Early on Sunday morning, Boston Police responded to a late night loud party call at the infamous 28 Fleet Street in the North End.

The following account was released by Boston Police, District A-1. This address is one of the most reported loud party addresses as reported at the North End Public Safety meetings (Nov 2012, Jul 2012, Dec 2011, Feb 2011, Feb 2010, Nov 2009).

At about 12:30am, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) received a call complaining about a loud party in the area of 28 Fleet Street. The complaint, which was received through Suffolk University’s loud party phone line, was not the first one received relative to the above mentioned address.

On arrival, officers could hear loud music coming from an apartment inside the above mentioned address. After gaining entry to the building, officers made their way to the noise producing apartment. Once there, officers announced their presence and began knocking on the door. Officers knocked on the door with no response for approximately twenty minutes.

After twenty minutes, the door suddenly opened and a female suspect yelled an obscenity at the officers before slamming the door shut on an officer’s shoulder. After slamming the door on the officer’s shoulder, the suspect attempted to flee the apartment. At one point, the suspect was heard to say, “I’m out of here, I‘m a proud American.” After a brief struggle, officers were able to subdue and apprehend the suspect. The suspect also stated that she wanted the officers to know her mother was an attorney.

Officers located approximately twenty five individuals, some of whom were hiding, in the apartment. Officers were informed by party-goers that the suspect instructed them to shut the lights off and not to open the door. Moreover, party-goers state that the suspect physically blocked the door so no one could leave the apartment.

Officers arrested Dominque Demar 21, of Colchester, CT and charged her with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (door) and Resisting Arrest.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. SO HER MOTHER IS A LAWYER !!! THAT MUST MEAN YOU COULD GET AWAY WITH MURDER ???? THIS IS THE VERY REASON I DON’T DO REAL ESTATE RENTALS ANYMORE !!!!!! THERE ARE REAL ESTATE COMPANIES THAT WILL PUT ANYONE IN THESE APTS. !!!!! AND LANDLORDS DON’T CARE THEY DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE THEY JUST COME IN ON THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH TO COLLECT THEIR RENT …..START FINING THE TENANTS AND THE LANDLORDS FOR THE GARBAGE MESS AND THE LOUD PARTIES $ 1,000.00 FOR EACH INCIDENT AND YOU WILL SEE HOW IT WILL ALL END !!!!

    BUT BOARD MEMBERS WON’T PASS THAT LAW BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT OWN THE BUILDINGS TO BEGAN WITH

  2. TIME FOR EVICTION NOTICE AND IT SHOULDN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF HER MOTHER IS THE
    ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE LANDLORD’S JOB IS
    TO GET RID OF HER.

  3. Dominque will be gone soon, but the landlord will simply take the next rent check from another entitled college student to fill up this unofficial dorm. Matt identified at least four years of violations reported by police, so how on earth does the city not hold the landlord accountable? Is there no enforcement at all in this city? Unbelievable.

  4. I’m not denying the reports or the reputation of this building but I will say that I have lived next to this building for 4 years and I have never heard a party or had a problem with loud people yelling at night or things of that matter. Of course it may be a totally different thing to be inside the actual building. Assuming that is the case then its on the association/landlord to evict the repeat offenders and maintain strict rules about who is qualified to rent apartments in the building.

    • Wow you’re lucky. Must not share a wall or a window into 28 Fleet’s courtyard. I have lived on Clark for 4 years. My bedroom windows back right up to their courtyards. They are consistently loud and obnoxious. They use the fire escapes to hang out and smoke or store trash. And when it’s warm, the courtyard is a party area. I wish the landlord was held accountable.

  5. Like the recent party at the Westin Hotel where students vomited and urinated in the lobby… No shame… A cop non the less.. No fear… No shame…

  6. Of course, this landlord has to be held responsible, and

    if he or she isn’t, let us get the city & state officials

    involved and let’s hit the landlord with a big fine and

    more fines, if neccessary. ANYONE WHO OWNS

    PROERTY SHOULD HAVE A NOTICE IN EACH OF

    THEIR BUILDINGS WITH RULES & REGULATIONS, POSTED IN THE BUILDING FOR ALL TENANTS TO
    SEE, JUST IN CASE THEY ALL GET AMNESIA ATTACKS,

    and when the Real Estate agent or whoever shows the

    Apt. they know what they are getting into & if they don’t

    like it, they just don’t take the apt. VERY SIMPLE.

