Veronica and Friends
On Monday, June 24, at about 10 a.m., a female entered the police station and reported that she had been the victim of an assault and battery in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.
The victim, who had visible bruises about her head and two black eyes, indicated that she also had bruises beneath her clothes on her legs and lower back.
The victim told police after leaving her place of work at the Trident Booksellers and Café at 228 Newbury St. on June 23 at around 5:30 p.m., she visited the Starbucks at 350 Newbury St. As she was entering the coffee shop, a woman and two men asked her change. At this time, she overhead the male suspects refer to the female as “Veronica.”
The victim said upon entering the business, she went to the women’s restroom before feeling light-headed and “out of it.“
The victim said she didn’t see the three suspects following her, but that soon after she was attacked violently, her bag was stolen, and she lost consciousness.
The victim, who said her memory was “cloudy” afterwards, went to Mt. Auburn Hospital for treatment and was released before her mother met her in Cambridge on June 24 at about 7:30 a.m. and took her home. (The victim’s mother also drove her to the police station, but didn’t come inside when the victim made her report.)
Police then photographed the victim’s wounds and had paramedics respond to the scene to check on the victim’s well being. Afterwards, police transported the victim home.
Sneakin’ Through the Alley
On Monday, June 24, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a person using drugs in the alley behind 662 Massachusetts Ave.
Upon arrival, officers located the suspect walking out of the alley and identified themselves as police before conducting a threshold inquiry of the suspect, which revealed he had four active warrants.
The suspect was then placed under arrest for the four active warrants, and a pat frisk of the suspect turned up a plastic bag of a white/tan powder believed to be heroin in his right pants pocket, along with multiple syringes. As a result, he was also charged with possession of a Class A drug (heroin).
The suspect was then transported to District 4 headquarters, where he was booked in the usual manner.
On Tuesday, June 25, at about 9:10 a.m., officers performing a perimeter check of the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston St. observed a male suspect smoking marijuana.
The suspect initially provided police with false information before admitting to them that he had an open warrant, as well as a knife in his possession. A subsequent pat frisk of the suspect turned up a large, silver knife from the right, lower pocket of his cargo shorts and what was believed to be mace from another pocket of his clothing. At this time, police seized both items from the suspect for safety reasons before logging them in as evidence.
While en route to their police car, officers conducted a background check on the suspect, which revealed that he had an active straight warrant out of Worcester District Court for armed robbery, as well as 105 prior offenses for violent crimes. The suspect was also just released in February after serving a sentence for breaking and entering.
The suspect was arrested and transported to District 4 headquarters, where he was charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon (while being the subject of a warrant).