Police Briefs 12-24-2014


A 16-year-old victim was robbed at knifepoint when trying to exchange a PlayStation for money via an Internet meeting.

The victim had made contact with the suspect via one of the new sneaker exchange chat groups that have sprung up. Such groups are intended for young people to exchange or sell collector’s edition sneakers – and frequently video games – after scheduling a meet up. However, too often, the meet ups have been set ups.

The buyer told the victim that he was confined by a court-ordered GPS bracelet and wanted to meet at the Paul Revere School.

The victim took a few friends and met the man at the school. However, upon arrival, the suspect took out a knife and threatened the group. He then ran away into the playground behind the school.

Police said they have a good lead in the case and believe they know who committed the robbery.


A 13-year-old girl has been advised to take out a protective order against a 14-year-old boy who has continuously harassed her verbally and physically at the Rumney Marsh School.

The boy had been in the same class as the girl and frequently bothered here, touching her hair and her body. The school handled the situation in-house and suspended the boy. However, the harassment continued.

The school has taken the measure as far as they can legally, police said, and the girl was advised of her rights.



A Winthrop father and son were arrested in a high-priced shoplifting incident that resulted in a crazy chase around the parking lot of the Suffolk Downs Stop & Shop.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, security at the store noticed the duo shoplifting several items. They observed them allegedly putting the items in bags and taking them out to a car.

Allegedly, the younger man had taken a bag out to the car and, when confronted by security, tried to flee. The father remained inside the store.

Police arrived and chased the man in his car around the parking lot, where he weaved in and out of the parking spaces in crazy fashion.

He eventually stopped.

Both were arrested.

Richard A. Davolio, 45, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny over $250, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop for police.

Richard C. Davolio, 70, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny over $250.


All’s fair after the fact in love and auto body repair.

Police responded to an auto body shop on Thayer Avenue last week for an assault in progress.

Upon arrival, officers found out that several men were working on motor vehicles and having some beers when a verbal altercation broke out between two men.

One of the men kicked the victim and then pushed him out the door of the shop and locked it.

Soon after, the suspect came out of the shop with an metal pipe and hit the victim with the pipe.

The suspect fled the area, but police arrived and took down a report.

The suspect was summonsed to Court on a warrant for two counts assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The next day, though, the victim reported to the station and said he didn’t want to press charges. He said they had  all been drinking and the pipe attack was just a misunderstanding.

It was, however, too late.


Revere Police arrested a juvenile last week after seeing the young man while on routine patrol.

Police were well aware that he was wanted on several warrants, including for charges such as armed robbery, larceny, witness intimidation, malicious destruction of property and assault and battery.

He was arrested, and found to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles.

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