Friday, April 19, 2013
The "second suspect" in the Boston Marathon bombing is in police custody. He had been surrounded in a boat sitting in a Watertown backyard.
[Editor's note: For further updates on this story, please visit our updated story on the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the "second suspect" in the Marathon bombing.] Police have the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in custody after a stand-off in a Watertown backyard. Elsewhere tonight, three people have been taken into custody in New Bedford as part of the terror investigation. Watertown residents, just after the day-long "shelter in place" order had been lifted, were again asked to stay indoors as shots were fired in the area. A resident reported a guy had crawled under a boat and police and SWAT officers moved in on the location. About a dozen shots were fired in the vicinity. Investigators spent much of Friday searching …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Notable entries from the District 4 police log.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. The following list represents a partial collection of logged incidents. Date/Time Offense Address Arrested 6/15/2012; 12:15 a.m. A&B 10 Lattimore Court, Boston MA 6/15/2012; 1:44 a.m. Larceny—motor vehicle, over $200 43 Charlesgate, Boston MA 6/15/2012; 3:51 a.m. Assault w/dangerous weapon (gun) (100) Shawmut Ave., Boston MA 6/15/2012; 10:58 a.m. Larceny—building, over $200 23 Concord Square, Boston MA 6/15/2012; 7:01 p.m. Fraud 336 Shawmut Ave., Boston MA 6/15/2012; 7:15 p.m. Trespassing 2275 Washington St., Boston MA David Wise (128 Gordon Ave., Hyde Park) 6/15/2012; 7:35 p.m. …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
One victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries following a shooting early Friday morning.
One person was shot in the arm as gunfire erupted in the South End early Friday morning. Officers from District 4 responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Worcester Street, and, upon arrival, discovered an individual suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the left arm, according to police reports. Police spoke with the victim who stated he heard three or four shots and began running, at which point he was grazed in the arm by gunfire. He was transported to Boston Medical Center to receive treatment for his injuries. After speaking with other witnesses who heard the shots but did not see anyone or any car, police learned a 911 caller had provided a description of a possible suspect and getaway …
Friday, April 6, 2012
21-year veteran Irene Foley received the honor earlier this week.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A one-alarm fire caused by an electrical short circuit in a second floor ceiling fan left a South End mother and daughter displaced Tuesday.
A South End mother and daughter were left displaced after a fire that started in a second floor bathroom damaged their home on Kerr Way Tuesday afternoon. According to Boston Fire Department District Nine Chief Paul Miller, the fire was the result of a short circuit in a ceiling fan on the second floor and caused approximately $30,000 in damages to the structure and its contents. Roughly 26 Boston firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire, and were able to battle the blaze into submission in around 45 minutes, Miller said. Despite the close proximity of neighboring units, the fire was kept from spreading further than the apartment in which it originated, according to fire officials. The apartment, part of the Madison Park Village …
Monday, April 2, 2012
A letter to the editor from Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley
Monday, April 2, 2012
[Editor's Note: The following was submitted by the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley] More than 125 years ago, the great American author Mark Twain wrote of a killer identified by his own thumbprint. “There was one thing about a person which never changed, from the cradle to the grave,” Twain wrote of the loops and whorls unique to every individual fingerprint. Here as in so other ways, Twain was a man ahead of his time. When he published Life on the Mississippi, criminalists were still using photographs and body measurements as a means of singularly identifying individuals. It would be almost a decade before fingerprinting was successfully used in a criminal investigation and eventually surpassed every other …
A South End man was relieved of his wallet and cell phone at gunpoint on Saturday afternoon.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place in the vicinity of Shawmut Avenue and Rutland Street on Saturday. The suspect, described as a black male, between 19 and 21 years old, with a slim build and approximately 5-foot-9, wearing a black windbreaker, a black hoodie and black pants, is still at large. Police responded to the call for an armed robbery around mid-afternoon, and upon speaking with the victim, learned that he had been robbed at gunpoint. According to police documents, the victim stated he left his father’s house on Washington Street when he observed the suspect, who proceeded to follow him to the area of Washington and Rutland, where he approached the victim with a black handgun. The victim reported the suspect…
A Coke and a smile? More like a Pepsi and a drug arrest.
So much for a Coke and a smile. An officer from the Area D-4 Drug Control Unit got a face full of Pepsi on Saturday, as police attempted to collar a drug dealer at East Berkeley and Fay Streets. After observing an alleged street-level drug transaction near the Pine Street Inn, officers moved in to arrest Charlene Johnson, of 38 Kenworth St. in Roxbury, who, upon seeing police, threw a full bottle of Pepsi at an officer before attempting to flee on foot. After a brief chase, Johnson was apprehended, and officers attempted to prevent her from swallowing any more drugs—which she appeared to be actively attempting to do, according to police. Officers were unable to recover any narcotics from the suspect, and information contained in the police…
Today is National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Day.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 2, 2012
The following is a press release from the Massachusetts State Police In 1998, the United States Department of Justice began an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force tasked with the growing problem of Internet-related exploitation of children. The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program is a national initiative by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to prevent and/or identify the victimization & exploitation of children through the use of computers, computer technology, or the Internet, which is accomplished by developing an effective response using investigative & forensic components, training & technical assistance, and community education. The Task Forces work to prevent, …
Friday, March 30, 2012
A 19-year-old was shot in the arm last night on Shawmut Avenue, according to police.
Editor's Note: This article was updated to reflect that police do not currently have a suspect in this shooting Police are seeking information about a shooting last night on Shawmut Avenue that left a 19-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. According to a report on BPDNews.com, officers from Area D-4 responded to a radio call for a person shot at 609 Shawmut Ave. at approximately 11:06 p.m. last night. On arrival, they were approached by witnesses who told them the victim—whose name has not been released at this time—was inside an apartment in the area of Trotter Court. Witnesses also stated that the victim had left the apartment, but returned following the shooting. Police observed the victim, who had sustained what appeared …