Captain Ken Fong from District A-1, Sgt. James Chin and Officer Teddy Boyle of the Boston Police were on hand for what NEWNC’s Public Safety Chair David Marx said was the “quickest and easiest meeting in the several years that I have been attending.” Based on the statistics from the past month, it is hard to disagree with Marx’s statement. It was certainly a “very quiet month,” said Captain Ken Fong, who had only a few incidents to cover. Besides parking violations, there was only 1 arrest and 2 loud party calls that were handled by officers with ease.
On March 15th, 2:30am, at the corner of Prince and Salem Streets, a male was arrested for banging on the sign for Bova’s Bakery. When police arrived, the man would not comply with the officers and then proceeded to ask the officer if he would like a marijuana joint? The man was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and bribery.
At 416 Hanover Street on March 28th, 12:00am, a loud party noise complaint led officers to find 10 guests in the apartment, all being young professionals. All were compliant and proceeded to leave upon request from BPD.
On March 28th at 12:00am, a loud party noise complaint led officers to 92 Endicott Street where they found students from Emerson College. All were of the legal drinking age and the party was shut down with cooperation from the residents.
In terms of parking in the past month, there were:
347 parking tickets
157 motor vehicle violations
10 towed motor vehicles
Almost 350 parking tickets in the past month? BPD wants to remind people that street sweeping is back and residents should take time to carefully read each sign for scheduled days and times.
Officer Teddy Boyle hopes everything keeps quiet as police get ready for Spring and Summer after a quiet winter. Looking forward, Officer Boyle spoke on his involvement with kids at N.E.A.D and little league.
A general discussion ensued with attendees at the meeting regarding the new proposal by the Mayor to raise parking ticket prices in order to increase revenue for the city of Boston.
Public Safety Committee Chairman David Marx will be changing the time of the monthly public safety meetings from the usual 6:30pm to 6:00pm, starting with the next meeting on May 7, 2015. All are welcome to discuss issues with the police at these meetings.
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