Police Briefs 01-31-2019

‘Pin’ Peddler

On Friday, Jan. 18, at about 11:14 a.m., plainclothes officers were on routine patrol in the vicinity of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue – an area police have been monitoring due to frequent drug-related activity.

At this time, police observed two male suspects walk towards each other and have a brief conversation. Officers in an unmarked car, who believed they had just witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction, then approached the suspects.

Police neared the first suspect, who was observed to have a closed fist, and identified themselves as officers, at which time the suspect opened his hand to reveal he was holding a handful of loose, blue pills. The suspect told police as he walking past the second suspect he asked him if he had any “pins,” and when the second suspect confirmed that was in possession of the aforementioned drugs, then first suspect negotiated to buy 10 pills from him for $30.

When police asked the second suspect how he knew the other man, he replied that he just sold him some pills. Officers then placed the second suspect under arrest, and a search of him person revealed an empty bottle of Clonazepam, as well as the $30 he was allegedly given in exchange for the pills.

The second suspect was subsequently charged with distribution of a Class C drug while the first suspect was charged with possession of said substance.

Three Stooges

On Saturday, Jan. 19, at approximately 4:50 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery in the vicinity of Camden Street and Columbus Avenue.

On arrival, officers spoke to the female victim, who said three male suspects knocked her to the ground before stealing her iPhone and $11 cash. She added that the suspects had followed her from the Massachusetts Avenue MBTA station and watched her use the ATM at the Bank of America branch on Huntington Avenue. The suspect then followed her across the bridge before confronting her on Camden Street near Carter Park.

At this time, the victim said one of the suspects yelled out to her, and when she didn’t respond, he kicked her legs out from under her, causing her to fall to the ground. The suspects told the victim they didn’t want to hurt her and were only after her cash and phone. After the victim relinquished the requested items, the suspects fled down Columbus Avenue and onto Massachusetts Avenue.

Northeaster University police were on the scene and told Boston Police that the suspects had been spotted the suspects in the area of Hemenway Street, and that they had a surveillance video of the suspects.

The victim declined medical attention at the scene, and police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.

Driving Mad

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at around 4:10 p.m., officers responded to 9 Ablemarle St. for a reported road rage incident.

On arrival, police spoke to the victim, who said he was driving his Dodge 1500 home from work when the suspect, who was driving a newer-model BMW sedan, cut him off. The victim said he then beeped his horn at the suspect, who continued to drive in front of the victim.

Rather than driving further up, the suspect kept hitting the brakes to keep pace with the victim’s vehicle. The suspect got out of his vehicle when both vehicles were stopped at an intersection and walked towards the victim’s car. The victim then observed that the suspect was holding a black handgun in his left hand down by his side. When the suspect saw oncoming traffic, he got back in his car and drove away. The victim said the suspect then cut down Westland Street to Massachusetts Avenue and got directly behind the victim’s vehicle on Tremont Street. The victim said he made a quick left onto West Newton Street and, fearing for his safety, made his way home to call police.

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