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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Friday, March 29, 2019

Thursday, March 28th

3:40PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Street for a shoplifting in progress. Upon arrival, Officers noticed a woman near the pharmacy that was concealing hair products. The woman had been given a verbal no-trespassing agreement about 2 months ago. The suspect was placed under arrest for shoplifting and trespassing.

Wednesday, March 27th

2:32PM: Officers were dispatched to Browne Street for a disturbance. The reporting party told police that she noticed a woman peering into her passenger-side window. When the reporting party asked the woman if she needed any help, the suspect began to yell and scream aggressively. Then the suspect went behind the car and began to bend the woman’s license plate. The suspect will be summonsed to court for malicious damage and simple assault.

Tuesday, March 26th

4:09PM: Police were dispatched to Washington Street and Brookline Avenue for a report of a man brandishing a knife. The reporting party told officers that she saw a man approaching vehicles and asking for money. A dark-colored BMW was directly in front of the reporting party’s car. The woman noticed the man slash the tires of the car when the driver refused to give the suspect any money. Police attempted to locate the driver of the BMW but they were unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a slim black male in his 50’s. The following day, Wednesday the 27th, Police received calls about two men that were threatened with a knife. Based on these incidents, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of this armed suspect.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25th

6:15 AM: Police were dispatched to Payson Road to take a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The reporting party stated that someone had entered his car overnight and rummaged through it. He stated that the vehicle was left unsecured at 11PM on Sunday (3/24) and he returned to his vehicle on Monday at 6 AM. At this time nothing appears to be missing. Police are investigating.

Sunday, March 24th

12:18 PM: An Officer was dispatched to Craig Place to take a report of larceny of a bicycle. The reporting party stated that he was sitting in his living room and observed a man enter his backyard. A short time later he noticed that his bike was missing and presumed the man stole it. The bike, a blue Diamondback 18 speed, was left unsecured in the yard. Police are investigating.

Saturday, March 23rd

8:45 AM: Police were dispatched to Marshall Street to take a report of past malicious damage to a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that her rear window was broken. It appeared that no entry to the vehicle was gained. The reporting party stated that she had a verbal altercation with a tow truck driver the day before regarding a parking spot, and believes he may have something to do with the damage. Police are investigating.

1:03 PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for the report of Shoplifting. Upon arrival Officers were informed by lost prevention that they observed a man place several items into a gym bag and then go into a changing room. The man emerged from the changing room holding several items and went to check out. He paid for the items in his hand and made his way to the exit. A lost prevention officer stopped the man and discovered several stolen items concealed in the man’s gym bag (valued just under $100). The man was arrested for Shoplifting.

Friday, March 22nd

4:30 PM: An Officer was dispatched to a residence on Harvard Street to take a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated that cash was missing from his wallet and his bedroom. He believes that sometime between Thursday at 4:30 PM and Friday at 10:30 AM someone came to his apartment and stole the money. He states that he believes he locked the door to his residence. Police observed no signs of forced entry. This case is under investigation.

Thursday, March 21st

12:59 PM: Police were dispatched to Kent Street for a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a motor vehicle. The resident’s vehicle was parked in their driveway and was last entered on March 20 at approximately 2PM. The reporting party returned to the vehicle at 9AM (on 3/21) and discovered items in the vehicle were out of place and her center console storage compartment was opened. The owner reported that the transponder to her garage was missing, but nothing else. Police are investigating.

4:53 PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for the report of shoplifting. An Officer arrived on scene and met with store staff who reported that they observed a male in an aisle attempting to conceal items by putting them in a shopping bag he was carrying. The Officer observed the man in the aisle and witnessed him continue to place items in the bag as the employees had reported. The Officer, who was in full police uniform, approached the man. The suspect then put the bag down and began to walk away. The Officer informed the man that he had witnessed him place several items into his bag. After a brief investigation, the man was advised that he was going to be placed under arrest for shoplifting. Officers attempted to place handcuffs on him, but the suspect resisted. A brief struggle ensued, and officers were able to gain control of the suspect’s arms and place him into custody. Officers determined that the suspect had 50 bottles of nail polish in his bag valued at over $500. The suspect is charged with Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest.