Police Briefs 01-16-2020

Picky Eater

On Monday, Jan. 6, at about 12:05 a.m., police responded to a radio call for vandalism in progress at 715 Boylston St.

On arrival, officers spoke to a Pine Street Inn employee, who said the suspect approached him when he was handing out food to complain that it contained pork, and since he was Muslim and therefore couldn’t eat it, and to ask for tuna fish instead. When the employee informed the suspect that the food he was handing out was all he had to give, the suspect became irate and kicked the window off the side of the Pine Street Inn van. The officer observed a dent on the rear passenger’s side door, and that the driver’s side-view mirror at this time.

Police canvased the area for the suspect to no avail.

Driving in the Dark

On Monday, Jan. 6, at approximately 5:21 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Berkley Street and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Upon arrival, police observed a female in the street who was complaining of pain in the area of her right arm/wrist. Paramedics arrived on the scene to evaluate the victim, who said she was walking along Shawmut Avenue and crossing East Berkeley Street in the crosswalk when she observed the suspect driving and shouted at him several times to stop to no avail. At this time, the suspect’s front bumper struck the victim, knocking her to the ground.

The suspect, who was on the scene, told police was driving down Shawmut Avenue when he turned right on East Berkley Street, and that he had a green light. The suspect also said it was dark out, and that the victim was wearing a black coat, so he couldn’t see him.

The victim was transported to Tufts Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.

Grab Bag

On Thursday, Jan. 9, at around 5:24 p.m., a victim of a robbery flagged down an officer at 70 Worcester St. who said about 15 minutes earlier, two male suspects robbed him as he was walking down Worcester Street towards Tremont Street. At this time, the suspects, who were walking in front of the victim, turned and confronted him.

One suspect then struck the victim in the face during a physical altercation that transpired after the suspects attempted to steal his GoRuck backpack, valued at $2,650 and containing a 13-inch Macbook Pro, as well as several bottles of prescription medication in the victim’s name.

Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.

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