Mission Hill

By - 9/24/08 - 3:34 pm

Boston Police report that Northeastern University has bought a new bird bath for the 93-year-old Hillside Street resident who'd had her bird bath stolen a couple weeks ago by some "drunk college kids."

By - 9/22/08 - 8:26 pm

Just put it back. Yes, the one you took from 171 Hillside St. the weekend before last.

Boston Police report the woman, 93, is heartbroken:

By - 9/16/08 - 12:39 pm

Boston Police report that a man used a ladder to try to break into a third-floor apartment at 10 Bucknam St. on Mission Hill around 10:30 Sunday night. Unfortunately for him, the occupants of the apartment were home at the time:

When the suspect entered their apartment and observed the tenants, he stated, "I'm just checking light bulbs." When the victims began yelling at him, the suspect fled the location.

But he didn't get far (no word if he fled down the ladder). Police picked up Shaun Kelly, 25, and charged him with breaking and entering a residence in the night time after the tenants ID'ed him as the same bald white guy inquiring about their light fixtures.

Hirsute until proven bald.

By - 9/14/08 - 1:00 pm

Right: It's party time! Boston Police report busting up what seemed to be quite a lively soiree at 129 St. Alphonsus St. shortly after 2 this morning. After making their way past an apparently inebriated minor on the stairs, they gained entrance to a third floor apartment, from which several occupants promptly bade farewell, and then:

Officers surveyed the apartment, and observed numerous empty beer bottles, and smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana. As officers continued to look through the apartment for other intoxicated underage, they observed a quantity of loose green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana on a on a living room table.

The three actual tenants of the apartment, 21, 19 and 19, were then arrested on a variety of charges, including possession of marijuana, being keepers of a disorderly house, procuring alcohol for a minor and being a minor in possession of alcoholic beverages.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/19/08 - 4:48 pm

The family of Rebecca Payne, Northeastern University and Legal Seafood have put up the reward for information that leads police to her killer, Boston Police report.

Payne, a Northeastern student who worked at Legal, was found shot to death in her Parker Hill Avenue apartment early on May 20.

"We know that there are people who have valuable information, so we ask individuals to look deep into their hearts and help us bring the person responsible for this horrible and senseless act to justice," said Rebecca's father, Nicholas Payne.

By - 8/18/08 - 10:58 am

Since when are the MBTA Transit Police allowed to make traffic stops on Huntington Avenue? Spotted at ~10:10, between South Huntington and Mission Hill (nowhere near a bus stop or any other MBTA property, and no buses or trolleys in sight, either): male and female officers from one of the "wagon" Transit Police units, inspecting the license of a driver and speaking to her.

A little background on how complicated Chapter 90 authority can be.

By - 7/7/08 - 8:47 pm

Boston Police report charging Richard Penha, 18, of Hyde Park, with shooting the bullet that went through a 7-year-old boy playing outside on Mission Hill last week.

Penha's cousin, Kenny Francois, 18, also of Hyde Park, was arrested last week.

Police charge that after getting shot by a guy on a bicycle on Tremont Street, Penha, instead of seeking medical attention, went after the guy, with Francois in the passenger seat. Police say the two found the bicycling thug on Sewall Street and opened fire, starting a gunfight in which a stray bullet hit the boy. Police said today the boy remains in Boston Medical Center, in stable condition. The bike thug remains at large. After the shootout, police say, Penha did seek medical attention.

Ed. puzzled note: What's up with Hyde Park? Couple these two arrests with the teen murdered on July Fourth, the four guys shot at a Tedeschi, the River Street Mini-Mart holdup and the gun-shooting Fairmount Hill low-riders and all of a sudden you could start to think it's a violent neighborhood.

By - 7/1/08 - 8:02 am

UPDATE: Second arrest made in case.

Globe: Boy, 7, caught in burst of bullets while playing outside in Roxbury, on Mission Hill. At least two men, possibly a third, also shot in the Mission Main incident last night.

By - 6/30/08 - 8:26 pm

Boston Police report a Hillside Street resident calling on Friday to report a Monday break-in told officers that not five minutes before they arrived, the buzzer rang, nobody answered, then a guy started looking in the window. Police say the suspect is a white guy, about 6'0", weighing about 180 pounds and wearing a white bandana and a blue shirt.

