Public Safety

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

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.