At about 7:40pm, on Saturday, February 2, 2008, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an assault & battery in progress in the area of Beach and Edinboro Streets. On arrival, officers were directed to a suspect who was sitting on the curb. Officers noted that the suspect had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. According to witnesses, the suspect assaulted two different victims: sexually assaulting one and committing assault & battery on the other. Upon seeing the first attack, witnesses began yelling at the suspect. When witnesses began yelling, the suspect discontinued the attack and fled. While fleeing the scene, the suspect pushed a 2nd victim and threw her to the ground. At this point, witnesses intervened and detained the suspect. Officers arrested Ezequiel Mandez, 46, of Boston and charged him with Assault & Battery. This incident to be further investigated by the Sexual Assault Unit and Area A-1 detectives.
At about 12:45am, on Saturday, February 2, 2008, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a fight in the area of 146 Calumet Street. On arrival, officers were unable to locate a fight, however, they were able to hear and see a loud party in the area of the original incident. As a result of their observations, officers approached the address in question. While approaching the address, officers observed several individuals drinking what appeared to be alcoholic beverages. When asked for identification to verify their ages, many of the partygoers stated that they were under 21 years of age. Officers then located the individual responsible for throwing the party. Matthew Hans, 22, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Procuring Alcohol for Minors, Being the Keeper of a Disorderly House and Disturbing the Peace.
At about 9:48pm, on Friday, February 1, 2008, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) received a radio call of a robbery in progress at 181 Cambridge Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was counting his money when an
individual stepped up on him, hit his hand and, then, grabbed his cash. The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 40’s, wearing a green shirt and gray pants. A short time later, officers located an individual matching the description provided by the victim. When officers approached the suspect, the suspect pushed officers and attempted to flee. After a short foot pursuit, officers arrested Robert Anderson, 55, of Boston and charged him with Unarmed Robbery, Resisting Arrest and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover the victim’s money. The money recovered was equal to the amount reported by the victim.