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Friday, October 14, 2011



Occurred on 10/14 – Freeman St.

Officers responded to the area for a reported burglary. The victim stated that somebody came in through his living room window and took his wallet and cell phone. He heard an audible alarm coming from the emergency exit fire door directly next to his apartment. The alarm was triggered when the emergency door was opened at 3:20 AM.

Occurred on 10/13 – Thatcher St.

Officers responded to a reported burglary in the area. The victims stated that they had gone out at approximately 10:30 PM on October 13th and had returned home at 12:20 AM. When they got home, one noticed that the blinds in her room were up and not the way she had left them. When she investigated, she discovered her window had been opened and the locking mechanism had been broken. The back door to their building was unlocked and unsecured when they returned home. 3 laptops and a backpack were reported missing.


Occurred on 10/13 at 3:30 PM – The Encore Exchange (318 Harvard St.)

Officers were dispatched to The Encore Exchange for a shoplifting report. The shop owner stated that between 3:30pm - 3:45pm a gold charm was stolen from inside the store's front display case. She had been helping a customer at this display case, when the telephone rang. When she turned back around she noticed the door to the display case was open and some jewelry from inside was on the floor beside the case. The customer was still there but he began to talk on his cell phone and then left the store. A minute or so after the customer left the store the owner realized the charm was missing from the case.

The customer was described as a Spanish male, approximately 6'02", brown hair, brown eyes, dark skin, slender build and possibly wearing a mustache. The owner also said that this same man has been in the store two or three times over the last couple of months inquiring about the charm that was stolen

Motor Vehicle Crash:

Occurred on 10/13 at 3:54 PM – Rt.9/Heath St.

Vehicle #1 was travelling down RT 9 eastbound approaching Heath St when he ran a red light and hit Vehicle #2 as it was crossing RT 9. There were no reported injuries, and the driver of Vehicle #1 received a citation for a red light violation.

Thursday, October 13, 2011



Occurred on 10/12 at 12:50 PM – Walgreens (1324 Beacon St.)

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a blue jersey with the number “83” on it. A suspect fitting the description was stopped in front of the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 290 Harvard St. The Walgreens employee who followed the suspect outside positively identified the subject as the one who shoplifted in the store.

The suspect was confronted in the store when the employees noticed he had hidden an item by tucking it in his belt behind his back under the jersey. That item was later discovered to be a 16 oz Red Bull energy drink. During the confrontation, the suspect dropped 2 packages of 8-pack Energizer AA batteries and offered to return a 9V Energizer battery. Then the suspect rushed out of the store, and the police were notified. The suspect was arrested.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Motor Vehicle Crash:

Occurred on 10/9 at 10:47 AM – Coolidge Corner

Officers responded to the area for a reported motor vehicle crash. One driver had been travelling eastbound on Beacon Street when she made an illegal left hand turn, where a No Left Turn sign was posted, onto Harvard Street. Vehicle #2 was travelling westbound on Beacon Street with a solid green traffic signal. The operator of Vehicle #2 was unable to stop his vehicle prior to making contact with the first vehicle. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.


Occurred on 10/8 at at 1:16 AM – St. Mary’s Court

Officers responded to the area for a reported vehicle in the parking lot with all four tires missing, and being supported by cinder blocks. Video surveillance showed what appeared to be a dark colored coupe, drive into the parking lot at 12:08 AM, drive around the lot, park and turn off its lights, then drive out of the parking lot. It appeared the same vehicle repeated the same actions at 12:32 AM. At 1:16 AM, what appeared to be the same vehicle from earlier is seen entering the parking lot again. The vehicle parks, turns off its lights, then parks next to the victim’s vehicle. At 1:46 AM, the dark coupe leaves the parking lot. The front passenger side tire is visible on the victim’s vehicle at 1:16 AM, when the vehicle enters, but when it leaves at 1:46 AM it is no longer visible.

A cook at the Beacon Tavern stated that when he left at 1:30 AM, he observed two Hispanic males in a dark in color (either black or dark gray) older model Honda Civic with chrome rims. The first was described as a skinny male wearing a white short sleeve t-shirt, and shorts, in his mid-20's. The individual was unshaven and spoke both English and Spanish. The other individual was a heavy set Hispanic male approximately 30 years in age, wearing a white short sleeve t-shirt and long pants. Additionally, he had a trimmed mustache and beard and was on his cell phone most of the time.

Assault and Battery:

Occurred on 10/8 at 2:44 AM – Beacon St./Park St.

Officers responded to the area for a cab fare dispute. The driver stated that the passenger was kicking the back of his chair and screaming at him just prior to passing out. When the passenger was woken, she seemed very upset and attempted to kick an officer while she was seated in the cab. She then ran away from the scene, but was caught by another officer and escorted back. She continued to fight, kick, and scream at officers and EMTs. She was arrested and charged with:

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon: To Wit: Shod foot (2 counts)

Assault and Battery on an EMT

Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Disorderly Conduct

Resisting Arrest

Attempted Robbery:

Occurred on 10/8 at 2:53 AM – Harvard St./Fuller St.

Officers responded to a call for an unarmed robbery in the area. The victims stated that they were walking northbound along the odd side of Harvard Street in the area of Fuller Street when they observed a male walking on the opposite side of the street cross over and approach them. They described this male as dark skinned, possibly black or Hispanic with dreadlocks, and wearing a plaid jacket. They stated that upon approaching them, the subject requested money, which they both refused to provide. They went on to say that after they refused to provide the subject money a second time, he began removing his plaid jacket and commented to the effect of "ok, then I guess I'm going to have to fight you for it." The suspect was unable to obtain any money from either victim, but both felt threatened by his attempt to rob them and both began running north on Harvard Street.

When officers canvassed the area, they observed a male party matching the description given walking with two females north on Harvard Street near Babcock Street. He was carrying a plaid jacket over his shoulder. He denied any involvement and stated he was coming from Allston.

Both victims identified him as the man who tried to rob them. He was arrested and charged with Attempt to Commit a Crime, to-wit, unarmed robbery


Occurred 10/6-10/7 – Independence Dr.

Officers were dispatched to the area for a reported burglary. The residents stated they had left their home on October 6th at approximately 10:00 AM for a trip and returned the next day at 11:10 PM to find their apartment ransacked. The living room window facing Independence Dr. and their front door were opened, the living room was in disarray, and their television was missing. A camera, laptop, and an external hard drive were also discovered missing.