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D-14 Police Reports

Here you will find the weekly police reports from Boston Police District 14 Community Service Office:

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July 20-26, 2015

Breaking & Entering

July 20, 2015

Witness Sees Suspects Leaving Apartment……………… About 8:00 PM Officers received a radio call to 180 Franklin Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to witnesses who stated they observed two Hispanic males coming out of a side door which is connected to the basement apartment. Officers proceeded to the apartment and observed the main door to the apartment open. Officers waited for the victim to return home, and she reported a Mac Book Pro and numerous check books stolen.

July 21, 2015

Suspect Enters through Front Door……………About 5:45 PM Officers received a radio call to 1697 Commonwealth Avenue for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated unknown persons entered their apartment through their front door, causing damage to the door jam.  The following items were reported stolen at this time: Kohl’s gift card, Crate & Barrel gift card, gold colored earrings and chain.  District Detectives notified.

Suspect Enters Apartment while Victim’s Sleep…………….About 8:36 AM Officers received a radio call to 50 Gardner Street for a breaking & Entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victims who stated unknown persons entered their apartment through an unlocked door and removed the following items: 60” TV, XBOX 1, 4 XBOX controllers, 4 XBOX games.  Victims were all home at the time of the robbery. District Detectives notified.

July 24, 2015

Suspect Enter Apartment with no signs of forced Entry………. About 6:40 PM Officers received a radio call to 290 Foster Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victims who stated unknown persons entered their apartment and removed the following items:  two Apple Mac Books, and a Fossil watch. Officers observed no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

July 26, 2015

Suspect Pushes in Air Conditioner to Gain Access to Apartment……………About 3:27 PM Officers received a radio call to 8 Arden Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated he received a call from his landlord stating his air conditioner had fallen out. The victim returned home and found his dresser had been “ransacked”. The victim reported $2000.00 US currency stolen at this time. The victim also reported his roommate was home during this time but did not hear anything.

Suspect Enters through Front Bedroom Window……………… About 9:21 PM Officers received a radio call to 37 Wallingford Road for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke with the victim who stated unknown persons entered their apartment through a front bedroom window, and fled through the front door. The following items were reported stolen at this time: Apple Mac Book Pro, I Phone 5, and Apple TV. District 14 detectives responded and processed the scene.

Robbery

July 24, 2015

Suspect Holds Door for Victim…………….. About 5:35 PM Officers received a radio call to 126 Warren Street for a robbery report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated she was coming home from the laundromat with her laundry. Suspect #2 held the main apartment door for the victim and suspect #1 took her wallet from the top of her basket.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 40-50 years old, 5’-10”, wearing a white T-shirt, suspect  #2 was described as a black male, 40-50 years old wearing a black  t-shirt.  Both suspects were unshaven. The suspects charged $1300.00 on the victim’s credit cards before she cancelled them. 

Bank Robbery

July 24, 2015

Bank Robber Leaves his Wallet on Counter…………… About 1:27 PM Officers responded to a radio call to Citizen’s Bank, 414 Washington Street for an armed robbery in progress.  The suspect entered the bank wearing a disguise and showed the teller a fake “bomb”.  The suspect was chased from the bank and dropped the stolen money, his wig and glasses. He fled on Washington Street toward Dighton Street. of the bank Further investigation revealed the suspect had left his wallet on the counter in the bank.  Officers observed the suspect’s license, searched the area, and located the suspect in the parking lot of the Brighton Congregational Church. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to D14 for booking.

Security for the Home

  • Use sturdy doors.
  • Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.
  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.
  • Don‘t buzz people into the building without knowing who they are.
  • Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.
  • Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building.
  • This can be done in a polite way and is essential.
  • Lock your windows.
  • When you are not at home, always lock your first floor windows.
  • In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.

Hot Weather

In normal weather, the body’s internal thermostat produces perspiration that evaporates and cools the body. Extreme heat and high humidity, however, slows down evaporation, forcing the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, potentially leading to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. 

  • Avoid strenuous activity on hot days.
  • Drink plenty of water. Even if you do not feel thirsty, stay hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature.
  • Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Too much sun is harmful. Use sunscreen with a high SPF rating when outdoors.
  • Cool off at one of the City’s many pools or water spray stations.
  • Go indoors to beat the heat, such as air-conditioned community centers, schools, libraries, or theaters.
  • If your home does not have air conditioning, try to stay on your lowest, coolest floor.
  • Use electric fans to cool you down, even if they do not cool the air.
  • Cover windows that receive morning/afternoon sun with drapes, shades, or awnings. Outdoor awnings can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors to make sure that they are safe.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.
  • Do not leave pets outside for extended periods, and give them plenty of water to drink.

