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Police Reports: Woman Grabbed by Man in Car

A roundup of police activity in the neighborhood.

These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department and took place between Nov. 19 and 25 within Charlestown's District A-15. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Woman Grabbed by Man in Car 
A woman was grabbed from behind by an unknown male suspect while walking down Bunker Hill Street on Sunday, Nov. 25.

The victim told police that a vehicle pulled up past her and a black male wearing a hooded parka got out of the vehicle, came up behind her and grabbed her. She fell to the ground and began screaming. The suspect then jumped into his vehicle and fled the area. The vehicle was described as a blue four-door sedan.

The woman told police she believed the man was trying to get her into the car but left quickly because she started screaming.

Individual Arrested for Intent to Distribute Heroin 
An unnamed individual was arrested for possession of heroin on Monday, Nov. 19 on Dunstable Street. The individual was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.

Suspect Runs from Police, Tosses Handgun 
An unnamed individual was arrested for unlicensed possession of a firearm on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the area of Walford Way.

Officers were patrolling the area at around 7 p.m. when they observed the suspect in the hallway of the development. When the individual saw the officers, he reportedly fled and while being chased threw a black Taurus handgun to the ground.

Officers arrested the individual and recovered the firearm. Drugs were also seized during the arrest, according to reports.

Suitcase Stolen on Salem Street 
A Salem Street resident reported on Wednesday, Nov. 21 that someone had stolen a blue suitcase he had left in front of his home. He had gone inside and when he came back out, the suitcase was gone.

Trespassing on O’Reilly Way 
An unnamed individual was arrested for trespassing on Saturday, Nov. 24 on O’Reilly Way. 

Jewelry Taken in Break-in 
A Crescent Street resident reported on Friday, Nov. 23 that someone had broken into her home and stolen various pieces of jewelry. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. the evening prior and 10 a.m. that day.

No sign of forced entry was noted. The victim told officers that workers were in the building before she left.

Detectives are investigating.

