Police Log: Violent Attack in Bowdoin Square

A look at crime on and around Beacon Hill June 3-6.

Friday, June 3

  • At 6:40 p.m. police responded to Bowdoin Street for a report of a motor vehicle leaving the scene of an accident that caused property damage. 

Saturday, June 4

  • At 3:14 a.m. police responded to Charles Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in personal injury.
  • At 12:10 p.m. police responded to 161 Cambridge St. for a report of a demonstration or riot. According to police reports, a group of about 35 people were gathered outside the Bank of America peacefully protesting planned cuts to the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Developement and the amount of taxes paid by the bank, Verizon and Citigroup. The group then marched to Verison and Citigroup, and later to the John F. Kennedy Federal Building. 
  • At 7 p.m. police responded to 165 Cambridge St. for a report of a motor vehicle leaving the scene of property damage. 
  • At 10:30 p.m. police responded to Garden Street for a report of the theft of a motor cycle. 
  • At 11:50 p.m. police responded to Cambridge and Sudbury streets for a report of assault and battery. According to police reports, officers found a woman laying on the ground and crying, indicating that a nearby man had beat her. Police saw swelling around her left eye. The man, who was described as the woman's husband, was sitting on a bench. A witness said he saw the suspect punching the woman in Bowdoin Square, knocking her to the ground and repeatedly stomping on her head. Police arrested the suspect, Shawn Hall, of New Bedford, and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and requiring medical attention. 

Monday, June 6

  • At 11:46 a.m police responded to 24 Mt. Vernon St. for a report of a missing person. 
  • At 3:45 p.m. police responded to 52 Temple St. for a series of robberies. See the story here


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