Saturday, December 15, 2012
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.
There will be more uniformed Boston Police officers patrolling in and around Boston schools the next coming days in response to Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Boston Police Commissioner posted the following statement on BPDnews.com: "Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims and the families of those affected by the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. I have been in touch with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and the Chief of the Transit Police. Although there is no connection to the Boston area, the shooting is disturbing. Accordingly, we will be increasing uniformed police patrols in and around schools over the next several days." Dr. Carol Johnson, superintendent of Boston Public Schools, said that staff …
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 …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
At least four people were stabbing within minutes of each other on Tremont Street and Mass Ave.
Updated at 5:09 p.m. A statement from the District Attorney's Office confirms "investigators believe that the individuals involved in this afternoon’s multiple stabbing downtown are known to one another and that at least some of those individuals had a connection to a case in Suffolk Superior Court." The D.A. will not identify the case to the protect the court proceedings. A homicide prosecutor has been assigned and was at the scene, and is in close contact with police, the statement said. Updated at 4:36 p.m. The four victims were coming back from superior court on a separate case when the stabbings broke out. Police say they all know each other and it was part of the same incident, but did not know the motive for the violence. An …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Capt. Tom Lee officially took over for Capt. Bernard O'Rourke this month.
Beacon Hill’s new police captain may not be from the collection of neighborhoods known as Area A-1, but his 30 years of experience with the department have taken him to every neighborhood in the city. Captain Tom Lee has had “a number of jobs” while wearing his uniform, ranging form working the front desk as a cadet to commanding the city’s SWAT team. And as a detective with the city’s drug control unit, he said, he made more than 1,000 arrests. This is Lee's first time assigned to District A-1 although he has worked on Beacon Hill while assigned as commander of the Motorcycle Unit and participated in Operation Crosswalk and other enforcement activity directed at pedestrian and bicycle safety. "I’m looking forward to working with the …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
After being hacked last Friday, BPDNews.com came back online at about 2 a.m. this morning.
With rapper KRS-One’s now all-too-familiar “Sound of Da Police” music video intermittently popping up, Boston Police officers satirically discuss the “emotional trauma” they felt after the police department’s website, BPDNews.com,was hacked last Friday, in a light-hearted, video comeback of sorts at the hacking group “Anonymous.” “Normally, I sleep pretty well, but since the site went down, I haven’t slept a wink,” one officer says with a straight face in the YouTube video that was posted on the department’s Facebook page at 11 p.m. Wednesday. Another officer claims to have heard news of the hacking at – where else – Dunkin’ Donuts. A serious-voiced narrator also chimes in: “In the days after the hacking, fans of the page struggled to make…
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, February 1, 2012
Valets should be given more training, power, Consalvo said.
City Councilor Robert Consalvo wants valets to truly become “the last line of defense” when it comes to relevant instances of drunken driving in Boston. The District 5 councilor said at Wednesday’s Boston City Council meeting that he wants the city to work with valet companies to implement a plan that would better train valets to identify drunk drivers and give them the power to withhold a suspected drunk driver’s keys and vehicle for a designated period of time. “The ultimate goal is not to be punitive,” Consalvo told his fellow councilors, “ … it’s to keep drunk drivers off the road.” Consalvo’s proposal will go on to the council’s Committee on Public Safety. Consalvo said he’s not trying to vilify Boston’s valets now, he just saw an …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Anyone with any info about the incident at 11:50 a.m. by 285 Huntington Ave. is asked to contact police.
Police are searching for six suspects from a Northeastern University surveillance video that shows them assaulting a woman from behind, forcefully throwing her to the ground and punching and kicking her in a attempt to take her purse. The incident occurred Monday at about 11:50 a.m. in the area of 285 Huntington Ave. The victim, who has not made herself known to officers, was able to retain her bag. Boston Police detectives are seeking to identify both the victim and the suspects portrayed in the video. Anyone with information, please call detectives at (617) 343-5619 or send an anonymous tip by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Before a possibly busy night, police watch the Bruins play the Canucks in the first period of Game 7 at The Federal, on Cambridge Street.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Police say one man is responsible for 11 recent church break-ins, including churches in the North End and Downtown Crossing.
At a time of year when many of Boston's Christians are celebrating their faith and emptying their pockets for those in need, police say one man took advantage of all that holiday generosity by attempting to pillage area churches no less than 11 times. Boston Police said Monday that officers have arrested Richard Shriner, 44, of Boston, in connection with 11 incidents of breaking and entering or robbing Boston churches, including chuches in the North End and Downtown Crossing. Shriner is charged with nine counts of breaking and entering, one count of larceny and one count of attempted breaking and entering. Police accuse Shriner of breaking into St. Anthony's Shrine, a Catholic church at 100 Arch St., on three separate occasions -- once …