OVER THE LIMIT – UNDER ARREST IN CHARLESTOWNAt about 10:17pm, on Sunday, April 6, 2008, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle operating erratically in the area of Harvard Street in Charlestown. While en route to the call, officers received information stating that a red motor vehicle had struck several parked cars. On arrival, officers observed the red car and its operator standing outside the motor vehicle. The motor vehicle was pointed the wrong way on a one-way street. Upon approaching the operator, officers noted that the operator appeared to be intoxicated. Specifically, officers were able to detect a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect. Officers also noted that the suspect appeared unsteady on his feet. When asked if he’d been drinking, the suspect told officers that he had had a couple of beers. Upon looking inside the suspect’s car, officers observed a half empty bottle of brandy. At this point a field sobriety test was administered. After failing the test, officers arrested Michael Turin, 34, of Charlestown and charged him with Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol).
At about 3:43am, on Monday, April 7, 2008, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a breaking & entering in progress at 101 Arch Street. On arrival, officers spoke with security guards who stated that they had surveillance video of the incident. While viewing the incident on tape, officers observed a white male wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black jeans and white sneakers throw a rock through a window at the above mentioned address. The thrown rock shattered the window. After viewing the incident, officers broadcast a description of the suspect over Channel 1 of the police radio. A search of the area proved unsuccessful. However, when officers returned to the station to write up the report on the incident, officers observed an individual, matching the description of the suspect, sleeping inside the lobby of the Area A-1 police station. Officers then asked the individual to accompany them back to the scene of the crime. Once there, witnesses were able to positively identify the suspect as the individual who broke the window. When asked why he broke the window, the suspect stated, “I broke the window because I’m stupid.” Officers arrested Robert Libby, 39, of Boston and charged him with Attempted Breaking & Entering.
At about 1:34am, on Sunday, April 6, 2008, officers from Area D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a loud party in the area of 14 Pratt Street. On arrival, officers observed several individuals standing outside the address holding red cups. Additionally, officers could hear loud music coming from within the above address. As officers approached the address, several individuals ran inside the location and locked the door. Once on the porch, officers could hear people inside making \”shhhhhhhhhh” noises. Once inside the address, officers observed open beer cans, liquor bottles and red plastic cups strewn throughout the location. Officers also learned that a live band had been performing inside the address. When officers questioned the tenant about the party, the tenant stated, “I didn’t do anything wrong. I’m 21. I don’t need to answer any questions.” When officers repeatedly asked the individual to confirm that he was, in fact, the tenant of the apartment, the suspect refused to acknowledge the officers’ questions. When asked to produce identification, the suspect refused. Officers arrested Michael Frisoli, 22, of Boston and charged him with Disturbing the Peace and Being the Keeper of a Disorderly House.