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Police Respond to Two Violent Attacks

In at least two incidents, victims were transported to a hospital for treatment.

In the last week, there have been multiple reports of assaults around the neighborhood. In at least two incidents, victims were transported to the hospital and treated for injuries.

On Aug. 8, police responded to a report of a "man down" at 50 Monument Street around 8:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with a stab wound, bleeding profusely from the face and stomach. The victim was transported to Mass. General Hospital for treatment. Officers traced the blood back to 25 Carney Court, where witnesses said a suspect ran inside an apartment to wash blood from his hands. After further investigation, police identified 50 Monument St. as the crime scene, where they spoke to the victim's mother -- and the suspect's mother as well. Police located the suspect, who had also sustained injuries, and had him taken to the hospital for treatment as well.

And on Aug. 14, officers arrived at 10 Carney Court to find a man whose leg had been slashed with a machete. Witnesses reported they heard the victim shouting and saw him leaning against a tree, bleeding heavily. No suspects were observed. When police arrived, they had a difficult time obtaining any information from the victim. According to the police report, he was "highly intoxicated." He told police he was attacked by four men and provided a description of one suspect. He was transported to Mass. General Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

This week's police logs noted other reports of assault and battery, including:

  • A report on Aug. 12 around 3 a.m. at 4 Mead St.
  • A report on Aug. 13 around 7 p.m. at 1 8th St.
  • A report on Aug. 14 around 8 p .m. at 10 Tufts St.
  • A report on Aug. 14 around 10 p.m. at 34 O'Brien Court.

For more information, residents can contact the district's Community Service office at 617-343-4627. To report drug dealing, contact the District A-1 confidential drug line at 617-343-4879.

The Charlestown neighborhood police station can be reached at 617-343-4888. Public safety meetings are held there on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Kevin November 09, 2011 at 04:06 PM
As a Charlestown resident and taxpayer I always wonder how many of these violent acts, robberies or larceny incidents are actually solved - where perpetraters are charged and convicted. A recent experience where we had grills and several pots and chairs stolen from our building was treated with a single follow up from detectives, during which call it was suggested I should keep my eye out down the local tavern for anyone selling stolen goods. Of course I have no problem in doing this, but it would upset me greatly if that was the extent of work done to solve these crimes in our neighbourhood. Maybe there is a way we can get some good news on the achievements of poilce against these crimes so we can see where our tax dollars (and occasional parking fines) go.

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