The commander of one of Dorchester's two main police districts narrowly escaped death last week when he was ambushed by a desperate fugitive in the basement of a Franklin Field duplex. In a Wednesday afternoon shootout, the gunman unloaded a total of... Read more
Despite an alarming spike in homicides and shootings on his district this year, the commander of the B-3 Boston Police says that crime is actually down in most categories in the Mattapan-Dorchester area. This month, Captain Timothy Murray is canvassing... Read more
This article originally appeared on page 2 of the June 24, 2004 edition of the Dorchester Reporter.
Boston’s bogeyman made a return trip to town this past week. Not to worry, though; the tabloid press and political establishment... Read more
While two suspects in the beating of a city inspector continued to elude Boston Police, Dorchester's Irish community cast a dragnet of its own this week, searching for answers in what many residents have read as a crackdown on immigrant Irish.
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An alleged Adams Corner carjacking led to a wild chase Monday night, with Boston police pursuing and shooting a suspect before apprehending him at the corner of Savin Hill Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.
Police say Michael Gavin, a 22-year-old... Read more
A man wanted for a July Fourth shooting at Carson Beach that left a Dorchester teenager dead and two other men wounded remains at large this week. The suspect, Hoang "Henry" Tran, 26, is from Malden, but has deep roots in Dorchester, where he runs a... Read more