By - 10/24/14 - 4:46 pm

A man earned a five-year prison term today for an incident last year in which he tried to end an argument by smacking his opponent with a gun and then trying to shoot him only to have his victim whack him in the head with a cane.

William Rivera, 44, of Mattapan, was convicted today of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 10:08 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. on Florence Street near Hawthorne.

The suspect is black, 5'7" to 5'10" and 200 to 220 lbs. He wore a black hoodie with a white or gray camo pattern, blue jeans and dark sneakers with white soles. He had a black backpack on and carried his gun on the right side.

By - 10/22/14 - 7:43 am

Stanley Staco reports a clerk at the Hilton Downtown/Faneuil Hall, 89 Broad St., was held up at gunpoint around 1 a.m. He fled towards Batterymarch Street with several hundred dollars in cash. About 15 minutes later, officers found a suspect a couple blocks from the hotel.... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 12:58 pm

Boston Police report a tip from "a concerned community member" yesterday evening led them to an abandoned lot at Dewey and Danube streets in Dorchester.

Once there, they eventually found a blue duffel bag under a rock:

The bag contained three firearms: a Lorcin model L25 .25 caliber auto loaded with six live rounds of ammunition, an Intratec 9MM Luger model Tec-9, and

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By - 10/20/14 - 5:20 pm

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Police report finding multiple shell casings outside 266 Mass. Ave. after receiving reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. today.

A nearby building was struck with gunshots. At this time, several reports indicated that at least four suspect vehicles were involved in the incident: a silver Audi A3 hatchback, a black Nissan Maxima, a black Ford Edge and a white Toyota Camry. A

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By - 10/17/14 - 2:41 pm

Emmanuel Pena, 18, of Roxbury, had bail set at $5,000 at his arraignment yesterday on charges related to the loaded gun police say he tossed after he tried running away from officers patrolling the Centre Street area after a shooting Wednesday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

While being transported for booking, Pena allegedly made statements that he had knowledge of

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By - 10/17/14 - 7:52 am

WBZ reports on the shooting early this morning at 1033 Mass. Ave.

By - 10/16/14 - 5:05 pm

Boston Police report officers patrolling Centre Street a couple hours after yesterday's shooting noticed that six guys in Mozart Park began to flee when they approached - one clutching his waist as if he had something in his waistband:

At this time, the suspect removed a shiny silver item from his waistband and threw it over a fence into the backyard of a

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By - 10/15/14 - 6:06 pm

Shooting scene. Photo by Iza Rey.

Alert New England and Iza Rey report somebody was shot around 5:45 p.m. near the Pimentel Market, 340 Centre St..

By - 10/15/14 - 8:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident Saturday morning on Tower Street - involving a gun-wielding purse snatcher who escaped in a late-model BMW.

By - 10/11/14 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report that late Thursday night, their Shotspotter system, which consists of a series of sensitive microphones in high-crime areas that can often detect the sound of gunfire, activated and led officers to Bradlee Street in Dorchester - where they then used their own ears to detect the sound of several men "seemingly having a heated discussion about a fight that had just... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:06 pm

Stanley Staco reports gunfire erupted around 6:10 p.m. at Walnut Avenue and Elmore Street. Unclear if there was a victim at this point.

By - 10/8/14 - 6:18 am

Boston Police report that when officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force went to speak to a group of teens standing in front of 49 Walford Way around noon on Monday, one of the teens:

Turned from officers holding his waistband and ran into the building locking the door behind him. A quick thinking officer went to the rear door, entered the common area

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By - 10/7/14 - 3:07 pm

Around 2:20 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. He adds the car - with the wounded driver inside - was found on Normandy Street near Washington.... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 6:44 pm

Ashmont scene: Dunkin' Donuts to the right. Photo by David Finnerty.

A man was shot around 6:30 p.m. outside the station and in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street. A suspect was arrested not long after on Wrentham Street.

Police report the victim, 19, was shot in the stomach. Police say he is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

Tyrell Griffiths, 21, faces arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court on... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 6:17 pm

Around 6:05 p.m. on Dale Street between Rockland and Regent. No victims so far.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:32 am

Updated with additional information from police.

Five people were held up at gunpoint on Parker Hill Avenue early this morning, one night after two people were held up at ATMs on Tremont Street.

Boston Police report five people were robbed in two separate incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue around 2:30 a.m. - two other people managed to flee the muggers:


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By - 10/3/14 - 7:32 am

Stanley Staco reports several students were robbed by three men with guns around 2 a.m. near Clemente Field.

By - 10/2/14 - 2:00 pm

Around 1:30 p.m. on Stafford Street, off Blue Hill Avenue. Three suspects, all in masks, one with a gun, one about 6' tall, the other about 5'5".