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.
Monday, February 3, 2014
1/31/2014 through 2/2/2014
On January 31, officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. The manager reported that a woman entered the store and placed an item into her bag before leaving without paying. The matter is currently being investigated.
On February 1, an officer observed a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets with their parking lights on but headlights off. The vehicle began to inch into the intersection and the officer began to follow the vehicle once the light turned green. The vehicle failed to stay between the white lines separating lanes and the officer initiated a traffic stop. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed a smell of liquor and the driver’s eyes to be glassy and speech to be slurred. The driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor, operating without headlights, and marked lanes violation.
On February 1, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard St. with an expired inspection sticker. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found the driver to be operating a vehicle with a revoked registration as well as having a revoked driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest.
On February 2, officers responded to Thatcher St. for an attempted robbery. A woman reported that while walking, a man had come up behind her and grabbed her in a bear hug. When she began to scream, the man hit the left side of her face. The man released the victim and fled on foot before getting into a vehicle and driving away. The matter is currently under investigation.