By - 5/21/08 - 8:44 pm

Boston Police report they want to talk to anybody who saw a black van on or near Parker Hill Avenue between 2 and 3 a.m. yesterday - about the time that Northeastern senior Rebecca Payne was being shot repeatedly in her apartment there:

Boston Police Superintendent Bruce Holloway stated, "Investigators have not yet determined whether or not Rebecca knew her assailant. Detectives will continue to follow the evidence wherever it takes us and are actively pursuing all information that comes forward."

By - 5/20/08 - 11:12 am

Body found this morning in a Parker Hill Avenue building. Identified as Rebecca Payne, 20, a Northeastern student.

By - 4/15/08 - 8:56 am

Over the new five-students-and-you're-out-law:

In their suit, the landlords admit to renting out homes or units to anywhere from five to eight students at a time. But they point out that the student renters have more square feet of living space than is required under state health codes.

Note: The Herald doesn't say where that one student goes to school, but for what it's worth, Facebook says she's an Eagle.

By - 2/29/08 - 11:15 am

Well, we haven't had a good Northeastern party story lately. Boston Police report on an alleged Goofus at a boisterous bash around 3 this morning at 3 Folsom St. on Mission Hill.

When the squad cars arrived, most people left, but, police say, this one dude began mouthing off and refusing to tell them who he was. Even still, police say, they let him go. Then officers heard somebody banging on the door - along with a chorus of other residents complaining about it. Dude!

Officers then told the suspect that if he did not stop banging on the door he would be placed under arrest for being a Disorderly Person. As officers were going back in the apartment, the suspect pushed the door striking the officers.

So now he gets to plead innocent in Roxbury District Court to assault and battery on a police officer and disturbing the peace.

Criminal Gallant is a South Boston teen arrested yesterday evening for allegedly stealing a woman's wallet at the Shaw's at 370 Western Ave. in Brighton. When oficers found him on Lincoln Street and radioed to have the victim brought over, he allegedly told police:

"That's me! I'm the suspect. I took the lady's wallet. It's in my pocket."

By - 2/12/08 - 5:52 pm

Maybe it's just as well the MBTA and its predecessors have spent the last 60 years or so taking out trolley lines; imagine if there were more streets like Huntington Avenue by Mission Hill where Massholes got to scream and curse out trolley drivers for daring to stop to let passengers off?

... This guy is literally leaning out the window, screaming at the driver of the first [trolley] car. I of course had my window cracked to hear every sweet word of invective this moron was letting loose.

And then had a good chuckle because just ahead of the first car, just past the intersection, was a cop car. And as we all started moving again, guess who was getting pulled over? ...

By - 12/24/07 - 11:16 pm

Chris Lovett discusses efforts to get stores in certain neighborhoods to stop putting up cigarette posters:

According to a survey by the youth group Sociedad Latina, the neighborhood with the highest percentage of store ads promoting tobacco products was Dorchester, with more than 49%. The figures were almost as high for Mattapan, South Boston and Mission Hill. ...

By - 11/20/07 - 2:11 pm
Alleged street artist
Accomplished teen author and alleged
street defacer Chase Koopersmith.

Boston Police report that around 3 this morning, officers spotted five people "dumping large buckets of paint" in the street at Calumet and St. Alphonsus streets on Mission Hill. Upon spotting the coppers, the junior Pollocks began to run. The three slowest ones (Northeastern, Mass. Art and Berklee represent!) got caught:

Two of the suspects stated to officers that they were making art and making the streets colorful.

Police cast a critical eye on their work and charged Chase Koopersmith, 17, Alisa Javits, 19, and Miguel Debraganca, 21, with a palette of crimes: Damage to property by graffiti/tagging, destruction or injury to other city property, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.

Around 2 this morning, police responded to a report of an armed holdup at 1443 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan: Guy was talking to his mom as he walked home when he was held up by two guys. After he handed over his cell phone, one of the thugs gave him back his SIM card.

Gregory Robinson, 31, of Mattapan, was arrested.

All arrested are, of couse, presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

By - 10/31/07 - 3:48 pm

Saraaj Abdulnur, 19, of Roxbury, arrested in Brighton on charges he fatally shot Shawndel Mitchell, 22, of Roslindale, early on Oct. 7 at 84 New Whitney St., Mission Hill.

By - 9/25/07 - 3:05 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Etanis Cumba, 19, not guilty in the murder of Joseph Wilson, 20, on Oct. 2, 2005, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had alleged that Cumba crashed a Huntington Avenue party, got into a fight with Wilson and stabbed him several times in the chest.

Jurors deliberated for two days.