Man Arrested in Allston after Assaulting Two Females

On Sunday, November 1, 2009, at approximately 7:24pm, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area D-14 (Allston), were called to 43 Park Vale Avenue for a report of an Assault & Battery in progress.

On arrival, Officers met with a 21 year-old, Hispanic female who stated she was walking on Park Vale Avenue when she was approached by a Hispanic Mae who grabbed her by her arms. A struggle ensued and the female was able to fight her way out of the suspects’ grasp. The victim then ran home and phoned the police.

While officers were speaking with the first victim, a second call came in for a similar incident. Officers responded to another address on Park Vale Avenue and spoke with a 26 year-old, White Female. She stated she was walking her dog on Park Vale Avenue at approximately 7:38pm, when she heard someone running towards her from behind. She quickly turned around and observed a Hispanic Male carrying a knife. He then swung the knife towards her but she was able to jump backwards and avoid being struck. She then began screaming which caused the suspect to flee.

Both victims gave similar descriptions of the suspect. Officers immediately set up a perimeter of the area in order to prevent the suspects escape. At approximately 7:42pm, an officer observed a male fitting the description given in a rear yard of a Park Vale Avenue residence. The suspect was detained and both victims positively identified him as their perpetrator.

Officers arrested Luiz Martinez, 24, of 197 Cambridge Street, Brighton on the charges of Assault & Battery and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (knife).