Police Briefs 04-18-2019

D-4 Police News

All wet

On Monday, April 8, at about 12:30 p.m., police responded to a radio call for reported threats at J.P. Licks at 173 Newbury St.

On arrival, the officer met with the victim, who said he was driving at a slow speed in an alley behind the aforementioned address between 10 and 10:30 a.m., when he observed the male suspect walking several dogs.

As he approached the suspect, the victim said he got out of the way to let him pass, at which time he accidentally splashed the suspect with water. The suspect then began allegedly yelling profanities at the victim and chased after his vehicle on foot.

The suspect eventually caught up with the victim’s vehicle and opened the driver’s door. The suspect continued to scream profanities at the victim and made a fist, which the victim said made him feel threatened.

After the victim told the suspect he would call the police, the victim was able to get away from the suspect and parked his car in the alley.

Several minutes later, the victim said the suspect returned to the scene wearing a different jacket and began taking photographs of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect eventually left, but the victim alleged that the suspect later called his place of business in an effort to get him in trouble at work.

Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.

Dirty business

On Wednesday, April 10, an officer assigned to a detail at the House of Blues at 15 Lansdowne St. took a report for an assault and battery.

A witness told the officer that one of his fellow security guards had been punched in the face, and that security was currently detaining the female suspect.

The officer then met with the suspect, who said she had a problem with the victim because the security guard had accused her of underage drinking and attempted to escort her out of the venue. The suspect admitted she punched the victim, saying that victim was “in [her] business.”

The security guard said the incident was captured on surveillance video, and that the venue could provide it to police.

The victim was escorted to Massachusetts General Hospital via ambulance before the officer had a chance to speak with her.


On Wednesday, April 10, at around 10 a.m., police observed a suspect whom they knew from multiple previous encounters and believed to have active warrants in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street.

After verifying that the suspect did have an open warrant out of Roxbury District Court for shoplifting by asportation and assault and battery, officers observed the suspect in front of 566 Massachusetts Ave. holding money in his hands. Police were then able to place the suspect in handcuffs following a brief struggle.

Upon frisking the suspect, police seized a gold container from his right–hand jacket pocket.

“Come on, man, I’m a drug addict,” the suspect pleaded.

Inside the container, police located eight, small, individually wrapped plastic bags of what appeared to be crystal meth.

The suspect was charged with possession of a Class B substance and resisting arrest and transported to District 4 headquarters, where he was booked in the usual manner. Police also logged in the confiscated contraband in the District 4 Drug Control log and deposited it in the

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