At about 7:27pm, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for an unknown disturbance in the area of 1890 Columbus Ave (the Walgreens parking lot). While en route to the scene, officers learned that a man had entered the victim’s car while the victim was inside the store. According to the victim, when she and her male friend exited the store, she discovered an unknown male (suspect) inside her car. When the victim’s male friend approached the suspect, a violent struggle ensued. According to the male victim, the suspect lunged at him with a knife causing a laceration to the male victim’s wrist. Officers also observed and took possession of the knife on scene.
Officers then arrested 42 year old Anthony Jones, who is believed to be homeless, on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Rob, Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (knife) and Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle.
While escorting Mr. Jones to the booking area of Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain), officers observed that the suspect appeared to be in distress and in need of medical attention. According to officers, Mr. Jones appeared to be suffering from an unknown medical condition. As a result, EMT’s responded to the station and transported the suspect to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.
As a matter of standard procedure, the Internal Affairs Division will conduct a review of the incident.