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Thursday, November 17, 2011



Occurred on 11/15 at 4 PM – Vintage Jewelry Gifts Antiques (1382B Beacon St.)

Officers were dispatched for a larceny report. An employee stated she noticed that a decorative tree item that was holding 8-10 pairs of diamond earrings was missing from behind the front counter. She remembers a woman, unknown description, trying on hats right in front of the diamond earrings before they went missing. A follow up by the Detective Division was requested.


Occurred on 11/15 at 6:18 PM – CVS (730 Commonwealth Ave.)

Officers O’Neill, Avila, and Tam were dispatched for a shoplifting in progress. The suspect was a black male who was wearing a black hoodie and a hat and was stealing toothpaste. The suspect was quickly located in front of the store and identified by the store manager. Advil was discovered on him as well, and it was later found to have come from the CVS at 900 Commonwealth Ave.

He was placed under arrest for 2 counts of shoplifting.

Occurred on 11/15 at 4:45 PM – Stop & Shop (155 Harvard St.)

Officers Weinstein and Jennings were dispatched to the Stop & Shop for a reported shoplifting. The store manager stated that he witnessed the suspect conceal 2 boxes of Nyquil under his jacket, then pay for 2 bottles of juice. The suspect then attempted to leave the store with the Nyquil, but was stopped by the manager prior to leaving. He was placed under arrest for shoplifting, and was issued a verbal no trespass order.

B&E of MV:

Occurred Overnight, 11/14-11/15 – Gibbs St.

Officers responded to take a report of a B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her car at approximately 4 PM on Monday, 11/14. When she went out to the car on 11/15 at 10:45 AM, she noticed the front passenger side window was smashed and the glove compartment was opened with all of its contents spread around the front seat of the vehicle. Nothing appeared to be missing. The center console appeared untouched and her change purse was inside and untouched.

MV Crash:

Occurred on 11/15 at 3:30 PM – Beacon St./Hawes St.

Officers responded for a MV crash. A cab driver stated he was traveling straight ahead and stopped for traffic when he was rear ended.

The driver of the other vehicle stated she was traveling straight ahead when the cab driver suddenly slammed on his brakes. She quickly applied the brakes and attempted to stop, but lightly tapped the taxi, causing no damage.

The cab driver was issued a citation for Failure to Use Care when Stopping.

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