Police are looking for a black man, about 5'8" in a yellow hoodie and black gloves with white stripes for the armed robbery of a Vietnamese market at Adams and Centre streets. He was last seen running down Adams towards Ashmont Street.
So that leaves state reps. Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry.
State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) said today she will run for the 1st Suffolk state senate seat vacated all of a sudden by longtime incumbent Jack Hart last week.
Forry, 39, first won election to her current 12th Suffolk state rep's seat in 2005. The Dorchester Reporter says she could face off against state Rep. Nick Collins, of South Boston.
Now that everybody's favorite scooter-riding, sticker-plastering city-council candidate has jumped into the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen: Doug Bennett for US Senate.
The sad case of Tiffany Moore - the 12-year-old shot to death as she sat on a mailbox in 1988 - continues to wend its way through the court system.
A federal appeals court today ordered a new civil trial for Timothy Callahan, a homicide detectives who helped make the case against Shawn Drumgold as Tiffany Moore's murderer.
Drumgold spent 14 years in prison before being released on evidence detectives withheld evidence. In 2009, a jury awarded him $14 million - $1 million for each year in prison - in a lawsuit against Callahan (Drumgold has other pending lawsuits against the city and then Police Commissioner Francis Roache).
Callahan appealed. In its 2-1 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit agreed he should get a new trial because the judge "omitted the statement that Drumgold had to show a reasonable probability that he would not have been convicted but for Callahan's withholding of evidence" - that Callahan had put a key prosecution witness up in hotel before the murder trial.
This will be Callahan's third trial - in 2008, a jury deadlocked on the lawsuit.
Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old, two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old on charges they surrounded a couple of people at Dayton and Nixon streets around 4:10 p.m. yesterday and made off with an iPad, a wallet, a camera and various other items.
Police say the 14-year-old had the knife and that when officers attempted to arrest him after seeing the knife sticking out of his left front pocket, "a violent struggle ensued."
Alexis Bourne, 17, of Dorchester, was charged with armed assault and battery and receiving stolen goods. The three other teens were not named because of their age.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident around 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Ashmont Red Line station, in which he allegedly kicked a man and then called him a homophobic slur.
Police say he's about 5'10" with a dark beard and 25-30 years old.
If you know him, contact T police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via the SeeSay app or by text to 873873.
Police officers from across the city are now combing Dorchester and Mattapan, looking for Leland Corning, a 12-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome who has been missing since 8:30 a.m. on Glenway Street.
Leland is 12, black, with freckles on his left side, and is about 5'5" and about 209 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, khaki fleece jacket, black pants and black boots. He does not like being touched.
If you see him, call B-3 detectives at District B-3 detectives at 617-343-4712 or 911.
A Dorchester District Court judge set bail today at $50,000 for the son of a minister whose gun went off Sunday, shooting his girlfriend in the head.
Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Dana Pierce said the woman remains in critical condition but that doctors are now expressing some hope she will live.
Gasps and crying from Jeremy Harrison's family filled the courtroom as Judge James Coffey's bail amount was read. Harrison's lawyer asked for bail of just $1,000. Also in the courtroom to show support, his lawyer said, were members of the victim's family, including her brother, and the mother of his four-year-old son.
Another street worker arrested on gun charges, this time, though, for a potentially life-ending injuryBy adamg - 1/21/13 - 12:37 pm
The Herald reports the man arrested yesterday on gun charges after police found a woman shot in the head in Dorchester is a city street worker who is supposed to steer kids away from violence and the son of a prominent local minister active in anti-violence work. Father claims shooting was just an accident when son was cleaning his gun but that, yeah, the gun is illegal, the Herald reports.
On Jan. 14, another street worker, employed by a Boston Foundation program, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm, along with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and hiring a woman for sex.
Jeremy Harrison, 28, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and failure to properly secure a firearm with a minor present, police say, adding he could face additional charges.
Boston Police report officers responding to a fight involving somebody who might have had a gun found themselves confronted with an unleashed pit bull that refused to stop lunging at them.
Fearing for their safety, officers unholstered and engaged their department issued firearms to stop the dog.
Police say they had set up a perimeter around 34 Millett St. in Dorchester around 10:30 p.m. after receiving the call
As officers were walking along the side of the residence, officers observed an unleashed pit bull running towards them from the rear of the residence. Upon seeing the dog, officers immediately yelled, “Pit bull,” so as to alert all responding officers of the potential threat. With the dog aggressively pursuing the officers, the officers quickly retreated to the front of the residence. However, the dog refused to discontinue its pursuit. Once out front, the dog repeatedly lunged and charged at one of the officers.
Two officers suffered minor injuries from the dog attack, police say, adding that nobody with a gun was found in the house. Police did not say what the status of the dog was.
