D-4 POLICE NEWS
A few dollars less
On Monday, Feb. 12, at about 4:25 p.m., police responded to a radio call for an attempted robbery at Rosie’s Place at 889 Harrison Ave.
On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who said she was at the corner of Massachusetts and Harrison avenues a little after 4 p.m., when a man asked her for a few dollars. When the victim told him she didn’t have any money for him, the suspect’s wife said, “You’re going to give him money. I have a knife.”
The victim again said she didn’t have any money for the suspect, during which time his wife never displayed a knife. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s pocketbook and refused to let go of it. During the ensuing struggle between the suspect and victim, her coat was ripped. Meanwhile, the suspect’s wife told the victim she was pregnant.
The suspect then grabbed a plastic bag containing clothing from the victim’s pocketbook and dumped the contents onto the sidewalk.
The victim said she picked up her property and walked to Rosie’s Place to call police because she doesn’t have a phone.
The officer searched the area for the suspect and his wife to no avail.
Dog day afternoon
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at approximately 8:20 a.m., officers were flagged down on account of a male suspect causing a disturbance in the area of 575 Boylston St.
A witness told police he had observed the suspect yelling and screaming at pedestrians. He then kicked a dog and continued to walk on Boylston Street towards Clarendon Street.
Officesr stopped a man matching the suspect’s description in the area of 500 Boylston St., at which time a female victim approached them and said the suspect had kicked her 72-pound malamute collie in the stomach. The dog appeared to be walking gingerly, and the woman said she planned to take her pot to the veterinarian for further evaluation.
The suspect was placed under arrest for cruelty to animals, as well as a Dec. 8 default warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for disturbing a correctional institute, assault and battery on a correctional facility employee and threats to commit a crime. He was transported to District 4 headquarters for booking, at which time he verbally assaulted the officers, and his behavior grew increasingly erratic. Paramedics subsequently responded to District 4 headquarters and conducted a mental health evaluation on the suspect, which determined he needed no further medical treatment.
Pick a card
On Sunday, Feb. 18, at around 10 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a person stabbed at 1154 Boylston St.
Up arrival, officers met with the victim, who said he had been robbed near a statue on the Fenway. At this time, a masked suspect put a knife to the victim’s chest before stealing a credit card and a bank card from him. (The thief left the victim with his wallet, which contained cash, and a cell phone, saying that he was only after the pilfered cards.)
The victim sustained a small cut to his right hand during the incident, which required a Band-Aid from paramedics who arrived on the scene. The victim refused any further medical attention at this time and signed a waiver to this effect.
Police searched he area for the suspect to no avail.