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
Boston Police tweet a woman was stabbed at 364 Centre St. Read more
Oct. 22, 2010
There 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
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
Oct. 21, 2010
Boston 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
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
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
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