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Police Reports: Purses Snatched in Charlestown

A roundup of police activity in the neighborhood.

These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department and took place between Nov. 6 and 12 within Charlestown's District A-15. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Purse Snatched, Wallet Stolen on Polk Street 
A woman walking home on Polk Street reported that a man came up behind her and stole her purse on Monday, Nov. 12 at around 7 p.m.

The suspect, described as a black male, reportedly removed the woman’s wallet and threw the purse away.

Images of the suspect may be found on video footage taken in the area.

Woman Thrown To Ground, Handbag Taken 
A woman on Bunker Hill Street reported that while she was exiting her vehicle with some bags at around 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, someone pushed her to the ground and stole her handbag.

The suspect was described as a black male. It is unknown at this time whether this suspect is the same as the man involved in an unarmed robbery that occurred in the neighborhood earlier that day, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation. 

Suspect Interrupts Grocery Unloading 
A Wistar Place resident was removing groceries from her vehicle on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when she saw a man jump into her car and go through her belongings.

The suspect was described as a black male.

The woman said she yelled at the man and he fled the area.

Individual Arrested on Grand Jury Warrant 
Boston Police arrested an individual on Bunker Hill Street on Saturday, Nov. 10 on an outstanding Suffolk County Grand Jury warrant. 

Computer Taken in Apartment Break-in 
A Pleasant Street resident reported a break-in on Monday, Nov. 12.

The resident returned home to his third-floor apartment and discovered that the door had been forced open. A computer and laptop bag were taken.

At the time of the report, it was unknown how the suspect or suspects got into the building.

Statues Stolen from Home’s Entrance 
A Monument Avenue resident reported on Monday, Nov. 12 that someone had stolen two marble “Foo Dogs” from in front of the home’s entrance.

Gun Shots Heard in Tufts Street Area
A Boston Police officer on patrol on Terminal Street on Monday, Nov. 12 reported hearing six to eight “distinctive loud bangs consistent with gunfire” come from the area of Tufts Street.

While police were en route, the state received several calls reporting suspicious noises in the same area.

Police checked the area but did not locate any evidence of a gun being fired.

Owen November 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
As I've stated before, I feel that a much more visible police presence on the streets of Charlestown is needed.

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