By David Marx
Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period.
Part 1 Crime:
City-wide: Down 4%
District A-1: Down 5%
Aggravated Assaults (3)
6/18/16: 40-year-old suspect attempted to attack victim with a pair of scissors. Suspect is known to the police. Suspect was arrested on 7/6/16 by Central Wharf.
6/26/16: Suspect allegedly threatened 2 groups of people on Cooper Street. (near Salem Street.) at 3.00am. Suspect was wearing body armor and yielding 2 butcher knives (allegedly in self-defense). Police arrived on the scene and after ordering him to drop the weapons, the suspect was arrested.
7/5/16: Domestic violence at 149 North Street. Fighting spilled out onto the street. Victim’s head being pushed into the sidewalk led to an arrest.
376 Commercial Street.: Clothes taken from a garage.
342 Hanover Street.: Stolen bike.
97 Salem Street. (Boston Common Coffee Shop): Wallet was taken from victim’s purse when she went to the bathroom.
256 Hanover Street. (North End Yoga): Bracelet taken from locker.
62 North Margin Street.: 2 handcarts taken from rear of delivery vehicle.
Bartlett Place: Stolen bike.
11 Thatcher Street. (Pizzeria Regina): Cell phone was taken ripped away from the victim’s hand. Suspect fled in from the scene in a car.
97 Salem Street. (Boston Common Coffee Shop): Backpack was stolen.
Sergeant. John Doris attended the meeting. He has been with the BPD for 31 years (patrol) and has specifically worked in District A-1 since November 2014.
North End Family Pride Day: Sunday, July 31, from 10am – 4pm.
National Night Out: Tuesday, August 2, from 6 – 9pm, on The Prado.
Sergeant. Yee from Suffolk University said although most of student move-ins will take place the last weekend of August, some of it may be sporadic / staggered. Off-Campus Housing Department is coordinating and disseminating information.
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 4 at 6.00pm in Nazzaro Center.