Public Safety

Police seek pre-teens for armed holdup behind St. Mark's

District C-11 reports a man was mugged behind St. Mark's Church Monday evening by a trio of young robbers - two no more than 12.  Read more

Two-alarm fire damages Uphams Corner bakery, injures firefighter

A two-alarm fire broke out shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday in the basement of the Fiesta Bakery, 14 Hancock St., the Boston Fire Department reports.  Read more

Missing senior sought

UPDATE: He was found, safe, around 10 a.m. on Monday, police report.

Boston Police report they are looking for John Fahey, 84, who has been missing since Dec. 9.  Read more

Man convicted of murdering, dismembering father in 2006

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Brian Lee, 45, first-degree murder for the 2006 death of his father, Edward Lee, in his Mattapan home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge John Cratsley quickly pronounced the mandatory sentence of life in state prison without possibility of parole for Lee, who represented himself.

Prosecutors say the elder Lee obtained a restraining order against his son on Oct. 25, 2006 and that his son murdered him sometime between then and Oct. 27.  Read more

Man charged with August murder on Norwell Street

Boston Police today issued an arrest warrant for Amos "Ace" Don for the Aug. 25 murder of Lewiston, Maine resident Erica Field in a car outside 105 Norwell St.  Read more

Woman found dead on Vassar Street; police say it was murder

Boston Police say officers responding to calls from neighbors found the body of a woman with "head trauma" in an apartment at 7 Vassar St. shorly after 7 p.m., Saturday.  Read more

Two Dorchester men charged with trying to murder Roxbury rival

Two Dorchester men were arraigned today on charges they tried to murder a member of a rival Cape Verdean faction on Albion Street in Roxbury last night.  Read more

Convicted bank robber charged with credit-union holdup

A man who only recently got out of jail for robbing banks was charged with holding up a Dorchester credit union last week after police matched fingerprints found on the demand note with his, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.  Read more

Heat-sensing technology helps convict Dorchester man on gun charge

Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA)Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA).

Jose Rodrigues, 25, last week became the first person in Massachusetts to be convicted by a jury on an illegal gun-possession charge based on technology that proved a gun he'd been holding on a cold January night still retained some of his body heat.  Read more

Two shot, one dies

Boston Police report that one of two men shot while sitting in a car at Bowdoin and Norton streets on Monday has died.  Read more