Local and State Police are on high alert: They've gotten word that many Boston high-school students brought bathing suits with them to school and are planning to head for the beach. Revere hates Boston kids with the blinding passion of 10,000 suns, so of course they're already closing roads and bringing in extra officers and prisoner transport vans.
A Saugus man wanted by the Army for going AWOL now faces charges in Revere that he dragged a puppy down the street long enough to make one of its paws bleed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors urged Robert H. Dambra, 30, be held without bail; Chelsea District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes set bail at $450. According to the DA's office, police responded around 7 p.m. yesterday to an animal-cruelty complaint at Mountain Avenue and Madison Street:
A Revere man who worked for an MBTA pass subcontractor was arrested today on charges he used pass equipment to print up commuter-rail and subway passes he'd sell for a discount on Craigslist.
Andres Townes, 27, will be arraigned tomorrow on charges of larceny over $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny over $250.
Townes worked for Cubic Transportation Systems of Beverly, which handled online and telephone sales of the passes. Attorney General Martha Coakley said there is no evidence that anybody else at the company participated in the scheme, which allegedly began in 2007. Coakley said this is the largest fraud case in the history of the MBTA.
The Revere Journal reports on a brawl that erupted after a minor fender-bender in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot:
Cordischi seemed to be getting beaten, so her pregnant friend got out of the car to try to break up the fight.
The pregnant woman screamed at Giangrande to get off her friend.
When Giangrande heard the scream, she allegedly turned around and cold-cocked the pregnant woman in the face â€“ causing a laceration.
The boyfriend of a five-year-old boy's mother was arrested today after State Police and EMTs found the boy "unresponsive" on the sidewalk near his home on Revere Beach Parkway, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Testa, 28, will be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting bodily injury to a child and child endangerment, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, the boy was rushed to Mass. General, where he underwent emergency surgery and where he is now in stable condition.
Todd Randall, a Revere police officer, was arrested today on charges he was caught accepting $200 in FBI bribe money in exchange for fixing a court case in Chelsea District Court and then lying about it to FBI agents, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
The Globe reports the mesh disks are now turning up on Revere Beach, just six miles north of Boston Harbor.
The former director of the Revere Public Library was indicted yesterday on charges he used city money to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of books, DVDs, software and "collectible curios," that he either kept or sold on eBay - including elephant tusks.
Robert Rice, 45, of Rowley, was charged with three counts of larceny over $250, three counts of embezzlement by a city officer and 15 counts of procurement fraud, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which said Rice is scheduled for arraignment on April 1.
Check another one off your bucket list: Watch woman iron the sand at Revere Beach.
A Revere man nabbed on Saturday for alleged drunk driving - for the fourth time - told a judge Monday he didn't realize his arrest meant he wasn't supposed to drive, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Chelsea District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes sternly warned Jesse Dalrymple to not drive home from court - or anywhere else - at least until his case is resolved, the DA's office says. It adds it disputes Dalrymple's claim, saying the state trooper who arrested him advised him his .18 on a breath test triggered an automatic 30-day license suspension.
The owner of a school-van service was arraigned yesterday on charges he sexually assaulted a young girl in one of his vans on the way home from school on Tuesday.
Sergio Lara, 53, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court on charges of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child, Revere Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said.
Lara owns Maya Transportation, which brings children to and from schools in Revere, Chelsea and East Boston. According to a statement from the DA's office:
One of his passengers, a five-year-old Everett girl, told her mother on Tuesday that Lara had sexually assaulted her on the way home from school. The girlâ€™s parents took her to an area hospital the same evening and notified police. Lara was identified and arrested the next day.
Nelson Banol of Revere was sentenced to 5 1/2 months in federal prison today for his role in a plot to steal supplies from Mass. General and ship them to Colombia.
Banol, who worked at the hospital, admitted he stole $3,240 worth of sutures over a 19-month period, along with another man who is charged with stealing roughly $163,000 worth of pediatric pulse oximetry sensors, the US Attorney's Office in Boston reports.
A Revere man was arraigned today on charges he went berserk in a pick-up mounted with a snow plow outside his house last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Revere Journal reports on the stabbing at the Squire Lounge this past Friday, allegedly by a man known only for his Irish heritage. A second would-be victim managed to beat off the Irish man and his pals with his cane, the Journal says.
State Police are investigating the shooting death of Mario Rosa, 24, at his 170 Bellingham Ave. home about 10 p.m. Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
UPDATE: Arrested in Roxbury.
AlertNewEngland reports a woman abducted from a residential mental-health facility after a bloody attack there early this afternooon was found dead in a church parking lot in Lynn. But the car possibly used by her alleged killer - a resident at the facility - was found on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont, he reports.
At a press conference tonight, Revere Police and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said the man, Deshawn James Chappell, 27, of Chelsea, could be in Boston.
Shortly before noon, Revere police and fire crews responded to the North Suffolk Mental Health Association at 110 Ocean Ave. on a report of a fire. They found both fire and a large amount of blood. Not long after, they found Stephanie Moulton's body in the parking lot of a church in Lynn.
Authorities say anybody who spots Chappell should call police. Earlier today, Boston Police were told to be on the lookout for man in clothes covered with blood.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the body of an Asian male believed to be in his early 20s was found around 8:30 a.m. today, "partially buried in the snow," by the South Bath House. "There were no signs of blood or obvious foul play at the scene," the DA's office says, adding an autopsy will be performed tomorrow after the body has sufficiently warmed up.
Investigators have tentatively identified the man but are withholding his name until after notifying next of kin, the DA's office says.