True, spark plugs are not normally considered contraband - unless you allegedly use one to try to break into a car, as a West Roxbury man learned in the South End last night.
Jonathan Holcomb, 34, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and possession of a burglarious tool - the spark plug - after a witness spotted him using the metal object... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man late yesterday after a foot chase away from the Warren Avenue apartment he'd allegedly been caught in the act of breaking into.
Mark Brown, 33, was charged with breaking and entering and willful and malicious destruction of property once officers overtook him on the way to Clarendon Street, police say.
Police say a resident of one... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports several voting-rights groups have drawn up a proposed redistricting plan that would see Mike Ross having to run against Tito Jackson - if he doesn't move to Newton to run for Congress - and create an incumbent-less district covering the Chinatown, the South End, and the Fenway:
This reconfigured District 8 would become an incumbent-free, racially-mixed district with common interests... Read more
Boston Police report charging a Dorchester man with a December break-in yesterday after a resident called 911 to report a suspicious character walking around West Newton Street. Police say the guy might be responsible for other burglaries in the neighborhood.
Lorenzo Gross, 41, was arrested on Pembroke Street near Tremont yesterday after police say they found him in possession of not just burglarious tools... Read more
A groggy citizen complains about a mini-van parked in a lot off Northampton Street:
This car's alarm goes off every night several times a night and wakes up everyone on the block. Has been happening for at least three weeks... Can't leave a note because it is behind a gate in apt complex lot. Can someone trace and contact the owner?... Read more
Boston Police report Shawn Wright didn't get far after allegedly robbing the Wine Emporium, 607 Tremont St., around 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday: He was arrested not long after at Clarendon and Appleton streets.
Police say Wright, 26, went up to the counter, showed a clerk a gun and ordered him to "give me the money."
Innocent, etc.... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan by South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue to open a second outpost for takeout at 37 Clarendon St., near Appleton Street.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a food-serving license to the new place. At a hearing this morning, representatives of the mayor's office and several city councilors spoke in support.... Read more
Boston Police report the man who broke into several residences along Dwight Street in the South End last night kept finding himself confronted by residents before he finally tried running away across their rooftops.
Cornered in an apartment at 29 Dwight St., Stanley Zalewski, 27, gave up when he heard a police dog on the way up, police say. After he was treated... Read more
UPDATE: Police describe the chase and capture.
A man is under arrest and on his way to a local hospital tonight after he allegedly broke into a series of buildings along Dwight Street. Arriving officers chased him through several buildings as he burst out of windows and ran on roofs before finally being surrounded in an apartment at 29 Dwight St., where, bleeding... Read more
December winter, it's bank robbery time in the South End.
Tweet, this past Thursday:
December 22, 2011: 12:25 p.m., @stacos In Progress - Bank Robbery - 540 Tremont
February 5, 2010: @Boston_Police BANK ROBBERY: Hingham Institute for Savings at 540 Tremont St, Bank Robbery Task Force requested to scene.
December 10, 2008, December 2, 2008, January 28, 2008,... Read more
Police this morning are investigating possible housebreaks on W. Newton, Waltham and Upton streets, Shawmut Avenue and Pelham Terrace that began around 7 a.m. A man was arrested in an alley off W. Newton around 8:40 a.m.
Bryce Lambert explains why he's disappointed in the Pysch Drama Company's version of Hamlet at the BCA - You'd think a group focusing on clinical psychology would devote more attention to the central issue of whether Hamlet is really mad rather than on distracting the audience by making him a lesbian and then tarting the whole thing up:
There are some great scenes, Lippe's... Read more
David Dickson and Jermaine Carter, both 20, were charged with armed assault with intent to rob after the incident around 9:14 p.m. - which netted them only the receipts in their victim's pocket.... Read more
Yvette Ruiz, 18, was charged with unarmed robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon for the large folding knife police say they found on her while she was being... Read more
The Globe reports a recount showed Bill Linehan really did beat Suzanne Lee - and that a council redistricting plan he authored would shift two precincts where he did really poorly out of his district.