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Police: Man Threatens to Stab Men Walking Home From Dinner

Police news from Beacon Hill from Jan. 15 to 17.

A man followed a group of men walking to Beacon Hill after a Chinatown dinner Thursday night, threatening them with a knife after he was refused money, police say.

According to police reports, the suspect followed the group of six men from the St. Francis House, across the Common, to Beacon and Joy streets, all the way asking them for money. On Beacon Hill he pulled out a knife and said he would stab any one of them. At that point, one of the men called police on his cell phone. 

Police found the suspect in the Boston Common and found a knife on the ground next to where he was ordered to stop. They arrested Christopher Baker, of Mattapan, on six charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.  

Tuesday, Jan. 1

  • At 7:24 p.m. police responded to 42 Charles St. for a report of a man refusing to pay his bill. He was arrested.
  • At 7:30 p.m. police responded to Charles and Beacon streets for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle, $50 to $199. Victim reported that his car's driver's-side window was smashed and his briefcase was stolen. 
  • At 8 p.m. police responded to Charles Street South for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle, $200 or more. 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

  • At 12:02 p.m. police responded to 27 Bowdoin St. for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Thursday, Jan. 17

  • At 8:15 p.m. police responded to 125 Charles St. for a report of larceny from a vehicle, $200 or more.
Christopher Popham Smith January 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Gosh, we thought crime was on the decline on Beacon Hill.
John D January 19, 2013 at 08:12 PM
suspect is from Mattapan? I'm shocked! Beacon Hill needs to ask the Boston Police for foot patrols.
Anna January 20, 2013 at 01:23 AM
You can add this to the crime list: on Sunday January 13th, someone broke into my car parked on West Cedar Street, between Pinckney and Mount Vernon Streets. They stole a GPS but there was no damage to the car, fortunately. We filed a police report Monday after noticing our door was ajar and all the contents of our car were strewn all over the seats.
AHARON March 27, 2013 at 07:52 PM
ITS TRULY SAD THAT FOLKS THINK B/C IT'S "BEACON HILL", THINGS LIKE THIS AREN'T SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN!!!!! GET A GRIP........ YOU LIVE IN AN URBAN CITY!!!!!!!!!

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