Daily Log 5.23.2021


5/24/2021

Cambridge Police Daily Log: May 21-23rd, 2021

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05/23/202101:51
INCIDENT 21003516


While conducting routine patrol, a Cambridge Police Officer observed a disturbance and a man calling for help at a convenience store located at the intersection of Prospect Street and Hampshire Street. After hearing the victim state "he stole my car", the Cambridge Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the operator ignored all lawful signs to stop for police. The suspect would later be identified as Lens Altidore, 21, 56 Cherry Street in Cambridge. Cambridge Police followed the stolen vehicle northbound on Prospect Street, while Altidore operated in a reckless manner on busy public ways, committing several traffic violations, including marked lane and red light violations, which might have resulted in someone's serious injury. It was later discovered, after speaking with the victim, a witness, and observing surveillance footage, that the victim and Altidore conversed inside of the store before Altidore assaulted the victim, took his keys, and knowingly entered the victim's vehicle. It was also discovered that Altidore's license is currently suspended. While attempting to place Altidore under arrest, he assaulted the uniformed officer several times. Due to his actions, Altidore is being charged in Cambridge District Court with Carjacking, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Failure to Stop for Police, Marked Lane Violation and Failure to Stop/Yield at a Red Light.

05/23/202106:03
INCIDENT 21003517
VANDALIZE PROPERTY C266 S126A

RIVER ST
Cambridge Police responded to River Street for a report of vandalism to a business.

05/23/202109:32
INCIDENT 21003519
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY +$1200, MALICIOUS C266 S12

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to Massachusetts Avenue for a malicious destruction report.

05/23/202109:51
INCIDENT 21003520
UNFOUNDED REPORT

ALPINE ST
An Alpine Street resident contacted the Cambridge Police Department to report the theft of an oriental rug that was stolen from his motor vehicle sometime overnight on 5/22/21.

05/23/202112:24
INCIDENT 21003521
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

CLIFTON PL
A Clifton Place resident contacted the Cambridge Police Department to report the theft of a small, portable speaker, black in color. The reporting party stated an unknown person(s) jumped a wall and took the speaker that was located on the porch of her residence.

05/23/202114:41
INCIDENT 21003524
MISC. REPORT TYPE

MONSIGNOR OBRIEN HWY
Officers were dispatched to a gas station at Monsignor O'Brien Highway for a dispute over money involving the gas station clerk and a customer.

05/23/202115:35
INCIDENT 21003526
STOP/YIELD, FAIL TO * C89 S9

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police responded to the intersection of Cambridge Street and Prospect Street for a motor vehicle crash resulting in personal injury, where one party had fled the scene. The party returned prior to Officer’s arrival. Officers participated in a paper exchange, while one party was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The male operator who had originally fled the scene was issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Failure to Stop Red Light after several witnesses on scene stated the male party ran an apparent red light causing the crash.

05/23/202116:27
INCIDENT 21003527
ROBBERY, UNARMED C265 S19

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue for a report of suspicious activity. A report was taken.

05/23/202116:43
INCIDENT 21003528
LARCENY FROM BUILDING C266 S20

CAMBRIDGESIDE PL
A business located at a local mall reported a larceny occurred from the store.

05/23/202118:24
INCIDENT 21003529
DRUG, POSSESS CLASS B C94C S34

GREEN ST
Police conducted a drug investigation on Green Street near Sellers Street where a small amount of crack cocaine was recovered from an individual who was identified.

05/23/202119:14
INCIDENT 21003530
MOTOR VEH, MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO C266 S28

BROADWAY
Cambridge Police made a report for malicious destruction to a motor vehicle after a resident called stating their vehicle was struck with a brick.

05/23/202121:33
INCIDENT 21003531
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police took a report for a larceny that occurred in the Central square area after the victim’s phone was either stolen or misplaced but later found. However, the contents in the phone’s case were missing.

