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City Crime Logs: The homeless attack

The following crime reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton District D-14 crime logs from Sept 12. to Sept. 17.

The Homeless Attack

On Thursday, police responded to a call about a person screaming for help between Brighton Avenue and Harvard Avenue in Allston at about 12:30 a.m. The victim told the officers that he was jumped and robbed by two white males, both about 20 years old, wearing dark clothes. The victim said the two males took his $250 pulsar watch and $120 in cash. The victim said the suspects were homeless and he often saw them on the around Harvard Avenue playing the guitar. The officers searched the area and broadcasted a description of the suspects but were unable to catch them. The victim was later transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

The mighty balloon

On Thursday at about 9:30 p.m., an officer responded to a radio call for a vandalism report at 1657 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. Upon arrival, the victim told the officer that she was driving in her car on Commonwealth Avenue when an object struck her front windshield as she was crossing the area of 1657 Comm. Ave. The object, later identified as a water balloon, was likely thrown from the roof of the building near the scene of the incident. Police found no suspects at the time.

Premium rush

At about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, a 59-year-old victim stopped in his red, GMC pickup truck at a stop light at Cambridge Street. The light turned green and the male took a right onto Islington Street. While turning, the male saw the biker cycling at a high rate of speed. The suspect crossed from the bus line onto the sidewalk and crashed into the victim’s car, smashing into the side rear fender and tire. The bicyclist fell to the ground, got up and apologized profusely. Then, refusing to wait for police or give his name, the cyclist said he was fine and biked away.

Crazy taxi (passenger)

At about 9:15 p.m. Thursday officers responded to an assault and battery incident on Allston Street and Brighton Avenue in Allston. A cab driver told police he picked up a passenger in Copley Square and drove the suspect to Brighton. The passenger requested to go to Harriet Street and while the cab driver was taking the suspect there, the suspect changed his mind, asking to be dropped off at a bar at Harvard Avenue. When the victim drove him there, the suspect then asked instead to go to Harriet Street. While near Allston Street on Brighton Avenue, the suspect refused to pay the driver and jumped out of the cab. The cab driver followed the suspect outside, where the suspect struck the cab driver in the face and fled. The victim refused medical attention when officers arrived.

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