Accomplished teen author and alleged
street defacer Chase Koopersmith.
Boston Police report that around 3 this morning, officers spotted five people "dumping large buckets of paint" in the street at Calumet and St. Alphonsus streets on Mission Hill. Upon spotting the coppers, the junior Pollocks began to run. The three slowest ones (Northeastern, Mass. Art and Berklee represent!) got caught:
Two of the suspects stated to officers that they were making art and making the streets colorful.
Police cast a critical eye on their work and charged Chase Koopersmith, 17, Alisa Javits, 19, and Miguel Debraganca, 21, with a palette of crimes: Damage to property by graffiti/tagging, destruction or injury to other city property, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.
Around 2 this morning, police responded to a report of an armed holdup at 1443 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan: Guy was talking to his mom as he walked home when he was held up by two guys. After he handed over his cell phone, one of the thugs gave him back his SIM card.
Gregory Robinson, 31, of Mattapan, was arrested.
All arrested are, of couse, presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.