On Oct. 23 of last year, detectives who'd been listening in on the phone conversations of two gang leaders as part of a year-long investigation had to risk exposing their surveillance: One of the two had just given a minion the go-ahead to take out a rival gang member. And not in some remote location - but right in the lobby of Roxbury District Court.
Man who slept with shotgun under his mattress has it confiscated when police investigate his stolen rifleBy adamg - 1/18/13 - 1:50 pm
Police say the resident returned home to find his front door unlocked and his TV, Xbox, Playstation, video games, camera and, oh, yeah, his rifle missing. Not taken was his Mossberg 500 shotgun, hidden under his mattress and his Beretta FS92 handgun, hidden in a drawer:
He stated that his shotgun was hidden between the mattress of his bed and his Beretta (handgun) was in his bedroom drawer. Officers seized a Beretta FS92, Mossberg 500 and assorted ammunition from the victim. The victim did have a valid FID card but was not in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws with regards to Firearm Storage.
Michael McCoy, 27, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court yesterday on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
This would not be Barros's first arrest. In 2003, he was charged with distributing crack in Roxbury.
Anybody who knows his whereabouts can call the anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463).
Several hundred Boston police officers and federal agents swarmed through Dorchester early this morning, arresting some 30 alleged members of the Woodward Avenue and Hendry Street gangs in a bid to quell violence in the Bowdoin/Geneva and Uphams Corner neighborhoods - in particular in the Cape Verdean community.
Officials specifically targeted alleged Hendry leader Alexis Hidalgo, 31, of Dorchester, and alleged Woodward leader Jonathan DaSilva, 29, of Roxbury, in an investigation that began in 2011. In a statement, the US Attorney's office said:
Brockton24_7 reports somebody jumped in front of an inbound Red Line train at Shawmut around 5:30 a.m. and that she was pulled out from under the second car alert and conscious. The T substituted buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.
Boston Police are investigating a drive-by around 10 a.m. on Tremlett Street, around the corner from the main entrance to Dorchester District Court. The intended victim was not hit, shell casings were recovered. A possible suspect is 5'8" and wearing a bright-red hoodie in a '95 Mercedes.
Police found the Mercedes outside 20 Bowdoin Ave., which they surrounded and for which they brought in negotiators to try to talk the suspect out. After a couple hours, however, a SWAT team went in and found nobody inside. Police add that "ballistic evidence" was recovered from the house.
A woman injured during a brief but furious gun battle between a man she was talking to and police has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city and the police officers involved, alleging she's been left with permanent physical and mental scars because of the "unreasonable and excessive" force used even after the man was down.
Niquel Reid's filed suit this week in US District Court in Boston against 13 police officers involved in an incident on June 14, 2011, when Tyrone Cummings shot a police officer - who, along with other officers returned fire, leaving Cummings with injuries that led to his death a month later.
Cummings, authorities say, had shown up at his girlfriend's apartment on Dunbar Avenue intent on killing her. In her suit, Reid says the girlfriend is her sister and that as Cummings raged in the apartment, she called Reid. Reid said she drove over get her sister and her young daughter.
Her suit says she arrived to see Cummings exiting the building, and the two were talking when police showed up. According to the suit:
A Weymouth man who allegedly put a Boston cop in the hospital by dragging him with his car yesterday made bail yesterday, met his lawyer and a probation officer in court today and then skipped out before his case was called, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Dorchester District Court Judge Robert Baylor issued a bench warrant for Eric Nelson, 46, after he failed to answer when his name was called, the DA's office reports, adding Nelson made the initial $1,000 bail set after his arrest yesterday.
Police: Dorchester home invasion not random; thieves targeted safe with several hundred thousand dollarsBy adamg - 1/14/13 - 1:47 pm
Two men who forced two Livingstone Street residents back into their home at gunpoint Thursday briefly made off with a safe that contained more than $400,000 from the family business, a police source says.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirms that when Randy Soto and Victor Baez-Lara were arrested, police found a safe in Baez-Lara's car. Officers also found jewelry, alcohol, a laptop and cash and phones from the two victims in the car, the DA's office says.
The two were arraigned Friday on charges of armed home invasion, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Prosecutors asked for $500,000 bail for each and that they be placed under house arrest if they made bail; a Dorchester District Court judge set bail at $100,000 each, declined to order house arrest but did order them to stay away from the victims.
The two were arrested not long after the incident when an officer noticed a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle in the parking lot of the Geneva Avenue Stop & Shop. A third suspect remains at large.
An city street worker, who is supposed to keep young teens away from gangs and violence, is scheduled for arraignment today in Dorchester District Court on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and engaging in sex for a fee, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.