An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a motor vehicle that had been broken into. The reporting party stated that he had left his car parked in a private lot over the weekend and when he returned on Monday, items had been moved around and a charger had been stolen.
In the afternoon of May 14, an officer observed a male subject known to police enter a building on Beacon St. The officer queried the male and found that he had 4 active warrants in his name. Based on this information, the officer entered the building to check for the male but was unable to locate him. During this time, the officer observed another male subject known to police exit the building and walk down a private driveway on Browne St. Based on recent crimes in the area and the subject carrying a backpack, glancing around, and walking on a private driveway, the officer followed the male to determine if he had legitimate business. The officer lost sight of the man but relocated him near St. Paul St. at which point he yelled for the man to stop. The man fled and the officer gave chase, at one point observing the man reach into his pants, remove a baseball sized plastic baggie of an unknown substance, and throw it over a fence into a private side yard. The officer and backup were able to catch up to the man and place him into custody. Officers located the baggie of powder which based on training and experience was believed to be fentanyl. While searching the suspect, officers also located pills and a large sum of cash consistent with selling drugs. The man was arrested for trafficking a Class A drug, Possession of a Class E drug (Subsequent), and Trespassing.
On May 14, a woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that she had been shopping in the area of Coolidge Corner earlier when she noticed her wallet was missing. The woman stated that she retraced her steps to the last store she remembered having it at and was unable to locate her wallet. Shortly after, the woman received information that her credit card had been used to make numerous purchases. The incident is being investigated.
An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. The employee stated that she had seen a male party, whom she recognized from previous shoplifting incidents, enter the store and leave a few minutes later. After the man left, the employee reviewed security footage and found that the man had concealed merchandise under his jacket before he exited the store. Since the employee was able to make an identification, the man will be summoned to court for Shoplifting.
In the evening of May 14, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a package theft. The reporting party stated that a package had been confirmed as delivered to her building earlier that day but when she arrived home she could not locate the package.
At approximately 9:40pm officers were dispatched to Winchester St. for a report of a two car crash with airbag deployment. On scene, officers observed vehicle 1 to have heavy front end damage and vehicle 2 to have damage to the right side. Officers spoke to the operator of vehicle 1 who stated she was driving home when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the solid white line on the right side of the road, and struck vehicle 2 which was parked. While speaking with the driver, officers observed the woman to have glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emanating from her person. A witness who was interviewed stated he had seen vehicle 1 swerve multiple times before crashing into vehicle 2. Based on the circumstances, the driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor. During an inventory of the vehicle loose pills were located and the driver is also being charged with possession of a Class E drug.
In the morning of May 15, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a stolen bike. The reporting party stated that her son had placed his bicycle in the building’s common area the night before and when he left for school this morning it was gone. The incident is being investigated.
An officer was dispatched to Washington St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that he had last seen his bike in the unlocked foyer of his building between 11am-12pm that day. The incident is being investigated.
Elderly Resident Victimized in Unarmed Robbery
In the evening of May 15, an officer responded to Kent St. for a report of a medical emergency. On arrival, the reporting party stated that she had been pushed by an unknown female suspect and suffered a broken wrist. The woman also stated that the suspect had stolen several hundred dollars from her. At this time a witness came forward and reported that while walking up the rear stairwell, a female had jogged past her at the fourth floor. Upon reaching the fifth floor, the witness stated that she saw an open door to an apartment and heard a woman yelling about a broken wrist. Given a description of the suspect, officers canvassed the area but had negative results. The suspect is reported as a light skin/tan female, possibly Hispanic, approx. 5’5”, and in her late teens to early 20s. She was reportedly wearing black leggings and a black rain jacket with teal stripes. This incident of robbery and assault and battery on an elderly person is currently under investigation.