The monthly North End Public Safety Committee meeting was held on November 6, 2014, led by Chair David Marx of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Reviewing the latest police statistics and incidents were Boston Police District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong, Sergeant James Chin and Officer Teddy Boyle. Also attending from Boston Police were Officers Roy Garber and Jenna Cullity that work directly in the North End.
(00:00 in video) Welcome by David Marx, NEWNC Public Safety Committee Chair
(01:20) Sexual Assault and Arrest – Capt. Fong recounted the sequence of events that led to the suspect’s arrest. The female victim was walking home around 3 am on Saturday when she noticed an unknown man walking behind her in the area of Tileston and Wiggin Streets. A brief conversation ensued when she turned to acknowledge him. The man assaulted her inappropriately and she defended herself by striking him in the head and groin, at which point the man fled on foot. Using surveillance tapes from the area, Boston Police District A-1 officers recognized the man from an earlier incident that night when he appeared intoxicated. Through information in a Field Interview and Observation report, detectives located the suspect at his home in Fall River later on Saturday night. The suspect does not appear to match the description of the suspect in another sexual assault in the North End earlier this year.
(07:35) Breaking and Entering on Margaret Street – Victim reported 2 laptops were stolen. No visible signs of forced entry.
(08:15) Auto Theft – At 415 Hanover St., a Lexus left running on the street was stolen.
(08:50) Purse stolen at Goody Glovers – Using “Find My iPhone” app, victim identified her purse was in another bag owned by the bartender at Goody Glover’s. See the video and police blotter for more details.
(10:15) There were 5 North End arrests in the last 30 days.
- October 13 4pm, 464 Hanover St. (7-Eleven) – 49 year old homeless man became violent, broke glass of the store and was arrested.
- Sexual assault arrest (see above)
- October 22 10:15 am, 219 Hanover St. (CVS), theft of vitamins. Store’s security officer detained individual who was later arrested by police.
- October 27, 4:15 pm, 113 Endicott St. – Two individuals were struck by a mirror of motor vehicle. Suspect was identified later by DEA agents and arrested.
- November 1, 9:27 am, 18 Cooper St. – Suspect carrying 2 buckets with large amounts of stolen household items from CVS store was arrested.
(13:30) Discussion of increasing larcenies in the neighborhood. Police gave tips regarding having packages being left in residences.
(17:55) Officer Jenna Cullity discussed neighborhood patrolling during the night shift (midnight to 7:30 am) in the North End. Residents noted street noise and loud party disruptions in the early morning hours.
The monthly North End Public Safety meeting is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm, at the Nazzaro Community Center. The next meeting will be on December 4th. All are welcome to attend to discuss issues with the Boston Police, District A-1.