Talk about your community guns. Boston Police report that "pursuant to an ongoing investigation and prior information" drug officers today went to the park at Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, looked inside a particular trash can there and pulled out a backpack containing: One Smith and Wesson .44 Magnum; one Smith and Wesson .38 Special; one Colt .357 Magnum; one Interarms .38 Special; a... Read more
Around 9:20 p.m., Geneva Grocery, 385 Geneva Ave., was held up by a man with a gun. He was described as 5'10", thin and possibly Cape Verdean. He wore a black jacket, a gray hoodie and a yellow ski mask.
A 17-year-old was arraigned today on charges he took a trip up to Tremont and Gurney streets on Mission Hill yesterday afternoon and began firing his P85 9mm semiautomatic handgun, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
He didn't hit anybody in the 3 p.m. barrage, the DA's office reports, adding a Boston Juvenile Court judge set the bail on the... Read more
A man was arrested yesterday after, police say, an officer found a gun in his waistband.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, this was Wesner Theodore's fifth gun-related arrest in his 26 years:
Two of the prior four led to convictions in 2009 and 2012 after Suffolk prosecutors indicted and prosecuted him in Suffolk Superior Court. One, involving Wesnerâ€™s arrest in a... Read more
Boston Police report officers monitoring a late-night party at 211 Geneva Ave. early this morning moved to break up a fight outside when they noticed one man "brandish a firearm, then conceal the weapon in the waistband of his pants."
After a struggle, the officers took possession of a loaded Walther .380 firearm from Dwayne Smith, 37, of Dorchester, police say, adding he... Read more
Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.
With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts... Read more
The Citizens Bank branch, on Boylston at Arlington, was robbed around 3:50 p.m., by a white man, about 5'6" and wearing a multicolored scarf in which blue and gray predominated. He also wore a greenish-gray jacket. He showed a black handgun.
This is Boston's first murder in nearly three weeks, following a double murder less than a mile away on Rosewood Street.
Around 3:15 p.m., somebody fired three shots. No apparent victims, but police found shell casings at School Street and Weld Avenue. Police are looking for a small black car seen fleeing the area, as well as for somebody seen jumping on a T bus right after the shots.
Police say that, armed with a search warrant, officers seized a Lorcin .22 caliber firearm with magazine and ammunition, several plastic bags' worth of heroin, several plastic bags worth of cocaine, several plastic bags' worth of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and several hundred dollars... Read more
Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,... Read more
Updated with information from Transit Police.
A Dorchester teen was charged with shooting two men in the lower busway at Ruggles station - one of them a complete stranger who had nothing to do with whatever beef he allegedly had with the other victim, Transit Police report.
One victim, 34, was shot in the calf in the 8:49 p.m. incident and is expected to... Read more
A Roxbury man is behind bars in lieu of $250,000 bail today, thanks to the tracking abilities of the iPhone he allegedly stole in a home invasion - and the records kept by the monitoring device he was wearing at the time - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Robert Heckstall, 29, is one of four men who allegedly burst into an apartment at... Read more
Around 9:15 p.m. by a black man, who jumped into a purple, 1999 Corolla, Mass. 2JG-D90, headed outbound. About 10 minutes later, a man in that car was stopped at Centre and Cedar streets in Roxbury.
Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.
After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and... Read more
A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun.
It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001, when he was just a teenager, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
He was one of four men charged with... Read more
He's described as black and in his 20s.
There was another armed home invasion across the street last August.