Monday, April 15, 2024

083115i-stabbing-mapPolice are investigating the non-fatal stabbing of a resident Sunday at Jackson Place, a Cambridge Housing Authority property in North Cambridge.

An initial report from Jackson Place described a fight that took place shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, and the injured man leaving in a car. Within minutes, police got a second call from security at a local hospital, saying the victim of a stabbing was being treated there. In a press release, police mentioned that there was more than one stab wound.

“The victim has not been cooperative with the police,” police said, but they believe the victim was targeted, suggesting there is no threat to the public’s safety.

It’s at least the fourth stabbing this year, including a February incident in East Cambridge, where a 17-year-old was found afterward with blood on his hands and arrested; one in early May in which a Belmont man was arrested near a Mid-Cambridge bar after the stabbing of a man who summoned a ride and tried to get into the wrong car; and one in late May at Porter Square, where the stabbing followed an argument. The Mid-Cambridge stabbing led to “serious” injury, but none of the attacks were reported as fatal.

083115i-indecent-assault-mapIn addition, police arrested a Bedford man Monday, believing him to have committed indecent assault and battery Sunday – reportedly grabbing a woman’s breast at 7:23 p.m. on the 1400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, in Harvard Square, then using a pair of scissors to cut the hand of the victim’s friend.

The suspect is Ronald Cattouse, 47, of Springfield Road in Bedford, according to a police press release. He was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on Monday.

Police believe Cattouse may be a suspect in two other recent incidents in and around Harvard Square in which women were touched against their will.

“The descriptions of the suspects closely match that of the Massachusetts Avenue suspect,” said Jeremy Warnick, director of communications and media relations for Cambridge police.

The first incident was at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on Garden Street, while the second took place at about 7:35 p.m. Friday in Brattle Square. The Garden Street suspect was described as a bald, dark-skinned black man with a stocky build, roughly 5-foot-8, wearing a red hoodie and carrying a shoulder bag. The Brattle Square suspect was described as a clean-shaven black man wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information into the Sunday stabbing or other incidents is asked to call (617) 349-3300.

This post took significant amounts of material from press releases.