Police & Fire

Boston Police Speak With Residents About Neighborhood Crime at North End Public Safety Meeting

Sgt. Thomas Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle spoke with residents this week at the December North End Public Safety Meeting. The final meeting of 2013 brought some positive news in terms of crimes and crime statistics. The number of serious crimes continues to decrease in the North End. In November, only 16 “Part I” (serious) crimes were reported compared to 24 in November 2012. Quality of life complaints were also significantly down in November with only 5 loud party calls in the last 30 days.

Office Teddy Boyle (Left) and Sgt. Thomas Lema
Office Teddy Boyle (Left) and Sgt. Thomas Lema talk crime at the North End Public Safety Meeting (Photo: Conor Finley)

Crime statistics and incidents over the last 30 days:

No homicides or sexual assaults

Robberies: 287 Hanover Street, Santander Bank. A male suspect was identified and is in custody.

Aggravated Assaults: 3 Reported
11/9 Cross Street
11/21 Cooper Street
11/30 4:40pm Corner of Cross and Endicott: Road rage – a man pulled a baseball bat hit and hit a driver through the passenger side windows. A warrant is out for his arrest.

Breaking & Entering
11/15 7:05pm – 29 North Margin, individual caught red handed, 21 years old
11/22 Foster Court, forced open front door and stole a MacBook computer and Ralph Lauren handbag
11/28-12/1, apartment on 259 Hanover broken into, stolen jewelry, laptop and passport

Larceny: 7 reports of larceny in total.

Motor Vehicle Larcenies
Hull Street – 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee was broken into, GPS, bedding linens, leather goods and sunglasses were stolen.
145 Commercial Street – 1990 Cadillac Seville, compact disks (CD’s) stolen from the car while parked.

Five calls for loud parties in the last 30 days.
One loud party on 95 North Washington Street – At 10:56 pm, young professionals caught throwing beer bottles out of windows. They were summoned to court.

No graffiti to report and 9 motor vehicles towed.

Community public safety inquires can be emailed to Sgt. Lema at: LemaT.bpd@cityofboston.gov