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.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
7/29 - 7/30
Larceny: 7/29/2013 at 10:33 a.m. - Harvard St.
An officer observed a man whom he knew from a prior shoplifting experience. The officer continued to observe the man as he quickly entered and left several stores. After the suspect left a clothing store, the officer entered and asked to see the store’s surveillance videos. The videos showed the suspect placing several shirts into a brown bag. An employee of the store said no one fitting the suspect’s description had bought any shirts. The officer stopped the suspect on Harvard Street and was able to observe several shirts sticking out of the top of the brown bag. The shirts were returned to the clothing store and the suspect was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.
Larceny: 7/27/2013 at 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Beacon St./ James St.
An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a theft of a bicycle. The bike had been secured with a thick cord lock to a light pole. Both the bike and lock were taken. No suspect has thus far been apprehended.
Larceny: 7/28/2013 at 12:30- 10:00 a.m. - Aspinwall Av.
A man reported his cell phone had been stolen after spending the night at a friend’s home. According to the homeowner, another overnight guest left with two cell phones the following morning. The victim attempted to get his phone back from the suspect, who asked for payment for the return of the phone. Officers spoke with the suspect via cell phone, but found him uncooperative. The victim was advised to cancel his cell phone service. The matter is currently under investigation.
Larceny: 7/29/2013 at 4:22 p.m. – Beacon St.
An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim told the officer that she was the victim of a Craig’s List scam. She found the suspects ad on Craig’s List for a summer home rental in Rhode Island. After speaking with the suspect on the phone, she wired money into his account to secure her rental. Upon arriving at the home in Rhode Island she discovered the properties true owners were home and had no knowledge of any such rental agreement. She was unable to reach the suspect, who has thus far not been apprehended.
Fraud: 7/29/2013 at 2:07 p.m. – Chestnut St.
A victim reported she was on a website called Tagged.com when she was asked by the suspect to purchase a MoneyPak card, which he would then add funds to. After purchasing the card and relaying the card number to the suspect, she was unable to reach the suspect, who has yet to be apprehended.
Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 7/29/2013 at 8:40 a.m. – Buckminster Rd.
An officer was dispatched to a residence on Buckminster Rd after receiving a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated he had left his car in the driveway of his home overnight. The vehicle was left unlocked, but otherwise secure. When the victim went to use the car in the morning he saw the glove box was open and several items from the car were missing. A suspect has not been apprehended thus far.
Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 7/29/2013 at 12:00 p.m. – Clark Rd.
An officer was dispatched to a residence on Clark Rd. after receiving a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated she had left the vehicle unlocked. Several items were missing from the vehicle including a cell phone. No suspect has been apprehended.
Possession: 7/29/2013 at 4:30 p.m. – Goddard Av.
An officer observed two suspects acting suspiciously while sitting in their car on Goddard Av. They appeared anxious and were continuously looking over their shoulders as if they did not wish to be seen. After being parked for several minutes the car continued down Goddard Av, the passenger having exited the car. Officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver appeared confused, dazed, and could not sit still. Officers also observed that his eyes were bloodshot. A search of the vehicle revealed a small pill on the floor of the car which was confirmed to be Oxycontin. The suspect did not have a prescription for the medication and was placed under arrest for Possession of an opiate.