Updated Monday morning. Complete list and map of violent crimes over the weekend.
At least sixteen people were shot this holiday weekend, four fatally.
That came not long after two people were stabbed at 53 Thomas Park in South Boston, and about the same time as somebody was shot in the arm at 114 Glenville Ave. in Allston, according to AlertNewEngland.
The MBTA reports police officers interrupted a possible drug sale at Andrew station on the Red Line yesterday morning.
According to a police report, MBTA and Boston officers in the station noticed Stephen Brennion, 31, a man known to them, sitting on the outbound platform with another guy shortly before noon yesterday:
Officer Kluziak observed Brennion remove a round case containing pills. The unidentified male noticed Officer Kluziak and said, "he's a cop." Brennion put the top back on the container and went to put it back in his pocket.
Too late: Busted. Police say they found six clonazepam pills, five clonidine pills in the case and a bunch of phenobarbital pills in his backpack, along with a five-inch-long "Bowie-style dagger" and a silver security-guard badge. Brennion was charged with possession of Class E drugs and a dangerous weapon.
Steven Walsh reports police subdued a man who put a knife to his throat outside Copley Place this morning by shooting him with one of those non-lethal beanbag guns.
UPDATE: See the comments for video and the police account of the incident.
State Police say Velazquez and a pal chased two other teens near the YMCA Monday afternoon. When they caught up with them, Velazquez stabbed one of the two, then fled. The victim was taken to Mass. General for treatment.
State Police say that when troopers went to Velazquez's home at 85 Brooks St., today:
[T]he Troopers were told by the defendant’s mother that Velasquez was not there – a claim that immediately proved false when Trooper Hubbard saw the defendant climb out of the apartment’s kitchen window.
Boston Police report a man waiting to pay for gas at the Hess station at 151 Old Colony Ave. around 11:50 p.m. on June 18 was stabbed in the stomach by somebody who accused him of cutting in line.
The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40, 5'4" to 5'5," weighing about 140 lbs and with blond hair.
Boston Police report arresting a male/female duo after a botched necklace grab around 1:20 p.m. yesterday on Dorchester Street near W. 4 St.
Police say the male half approached a woman wearing gold chains and tried to snatch them right off her neck. She resisted and he failed, then jumped into a car driven by his alleged moll, to whom he was heard yelling "Go, go, go!" Police say their search for the two were aided by Good Samaritans, one on foot and one on a bike, who chased the car. The pedaling pursuer got closest, but called off his chase when the guy flashed a knife.
Armed with a detailed description, however, police soon found the pair behind the Andrew T stop - with the dude now behind the wheel.
Edward Pyne, 28, was charged with armed robbery and possession of Class B drugs. Andrea Freitas, 31, of Plymouth, was charged with armed robbery.
He might be composing a little ditty about a brawl at an East Boston restaurant last month that left one man with a slash wound across his face, another man with bruises all over and a third man with half of his ear bitten off.
Man charged with threatening family with knife on way to Esplanade; will be allowed to attend July 4th fireworks thereBy adamg - 6/15/11 - 9:14 pm
Joel R. Webster, 37, was arrested today on charges he began screaming at a man, his mother and his 2 1/2-year-old son while waving a knife at them this morning on the Dartmouth Street footbridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Webster arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and threats to commit a crime. Judge Lawrence McCormack released him on personal recognizance and ordered him to stay away from the Esplanade - except on July 4th, when the judge gave him permission to attend the Pops concert and fireworks in the company of his family.
AlertNewEngland reports an attempted armed holdup outside the Copley Place store tonight; suspect ran toward the train station.
AlertNewEngland reports a man being chased by police on Washington Street between Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. was shot around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder; the officer to the hospital for stress. The Globe reports the man was shot during a struggle after officers caught up with him; police were on scene after getting a report of a man with a gun.
Around 9:30, AlertNewEngland reports, a man pointed what appeared to be a gun at an officer on Deering Road in Mattapan. Police swarmed the area in response to the officer's call for help and the man was found not long after.
The MBTA reports two teens were arrested yesterday on charges they tried to rob a man by grabbing him as he was getting on a bus at Warren and Waverly streets in Roxbury.
According to a police report, the man, 63, was able to maintain his grip on his wallet after he was pulled off the 23 bus and the two teens fled - along with a pack of eight other teens, all dressed in black and red, and one with a pit bull.
Andrew Britt, 17, of Dorchester and Sadiq Williamson, 18, of Roxbury, were charged with attempted armed robbery after, police say, officers found a knife on Williamson.
Police are looking for three suspects, all black males between 18 and 21. The youngest has "small dreads" and a black backpack; another is dressed all in black.
Photo copyright ChinatownKicks. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Boston Police tweet somebody was stabbed tonight at Dorchester Avenue and Gibson Street, at least the third person stabbed in Boston today.
Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man after he "approached an underage woman and attempted to talk to her about engaging in a dating/sexual relationship" and then, when she spurned him, made comments about her sexual orientation.
At first, police say, officers called by the teen's family around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at 1045 River St. just wanted to get his side of the story. But then they noticed the large bulge in his pocket:
UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of Andrew Wyman, claims self defense.
A man stabbed right outside Boston Medical Center around 8:20 a.m. was rushed into surgery there but died, Boston Police report. Police identified him only as a white male in his late 20s.
Boston Police are looking for a gray Honda in connection with a stabbing around 1 p.m. at Ashmont St. and Dorchester Avenue. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the back but his injury did not appear to be life threatening.