By - 12/17/08 - 9:44 am

Steven Odegard, wanted for the murder of Daniel Yakovleff in January, turned himself in at the District 11 police station late last night and will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. so that Yakovleff's family from Connecticut can attend the hearing.

Odegard, in whose bed Yakovleff's body was found, was indicted Monday on charges he repeatedly stabbed Yakovleff with a kitchen knife after meeting up at a South End club.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/17/08 - 9:25 am

Some people pine for the flower show. Designer Sheila Selby explains why she's disappointed there won't be an RV show at the Bayside Expo Center this year:

... I'm absolutely fascinated by the efficient use of space in RVs. It’s amazing how, in 140 sf, one can have a fully-functioning kitchen, bathroom, sitting area/lounge, and sleeping accommodations for four. ...

By - 12/16/08 - 12:37 pm

Authorities are now hunting for Steven Odegard, 41, for the stabbing death of Daniel Yakovleff in Dorchester on Jan. 17.

Odegard, in whose bed Yakovleff was found, was indicted by a Suffolk Superior Court grand jury yesterday, District Attorney Dan Conley and Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement, adding that, based on the evidence collected over the past ten months:

Odegard retrieved a knife from his own kitchen and stabbed Yakovleff multiple times, killing him.

Police went to Odegard's current Dorchester Avenue apartment this morning, but Odegard had already fled.

The week after Yakovleff's murder, Odegard's lawyer maintained his innocence - and pointed to an unknown third man allegedly in the apartment - in a Bay Windows interview.

Yakovleff was last seen alive leaving the Eagle Bar in the South End, where Odegard had picked him up.

Anybody who knows where Odegard is can contact Boston Police homicide investigators at 617-343-4470, the anonymous CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or, via text message, by texting TIP to 27463.

In memory of Daniel Yakovleff.

By - 12/15/08 - 8:40 am

The Providence Journal reports Anthony Parrish, 24, of Dorchester, was gunned down outside Club Passion in Providence around 2:30 a.m., Sunday.

By - 12/13/08 - 6:34 pm

Whalehead King reports:

We were in the Twelve Bens on Adams Street when some joker played Herb Alpert and His Tijuana Brass's classic "A Taste of Honey" on the jukebox. The patrons were a bit riled as this album has never been played in the Twelve Bens and they didn't know what to make of it. There was a vote to pull the juke box's plug and it was done unceremoniously. ...

By - 12/12/08 - 5:35 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Steven Banks, 48, of slicing up an ex-girlfriend's former beau so badly the man today needs to wear a small weight in one of his eyelids to help him blink, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Prosecutors charge Banks and the man got into a fight after their mutual female acquaintance introduced them on Nov. 13 of last year:

By - 12/12/08 - 2:35 pm

Mike Keaney over at District C-11 in Dorchester reports on the events that led up to the arrest of a Revere woman on charges she was driving a stolen car:

Officers O'Brien and Rosenthal were parked on Hendry Street observing the comings and goings of some locals when a green Pontiac drove past them up Bowdoin Street. The car was operating at the speed limit and everything about the vehicle seemed copacetic except for the gas pump nozzle and six feet of hose hanging out of the gas tank cap that was trailing behind the Pontiac. ...

By - 12/12/08 - 7:55 am

First Dianne Wilkerson and her Dejavu story. Now Walker reports he - and many other people - were had by Jake Severino, a bright young Dorchester man who, it turns out, is not dying of cancer like he told Walker he was back in September.

Jake Severino had a simple explanation for why he started telling the world he was dying. "I wanted to be loved," he said. "I wanted to be loved more than I was."

By - 12/11/08 - 11:35 pm

Channel 4 reports the Dorchester Pop Warner football team could be barred from future national championships after a player bopped an adult official from a Rhode Island team down in Florida - "after several behavioral issues throughout the week." (Ed. Note: WBZ has removed the phrase from its story and added an assertion by a Dorchester coach that the Rhode Island coach struck his player first).

Yes, this is the same team Yvonne Abraham at the Globe wrote so movingly about the other day.

By - 12/9/08 - 9:07 pm
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MassMostWanted reports Hanover Police are looking for a guy, who goes by the names "Magnetic Mack" and Raymond, in connection with a kidnapping around 1 a.m. on Dec. 3 on Hinckley Street in Dorchester:

She said that he put her into his m/v, a newer model white Chevy impala unknown reg. The victim says the pictured male subject robbed her and assaulted her. He finally let her go ion rt. 53 in Hanover.

Meanwhile, the Huntington News reports Saugus Police arrested a Boston man on charges he kidnapped and raped a Northeastern student on Sunday:

The 20-year-old student repeatedly opened and closed a van door as the suspect drove down Route 1 in Saugus in front of a patrol car at about 3:00 a.m, said Lieutenent Mike Annese from the Saugus Police Department. This prompted police to pull the van over.

Faisel Abdi Ibrahim, 36, now faces a variety of charges. The Lynn Daily Item reports Ibrahim offered the woman a ride in Boston, then drove her to Saugus, where he raped her. He was ordered held without bail in Lynn District Court yesterday.

By - 12/9/08 - 9:31 am

Around 11 p.m. on Glenway Street, the Globe reports. He is Dorchester's 23rd murder victim this year.

2008 Dorchester murders.

By - 12/8/08 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report that when officers saw a man clutching his face, standing on a Savin Hill Avenue porch right after seeing three guys running toward Dorchester Avenue, they figured there was a connection.

According to police, the man noticed three guys following him as he walked home from the T stop shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday:

The victim further stated hat he made it home and was about to close his front door when he heard someone say, "Yo Yo!" The victim, thinking it was a friend, slightly opened the front door to the building when he noticed the same three suspects that had been followed him from the T station on his porch. The victim attempted to shut the door but was overpowered by the suspects who forced their way into the building. The victim reported that the suspects upon forcing their way into the building started punching him and knocked him to the ground. The victim reported that one of the three suspects held him while the others repeatedly assaulted him and went though his pockets.

