Randy Britton, 48, of 8 Heath St. in Newton was arrested after he allegedly broke into a Chestnut Street home and assaulted a man inside.
Officers responded to 23 Chestnut St. at 2:05 a.m. Thursday after a woman called saying that a man had broken into her house. They had also responded to the residence at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a man banging on doors, but, at that time, couldn't find anyone at the house.
When police arrived the second time, they found the woman inside. She said the man hadn't harmed her, but said she didn't want to be left alone.
Officers spoke with another man in the house as well, who said that Britton had broken into the house through the basement. He told them that Britton had entered an upstairs bathroom and punched him in the head several times; he refused medical treatment.
Britton had left the house, according to police. Officers then called the local taxi companies asking if a man had been picked up in that area. One company had, and told the driver to pull over and wait for police. Officers arrested Britton at the corner of Washington and Poplar streets.
Officers arrested Jose Agosto, 18, of 102 Pleasant St., in the parking lot of 33 Maplewood Ave. after responding to a call reporting an assault Wednesday at 7:31 p.m.
Police spoke to the caller, a woman at the Mills Apartments who said she heard an argument that ended with a woman yelling for help. Another woman in the apartment said she saw a man grabbing a woman by the legs and pulling her out of a car. She identified the woman, and police found Agosto and his girlfriend in the parking lot. Police arrested Agosto on charges of assault.
Police arrested Maura Cronin, 46, of 1 Evans Way in Rockport on a charge of drunken driving after officers pulled her car over on the northbound side of the Route 128 Extension at 6:43 a.m. Thursday.
Police on patrol in Grant Circle noticed Cronin's car operating erratically on the extension. They pulled her over and ran her through sobriety tests. She failed, and was arrested.
Police and paramedics responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and a bicycle on Western Avenue at Hesperus Avenue on Wednesday at 7:54 p.m.
Both the cyclist and motorcyclist sustained minor injuries, police said. The motor cycle operator was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital.
The operator, according to police, had tried to pass the cyclist as he was turning onto Hesperus Avenue. No charges were filed.
A Morton Place resident called police at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, to report that his unlocked car had been broken into Wednesday night and that his wallet had been taken.
A Stanwood Avenue resident called police Thursday at 8:27 a.m. to report that two cars in his driveway had been broken into Wednesday. An estimated $40 in change was taken.
Officers responded to what they called a minor motor vehicle accident in Grant Circle on Wednesday at 5:28 p.m.
According to police, one driver struck a car as it was turning off onto the Route 128 Extension. Police reported no injuries, and helped the parties exchange paperwork. Both vehicles left were driven away under their own power.
Paramedics transported a McPherson Park resident to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Thursday at 8:56 p.m.
A Washington Street resident called police Wednesday at 8:12 p.m. and said the mother of his two children had left them at his house and driven away two weeks ago. Police told him to relay the matter to probate court.
Paramedics transported a Perkins Street resident to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Wednesday at 11:31 p.m.
Police received a report of a loud group drinking on Elm Street on Thursday at 12:40 p.m. Police told the group to take it inside for the night.
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