Victims are being called or texted claiming a family member or loved one is being held captive and will be harmed until a ransom is paid.
All three victims were approached from behind, with two victims being assaulted while attempting to enter their residence.
These 10 Boston areas have been identified for intense Boston Police enforcement, quality of life and services focus.
Police & Fire
Handwritten cards from children across the country, thank you letter from organizations, balloons and more, decorate the entrance way to Boston Police Headquarters for their hard work during the Boston Marathon bombings and investigation.
The Boston Police Foundation donated $83K to purchase iPhones and iPads for police officers in the field.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said there will be more uniformed Boston Police officers around schools the next couple of days – even though there is no connection to Boston in today's tragic shooting in Connecticut.
In a split-second while driving with a friend, Rush saw a suspect steal a cell phone, and then chased the man until he dropped the phone.
You may hear simulated gunfire on Saturday as part of an emergency organizations 24-hour public safety exercise.
Government, Police & Fire
Two fire engines no longer needed by the Boston Fire Department will help the city of Cap-Haitien in Haiti.
Government, Public Safety
The Boston City Council mulled a plan to create a volunteer registry of autistic residents, which first responders could use to help rescue special needs residents during a fire.
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