At about 5:17 PM on Sunday October 5, 2014 officers from District D-4 (South End) received the first of many calls reporting that dozens of males on bicycles were creating a disturbance in the area of Boylston Street and Clarendon Street in the Back Bay area.
On arrival, officers observed a large group of approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area. At this time, officers were able to stop and identify several of the bicyclists. Over the past several weeks the Boston Police has received reports of large groups of young males on bicycles robbing people of their possessions and in some cases, assaulting them.
Officers arrested three juvenile males and charged them with Delinquent to wit: Disturbing the Peace. One of the suspects faces an additional charge of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (brass knuckles). Ten additional juveniles were positively identified and released from the scene. Officers seized several bicycles and will hold them until ownership can be verified.
District D-4 (South End) Detectives are asking residents of the South End, and surrounding areas, who have had a bicycle stolen in recent months, to report to District 4 located at 650 Harrison Ave in the South End, with ownership paper work, a serial number or a SPECIFIC description of your bicycle to verify that it has been located. Individuals who may have had their bicycle stolen are asked to contact District 4 Detectives MacDonald or O'Sullivan at (617) 343-4683 for further information.