Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Friday, October 7, 2011

10/6-10/7

Burglary:

Occurred on 10/7 at 3:07 AM – Subway Restaurant (238 Harvard St.)

Officers responded to a business/commercial alarm for a rear door activation. Upon arrival, officers noticed the interior rear door had fresh pry marks near the lock, consistent with being forced open by a crow bar. A $5 bill was on the top step of the basement staircase. An empty cash drawer was discovered on the floor of the kitchen. A steel safe under the register appeared to be damaged, and the top drawer of the safe was pulled out. An investigation is being conducted.

Assault:

Occurred on 10/7 at 1:12 AM – Beacon St./Park Drive

A cab driver reported he had been assaulted by three male parties who were now traveling in a different cab. The second cab was observed traveling on Beacon Street and the operator was stopped by police.

The reporting cab driver stated that he was flagged down in front of An Tua Nua bar (835 Beacon Street, Boston) by the males who asked to be taken to Newbury College. The driver then overheard them say that they had no money to pay the cab fare, and he pulled over and asked them to get out at Beacon Street and Park Drive. One of the parties started coming towards the driver yelling and calling him names. When the driver reached into the cab to retrieve his cell phone, he was punched in the ribs. When he did retrieve his phone, it was taken out of his hand and he was hit in the head with it. The same suspect then ripped the antenna off the cab and hit the truck, causing a dent. He was placed under arrest for: 1 count of Assault and Battery, 1 count of Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon (cell phone), Intimidation of a Witness, and Malicious Damage (cab antenna).

Shoplifting:

Occurred on 10/6 at 4:12 PM – Trader Joe’s (1309 Beacon St.)

Officers responded for a report of a shoplifter. An employee reported a female customer had placed several bottles of wine and a loaf of bread into a bag and appeared to be concealing it. She then attempted to leave the store through the rear entrance without paying for any items. The shoplifter will be summonsed to court for shoplifting.

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