Man robbed at gunpoint
A man parked his GMC Denali at the corner of Rumney Road and Broadway last Friday around 8 p.m.
His attention went to something on the floor of his vehicle, and he put his head down.
Suddenly, a man jumped in the passenger door and pulled out a black handgun, pointing it as the driver’s head.
The assailant demanded all the money and that the driver leave the vehicle.
The victim handed over $300 in cash and exited his Denali.
The gunmen got into the driver’s seat and sped off westbound on Rumney Road.
There were no witnesses and no surveillance cameras in the area.
The vehicle was reported stolen and entered into the nationwide database.
The assailant was described as being a white male in his late 20s.
Call girl, call 9-1-1
One Ward 5 man got his kicks from a real call girl last Sunday – in the most literal sense.
The man reported to police around 6:30 p.m. that he had been robbed in his house at knifepoint.
At first he told police that his girlfriend had committed the crime, but after some questioning it became apparent that it was no girlfriend.
Eventually, the man told police that his friend had given him the number of a local prostitute and he had called her that night. Over the phone, he arranged to meet her at his house and have intercourse for $200.
Not long after that, a black female pulled up to the house in a black Volkswagen Jetta.
She came inside and when the man lied down on his bed, the female pulled out a knife and threatened to kill him. Fearing for his safety, he complied and the woman stole cash from his wallet.
Then, she kicked the man several times in the stomach, causing some very visible injuries.
She fled the home and returned to the Jetta, where another black female was waiting.
Police are following up the incident.
The East Boston Savings Bank on Broadway was the victim of a robbery last Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Around 11:30 a.m., police were notified of the robbery and responded to the bank.
The teller indicated that an older white male in his 50s approached her window and handed her a blank deposit slip.
Then, he handed her a not indicating that it was a holdup and he had a gun and would use it.
She handed him some loose bills.
He demanded more.
She handed over one pack of bills, and he fled out the rear door.
Due to his glassy eyes and slurred speech, the teller believed the robber was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He also reeked of cigarette smoke.
The man was described as being 5’8” and wearing a silver cross on a chain or as a ring. He was wearing a Celtics hat.
Detectives are analyzing photos and surveillance video.
RFD contains a fire on Waitt Park; new station cited as the key factor
Fire Chief Gene Doherty is crediting the new North Revere fire station with saving a tremendous amount of property damage in a house fire Sunday on Waitt Park.
“They came from the station up there and just had to go right around the corner,” he said. “It took less than one minute to respond. If we would have had to wait for Engine 4 or Engine 5…it would have been five or six minutes. That would have given the fire considerable headway. The officers got in there and determined the cause and knocked it down quickly.”
The fire apparently started when the fire in a fireplace somehow got into the walls of the home.
He said there was about $11,000 in damages to the home.
“They did a good job getting right at it,” said Doherty. “Once these kinds of fires get in the walls, they can just move very quickly and they’re hard to get at. There was a lot of damage, but there could have been a lot more.”
A Cambridge man has been charged with several felonies after kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Revere and making her drive him as far as Somerville before he fled the vehicle.
The woman reported to police on Monday, Nov. 16, about the event that took place on Nov. 7. Around 5 p.m., the woman agreed to meet the man near her home at Dashwood Park in Oak Island.
The two had dated for approximately two years before she recently ended the relationship.
When the discussion became uncomfortable, the woman said she would drive her ex- to the train station. At Wonderland, the ex- wanted to talk some more, but the victim said no.
He pulled out a knife and demanded she park.
When she refused, he demanded that she drive away and she did.
He ordered her to drive to the bus stop on Kimball Avenue. After parking, the woman tried to escape, but the man pulled her back into the car by her hair and demanded she drive further down the street, slapping her in the face several times.
On Walnut Street, they began discussing her cell phone and the ex- wanted to know why another man’s number was on her phone. He smacked her again
He demanded she drive him home to Cambridge.
In Somerville, though, the car overheated. The ex- agreed to let the woman call her mother for help. After she did so, he jumped out of the vehicle and fled.
The entire incident lasted more than two hours.
She told police that she decided to report the matter because the man had repeatedly threatened her over the telephone, implying that he would hurt her family or maybe go out and buy a gun. Police arrested the man a few minutes later when he showed up at the victim’s residence.
Benigno Ramos Jr., 27, of Cambridge, was charged with kidnapping, assault and battery by a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness and threatening to commit a crime.
Man robbed at knifepoint in supermarket parking lot
A man reported being robbed at knifepoint in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Squire Road last Tuesday evening, Nov. 17.
The man told police that he went to that location to bring some money to his ex-girlfriend.
In the parking lot, a light-skinned black male carrying a Buck knife, who told the victim to hand over the money, approached him. A second light-skinned black male also came up behind him.
Fearing for his safety, the man fled, running away and leaving his car running.
He said he watched as the two men went through his car and appeared to take a few personal items.
He said one of the men looked like someone he knew to be his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.
They both fled in a grey motor vehicle registered to an address in Peabody.
Calling in his bets
There are not too many official reports of illegal gambling in the city, but one man reported such an endeavor to police last Saturday evening.
The man told police that he had been involved in a disturbance in the basement of 46 Thornton St. while playing cards for monetary gain.
He told police he only knew the first name of the man who runs the illegal card game.
Police are looking into the matter.