Dorchester

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By - 1/23/15 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police report four food-delivery guys have been robbed - with one stabbed and two punched in the head - while making deliveries to 56 and 57 Stanley St. since October.

By - 1/23/15 - 4:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on gun charges after a wild chase down Gallivan Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

Police say officers were out looking for a particular guy with outstanding gun warrants shortly before 4 p.m. when they spotted him leave 28 Woodruff Way and get into a Ford Explorer. They followed the SUV as it went down Gallivan towards Neponset.

By - 1/23/15 - 7:41 am
Wanted for failed bank robbery in Dorchester

Boston Police report they are looking for a 50-something man who tried holding up the Eastern Bank branch at 1906 Dorchester Ave. on Jan. 9.

Police say the man gave a teller a note demanding money, but then took it back and left without any money.

By - 1/22/15 - 12:52 pm
Olympics calls for tearing down Bayside hotel in Dorchester.

In jeopardy? Proposed expanded Bayside hotel would have to go.

Ed. note: The first look at proposed Olympics venues.

The Boston Teachers Union last week filed detailed plans to tear down its current headquarters on Mt. Vernon Street and replace it with a new building and parking garage.

By - 1/21/15 - 5:32 pm

A 16-year-old already facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges for two incidents on Jan. 13 was arraigned yesterday on new charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and indecent assault and battery for incidents on Jan. 11 and 13, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The teen, not named because of his age, had his bail increased from $1 million to $2 million due to the new charges, the DA's office reports. Although he gave his last address as a school in Lancaster, he has family in Dorchester.

The DA's office described the four incidents:

By - 1/20/15 - 9:34 pm
Seized chickens in Worcester

Seized chickens, live and dead. Photo by MSP.

State Police report arresting six men in Worcester Sunday on animal-cruelty charges after finding live and skinned, dead chickens in their minivan.

State Police say the six were in a minivan on a journey from Queens, NY to Lawrence with the chickens and cockfighting-related equipment when a trooper pulled them over for "motor vehicle violations" around 5 a.m. on I-290 eastbound.

By - 1/20/15 - 10:53 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says officers acted properly when they fatally shot Darryl Dookhran on Dec. 7, 2013.

In a letter to BPD Commissioner William Evans, Conley says Dookhran had opened fire on the officers - hitting one of them in the arm:

By - 1/16/15 - 1:19 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on a sometimes contentious meeting recently between BPD officials and residents.

By - 1/15/15 - 11:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ameen Lacy, 37, of Dorchester, on charges he held up the Tedschi store at 187 E. Cottage St. at gunpoint early on Dec. 23.

By - 1/14/15 - 7:00 pm

A 16-year-old, apparently from Lancaster, was arraigned in Suffolk County Juvenile Court today on charges of armed and masked robbery, assault and battery, and attempted kidnapping for a Tuesday incident on the Red Line between JFK/UMass and Andrew stations and kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for a Monday incident in the area of Fields Corner, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

He faces arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester Municipal Court on additional charges.

More to come ...

By - 1/13/15 - 6:52 pm

This time, it was a guy allegedly marching down Talbot Avenue with a large knife early Monday who tried committing suicide by cop, the Dorchester Reporter reports. He was taken to Carney Hospital.

Sunday:
Police use beanbag gun to subdue man holding knife to throat after turning gas on in Dorchester home.

By - 1/13/15 - 6:12 pm

Once police established who their suspect was for a stabbing at Burke High School on Friday, they didn't have much trouble finding him: They just looked for a signal from the GPS braclet he already had on his ankle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The 16-year-old, not named because of his age, was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court yesterday on charges of being delinquent by way of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

By - 1/13/15 - 2:22 pm

Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago, so that they can sell the bar to a prominent Boston restaurant operator.

By - 1/13/15 - 7:44 am

WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.

By - 1/11/15 - 4:56 pm

Transit Police report finding a white man, age still unknown, dead on the Fairmount Line platform around 4:10 p.m.

Although detectives and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, police do not suspect foul play:

Items located near the decedent suggest an apparent overdose.

By - 1/11/15 - 4:03 pm

Boston Police report officers resorted to a "less lethal" shotun last night after they responded to an apartment at 383 Geneva Ave. and the large man inside refused to drop the knife:

By - 1/10/15 - 2:57 pm

Boston Police report a man hanging out with what he thought were his friends at 1 Aspinwall St. in Codman Square late Thursday suddenly found himself beaten and robbed by them.

By - 1/9/15 - 7:28 pm

When police arrived at a residence on Bradlee Street in Dorchester on the evening of Oct. 9 to investigate gunfire, they found a basement full of guys who all basically denied knowing anything about gunfire or even a gun - at least until the keen-eyed officers noticed one sitting in a pocket of the pool table they were all standing around.

By - 1/9/15 - 6:08 pm

Police are searching for a group of young men they think may have shot out the rear window of an occupied car on Stonehurst Street near Hamilton around 6 p.m.

The driver, not injured, told police he saw the group of four or five approaching his car and, not liking the looks of things, began to drive away - only to have his window shot out.

By - 1/9/15 - 4:46 pm

A stabbing victim who walked into the Boston Medical Center ER around 4:25 p.m. said it had happened about 25 minutes earlier at Jeremiah Burke High School, 60 Washington St.

The suspect is described as a Cape Verdean teen dressed in a gray hoodie and blue pajama pants.

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