Daily Log 8.14.2019


8/15/2019

Cambridge Police Daily Log: August 14th, 2019

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Date & Time

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08/14/2019 00:30
INCIDENT  19005794
A&B WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON c265 S15A

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police documented an assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (knife) that occurred at an unknown location in Cambridge. The victim stated he was struck by glass in a fight involving other people, but refused to address questions from officers.

08/14/2019 01:55
INCIDENT  19005795
B&E NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY c266 S16

CENTRAL SQ
Cambridge Police responded to Green Street and Magazine Street in regards to a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed a black male suspect (carrying a full trash bag) walking away from a convenience store that had apparently just been broken into. Officers attempted to stop this suspect (later identified as one of the defendants, Athen Whigham, 61, 39 Boylston Street in Boston). Whigham dropped the trash bag (which contained $473 in cash/coins, 15 cartons of cigarettes, and 47 individual packs of cigarettes - the stolen cigarettes are worth approximately $2,167) and fled on foot. Officers spoke with a witness, who observed a second suspect (later identified as the other defendant, Jose Torres, 58, homeless) flee into a nearby alley. Officers located Torres in the alley. Officers then noticed that the initial black male suspect had returned to the scene, at which point he was detained. Officers recognized him as the suspect who dropped the trash bag and ran away from them earlier. Additionally, a witness positively identified Whigham as one of the suspects who broke into the convenience store. Officers viewed surveillance video of the breaking and entering and were able to confirm that Whigham and Torres broke into the convenience store. Officers determined that Whigham and Torres actually broke into the convenience store two separate times this evening, approximately one hour apart each time. Whigham and Torres were subsequently placed under arrest. Whigham is being charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering Nighttime for Felony. Torres is being charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering Nighttime for Felony, Possession Class A Drug, Possession to Distribute Class A Drug, and Public Consumption of Marijuana. Officers discovered seven individually folded paper bags of heroin on Torres' person.

08/14/2019 08:29
INCIDENT  19005797
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE / EOD INVESTIGATION

GARDEN ST
Cambridge Police Explosive Ordnance Unit responded to Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street for a report of an unattended bag. Upon arrival, the bag was cleared by an Officer and K9. The owner of the bag arrived shortly after the arrival of responding units and claimed the bag. The owner claimed the bag had accidentally fell off a wheel chair while she was navigating the traffic and crosswalk.

08/14/2019 09:38
INCIDENT  19005798
LARCENY UNDER $1200 c266 S30(1)

BRATTLE ST
A Brookline resident came to the police station to report her pocketbook stolen while she was at a Cambridge restaurant on Monday.

08/14/2019 09:39
INCIDENT  19005799
YIELD AT INTERSECTION, FAIL * C89 S8

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police documented a motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle. The operator of the motor vehicle was issued a citation.

08/14/2019 09:40
INCIDENT  19005803
B&E MV IN DAYTIME OR NIGHTTIME FOR MISDEMEANOR C26

CAMBRIDGE ST
A Cambridge resident reported between 8/13/2019 at 8:43 a.m. and 8/13/2019 at 10:47 a.m. an unknown suspect was able to gain entry into his motor vehicle without his knowledge and/or consent while it was parked unattended in the rear parking lot to his residence.

08/14/2019 09:46
INCIDENT  19005801
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$1200, MALICIOUS C266 S12

LANCASTER ST
A Cambridge resident reports malicious destruction to his motor vehicle that was parked on Lancaster Street.

08/14/2019 09:51
INCIDENT  19005800
CREDIT CARD FRAUD UNDER $1200 c266 S37B(g)

BERKSHIRE ST
A Cambridge resident came to the police station to report that he discovered several unauthorized purchases on his credit card this morning.

08/14/2019 10:11
INCIDENT  19005804
IDENTITY FRAUD

DUNSTER ST
Elenor Jeannette Jackson, 38, Mastic Beach, NY, and Salih Townsley, 41, Brooklyn, NY, were arrested for Identity Fraud, Conspiracy To Commit a Crime and to Attempt to Commit a Crime. Jackson was observed by the Assistant Bank Manager attempting to close a bank account of another customer. Jackson was found in the possession of two false Driver's Licenses from the State of Florida, one of which Jackson attempted to use on 8/13/2019 in Boston and 8/14/19 in Cambridge at different bank branches. Both Driver's Licenses were proved to be fraud. Townsley was observed outside of a bank in Cambridge pacing back and forth while Jackson was in the bank attempting to defraud. Both Townsley and Jackson were stopped in a motor vehicle a short distance away.

08/14/2019 11:03
INCIDENT  19005805
THREAT TO COMMIT CRIME c275 S2

WOODBRIDGE ST
Police were summoned to the group home at Woodbridge Street for a reported disturbance. A resident threatened to punch a counselor in the face.

08/14/2019 11:08
INCIDENT  19005806
BY-LAW OR ORDINANCE VIOLATION DRINKING OR POSSESSI

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
David Ciampo, 62, 2 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge, was arrested and charged with Drinking in Public. Another individual was summonsed to court for Drinking in Public. Both parties were observed by Cambridge Police drinking alcohol while sitting in a public bench on a public sidewalk.

08/14/2019 11:51
INCIDENT  19005807
LARCENY UNDER $1200 c266 S30(1)

WENDELL ST
A Cambridge resident came to the police station to report her bike stolen from in front of her house last weekend. It was locked to a pole in front of her house, but the cable type lock was cut.