05/23/202123:43
ARREST 21003533
A&B WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON C265 S15A

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to the 800 block of Mass. Ave. for a report of a person with a gun. The reporting party stated that the man with the gun had been wrestled to the ground and had been beaten badly. Upon arrival, officers located Chris Fonseca, 38, 820 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, who was attempting to leave the building and appeared to have been hit in the face. Fonseca indicated to officers that he had a BB gun, but it was left behind as he tried to leave the building. As officers attempted to locate the gun, a man approached officers to tell them that he had been assaulted by Fonseca. The victim was bleeding from the ear after being shot with a BB gun. Officers located and secured the BB gun and called for medical assistance for both parties. After a brief investigation, Fonseca was arrested for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

05/23/202123:55
INCIDENT 21003534
ASSAULT C265 S13A

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to the area of Massachusetts Avenue for a report of a fight in progress.

05/22/202100:57
INCIDENT 21003485
B&E NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY C266 S16

BROADWAY
Cambridge Police responded to Broadway and a grocery store for a report of a smashed door. Upon arrival police discovered, the glass front door was smashed and an unknown individual made entry into the store, making off with cigarettes and an empty lottery cash register.

05/22/202101:18
INCIDENT 21003486
OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE, IMPROPER * C90 S16

ELLERY ST
Cambridge Police responded to Ellery Street for a motor vehicle crash.

05/22/202103:49
INCIDENT 21003487
A&B C265 S13A

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to the Central Square area for a report of a fight.

05/22/202104:41
INCIDENT 21003488
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$1200, MALICIOUS C266 S12

RUSSELL ST
Cambridge Police responded to a Russell Street residence for a malicious destruction report.

05/22/202107:18
INCIDENT 21003489
MISC. REPORT TYPE

ACORN PARK DR
Cambridge Police responded to Acorn Park Drive for a report from building security of several individuals who have been involved in past bike thefts and are now on the property prowling the bike racks.

05/22/202108:25
INCIDENT 21003490
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

CHALK ST
A Chaulk Street resident reported someone took a ceramic flower pot from a fenced-in area surrounding a tree in front of his house. The flowers and dirt from the pot were left behind.

05/22/202109:07
INCIDENT 21003492
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

RUSSELL ST
A Russell Street resident reported his bike stolen. The bike was last seen in his driveway at 9:30 PM on 5/21/2021.

05/22/202111:07
INCIDENT 21003493
MISC. REPORT TYPE

CUSHING ST
CPD took a report over the phone from a Cushing Street resident.

05/22/202111:15
INCIDENT 21003494
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to Massachusetts Avenue and Regent Street for a report of a stolen bicycle.

05/22/202111:18
INCIDENT 21003495
ROBBERY, UNARMED C265 S19

MT AUBURN ST
Police responded to the report of unarmed robbery at a local hospital. Benjamin Quintana, 33, 18 Maplewood Street in Malden, was placed under arrest after being positively identified by the victim after stealing her purse along with an iPhone and laptop. While fleeing with the victim’s belongings, the victim confronted the suspect.

05/22/202113:58
INCIDENT 21003497
LARCENY UNDER $1200 BY SINGLE SCHEME C266 S30(1)

POTTER ST
A Lexington resident reported their Cannondale hybrid bike stolen from the area of Third Street at Potter Street. The victim last noticed the bike locked to a bike rack at 7 p.m. on 5/21. The victim noticed the bike missing at approximately 11:30 p.m.

05/22/202114:07
INCIDENT 21003498
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

CHAUNCY ST
A resident of Somerville reports that his bicycle was stolen from Chauncy Street while locked to a pole with a U-lock.

05/22/202115:04
INCIDENT 21003499
MISC. REPORT TYPE

STANDISH ST
Cambridge Police received a phone call from a resident of Standish Street reporting a suspicious event. Specifically, the reporting party has been receiving random and irrelevant mail from an unknown party.

05/22/202115:23
INCIDENT 21003501
LARCENY FROM PERSON C266 S25

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police received a phone call from a resident of Columbia Street reporting a stolen purse. After speaking with the reporting victim, it was confirmed that a larceny had occurred on May 21, 2021 between 7 and 8:20 p.m. at a Central Square restaurant.

05/22/202115:59
INCIDENT 21003502
SHOPLIFTING BY ASPORTATION C266 S30A

MT AUBURN ST
Monica Burrows, 47, 456 Belmont Street in Watertown, was placed under arrest for Shoplifting by Asportation and Assault and Battery after failing to pay for items on two consecutive days, before leaving the store then assaulting a loss prevention employee who was attempting to follow the suspect.

