The news of late has been full of nice stories about good Samaritans coming to the aid of people being mugged or attacked, but active intervention is not without risk: Transit Police report the man stabbed at the Ruggles T stop Wednesday afternoon was shanked while trying to help a woman being assaulted by two men.
Transit Police have released surveillance... Read more
Shortly before midnight on Tremont Street near Mass. Ave. Police are now looking for her blue, 2010 Camry with Mass. plates 922 VM7, now driven by a black man, about 5'8", with a heavy build and wearing a black sweater. The car has a large dent on the right rear side and frogs hanging from the rear-view mirror and attached to the dashboard.
Sean Patrick Webb, 49, of Mansfield, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 yesterday on charges he tried to entice a Roxbury 16-year-old to pose in lingerie and sex him up, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says the investigation began when the teen's mother went to Boston Police to report a series of e-mail messages she found on her computer... Read more
Updated and corrected with info from Transit Police.
Transit Police report a man, about 40, was stabbed "in the torso area" around 5:50 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Boston Police report several good Samaritans grabbed the man they saw run after and beat a pregnant woman trying to escape his mugging attempt.
According to police, the woman had just come out of a convenience store in the area of Harrison Avenue and Thorndike Street shortly before 3 p.m. when Bernard Robinson approached and asked her for some money.
The victim stated that... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jason Barbosa, 24, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a childhood friend who became a mortal enemy when he joined a rival gang, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life without possibility of parole.
The DA's office says Barbosa, as a member of the Woodward Avenue gang in... Read more
Updated with arraignment information.
Sandro Fonseca, 30, was arraigned today on charges he pointed a handgun at neighbors on Forest Street in Roxbury while drunk last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Fonseca, a former Marine, was in his Forest Street home with two friends when police arrived - an on-duty officer was injured in a struggle with one of them, the DA's... Read more
Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:50 a.m., was able to get himself to Boston Medical Center.
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Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more
A queasy citizen posts a photo of three headless chickens just off Washington Street, south of Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury.
The city quickly marked the case closed - chicken carcasses picked up.
During a chase, one of three suspects was captured; one officer was injured, although not from gunfire. Police set up a perimiter around the high school as they searched for the other two.... Read more
In addition to the $500,000 in damage done by a fire Friday night, somebody at 10 Wyoming St. in Roxbury is now out up to $1 million for the value of the 176 marijuana plants police found growing inside.
Plus, of course, the owner faces criminal charges if found. Police add the Boston Fire Department's arson squad is on the case.
Police... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports two firefighters were injured in the blaze - one when he was forced to jump from a second-floor window onto a porch to avoid the fire. Damage from the fire, reported around 11 p.m., was... Read more
The city of Boston has submitted applications to the FCC for two low-power FM radio stations, one broadcasting municipal information from high atop that round senior-citizens building in Egleston Square, the other a more educational station at East Boston High School.
A Brockton man "snuffed out a life of promise" in a Tremont Street phone store in July when he shot the store's young clerk in the stomach - after the clerk put his hands up - Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today.
Elosko Brown, 27, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court. The DA's office provided the following... Read more
MONDAY UPDATE: Brown ordered held without bail, DA's office reports.
Boston Police report arresting Elosko Brown, 27, on charges he murdered a young clerk inside a phone store this past July.
Joseph Morante was just 19, a recent high-school graduate who was engaged to be married, when he died after being shot on the job on July 31.
Brown is scheduled for arraignment... Read more