08/14/2019 12:32
INCIDENT  19005811
ASSAULT c265 S13A

AMHERST ST
ECC dispatched CPD units to the area of Amherst Street on a disturbance.

08/14/2019 13:30
INCIDENT  19005812
EXTORTION BY THREAT OF INJURY c265 S25

WILLOW ST
A Cambridge resident came to the police to report a case of extortion by his former roommate.

08/14/2019 13:38
INCIDENT  19005813
LEAVE SCENE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE c90 S24

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
The Cambridge Police documented a past hit and run collision.

08/14/2019 13:58
INCIDENT  19005815
B&E NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY c266 S16

HILLIARD ST
A Cambridge resident reported a breaking and entering between 7/19/2019 and 8/14/2019.

08/14/2019 14:33
INCIDENT  19005814
CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

CAMBRIDGE ST
A Reading resident came to the police station to report an on-going harassment situation with several people in the Cambridge Street area. They have threatened him on several occasions.

08/14/2019 14:45
INCIDENT  19005818
CREDIT CARD, IMPROPER USE OVER $1200 c266 S37C(d)

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police responded to a Cambridge Street residence and documented a past larceny of checks and fraudulent credit card charges.

08/14/2019 14:47
TRAFFIC  19005817
LEAVE SCENE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE c90 S24

BROOKLINE ST
Cambridge Police responded to Brookline Street in regards to a past hit and run motor vehicle crash with property damage.

08/14/2019 15:12
INCIDENT  19005816
MISC. REPORT TYPE

FIELD ST
Cambridge Police responded to a residence on Field Street for an Animal Complaint. Upon speaking with the Reporting Party, a bowl containing food and needles was discovered outside of that residence. That food was properly disposed of and a report was taken.

08/14/2019 15:18
INCIDENT  19005820
LEAVE SCENE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE c90 S24

HAMPSHIRE ST
Cambridge Police documented a past hit and run property damage crash that occurred on Tremont Street near Hampshire Street.

08/14/2019 16:03
INCIDENT  19005821
THREAT TO COMMIT CRIME c275 S2

HAMPSHIRE ST
Cambridge Police responded to a local business to speak to an individual regarding threats made to them.

08/14/2019 16:52
ARREST  19005823
WARRANT ARREST REPORT

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police placed John Yobaccio, 52, 240 Albany Street in Cambridge, under arrest for a warrant out of Cambridge District Court for Aggravated Assault and Battery and Intimidating a Witness.

08/14/2019 17:01
INCIDENT  19005822
PHOTOGRAPH OF UNSUSPECTING NUDE PERSON, DISSEMINAT

CHAUNCY ST
A Chauncy Street resident reported that an unknown suspect disseminated a partially nude photo of him on Instagram on August 14, 2019 at approximately 5 p.m. The image was subsequently forwarded and shared among many unknown parties.

08/14/2019 17:22
INCIDENT  19005824
ROBBERY, UNARMED c265 S19

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police responded to Cambridge Street for a larceny in progress.

08/14/2019 17:36
INCIDENT  19005829
MISC. REPORT TYPE

RINDGEFIELD ST
Cambridge Police took a miscellaneous report regarding a past motor vehicle crash.

08/14/2019 17:49
INCIDENT  19005825
LARCENY UNDER $1200 c266 S30(1)

MEMORIAL DR
Cambridge Police responded to a Memorial Drive hotel in regards to a stolen/missing iPhone.

08/14/2019 18:10
INCIDENT  19005826
IDENTITY FRAUD

ANDREW ST
An Andrew Street resident reported being the victim of identity theft on August 14, 2019 at approximately 6:10 p.m. An unknown suspect had attempted to open several bank and credit card accounts at a number of financial institutions since July 2019.

08/14/2019 18:20
INCIDENT  19005832
LARCENY UNDER $1200 c266 S30(1)

PLEASANT ST
Cambridge Police responded to Pleasant Street for reports of a stolen bicycle.

08/14/2019 18:30
INCIDENT  19005827
MOTOR VEH, MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO c266 S28

JACKSON CIR
A Jackson Circle resident reported vandalism to her motor vehicle on August 14, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Her vehicle sustained damage to the bumpers and paint finish during a disturbance within Jackson Circle.

08/14/2019 20:37
INCIDENT  19005834
TRAFFIC INVESTIGATIONS

GRAY GDNS
Cambridge Police responded to Gray Gardens and Raymond Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

08/14/2019 21:19
INCIDENT  19005835
LARCENY UNDER $1200 c266 S30(1)

NEW ST
A Belmont resident reported the theft of her son's bicycle on August 14, 2019 at approximately 9:20 p.m. The specialized road bike was stolen from the New Street side of Danehy Park between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. It has a white, indigo and turquoise color scheme.

08/14/2019 21:46
INCIDENT  19005837
MISC. REPORT TYPE

HURON AVE
A Huron Avenue resident reported suspicious behavior in his backyard. A family member was determined to be on location.

08/14/2019 22:13
ARREST  19005836
WARRANT ARREST REPORT

HARVARD ST
Cambridge Police observed Jayson Ferguson, 35, 39 Boylston Street in Boston, at the intersection of Portland Street and Broadway. Ferguson had four warrants out of Roxbury District Court, five warrants out of Cambridge District Court   and one warrant out of Brighton District Court. Ferguson was subsequently placed under arrest for the warrants that included larceny and drug possession.


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