05/22/202117:08
INCIDENT 21003504
LARCENY OVER $1200 C266 S30

CAMBRIDGESIDE PL
Police responded to the area of Lechmere Station for two shoplifters being followed by security. The two suspects were located and identified. They had in their possession over $2,000 worth of merchandise from a nearby store. One of the suspects also had warrants. Essie Billingslea, 31, 53 Wildwood Street in Dorchester, was arrested for Larceny Over $1200. Hakeem Parker, 28, 31 Regina Road in Dorchester, was arrested for Larceny over $1,200 and warrants out of Boston District Court for Shoplifting by Asportation and Larceny Under $1,200.

05/22/202117:18
INCIDENT 21003506
IDENTITY FRAUD

WATER ST
Cambridge Police received a phone call from a resident of Water Street reporting identify fraud.

05/22/202117:25
INCIDENT 21003505
SHOPLIFTING BY CONCEALING MDSE C266 S30A

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Tiffany Hill, 31, 7 Temple Street in Cambridge, was placed under arrest for Shoplifting by Concealing Merchandise. Hill was arrested after a store employee observed Hill concealing merchandise in her bag. That employee then notified a police officer outside the store of the incident. When Hill was stopped by the police, officers located $29.92 of merchandise concealed in her personal bag that Hill did not intend to pay for.

05/22/202118:02
INCIDENT 21003508
TAGGING PROPERTY C266 S126B

HARVEY ST
Cambridge Police responded to the bike path in the area of Harvey Street for an individual spray painting a building structure. The suspect fled on the arrival of police.

05/22/202118:07
INCIDENT 21003507
B&E DAYTIME FOR FELONY C266 S18

TREMONT ST
Cambridge Police received a phone call from a Tremont Street property owner reporting a breaking and entering. According to the reporting party/victim, an unknown individual was captured inside the backyard on a security video camera. Cambridge Police Patrol Units responded to the scene to ensure that the suspect was not still on scene.

05/22/202119:37
INCIDENT 21003510

TREMONT ST
Cambridge Police Department responded to the Tremont Street for attempted breaking and entering.

05/22/202122:14
INCIDENT 21003515
A&B C265 S13A

BISHOP ALLEN DR
Cambridge Police responded to the area of Bishop Allen Drive for the report of an assault.

05/22/202122:21
INCIDENT 21003514
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE / EOD INVESTIGATION

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police and Fire responded to Mass. Ave. for a report of an abandoned/suspicious bag. The bag was investigated and cleared by a bomb tech.

05/22/202122:21
INCIDENT 21003513
BY-LAW OR ORDINANCE VIOLATION DRINKING OR POSSESSI

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police placed Chad Edwards, 36, 25 White Street in Boston, under arrest for drinking in public. Edwards was placed under arrest after Officers observed him drinking from an open alcohol container in public.

05/21/202100:18
ARREST 21003446
WARRANT ARREST REPORT

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police stopped a motor vehicle after it was discovered the registered owner – Prince White, 25, 106 Millet Street in Dorchester -- had a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Victim, Witness Intimidation, Larceny under $1,200 and Malicious Destruction of Property.

05/21/202102:31
INCIDENT 21003447
TRESPASS C266 S120

JFK ST
ECC dispatched CPD to a shoplifting at JFK Street for reports that a male - who was trespassed from the same store after attempting to shoplift two hours prior - had come back into the store and was screaming at employees. Officers arrived and confirmed that the male, Joseph Edge, 52, 105 Chauncy Street in Boston, was present inside the store. Edge was heavily intoxicated and highly aggressive. He was arrested for criminal trespassing. While being placed under arrest, Edge stated that he was going to stab an officer the next time their paths crossed. He was then charged with threat to commit a crime.

05/21/202103:10
INCIDENT 21003448
MISC. REPORT TYPE

FAYERWEATHER ST
Cambridge Police responded to a Fayerweather residence for a report of loud music. After making multiple attempts to raise the residents, forced entry was made to check their well-being. All occupants were in good health.

05/21/202107:15
INCIDENT 21003450
TRAFFIC INVESTIGATIONS

BENT ST
Cambridge Police responded to Sixth Street for a reported motor vehicle crash. After speaking with all involved parties, no personal injury was reported.

