The following reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton D-14 crime logs from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22.
Driver sleeps at wheel, hits bicyclist
At about 6:10 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call at the intersection of Market Street and Arlington Avenue where a female bicyclist had been hit by a motor vehicle. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found the victim lying in the street, still conscious. The victim was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The victim’s brother-in-law arrived at the scene and took the victim’s bicycle. The operator of the vehicle stated that she ran a red light when she fell asleep at the wheel. The motor vehicle was towed and the operator was given a citation.
Woman chases with vacuum
On Thursday at about 12:39 p.m., officers responded to a call to investigate a person at 209 Kelton St. The victim stated a woman with a vacuum cleaner was chasing her and when she entered her apartment building, the suspect continued to yell at her from outside, threatening to kill her. When questioned by officers, the suspect stated that she is currently taking prescribed medication. The victim was advised to seek a restraining order.
Party host sells alcohol illegally
Officers responded to a call for a basement party at 20 Glenville St. on Friday at about 10:15 p.m. The caller let the officers into the building and stated that the host of the party was charging admission to the event. The officers went to the basement and witnessed about 50 to 75 people, who all left the basement as soon as the officers told them to go. The officers witnessed a table with cases of beer behind it where the host had been selling alcohol. The alcohol was taken and the suspect, who had no affiliation with the building aside from using the space for his party, was charged with illegally selling alcohol.
Fraudulent caller asks ransom for brother hostages
On two different occasions Sunday, once at about 11:43 a.m. and once at about 1:00 p.m., officers received reports of fraudulent phone calls. Both reports contained similar suspect information. The victims stated they received a phone call from a man who claimed to have kidnapped the victims’ brothers. One victim stated the suspect had claimed that her brother was in a motor vehicle accident and damaged the suspect’s property. The suspect threatened to kill the victim’s brother if the victim did not give the suspect $2,000 in cash. The other victim stated that the suspect claimed to be holding his brother hostage and would only release him if the victim purchased $200 in phone cards. Both victims spoke to their brothers and confirmed their safety. Officers advised the victims to call 911 if the suspect called again.