Police Briefs 09-27-2018


Fender bender

On Monday, Sept. 17, at around 3:25 p.m., police responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress at West Newton and Washington streets.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who said after he parked his car at that location, an unknown female suspect began banging on the hood of his vehicle without any provocation.

The victim stated he exited his vehicle and asked the suspect to stop, at which time she began screaming at the victim while continuing to bang on his car When the victim pulled out his phone to photograph the suspect, she hit him in the hand with a metal water bottle, causing the victim to drop his phone. The suspect then hit the rear window of the victim’s vehicle before fleeing down West Newton Street towards Shawmut Avenue.

The victim, who sustained no visible injuries, declined medical attention at the scene. He also declined to press charges against the suspect, since his vehicle wasn’t damaged, but said he wanted the incident documented.

Police canvassed the area for the suspect to no avail.

Thumbs down

On Monday, Sept. 17, at around 9:29 p.m., an officer responded to a radio call for a reported robbery at 850 Harrison Ave.

On arrival, the officer spoke to two Boston University Medical Center security guards, who said while on a bicycle patrol, they heard a woman scream for help. As they approached the bus stop at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues, they observed the female suspect on top of the victim on the ground.  The suspect got off the victim and stood up after seeing the security guards.

The victim told the officer she was standing at the bus stop, when the suspect approached and began talking to her. The suspect then lunged at the victim and attempted to take her bag, she said.

The victim resisted the robbery attempt, and a struggle ensued. The suspect then pushed the victim backwards into a wall, knocking her to the ground. The suspect landed on top of the victim and began punching her as she continued to try to take the victim’s bag. When the victim put up her arms to defend himself, the suspect bit the victim’s right thumb. The security guards then arrived at the scene, and the suspect stopped assaulting the victim.

The victim declined medical treatment for the injury to her thumb, but police provided her with a Band Aid.

As police attempted to place the suspect in handcuffs, she violently resisted before being transported to the District 6 police station for booking.

Service interrupted

On Sunday, Sept. 23, at around 12:20 p.m., police responded the Arlington Street Church at 351 Boylston St. for a radio call to investigate a person.

On arrival, the officer spoke to the parishioner, who said during the 11 a.m. service, a male suspect entered the church and began taking pictures, and recording the service. Shortly thereafter, two other male entered the church carrying backpacks with what appeared to be PVC pipe and rolled-up banners.

At this time, one of the suspect interrupted the service, and all three suspects exclaimed, “Repent to Jesus”; “Theses are lies”; Save your soul”; and “Jesus will save you.”

After the suspects were escorted from the church, a witness found a bag on the church steps that might’ve been left behind by the suspects.

Later, the Bomb Squad responded and took possession of the backpack.

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