If you believe you or someone you’re with is experiencing a heat-related medical emergency, promptly call 9-1-1. For non-emergency questions about the City’s heat-related services, please call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.

 

June 8- 14, 2015

Breaking & Entering

June 6, 2015

Suspect Enters through a Side Screen Window…………… About 12:25 AM Officers received a radio call to 4 Carol Avenue for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated the suspect (s) entered their apartment through an unlocked screen window and stole two MAC Book Pro’s.

June 8, 2015

Victim Returns from Vacation and Finds Rear Door Open…………. About 6:43 PM Officers received a radio call 31 South Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated he came home after being away for a few days. He went into his bedroom and found his Toshiba Lap Top and Go Pro missing.  The victim checked other rooms in the house and found his rear door unlocked and partially opened.   The victim’s roommate was out of town and will provide Detectives with a list of stolen items upon his return. 

June 12, 2015

Suspect Enters Through Window with no Screen…………. About 5:45 PM Officers received a radio call to 74 Allston for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victims who stated they secured their apartment in the morning and returned home and found both doors closed but unlocked.  One of the victims locked her bedroom door but found the door knob had been damaged and her room ransacked. The victims believe the suspect gained entry through a locked window that had no screen. The victims reported the following items stolen at this time: silver Apple Mac Book Air, silver Mac Book Pro, and various pieces of jewelry.  District Detectives responded and processed the scene.

June 14, 2015

Suspect Removes Screen and Enters Through Kitchen Window………………About 9:00 PM Officers received a radio call to 11 Cummings Road for a breaking & entering report.  On arrival Officers spoke with the victim who stated all their bedrooms were ransacked. The victims reported US Currency, and a HP Lap Top stolen at this time.  District Detectives responded and processed the scene. 

Security for the Home

  • Use sturdy doors.
  • Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.
  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.
  • Do not buzz people into the building without knowing who they are.
  • Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.
  • Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building.
  • This can be done in a polite way and is essential.
  • Lock your windows.
  • When you are not at home, always lock your first floor windows.
  • In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.

Larceny of Bicycle

6/13/15 36 Gardena Street

6/13/15 1564 Commonwealth Avenue

Bicycle Theft Prevention

  • Get a U Lock for your bike. The overwhelming majorities of stolen bikes are locked with a cable or chain, or weren’t locked at all. The least expensive U-lock is better than the best chain.
  • A bike being unlocked is a bigger factor in whether it gets stolen than how expensive the bike is.
  • Most bikes that are stolen have been left unlocked “just for a minute”
  • Lock the front wheel to the frame, if you can lock it to something.
  • Don’t use parking meters or sign polls because the bikes can easily be lifted over and taken away in seconds.
  • Avoid parking bike overnight in public if you can avoid it.
  • Take a picture of your bike to help identify it if is stolen.
  • Write down your bike serial number and etch your driver’s license number 2 places on your bike. Using the driver’s license number will greatly assist police in recovery of stolen bikes.
  • Stolen bicycles unlike motor vehicles are extremely difficult for police to recover.  Check with the BPD warehouse and ask to look at confiscated bikes.
  • Most bicycle recoveries have been initiated by the victim because they have spotted it being used in the neighborhood, advertised on-line or being sold at a second hand bike shop.

Stolen Packages

6/12/15 90 Gardner  Street

6/14/15 71 Euston Rd.

January 19-25, 2015

 

Breaking & Entering

 

January 21, 2015

Suspect Enters Through Back Door…………….. About 7:00 PM Officers received a radio call to 130 Englewood Avenue for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victims who stated the suspect entered through the back door –no signs of forced entry. The victims reported the following items stolen at this time: (2) 13” Mac Book Pro, (1) 15” Mac Book Pro, IPOD classic, and various pieces of jewelry. District Detectives were notified.

 

January 22, 2015

Victims Find Apartment “tossed” and Rear Door Open……………

About 7:30 PM Officers received a radio call to 21 Chester Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke to the victims who stated the apartment was secured when they left this morning. They came home and found the front door still locked, but the rear door open. All windows were secured except for one in the kitchen, which was difficult to open. The victims reported several computers stolen at this time. They will forward a complete list of stolen items to the district detectives.

