Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Boston Police are investigating an incident that occurred in Charlestown at around 10:18 p.m. Tuesday night.
Boston Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Monument Street that occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Police received a call at around 10:18 p.m. reporting that a person had been shot in the area of 92 Monument St. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a black male lying on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound, a BPD public information officer said Wednesday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was available about either the victim or the person or persons who may have shot him. The BPD spokesperson said it would likely be a day or two before the victim’s name is officially released. Anyone who may have information about this case is encouraged to call the Boston…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The incident was reported at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
UPDATE 8:52 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 A man shot on Monument Street late Tuesday night has apparently died, according to reports from the Boston Globe and other sources. Patch will confirm this information with police as soon as possible. ORIGINAL POST Boston Police responded to the area of 85 Monument St. in Charlestown Tuesday night, at around 10:30 p.m., for the report of shots fired, a department spokesman said. No information was available yet about whether anyone was injured or whether a suspect or suspects were in custody. At least one Twitter user was reporting from the police scanner that a man had been shot in the chest and stomach, but the BPD spokesman could not confirm that as of 10:45 p.m. Charlestown Patch will have more on the…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Watch tonight at 6:30 p.m. on BNN-TV.
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Thursday, April 25
Two members of the Boston Police Department will speak about their experiences in the week following the Boston Marathon bombing as well as neighborhood crime, community partnerships and other topics during this week's "Charlestown Live" program on BNN-TV. Host Kathy Giordano will speak with guests BPD Captain Tom Lee and Sgt. Tom Lema of Area A-1, which includes Charlestown and downtown Boston. Lee and Lema will discuss their Boston Marathon experiences as well as Community Service Partnerships, crime in the neighborhood, local schools and upcoming events including the police station's annual open house, "Touch A Truck" Day, the Little League cookout and Charlestown Against Drugs events. The show can be viewed live on Thursday, April 25 …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the fund organized by Boston's Fire, Police, EMS organizations.
The Boston First Responders Fund has been established by our city's first responders to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. "(The Boston Marathon) was a sad day for the city of Boston, our state and our nation,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, via press release. “(Patriots' Day) we cared for the victims and today we want to take care of them moving forward. To the families of the victims of (Monday's) tragedy, we can never bring your loved ones back or take away the injuries you sustained from this attack. This fund is one way to hopefully provide comfort in your time of need.” Richie Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, said 100 percent of donations will go …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Boston Police officers featured on the show dish about the job and what it's like working with Donnie Wahlberg.
Two of the Boston Police Department officers featured on TNT's "Boston's Finest" reality show executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg spoke about having cameras following them, being on television, charity work and the New Kids on the Block. Ryan Mason, 34, from West Roxbury, and Skye Robinson, 32, from Roxbury, met up with Patch at Boston Police Headquarters at the same time. Patch: What unit are you in? Mason: Fugitive Unit—citywide. I started in BPD in 2005, and started in the Fugitive Unit in 2010, before that I was in District 4 and B-3. Robinson: I’m in the Youth Violence Strike Force. On the show it’s referred to as the gang unit. I started on BPD in 2006 in C-11 (Dorchester), and started in 2010 with the Youth Violence unit. Patch: …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of police activity in the neighborhood.
These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department and took place between Feb. 19 and 25 within Charlestown's District A-15. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction. Jewelry, Safes Stolen in House Breaks Several pieces of jewelry and a lock box were stolen from a home on Brighton Street on Thursday, Feb. 21. The homeowner told police he left home at around 7 a.m. and returned at around 5 p.m. to find the front door ajar. Inside, he found that numerous jewelry containers had been spread out across the bed. A gray lock box and various pieces of jewelry were reported missing. A safe and several pieces of jewelry were also reported stolen from a home on Bunker Hill Street on Saturday, Feb. 23. Police were called to the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Boston Police are investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in which the victim's cell phone and wallet were stolen.
Boston Police are looking for two suspects after one of them allegedly bit a woman before taking off with her cell phone and wallet on Tuesday afternoon. The victim, a woman in her 20s, told police she was walking on Green Street near High Street in Charlestown at around 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 when she was approached by two men who asked her for a cigarette. The woman was about to give the man a cigarette when he reportedly grabbed her cell phone, wallet and a Walgreens bag from her hands, then bit her left arm. A second suspect then yelled "Just grab the cell phone!," according to reports. "A witness in the area attempted to grab the suspects to no avail. Both suspects fled the area on foot," according to Boston Police. "Officers …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The donated vehicle will be used by detectives to catch car thieves.
Apparently, catching car thieves and fishing are more similar than you think. Thanks to a donation to the Boston Police Department, detectives will now be using a special kind of "bait"—a 2000 Honda Civic—to catch car thieves in the city. The choice of a 2000 Honda Civic was deliberate, as this vehicle type is listed as the most stolen car in Massachusetts. In Boston in 2012, 1,575 cars were reported stolen, according to the Boston Police Department, with 40 thefts reported in Charlestown's A-15 district. The car was a donation from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which lists the 1998 Honda Civic as the most stolen vehicle in Massachusetts, according to the most recent statistics. "The 2000 Honda Civic is used as bait for car …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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 …