Police Briefs 08-30-2018


Grab bag

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, at approximately 8:21 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery at Public Alley #434.

Upon arrival, the officer met with the female victim who was she was standing outside Joe’s American Bar and Grill near Newbury and Exeter streets when the suspect ran up and snatched her purse. The suspect then ran down Exeter Street towards Commonwealth Avenue before heading towards Public Alley #434.

Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.


Unwelcome guest

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, at about 2:39 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at Verb Hotel at 1271 Boylston St.

Upon arrival, officers located a man who matched the suspect’s description sitting on the property. After the bar manager identified the man as the suspect, police inquired what he was doing there, at which time the suspect began cursing at officers.

Two witnesses on the scene told police they observed the suspect try to gain entry to the hotel, but the doors to the establishment were locked. When both witnesses told the suspect he wasn’t allowed inside the hotel, he began to hitting and pulling on the door in an aggressive manner.

A third witness told police as he was about to walk into the hotel, the suspect ran up to him, nudged him in the stomach and said, “Do what you have to do.”

The third witness also said he observed the suspect refuse to leave the premises despite multiple requests from hotel staff to do so.

Police located the suspect outside the hotel and ordered him to leave the premises. The suspect again began swearing at officers and refused to leave, despite repeated warnings that he would be arrested.

Police then handcuffed the suspect and transported him to District 4 headquarters for booking. While en route, the suspect kicked the inside of the police cruiser and continued swearing at officers.

He was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.


Cash grab

On Friday, Aug. 24, at about 12:55 a.m., officers responded to the Midtown Hotel at 220 Huntington Ave. for a reported larceny in progress.

On arrival, police met with the victim, who said about 10 minutes earlier, two male suspects entered the hotel and jumped across the counter. One of the suspects then threatened to kill the victim if he didn’t open the safe.

When the victim told the suspects he didn’t have access to the safe, the suspect removed two cash drawers and fled towards Cumberland Street with approximately $1,000 cash.

The incident was caught on surveillance video, which hotel police provided to police.

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