Police Log: Exchange Student Stabbed in Failed Seaverns Avenue Mugging

Here are highlights from the police blotter for Jamaica Plain from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29, including details about an armed robbery attempt on Seaverns Avenue in which a man was stabbed. Police say that got a call about 11:35 p.m. on Friday, March 27 for a mugging at 75 Seaverns Ave. A man, whose wounds appeared to be superficial, told police he was an exchange student. He told police he'd walked from Green Street Station toward Brewer Street when he was set upon by two men. One of the men hit and stabbed him.

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Mugger Takes Woman’s Phone at Knifepoint By Green Street T

A woman who had just come out of the Green Street T Monday night found a man holding a knife to her side and demanding her phone. The incident took place around 10:45 p.m., which was when she made it safely to the police station just two blocks away. The victim gave the man the phone, according to Police Officer Rachel McGuire. The woman started walking away and the man stopped her to demand the passcode. She gave that to him as well and went to the E-13 station at Green and Washington to report the incident.


Armed Home Invaders Fire on Victims Giving Chase

Boston Police say armed robbers entered a Woodbourne home Sunday night, made the victims get on the floor at gunpoint and took watches, cash and cell phones from them. The targets chased the home invaders until the men opened fire. No one was hit. The incident took place about 8 p.m. Sunday at 280 Hyde Park Ave. Police say they broadcast descriptions of the suspects and officers found someone matching one of the descriptions.

District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Headquarters, Boston Police

Police Log: Arrests in Murder, Hold-ups Top Week’s Cop Log

Here are highlights from the police blotter for Jamaica Plain from Monday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 15. It was an eventful week, with the homicide on Centre Street between the Monument and Murray Circle and the arrest of a man charged in at least two of the neighborhood's recent armed robberies. The time listed is when the incident allegedly took place, not when it was reported.


Quincy Man Charged in Two Centre Street Hold-ups, Eyed in Others

Prosecutors say Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy robbed J.P. Variety Store at gunpoint and was the wheelman in a holdup of Tostado Sandwich Bar. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley's office on Tuesday said Carson had turned himself in after a warrant was taken out for his arrest. While charges have not yet been brought in other recent holdups along Centre Street, prosecutors said police are investigating links between Carson and other armed robberies in December and January. Carson was arraigned on charges of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm in the Jan. 22 holdup of Tostado in Jackson Square.

District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Headquarters, Boston Police

Police Log: Phone Stolen at Knifepoint on Day Street

Here are highlights from the police blotter for Jamaica Plain from Friday and the weekend. One of the most serious incidents came Friday, when a man in his 20s was robbed at knifepoint on Day Street. The incident took place about 11 p.m. near 72 Day St. Police Officer Neva Coakley said the victim reported being approached from behind. The victim didn't get a good description of his assailant.


Cops Seek ID in Rash of Armed Robberies

Boston Police are seeking to ID this man in connection with the armed robbery of the Boylston Street City Feed on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Credit: Boston Police Department
Boston Police released stills from surveillance footage of the man who robbed City Feed last week. What's more, for the first time police are linking him to three previous similar heists. Police are hoping to identify the man pictured above in the Friday, Jan.


Boylston Street City Feed Robbed By Gunman

Another JP business fell victim to an armed robber on Friday, the fourth in less than two weeks. This time the gunman hit City Feed's Boylston Street location. Police took the call for the incident about 3:48 p.m., according to a Boston Police report. Officers got there in just a few minutes, City Feed co-owner told boston.com. Employees had put up the "Closed" sign when officers arrived, the police report said.


MetroPCS Robbed at Gunpoint

In the latest of at least three JP armed robberies, the MetroPCS in Jackson Square was hit Sunday. A gunman came into the cell phone store at 316 Centre St. about 5 p.m. Sunday and demanded the clerk put money in a plastic bag. The suspect is a white man in his 30s, about 5-10 with a thin build and wearing an Army-green jacket, said Police Officer Rachel McGuire. The man was wearing a gray winter hat, black sunglasses and white jeans.