Police Briefs 05-03-2012

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife

04/23/12 – At about 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the post office on Austin Street, where they were informed a customer became irate after being asked to produce identification in order to pick up a package. The suspect ripped out a debit machine, threw it on the floor and left the area. Officers were able to locate the suspect at his residence, where after a brief standoff, he was taken into custody.

Larceny in a Building

04/24/12 – A victim on Corey Street reported that two suspects entered her home and tried to remove a flat screen television from the wall. The suspects were unable to get the television, but did take two cell phones. As a result of the subsequent investigation, the suspects were identified, and A-1 detectives will seek a warrant.


04/23/12 – A victim on Medford Street reported that about 7 a.m., she went to her car and observed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the vehicle’s front hood. Officers observed the same, but did not see any signs of ballistic evidence. The matter is under investigation.

Larceny – Bicycle

04/25/12 – At 11p.m., officers responded to 13th Street for a report of two white males who cut the lock of a bicycle and stole it. After learning the suspects’ description and direction of flight, the officers were able to locate the suspects on Medford Street. Upon seeing the police, both suspects fled the area, leaving the bike behind. The bike was recovered, but the suspects made good their escape.

Investigate Property

04/27/12 – At about 1 a.m., officers responded to Common Street for a report of shots fired. A witness stated while walking his dog, he heard two loud bangs that he thought were gunshots. Officers searched the area for any ballistic evidence and personal or property damage to no avail.

Larceny in a Building

04/25/12 – A victim on McNulty Court stated that unknown person(s) entered her home and removed various electronics and furniture. There were no signs of forced entry, and housing management is looking into the situation.

Vandalism – Graffiti

04/29/12 – Officers responded to Rutherford Avenue for a report of two males spray-painting the walls of a building. As a result of the subsequent investigation, the suspects were identified and will be summonsed into court.

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