Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the June 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting.
Crime in District A-1 is down 5% YTD.
– 5/24/18 at 11:35 p.m. (257 Hanover Street): Victim reported that, while parked on Hanover Street, he was approached by three male suspects, one of whom began punching his vehicle. At this time, the victim was punched and grabbed by the other suspects and had his Apple watch stolen. Employees of a local bakery ran to his aid. Suspects fled on foot.
Aggravated Assaults (1)
– 5/7/18 at 10 p.m. (Hull & Salem Street): Victim reported being threatened by suspect (whom he knew, as they had some past history between them). Suspect was reported to have a gun with him. He took off in a grey Honda sedan. Vehicle was stopped in Roxbury, the victim identified the suspect and suspect was arrested for assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
Breaking & Entering – Residence (1)
– 5/24/18 at 1:26 p.m. (69 Salem Street): Victim reported she was at home on Salem Street when two male suspects forced open the door to her apartment. The victim recognized one of the suspects as a friend of her roommate. Suspects fled on foot. Suspect was arrested at his place of work for breaking and entering – residential (daytime).
Breaking & Entering – Commercial (2)
– 5/20/18 at 9:40 a.m. (Mirabella Pool – 475 Commercial Street): Police Officers responded to a Commercial Street pool for a removal of homeless people on the property. Officers met with the caller, who stated she found the lock to the gate was cut and tape placed over the lock magnetism to prevent it from locking when it closed. The homeless people were identified and removed, and a check of the property appeared to show nothing was missing. The individuals on-scene had no knowledge of a problem with the gate.
– 5/22/18 at 6 p.m. (Sacred Heart Church): A rear glass window was found broken. Baskets were rummaged through. Suspect might be a male who attends meetings in the vicinity. Police are awaiting fingerprint analysis.
Auto Theft (1)
– Between 5/12/18 8 p.m. & 5/15/18 7:30 a.m. (42 Prince Street): Victim reported he parked his 2006 Yamaha motorcycle on Prince Street. When he returned to retrieve it, it was gone. The BPD’s Stolen Motor Vehicle unit was notified.
– Between 6/6/18 11:30 p.m. & 6/7/18 8 a.m. (Cooper and North Margin Street): Victim reports he parked his Ducati motor bike at Cooper and North Margin Streets. When he returned in the morning, the front and rear tires had been slashed.
– Between 5/30/18 6 a.m. & 5/31/18 7 p.m. (Hanover & Cross Street): Victim reported an unknown person had taken the Hubway bike he had rented from the bike rack at Hanover and Cross Streets.
– Ernesto’s (67 Salem Street): A Kate Spade wallet was stolen (containing driver’s license, credit cards, etc.).
– Aforementioned Breaking & Entering (Residential) incident.
– Disorderly Conduct – 5/10/18 at 1:44 a.m. (288 Hanover Street): Police Officers responded to an investigate person call in the street in front of a Hanover Street building. Male suspect became extremely unruly—yelling and screaming at the responding officers—and refused to calm down. Suspect was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
– Aforementioned aggravated assault incident.
A note on feasts police coverage: There will be additional coverage during the first feast (both uniform and plain clothes police). The police will then make coverage-related adjustments as needed. Police will be stationed around the perimeter of the feasts, as well as the North End itself. There might be police on bicycles and / or motorcycles.
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.