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Public Safety Meeting: Late Night Fights Result in Arrests

The January 2015 Public Safety Meeting was short with not many crime incidents reported during the last several weeks. Police noted that college students are due back next week and the Suffolk University party car will start patrolling during weekend nights.

Two arrests for assault & battery were made following late night fighting incidents at Caffe Pompei, 280 Hanover Street. On December 14th, at 2:33 a.m. there were several males fighting in the restaurant causing damage. After fleeing, police later found two males on Snow Hill Street and arrested them. The second incident occurred on January 3rd at 3:10 a.m. between a suspect and his friends. A disruptive customer from South Boston was asked to leave and punched out a window. Employees held the man until police arrived and made the arrest.

Caffe Pompei is one of the few restaurants open past 2 a.m. in the North End. Last week, Mayor Walsh announced that he is continuing to push state legislators to allow more restaurants and bars open to 4 a.m. with alcohol licenses.

There were three other arrests made recently, including a warrant violation, property destruction and forgery. Six larceny incidents were reported including the removal of the sign at the Paul Revere House. Other incidents included the theft of packages left outside doors. Police recommend having packages delivered to someone at home or to work addresses to avoid them being left out in the open.

A robbery incident occurred on December 16th where a female victim on Hanover Street said she was punched in the face by a female suspect who stole her iPhone. A North Street break-in was also reported while a resident was on vacation. A laptop and other valuables were taken. Separately, there was one car theft reported where keys were left in a car.

NEWNC Public Safety Committee Chair, David Marx, expressed concern regarding the Everett casino project and its impact on the neighborhood.

BPD District A-1 recently received a visit from 35 Eliot School students who presented cards thanking Boston Police. They were treated to hot chocolate and cookies.

Ted Boyle was also recognized for his community work at this year’s Christmas Fund luncheon.

Coming up, Boston Police are preparing for activity related to the Patriots run to the Super Bowl.

View the video above to view for the complete discussion at the Public Safety Meeting, held on January 15, 2015.

The next Public Safety Committee monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. The meetings are open to the general public.