Featured Police & Fire

Vandal Returns to Steal from Candle Boxes at St. Leonard’s Church

St. Leonard Church in Boston’s North End was recently vandalized, the latest in a series of damaging incidents over the years to steal money from church candle boxes. The incident was reported to have occurred at approximately 9pm on March 22nd. The suspect was caught in the act by Fr. Antonio Nardoianni using a rigid Read More…

Community Police & Fire

Doggie Grinch Takes Down Holiday Decorations on Richmond Street

To the North End / Waterfront community, We were most disheartened to learn that some Grinch had ripped down and taken the holiday decorations from our small Richmond Street dog run. This past weekend members of RUFF decorated the dog run with green garland and red ribbons. We love this neighborhood and in our desire Read More…

Police & Fire

“Spiderman” Thief Used North End Rooftops and Tunnel Ramp to Evade Police

At tonight’s public safety meeting, Boston Police described the scene this morning in the North End as officers pursued a “spiderman” thief who jumped over several rooftops to evade authorities. However, the suspect apparently dropped an ID so detectives are following up. Police said the man was selling stolen property in the North End when Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Alert: Theft from Motor Vehicles

The Boston Police have issued a special alert regarding a dramatic increase in the number of thefts of property from motor vehicles. The North End/Waterfront is in Area A-1 which has experienced a 38% increase in theft. The police consider this a preventable crime, primarily caused by owners leaving valuables in sight (i.e., GPS, laptops, etc.).



Boston Police Report Increase in Theft from Motor Vehicles

BPD Offers Prevention Tips for Motor Vehicle Break-ins


From January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009, statistics indicate that 5 out of 12 Boston Police Districts are reporting an increase in the number of Larceny from a Motor Vehicle. Seven districts have reported a decrease in the number of thefts from motor vehicles. This has resulted in a 6% increase of motor vehicle break-ins citywide.