Public Safety

Dorchester man arrested for Roslindale fire; could be charged with additional arson cases

A Dorchester man already being tracked as a suspected arsonist was arrested Monday on charges he set a Roslindale house on fire early Monday morning, federal and city officials say.  Read more

Police charge man recruited kids for charity scam at local intersection

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Dorchester man on charges he ran a bogus charity drive in which kids stood by an intersection asking for donations - which they had no intention of actually giving to a charity.  Read more

Neighbors patrol streets, send message in Savin Hill

Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Aug. 4, 2010

A group of Savin Hill residents fed up with the prostitution and drug dealing in the area took to the streets Tuesday night in an effort to show that crime will not be tolerated in the beachside neighborhood. The effort apparently dissuaded at least one alleged drug user from hanging around.  Read more

Study of X-way pollution will focus on Dot streets

Air Quality StudyAir Quality StudyStarting next month, local environmental activists will be joining up with Tufts University researchers for a study on the effect of air pollution floating into communities situated next to and near the I-93 expressway.

The year-long study, called the Community Assessment of Freeway and Health Study, will include the Columbia/Savin Hill area, including those living on Columbia Rd. and Savin Hill Ave., and east of Dorchester Ave., and the St. Mark’s area, which includes between Dorchester Ave. and Adams St., and Dix St. to Wrentham St.  Read more

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