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.