D-4 POLICE NEWS
Cut it out
On Tuesday, April 17, at around 3 p.m., police responded to a report that a suspect had just threatened another individual with a knife in the bathroom of the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston St.
Upon arrival, library security guards directed the officers to the suspect, and police conducted a pat-frisk of him, during which they recovered a small pocketknife from the right, front pocket o his coat.
Police then spoke to the victim’s father who pointed to the suspect and said, “That guy pulled a knife on my son, and my son is terrified.”
The victim told police when he was in the stall, the suspect approached him, brandished the knife and ordered him to leave the bathroom. The victim then ran out of the bathroom and told his father what happened, at which time his father called the police.
The suspect was placed under arrest for assault by means of a dangerous weapon (knife) and an outstanding warrant. He was transported to District 4 headquarters, and the knife was seized as evidence.
Light my fire
On Saturday, April 21, at about 9:47 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a fire/struck box at 54 Westland Ave.
Upon arrival, officers met firefighters on the scene who had extinguished a fire in the rear alleyway at that location without incident.
The fire chief told police that the cause of the fire was unknown/suspicious, and that damages were estimated at $500. The fire also damaged the first-floor window of a residence located in the rear of 54 Westland Ave., and the occupant was notified.
Meanwhile, another building occupant said he had a working camera that showed two unknown individuals walking by the trashcan at the time of the fire, although it was unclear if they were responsible for it.