Around 8:06Pm on Monday, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the 800 block of Blue Hill Avenue Streets for a man who had been assaulted and robed.
On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who reported that he was walking when he heard someone yelling something. The victim reported that he turned around and observed a dark skinned suspect was wearing a brown/mustard hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans, walk up to him and ask him to use his cell phone. The victim refused to let the suspect use his phone because he did not know him at which point the suspect attacked him and tried to forcibly take his phone. During the attack, the victim’s cell phone fell out of his pocket and the suspect grabbed the phone and fled into 828 Blue Hill Avenue.
After arriving on scene, officers and detectives conducted an investigation which allowed them to learn that the suspect’s nickname was “Ghost.” Based on this information, officers were able to learn the suspect’s true name and address. That same night officers responded to the suspect’s address but were unable to find him there. Officers, now aware of suspect’s name and address, while on patrol around 11:15PM observed an individual matching the suspect’s description at Gleason and Harvard Streets. The individual was stopped and confirmed to be the suspect from the robbery who was still wearing the same brown/mustard hooded sweatshirt.
The suspect, Isaiah Johnson, 22 of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), and Assault and Battery. At the station, the suspect engaged officers in a struggle during the booking process which resulted in an additional charge of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.