Police Briefs 05-16-2019

D-4 Police News


On Thursday, May 9, at about 3 p.m., police responded to radio call for a fight at 225 Massachusetts Ave.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim, who said an unknown male suspect began yelling and screaming at him before he attempted to the forcibly take the victim’s bike away from him. The victim dropped his backpack at this time, which the suspect seized hold of before fleeing on a blue bicycle in the direction of Copley Square.

While searching the area of Boylston and Exeter streets, police spotted an individual who matched the suspect’s description on a blue bicycle. Officers stopped the individual and a search of a backpack in his possession turned up the victim’s Massachusetts driver’s license and personal paperwork.

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest for unarmed robbery and transported to District 4 headquarters for booking.

The victim’s backpack was also returned to him.

Radio pirate

On Thursday, May 9, at approximately 10:35 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a fight outside of Loretta’s Last Call at 1 Lansdowne St.

On arrival, police observed a large crowd gathered on Lansdowne Street, as well as several officer assigned to detail for a House of Blues concert speaking to an individual sitting on the sidewalk outside of Loretta’s.

According to the officers on detail, the individual and his friends had been removed from the Lansdowne Pub, at which time he became involved in a physical altercation with an unknown number of individuals on Lansdowne Street, all of whom fled the area in an unknown direction.

When police attempted to speak to the remaining individual he was uncooperative; he also refused medical attention or a ride somewhere.

While police were canvassing the area to speak to employees who might’ve witnesses the earlier altercation, the individual stood up and began walking away from the bar down Ipswich Street in the direction of Van Ness Street.

The responding officer remained at the House of Blues as the crowd dispersed, but as they were driving away, they observed the man running down Ipswich Street with another male in pursuit screaming: “Get him! Get him!”

Police followed them both as they took a right onto Ipswich Street in the direction of Van Ness Street before the initial suspect entered a construction site.

Police were able to apprehend the initial suspect in the parking behind the Boston Conservatory, as well as his pursuer as he was fleeing down the alley toward Ipswich Street.

Meanwhile, the bouncer at the Lansdowne Pub told police that the initial suspect spit in his face and stole a portable radio from his person before fleeing down Lansdowne Street. The suspect then allegedly threw the radio into an adjacent parking lot attempted to flee the area. (Employees were able to retrieve the radio from the parking lot.)

After the bouncer positively identified the suspect as he was sitting in back of a police cruiser, he was charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and trespassing before being transported to District 4 headquarters and booked in the usual manner.

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