Monday, September 19, 2011

9/15-9/19

Assault:

Occurred on 9/18 at 7:54 PM – Coolidge Corner

Officers responded to a report that there had just been a fight and there was an injured person. A suspect was located near the victim and he told officers he was involved in the fight. He then removed a small pocket knife from his pants pocket. Witnesses observed the suspect throwing the victim on the ground and kicking him. He was placed under arrest for 2 counts of Assault and Battery with a deadly weapon.

MV Theft:

Occurred at 9/18 at 1:19 AM – Beaver County Day School

Officers responded to the area for a reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The caller stated that he lives behind the Beaver Country Day School's parking lot. He heard loud noises coming from the parking lot. He looked out to see what the noise was and observed three males standing around a silver sedan in the parking lot. The caller decided to drive over to the parking lot, and observed one of the males had a fire extinguisher in his hand and was spraying it all over the sedan. The other male had a baseball bat in one hand, and was banging on the window with his other hand, yelling something at a male sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle. At this time the males saw the caller and attempted to flee the area in the silver sedan. He was able to record the license plate.

Officers entered one of the school buses in the parking lot because the door was ajar in attempt to further investigate. The odor of freshly burnt cigarettes and intoxicating liquor were on the bus. A second bus door also appeared to be ajar. There appeared to be damage to the side of the school building.

Officers then made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who reported her son had control of the vehicle that evening. Her son reported that his friends had borrowed the vehicle that evening. The vehicle was discovered in the parking lot of Star Market, and was covered in a white powder, consistent with what is sprayed from a fire extinguisher. The investigation is ongoing.


Occurred at 9/16 at 10:25 PM – High St.

Officers responded to the area for a breaking and entering in progress. The description given was a black male in a black T-shirt and jeans. An individual matching the description was located hiding inside of the front bushes next to the side entrance walk way of 183 High St.

The victim stated that she heard banging coming from outside and it sounded like there was someone banging on her windows trying to gain access to her apartment. It stopped, and she then heard banging at the rear door of her apartment. She opened the rear door and a black male began to walk into her apartment. The victim pushed the suspect back outside, slammed the door shut, locked it, and immediately notified 911. The suspect continued walking around the sidewalk way to the rear entrance banging on all the windows yelling to be let in. The victim heard a window shatter, and shortly after police arrived on scene. The suspect is being charged with Breaking and Entering Night time with Intent to Commit a Felony, as well as Malicious Damage.

Burglary:

Occurred on 9/19 at 12:34 PM – Hammond Park Parkway

Officers responded for a past burglary in order to take a report. At approximately 11:30 AM the building manager noticed a stain on the carpeted floor outside the trash room, which is next to the victim’s apartment. He entered the trash room and observed a large hole, which was large enough to reach through and unlock the door, in the sheet rock wall connected to the apartment. Contact was made with the resident, and it was apparent that there had been a break-in as property was strewn about all rooms in the apartment.

Larceny:

Occurred on 9/18 – Brook St.

Officers responded to the area for a reported larceny. The victims stated there was someone home all day until 7:15 PM. At 10 PM, one of the roommates returned and realized that they his been broken into.

One of the roommates stated that his window fan which was attached to the side window, and accessible via the alleyway, was pushed into his room. Laptops and other electronics were reported stolen from several rooms.


Occurred after 9/9 - Freeman St

Officers reported to the area for a reported larceny. The victim noticed that two snow blowers that he stores outside his back door had been removed. He reported suspicious behavior in the area last weekend.

On 9/10/11, he discovered that the trash barrels behind their building had been loaded with construction debris. He is aware that this type of waste must be disposed of at a dump, and he states no one on his property is currently having work done. Amongst the debris he located a bag of trash that contained discarded mail addressed to an individual in Wilmington. The victim believes that this and the snow blowers incident may be related because the trash barrels are in close proximity to where the snow blowers were stored. The investigation is ongoing.


Occurred between 914-9/15 – Heath St.

The victim parked his vehicle in his driveway at 8 PM on 9/14 and noticed at 9 PM on 9/15 that someone broke into his vehicle. The steering column was damaged and a screwdriver was on the ground near the front passenger door. It appeared if someone was trying to hot wire the vehicle. The rear passenger side vent window was smashed. Nothing was taken out of the vehicle.

Robbery:

Occurred on 9/18 at 8:50 PM – Beacon St./Powell St.

Officers reported to the area for a reported attempted robbery. The victim was approached by the suspect who at first appeared to be asking for directions, but then a few minutes later attempted to grab her purse. An individual was observed who closely matched the description of the suspect, in the John Street public parking lot. Upon seeing the marked cruiser, the suspect began to run. He was eventually detained and placed under arrest for Assault & Battery with the Intent to Rob.


Occurred on 9/15 at 2:30 PM – Park St.

Officers responded to a robbery of a bicycle that had occurred. The victim and caller reported that a white male with long hair took his bike after putting him in a headlock and may have gone into one of the addresses in the area. The surrounding alleyway leading to a number of buildings connected by a courtyard were searched at which time the suspect came out of a side door leading to the alleyway and walked directly into two officers. The suspect was asked who he was with at the time of the incident and stated that he was with his friend, who he believed had gone into the building. He appeared to be sweating profusely at the time he was located and questioned.

The bicycle was located in an alley, and officers continued to search for the suspect’s friend, who was discovered on the roof of a neighborhood in the area. Both were charged with Unarmed Robbery.

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