1/27 750 Commonwealth Ave.

Victim reports that someone had stolen an I-Pod and a guitar valued at $1820.00.

Malicious Damage

  • Occurred between 8:00 PM 1/30 and 8:00 AM 1/31 1 School St.

Victim reports that when he returned to his car in the morning, which was parked in the lot, he observed a scratch mark on the passenger side rear panel that resembled the mark of a key scratch.

Breaking and Entering

  • Occurred at 4:00 PM 525 Harvard St

Victim reports that when she returned to her company car, she noticed that the passenger side window was smashed and the company laptop was taken.

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