  7. Does anyone know if they are actually required to open the door for the cops? This happened on my street a few months back as well. The cops just stood there for idiots for an hour knocking and no one came out despite the party going on. It seems like the cops would need a warrant to enter the apartment, so why are they opening the door?

  8. State Financial is the landlord and the super lives in the building and still it’s outta control and StateFi Owns hundreds of other apts That are out of control in the North End

  9. Apparently the mother isn’t a good attorney or else she would have taught her kids to be polite to law enforcement officers and then call an attorney.

  10. This is why we moved out of the North End. Landlords care more about the money then having working respectful families. The landlords should be receiving these late night phone calls and having their sleep disturbed………..

    • Anyone having any trouble just look up public records on line and get the owners name and get his/her phone number and start waking them up problem solved !!!

  11. I had the same problems a year ago across the hall from me every time they woke me up at 3am I called the cops and then I called and woke up the owner too !

    • Yes.. people can have parties but other people are entitled to the quiet enjoyment of THEIR homes and that means 11 PM according to Boston laws. Contrary to what you think: 1. The North End is not an extension of Suffolk University’s campus and 2. Not everyone who complains about the noise is old.

      The complete lack of respect shown by this young woman to the police and her neighbors is precisely the reason most people who are over the age of 25 think that students and fresh out of college kids are an obnoxious group of spoiled brats that should move back to the burbs with mummy and daddy.until they can start acting like responsible, respectful adults who are capable of living in a densely populated multi generational neighborhood.

      • I am not a student and would prefer less students in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, our “life long resident” landlords do not renovate their apartments to attract working professionals and attendant higher rents. So we are stuck with some students in the neighborhood.

        Believe me that I have been woken up on a Thursday night at 1 a.m. when some drunk people returned home from whichever out of neighborhood bar they were at — did I call the cops? No. It’s absurd. The neighborhood is incredibly densely populated and, naturally, therefore, be loud. People will be loud. Babies will be loud. Dogs will bark. This is the reality of city living.

  12. Assault and Battery with a door? So you say to a cop the party is not that loud and thanks for your input have a good night. You go to close the door and that cop puts his arm or shoulder out and you are assaulting him? Sounds more like Im a cop and your a kid so listen here. When the girl said have a goos night call my attorney P.S. it’s my mom. The cops took it to the next level.

    I was not there, but can add my own thoughts.

    So my question is:
    If you fine the landlord, or tenant. Who and how do they determine what is loud. Do these cops carry a decibel meter? I mean we have a alcohol limit and equipment that tests to ensure it is scientific. When the tenant violates the noise ordinance. Does a landlord that can’t get people evicted for not paying rent for 6 months. Then go to court and ask a judge to evict someone for a noise violation?

    Seems like either way the enforcement and laws that continue to have no boundaries and violate civil liberties will continue.

    Establish a decibel limit and equipe police with a device that measures it. Then we can have a discussion.

  13. I love living in the City and there isn’t a person on the
    face of this earth that is going to tell me that because I
    live in the City I have to be deprived of sleep because
    some DRUNKEN MISFIT is going back to their apt. and has
    no regard for his neighbors.

    I have lived in the City my entire life and I have never witnessed the crap that is going on now.

    I have traveled to many Major Cities in & out of this
    Country and have not been subjected to this wild
    behavior.

    Hit these MISFITS in the pocket with Big Fines, for
    Noise, Vandalism & whatever else they do.

    The No. End is a Great Neighborhood, it is these FLY BY
    NITE TENANTS who consider the No. End just a PIT STOP
    in their lives and have no respect for people or property,
    THANKS TO THE ABSENTEE LANDLORDS.

    LET’S RAISE THE FINES, AND YOU WILL SEE A BIG
    CHANGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Let’s start by
    making the 1st Fine $1,000. and then higher if the same
    Problem still exists. People only get away with what you
    allow them to get away with, it is as SIMPLE AS THAT.

  14. Bad behavior often is a reflection of “upbringing” and ignorance. Temporary residents–both students and other people in every age group–should respect the norms of the neighborhood in which they have chosen to live. It seems that those who do not understand this are socially stunted and out of place in any city. Those individuals ( a very small part of the “big picture”) should live somewhere else.

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