Suspect Bends Security Bar and Opens Window…………….. About 8:25 PM Officers received a radio call to 45 Ashford Street for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke with the victim who stated she went out at 4:00 PM and returned at 8:00 PM and found items in her bedroom thrown all over the floor. Other bedrooms were in the same condition but the victims were not home at the time. Victim reported her MAC Book Pro stolen at this time. Detectives responded and processed the scene.

 

Suspect Apologizes when Victim Catches him Coming Through Window………………. About 9:59 PM Officers received a radio call to 58 Glenville Avenue for a breaking & entering report. On arrival Officers spoke with the victim who stated at 2:30 AM this date she got up to pray. She was in her kitchen when she heard a loud thumping coming from her bedroom window. She looked through her kitchen window and saw a white male, thin, 30 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with white designs on the pockets, trying to open her bedroom window. The victim yelled to the suspect, “what do you want?” and the suspect said, “I’m sorry” and fled down the fire escape. District detectives responded and processed the scene

 

Security for the Home

  • Use sturdy doors.
  • Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.
  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.
  • Don ‘t buzz people into the building without knowing who they are.
  • Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.
  • Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building.
  • This can be done in a polite way and is essential.
  • Lock your windows.
  • When you are not at home, always lock your first floor windows.
  • In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.

 

 

January 23, 2015

Assault with Dangerous Weapon……………

Suspect Displays Black Handled two Sided Knife……………. About 4:00PM the victim reported to D14 that he was at Dunkin Donuts, 330 Washington Street and was approached by the suspect who stated “I need a couple of bucks because my car broken down”. The victim refused to give him any money. The suspect took a black; double blade out of his coat pocket and placed it along his thigh. The victim went into Dunkin Donuts and the suspect stayed outside. Victim went to BC and reported incident to the BC Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2015

Assault & Battery

Suspect Exits his Vehicle and Breaks Victim’s Phone…………….

About 3:00 PM victim reported to D14 that he was traveling on N Beacon Street when he was cut off by a grey Toyota. The victim reached the light at N Beacon Street and Market Street, and asked the operator why she cut him off.  The passenger in the suspect’s vehicle exited the vehicle and asked the victim what he said, and tried to pull him out his vehicle. The victim was able to free himself but suffered a small cut on his hand. The suspect took the victim’s phone and smashed it on the ground. The victim feared for his safely and fled to the police station. The incident will be further investigated by district detectives.

 

 

Larceny of Bicycle

1/23/15       103 Gordon Street

1/20/15       1010 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Larceny of Packages

1/14/15       147 Kelton Street (packages stolen from common hallway after delivery)

1/21/15       86 Glenville Ave. (package stolen from common hallway after delivery)

 

 

Larceny from Motor Vehicles

1/16/15       27 Perthshire Road

1/18/15       19 Riverdale Street

1/19/15       60 Everett Street

1/25/15       1065 Commonwealth Avenue

 

 

Cold Weather

Clothing

  • Recommended apparel includes thermal underwear, undershirts, tracksuits, sweaters, snowsuits, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves.
  • Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing.
  • Wear mittens over gloves – layering works for your hands as well.
  • Wear a hat and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • Be sure that your outer layer is tightly woven and windproof.

People and Pets

  • Restrict infants’ outdoor exposure when the temperature is colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dress children warmly and in bright colors.
  • Set reasonable time limits on outdoor play.
  • Check on elderly family and neighbors to make sure that they have adequate heat and nutritious food.
  • Pets suffer in the cold just like humans, yet they have little means to protect themselves. Keep pets safe by keeping them indoors.

Spending Time Outdoors

  • Avoid the outdoors in cold weather.
  • If you need to stay outside for work, take frequent breaks in warm areas.
  • Avoid getting wet; moisture can prompt the onset of hypothermia.
  • Since dehydration occurs more quickly in weather that is cold and dry, keep yourself well hydrated and drink non-caffeinated fluids.
  • Cover exposed skin and watch for frostbite. In extreme cold, frostbite can occur in less than one minute. Symptoms include numbness and white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek help immediately.

Shoveling

  • Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks and any handicapped ramps that abut their homes and businesses.
  • Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins, and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
  • Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the City to remove snow from the same street twice.
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