Police Reports: Pair Arrested for Armed Robbery

A roundup of police activity in the neighborhood.

These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department and took place between Feb. 4 and 12 within Charlestown's District A-15. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Pair Arrested for Armed Robbery
Two men allegedly robbed a man on Medford Street on Saturday, Feb. 9 but were later caught by police.

Police responded to a call at around 11:30 p.m. for an armed robbery on Medford Street. The victim told police that a male approached his passenger side window, pulled a handgun from his waist, reached into the car and took the victim’s cell phone. A second suspect allegedly approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, opened the door and put a gun against the victim’s neck, “demanding everything he had,” according to reports.

The suspects were then startled by a vehicle traveling down Medford Street, and they reportedly fled into the Bunker Hill development.

Police were able to track down two suspects based on the victim’s descriptions and arrested both individuals, who were not named in the report. The guns were reportedly recovered from the suspects, as was the victim’s cell phone.

Civil Citation for Marijuana at CHS 
A person at Charlestown High School was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana as the result of an administrative search on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Police Investigate Fight on Bunker Hill Street 
Police responded to Bunker Hill Street at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for the report of a fight.

One victim told police that six males had jumped him when he got off the bus. The victim did not know the individuals and was unable to identify them, according to reports. Police noted that others who were reportedly involved in the altercation appeared to have bruises consistent with involvement in a fight.

“All parties were uncooperative with police and would not give any information,” according to reports.

Man Hit in Face after Reprimanding Driver 
A man on High Street was reportedly struck in the face on Wednesday, Feb. 6 after he reprimanded a driver who ran a stop sign. 

The victim told police that he watched a vehicle go through a stop sign without stopping and approached the driver, telling her to “try to be more aware of her surroundings,” according to reports. At that point, an unknown teenage male got out of the vehicle and struck the victim in the face with his hand. The teen then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Suspect Attempts to Rob Taxi Driver 
A suspect allegedly attempted to rob a taxi driver on Wednesday, Feb. 6 on Corey Street.

The taxi driver told police that he was parked on the street at around 8 p.m. when a group of people walked past his cab and entered the St. Mary - St. Catherine of Siena Church parking lot. Then one of the individuals allegedly approached the cab, pulled the driver’s door open and pointed a gun at the driver saying, “Give me the money.”

The driver took off before the suspect could do anything else, according to reports.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

