The following crime reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton District 14 crime logs from Feb. 26 to March 5.
At about 12:52 a.m. Sunday, police observed a man dressed in dark clothes writing on a light control box at the corner of Harvard Street and Brighton Avenue. He wrote the words “Allston music dot com local rar” with a red, king-size permanent marker before taking a photo with his cell phone. The officer walked up behind the man and the suspect said, “Did you see me? I know, sorry. I can erase it right now with some paint.” The officer told him it was too late and placed him under arrest for damage to property by graffiti tagging.
Booster seat robber
A breaking and entering incident occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at 169 Foster St. When the police arrived, the victims stated that an unknown suspect entered their first floor apartment through the rear porch window. The police saw that the window was damaged, and one of the victims stated that she always keeps that window locked. The officers found a chair on the back porch that was directly under the window the suspect used to enter the house. The suspect stole the victims’ laptops, a white MacBook Pro and a Dell, and exited through the back door. The police stated that the suspect probably left quickly and was most likely alone, as other valuables in the apartment were not taken.
The Craigslist caper
At about 2:17 p.m. Saturday, a man was robbed in an illegitimate Craigslist exchange in front of 25 Chester St. The victim told officers that he contacted the suspect on Craigslist to purchase an iPhone 5 from the suspect for $440. They agreed to meet at 25 Farrington Ave., where the suspect was waiting in the driveway upon the victim’s arrival. The victim gave him a ride to Chester Street, where the suspect claimed to live. When the victim pulled out $500, the suspect reportedly snatched the money from his hands and ran out of the car toward Commonwealth Avenue. He left behind a box, which contained trash instead of an iPhone.
We just wanted to give it back!
A robbery occurred at 38 Linden St. at about 2:40 a.m. Friday. The victim’s roommate invited the two suspects into the apartment. Later, the victim entered his bedroom and found his dresser drawers open and his backpack on the floor. He stated that his laptop, iPad and knife were missing. One of the suspects returned to the scene and kicked in the front hallway door, which shattered the glass and broke the frame. One suspect was pursued and apprehended. The other suspect was soon caught and both were charged with larceny and breaking and entering. Both suspects have been known to the police for stealing from college students at large gatherings.