Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the May 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting.

Crime in District A-1 is down 9% YTD.

Aggravated Assault (1)
– 4/27/18 (Charter Street): Domestic incident.

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Disturbing the Peace (2)

– 4/28/18 – 4/29/18 (426 Hanover Street): Over the course of a single evening, police responded to the address on 3 separate occasions (11:30 p.m., 2:49 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.) for a loud party being hosted on the roof deck and in the tenant’s apartment. Summons was issued for Keeper of a Disorderly House.

– 4/28/18 at 7:30 p.m. (49 Charter Street): Two white males and two black males got into an altercation (before or while heading to Foster Street). One suspect allegedly showed a gun. A sneaker, a piece of a chain and a broken cell phone were recovered. Victims were uncooperative. No charges were able to be filed.

Breaking & Entering – Commercial (2)
– Between 4/22/18 at 5:00 p.m. and 4/24/18 at 10:30 a.m. (10 Lewis Street): Hair salon reports an unknown person forced open the front door to the salon. Victim reports cash register was stolen (the exact amount of cash inside the register was unknown), as well as about $5,000 worth of hair cutting scissors and clippers. A crowbar believed to be used in the break-in was found at the scene and will be checked for fingerprints. Any video recorded by a camera or cameras in the vicinity is being sought.

– 4/30/18 – 5/1/18 at 12:00 a.m. (Fleet Street): Police officers responded to a breaking & entering in progress at La Summa. On arrival, they spoke with a witness who informed them he observed on video a male suspect stealing property from the restaurant. Suspect found hiding in a rear storage shed and ordered out. At this time the suspect came running out in an attempt to escape with a box cutter in his hand. Police Officer was able to to kick a trash barrel in his way knocking him off balance and to the ground where he was handcuffed. Property recovered from the suspect and returned to witness from the restaurant. Suspect made statements that he wanted to harm himself was transported MGH by EMS for a section 12 evaluation. Suspect to be summonsed to court.

Larceny (1)
– 4/18/18 between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (20 Cooper Street): Victim reports a package delivered to his Cooper Street residence was stolen. The stolen package contained ~ $160 worth of vitamins and supplements.

Larceny from Motor Vehicle (1)
– 4/12/18 at 2:04 a.m. (corner of Endicott Street & Thacher Street): Male suspect was arrested for breaking into and entering a 2018 Kia Optima. Suspect was inside the motor vehicle when officers arrived. Witness called to report suspect was pulling on car door handles on Endicott Street.

*Arrests (2)*
– Assault & Battery (209A): Aforementioned Charter Street incident.

– Breaking & Entering of Motor Vehicle: Aforementioned Endicott & Thatcher Streets incident.

David Marx hosts the monthly Public Safety meeting with Boston Police District A-1. North End Public Safety Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome to attend and bring their questions. See the Community Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Instead of the Police patrolling the Neighborhood in the Afternoons, where are they between 11 pm & 3 am,
    when we need them. I assuming these are Absentee Landlord Buildings, which are always a problem
    with Parties & Trash, along with Lack of Enforcement.

    • I live in a building owned by someone out of state but managed by someone in the North End. We have had packages stolen several times. several of the buildings near me are owned by North End or former North End residents. Their tenants have loud parties parties and put their trash out incorrectly and on the wrong day all the time. Stop assuming that all the problems are always caused by Absentee landlord buildings because they are not. There are plenty of local owners who are in it for the $ and who could not care less about what their tenants do as long as they pay the rent on time.

    • I can tell you where the police are on Saturday nights as bars close. Check out Broad St. All those places closing at once after their patrons have been boozing for 8 hours is near riot conditions. Looks like every cop in the city is over there and they really have their hands full. Also, if you have an emergency and have to go to Mass General at night, they are their too. Every low life in the city is in their with their overdose, handcuffed to a gerney. It’s bad enough that I decided to ride out one night in excruciating pain and wait till around 7 AM on Saturday rather than go into that nuthouse for another night. In this case, we need to expand our public intoxication laws to empower police to make and arrest when called to a disturbance. We need enforcement from the judicial system so that these clowns arn’t lose again after daddy calls a lawyer.

  2. R u Serious, Fight for ur rights. I am a Landlord & I am telling you report ur Landlord, Absentee Landlords
    are the biggest problem down here. Their Properties are Cash Cows at everyone’s Expense. Report that
    Dirty B ard. Bring him up at Newighborhood meetings & get in touch with Lydia Edwards, hopefully our
    next MAYOR. God Bless her.

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