Meetings Police & Fire

Overall Crime Down But Summer Brings Aggravated Assaults & Larcenies

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Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period.

Part 1 Crime:

  • City-wide: Down 4%
  • District A-1: Down 5%

Aggravated Assaults (3)

  1. 6/18/16: 40-year-old suspect attempted to attack victim with a pair of scissors.  Suspect is known to the police.  Suspect was arrested on 7/6/16 by Central Wharf.
  2. 6/26/16: Suspect allegedly threatened 2 groups of people on Cooper St. (near Salem St.) @ ~ 3.00am.  Suspect was wearing body armor and yielding 2 butcher knives (allegedly in self-defense).  Police arrived on the scene and after ordering him to drop the weapons, the suspect was arrested.
  3. 7/5/16: Domestic violence @ 149 North St.  Fighting spilled out onto the street.  Victim’s head being pushed into the sidewalk led to an arrest.

Larcenies (8)

  1. 376 Commercial St.: Clothes taken from a garage.
  2. 342 Hanover St.: Stolen bike.
  3. 97 Salem St. (Boston Common Coffeeshop): Wallet was taken from victim’s purse when she went to the bathroom.
  4. 256 Hanover St. (North End Yoga): Bracelet taken from locker.
  5. 62 N. Margin St.: 2 handcarts taken from rear of delivery vehicle.
  6. Bartlett Place: Stolen bike.
  7. 11 Thacher St. (Pizzeria Regina): Cell phone was taken ripped away from the victim’s hand.  Suspect fled in from the scene in a car.
  8. 97 Salem St. (Boston Common Coffee Shop): Backpack was stolen.
*Sgt. John Doris attended the meeting.  He has been with the BPD for 31 years (patrol) and has specifically worked in District A-1 since November 2014.
*North End Family Pride Day: Sun. 7/31, from 10am – 4pm.
*National Night Out: Tues. 8/2, from 6 – 9pm, on The Prado.
*Sgt. Yee from Suffolk University said although most of student move-ins will take place the last weekend of August, some of it may be sporadic / staggered.  Off-Campus Housing Department is coordinating and disseminating information.
*Next Meeting: Thurs. 8/4 @ 6.00pm @ Nazzaro Center.

North End Public Safety meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m., at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome!