Public Safety

Man charged with exposing self at elementary school

A Roxbury man was arrested Tuesday on charges he exposed himself to students at the John Winthrop Elementary School, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Man shot dead in Fields Corner

The Boston Police Department reports a 30-year-old man was found shot around 8 p.m. on Monday at 481 Geneva Ave.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  Read more

Man caught trying to bust into bank's ATM in Lower Mills

Reporter Staff
Oct. 26, 2010

Boston Police report on the arrest of a 45 year-old man who was allegedly trying to grind his way into an ATM at the Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills earlier this morning. The suspect — Chris Doyle— had a ski mask and a bag full of "burglarious tools" when C-11 cops caught up to him after a brief foot chase.  Read more

Noontime stabbing leaves woman in critical condition

Boston Police tweet a woman was stabbed at 364 Centre St.  Read more

MBTA cop, commuter team up to rescue woman from tracks

Ed Forry, Publisher
Oct. 22, 2010

JFK-UMass rescue: An MBTA police officer and commuters tend to a woman moments after she was pulled from the tracks at JFK-UMass. Photo by Ed ForryJFK-UMass rescue: An MBTA police officer and commuters tend to a woman moments after she was pulled from the tracks at JFK-UMass. Photo by Ed ForryThere are many heroes among us, and today I saw two of them save a life on the MBTA.

At about 4:40 this afternoon, I walked down the stairs to the platform to catch an Ashmont train that was just arriving. At the platform, I saw several passengers gathering to look into the inbound pit, and saw a young woman lying flat on her back in the middle of the tracks, just four feet away from the third rail.

I had seen an MBTA police officer on duty upstairs, so I quickly went back and started yelling "Police-Police-Help." At this, the officer asked what was wrong, and when he learned of the scene downstairs, he was off down the stairs in a flash. As he descended, he radioed in a report, asking to stop all trains.  Read more

Man critical following afternoon shooting on American Legion Highway

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 3:30 p.m. at 68 American Legion Highway, between Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue.  Read more

Two honored at B-3 police meeting

Alex Owens Special to the Reporter
Oct. 21, 2010

Mattapan heroes honored: Councillor Charles Yancey, center, with Shaniqua Johnson and Saquawna AndersonMattapan heroes honored: Councillor Charles Yancey, center, with Shaniqua Johnson and Saquawna AndersonBoston Police from District B-3 held a monthly community meeting on Tuesday at the Mattapan Library with a packed crowd of more than 70 people on hand. This was the first regular B-3 meeting since the Sept. 29 shooting on Woolson Street that took the lives of three adults and a toddler, and residents were eager to receive updates about crime in the community. They were joined by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, who answered limited questions about the murder investigation.
The police department also presented awards recognizing residents for their service to the community. Shaniqua Johnson and Saquawna Anderson were singled out for their bravery when they rescued a 93-year old woman from a house fire on Hazelton St. on Oct. 13.  Read more

Two Dorchester men charged in connection with Boston area gun, drug ring

Benito Maleveje and Juan Omi Velazquez were among 10 men charged in federal court today with running guns, heroin and cocaine in Boston and Chelsea.  Read more

Real estate fraud case lands Dot man in prison

Reporter Staff
Oct. 20, 2010

A Dorchester man convicted in a federal court for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail this week. Daniel Appolon, 23, was part of a ring that prosecutors say conducted 21 bogus real estate deals in Dorchester, South Boston, Hyde Park and other communities between May 2005 and June 2006. Appolon was a recruiter for the ring, convincing people to serve as "straw" purchasers on properties.  Read more

Three-alarm fire damages store, apartments

Fire on Boston Street: Photo by Boston Fire DepartmentFire on Boston Street: Photo by Boston Fire Department
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 96 Boston St. that broke out around 12:45 p.m. on Monday sent one firefighter to the hospital and did an estimated $300,000 in damage.

Residents of the three-story building, which houses a deli on the first floor, all got out safely, the department says. The injuured firefighter was burned on his ears, the department says.

Investigators are still determining a cause of the blaze, which apparently started in the basement.  Read more