Public Safety

Dorchester man, 27, injured in plunge at the zoo

State Police say Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, sustained serious injuries yesterday when he climbed a fence and then fell 30 feet into a gorilla pen that had been refashioned to look like a lion's den for a movie.  Read more

Fatal shooting at Dorchester YMCA

Boston police say a 19-year-old was shot inside the Dorchester Y at 776 Washington St. late Saturday night.  Read more

Man gets life for murdering mother of four

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Jose Torres, 26, for the strangulation and slashing death of Melissa Santiago in her 689 Washington St. apartment in March, 2008.  Read more

Second murder in two days

Boston Police report two people were shot in a car at 105 Norwell Street Tuesday evening.  Read more

Man gets probation for running down crossing guard

Anis Cazeau, 87, of Mattapan, was sentenced today to three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to motor-vehicle homicide for the death of Marie Conley on Oct. 21, 2008 - and after Conley's family asked that he not be sent to jail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.  Read more

Audit faults Dot Court on its bail procedure

A report from State Auditor Joseph DeNucci’s office has admonished Dorchester District Court for incorrectly processing bail money, a result of the small staff at the busy court.  Read more

DA: Innocent man murdered in gang feud

A Mattapan man with no gang connections died in May because some of his gang-member neighbors killed a member of a rival gang two years earlier, a Suffolk County prosecutor said today.  Read more

Triple shooting at Uphams Corner restaurant leaves two dead

Boston Police say an argument at the Ka-Carlos Bar and Grill, 33 Hancock St., ended in a hail of gunfire that left two dead and one injured early this morning.  Read more

Girl hit by stray bullet in her own home

Boston Police say the 12-year-old was injured during an apparent barrage of bullets outside her Whitman Street home around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.  Read more

Dorchester District Court briefly evacuated after bomb threat

Employees at Dorchester District Court walked into the pouring rain this morning after somebody called in a bomb threat, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which reports a number of its workers stayed at their desks during the incident.