The Daily Free Press reports a man who saw an iPhone 5 for sale on Craigslist met the alleged seller, gave him a ride to his alleged home, pulled out $500 in cash, then watched as the flimflammer grabbed the money and ran away, leaving behind a box filled with trash instead of an iPhone.
Also click on the link to read how one of Allston's finest alleged graffiti artists discovered that what is seen cannot be unseen and how police nabbed a couple of guys who apparently have figured out that if they find out where the parties are, they can show up and steal people's stuff.
DA: Yen for really fresh clams proves latest undoing for guy who can't seem to give up guns and ammoBy adamg - 3/5/13 - 5:04 pm
A man charged with bringing live ammunition into Suffolk Superior Court in Boston was released on bail Friday morning and then arrested on Revere Beach Friday night with a loaded gun, extra ammo and enough knives to outfit a violent basketball team, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jack Lindsey, 66, of Chelsea, was arrested by a state trooper who had stopped to see what he was doing by an area of the beach known for its illegal clamming, the DA's office reports, adding Lindsey was also found with a shovel.
This was the fourth time Lindsey has been arrested for illegal weapons possession; he's barred from owning guns as a condition of his conviction for illegal gun possession in 2001, the DA's office reports.
Police are on Langdon Street, where the body of a man, apparently in his 20s, was discovered around 3 p.m.
Sutherland Pharmacy, 1690 Commonwealth Ave., was held up around 1:15 p.m. by a tall blond man in a mask and a shotgun, who made off with drugs. He was described as lanky, with gray eyes and a full beard and wearing a blue jacket or hoodie and dark gloves.
The pharmacy was held up by a tall white guy seeking drugs almost a year ago, as well.
An Abington man was ordered to attend Narcotics Anonymous or AA meetings twice a week after prosecutors said he was drunk when he hit a toddler and a child in a stroller at Talbot and Dorchester avenues around 6 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office - which says the guy switched seats with his passenger before police arrived.
A man convicted of breaking into an ATM at a Meetinghouse Hill Bank branch in Dorchester in 2010 tried to have his sentence overturned because prosecutors failed to prove the ATM was a "depository" for which one could be charged with breaking into.
Nice try, the court told Christopher Doyle - who cited a single, unpublished Michigan ruling that defined "depository" - but if it walks like a duck, etc.:
Boston Police report that when six drug dealers got into a loud, angry argument inside a Blue Hill Avenue apartment early Saturday, somebody called police. Arriving officers surrounded the building and arrested them all - but only after three tried to escape by climbing on the roof of the neighboring building and then jumping back on the roof of the building they'd just fled. Turns out the officers were equally adept at playing Spiderman.
According to police, officers responded to a gun call at 580 Blue Hill Ave. around 12:25 a.m. on Saturday and quickly learned there had just been "a large altercation" involving men with guns on the second floor:
Around 9:50 p.m. outside 129 Harrishof St. The suspect, who may have pulled the victim out of his car before stabbing him, is described as 5'8" with a stocky build and wearing a black hoodie and a black mask.
The homicide unit was called in, which is done whenever the victim might die.
A man walking on Congress Street near Sleeper Street was jumped, robbed at knifepoint and punched in the face around 8:15 p.m. By 8:30, officers looking for the suspects on the other side of Fort Point Channel found two men matching their descriptions at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street and arrested them.
Police will now look at whether the two are involved in a spate of similar attacks across the city, in particular in East Boston.
The Globe reports the Courtyard by Marriott in South Boston had to be evacuated last night when a New Jersey man dressed like a woman sprayed another man with mace after the guy went up to her room and grew suspicious the door was locked and that there was another person in the room with them.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports police hold an emergency community meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Eliot School to discuss an armed robbery on Wednesday in a school classroom and other recent holdups along Eliot Street that might be related.
Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, somebody else was held up at gunpoint on Eliot Street. Not long after, the victim's ATM card was used at a Bank of America ATM somewhere on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan or Roxbury. The suspect was described as 5'8", wearing a light gray hoodie and holding a black gun.
Boston Police have posted photos of the person they say went up to a parked Mercedes on Stoughton Street on the morning of Feb. 15 and shot the car's occupant four times before pedaling away on his Huffy bike.
If you know him, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
A man shot in the stomach around 9:50 p.m. at the Dudley MBTA station was pronounced dead not long after at Boston Medical Center. WBZ reports the man was shot in the station, then stumbled onto a crowded 28 bus.
Friends are identifying him as Will Jack, also known as Courtney Jackson.
Brian Cooper, 25, and Jamel Bannister, 22, are scheduled for arraignment today in Roxbury District Court on murder and firearms charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Both were nabbed not long after the shooting by Boston Police officers working a detail nearby. Transit Police say the shooting was not random - the pair targeted Jackson.
The man whose body was found underneath I-93 between E. Berkeley and West 4 streets on Monday was Corey Thompson, 43, of Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
His death remains under investigation by State Police homicide investigators, who can be reached at 617-727-8817.
Boston Police report five street holdups in the Maverick area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. since last Thursday.
In all of the cases, victims were approached by two or more men, who then relieved them of their cash and, if they have them, cell phones. In two cases, the robbers wore black and white bandanas; also in two cases, the robbers displayed handguns.
The most recent holdup was at 10:49 p.m. on Monday at Orleans Street. Two white, bandana-clad males, demanded the victim hand over her phone. The day before, at 1:20 a.m. at Gove and Paris streets, a man was ordered to hand over his phone by three black males.
Officers assigned to the Drug Control Unit observed a white male walking and talking on a cell phone while also carrying what appeared to be a plastic bag in his hand. The suspect was seen entering a vehicle which then went for a short drive around the block before dropping the suspect off. Believing that a drug transaction had taken place, officers approached the suspect after he exited the vehicle and found him to be in possession of a plastic bag containing a tan powder believed to be heroin.
Hogan is the son of Fire Chief Gerald Hogan. However, he is no longer a Boston firefighter. Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says he resigned after his arrest Hogan had been a probationary firefighter - he had served less than a year.
Cambridge Police report the communications about an alleged rifleman in body armor at MIT on Saturday came via an "an internet relay" usually used to let people with hearing or speech impairments communicate:
The relay service used in this instance was a Sprint relay service, and a Sprint employee notified the police department of the conversation with the reporting party.
During this conversation, a possible suspect was mentioned and police immediately identified and interviewed him. After questioning, police determined that this individual had no knowledge of the incident and do not believe he was involved in making this false report at this time.
A stripper who reported two days early to her new job at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street never got a chance to strut her stuff. Instead, she wound up under arrest after a bruising battle with a waitress that left both with cuts and the club having to answer to the Boston Licensing Board.
Suffolk student learns that unless your father's the commissioner, police aren't going to care who your parent isBy adamg - 2/24/13 - 4:21 pm
Police report a Suffolk University student was arrested on assault and battery charges early this morning when she allegedly slammed her door on the shoulder of an officer investigating a loud party in her apartment.
Police say officers responding to loud-party complaints at an apartment at 28 Fleet St. in the North End knocked on the apartment door for 20 minutes without an answer: