Public Safety

Four teenagers charged with armed holdup

Boston Police report officers on patrol around 4:30 this morning spotted four males beating up a fifth at Savin Hill Avenue and Tuttle Street.  Read more

Police probe first homicide of year - on Geneva Ave.

Boston Police relay news of what is evidently the first murder of the new year 2010: A 25 year-old man shot to death Friday morning on Geneva Ave.

Harvard Street market held up at gunpoint

Boston Police report that Express Stop Market, 124 Harvard St., was held up by somebody with a gun this afternoon.

Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Mattapan

Boston Police report finding the bodies of a man and a woman in an apartment on Fairlawn Avenue before 9 a.m. today.

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