UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Indecent Assault in the North End

Less than 24 hours after issuing a community alert seeking the public’s help in an effort to identify the individual wanted in connection to an indecent assault in the North End, the suspect wanted is under arrest. After an extensive investigation and thorough review of the facts and circumstances pertaining to the incident, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) and detectives assigned to the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit located and arrested Isaiah Brown, 26, of Randolph at about 9:00 PM, on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Brown, who is charged with Indecent Assault and Battery and Impersonating a Police Officer, is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday, November 20, 2017. 

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “I want to commend both my officers and detectives for the comprehensive effort that led to the quick arrest of the suspect wanted in this case. Clearly, the community’s a safer place with this individual off the streets and I hope the residents of the North End can breathe a little easier and take comfort in the fact that this individual is no longer in a position to harm or harass anybody else.”

Facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 2:30 AM, on Friday, November 17, 2017, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for an indecent assault in the area of Hanover Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to a victim who stated that she was approached by an unknown individual described as a black make, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing which resembled a security guard’s uniform. According to the victim, the suspect stated that he needed to talk to her about an important issue and that she had to go with him immediately. After following the suspect for a short distance, victim states the suspect stopped and attempted to indecently assault her, at which time, the victim ran away and called police. 

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information relative to this incident is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.