Dorchester

By - 2/21/14 - 11:16 pm

A man was stabbed in the leg at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street shortly after 11 p.m. by one of two men, who grabbed his phone, then ran down Adams Street towards Park.

The suspects were black and in their early 20s. One is about 6'1" and the other about 5'7".

By - 2/20/14 - 11:47 pm

He was shot in the head, around 11:30 p.m. near Messenger Street, Brian D'Amico reports. And he was declared dead not long after, BEMS Incidents reports.

This is Boston's first murder in nearly three weeks, following a double murder less than a mile away on Rosewood Street.

2014 murders in Boston.... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 5:41 pm

Tyrone Battle, 33, of Roxbury, was arraigned today on charges of aggravated rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $75,000 - prosecutors had sought $500,000 - but Battle will be held behind bars no matter what because federal prosecutors obtained "a detainer" for allegedly violating his probation... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 4:06 pm
Flattened truck

Because this truck, which roving UHub Photographer Joe W. ran across (well, not literally) at Pleasant and Hancock streets in Dorchester this morning, could sure use one.

By - 2/18/14 - 2:18 pm

Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."

Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com,... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 10:17 am
Casanova

Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone.

Police described the incident as the bus traveled north on Blue Hill Avenue near Columbia Road around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday:

The female passenger requested she be left alone and Casanova

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By - 2/16/14 - 12:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people in a raid on the house at 161 Devon St. around 12:15 p.m. yesterday.

Police say that, armed with a search warrant, officers seized a Lorcin .22 caliber firearm with magazine and ammunition, several plastic bags' worth of heroin, several plastic bags worth of cocaine, several plastic bags' worth of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and several hundred dollars... Read more

By - 2/15/14 - 11:49 am

Mass. Live records the scene at the Banshee this morning.

By - 2/15/14 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report drug officers who raided a house at 11 Treadway Rd. yesterday morning recovered quite a stash:

Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,

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By - 2/13/14 - 7:30 am
<a href="https://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/433932343834071041">Photo by State Police</a>.

A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.

The Boston Fire Department declared the fire out at 6:45, but as of 7:24, State Police were diverting most southbound traffic onto Columbia Road because only the extreme... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 10:01 pm

Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.

After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 3:07 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say they found under the basement stairs of the home at 5 Leroy St. early this morning.

Police say they were called around 2:15 a.m. after the resident's girlfriend heard "a loud bang" from the basement:

Officers observed that the door leading from the basement to the first floor was closed, and the safety latch was

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By - 2/11/14 - 11:42 pm

A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun.

It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001, when he was just a teenager, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

He was one of four men charged with... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 1:02 pm

The Globe reports on the 11:35 a.m. incident involving a route-41 bus.

Photo of the scene.

By - 2/9/14 - 2:03 pm
Foam-covered gas station in Dorchester

Blanket is where victim was pinned. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man was pumping gas at the Citgo station at 741 Morrissey Blvd. around 8:15 this morning when the driver of a car behind him failed to stop:

It moved his car out of the station and pinned him between the car that hit him and one of those posts protecting the pumps. Firefighters had to use extrication tools

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By - 2/6/14 - 3:40 pm
Henriquez makes his case

Henriquez makes his case to the House.

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to expel convicted state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester.

In a speech to his now former colleagues, Henriquez insisted he was innocent and never attacked the woman who claimed he did in a Zipcar.

In speeches before the vote, members of the House Ethics Committee alternated between saying a jury begged to differ but that even if... Read more

By - 2/6/14 - 11:52 am

MassLive reports on the impending vote to expel state Rep. Carlos Henriquez (Dorchester).

The NAACP wants a delay.

Howie Carr (yep) wonders why him and not the other elected wrongdoers.... Read more

By - 2/5/14 - 6:48 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for the driver of a sedan who hit a man on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner last night, then just kept on driving.

Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on Adams Street towards Park Street.

Anyone with info can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 8:27 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports he died.

Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.

By - 1/31/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report the man shot to death outside the Ashmont Tedeschi on Sunday was Julien Printemps, 22, of Charlestown.

The Globe reports he was the former boyfriend of Teasia Montgomery of Medford, who was murdered a few hours later in Mattapan.... Read more

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