Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.
UMass Boston Police report a woman was attacked around 12:30 p.m. yesterday on Sidney Street.
The unknown suspect has been described as a white male, approximately 28-30 years old, heavy build with a scruffy brown beard, and wearing light blue jeans, sneakers, and a navy blue hoodie.
Boston Police report arresting a Revere man on home-invasion charges early today after, they say, he tried to break into the wrong Dorchester resident's apartment.
Police say the 3 Harvest Terrace resident told officers that he was in his apartment around 12:30 a.m. when he opened his door to see what fool kept banging on the door of a lower-floor apartment:
Boston Police are looking for a late-model, shiny black Chevy with four occupants, at least one of whom apparently fired into another car on Wayland Street shortly after 11 a.m. The car was last spotted heading up Hartford; the gunman apparently failed to actually hit anybody, but did leave at least one bullet behind in the street.
Burglars target Dorchester high school, but miss out on some laptops when they take a Hot Pockets breakBy adamg - 11/19/12 - 5:11 pm
Boston Police report thieves who made off with several laptops yesterday from the Boston International High School, 100 Maxwell St. were planning on taking even more stuff, but were foiled when they took a break to warm up some Hot Pockets and set off an alarm that brought a custodian and police.
A federal jury last week convicted Sirewl Cox, a Canton real-estate broker, of fraudulently converting Dorchester and Mattapan apartments into condos using straw buyers in 2006 and 2007 the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Cox, 37, will be sentenced on Feb. 6 on numerous counts of wire fraud, bank fraud, and conducting an unlawful monetary transaction. His co-defendant, Lord R. Allah, pleaded guilty in April.
Man charged with 2010 murder in Grove Hall; already awaiting trial for allegedly shooting three men in BrocktonBy adamg - 11/19/12 - 11:00 am
Darius Gibson, 22, was indicted last week on murder charges for allegedly gunning down Terrence Kelley, 18, on Creston Street in May, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Officials didn't have to search hard for Gibson - he's already behind bars awaiting trial on charges he shot three men in Brockton in September, 2010. He's also awaiting sentencing on federal gun charges to which he pleaded guilty.
According to the DA's office:
Kelley had just left a friend's house on the sunny Friday afternoon of May 28, 2010, when a gunman chased him down Creston Street and shot him multiple times. Kelley was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. Witnesses, corroborated by area surveillance video, eventually implicated Gibson as the killer. He is also accused of threatening a potential witness.
In October, a grand jury indicted James Austin, 24, on charges he lied to investigators in the case: He is an alleged pal of Gibson's and watched him murder Kelley, then denied that when detectives talked to him, the DA's office says.
Alleged dumbass's luck runs out when he robs the same Dorchester convenience store for second time this weekBy adamg - 11/15/12 - 8:17 pm
Boston Police report officers took time off from a drug investigation this morning when they saw this older white guy running across the parking lot of the Tedeschi store at Columbia Road and East Cottage Street this morning - chased by two other guys, one of whom appeared to be trying to make a phone call.
Police say the officers quickly caught up with the pursued guy and stopped him for a little chat:
At that time, officers noticed the white male suspect holding money in his right hand and a firearm in his left jacket pocket. Officers then received information from a police dispatcher that an armed robbery had just occurred in the area. As the dispatcher relayed the message, the suspect Gary Accomando, 58, blurted out "I did the robbery, but the gun is not real". Officers retrieved what appeared to be a silver colored firearm from the male suspect's left jacket pocket.
The chasers IDed him as the robber - and said he'd robbed the store a couple days earlier.
Accomando was charged with armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
Rapper and City Life/La Vida Urbana activist Antonio "Twice Thou" Ennis takes on BoA:
Since 2009, instead of negotiating a loan modification with principal reduction to allow Ennis to stay in his home, Bank of America (servicer) has been trying to foreclose although he can afford his home at the current real value. After receiving several dissatisfying loan modifications, one of which increased his monthly payment by $1,000 he turned to his passion and profession of producing hip-hop music to shame the banks for their predatory business practices.
Three people were arrested on a variety of gun and drug charges last night after their downstairs neighbor dialed 911 to report a bullet had just come through her ceiling, Boston Police report.
Police say that when officers arrived at 28 Dyer St. in Dorchester shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, nobody answered their knocks on the door of a second-floor apartment from which the bullet had come. The first-floor resident, however, did talk to police and told them that she heard a commotion upstairs and then the bullet made its appearance. And then:
The Brook Avenue victim was shot in the chest and the homicide unit was summoned. Police also called in officers from across the city to guard the large crime scene.
The Globe reports all three were shot at Julian and Judson.
Magnetic Tom, a.k.a. Tom Magnetic, was arraigned today on charges he was storing loaded, unlocked guns in an apartment full of little kids, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Tom, 32, was arrested this morning on two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He was also charged as a level-II armed career criminal because of drug-distribution convictions in 2003 and 2005, the DA's office says.
Boston Police report arresting Reginald Holley early this morning on charges he helped kill Alfonso Rivas around 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 in Rivas's Lyndhurst Street apartment.
Oasis Pritchett was arrested last week on charges he shot Rivas in the head during the robbery of Rivas's stash of pot, while Rivas's girlfriend and children were in the apartment next door. Pritchett was ordered held without bail at his arraignment.
Holley, arrested early this morning in South Boston, is scheduled for arraignment today in Dorchester District Court, police say.
Police arrest one alleged Craigslist robber after tracking the e-mail address he used to negotiate meeting place with victimBy adamg - 11/3/12 - 1:40 pm
Omar Gray, 18, of Roxbury, will be arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court on a charge of armed robbery following his arrest yesterday by detectives from two police districts and the BPD SWAT team.
Police say Gray negotiated the meeting place with his victim via e-mail, and that proved his undoing:
Thanks to some dogged and determined police work, detectives were able to secure the identity of one of the suspects by back tracking an email address used by the suspect during negotiations with the victim.
The other suspect remains at large.
Prosecutors charged today that Oasis Pritchett fatally shot Alfonso Rivas in the head while trying to rob Rivas of a stash of pot in Rivas's Codman Square apartment on Oct. 17.
Pritchett, who survived getting shot in the chest in 2009, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Pritchett and another man - still at large - decided to steal Rivas's pot stash in his Lyndhurst Street apartment:
Pritchett, a Roxbury resident, was arrested Wednesday and is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court today on charges of murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.
In 2009, Pritchett was shot in the chest in Brockton; officials say he likely survived because he happened to stumble upon a fire alarm box.
Joel Gonzalez-Santana, 34, had bail set at $1,500 today because of an incident around 1:15 a.m. near near Erie and Washington streets, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, an off-duty officer was investigating what appeared to be a single-car crash when Gonzalez-Santana threatened him with a machete.
The DA's office reports Gonzalez-Santana was one of just two people arraigned today in Dorchester District Court, normally the state's busiest district court, because tropical-storm-force winds apparently kept miscreants and other ne'er-do-wells inside along with the rest of us.
The other man, Reinaldo Vega, 46, was charged with breaking into a car on Charlotte Street at the height of the storm, around 5:15 p.m. His bail on an earlier larceny case was revoked, the DA's office reports.
Dave Hodges photographed the tree in his house on Popes Hill in Dorchester.
The state shut Morrissey Boulevard between UMass and Freeport Street around 11:15 a.m.