Police & Fire

Snow Talk and Minimal Crime Incidents Reported at North End Public Safety Meeting

It is still all about the snow, according to reports from this weeks North End Public Safety Meeting. NEWNC’s Public Safety Chair David Marx introduced Captain Ken Fong from District A-1, Sgt. James Chin and Officer Teddy Boyle. Boston Police have been supporting snow-related traffic issues and Public Works efforts to remove the accumulation around the city. A positive side effect from the all the snow has been minimal crime incidents and almost no homeless and loud party complaints this winter.

There was one robbery last month on February 11th on North Street. Around 11:30 pm, a woman was going up to her apartment when she was approached by two white males. They asked her for money because they said their car was disabled. The woman was in fear of them so she took them to a nearby ATM and gave them $20. She was not harmed. Investigating officers heard similar accounts of men matching their description handing out snow removal pamphlets. Police have traced the company to Brighton and have identified suspects in the case.

A break-in occurred at 293 North Street, also on February 11th, around 8:15 pm. The front door had been pried open with the victim missing jewelry, camera and computer equipment. A suspect from South Boston has been identified in this case by a detective.

A larceny occurred on February 11th at N. Bennet Court where a ring was taken. Detectives are investigating. A second larceny occurred at Lincoln Wharf where prescribed oxycontin was stolen from an apartment.

There was one arrest in the past month on February 13th around 6pm. At 464 Hanover Street, tenants were fighting about noise. One man was arrested by for repeatedly banging on the wall.

A general discussion ensued with attendees at the meeting regarding the space saving program and problems that have been encountered as a result.

Police officials encourage young men and women interested in law enforcement to apply for the upcoming Boston Police exam on April 25, 2015. Sign-up is required by March 13th. More information is available on BPDNews.com.

For more reports, view the video above of the monthly North End Public Safety Meeting held on March 5, 2015.