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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Monday, April 22nd

1:23AM: Officers were dispatched to Village Way for a disturbance. Police spoke to the reporting party who told them he heard a loud thump from outside his residence. When he opened his door, he found his neighbor standing outside. The reporting party turned to go back into his residence and heard another loud noise as the door closed. The reporting party realized his neighbor had tried to throw a large chunk of asphalt at him. Officers responding in the area found a man matching the description of the suspect. When officers attempted to speak with the man, he fled. The suspect was arrested and charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest, vandalism, and other crimes.

8:37AM: A man reported a past package theft from his building. The reporting party told police that he received a confirmation that his package had been delivered at 2:34pm on Friday, April 19th.  When he returned to his residence at 4:30pm, the package was not in the foyer. This case is being investigated.

1:15PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the loss prevention manager that stated a man concealed items and fled the store. Police in the area noticed a man matching the suspect’s description. While talking to the man they found he was still in possession of one of the stolen items. The man was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

5:41PM: Officers were called to Freeman Street to take a report for a stolen bike. The owner told police that he noticed the bicycle missing this morning. The reporting party recalled in the past few days he forgot to lock up the bike. While checking surveillance footage he observed a man steal the bicycle at 5:19am on Friday, April 19th. The bike is a dark blue Men’s Trek SU200. The suspect is described as a white male with dark balding hair, wearing a dark jacket, white shoes, and a backpack. This case is being investigated.

5:44PM: Police received reports of a road rage incident on Beacon Street. The reporting party told police that she was driving on Beacon Street when a woman walked in front of her vehicle. The driver honked at the woman and the pedestrian walked over to the driver’s window and began slapping at the window and the driver. The pedestrian then reached inside the vehicle. In a panic, the driver then rolled up the window, trapping the woman’s arms, and accelerated away from the intersection. The woman was dragged approximately 5 feet off the road before the driver stopped. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for swelling in her arms. The pedestrian will be summonsed for assault and battery against the driver.

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