05/21/202107:55
INCIDENT 21003451
TRESPASS C266 S120

PEARL ST
Cambridge Police placed Daniel Gannon, 66, homeless of Cambridge, under arrest for trespassing out of a residence on Pearl Street.

05/21/202108:08
INCIDENT 21003453
STRUCTURE/BUILDING FIRE RESPONSE

MEMORIAL DR
ECC dispatched CPD units to Memorial Drive to assist with a structure fire.

05/21/202108:16
INCIDENT 21003452
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

CAMBRIDGE ST
A Cambridge Street resident reported her bicycle stolen sometime overnight while it was parked in front of her residence.

05/21/202109:57
INCIDENT 21003456
TRAFFIC INVESTIGATIONS

PALMER ST
Cambridge Police responded to the Harvard Square for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

05/21/202110:10
INCIDENT 21003457
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$1200, MALICIOUS C266 S12

KIRKLAND ST
A Kirkland Street resident called CPD to report feces smeared on her vehicle.

05/21/202111:51
INCIDENT 21003465
A&B WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON C265 S15A

BERKSHIRE ST
CPD Units were dispatched to area of Berkshire and Bristol Streets for a report of a possible stabbing victim. A victim was located with a cut on his hand.

05/21/202111:57
INCIDENT 21003459
LARCENY OVER $1200 C266 S30

BLAIR PL
A Blair Place resident called CPD and reported a bicycle theft.

05/21/202111:57
INCIDENT 21003464
MISC. REPORT TYPE

CAMBRIDGE ST
A Cambridge employee reported that a bicyclist had fallen off of her bicycle on Cambridge Street earlier in the day.

05/21/202111:59
INCIDENT 21003463
TELEPHONE CALLS, ANNOYING C269 S14A

SHERMAN ST
A Cambridge business reported harassing phone calls.

05/21/202112:07
INCIDENT 21003460
TAGGING PROPERTY C266 S126B

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Police were approached by concerned citizens in Central Square about the uptick of graffiti tagging on properties.

05/21/202112:38
INCIDENT 21003466
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY -$1200, MALICIOUS C266 S12

PROSPECT ST
Officers responded to the area of Prospect Street for the report of a disturbance.

05/21/202112:57
INCIDENT 21003468
IDENTITY FRAUD

NEWTOWNE CT
A Cambridge resident reported that she was the victim of an identity fraud.

05/21/202114:41
INCIDENT 21003470
SHOPLIFTING BY ASPORTATION C266 S30A

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Loss Prevention from a department store in Central Square reports an ongoing pattern of shoplifting by a recognized suspect.

05/21/202115:24
INCIDENT 21003471
YIELD AT INTERSECTION, FAIL * C89 S8

CAMBRIDGE ST
Cambridge Police documented a motor vehicle crash involving a bus. As a result of a crash investigation, an operator was issued a citation for failure to yield at intersection.

05/21/202116:52
INCIDENT 21003474
LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1)

ELM ST
A Cambridge resident reported his bike tire was stolen sometime overnight while it was parked near his residence.

05/21/202117:59
INCIDENT 21003477
UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE C90 S34J

MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Mass Ave of a Black Chevy Equinox after it was revealed the vehicle registration was showing canceled. The registered owner was operating the vehicle at the time and was the sole occupant. He admitted to officers on scene that his vehicle registration had been canceled and that he did not have a valid insurance policy on the vehicle. He explained that he was in the process of switching insurance and that the registration was inadvertently canceled. He was summonsed to court for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

05/21/202117:59
INCIDENT 21003478
CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

CARDINAL MEDEIROS AVE
Cambridge Police responded to Cardinal Medeiros Avenue for a report of harassment. A report was taken.

05/21/202120:23
INCIDENT 21003480
NUMBER PLATE, TAKE C266 S139

BROOKLINE ST
A Cambridge resident wanted to file a police report after noticing his rear license plate to his motor vehicle was taken off and stolen.

05/21/202120:29
INCIDENT 21003479
LARCENY UNDER $1200 BY FALSE PRETENSE C266 S34

AMES ST
A Boston resident reported being scammed out of $80 on May 21, 2021 at approximately 8:30 PM. He was approached by a male suspect yesterday morning in Kendall Square and asked to assist with a disabled motor vehicle. The suspect accepted $800 with the understanding he would pay it back. The suspect then left the area and has not returned the victim's calls.


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