Police & Fire

Crime Reports: Street Fight, Feast Pickpocket, Dog Park Sleeper, Heroin Possession


Boston Police were on hand at the August 6th North End Public Safety meeting to talk about neighborhood crime in the past month. The meeting is hosted by North End Public Safety Committee chair, David Marx.

Recent Arrests/Incidents Courtesy of Boston Police Area A-1:

271 Hanover Street on July 18th at 2:36am, police responded to a fight, the victim was jumped by 4-5 males who proceeded to flee in a motor vehicle. The vehicle was registered in Charlestown and suspects have been identified; the incident is still under investigation.

On July 21, 2015, at 7:18pm a male suspect was arrested on Hull Street for Possession of Class A (Heroin) after Police Officer’s were called to the area on a well being check.

Larceny in a Building took place on July 28th at 7:00am where a female victim reports that her wallet containing U.S currency, credit/bank cards and gift cards was stolen from a Hanover Street restaurant.

Larceny/ Pickpocket: During the St. Agrippina feast on August 2nd, a victim reports while attending the feast in the North End on Hanover Street, an unknown person stole the victims cell phone from back pocket.

On August 3rd, police were called to Stillman Street at 12:10am for Trespassing. Two men were in the park after hours, one male was let go and had a clean record while the second male was in possession of a hypodermic needle.

Two woman were arrested for Assault & Battery at Cross and Hanover Street on August 5th at 11:30pm for a domestic dispute leading to a fight on the sidewalk. Neither were from the North End neighborhood.

Police were recently called to the Richmond Street dog park at 4:30am for reports of a man sleeping in the park, officers did not see them but later returned to find the male sleeping behind a tree.

Feast Safety: District A-1 police discussed public safety during the height of feast season. In addition to the usual patrols, extra police details will be sought and units will be deployed as needed to help police maintain crowd control. Residents should call 911 to report problems in and around the feasts and neighborhood parks.

September Move-ins: Concerns were raised about move-in-day on August 31st/September 1st which lead to officer’s reminding people to procure moving permits as units will be monitoring street congestion throughout the neighborhood.

The next public safety meeting is scheduled for Thursday night – September 3rd at 6:00pm at the Nazzaro Center (30 North Bennet Street, Boston)