What the heck is going on?
This is the second attack of this nature in the same area in two weeks. Back at the beginning of the month, six juveniles were arrested at South Bay.
Teens also attacked a man near Downtown Crossing earlier this week.
From BPD News:
At about 8:25 PM, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested four 13-year-old juveniles for Assault and Battery charges.
Officers were on patrol in the area of District Avenue in the South Bay Mall area, when they were approached by a victim who was just attacked by a group of juveniles. Officers were made aware that the attack was unprovoked and the victim was punched and kicked multiple times, and was unable to get up.
As officers were speaking with the victim, the four juveniles began to yell at the victim. The juvenile group then began to walk down the middle of the street obstructing the flow of traffic. The juvenile group was screaming obscenities at another juvenile causing a large disturbance in the road.
Officers requested the juveniles to get out of the street, which they continued to refuse officers orders. After multiple requests, the juveniles moved out the street, and officers attempted to placed two suspects under arrest.
At this time, multiple juveniles began to surround officers as they were handcuffing the two juvenile suspects. As officers were walking the suspects to marked cruisers for transport, the group continued to follow and shouting at officers.
Simultaneously, other officers were attempting to disperse the crowd, and place a third juvenile suspect under arrest. As officers placed the third suspect into handcuffs, a juvenile female began to interfere with officers and failed to move back after multiple requests. Officers advised the juvenile female multiple times to move back which she continued to refuse, and was then placed into handcuffs.
All four juveniles were placed under arrest are expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile District Court for the following charges:
13-year-old juvenile female was charged with; Delinquent to Wit; Interference with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest.
13-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to Wit; Assault and Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon to wit Shod Foot, Affray, and Resisting Arrest.
13-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to Wit; Affray, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest.
13-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to Wit; Assault and Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon to wit Shod Foot, Affray, and Resisting Arrest.