Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Crime is down all over the city this year versus the same period in 2011.
Crime has declined across Boston so far in 2012, but nowhere has it declined as much as it has in Charlestown, according to data released by the Boston Police Department this week. Meanwhile in the Parkway, District E-5, serving West Roxbury and Roslindale, has reported fewer crimes, too, compared to the same time last year. Looking at the attached charts, District E-5 is noticeably one of the safer districts throughout Boston. The town’s crime rate has dropped a hearty 20 percent when comparing Jan. 1 though Aug. 19, 2011, to Jan. 1 through Aug. 19, 2012. That’s nearly three-times the 7 percent decline in crime the city has seen for the same period. City-wide, only one district—the downtown A-1 district—saw an increase in crime. …
Monday, July 23, 2012
A Carol Circle home was broken into overnight while residents were out. Boston Police believed they found a possible footprint and fingerprints at the scene of the crime.
A Carol Circle home was broken into, and ransacked of clothing including a lady's fur-lined leather jacket, dresses and a man's suit. Police spoke with the victims on July 19, who said they were out of the house between 9:30 p.m. on July 18 and 8 a.m. on July 19, and when they got home they found their home was robbed. The victims said one lady's fur-lined leather jacket, four or more women's dresses, one man's business suit - including the the shirt, tie, coat and pants, and one women's long winter wool coat were taken. The victims approximated the items to be valued at $1000 to $2,000, according to a Boston Police report. Officers saw signs for forced entry to two backdoor entrances, including a scratched door frame, cracking to the …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Victim's Toyota Highlander was broken into while parked in owner's driveway.
A Running Brook Road resident reported to District E-5 Police that her vehicle was broken into while parked in the driveway and several items were stolen. The victim told police that her 2002 Toyota Highlander was parked in her driveway from Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. until the following morning at 11 a.m. when she discovered it broken into, according to a Boston Police Department report. The victim said her wallet and iPhone were stolen. The victim was advised to contact her credit card companies and the RMV, and not to leave bags in her vehicle in the future.
VFW Parkway McDonald's vandalized after hours.
A McDonald's employee told District E-5 Police that the drive-thru speaker was vandalized during the early hours of February 25th. The employee told police other employees closed the business at 1 a.m. and the speaker had been working fine. By 6 a.m. the speaker was vandalized with sevearl parts broken off, according to a Boston Police report. The employee told police that the business, located at 1650 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, was scheduled to install cameras outside, but had been unable to do so due to recent weather conditions.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Suspect was known to Boston Police officer for having currently having a suspended driver's license. The following information is from the Boston Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
From previous interactions, a Boston Police officer knew a West Roxbury man currently had his driver's license suspended, which led to the man being arrested. On Feb. 12 around 2:41 p.m., Jeffrey Portanova, of 50 Chesbrough St. #1, West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, attaching number plates to a vehicle and resisting arrest, according to a Boston Police report. The officer saw the suspect driving around 75 Spring St., and knew the suspect had a suspended license. After stopping the vehicle, officers approached the vehicle and had the driver get out of the vehicle and stand by the rear driver's side. The suspect was told he was under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The following information is from police departments in Patch towns. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
What's happened from West Roxbury to the Vineyard this week in police action? There's a drugs, dogs and an upset Patriots fan this week (good job to those who were upset about the Super Bowl loss and didn't cause a disturbance - didn't take much, did it?) Dogs given death sentence on the Vineyard. Bloody bar fight at Corrib Pub in West Roxbury. Deaf owner’s barking dogs disturb neighbors in West Roxbury. Alleged drug kingpin busted in Falmouth held without bail. An unhappy Patriot’s fan causes a disturbance in Milton. Canton Police respond to unwanted persons on Randolph Street and at Blue Hills. Burglary spree in Hingham. Superbowl Sunday in Braintree police incidents. Drunk driving and assault and battery dominate Plymouth log. …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The suspect showed a gun, struggled with an employee and took money from the register. The employee suffered a minor injury. The following information is from the BPD. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Tedeschi convenience store on Spring Street was robbed early this morning by a gun-toting assailant, who made off with some register money. Around 5:13 a.m., District E-5 police were called to 7 Spring St., and upon arrival an employee of the store said the robber brandished a firearm and demanded all of the money from the register. The employee said the suspect went around the counter, struggled with the employee knocking him to the ground, and then took an unknown about of money from the register, according to BPDNews.com. The employee suffered a minor injury, but declined any medical treatment. The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20s 6-feet tall, thin build, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The employee said the …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Please don't spray paint words on places you're not supposed to spray paints words. The following information is from the BPD. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A DeSoto Road home owner reported to Boston Police that someone spraypainted the word "Bitch" on her property's front steps on Feb 4. A tenant of the property informed the homeowner she saw the word spraypainted in black graffiti on Feb. 4, and the owner reported it the following day. The tenant told police she has lived at the location for three years and has no known problems with anyone in the neighborhood or work, according to a Boston Police report.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A BPD officer spoke with the victim, who was unable to provide much on the suspect who hit him with a glass. The following information is from the BPD. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A bloody man was uncooperative with Boston Police after allegedly being hit with a glass in the bathroom by another suspect at the Corrib Pub on Monday night. A Boston police officer on duty was alerted to a disturbance at the other end of the bar around 2:01 a.m. on Feb. 6. The officer found the victim, a man about 6-feet 2-inches tall, bleeding from a cut on his forehead, according to a Boston police report. The man spoke with slurred speech and was uncooperative. He told the officer a suspect about his own height struck him in the head with a glass while in the bathroom. He could not provide any more information to the officer. During the conversation the suspect moved his hand that was covered in blood and motioned toward the officer…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Brookline Police initially stopped stolen vehicle on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, and Boston Police arrested suspect. The following information is from the BPD, and an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.
Boston Police arrested a Dedham man, who was seemingly living out of U-Haul that he had not returned. Boston District E-5 Police arrested Richard Pavidis, of 7 Ware St., Dedham, on Jan. 28 around 7:51 a.m. at 944 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, and charged him with using a motor vehicle without authority. A U-Haul employee on scene, who called 911 after seeing the stolen vehicle told police the vehicle was two months overdue, and Pavidis had not returned the previously-leased vehicle. The suspect allegedly told police he intended to return the vehicle. But officers observed the suspect was "clearly using the vehicle as his residence." Officers saw clothing, shoes, food, personal hygiene products, as well as various personal possessions in the…