Matthew February 13, 2013 at 12:30 PM
I think it's time to have a serious discussion about the projects. There needs to be a plan to get rid of them. They're just throw backs to what became a failed social policy.
Just a person! February 13, 2013 at 01:32 PM
More liscenced gun owners,less problems. My opinion. Wouldn't be all these problems if the robbers thought, maybe this person has a gun also! Keep the 2nd admenment alive! Just my opinion!
Steve Kavanagh February 13, 2013 at 02:51 PM
"Police were able to track down two suspects based on the victim’s descriptions and arrested both individuals, who were not named in the report." A real reporter would ask the police for the names...
Just a person! February 13, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Just maybe they were not of age? To give names,I do believe you have to be convicted first.
Joseph February 13, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Violent crimes = no names. Makes sense to me.
Just a person! February 13, 2013 at 05:17 PM
It's called "your rights"
Working Man February 13, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Matthew Why do you automatically assume the 2 arrested where from the projects? How do you know they didn't come from the navy yard and when fleeing Medford St. and just ran that way? Or maybe they came from the other side of town or even came from somewhere else out of town and where heading to the bus stop? There are many hard working families who live in the projects. Your comment was a foolish assumption.
Matthew February 13, 2013 at 09:35 PM
They fled into the projects. A reasonable person can presume that's where they were seeking safe haven from the police. Housing projects are a failed social program. The city I grew up in got rid of them. I grew up a block away from three high rises. The day they were gone, crime dropped. Mixed income housing was built, and while there was still crime now and then, it was nothing compared to the crime that came before.
Michelle Kelley February 13, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Mathew really? I live in the projects what do u have to say about that? Myself and my whole fam have worked hard for many years n contribute to society. So being from the projects means I'm worthless or a failure? Ur comment was so ignorant
Matthew February 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Easy there. Re-read my posts. You'll see that you're making ignorant comments. I never judged those living there. Nowhere did I say that you are worthless or ingorant, or should be thrown out on the streets. However, the decades old model of housing projects needs to go. Just because you live there doesn't mean that people shouldn't have that discussion.
Dennis D February 14, 2013 at 02:24 AM
its not your right to have your name kept out of the paper. while i dont agree with posting names as long as they put allegedly or innocent til proven guilty or something along those lines they can print your name. it happened to me for far less serious charges before i had been convicted. they print names in the major papers all the time.. no different here.
Dennis D February 14, 2013 at 02:28 AM
a failed social project?? tell that to the thousands of families that live there that would not be able to afford rent anywhere else in this city. i understand it is flawed but it provides homes for people that may otherwise be homeless or have to move in with family members or some other less convenient alternantive. everybody deserves a place to call home.
Dennis D February 14, 2013 at 02:40 AM
it says there were no names provided in the report from the police.. so how can they give you info they do not have,or ask for info the police obviously didnt want to give. if the names are that big a deal go to the courthouse which is your right and see the alleged criminals. stop complaining about the job the girl is doing and go find out for yourself. if this blog wasnt here how would you find out about the crime in the town otherwise??
Dennis D February 14, 2013 at 02:59 AM
i just flagged ur comment as inappropriate by accident...oops.
Matthew February 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Apparently I'm talking to myself. All I'm trying to do is get people to think a little bit. But apparently most people are fine with the current state of affairs even though we, as citizens, have absolute power to force the government to make things better for the future.
Jay K. February 14, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Matthew, maybe you're not making your point clear. If I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying that we should discuss replacing the high-density low-income housing projects with more integrated mixed-income housing where there is still the same amount of support for low-income people. Is this correct? If so, you might spell it out a bit and explain why.
Matthew February 14, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Do I seriously need to spell out how government housing projects, over the years, have been allowed to decay and become hot beds for crime? Are we going to sit here and lie to ourselves and say that housing projects, the kind we've seen in cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, are healthy environments and that they will somehow get better with time? Wow, I am floored. As I stated, I grew up a block away from a project, high rises and all. I'm not some snob in his ivory tower. This is not meant to put down the honest, decent people living there. The honest, decent people deserve better. And no, I do not have detailed blue prints drawn up shwoing exactly what should replace the developments. I was just trying to get a discussion going about it. Sorry I opened my mouth. Apparently, in this country, discussing the future of government housing developments that have been around since the 1940's is off limits.
Joseph February 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Welcome to Charlestown Matthew. Good luck with your Republican POV, especially on the Charlestown Patch. You'll have your supporters, but not nearly as many as those hating on you, telling you to make your point clear, etc. You will be criticized no matter how pretty you paint your argument against broken housing projects, lazy EBT recipients, government waste, high tax rates and a welfare system so broken our Governor refuses to fix it because that would mean he'd be losing a majority of his (and his cronies) precious votes. Facts about all of these issues are ignored. You'll see....
Jay K. February 14, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Not everyone has thought about this issue. I was just trying to help facilitate the conversation by getting you to articulate the argument for people who haven't heard it.
Matthew February 14, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Jay, Thanks. I apologize if I came off a bit hostile. Joseph, I've lived in Boston just shy of 5 years and, while the hostiliy toward someone who isn't a dyed in the wool liberal isn't as bad as when lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, I've definitely run into some angry responses when I state my opinions on the current state of government subsistance. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty liberal when it comes to lifestyle issues. I'm not religious, don't care about one's sexual orientation, and have a "live and let live" philosophy. But I can't stay silent when I see the tone in this country slowly changing toward hostility toward whose who succeed on their own and make the right choices, and praise for a broken welfare system that is perpetuating poverty and sinking budgets.
Steve Kavanagh February 14, 2013 at 04:41 PM
uhhh Dennis... it's a reporter's job to ask questions. That is the whole point of a newspaper - to inform it's readers. I could go to the police station every day & ask to see the police log - everyone could. But if a reporter/newspaper is doing their job properly...
Joseph February 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Amen!!! "But I can't stay silent when I see the tone in this country slowly changing toward hostility toward whose who succeed on their own and make the right choices, and praise for a broken welfare system that is perpetuating poverty and sinking budgets."
Matthew February 14, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Dennis, Just because it happens doesn't mean it's necessarily right.
just thinking February 17, 2013 at 06:02 PM
you do not have to be convicted to name names,was whitey convicted . JUST A PERSON MUST BE A HICK
billonelm February 18, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Matthew,I would also like to welcome you to Charlestown. As an independent voter and thinker I agree with the points you've made about the projects.The liberal ,party line democrats in this city and state are blind to the fact that their policies have created more problems than they ever intended. When something is broken....Fix it!
Just a person! February 18, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Hey "Just Thinking" Can you read???? I think I stated, (quote) I believe you have to convicted first.) didn't say definitely! I could be wrong. And you mention Whitey, your point is???
Just a person! February 18, 2013 at 02:37 PM
And also to add, the big word here is "allegedly" if they go to court and are convicted and a verdict is found then their names become public record. Then they can publish their names. Look it up....just thinking..
Velvet Jones February 18, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Blaming one party for everything doesn't sound too ''independent''.
billonelm February 18, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Dear Velvet, In this state there is only 1 party to blame


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