Police: Teen near Burke High lifted sweatshirt to show cops he didn't have a gun, except he did

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:15

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale teen near Burke High School, 60 Washington St. in Dorchester, on gun charges after school yesterday. Read more.

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East Boston man admits to being a drug-dealing would-be MS-13 murderer

Christian "Catracho" Alvarado, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to participation in a criminal conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Alvarado, indicted last year along with 60 other alleged MS-13 members in the Boston area, belonged to the gang's East Boston Locos Salvatrucha "clique," the feds say.

On May 11, 2008, Alvarado and other MS-13 members, including fellow EBLS member Edgar Pleitez, also known as “Cadejo,” attempted to murder a gang rival by beating him near a soccer stadium in East Boston. Alvarado also allegedly conspired with Santos Portillo-Andrade, also known as “Flaco,” the leader of the EBLS clique, and Pleitez to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. On several occasions in August 2015, Alvarado and Pleitez were recorded selling heroin to a cooperating witness. In addition, using a court-authorized wiretap, federal agents intercepted telephone calls between Alvarado and Portillo-Andrade in which the two men allegedly discussed selling a half-kilogram of heroin for $26,000. On Oct. 26, 2015, agents followed Alvarado and Portillo-Andrade to the sale, after which, the agents stopped Alvarado and Portillo-Andrade’s car and seized $26,000 in cash as well as a loaded firearm and a machete.

According to the US Attorney's office, Alvarado is the 13th person named in last year's indictments to plead guilty. He's scheduled for sentencing on July 6.

Other people named in the indictment have been charged with five murders, including those of three teenagers in East Boston.

Resident injured in Hyde Park house fire

Rear of 36 Lexington Ave. Photo by BFD.

A three-alarm fire at 36 Lexington Ave. that broke out shortly before 12:10 p.m. sent one resident to the hospital.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire started in the rear and that the home's rear porches collapsed. The fire was declared knocked down around 12:50 p.m.

Fire Commissioner Joe Finn praised firefighters who rescued the resident from the second floor before they even had water flowing through their hoses.

They saved a life!!!

The department estimates damage at $400,000 and says the cause is under investigation.

Jenn Alton watched the smoke rise:

Lexington Avenue fire in Hyde Park

This is the fourth house fire in Hyde Park since the beginning of March:

41 Summer St., 3/2.
110 Davison St., 3/15.
18 Lincoln St., 4/14.

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:10

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