Police Briefs 03-01-2018

March 1, 2018


Hats off

On Friday, Feb. 22, at about 9:59 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a person with a knife at CVS Pharmacy at 874 Harrison Ave.

A dispatcher informed officers that a caller had observed a man walking down Harrison Avenue towards Massachusetts Avenue with a knife in hand.

Police stopped a man matching the individual’s description in the area of 725 Massachusetts Ave. The individual had his hands in his pockets and refused to comply when offices repeatedly asked him to remove them, and eventually tripped on a potted plant and landed on his back while attempting to move away from officers. Police then held the individual down and performed a pat-frisk of him for weapons, which yielded negative results.

The individual admitted to police that he had thrown a knife into a trash barrel on Harrison Avenue, but said the weapon wasn’t his. He told police an unknown suspect, with whom he had a few previous run-ins at a shelter at 112 Southampton St., walked passed him on the sidewalk outside CVS and stole his ball cap. The suspect then allegedly pulled out a knife and came towards the individual.

The individual subsequently directed police to the trash barrel on Harrison Avenue, where they recovered a small kitchen knife.

A background check showed the individual had a default warrant out of Roxbury District court for indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over. He was placed under arrest for the warrant and transported to the police station for booking.

Rubber check

On Friday, Feb. 23, at around 9:58 a.m., officers responded to radio call to investigate a suspicious person at Eastern Bank at 155 Dartmouth St. after a male suspect had attempted to withdraw money from a fraudulent account there.

Upon arrival, police observed the suspect at a teller’s counter and asked to speak to him, at which time he appeared nervous, avoided eye contact with officers and was observed to be breathing heavily.

The branch manager told police that the suspect had allegedly deposited a fraudulent check for $1,698 three days earlier and was now attempting to withdraw $1,600 from the account.

The suspect was subsequently charged with forgery of a check and uttering a false order for money and transported to District 4 headquarters for booking.

Out of time

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at approximately 10:12 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery in the area of Symphony Road and St. Stephen Street.

Officers met with the victim in front of the Christian Science Publishing Society building at 210 Massachusetts Ave. He said he was walking down Symphony Road towards St. Stephen Street, where two suspects approached him and asked him for the time. When the victim pulled out his Samsung Galaxy S6, the suspects grabbed the phone and fled on foot outbound on Symphony Road in the direction of Hemenway Street. The victim said he never saw a weapon, nor did either suspect mention having one at any time during the robbery.

Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.


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