D-4 POLICE NEWS
Butt of the joke
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, at about 7:39 p.m., police responded to a radio call to assist an outside department at 31 Hemenway St.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with a Berklee College of Music police lieutenant who said he had identified the suspect in an armed robbery that took place at 1140 Boylston St. at around 12:19 a.m. At this time, two victims stated that a male suspect pulled a knife on them at that location.
The victims said they were walking westbound on Boylston Street when the suspect approached them and asked them for cigarettes before brandishing a knife and demanding cigarettes. The victims then fled towards the Fenway and called 9-1-1. Soon afterwards, police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.
Berklee police posted a picture of the suspect on Facebook and later received multiple calls stating that the suspect was in the area of 31 Hemenway St.
Police then located the suspect, arrested him and charged him with armed robbery. During the booking process, the suspect was found to have default warrants out of Somerville District Court for “shoplifting by asportation” (second offense) and receiving stolen property. The Warrant Unit was duly notified of this discovery.
On Friday, Sept. 18, at approximately 10:24 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a suspect with a knife at Star Market, located at 33 Kilmarnock St.
While en route to that location, the officer was notified that store security was following the suspect on Peterborough Street.
On arrival, a security guard told the officer he observed the suspect place several bottles of alcohol into his duffel bag and then leave the store without paying for the items. The security guard said he then followed the suspect outside confronted him about the alleged larceny and attempted to get the suspect to return to the store.
At this time, the suspect told the security guard to get away from him before removing a knife from his pocket, unfolding it and holding it to his side. The suspect then fled on foot down Kilmarnock Street and turned left on Peterborough Street. The suspect then dropped his duffel bag in front of 119 Peterborough St. before the security guard lost sight of him.
The officer seized the bag as evidence, and the bottles of alcohol, with a total value of approximately 3130, were returned to the security guard.
Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.
No use crying….
On Saturday, Sept. 29, at around 1:19 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for an assault and battery at Storyville, located at 90 Exeter St.
Upon arrival, police spoke with the nightclub’s manager, who said a victim was involved in an altercation at the establishment, during which he was punched in the face.
The victim told officers he got into an argument over a spilled drink, and that the suspect denied spilling it. The two parties proceeded to argue, and the suspect subsequently punched the victim in the face. Police observed a small laceration to the victim’s upper lip, but he declined medical attention at this time.
After the victim pointed out the suspect, who was still on the premises, the suspect confirmed that the two parties had gotten into an argument over the spilled drink, but said the victim pushed him first, and that he punched the victim in self defense.
Police informed both parties a report would be filed on the incident, and they both left without further incident.
Storyville was issued a License premise Violation for a “patron-on-patron” incident.