Mission Hill

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.

By - 9/17/07 - 4:03 pm

While riding a bicycle, Otelino Goncalves, 21, of Lynn allegedly shot a man at Bowdoin and Tovar streets around 1:30 this morning, Boston Police report.

About an hour later, police report arresting a Wentworth student, Aidan Lindh, 19, for allegedly doing his part to mark up Mission Hill:

... On arrival, officers observed the suspect applying paint to a US Mail Box. When officers approached the suspect, the suspect immediately dropped a can of spray paint (pink in color). ...

By - 9/16/07 - 3:45 pm

Specifically, to answer charges in Roxbury District Court: Boston Police report busting up three loud parties within an hour on Mission Hill early this morning, arresting a total of 10 Northeastern students; nine on charges of "being keepers of a disorderly house" and one on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

142 St. Alphonsus St., 89 Hillside St. and 1548 Tremont St. suddenly grew quieter after police showed up between 12:28 and 1:33 a.m.

By - 8/25/07 - 9:49 pm

Decosta Turner, 17, of Roxbury, was arrested yesterday morning at 71 Pontiac St., allegedly after breaking into an apartment, and police say he may be responsible for a string of recent burglaries in the neighborhood:

By - 7/25/07 - 9:59 am

Seems Andrew White, a.k.a. Tel, who marked up much of Mission Hill, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a felony charge of vandalism of property. In addition to two years' probation, he has to pay $10,000 to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill and Wentworth College. Harry Mattison of Allston, who attended some of the court hearings, is thrilled:

By - 7/23/07 - 3:09 pm

Reggie Knight, charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend and a male companion 15 years ago, was found not guilty by a jury in Suffolk Superior Court today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

By - 6/17/07 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report:

Man, 35, found shot repeatedly near 194 Parker Hill Ave. around 12:40 this morning. Taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Man leaving a gas station at Cummins Highway and Itasca Street watches two guys shoot at a third guy around 3 a.m.; then realizes he got shot, too. Taken to Brigham and Women's; will live. Later, the guy the thugs were aiming for apparently checked into Boston Medical Center.

By - 5/22/07 - 5:23 pm

John Conley, 40, of Mission Hill, today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for using an aluminum baseball bat to kill a downstairs neighbor who was himself wielding a nail gun during an argument on April 12 of last year, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Evidence and testimony would have established that (Frederick) Montgomery, who worked as a contractor and repairman, was holding a Ramset tool gun, a device that fires nails and resembles a shotgun. Seeing the object, Conley went back upstairs and retrieved the baseball bat.

By - 3/3/07 - 2:11 pm

Boston Police report that when a tow-truck driver asked a woman to move her double-parked car in a Columbia Road parking lot yesterday afternoon, she started cursing him out and threw oil at him:

The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit: oil.

Alas, no word on whether the oil was motor or salad.

By - 1/19/07 - 1:22 pm

If BPDNews isn't enough for you, you can always sign up for the Boston Police's Citizen Alerts, which are e-mail messages designed to alert residents and businesspeople in specific neighborhoods about things they should be on the lookout for - patterns of specific types of crime and the like.

By - 1/8/07 - 9:02 am

Pixnit spray paints buildings and is an acclaimed artist. Tel spray paints buildings and is a common criminal. What makes one better than the other? A publicist?

By - 10/12/06 - 3:25 pm

Add border historian Charles Swift to the list of people who wish real-estate brokers would stop conflating neighborhoods. Specifically, stop calling Mission Hill part of Jamaica Plain:

... First, Mission Hill is not part of Jamaica Plain. Look at the two names. One has "hill" in it, the other "plain". These two geographic features are mutually exclusive. Jamaica Plain was that part of Roxbury which flattened out from Fort Hill and Mission Hill, from the Stony Brook over to Jamaica Pond. ...

By - 3/16/06 - 12:27 pm

John Daley snaps a cool, eerie photo of Mission Church at the end of one of yesterday's snow squalls.

By - 2/5/06 - 2:05 pm

On Left Center Left, Chris Cagle reports on the mystery that was the Ward 10 Democratic caucus for Mission Hill: