Police Briefs 08-05-2014

August 8, 2014

Larceny, Other, Under $50

07/13/14 – At about 4:45 a.m., an officer responded to 83 Newbury St. for a larceny report.

At that location, the victim told the officer that he parked his scooter on the sidewalk at 83 Newbury St., and that some time between 1 and 4 a.m., someone stole its cover, which was described as dark blue with grey on the bottom. He also said that security cameras at his work might have captured the incident.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife

07/19/14 – At approximately 8:18 p.m., officers received a radio call for a stabbing at the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets and were given a description of the male suspect, who was spotted standing outside Dunkin’ Donuts.

Police responded to the scene and spoke with Boston Transportation Department parking supervisor, who pointed out the suspect. One of the officers then immediately arrested the suspect, who was later identified as a 57-year-old Boston man, and taped off the crime scene.

The witness told police that following an argument between the two parties, he observed the suspect chasing a male victim down the sidewalk and yelling, “I’m going to kill you!”

After the witness observed the suspect wipe the blade off before dropping the knife, the witness said he kicked the knife away from the suspect.

The suspect was placed into the back of a cruiser and transported to District Four headquarters for booking. The suspect’s alleged weapon, described as a silver Farberware kitchen knife, was recovered near the wheel of a vehicle parked in front of 715 Boylston St., along with a white sheath.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Tufts New England Medical Center for treatment of a small superficial wound in his left armpit and a laceration to the back of his head. He was described as conscious and alert.

After processing the crime scene, detectives responded to the hospital, where the victim told them that the suspect punched him in the stomach before pulling out the knife. The victim said he used a milk crate as a shield before telling the suspect, “Drop the knife, and I’ll drop the crate.”

The victim said he then lowered the crate, at which time the suspect proceeded to stab him in the head and left armpit.

Back on Boylston Street, another detective spoke to a second witness who said he had used his phone to captured video footage of the incident, which he provided to police.

A third witness told the detective that he had seen the suspect and victim arguing as he was walking down Boylston Street before the suspect pulled out a knife. The victim then attempted to defend himself with the milk crate, the witness said.

At the station, the suspect was booked and charged for assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. The knife and sheathe, along with two items of the suspect’s clothing, were recovered at the scene, seized as evidence and turned over to detectives.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Other

07/22/14 – At about 2:05 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a fight in progress at 535 Boylston St.

On arrival, police met the first suspect, who said he had engaged in a verbal argument with a second suspect, which escalated into a physical altercation. At this time, the first suspect said the second suspect smashed a glass on the ground and proceeded to cut him on the arm with it.

Officers observed cuts on the first suspect’s forearm and hands, and he was transported to the Boston Medical Center for treatment of his wounds.

The second suspect was apprehended near the scene of the incident and told officers that the first suspect had attacked him with a piece of glass.

Police observed a puncture wound on the second suspect’s right shin, and he was transported to Tufts Medical Center for treatment of his wounds. Suspecting that the second suspect may be prone to violent outbursts, officers escorted EMS personnel to the hospital, but he cooperated with doctors and medical staff without incident.

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