Friday, November 16, 2012
Officers said that finding the rapist is a top priority and they offered tips on keeping safe.
After a series of disturbing crimes on Beacon Hill over the past month, most frighteningly the home invasion and rape of a woman last weekend, nearly 70 people turned out Thursday night to hear police officers discuss the cases and give tips on how to keep safe. “When stuff like this happens it kind of makes everyone afraid,” Capt. Tom Lee, commander of the downtown district, told the crowd. "But we don’t want to frighten everybody. This is a very safe neighborhood." The sexual assault has shaken the sense of security for many on the Hill. The crime happened around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 as the woman was walking home. She saw the man but didn't think he was a threat, Lee said. He followed her home, flashed what looked like a knife, robbed …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Police news from Beacon Hill, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
A man was attacked on Myrtle Street after asking someone to pick up after his dog. According to police reports, the victim told police that he confronted the dog owner and asked him to pick up the mess the dog had just left on the sidewalk at 79 Myrtle St. The dog owner responded by striking the victim on the side of his head, knocking off his glasses, reports state. The victim took a photo of the dog and the owner, and followed them to Cambridge and Joy streets as he called police, around 5:35 p.m. Police were unable to find the suspect. Friday, Aug. 31 Saturday, Sept. 1 Sunday, Sept. 2
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Police news on and around Beacon Hill, Aug. 27-30.
An Anderson Street man reported to police that just after 2 a.m. Monday he was robbed at knifepoint by three unknown men just outside his apartment. The men took his iPhone and $10 in cash before fleeing in a silver Hyundai that was parked at Anderson and Cambridge streets, according to reports. Police are investigating Monday, Aug. 27 Tuesday, Aug. 28 Wednesday, Aug. 29 Thursday, Aug. 30
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Police news from Beacon Hill, Aug. 23 to 26.
As a CVS employee stood outside the store, at 191 Cambridge St., Thursday night taking a smoke break, a stranger came up to him and started to choke him. The assailant then went inside the store and began running around, knocking items off shelves and assaulting customers, according to police reports. The supervisor at CVS called police at 10:30 p.m. The man had fled the scene and police were unable to find him, reports state. The employee who was assaulted declined medical attention. Police are investigating. Thursday, Aug. 23 Friday, Aug. 24 Saturday, Aug. 25 Sunday, Aug. 26
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The man a Boston police officer shot and killed Tuesday was inside the house on Canterbury St. in Roslindale when four people were shot outside early Sunday morning on Aug. 12.
The man a Boston police officer shot and killed Tuesday night when he pulled a gun during a traffic stop on Dartmouth Street may have been involved in the quadruple shooting last week in Roslindale. "That's certainly something we're investigating," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis today during a press conference. Police have not released the name of the suspect who was shot, but friends have identified him as 26-year-old Burrell Ramsey. Police pulled Ramsey over around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, they said. That's when Ramsey pulled out a gun and began to flee, refusing to put down the weapon, police said. Ramsey ran down Dartmouth Street towards Columbus Street, police said. Two officers pursued him and one of them fired a shot…
The fatal officer-involved shooting is still under investigation.
Boston police and a prosecutor are investigating whether to bring charges against a police officer who shot and killed a suspect on Dartmouth Street Tuesday, according to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office. "Working with members of the BPD Firearms Discharge Investigation Team, a senior prosecutor will review the facts and circumstances to determine whether charges are warranted; that process began at the scene yesterday, continued through the night, and is ongoing this morning," said Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Wark said the deceased’s identity will be released, likely by Boston Police, after family notifications have been made. The incident occured around 5:45 on Tuesday night, when …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Police activity on and around Beacon Hill, Aug. 16-19.
A man reported to police Friday around 3:45 p.m. that his bright blue motorcycle, which he had parked on Phillips Street near Grove Street at 10:30 p.m. the night before, had been stolen. Thursday, Aug. 16 Friday, Aug. 17 Saturday, Aug. 18 Sunday, Aug. 19
Monday, August 20, 2012
Have you seen any of these people? They are among the most-sought by Boston Police for violent crimes, gang ties or recurrent property crimes.
Boston Police have updated their list of "Most Wanted" persons. They added three people since the previous week. New on the list is Dason Alves, wanted for felony breaking and entering. Last summer Boston Police arrested a man by the same name under colorful circumstances — he was in a bush unsuccessfully hiding from a police dog. If you have information about any of the persons at the link, Boston Police ask that you call 1-800-494-TIPS. Photos of the persons, and descriptions of their alleged crimes, are attached to this post.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Police news from Beacon Hill, Aug. 14-16.
A postal worker was robbed while on the job on Beacon Hill Wednesday. At 5:34 p.m. police responded to 21 Bowdoin St. for a report of alarceny in progress. The victim, a postal worker, said that while she was on her rounds she was approached by a tall young man who pushed her in the chest and grabbed her iPhone. Police searched the area to no avail. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Wednesday, Aug. 15 Thursday, Aug. 16
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
James Ferguson will be charged in U.S. District Court on one count of armed robbery.
The man police say used a pellet gun to rob Cambridge Trust Company in June was indicted in federal court Tuesday. James Ferguson will face one count of armed bank robbery for the role prosecutors say he played in the June 28 robbery. According to police reports at the time, Ferguson entered the bank and wearing a clear mask with a black line near the mouth and carrying a black gun. He approached a teller and ordered him to over over money. The teller complied, then Ferguson said he wanted the teller to open the vault doors, which the teller did, according to reports. The robbery took about 10 minutes, and the indictment indicates that Ferguson left the bank with $63, 616. But the money didn't stay in his possession long. An officer …