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Boston Police arrested a suspect in a brazen early afternoon bank robbery in Dorchester Lower Mills today, and he was arrested with the help of a fleet-footed bank executive. A lone robber demanded cash from a teller at Meetinghouse Bank shortly before 2... Read more
As the city struggles to contain a dramatic spike in gun violence, 18 handguns bought through an illegal straw purchase in Georgia in 2009 are believed to have wound up on the streets of Boston. So far two of the 18 handguns have been recovered by Boston... Read more
Bost in an Ice Cream hoodie, from his girlfriend's phone via the FBI
The FBI, which teamed up with Boston Police this past spring to investigate a series of armed store robberies across the city, on Tuesday arrested a man they say held up a convenience store on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester just 35 minutes after he held... Read more
Bruce the dog.
A woman walking her dog at Savin Hill Beach at the end of Southview Street, was critically injured when she was hit by lightning around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. State Police report that the woman was walking her dog, Bruce, who got scared and ran off. Bruce... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man early this morning for shooting Mario Santos, 21, to death at 59 Wilrose Street on Feb. 21. Trevon Wideman, 19, was arrested around 6 a.m. on Saturday at his home on Kineo Street, about a half mile... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot where Old Road meets Columbia Road around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday. Arriving officers found Xavier Rivas, 22, of Roxbury, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital... Read more
Surveillance photos of Lahens at the Dunkin' Donuts
A Dorchester man who held up a series of stores at knifepoint this past spring, less than three months after he was released from a a 30-month sentence for armed robberies in New York City, now faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted,... Read more
A federal judge on Monday sentenced Kenji Ingram, 45, to 27 months in federal prison after he admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm. In May, Ingram formally admitted that when police found him sitting on a bench on Allstate Road at the... Read more
Heavily armed Boston Police scoured backyards and garages during an intense search on Alicia Road on Tuesday afternoon after an unknown gunman reportedly fired several rounds near Dorchester Avenue and Gallivan Boulevard around 12:15. It was unclear later... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot outside 66 Wildwood St. near Morton Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Both men were transported to local hospitals, where one was pronounced dead, while the other is expected to survive.


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