By - 9/5/08 - 4:34 pm

Richard Parris, 39, of Roxbury, is charged with the Aug. 27 stabbing death of Sheldon Andrews, 27, on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.

Parris was arrested in Kingston Airport after getting off an Air Jamaica flight from Atlanta, but before he could board another flight for Barbados, the Suffolk County DA's office and Boston Police say. In a statement, DA Dan Conley said:

Let this be a message to anyone who would use deadly violence on our streets. We will spare no effort to identify you and we will travel any distance to catch you.

Officials charge the two men got into a fight before Parris went for a knife. Parris now faces a rendition hearing in Jamaica to determine if he can be sent back to Boston to face arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

By - 8/28/08 - 7:48 pm

Just like the city promised, DotBike reports.

By - 8/28/08 - 12:32 pm

Boston Police report on three incidents last night:

A man was found shot around 8:30 p.m. at 30 Algonquin St. in Dorchester. He was taken to Boston Medical Center with possibly life-threatening injuries.

Clayton Doyle, 48, of East Boston, allegedly upset that the McDonald's at 220 Border St. in East Boston had closed for the night, used a construction barrier to smash one of the eatery's windows, police say.

Two Roxbury teens interrupted by a car owner while they were burglarizing his car around 2:30 this morning hit the guy in the chest with a tire iron, drove away (the guy at least got to smash their rear window) then came back and threatened to shoot him - just as police arrived on the scene at Gay Head and Round Hill streets in Jamaica Plain. William D. Mejia, 18, of Roxbury and an unnamed juvenile, 15, charged with a variety of things.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/27/08 - 11:06 pm

Boston Police report finding a man, 20, stabbed outside 343 Geneva Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

This is Dorchester's second stabbing murder this week (the first).

Dorchester murders in 2008.

By - 8/26/08 - 8:19 am

The Globe reports:

... Police said the shooting originated near the intersection of Wheatland Avenue and Whitfield Street. From there, police were investigating along Whitfield, Park, and Spencer streets, following a trail of blood. ...

By - 8/25/08 - 11:40 am

Boston Police report finding a man with multiple stab wounds around 8:05 this morning in the small park at Adams and King streets in Dorchester. The man, a black male in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dorchester murders in 2008.

By - 8/22/08 - 8:27 pm

Now, don't get me wrong. I thought "Good Will Hunting" was a very good movie and am glad it won a couple of Oscars. And it does a far better job at capturing the real Boston than, say, "Celtics Pride" or "Blown Away" (to the point of including a line that only a local who was around before CharlieCards would understand: "He wanted to get you a T pass"). But even a movie written by a pair of locals has its errors:

Mind your Ps and Qs

When Lambeau goes to the boiler room to find out who the genius kid is, the head blob janitor eventually pulls out an index card that lists Will's address as "Q Street." There is no Q Street in South Boston (or anywhere else in the city).

Who da Man?

When Will walks out of court, he crosses in front of a blue-and-white "Metro Police" car. Boston no longer has any Metro Police, but even when we did, their cruisers never shared the blue-stripe-on-white scheme of Boston police.

Next stop: Quincy-Adams

Quick geography lesson: MIT is north of South Boston. Dorchester is south of South Boston. So why was Will always shown going through Dorchester on his way home from MIT? Maybe he was so deep in thought he kept missing his stop?

By - 8/21/08 - 10:15 pm

Chris Lovett continues his exploration of the shark-infested triple-decker/condo market in Dorchester:

... A review of more than 200 conversions over the last two years in Boston - mostly in Dorchester and Roxbury - shows more than 100 foreclosure filings against owners who bought more than one unit, sometimes in the same building. Names that appear as unit buyers with mortgage trouble sometimes turn up later as investors converting more units, or as people with power of attorney to represent other buyers.

By - 8/21/08 - 8:16 am

The Globe reports three people were shot early this morning on Hendry Street, best known for foreclosures.

