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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Friday, January 18th

9:33AM: While at the front desk of BPD, a woman came to report a past larceny from her motor vehicle. She stated that she parked her car at a metered space on Pierce Street on Wednesday, 1/16, and left her purse in the back seat of the car. She does not remember locking the doors. She discovered on Thursday that her wallet was missing and some contents of her purse were slightly disturbed. The wallet contained her license, assorted gift cards, and credit/debit cards that were all valued at about $400.

10:38AM: Officers were dispatched to Freeman Street for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that an unknown man rang his doorbell and stated that he had found a large pile of mail with this man’s name and address on it. The reporting party remembered placing his outgoing mail into the mailbox at the corner of Amory and Freeman Street on January 17th. All the mail had been ripped open and was partially covered in some sort of sticky substance. At this time, we are unsure if there were more items stolen from the mail. Officers continue to try to get in contact with those who had their mail rifled through. This case is being investigated.

4:29PM: A woman reported a case of past malicious damage to her automobile. The reporting party stated that she parked her car in an open garage on University Road. Her vehicle appears to have been “keyed” by a sharp object. Officer’s noted the long single scratch on the rear hatch. The woman reported that other neighbors have told her of suspicious damage happening to their vehicles but at this time there are no other reports. This case is under investigation.

5:21PM: There were reports of an attempted shoplifting at a business on Harvard Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the business’s Loss Prevention employee who witnessed a black male in his 50’s pick up several items and attempt to flee without paying. The employee approached the suspect and although he was not cooperative, the suspect left all the items before he walked out of the store. The employee also managed to get a possible name and address of the man, but officers have been unable to locate the man. This case is under investigation.

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