Police Briefs 10-31-2019

Turf War

On Monday, Oct. 21, at approximately 11:55 a.m., police responded to a call for an assault and battery in progress at 841 Boylston St.

On arrival, officers spoke with the victim, said at about 11:30 a.m., he and the suspect had a dispute over a spot on the sidewalk, during which the suspect punched him in the face. The victim said he then punched the victim back in the face in self-defense.

Both parties declined medical attention and were advised to stay away from each other at that time.

Under the Weather

On Oct.22, at around 7:51 a.m., officers responded to a radio call to assist EMTs at Blackbird Donuts at 492 Tremont St.

Upon arrival, police located the victim inside the store. The victim stated her name, but said she only wanted an ambulance and refused to talk to police. Police observed the victim appeared very distraught, was shaking uncontrollably and had about a “five-second delay” while speaking with them.

The victim told EMTs she had injected meth and “wasn’t feeling well,” before they transported her to Tufts Medical Center for further evaluation.

Smash and Grab

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at about 8:35 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at Bennett’s Sandwich Shop at 84 Peterborough St.

Upon arrival, police met the shop owner and observed that then front glass-door had been smashed with a rock. They then entered the eatery and searched for a suspect to no avail.

A store employee told police he had arrived at work at about 6:55 a.m. to find the door smashed, at which time he didn’t enter the shop nor did he observe any suspects.

The owner said approximately $400 cash had been stolen from the cash register, and that security footage show an unknown male suspect smash the glass in the front door and enter the shop at about 5:36 a.m. The suspect is then seen removing the register from the counter and slamming it on the ground approximately 10 times before it break open before fleeing.

Taken for a Ride

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at about 6:35 p.m., a victim walked into District 74 headquarters to report he was the victim of an assault-simple battery and robbery between Massachusetts and Harrison avenues.

The victim said he was waiting at the bus stop the previous day when a male suspect approached him and pushed him to the ground. At this time, the suspect stepped on the victim’s chest to prevent him from moving while punching him in the nose, which caused the victim to bleed from his right nostril. The suspect then snatched the victim’s backpack before running away.

The victim told police his backpack contained his driver’s license, $23 cash, a prescription for Suboxone and a silver LG phone.

The victim further stated he alerted the emergency tower at Boston Medical Center for help, at which time hospital security approached him and said the incident had been recorded on camera.

The victim said he didn’t know exactly when the robbery occurred.

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