Public Safety

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

Editorial: More enforcement needed at beaches and parks

A July 4th disturbance that began at Carson Beach and spilled over into Savin Hill marred the Independence Day festivities for neighbors and has — with good reason— amplified calls for a police crackdown on “trouble-makers” who are suddenly flocking to the neighborhood’s once sleepy waterfront.  Read more

Four shot on Hendry Street

The Boston Police Department reports that four people were shot around 9:15 p.m. on July 4th outside 18 Hendry St.  Read more

Police find body Friday morning on Woodrow Ave.

The Boston Police Department reports finding a man's body at Woodrow and Milton avenues around 6 a.m. Friday, July 2.  Read more

Police say gunfire erupts in three separate incidents at Harbor Point

The Boston Police Department says it is looking for several suspects charged with firing repeated rounds at the Harbor Point development on June 25 and 27. Nobody was injured in the three incidents, but at least one bullet wound up inside somebody's apartment on Peninsula Road, according to an advisory from District C-6.  Read more

Firefighters rescue man from Speedwell Street blaze

Reporter Staff
Jun. 19, 2010

Speedwell Street Fire: A firefighter rescues a victim using a ladder at 22 Speedwell Street. Photo by Mike DeehanSpeedwell Street Fire: A firefighter rescues a victim using a ladder at 22 Speedwell Street. Photo by Mike Deehan A three-alarm house fire on Speedwell Street prompted a ladder rescue, damaged two neighboring homes and displaced more than a dozen people on Saturday morning. Firefighters rescued at least one resident at 22 Speedwell using a ladder. The fire was brought under control around 11:30 a.m. Universal Hub reports that the fire caused $300,000 in damage to the three buildings and left 17 people at least temporarily homeless.  Read more

Red Line service disrupted briefly as police search for carjacking suspect

Red Line service was halted at the JFK/UMass stop this morning after a man being chased down the Southeast Expressway crashed his car near the station and ran away.

The Boston Police Department says the man was spotted carjacking a car at Chandler Street and Columbus Avenue in the South End around 8 a.m. He then led police on a chase down the Expressway and into Dorchester, where he crashed his car near Buttonwood Court, off Columbia Road, and fled on foot.

Police at first thought he might have tried to escape on the Red Line, but allowed service to resume shortly before 9 a.m.

Five wanted for Bayside attack; police say one attacker videotaped the whole thing

The University of Massachusetts Police Department says it is looking for five people for a June 7 attack and robbery in the old Bayside Expo Center parking lot - which they say one of the five videotaped.  Read more

Man stabbed to death; arrest made

Thanh Van Truong, 55, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court today on charges he stabbed an acquaintance to death last night at 34 Lyon St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

10-year-old girl shot on same Grove Hall Street where teen was murdered last week

WHDH-TV reports the girl was shot in the leg tonight on Creston Street by a guy who just went down the street on a mini-bike, firing rounds.  Read more