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.
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.
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.
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.
Around 4:55 a.m. on the 400 block of Columbia Road, Stanley Staco reports.
Sara Meinke captured a flaming minivan on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.
MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.
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.
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.
Police say the victim flagged down a passing C-11 cruiser and described the suspect, clad in a hoodie and pajama pants:
Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.
She's described as black, with red highlights in her hair, wearing a pink North Face jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. A Transit Police spokesman said the woman was not disputing a fare or anything like that, she was just being "aggressive."
Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.
The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.
Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, a motorist took exception, by way of his fist, to a bicyclist obeying traffic rules at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road.
Greland says the motorist, apparently headed straight, beeped at the bicyclist in front of him. When the bicyclist refused to move and told him the light was red, the driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist in the face, giving him a bloody mouth and knocking him to the ground - possibly into unconsciousness - Greland says.
Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:50 a.m., was able to get himself to Boston Medical Center.
Yesterday at around 3PM while driving down Columbia Road, a street fight broke out between two cars. One car had a license plate from New Hampshire while the other car has Massachusetts plates. If you watch closely, one man is holding a baseball bat.
Boston Police report a Weymouth man spotted buying heroin off Columbia Road in Dorchester around noon Sunday stopped for pursuing police, then drove away - dragging an officer down the street.
The officer was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.