Fortunately, the man's brother heard the commotion, came downstairs and the three fled. And police nabbed Lionel Ighodaro, 18, Angelo Pina, 17, and Jamayl E. Wilson, 17 all of Dorchester and charged them with assault with intent to rob and breaking and entering in the nighttime.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/7/08 - 11:50 pm

Evan reports on the Bay Colony Dog Show at the Bayside Expo Center:

... A woman brought by her fawn-colored French Bulldog and fielded questions. Now, this woman was frazzled and took this a but too seriously, I think. Someone asked her questions about the range of color (I myself haven't seen a fawn colored Frenchie in person). She replied that it runs the whole gamut, from white to brindle to bluish. "Black is unacceptable," she said. This surprised a few people, since we had seen what looked to be black Frenchies in competition. "Well, if you can find that one white hair or a bluish hue, that's fine. Black is unacceptable, " she stated once again, defiantly. "Unacceptable, as in..." the man was beginning to ask. "UNACCEPTABLE," she repeated, as if the man himself were about to hook two black Frenchies up in his back yard and start a puppy mill that afternoon. ...

By - 12/7/08 - 1:52 pm

Boston Police report that officers investigating a stabbing by a group of three thugs clad entirely in black at 1747 Dorchester Ave. early this morning wound up arresting a different guy, clad entirely in black, for a different offense.

Police say the officers were cruising the area when they spotted a guy clad entirely in black. Based on his clothing and the fact that he walked across the street when he saw their cruiser, the officers decided to have a little chat. He allegedly was a bit short of breath and seemed to get more and more nervous as the officers asked him where he came from:

Officers performed a pat frisk of the suspect and noticed a hard object in the suspect's jacket pocket. Officers questioned the suspect about what the hard object was and he told officers that it was a cell phone. After further feeling the object and not knowing what it was, the suspect told officers that it was a knife. Officers then concerned based on the feel of the object, removed it from the suspect's jacket and found that it was a double-barreled handgun.

Belal I. Ibrahim, 23, of Roxbury was then arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/7/08 - 1:45 pm

The problem with large parties is they suck up all the nearby parking spaces. Boston Police report that when officers arrived at 39 Sudan St. in Dorchester early Saturday morning to investigate a loud-music complaint, they couldn't find a place to park, so they parked in somebody's driveway rather than block the street:

Officers responding to the call started going up the stairway to the apartment when they heard loud male voice exclaiming, "Boston Police!! What the (expletive)!" Officers next heard a pounding sound coming from the direction of the parked cruiser, and looked outside and observed a male pounding on the hood of the marked department cruiser. Officers then went outside to determine what the cause of the male's distress and to see if he needed police assistance.

The man continued to curse at them and threatened to have their cruiser towed. And that made "sleeping neighbors" wake up and come outside. And if there's one thing cops hate it's a gathering crowd. So they arrested the guy for disturbing the peace.

By - 12/6/08 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police report a Harbor Point Boulevard teen was startled when she went to get breakfast around 6:15 this morning and found some dude asleep on her family's living-room couch:

Officers entered the location and observed the male still sound asleep on the couch. Officers woke the suspect and asked him to explain why he was sleeping on a couch in an apartment that didn't belong to him. The suspect stated that he thought he was sleeping in his friend's apartment. However, the owner of the apartment stated that he had no idea who the suspect was and they were definitely not friends.

After noticing the fragrance of something that might have been the remains of a poisoned apple (or a fermented one), police say, officers arrested Dominic D'Allesandro, 18, of Weymouth, on a charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime.

Earlier, around 1:15 a.m., police were called to 325 E. Eagle St. in East Boston, where they found a car running with a guy asleep at the wheel. Repeated efforts to rouse him failed, so officers called in EMTs, who did manage to wake the guy - who promptly began punching and slapping the EMTs, police say.

Antonio Valdivieso, 28, of East Boston was charged with OUI and assault and battery on a police officer and an EMT.

Ed. Curious Question: So somebody can be charged with OUI even if they're parked?

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/6/08 - 3:28 pm

Boston Police report on an incident at Stash's Restaurant, 612 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester shortly after 11 last night:

Witnesses say the victim was standing next to the suspect when the suspect's firearm fell to the ground and discharged. When the firearm discharged, the victim was struck in the head. Seeing this, the suspect fled the establishment. Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male, in his early 20s, with braided hair wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. The victim was immediately transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

By - 12/4/08 - 7:47 am

The Globe gets the scoop on the Boston Foundation's project to reduce violent crime in several hot spots along the road through "violence interrupter" street workers and job, education and mental-health programs targeted at more than 6,000 at-risk people up to age 24 - teens in gangs or DYS programs, drug dealers, pregnant teens and runaways.

By - 12/2/08 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report a man was walking down Freeport Street shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday when he noticed four guys following him:

The victim stated that he attempted to escape from the suspects but they chased him, and surrounded him. According to the victim, once the suspects surrounded him, one of them pulled out a knife and demanded that he give them everything he had on him. The victim reported that the suspects went through his pockets after he gave them his cell phone then they fled on foot in the direction of Morrissey Boulevard.

While officers were interviewing him, a security officer at Boston Bowl called police to say he had two of the suspects. Police nabbed them and then, shortly after, nabbed the other two at Victory Road and Everdeen Street.

The four were aged between 13 and 16; all were charged with armed robbery.

A couple weeks ago, Boston Police nabbed two other alleged teen thugs at the bowling alley after they allegedly mugged a guy at gunpoint on Tenean Beach.