“Walking Beat” Officers Arrest Robbery SuspectYesterday, Friday, August 10, 2007 at approximately 6:00pm, walking beat officers from District 5 responded to the Roslindale Post Office for a fight in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who reported that the suspect approached him shortly before officers’ arrival and demanded his cell phone. The victim reported that he refused to hand over his cell phone when the suspect grabbed the phone from him and attempted to flee by boarding a passing MBTA bus. The victim followed the suspect onto the bus where he struggled with the suspect to retrieve his cell phone. Both parties: victim and suspect ended back on the street during the struggle at which point the suspect threw the victims phone to the ground causing it to shatter into pieces. Suspect, Philip M. Maloof, 28, of Roslindale was arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery after several witnesses came forward and confirmed the victim’s story. Heavy Traffic Aids Officers in Apprehension of Fleeing Car Thief About 6:00pm last night, Friday, August 10, 2007, Special Operations officers in an unmarked car on patrol in the area of Malcolm X Blvd and Columbus Ave. observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers checked the registration of the motor vehicle and discovered that the car was stolen. Officers followed the car while broadcasting their location to other responding units when the car apparently made note that it was being followed and started driving erratically at a high rate of speed as it made its way to Massachusetts Avenue. On Massachusetts Avenue, due to heavy traffic the stolen car became stuck in traffic. Officers responded to the area and placed the suspect under arrest. Suspect, Jimmie L. Riley, 21, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Failure to Stop, and numerous other violations of the auto law. Diligent Officers Remove a Potential Hazard/Gun from the Streets This morning, August 11, 2007, at approximately 12:38am, officers from District B-2 on patrol in the area of Stanwood St. observed an individual standing on the stairway of 73 Stanwood Street. It should be noted that this street/area has been the source of numerous complaints, and criminal activity for police officers. As officers approached the location of the suspect, he started looking at officers in a furtive manner, and stated to officers “What? I live here!” Officers approached the suspect and attempted to engage him in conversation when he suddenly pushed officers away, and attempted to flee up the stairs of the building, all the while clutching his waist. Officers believing that the suspect was armed pursued him and caught him. A violent struggle ensued during which the suspect assaulted officers and attempted to break away. The suspect was able to momentarily escape from officers grasp and again attempted to flee from officers. Officers, with the assistance of other responding units, were finally able to place the suspect under arrest after a foot pursuit around the house and across the street. After the suspect was placed under arrest he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, and a large quantity of marijuana. Suspect, Ameer Akbar, 31, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class D with intent to Distribute, Possession of Class D with intent to Distribute in a School Zone, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (resulting in injuries). Adding Assault to Injury This morning officers from District B-3 arrested suspect, Latanya R. Minors, 24, of Dorchester and charged her with 3 counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Personal Injury, and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. At approximately 2:05 am today, officers from District B-3 responded to 73 Nightingale St. in Dorchester for a motor vehicle accident. There, officers spoke to the victims of a car accident and noted damage to their car. The victims reported that they were seated in their car when their motor vehicle was struck by the suspect’s motor vehicle which went around the block came back and struck their car a second time. Witnesses followed the suspect’s car and attempted to confront her when she finally stopped. The witnesses, before they could get the suspect’s information, but were assaulted by the suspect who punched them and threw her keys at them, striking one of them in the face. Officers responded to the witnesses’ location and there placed the suspect under arrest. The three victims of the car accident were transported to the hospital by ambulance complaining of various soft tissue injuries.