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Police Blotter: Loud Party and Package Theft

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area.

Disturbing the Peace 
10/31/18       9:40 a.m.
Police officers responded to Endicott Street for a disturbance / loud party. Partygoers were on the roof deck throwing beer cans down onto the street. Police officers observed over 30 people on the roof, which was cleared. Note there were two calls to the same address on that morning. Two tenants arrested for disturbing the peace and keeper of a disorderly house.

Larceny in Building
10/20/18        12:45 p.m.
Victim reports an unknown person had stolen a package of clothing delivered to her Salem Street residence. The package was taken from the foyer. Video footage available.

19 Replies to “Police Blotter: Loud Party and Package Theft

  1. I just can’t imagine how stupid a person needs to be to throw something off a roof deck. I can remember only a short time ago that level of ignorance used to be rarity or something accidental at worse. Now it has become common enough that they want to get rid of all the roof decks in Boston.

  2. Unfortunately the North End has become a den for absentee landlords who are only interested in making money by renting to young college people or YUPPY”s, who are only interested in having a good time. These people are supposed to be educated. It makes me wonder what is being taught in our schools today. I no longer live in the NE but I love my heritage and go there as often as I can, usually twice a week. I meet with old friends who still live there. It is difficult to imagine what happens on a daily basis, especially in the evening hours. In the old days we respected our elders and the area we lived it. Unfortunately that is all gone, not only in the NE but everywhere.

    1. good grief. the sky is not falling. sure, there are some irresponsible new residents, but there are also irresponsible old residents. read this blog if you don’t believe me. also, considering you don’t even live in the neighborhood, i am not sure if you are in the position to really speak about it now. also, the term “yuppy” went out about 25 years ago, so clearly you are a bit out of touch. sure this neighborhood has issues because all neighborhood do, especially ones in cities. that said, this neighborhood is still one where you can feel safe walking around 99% of the time – and the crime statistics would probably support that assertion. also, considering hanover and salem streets are still packed every weekend, i do not think all is that bad.

      1. What do people lining up to eat at restaurants have to do with people throwing stuff off of rooftops? Do you think any of those tourists or restaurant goers understand the issues in the neighborhood? Just because Hanover St is packed with tourists doesn’t mean we should tolerate even one beer can being thrown off of a roof.

        Print your name or you have no credibility.

        1. my point is that people think the neighborhood is teetering on the brink of anarchy when it is not. and i am really hurt you do not think i am credible, gary f.

        2. Truth everybody who lives here should be upset at this type of behavior.Spare me the Chamber of commerce comments about the crowds of tourists and the packed restaurants. I bet that you would be screaming the loudest if a beer can thrown from a roof hit you on the head?

  3. As one of the residents who DID call the cops that day, I was appalled to look out my front window on a sunny morning and see a beer can flying down. As I went out to see what was going on, I realized that the rowdiness seemed awfully loud. Much to my dismay, when I went out on MY roof, there was a group (at least 20) of drunken college aged kids WHO DO NOT EVEN LIVE IN MY BUILDING. They were “guests” of people next door. Not only were they loud, drunk, and arrogant, they were trespassing, and would not even move when I told them to. That lack of regard and respect IS upsetting, and unwelcomed. I am raising my kids here, am a proud home owner, and WILL NOT tolerate this crap from anyone, especially when they are a nuisance to the neighborhood. I’m not sure if it’s as much education, but perhaps more what their parents taught them or didn’t teach them when they were younger. I agree with Gary and Michael – it sure as hell has nothing to do with tourists.
    I’m not saying that everyone moving into the North End is like this, but there are certainly a number of people that have a total disrespect for their neighbors, as well as for the entire neighborhood. They do not appreciate the North End for what it really is, and what it’s really about.

    1. Dee, well said. Nobody should condone or tolerate this crap .I wish more people felt the way you do. It is a TOTAL lack of respect.This type of behavior is what we witnessed at the Red Sox celebration and parade.Residents of the NE deserve better.

