Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department.
An unknown person opened fire on Archdale Road on Tuesday night. Boston Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 80 Archdale Road at about 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. A witness told officers that they heard several gunshots near by. Officers found shell casings inside the hallway of 80 Archdale Road and in the parking lot. Officers found rounds in three motor vehicles. One car had a round go through the windshield. Another car had four bullets in it. While on the scene, officers were flagged down by the occupants of the third vehicle, who stated that they had been shot at in front of the apartment building at 80 Archdale Road. Officers discovered a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear door. No injuries were …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following information is provided by the Boston Police Department.
No one was hurt in an accident on the VFW Parkway after a Boston Police detective rearended another vehicle after needing to stop short. On Nov. 30 around 4:50 p.m., a Boston Police Drug Control Unit detective was approaching the Baker Street and VFW Parkway intersection when the driver of a 2013 Jeep Wrangler came to an abrupt stop. Sign up for your daily West Roxbury Patch newsletter The detective said he did not have the opportunity to stop in time, hitting the jeep, according to a Boston Police report. After identifying himself as BPD detective the two drivers examined the damages. The detective told the other driver it was procedure to notify operations and conduct an investigation, as well as photograph the damages. The driver said…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Vest was recognized for his service to Boston by the Gay Officers Action League of New England.
A West Roxbury resident and Boston Police officer was honored recently for his work for the city by the Gay Officers Action League of NE. BPD Commish Ed Davis and Mayor Thomas Menino honored BPD Officer Charles Vest, a resident of West Roxbury, with the GOAL New England Founders Award in recognition of his service to the City of Boston, according to a press release. GOAL was formed in 1991 by Police Officer Preston Horton, who is currently with the MBTA Police in Boston. GOAL was based upon the principles of being a social and community organization comprised of present and former criminal justice system employees. It works as a support group for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender sworn law enforcement officers as well as civilian…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A Charlestown man was arrested on Friday for possession of child pornography.
James Mansfield, 47 of Charlestown was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of child pornography. According to BPD News, his arrest came after an Internet investigation revealed Mansfield was actively engaging in graphically sexual chats and exchanging photographs of boys in various stages of undress. Boston Police executed a search warrant at Mansfield’s home and discovered evidence on his personal computer. Mansfield was placed on Administrative leave effective immediately from his executive assistant position in the Boston Transportation Department. Mansfield had worked for the City since September of 1984. Mayor Menino released this statement in reaction to these charges: "It deeply saddens me that anyone could endanger any …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Parkway resident heard the accident happen, then called 911.
An eyewitness to a Mondy morning car crash said the incident happened just after a "long line" of police cars came down the Parkway. The accident involved a Boston police officer responding to a West Roxbury incident and another motorist driving a Volvo station wagon. Ariel Blanchard was eating breakfast with a friend when they saw a line of police cars streaming down the Parkway. Blanchard lives near the intersection of VFW Parkway and Lagrange Street. After seeing the cop cars race through, there was a loud bang, according to Blanchard. "Within seconds," a fire truck was at the scene, and Blanchard went to call 911. More West Roxbury Patch coverage: PHOTOS: Police Officer Injured in Wreck at VFW and LaGrange Sign up for breaking news …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
An out-of-control pickup truck collided with a parked car, pushing both into Energy Credit Union.
A bizarre car crash on Spring Street near Baker Street sent one elderly man to the hospital about 10 a.m. after the pickup truck he was operating struck a parked vehicle pushing both onto the sidewalk and structure at the Energy Credit Union located at 156 Spring Street. Witnesses said the elderly male, operating a red Dodge pickup truck, exited the Dunkin Donuts on the opposite side of Spring Street, spun and struck the unoccupied Honda while in reverse. The vehicles ended up on the sidewalk and though they struck the building, only the two vehicles suffered extensive damage. Boston EMS evaluated the operator of the truck before taking him to Faulkner Hospital with what appears to be non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were towed…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Man said he had locked the locker, but after leaving the Y he realized his money was missing.
A man who told police that $400 had been taken from his wallet Monday at the West Roxbury YMCA said the locker his wallet had sat inside was locked, police reports say. Whether it was broken into or the man simply forgot to double-check, it didn't stay that way. The man realized later in the day that the cash had been taken and reported the theft to police at the District E-5 station. Nothing else was taken from the wallet, the man told police. The man reported the missing money in the middle of the afternoon, indicating the money was taken during daylight. The man noticed it was gone when attempting to pay for something after leaving the Y, according to the report.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Police had heard surrounding area was popular for street-level drug deals.
Having heard that the area around Washington and Grouse streets was a popular spot for street-level drug deals, District E-5 Police went fishing, and they got a bite. Police arrested and charged Robert Allen, of 26 Pheasant St., with possession of drugs, Class A on Tuesday. According to police reports, Allen was carrying heroin and a hypodermic needle. Acting on observations of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit, two officers were surveilling the area around Grouse and Washington streets when they witnessed Allen walking the street and making several phone calls. Allen, the report reads, "appeared unsteady on his feet" and "disheveled" in appearance. After receiving a final phone call, police saw Allen jog to an unknown Hispanic man, from…
Friday, February 3, 2012
The online group "Anonymous" claimed responsibility for hijacking the site BPDnews.com, which provides information about the police and crimes.
UPDATE: As of 6:00 p.m. Friday, the URL BPDnews.com is routing to the Boston Police Facebook page. ~~~~~ The online protest group "Anonymous" is claiming responsibility for hacking the website of the Boston Police Department. BPDnews.com provides information about the police and news about crimes in Boston neighborhoods. The hackers say in a message on the hacked site "ANONYMOUS HACKS POLICE WEBSITE IN RETALIATION FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AT OWS." The hackers put a video of KRS-One's "Sound of Da Police" on the BPDnews.com homepage. The song compares police officers to plantation overseers during slavery. Here is a link to the Google cache of the site as it looked during the attack. (Hat tip to Universal Hub's Twitter feed for that live link…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Jonathan Holcomb was arrested Monday night on Appleton Street. The following information is from the BPD, and charges do not indicate a conviction.
A 34-year-old West Roxbury man allegedly threatened to assault Boston Police officers Monday night on Appleton Street after they placed him under arrest for breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. Jonathan Holcomb was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. He was charged with entering a motor vehicle and being in possession of burglarious tools. According to a witness, Holcomb used an item to break a motor vehicle’s window on Appleton Street. He then rummaged through the vehicle and fled on foot toward Berkeley Street, the witness told police. Officers located Holcomb, who they said they recognized from similar incidents in the past, on Appleton Street shortly after speaking with the witness. They later found a metal spark plug on …