By - 5/15/09 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police tweet they are looking for a man who robbed a Sovereign Bank branch around 2:30 p.m. They say a red dye pack in the money he got exploded, coating him in the stuff. They just recovered his car on Thornley Street; still looking for a thin black man, about 5'7", all red in the face and elsewhere.

By - 5/14/09 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police tweet the pedestrian was hit shortly before 9 p.m. at Washington Street and Talbot Avenue. No immediate word on the person's status; EMS was on the way.

Possibly rushing here?

By - 5/14/09 - 8:48 pm

Broke out before 8:30 p.m. at 5 Alicia Rd. Shortly before 9, firefighters had to be evacuated from the attic when part of the roof collapsed. Not long after, firefighters were evacuated from the rest of the house.

By - 5/13/09 - 12:20 pm

Damage allegedly sustained when the driver plowed into a pedestrian at Dudley Street and Columbia Road around 11 p.m. yesterday and then kept on going, the Dorchester Reporter reports.

By - 5/13/09 - 9:16 am

Around 11:15 p.m. yesterday at Columbia Road and Dudley Street, Boston Police tweet.

By - 5/11/09 - 5:17 pm

A Dorchester District Court judge today ordered Verna Sewell, 64, held without bail on a charge of murdering Julius Scott, 74, on May 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors say Scott managed to dial 911 before dying and told the dispatcher he'd just been stabbed by a woman who had left his Talbot Avenue apartment. The Globe reports he actually managed to pull the knife out of his chest. But by the time EMTs arrived, Scott had bled to death, prosecutors say; he was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

By - 5/11/09 - 6:08 am

The 13th annual Mother's Walk for Peace, an anti-violence march of hundreds in Dorchester yesterday, was reported by NECN (video) and the Globe.

I could find no reporting of this event yet by the Herald.

By - 5/10/09 - 8:27 pm

Bobby Constantino cannot believe that Tom Menino keeps saying he knows all the neighborhoods when teens like Soheil Turner keep getting gunned down, in fact, he says Menino should resign:

... You fell asleep. You gave up on [violence prevention], and the whole thing fell apart. A report out of Harvard is the smoking gun proving that the City of Boston let the success of the Boston Miracle fall through the cracks without even putting up a fight. As infighting and egos in the police department and clergy circles threatened to undermine the whole thing, you just let the whole thing slip away. I just cannot believe this, Mr. Mayor. I cannot believe it.

And I cannot believe that after all of this, you have the nerve to say that you understand this city. The facts are rather simple: You didn't understand that if left alone the problem of violence would come right back once everyone got out of jail and the same old problems plaguing the same old neighborhoods remained unsolved. You didn't understand this then, Mr. Mayor, and you don't understand it now.

How do I know this? I know this because we are back to where we started, with innocent 15-year-olds en route to school getting killed on busy streets in broad daylight, where witnesses are scared to come forward because they don't trust the police, where orders for the police to bang guys against cars and go through their pockets have only created more complaints against police and further exacerbated widespread mistrust and hostility towards law enforcement and the court system. ...

By - 5/10/09 - 5:43 pm

The Globe reports:

Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Dorchester this morning as a part of the Leonard D. Brown Peace Institute's annual Mother’s Walk for Peace, an effort to promote peace in a neighborhood long riddled by gun violence. ...

By - 5/9/09 - 8:37 pm

Third Decade goes up in a helicopter, gets a great shot of the gas tank.

By - 5/9/09 - 10:39 am

Channel 4 reports a Roxbury man died when his car hit a bridge abutment at Morton Street and American Legion Highway around 2:30 a.m.

By - 5/9/09 - 9:09 am

Around 6:25 this morning on Norfolk Street, Boston Police tweet.

By - 5/8/09 - 10:49 pm

Boston Police report Julius Scott, 74, was found with a stab wound inside an apartment at 538 Talbot Ave. shortly after 7 p.m.

He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

By - 5/8/09 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens, aged 14 and 15, on charges they jumped a girl from behind around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and then held her down while they and a third guy went through her pockets and stole her cell phone, at Waumbeck and Crawford streets.

By - 5/7/09 - 11:51 pm

Boston Police report finding the child on Granger Street tonight.

By - 5/7/09 - 10:58 am

Boston Police report arresting two alleged junior-grade punks in Dorchester yesterday for allegedly walking into some guy's garage on Sydney Street in Dorchester and walking out with his bicycle:

The witness and another neighbor followed the suspects, apprehended them and brought them back to the scene. Both witnesses reported to officers that the two juvenile suspects told them that it was nothing and that "the police won't do nothing but take our names and let us go." Officers spoke to the two suspects at the scene, and both were laughing and made light of the incident.

Yes, you know exactly what happened next. Officers promptly arrested the two kids, ages 13 and 14, and took them to the nearest police station for booking on charges of breaking and entering and larceny.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/4/09 - 10:30 pm

Boston Police report finding a 17-year-old male lying on the sidewalk at 70 Tonawanda St. around 7:19 p.m. today.

He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound. Police say witnesses heard numerous gunshots before seeing two possible suspects run in the direction of Waldeck Street.

By - 5/4/09 - 9:24 pm

Crime maps The Dorchester Reporter just went live with detailed crime maps for most of Dorchester and Mattapan. They're based on daily incident reports from Areas C-11 and B-3 and they have a lot more incidents than the maps I've been doing here.

Full disclosure: Yes, I built the maps (it's pretty cool what you can do with Drupal these days). If you have any suggestions - or find anything wrong - let me or the Reporter folks know!

By - 5/2/09 - 2:46 pm

Dan Tobin provides the photographic proof Savin Hill has at least one turkey, along with proof that Savin Hill has a Little League.

... Dorchester hasn't been a place where wild turkeys roamed free for quite some time - it was incorporated in 1630. So I think it's fair to assume the turkey I saw this morning was nearly 400 years old. ...