DETAIL OFFICER ASSISTS IN THE ARREST OF THREE SUSPECTS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A DEAF VICTIM
At about 12:12pm, on Thursday, October 22, 2009, officers from Area C-6 responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of Dorchester and Ward Streets. According to the caller, the victim, who was deaf, was chasing the suspects. On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who say three black males approached the victim, grabbed her cell phone and took off in the direction of the McCormack Development.
An officer performing a paid detail in the area of the development observed the three suspects running in the direction of Kemp Street. The detail officer quickly broadcast the location of the suspects over the police radio. As a result of that information, officers were able to locate and stop the suspects. With the suspects detained, officers noted that the suspects appeared to be out of breath and sweaty. Additionally, while approaching the suspects, officers observed one of the suspects drop an item on the ground. Upon retrieving the item, officers noted that the item was a maroon-colored cell phone similar to the one stolen from the victim.
When the victim arrived on scene, in addition to identifying the phone as hers, she was also able to positively identify all three suspects.
Officers arrested Kevin Porter, 17, of Boston, Richie Williams, 17, of Boston and a 16 year-old male from Boston and charged all three with Unarmed Robbery.
*** CORRECTION: This incident took place on October 22, 2009, not, as previously written, May 21, 2009.