Thursday, April 18, 2013
Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the fund organized by Boston's Fire, Police, EMS organizations.
The Boston First Responders Fund has been established by our city's first responders to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. "(The Boston Marathon) was a sad day for the city of Boston, our state and our nation,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, via press release. “(Patriots' Day) we cared for the victims and today we want to take care of them moving forward. To the families of the victims of (Monday's) tragedy, we can never bring your loved ones back or take away the injuries you sustained from this attack. This fund is one way to hopefully provide comfort in your time of need.” Richie Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, said 100 percent of donations will go …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
After handing the teller a note that she couldn't read, a bank robbery suspect told her she was "stupid," and left.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction. An attempted bank robbery at the Mount Washington Bank on Saturday morning failed when the suspect handed the teller a reportedly illegible note, called her "stupid" for not being able to read it, and left. Boston Police responded to a robbery in progress at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Mount Washington Bank at 1134 Washington St. One of the bank's tellers told police that just before 11 a.m., a suspect had attempted to rob the bank. The employee told officers that the suspect handed her a note. The employee was unable to determine the exact wording of the note, but was able to read the word “shoot.” The suspect then stated, “Give …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The man was first stopped by police trying to conceal an open container of alcohol, and police later discovered he was also allegedly in possession of several types of drugs.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Boston Police Officers charged a man with possession of crack cocaine on Aguadilla Street on Monday night. Officers were on patrol of the Villa Victoria Housing Development at 4:57 p.m. on March 18 when they recognized two individuals on Aguadilla Street, but not the third man who was with them. The officers pulled their unmarked cruiser over and identified themselves to try and identify the unknown male. According to the police, the man attempted to conceal what appeared to be an open container of alcohol. When officers exited the vehicle, they saw that the man was carrying a bottle of rum, according to the police report…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Three suspects allegedly jumped a male victim and stole his backpack, watch and five dollars.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate conviction. Boston Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in the rear of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop at about 10:34 p.m. on Monday, March 4. The victim told police that three teenage males robbed him and fled towards Claremont Park. The victim told police he was walking home from work when three males walked towards him. One of the males reportedly asked the victim, “Yo, where are you from?,” to which the victim replied “Southie.” At this point, one of the males shouted, “Pop him.” The suspects punched and kicked the victim in the head and body, knocking him to the ground. The suspects grabbed the victim’s backpack, his …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Police arrested a South End woman for allegedly stabbing a man inside her home.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction. Boston Police arrested a South End woman for allegedly stabbing a male victim on Saturday night. Boston Police Officers responded to an assault and battery in progress at 567 Mass. Ave. at about 1 a.m. on February 23. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that he had had an argument with a woman. The argument turned violent at some point. Officers observed scratch marks on the victim’s face and slash marks on his right arm. The victim stated that the suspect had stabbed him. While one officer spoke with the victim, another was outside of the residence speaking to the suspect. When officers went to place the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Police arrested a Harrison Avenue resident for alleged possession of heroin and cocaine.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction. A call for suspicious activity at Boston Medical Center lead to the arrest of a South End man for drug possession on Friday. Boston Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance on the 7th floor of 725 Albany Street on February 22 around 10:45 a.m. While conducting a routine patrol of 725 Albany Street, an officer reported he witnessed a man in a handicapped bathroom stall hand something to a man outside. The men denied that any transaction took place. The officer reported that both men looked panicked. The officer conducted a query and found that one of the men was wanted on a warrant out of Brighton …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Boston Police traveled to Maine to arrest a Brockton man who defaulted on a warrant from January.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. A Brockton man was arrested while in a Maine prison on Tuesday for defaulting on a warrant related to his 2010 arrest in the South End on drug charges. At 5 p.m. on February 19, members of the BPD Fugitive Units took custody of Edwell Gethers of 123 South Leyden Street, Brockton, MA from Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, Maine. Gethers had defaulted on a Boston District Court warrant issued on January 18, 2013 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Gethers was originally arrested on the evening of Friday, September 17, 2010 in an undercover drug operation in the Washington Street area near East Berkley Street. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Police arrested a South End man for possession of drugs and a weapon.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction. Boston Police arrested a South End man for possession of drugs and a weapon on Shawmut Avenue earlier this week. Officers were called to the intersection of Lenox Street and Shawmut Avenue, where there were reports of people throwing snowballs at cars. Officers spoke to a group of six to nine people, all of whom a witness claimed were throwing snowballs at cars. Police said they noticed one of the men "moving his hands inside his sweatshirt," and ended up seaching him. A struggle ensued and the officer called for backup. Many neighbors exited their homes and demanded an explanation of what was going on, police said. Backup …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A donated 2000 Honda Civic will be used by the Boston Police Department for the purpose of catching car thieves.
Apparently, catching car thieves and fishing are more similar than you think. Thanks to a donation to the Boston Police Department, detectives will now be using "bait," a 2000 Honda Civic, to catch car thieves in the city. The choice of a 2000 Honda Civic as "bait" was deliberate, as it's listed as the most stolen car in Massachusetts. In Boston in 2012, 1,575 cars were reported stolen, according to the Boston Police Department, with 156 thefts reported in the South End's D-4 area. The car was a donation from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which lists the Honda Civic as the most stolen vehicle in Massachusetts, according to the most recents statistics. "The 2000 Honda Civic is used as bait for car thieves," said Boston District 8 …