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The following reports were taken from the Boston Police Department Allston-Brighton District D-14 crime logs from Nov. 17 to 22.

Police responded to a radio dispatch for a fight in the lobby of a residence at 12:53 a.m. Nov. 22. Upon arrival, officers saw a large group of men leaving the building and were told that a man down the street had been hit. When officers found the man, he was curled up under the bumpers of two parked cars, unresponsive and bleeding from the nose. Witnesses told police the original call was for a fight between several college students who had crashed a birthday party and the invited partygoers. The man had been kicked in the face when the fight was taken out of the residence and into the street. Police arrested the kicker for assault with a deadly weapon. The injured man was taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital.


Police responded to reports of a home invasion at 10:57 p.m. Nov. 17. Officers arrived at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to interview a man who was admitted following a home invasion. The man told officers three men with handguns invaded his home, demanding money and asking for ‘Adrienne,’ the man’s roommate, who was not home. They beat and pistol whipped the man and another roommate until two of his friends entered the apartment to return a video game. The retreating attackers took a bag containing an unknown amount of marijuana. Upon further investigation of the apartment, police discovered a glass jar containing an unknown amount of a substance also believed to be marijuana.’


Police responded to a pedestrian struck by an MBTA trolley at 9:23 a.m. Nov. 17. Boston police officers found Boston College police already tending to the man, who was lying between a metal dividing fence and the trolley, bleeding from the mouth and nose with a laceration on his head. Firefighters arrived to take over treatment of the man, who was conscious but could not make any coherent words, and the trolley driver, who was suffering from shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. The sole witness told police he heard the train blowing its horn and ringing bells repeatedly, and when he looked up saw the man crossing the tracks where there was no fence nor crossing area. The witness said the man was wearing headphones and never acknowledged the trolley, and only looked up just before the train hit him. The man was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was reported in fair condition.

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