Columbia Road

By - 7/28/16 - 9:30 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. Sam Schweizer, passing by in a car at the time, heard three shots.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:12 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Santander Bank branch at 585 Columbia Rd., at Stoughton, was held up yesterday.

The suspect is described as 5'7" or 5'8" and muscular.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. There could be a reward in it for you.

By - 6/1/16 - 10:42 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating two indecent assaults that happened within 15 minutes of each other in the area of Columbia Road and Richfield Street.

Around 6:15 a.m. a woman was approached from behind by a man who groped her and then ran down Richfield, police say. About 15 minutes later, another woman was attacked in the same manner and area, they add.

By - 5/15/16 - 7:57 am

Around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday at 387 Columbia Rd., DD3William reports.

By - 4/16/16 - 8:53 am

Steve looked out over Pleasure Bay from Columbia Road and N Street at 5:37 a.m. yesterday.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/4/16 - 12:37 pm

Januario Oliveira, 31, of Dorchester, was arraigned on a variety of gun charges Friday thanks to an alert resident who called 911 Thursday afternoon.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 8:25 am

Amari Pope, 16, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he fatally knifed another teen - a month shy of his 16th birthday - yesterday afternoon on Columbia Road at Devon Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says the victim's name will be released once notification of next of kin has been finished.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/21/16 - 6:18 pm

Around 4:35 p.m. at Columbia Road and Devon Street. Boston Police report he was 16 and that they have identified a "person of interest."

Police at first thought the teen had been shot.

The murder scene is a block from where police fatally shot a man after an incident in which two others were shot on Feb. 12.

By - 2/12/16 - 8:46 am

State Police report a man's bad driving led to his arrest for heroin trafficking Wednesday afternoon.

State Police say a trooper spotted a guy ignore a stop sign from Old Road onto Columbia Road shortly before 6 p.m. Also, he didn't signal for the right turn from the popular shortcut from Blue Hill Avenue to Columbia Road. Read more.

By - 1/15/16 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ovidio Pereira, 22, on charges he raped a woman at knifepoint on Annabel Street at Columbia Road. Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 3:22 pm

An East Boston man had bail set at $2,500 today on charges related to the loaded gun and "high-capacity feeding device" police say they found in the trunk of his car after a traffic stop early Saturday in Dorchester.

At his arraignment today, Anthony Bailey's attorney, however, said the gun wasn't Bailey's - and couldn't be, because he can't see. "This man couldn't possibly use it," attorney Marcy Levington said, as her client, wearing dark sunglasses and holding a cane, stood in the prisoner's dock. Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 6:09 pm
Burned roof on Columbia Road in Dorchester

Burned roof. Photo by BFD.

A fire called in around 4:05 p.m. did an estimated $50,000 in damage to a 16-unit apartment building at 137 Columbia Rd., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The department says the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries; three people were displaced.

By - 11/16/15 - 1:07 pm

A teacher at the Frederick Pilot School was robbed at knifepoint around 12:40 p.m. at Columbia Road and Intervale Street - one house away from the school.

The suspect is described as black, short and between 14 and 16. He wore a blue jacket; his clothes may have stains from the coffee the teacher threw at him.

By - 11/12/15 - 6:28 am

Peter Gelzinis reports how a BPD officer thanking the man on the bus at Columbia Road and Stoughton Street for his service put him at ease and let police disarm him.

By - 9/28/15 - 6:30 am

Around 4:55 a.m. on the 400 block of Columbia Road, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 8/1/15 - 4:05 pm
Minivan on fire in Dorchester

Sara Meinke captured a flaming minivan on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

By - 7/29/15 - 9:58 am
Green and red light in Dorchester

MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.

By - 7/9/15 - 10:08 am

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports a bank robbery at a Columbia Road Santander Bank branch on Tuesday.

Subject passed a note to the bank teller threatening violence if she did not receive money. After receiving the robbery money, subject fled on foot along Columbia Road.

Suspect also has a shamrock tattoo on her shoulder.

If she looks familiar, contact Special Agent Mike Ercolano at 617-742-5533.

By - 6/11/15 - 10:38 pm

Jason Grover reports the driver of this car thought he'd come under fire this evening and was so shook up, he crashed his car at Columbia Road and Hamlet Street. In fact, it was fireworks, not gunfire, Grover - who said he got a whiff of that distinctive fireworks smell - says:

There were a series of sharp cracks that could have been mistaken for gunshots then our building shook.

By - 5/2/15 - 10:25 am

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man with a gun after he allegedly stuck up somebody who'd just made a withdrawal at a Citizens Bank ATM at 572 Columbia Rd. around 1:25 a.m. on Friday.

Police say the victim flagged down a passing C-11 cruiser and described the suspect, clad in a hoodie and pajama pants: