By - 3/18/08 - 11:30 am

Cambridge Police report on a robbery early Sunday morning on Brodway: A guy hailed another guy he recognized from a couple of bars they'd been in earlier in the evening:

As the suspect and victim engaged in a conversation, the suspect moved behind the victim and placed a firearm to his lower back and demanded money. The suspect reached into the victim's pockets and stole a cell phone and wallet. The suspect then fled through a backyard on Broadway towards Market St. Once on Market St, the suspect got on a bike and headed towards Windsor St.

Described as a black male, 19-23, 5'5", thin, with short black hair.

Police also report on a case of early-morning disrespecting on Eliot Street in Harvard Square:

A 27-year-old male victim was walking with a group of friends when a female in his group was disrespected by a group of 4 males. After words were exchanged, the victim’s group was jumped from behind. One victim was knocked to the ground and sustained face injuries. The male suspects were described as either Hispanic or white, all wearing white dress shirts.

By - 3/17/08 - 10:58 am

According to witnesses who reported it on b0st0n LiveJournal. Bus traffic was substantially delayed.

Update, from Cambridge Chronicle: Harvard student dead after being hit by truck.

By - 3/13/08 - 11:58 am

Cambridge Police report that Cambridge Hospital officials called them when a pregnant woman tried using a stolen ID around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday (no word if she was in labor). When police arrived, they found the car her male acquaintance had used to drive her there had been stolen - and was loaded with "ten stolen pocketbooks and several personal identifications from victims of car breaks from Danvers to Weymouth." Both will now face charges.

By - 3/11/08 - 4:47 pm

The Cambridge Chronicle reports that Mr. Gobbles has been moved to Dedham after being hit by a car last month.

Mr. Gobbles had preened and pecked on the grounds of the Volpe Transportation Center since 2003. Unlike his man-eating cousins in Brookline, Mr. Gobbles never bothered anybody. Today, he has the run of the Animal Rescue League's 27-acre refuge in wildest Dedham.

By - 3/11/08 - 12:22 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was shot around 1:30 this morning on Montgomery Street; taken to a Boston hospital for treatment and is expected to live. Police say they are still investigating conflicting stories about what happened.

By - 3/10/08 - 7:44 pm

Rogue! Like you need another reason to be annoyed with Greenpeace canvassers. Via David Harris comes this Cambridge PD alert about a guy going around saying he's collecting money for Greenpeace - but keeping the money for himself.


By - 3/4/08 - 11:06 am

Cambridge Police report on an incident on Meacham Road near Mass. Ave. at 9:24 p.m. on Saturday:

Two male suspects, unknown race, dressed in black, approached the victim and asked for directions. One of the suspects then punched the victim in the mouth and demanded money. After taking $125 from his wallet, the suspects fled towards Davis Square.

By - 3/3/08 - 9:23 pm

The Cambridge Chronicle reports:

... A group of men - some with Irish accents - beat up a 23-year-old Cambridge man and sent him to the hospital after they spotted him sporting a Yankees baseball cap. ...

By - 2/26/08 - 10:33 am

Cambridge Police report five home break-in attempts (two of which succeeded) on Friday, on Linnaean, Agassiz and Forest streets.

By - 2/23/08 - 9:45 pm

Boston Police report an upsurge of GPS-related smash-and-grabs in Allston/Brighton. Cambridge Police report their own GPS theft swarm in the Riverside and Cambridgeport neighborhoods. And Brookline Police report one or two GPS-related break-ins a day, although they also report catching one alleged GPS grabber in the act on Harvard Street Thursday evening.

All three police departments urge residents to take their units with them and to remove the suction-cup thingees.

By - 2/5/08 - 3:41 pm

The Cambridge Chronicle has shut down comments on articles, following the lead of the Somerville Journal, which shut off coments after trolls poisoned stories about a baby and a crossing guard, and the Swampscott Reporter, which found itself deluged with hate comments about the local Little League.

David Harris at the Chronicle writes:

By - 2/1/08 - 9:33 pm

The Crimson reports a Science Center fire that started this afternoon knocked out the power supplies for a good chunk of Harvard's computer networks and Web sites.

By - 1/25/08 - 8:40 am

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a guy responsible for at least ten housebreaks in Mid-Cambridge since Jan. 5, most recently Jan. 22 on Bigelow Street.

The thief typically enters a house in mid-afternoon, through a first-floor window, then scoops up jewelery and electronics. They're looking for a white male, anywhere between 20 and 40. Police advise residents to keep their windows locked.

By - 1/24/08 - 12:06 pm



Two Cambridge men pleaded innocent today to charges they broke into Mitt Romney's national campaign headquarters and tried to make off with an iMac computer.

Daniel J. Bradley, 28, and Michael J. Sauer, 30, both of Cambridge, are charged with breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony and possession of burglarious instruments.

Sauer is also charged with possession of an open container of alcohol for the two open bottles of Bud that allegedly spilled out of the duo's car when they were arrested early this morning in the parking lot at 585 Commercial St.

Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said in a statement:

By - 1/23/08 - 9:47 am

Cambridge Police report that when an employee at Emack and Bolio's in Porter Square turned to get a cup of water for a guy on Monday afternoon, the guy reached into the cash box and took out $120. Police describe the suspect: "White, 5'10, medium build, light facial growth, black stocking cap, waist-length black leather coat, dirty light blue jeans and black shoes."

Newton ice-cream vending machine robbed.

By - 1/20/08 - 8:52 pm

Save Toscanini's - $6,500 in pledges as of Sunday night.

Debate between people who want to help kindly Gus Rancatore and his ice-cream shop get back on their financial feet and people who don't understand why they're being asked to support tax evasion.

Rancatore e-mails a statement to the Cambridge Chronicle.

Via B0st0n LiveJournal.

By - 1/17/08 - 3:05 pm

Cambridge Police report on a rumble in Porter Square around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday:

Witness reports seeing one group of youths exit an MBTA bus, another exit the Porter Square T Station, and a third walking up Upland Road meet at the corner of Mass Ave & Upland. An argument started and a fight ensued. The people involved were males ages 15-17. They appeared to be groups from the Walden Square/Lincoln Way area and the Cambridgeport/Area 4 area. One of the groups of youths identified themselves as a gang member.

By - 1/15/08 - 12:22 pm

Cambridge Police are looking for a man who may have stolen the collection plate from St. Peter's Church on Concord Avenue after services on Jan. 6. He's described as "42 y.o., white male, 5’8, 185 lbs, with black curly hair and bad teeth."

Cambridge Police also report on some beef involving kids from North Cambridge that culminated in one kid getting punched and sliced in the face at 2501 Mass. Ave on Jan. 5:

By - 1/10/08 - 5:56 pm

Cambridge Police report somebody broke into a house on Kelly Road in Cambridgeport Monday afternoon by pushing a window air conditioner into the house:

Stolen items include two laptops, two iPods, cash, a Blackberry, and a cell phone.

This is the third such air-conditioner pusher break-in in the neighborhood since Dec. 31, police say.

By - 1/7/08 - 9:58 pm

Cambridge Police have charged McGregory Meneus of Cambridge for the shooting at 139 Cherry St. early on the morning of Jan. 5:

There was an altercation previous to the shooting in which the victim denied entry to the house to Meneus and multiple suspects. Meneus then left and returned a while later. One suspect barged into the house, pinning a witness against the wall, before Meneus fired 6-7 shots from a small handgun, wounding the victim multiple times.

Police say the victim will survive.