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Do not pass go, do not collect $20

The following reports were taken from the Boston Police Department Allston-Brighton District D-14 crime logs from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25.

Officers responded to call Jan. 25 at 1:16 a.m. The manager of a dining establishment reported that a woman had tried to use a fake $20 bill. When the bartender advised the woman that it was a fake bill, she fled the scene.


Officers responded to a call around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 20 for a woman who reported a female bar patron, whom she did not know, assaulted her. She said she had been talking to a man who had just argued with his girlfriend. The man’s girlfriend, who had left after the argument, came back into the bar, pulled the caller off her stool by her hair and then fled the bar. The suspect’s boyfriend did not disclose information about the suspect, but another patron at the bar recognized the suspect as someone with whom she had attended high school.’


Officers responded to a caller reporting a breaking and entering in progress at 12:20 p.m. Jan. 22. The caller said she had heard her air conditioning unit moving around and looked out her window to see a man. When she asked the suspect what he was doing, he responded, ‘I’m here to fix the window, didn’t the company tell you?’ A man matching the suspect’s description was found near the scene. The caller could not positively identify the suspect, but recognized the gray hooded sweatshirt as the same one she had seen the suspect wearing.


Officers responded to a call at Star Market at 1065 Commonwealth Ave. at 1:17 p.m. Jan. 22. An employee reported that a woman had just stolen several items and fled the scene, but the employee followed after the suspect and retrieved the stolen items. While on the scene, officers received a call from Planned Parenthood security at 1055 Commonwealth Ave. reporting a larceny in progress. A woman reported that while she was in the bathroom, the suspect took her purse and attempted to leave the building, but the woman noticed the suspect with her purse, asked for it back and the suspect complied. The woman then noticed that a $50 gift card was missing. Upon arrival, officers recognized the suspect as the same person on the security video at Star Market. The suspect was charged with larceny, returned the gift card and apologized to the victim.


Officers responded to a woman at 8:51 p.m. Jan. 25 who reported a man had demanded that she give him her money. The woman said she could not understand him, so he repeated his demand. The man then punched her three times on the left side of her face, knocking her to the ground, and fled the scene without taking any of her belongings

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