Owen November 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM
More attacks in Charlestown. That's just great. This is absolutely out of control. Between the savage attack near the orange line, and now this assault possible attempted kidnapping on Bunker Hill St., how do the police plan to respond? More patrols? More visible presence on the streets?
Shirin K. November 29, 2012 at 03:13 PM
With the amount of taxes we pay you'd think we get better Police presence. This is really unacceptable, they can't even control Charlestown which is such a small neighborhood.
CAW November 29, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I was just thinking the same thing. I have lived here for almost 10 years and now I am raising a two year old here. My cars have been broken into fairly consistantly to the point of now I just leave them unlocked with nothing of interest inside but other than that, I have never felt truly nervous. Reading about all these literal attacks is changing that feeling. Have things really gotten worse or are we just now able to access the information more readily? My husband and I actually witnessed that man who robbed a woman with his bike....we saw the chase as we were coming out of Johnnies. Still daylight...well traveled area. What the heck is going on around here? Does anyone have any facts about this apparent uptick in crime?
Only the truth November 29, 2012 at 03:37 PM
CAW do you really want to know the truth ? Because I will tell you.
CAW November 29, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Uh yeah?
Deana November 29, 2012 at 05:03 PM
There needs to be more of a police presence. This is frightening. I will say on the otherhand that adding those bright football field lights on Bunker Hill was the best thing that could have ever happened towards mitigating attacks. Now just need to step up the police patrol!!! Sad we can't walk alone anymore.
Only the truth November 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Ok here goes. I will break it down in too two sections. Townie crime and brownie crime. First off 90% of crimes committed by townies stems from drugs as you probably already know ctown has a huge drug epidemic the users are getting younger and younger . They are getting hooked on Percocet and Vicodin and working there way up to heroin (they always say I will never do heroin but they do) so that is why you have your car broken into and your house and also the strong arm robberies. The police don't do anything because it takes work to start up a investigation into who is selling the pills. How often do you here of a major drug bust of a townie dealer? Every couple of years? The other 10 % of townie crime is these kids thinking they are tough guys beating up there girlfriends and messing with regular citizens. This was not a problem before because we policed our own there were consequences but there is nobody left. We were not scared of the police but you knew so and so had an uncle, brother or father that you would have to deal with and that was worse than the police. I will continue with the second part in a bit I need to feed the kids lunch
Only the truth November 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Sorry about the grammar and spelling. I went to charlestown high.
Deana November 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I forgot to add - do you all remember last year around the holidays there was a huge uptick in crime... I do. The police stopped me & my husband on my street and told us not to walk alone. It seemed like right after the new year the attacked tapered off. Food for thought.
Only the truth November 29, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Ya but they are not robbing you and then going to buy Christmas presents first off there is more to steal because people are carrying more money and leaving presents in thier cars second they are suffering from thier addiction which is worse around the holidays so they need more drugs to numb the feelings
James "Gem" Coughlin November 29, 2012 at 06:36 PM
No, its fine guys. They cops can sit in Sullivan Square all afternoon and make the traffic A MILLION TIMES WORSE but God forbid they patrol Charlestown and keep people from getting robbed and beat up.
Owen November 29, 2012 at 08:13 PM
The new captain of the local Charlestown police station was on here a bit when he first took office. Does anyone know him? The brass needs to be more vocal about this. It's getting to a point where there is no pattern and you have to wonder if the person walking towards you is normal and intent on minding their own business, or i they're going to attack you. Street smarts dictates you always be wary no matter what, but I'd like to have the reasonable expectation that some maniac is not going ot try to kidnap my wife when she is out and about.
Joshua D November 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I sgeree with "Only the truth" , - self policing is more effective than the boys in blue. Addiction is a terrible disease, I have lost quite a few friends from the exact pattern you described. I'm a South Medford Boy (grew up off mystic ave) and we have the same epidemic. I moved here a few years back and have never had an issue, except a few yrs back when someone smashed my window on my old jeep ? Don't k ow what they were hopping to find in an old jeep ? Anyways, on the brownie tough guy part - my father toughg me that guns and knives don't make you tough. If these kids got some piss and I what to get out......join a Boxing club. That's what I did. Nothing as humbling as getting punched in the face a few times. Also, would teach respect for others and themselves. In the meantime, my fiancé will carry mace.
Toownieblood November 30, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Stop it really was this town this way before we locked up the good guys in this town this is why Charlestown policed itself let the cops leave for awhile an the young kids if this town with there families blood running thru there gains run free an let the Charlestown of the past live in the future all you yuppies wanted to live here because of the movies let us take charge call on real townies an we will run free we need a clean up only Townies can provide mock it if u want an say some of them are the wrong guaranteed that it's only 10 percent of us ask for help an no 911 calls just us cleaning up its about time!!!!!!!!!
CAW November 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Townieblood, your post is hard to follow so I am not sure what your message is. I do see the word yuppie which makes me sad. Like so many who you may put into that category, I moved here when I was a twenty something so that I could be close to my job in the city. Not a super high paying job, but a job I needed to work hard at. I rented a small space in Eden. My beaten down car was broken into repeatedly and the kids from Mishawum harassed me from time to time. Still though, there was something about this place that made me want to stay. Made me convince my boyfriend to come rent with me. Made us as a newly married couple, continue renting until we could scrape up enough money to buy a place. Made me proud to carry my newborn son over the threshold and whisper in his ear that he was home. I come from a small town. I understand your frustration with change. But we can see what has become of a country so divided, what future can this town have if this division among us remains? Rather than assuming that the "good guy"s are locked up, look around. See me. See us. Not “yuppies”, “toonies” “brownies” but US. People that are working hard to carve out a place in life. People who although do not have the history you have here, have a love for it. There is an enemy out there, but it is not the Townies or the Toonies. It is addiction, it is poverty and it is fear. There is one mile we all call home; can you imagine if we could join TOGETHER to protect it?
Jay K. November 30, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Very well said! Happy to have you as my neighbor CAW.
Shirin K. November 30, 2012 at 05:39 PM
CAW I wish I could 'like' your comment, well said. Thank you. Maybe we can do something together. Maybe a petition or if anybody has a better idea we can do it.
CAW November 30, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Thank you both Jay and Shirin! I love Charlestown patch and have always been an avid reader but never really much of commentator. Just recently though I started going through all of the comments trying to decipher why there seems to be such increase in brazen attacks on our neighbors. Rather than answers though, I just found many angry people. I agree Shirin that something needs to be done for sure. Just last night, I was walking with my husband and my little boy. I turned around to see a man walking very slowly and close to my husband. My heart skipped for a beat in a flash of panic until I realized it was just a man walking a small dog. In all my years here, I have not felt that panic. Is the general consensus that there is not enough police presence? Do we know if that has changed? What is the environment for addicts and offenders? Is there help or just hopelessness? I am all for gathering a group of people to create a voice, I would just like to be more educated so that the voice is one of strength rather than one of anger. Does that make sense?
CAW November 30, 2012 at 07:11 PM
http://charlestown.patch.com/articles/residents-police-applaud-results-of-neighborhood-watch

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