By - 4/22/15 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report detectives rushed to a Franklin Park playground off Walnut Avenue yesterday morning when somebody playing with several young children noticed a gun just lying at the base of a tree.

The Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum revolver ... was fully loaded and the hammer was cocked. The firearm was rendered safe and recovered by detectives.

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By - 4/21/15 - 4:26 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge set bail at $500,000 - double what prosecutors had asked for - for Brad Clarke, 41, of Pelham, NH, related to his arrest Saturday at a Boston Medical Center helipad, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Michael Coyne also ordered Clarke sent to Bridgewater for a mental-health evaluation, the DA's office reports.

Clarke was charged with unlawful possession... Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 12:01 am

Cambridge Police report gunfire in the 400 block of Mass. Ave. tonight. Officers recovered a gun; police say the investigation is ongoing.

At 10:45 p.m., vsync posted a photo of cops with rifles in front of Naga, 450 Mass. Ave.

Several blocks cordoned off.

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By - 4/19/15 - 11:12 pm

WBZ reports police say a man who showed up at the Boston Medical Center helipad on Saturday wearing armor and packing a gun isn't a terrorist, just troubled and that he is now under psychiatric observation.

By - 4/18/15 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of three 19-year-olds on Columbus Avenue early this morning after finding them driving around with loaded guns - one with laser sights.

According to police, officers pulled a car over around 1 a.m. outside 2044 Columbus Ave. Looking inside, they saw neither of the men in the front seat were wearing seat belts:

The officer requested identification from both

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By - 4/16/15 - 1:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man armed with a loaded gun after "a violent struggle" yesterday afternoon.

Police say gang-unit officers patrolling the H-Block area of Roxbury due to recent gun violence spotted a guy "acting suspiciously" outside 30 Harold St. around 3:10 p.m. and went over to talk to him:

When the suspect refused to take his right hand out of his

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By - 4/13/15 - 7:11 am

Update: Leary ordered held in jail for at least 90 days.

Boston Police report two guys with guns exchanged at least 14 rounds behind the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fortunately for them they were terrible shots - and luckily for the children and parents at the Trotter playground, nobody was hit, or, at least, nobody showed up... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:21 am

Around 9:50 p.m. on Sunday on Norton Street near Bowdoin, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 4/10/15 - 9:27 pm

A man coming out of the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue around 9:10 tonight found himself surrounded in the parking lot by four teens who demanded a bag he had. One shot him in the head with a BB gun, then they all ran away.

They're described as black, between 13 and 17, all dressed in black.

By - 4/9/15 - 4:09 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on Wabon Street. Police are looking for an older, blue Dodge Caravan with tinted windows and Mass. registration 363-YK1.

By - 4/8/15 - 9:50 pm

State Police report what started out as a traffic stop at Prentiss and Parker streets in Roxbury this afternoon ended with the driver and his passenger under arrest.

State Police say a trooper initially pulled Humberto David, 25, of Cambridge over at Parker and Prentiss streets because his car's windows seemed to be excessively tinted and because David did not signal when making a... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 5:11 pm
Wanted in Somerville

Somerville Police report two women were robbed and then beaten with a gun at South and Willow streets around 9:15 p.m. on Monday.

Police say the two women were surrounded by four males and add:

One suspect displayed a firearm and, despite encountering no resistance, pistol-whipped both victims.

He's described as Hispanic, between 16 and 19, with dark, close-cropped hair and a thin mustache;... Read more

By - 4/6/15 - 9:29 pm

Around 9:20 p.m., possibly in a drive-by. Police are looking for a green, late-model, low-rider Civic.

By - 4/4/15 - 11:02 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating why a car was parked facing the wrong way on Cornell Street at Colberg Avenue Friday afternoon wound up arresting the driver on gun charges and his passenger on drug charges.

Police say that when the officers approached the car around 3:45 p.m., the two people inside were "moving in such a way as if to suggest or indicate... Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 6:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports a couple of cars were shot around 6:10 p.m. outside 15 Cunningham St.

The gunman is described as black, 18 to 20, about 5'4" and wearing black pants and a belt with studs all the way around. He had a large black gun as he jumped into a 2004 or 2005 gray Accord.

By - 4/2/15 - 5:47 pm

The Globe reports Clear Channel took down the billboard messages paid for by local developer John Rosenthal - who had long had an anti-gun message on a garage he owned along the turnpike - after protests from gun groups.

By - 4/1/15 - 8:09 am

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he used a BB gun to hold up Mr. Convenience Plus, 646 Blue Hill Ave., twice in March.

Police say officers were out looking for the kid, whom they did not name, when:

Officers observed a male matching the given description walking on Glenway Street and attempted to stop him. When the suspect saw one of

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By - 3/31/15 - 1:28 pm

Police had the King K-8 School on Lawrence Avenue and the Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road lock their doors around 1:10 p.m. as they searched for a man wanted for a gunpoint robbery a few days area who was spotted on Normandy Street near the two schools.

The schools went back to normal operation around 1:30.

By - 3/31/15 - 12:02 pm

Updated with information from Boston Police.

Police officers responding to a report of shots fired at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester around 11:25 a.m. found the building on fire, Boston Police report.

After firefighters doused the first-floor flames, officers found the body of a man, 37, shot dead. A woman, 34, was also found with gunshot injuries; she was taken to a local... Read more

By - 3/28/15 - 10:29 pm

Stanley Staco reports that around 8:40 p.m., a woman sitting in her apartment on Senator Bolling Circle was hit by shots fired from outside the building. Her baby was not hit.