Police Briefs 01-18-2011

January 18, 2011

Investigate Person

01/05/11 – At about 10:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to Borders bookstore at 511 Boylston St. for a report of a suspected shoplifter on the premises.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to an employee, who reported that an unknown male, suspected of shoplifting on Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, 2010, was in the store.  The employee further stated that the worker who witnessed the alleged theft wasn’t working at the time and didn’t make a copy of the incident on DVD.

The employee told police that he would attempt to make a copy of the incident on DVD and contact them when it became available.

Officers subsequently identified and conducted a FIO (Field Intelligence Observation) of the suspect. The suspect informed police that he was recently released from jail and had served time for larceny and shoplifting-related crimes.

At the request of Borders, the suspect was advised that he was trespassing and would be arrested if he returned to the store.

Assault and Battery

01/06/11 – At approximately 4:20 p.m., officers spoke with victim, who stated that a fellow resident at Hale House at 273 Clarendon St. had slapped her.

The victim stated that she was in the common room when the suspect was bothering another resident.

After the victim asked the suspect to stop, the suspect slapped the victim in the face.

The suspect was taken by a private ambulance for a psychiatric exam before police arrived. The victim declined medical attention from on-duty medical staff.

Police spoke with the Hale House administrator, who stated that the suspect was involved in other disturbances.

The administrator also said Hale House might seek to transfer the suspect upon his return from the hospital.


Jan. 3

297 Marlborough St., Towed Motor Vehicle

28 Exeter St., Towed Motor Vehicle

261 Dartmouth St., Investigate Person

29 Commonwealth Ave., Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force

Jan. 4

276 Marlborough St., Towed Motor Vehicle

Berkeley Street, Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury

261 Newbury St., Larceny in a Building, Under $50

Jan. 5

511 Boylston St., Investigate Person

182 Newbury St., Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over

710 Boylston St., Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury

279 Dartmouth St., Property – Found

Jan. 6

Gloucester Street, Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50

497 Boylston St., Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over

273 Clarendon St., Assault and Battery

354 Commonwealth Ave., Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage

161 Newbury St., Investigate Property

Commonwealth Avenue, Violation of the Auto Laws – Using Motor Vehicle without Authority

257 Commonwealth Ave., Harassing Phone Calls

237 Beacon St., Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over

Jan. 7

173 Marlborough St., Counterfeiting

Boylston Street, Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury

Boylston Street, Violation of the Auto Laws – Miscellaneous

Jan. 8

497 Boylston St., Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over

330 Newbury St., Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199

Jan. 9

361 Boylston St., Assault and Battery, Hands, Feet, Etc.- Medical Attention Required

Exeter Street, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Other

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