  4. As with any other issue, this one is of two parts:

    1. Inconsideration
    2. Enforcement

    The first one, sadly, is the way of life today, People are becoming inconsiderate to such a degree that they don’t seem to even begin to comprehend that they are encroaching on others’ quality of life or, in this case, potentially causing them physical harm. Can this be fixed? Not likely. And the trend is for this to get worse.

    The second one, however, is simple. Enforce your own bloody laws in ordinances. This is what city workers, police, etc are paid for, supposedly, this is what we are paying our taxes for – to be protected and for our quality of living to be upheld. What do we have instead? Chaos. We have chaos. It starts with illegal parked cars (hello, illegal valet parking in residential spots at Hanover street with State cop watching and doing nothing), overflowing garbage, loud music, loud bikes, tour buses, etc, etc. Ever heard of the broken windows theory? This is what we are seeing. For as long as the city’s response is “we don’t have the resources”, this will be getting worse.

    Simple, eh?

    1. Good comments. Another view of the parts are the two related issues.
      1. Selfishness/Self Involved.
      2. Enforcement followed by penalties (plural).

      The first one you can’t do much. They are past the age when they are formative. Let’s face it, they aren’t likely to change. The second can be changed. Penalties, especially stiff ones, make the enforcement more profitable. If police face budget cuts due to lack of enforcement they are likely to go after high penaly crimes. We have elected people representing the neighborhood and the criteria for being elected would be to do something about number 2.

      1. “Penalties, especially stiff ones, make the enforcement more profitable. If police face budget cuts due to lack of enforcement they are likely to go after high penaly crimes. We have elected people representing the neighborhood and the criteria for being elected would be to do something about number 2.”

        That is exactly what I’m advocating. The laws and ordinances are on the books already. Nothing new needs to be passed or invented. Enforce your own rules equally and fairly, City of Boston.

  5. Truth, I am 79 years young so maybe I do use some terms that are out of date, however I can tell by you not giving your name you have no credibility and are probably one of the many party animals. I am not our of touch with the NE or the goings on that happen there. Take a walk around the neighborhood at night yourself and see the young people men and women urinating in doorways, throwing Mikes pastry boxes all over the streets etc.etc. etc.
    PS – The etc.etc.etc. was taken from and OLD MOVIE!

    1. Arthur, I’m old school. I still believe in respect. Sad how this concept is forgotten today.

  6. I am part of a family that was in the North End nearly 100 years ago (my grandpa owned a bakery on Prince Street, my dad delivered bread to restaurants in a red wagon). I am a professional in my 40s that lives here now, and have for almost 20 years. I bought a nice place that, yes, has a roofdeck. I guess you could call me part of the old school North End or a Yuppy – I’m fine with either – but it does give me a unique perspective on the neighborhood. I can say there there were disrespectful people and good people back then. And there are both types of people today. I see tourists who throw their cigarettes on our streets or leave their Mike’s Pastry boxes in the Prado. I see ones who truly respect and enjoy the wonderful place we live. I see third generation neighborhood kids who hang out latenight in the park, drinking, picking fights, and vandalizing cars. I see really wonderful kids playing at the pool and being respectful to their elders. I see young people moving in and having loud, obnoxious parties. I see young people coming to the neighborhood and helping to battle the city for a new dog park. I see old guys being nasty and rude for no reason other than being angry “the neighborhood has changed.” And I see old guys being helpful and friendly neighbors, warmly welcoming those who come in with good intentions. Our neighborhood has always had great, kind, souls – and so too has it always had thoughtless, disrespectful, troublemakers – like every neighborhood in America. And it always will. You can write revisionist history about how great the old days were, but you’re not being honest. Painting the place we live, or the people that live here, with a broad brush is disingenuous and doesn’t help anyone or anything. Individual people are kind, respectful, neighborly. Individual people are rude, nasty, close-minded. No matter what era you are talking about.

    We should try to talk about things that way.

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