Public Safety

Long-haired woman sought for bank robberies in Dorchester, South Boston

Boston and state police report they are looking for this woman in connection with robberies of the City of Boston Credit Union, 1010 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester on July 28 and the First Trade Credit Union, 753 E. Broadway in South Boston on July 31.  Read more

Agreement on crime bill includes CORI reform

Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
Jul. 30, 2010

House and Senate negotiators reached a deal late Thursday on legislation restricting the public life of criminal offense records and striking most of the Senate’s efforts to provide reduced sentences for non-violent offenders, according to sources familiar with the compromise.

The Senate backed off its push to make non-violent state prison convicts eligible for parole after serving two-thirds of their sentences, while the House relented in allowing non-violent house of correction inmates parole after two-thirds of their sentences, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity.  Read more

Man shot to death near Shawmut MBTA stop

The Boston Police Department reports finding the body of a man shot repeatedly around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday at Dayton Street and Clementine Park.  Read more

Codman Square bank robbed

Alleged robberThe FBI reports a man robbed the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. on Monday.

The FBI describes him as a white male, clad in a green sweatshirt and blue jeans. He is charged with giving a teller a note demanding money, after which he fled on foot.  Read more

Man shot to death near Ronan Park

Boston Police report a 23-year-old man found with a gunshot wound at Adams and Robinson streets shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

BPD issue alert after alleged sexual assault

Reporter Staff
Jul. 16, 2010

Boston Police are warning women to "remain vigilant" after a reported sexual assault took place yesterday morning (Thursday, July 15) in the Florida Corridor. The 2 a.m. assault happened "in the area of Florida and King Streets". The victim told police that her assailant grabbed her from behind, pulled her into a yard and "robbed and sexually assaulted her."
The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid twenties, with short, scruffy hair, a heavy, muscular build, weighing approximately 200 lbs, wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and sneakers.
Anyone with information is urged to call (617) 343-4400.  Read more

Woman charged with manslaughter for death of fetus in fight with mother

A woman who allegedly got into a brutal fight with an acquaintance at a Neponset Avenue nail salon on April 10 has been indicted for the death of the acquaintance's six-month-old fetus.  Read more

Apparent arson leaves 12 homeless

The Boston Fire Department says a fire that broke out shortly before noon on Friday at 6 Westville Terrace was set - and that one man is under arrest for breaking and entering and arson.  Read more

Hyde Park teen arrested for armed robbery outside Mattapan library

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on charges he used an ammo clip to help convince another kid to hand over $21 after both had left the Mattapan BPL branch shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the victim and the suspect had gotten into an argument inside the library "over some printed materials," and that when the victim left the branch with some friends, they saw the teen coming after them and started to run:  Read more

Police say man with fake grenade tried to steal luxury car from local dealership

The Boston Police Department says a Dorchester man armed with a fake grenade tried and failed to steal a Mercedes from Expressway Toyota on Morrissey Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.  Read more