By - 8/14/08 - 12:39 am

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old on charges related to two armed holdups in Dorchester on Tuesday - one at 1872 Dorchester Ave., the other at an unspecified location. In both cases, the kid allegedly brandished a gun; police say he had accomplices.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/4/08 - 12:18 pm

Boston Police report finding a man stabbed in the chest at 311 Geneva Ave. in Dorchester shortly after 11:30 yesterday morning:

On scene, officers also observed a young female sitting in a chair inside the store crying with blood on the side of her face. Based on the appearance of this young woman, officers believed her to be the victim of the assault also and asked her what happened. The young woman responded to officers and stated, "I stabbed him." Officers immediately stopped all questioning and administered Miranda warnings to the suspect and again asked her what happened. The suspect then told officers, "I was trying to rob him, and I panicked and stabbed him."

They then took the 15-year-old away to be charged with attempted armed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, police say.

By - 8/3/08 - 12:54 pm

Channel 4 reports an argument as a party was breaking up led to gunfire early this morning at 21 LeRoy St..

Boston Police report.

By - 8/3/08 - 10:36 am

Because, G reports, it balances out the SWAT-Team hostage dramas and the juvies who keep ruining the brick wall he built a few months ago:

... so, now in a complete rage, i picked up every piece of trash i could find, loading up my arms- most of it wasn't even from them. i walked right past them as they headed to their home across the street- when i got to their front stairs, the two of them lagging behind me i simply said 'since you didn't want to clean up, i thought i would help you out' and tossed it all on to their front porch. the best part was the sound of all the empty bottles and cans hitting the stairs. second best part- watching their mom standing in the doorway completely confused.

By - 8/2/08 - 10:44 pm

Boston Police report on an incident shortly before 4 p.m. at the Maxim Pharmacy, 1365 Dorchester Ave., that began as an armed robbery and ended in a laundry hamper, when a police SWAT team busted into an apartment at 11 Saxton St. and found the suspect in a "closet hiding in a plastic container covered with clothes."

Gerald T. Comerford, 20, of Whitman, now faces a pile of charges. In May, he was arrested in Hanson on charges of larceny at a Cumberland Farms and marijuana possession.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/30/08 - 10:58 pm

Boston Police report a man, 20, was shot around midnight on Magnolia Street in Grove Hall. The man reported hearing three shots, he started to run, then collapsed. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

By - 7/29/08 - 1:10 pm

Boston Police report a local man reached ramming speed as he raced toward five officers on mountain bikes - all in bright yellow uniforms - at Quincy and Clarkson streets in Dorchester around 10 p.m. yesterday. They got out of his way, radioed for help:

... The suspect continued to speed through several intersections, disregarding traffic lights and swerving across lanes, causing dangerous situations for both other motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic. An off-duty officer and another Boston Police unit were able to catch up to the suspect who then got off the motor scooter and fled on foot. The suspect was then observed in a yard off of Mt. Everett Street by officers, who placed him under arrest. The suspect then told the officers that the motor scooter was not even his and exclaimed, "All this for a f******* scooter." ...

Kahrie R. Hinson, 20, now faces a variety of charges. Two years ago, the Globe profiled him as a teen receiving training for "counseling other teens in his South End neighborhood on how to avoid violence and resolve territorial disputes without resorting to bloodshed."

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/27/08 - 5:51 pm

Adam Pieniazek describes, photographs firefighters putting out a fire around 3 a.m. on Trull Street:

... I did not know fire fighters also utilized bicycles but, as this photo shows, they do. Later on as I was leaving I saw a firefighter using the bicycle to get up Trull Street quickly to get to a supply van parked on Hancock Street to get a case of water bottles. ...

By - 7/24/08 - 11:05 pm

Chris Lovett examines some interesting real-estate deals of late.

By - 7/22/08 - 10:56 pm

Boston Police report: Shortly after 5 a.m. today, a man got lucky at Torrey and Oakwood streets, when a bullet only grazed his head; he was treated and released at Boston Medical Center.

By - 7/21/08 - 11:03 pm

Adam Pieniazek posts photos and videos of a flash flood on his street caused by yesterday's rain.