A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE
On Monday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to 528 Massachusetts Ave. to investigate a person.
While en route, officers were informed of a female suspect at the location with a knife, and that the caller had locked himself in the bedroom. A follow-up call to the residence revealed that the suspect had left the scene prior to the arrival of police.
The caller told officers had had met the suspect via an app called Tagged. He added that the suspect was a friend of his who had agreed to spend the night, although he couldn’t provide officers with her full name.
The caller also told police after the two had sex, he mentioned to the suspect that the arrangement must be “convenient” for her, since she’s homeless. A verbal argument between the two parties ensued and escalated to the point where the suspect grabbed a kitchen knife.
The caller said the suspect never pointed the knife at him, nor attempted to stab him.
On Monday, Nov. 27, at about 1:34 p.m., two victims entered District 1 headquarters and reported they were having ongoing issues with the suspect, who manages their apartment complex at 15 Bay State Road.
The victims told police the problems date back to Sept. 1, when they moved into their apartment, and since that time, they had been receiving aggressive notes from the suspect, who seems to feel free to enter their home at any time.
They said the suspect has repeatedly sent them “angry missives” – the first of which regarded the return of their lease-acknowledgment form while another chastised the victims having a Christmas tree. In the latter letter, the suspect informed the tenants that the tree would have to be removed, and that they would be subject to a removal fee. Another missive from the suspect informed the victims that he could inspect their apartment for clutter and cleanliness at any time.
The day before the victims reported the matter to police, they said the suspect confronted them in their building’s common area. When the victims felt the suspect was trying to intimidate them, they attempted to leave the apartment building, at which time the suspect blocked the doorway and stated, “If you think I can’t go into your apartment any time I want, go get a court order.”
Police instructed the victims, who said they had already contacted Boston Housing Court regarding the matter, on how to obtain a harassment prevention order.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, at around 2:50 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a fight outside of Trinity Church at 560 Boylston St.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to a witness who stated he had observed the victim “shooting cocaine” on a bench and soon afterwards he became irate. The victim began running around the Copley Square area while imploring passersby to punch him in the face. He was also observed asking passersby for money and cursing at them when they didn’t comply.
Another witness told police he observed an unknown male hit the victim in the area of his face and head with a skateboard before fleeing on Boylston Street in the direction of Clarendon Street.
Police then located the victim, who they described as “angry” and “verbally combative.” He was observed to have considerable swelling on the right side of face near his temple while his right eye was nearly swollen shut.
The victim, who also had a bleeding laceration on the right side of his face, told police he doesn’t remember the attack and couldn’t provide them with a description of the suspect.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the victim to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for further evaluation.