By - 7/17/08 - 8:58 pm

Boston Police report that Luther Boyd, 42, ended a lengthy argument with his brother-in-law by plunging a knife into him around 4 p.m. yesterday at 142 Harwood St.:

Officers spoke to a witness who reported that the two men, the suspect and the victim who are brothers-in law, had been arguing for most of the week and the argument escalated into a physical fight on this day.

By - 7/12/08 - 9:22 pm

Police report that when a clerk at Lambert's, 777 Morrissey Blvd. tried to stop a woman and a gaggle of kids from walking out with salads they hadn't paid for this past Friday, one kid stopped, the rest kept walking and the woman threw the salad container at the clerk and, for good measure, threw a punch.

Police, again aided by an off-duty officer, say they quickly caught up with Christal C. Campbell, 39, of Dorchester, and charged her with charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (the salad?) and assault and battery. And they discovered she was already wanted on 26 other charges, including escape from jail.

By - 7/10/08 - 5:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting William Terrell Hart, 22, of Brockton on charges he tried to gun down a man at 103 Devon St. around 4:20 yesterday afternoon.

The man is in serious condition at Boston Medical Center, police say.

Hart will be arraigned on charges of assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm on a public way.

By - 7/10/08 - 8:42 am

Channel 4 reports the three, aged 13, 14 and 15, were standing on the third-floor porch of a triple decker shortly after midnight when somebody drove up and opened fire. All are expected to recover. The Globe gives the address as 60 Homes Ave.; says the shootings come after a man was shot at 107 Devon St. around 4:40 p.m. yesterday.

By - 7/8/08 - 4:31 pm

Police yesterday charged a Dorchester man with shooting a teenager in the back as the kid attempted to run away from him on June 26.

Police say that after shooting the teen at Nightingale and Wales streets around 2:50 p.m., Gevaughn Clark, 21, of Dorchester, got back in his car and, while attempting to put his gun in his pocket, managed to fire a shot into his own leg. They say he showed up later in the day at Carney Hospital with a bullet hole that started on his right hip and ended on the other side of his right leg:

Gevaughn Clark had stated that he got shot at the corner of Wales St. and Nightingale St. but stated he was walking to his car not driving.

Police say an investigation showed otherwise and that they recovered the bullet from the floor of his car. The teen's injuries were not life threatening.

By - 7/5/08 - 10:16 pm

Boston Police report officers managed to arrest a bike-riding gunman near Whitfield Street and Wheatland Avenue around 11:30 last night before he managed to shoot anybody. Gregory Davis, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges related to possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm.

By - 7/5/08 - 10:13 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot at repeatedly - and hit at least twice - in his car at 15 Elder St. in Uphams Corner around 4:19 this morning. Despite his injuries, he was able to drive himself to Boston Medical Center, police say.

By - 7/2/08 - 1:41 pm

Boston Police report a double shooting at 115 River St. early this morning left one person dead.

Police say they were called to Carney Hospital around 2:40 a.m. when two people with gunshot wounds showed up there:

One victim is 27 year old black male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm. The second victim is a 28 year old black female who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. She has succumbed to her injury and was pronounced.

Police say the man drove himself and the woman to the hospital.

By - 6/28/08 - 12:41 pm

Man, 29, fatally shot around 2:20 a.m at 113 Ames St. at Franklin Field. Pronounced dead at Carney Hospital, where somebody had driven him. He's Dorchester's 15th murder victim of the year (Dorchester murder map).

Double shooting on Calder Street, around 1:30 a.m..

By - 6/26/08 - 4:38 pm

$225,900 in statewide grants aim to help families cope with food and gas crisis

June 19, 2008 — EAST BOSTON — When school is out, kids who rely on free or reduced-price school meals need a safe place to go where they can get a healthy meal and have some summer fun. That’s why Project Bread is providing $5,500 in incentive grants to the Summer Food Service Program in Dorchester in an effort to help families cope with the skyrocketing cost of food and gas.

By - 6/24/08 - 9:25 am

UPDATE: Whoever posted the video has taken it down. It was basically a rant about how awful Touch FM is supposed to be.

Just like the Scientologists: Urban Radio vs. Touch FM.

Avast! Feds fine Dorchester radio pirate.
The anti-violence march and the pirate radio station

By - 6/18/08 - 2:45 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Calvin Carnes guilty of four counts of first-degree murder for shooting four aspiring musicians in a Dorchester basement on Dec. 13, 2005. Prosecutors say Carnes, now 21, shot Jason Bachiller, 20, Jihad Chankhour, 22, Edwin Duncan, 21, and Christopher Vieira, 19, a total of 15 times in Duncan's recording-studio basement on Bournside Street.

A pal of Carnes, Robert Turner, pleaded guilty in April to being an accessory after the fact to murder; he admitted watching Carnes kill the men.

According to the DA's office:

Evidence introduced at trial proved that Carnes accompanied Vieira to Duncan's Bourneside Street home, where the victims and others would socialize. Bachiller, Duncan, and Vieira would record music as the blossoming hip-hop group Graveside; Chankhour, a close friend, would often visit and occasionally assist in technical matters related to musical equipment in the band’s makeshift studio.

Carnes is believed to have taken a Glock 9mm semiautomatic handgun from Vieira, who had recently acquired it and was given to showing it off. After shooting Vieira, he shot and wounded each of the others, executing each with additional shots as they lay wounded.

Carnes and Turner also took an AK-47 and a 12-gauge shotgun belonging to the now dead men, then fled in one of their cars.

Closing statement by the assistant DA.

By - 6/17/08 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police report a teen was beaten and robbed in the Franklin Field housing project yesterday.

Police say an acquaintance of the teen stopped him as he walked through the project and asked him if he had $5 for food:

The victim reported that he told the friend that he had no small bills and only had $100 dollar bills, which he showed to him. The victim reported that he walked away from his "friend" and soon thereafter noticed that there was a large group of people from the nearby basketball court following him.

By - 6/16/08 - 4:54 pm

No verdict today. Jurors will reconvene tomorrow morning even though tomorrow is Bunker Hill Day and so a holiday for municipal and court employees in Suffolk County, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.

By - 6/11/08 - 12:01 am

Boston Police report an increase in home burglaries of late as residents install air conditioners. Seems burglars know many of the units aren't really fastened well, so they push them in, and jump in the window. So police say:

Double check that your a/c unit is securely fastened.

By - 6/6/08 - 10:04 pm

Boston Police report a man tried to burn a drinking buddy's house down when the friend refused to hand over the gold chain the guy accused him of taking:

... After purchasing the gas, officers learned that the suspect came back with the gas can, poured gas on the front porch of the building and ignited a fire. Several witnesses reported to officers that they observed the suspect igniting fire, and even after the fire was put out, stated that the suspect kept trying to re-ignite the fire. Prior to the suspect lighting the fire, witnesses reported hearing him state that he would burn down the building if he did not get his chain back. ...

Police escorted Horace O. White, 55, of Roxbury, to a place where he wouldn't be allowed to play with matches.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/6/08 - 9:12 am

Three things that reinforce my decision to live in the Dorchester community: Dot2Dot Cafe ( I’ve been waiting for a cafe to open up in Dorchester since I moved here three years ago); DotOut at the Dorchester Day Parade; and the Revitalization of Dorchester Ave.

By - 5/30/08 - 12:19 pm

Anthony Lucas, 42, faces life in prison after a jury found him guilty yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.