There was a serious incident on Sunday night around 7pm involving an attempted armed robbery with a gun being fired. An older couple was walking with a dog near the underpass between Fulton and Commercial Streets across from the Golden Goose. A man approached and asked for their wallets. They ran and the man shot a gun at Read More…
*BOSTON POLICE INCREASE VISIBILTY *
*DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON*
Boston Police Offer Helpful Holiday Safety Tips
Today Boston Police announce that they have increased patrols in popular holiday shopping areas as a proactive public safety measure throughout the busy holiday season. Patrols include holiday walking beats, directed patrols and additional coordination with specialized units and plain-clothes officers.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can easily create a distraction for people. However, during this festive time, it is important to pay special attention to the things going on around you. The holiday season is considered peak season for burglars, pickpockets and shoplifters.
BPDNews.com has been expanded to incorporate the full menu of police tools open to the community. The new features include:
* Crimereports.com – This crime-mapping tool allows community members to visit a user-friendly website and quickly access public safety information specific to the selected neighborhood. (Note: Click the “Crime” option on the menu at the top of this page to see this tool relevant to the North End/Waterfront.)
* Citizenobserver – This community e-alert system allows residents
to sign up to receive texts and emails from their local district
on important public safety information and alerts distributed by
their district Community Service Officer.
* Neighbors for Neighbors.com – This is a local neighborhood-based
social networking site for people to connect and organize around
common interests. NorthEndWaterfront.com has a group on this site which you can join here.
* Twitter – The BPD is one of the first police departments in the
country to make use of the latest social media sensation, Twitter.
Here community members can sign up to receive frequent tweets on
important public safety information ranging from road closures to
motor vehicle accidents and much more.
* Text-A-Tip – The Boston Police is the first police department in
the country to utilize text messaging to allow community members
to send information anonymously to our CrimeStoppers Unit.
* Call The Cops – This is the department’s weekly cable show where
we strive to use that time to offer community members safety tips
and a recap of weekly events. We also try to use this opportunity
to personalize a specific unit within the department for people at
home. In other words, we might do a “Meet the Harbor Patrol”
segment or something on a K-9 officer – what it takes and how you
become one, etc.
The new BPDNews is our effort to bring all of these groundbreaking Virtual Community initiatives together in one place. In the days and months ahead you will see changes to the site that will reflect our commitment to using technology to inform the citizens of Boston, to enhance communication at the District and neighborhood level and to extend our efforts to use new technology to promote and implement our mission of community policing.
*BPDNews.com– The Boston Police Department’s Virtual Community*
North End crime statistics for September 2009 show the third consecutive month of improvement, according to Boston Police. With 16 incidents of larceny and 5 assaults, the total of 21 incidents is 5 fewer than last year. Year-to-date, there were 198 reported incidents which is slightly lower than last year. Assaults and larceny are two Read More…
Following up on the recent Public Safety meeting, the Boston Police distributed two documents for residents: 1 – Loud Party Advisory Sheet 2 – Boston Police District A-1 Contact Information As part of the process that Boston Police use in dealing with loud party disturbances, an advisory sheet gets delivered as a warning to the Read More…
I was gratified to see a standing-room-only turnout at the recent NEWNC Public Safety Committee meeting. State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, City Councilman Sal LaMattina, Neighborhood Coordinator Nicole Leo and John Nucci from Suffolk University were among those who attended to engage with the neighborhood over concerns of late-night noise raised by recent Boston Globe coverage. Read More…
The North End’s Hanover Street was the location described in Michael O’Brien’s lawsuit filed last week against police officers when his pal hit a double-parked BMW. The March 2009 incident spiraled out of control when O’Brien tried to record the officers who alledgedly responded with excessive force. The following is an excerpt of the complaint via Universal Hub. The BPD and City of Boston have not yet responded to the complaint. The Globe also reported on the lawsuit in this article.
Boston Police unveiled a new voluntary program to reduce motorcycle noise on North End streets, called “Pipe Down Please.” The Boston initiative is mirrored after a successful program in Golden, Colorado named “Silence is Golden.” The police will be handing out cards requesting cooperation from bikers on the neighborhood’s residential streets. Police intend to initially Read More…
Here is a roundup of incidents and updates discussed with Boston Police at the North End’s September 2009 Public Safety meeting. Flasher Update The Police gave an update on the investigation of the “Flasher Incident” that happened on August 15th on Unity Street where a man tapped a woman on on the shoulder and exposed Read More…
While still considered very low versus other areas of the city, North End crime incidents are now 8% of the total in Area A-1, up from 3% last year. Area A-1 covers 9 neighborhoods in the City. Year to date, there have been 199 reported crime incidents in the North End, an increase of 30 Read More…
Notable incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log: Vandalism – 08/22/09 12:30pm Victim reports on Salem Street that an unknown person scratched the trunk and passenger side of his 2008 Mercedes E350. Larceny in a Building – 08/23/09 9:00pm-11:50pm Victim reports his lapyop was stolen from the lobby of a Parmenter st. building. Read Read More…
Boston Police released a sketch of a suspect responsible for an incident of open and gross lewdness in the North End. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in this matter. Detectives urge community members to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Boston Police continue to increase patrols to the area and have Read More…