Police Briefs 05-31-2012

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 

05/22/12 – At about 11:30 p.m., officers responded to O’Brien Court for a report of shots fired. A witness informed officers that a black male ran from behind a dumpster with a gun and fired shots at four or five other males. Officers recovered a shell casing on the street and also found a bullet lodged in a parked motor vehicle. At that time, no victims were located. As a result of the subsequent investigation, four individuals were placed under arrest. No weapon was recovered.

Search Warrant 

05/24/12 – As a result of a search warrant executed on Cambridge Street, seven individuals were placed under arrest for various crimes, including drugs and prostitution. Drugs, money, personal papers and sex paraphernalia were also seized in the raid.

Dangerous/Hazardous Condition 

05/24/12 – At about noon, officers responded to Third Avenue for a report of a hazardous condition. Officers were informed a small amount of mercury leaked from an abandoned clock. The Boston Fire Department declared the scene safe with no personal or property damage.

Breaking and Entering – Residence

05/25/12 – A victim on Caldwell Street stated sometime between 7 and 11 a.m., unknown person(s) tampered with her door lock and entered the home. Various electronics were taken. Detectives are investigating.

Violation of the Auto Laws 

05/25/12  – As a result of a traffic stop on Austin Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

Larceny – Over $200 

05/25/12 – A victim reported someone stole the copper irrigation system from the public gardens located on Terminal Street. This was the third time an incident like this has happened.


Airbag theft incidents have continued on A-15 over the past several weeks, totaling 12 airbag theft incidents on A-15 since March 28, with three incidents in the past 10 days. Between 2005 and 2012, Honda Odyssey/Pilot and Acura TSX/TL vehicles have been targeted. Vehicles are most often found with broken passenger-side windows and steering wheel airbags removed

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