By - 1/16/08 - 8:03 pm

Boston Police report a man in his late 20s was shot around 1:15 this afternoon outside 82 Topliff St., Dorchester. He was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.

By - 1/16/08 - 9:44 am

Carlos Sierra, 16, found with multiple gunshot wounds at 16 Strathcona Rd., Dorchester, at 10:41 p.m. yesterday:

Homicide investigators are interested in speaking to the occupants of a gray or dark green Honda with tinted windows that is believed to have been in the area at the time of the shooting.

By - 1/12/08 - 9:40 pm

1443 Dorchester Ave., around 4:10 p.m.; man, 20, rushed to Boston Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

By - 1/11/08 - 1:06 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Nile J. Reavis, 42, of first-degree murder in the Nov. 2, 2006 death of his wife Sandra.

Suffolk County prosecutors charged Reavis used "the biggest kitchen knife he could find" to stab his wife, Sandra, six times while she slept early on Nov. 2 of that year. When she woke up and tried to fight back, Reavis started beating her. As she lay dying, he told her: "You're not going to cheat on me anymore."

Reavis will be sentenced on Monday; he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

By - 1/8/08 - 9:58 am

Boston Police report an 18-year-old was gunned down late last night at Canton House, 1728 Dorchester Ave.

Darrion "Pritz" Carrington was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 11:40 p.m.; rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He is the city's second homicide victim this year; the first was gunned down about a mile and a half away.

On June 30, 2006, Carrington and four other teens were arrested on Norfolk Street on drug and illegal-weapons charges; Carrington was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and marijuana. The Herald reports that Carrington pleaded guilty to the firearms charge in November of that year and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

By - 1/6/08 - 11:05 pm

Joseph N. Clarke, 23, of Dorchester, found shot in the head at the intersection of Norton and Bowdoin streets shortly before 2 this morning.

By - 1/1/08 - 5:39 pm

And Jpic1 is there this morning to take photos.

By - 12/30/07 - 5:43 pm

Larry Davidson of Dorchester reads about the use of the city's ShotSpotter system to direct police to a shooting and explains the application of the quadratic equation, which I bet you never thought you'd have to hear of again after that algebra class in high school.

By - 12/29/07 - 9:45 am

Space heater might be to blame for Bellevue Street fire.

By - 12/10/07 - 7:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting Emiliano Galicia, 42, of Chelsea, in connection with the stabbing death of Ruben L. Najera, 27, of Quincy at 519 Geneva Ave. on Nov. 21. To be arraigned tomorrow in Dorchester District Court.

By - 12/8/07 - 4:08 pm

7:50 a.m. on Homestead Street - Two guys, one with knife, one with gun; they forced woman to drive to Boston Check Cashers, 666 American Legion Highway in Roslindale, where she works:

There, the suspects repeatedly warned and threatened the victim and ordered her to open the door to the store. Once inside, the victim was forced to open the safe and an undetermined amount of money was taken. The victim's hands and legs were then bound while suspects fled the store with the victim's car.

By - 12/4/07 - 4:37 pm

Jason begins to grow weary upon learning all those production trucks he's seen on E. 8th St. and Dot. Ave. are for yet another gritty crime flick (directed by yet another, no doubt gritty, local):

By - 12/2/07 - 11:32 am

Chris Lovett rounds up the reaction.

By - 11/27/07 - 1:50 pm

Barker is the jail guard shot by police when they thought he was about to shoot them after he'd stolen a cruiser and led them on a wild chase. Boston Police released their 911 transcript to the media; Channel 4 posts it.

By - 11/25/07 - 11:22 am

Ruel Davis, 21, of Dorchester, died after being shot repeatedly at 80 Walnut Ave. in Roxbury around 10 p.m. Friday.

Police say they do not know if his shooting was related to a double shooting the day before on the same street, the Globe reports.

By - 11/21/07 - 1:58 pm

Hispanic man in his 20s, stabbed to death at 519 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, around 3:37 this morning.

Black man, in his 50s, found shot repeatedly at 4 Beale St., Dorchester, around 10 p.m. yesterday; in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at Boston Medical Center. On Feb. 9, 2006, another man was found shot repeatedly at the same address.

By - 11/18/07 - 2:27 pm

See this discussion, which basically boils down to people who have never been there going "ew" and people who actually live there telling those people they don't know what they're talking about.