Enjoy the game everybody!!! Whether you’re watching Super Bowl XLVII at home or a neighborhood restaurant or bar, the Boston Police Department would like to kindly remind you to enjoy the game in a safe and responsible manner. Alcohol consumption is always a concern and, as we all know, too much of anything (especially alcohol) is never a good thing. So if you plan on going out and having a couple of adult beverages, please do so responsibly. And, in the event you feel you’ve had too much, be sure to designate a driver, take a cab or utilize public transportation. Thanks for being safe.
Do You Recognize Me??? Boston Police Release Video of Individual Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery in Allston
At about 9:22pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for an armed robbery at 57 Franklin Street (Neighborhood Market) in Allston. On arrival, officers spoke to store employees who stated that two suspects entered and robbed the store. According to store employees, the suspect shown in the picture displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect in the picture is described as a black male with a slight beard, approximately forty years of age, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a winter hat with extended earflaps.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-14 (Brighton) detectives at 617-343-4256.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.
• Homicides: 1
• Non-fatal Shootings: 0
• Non-fatal Stabbings: 2
• Street Robberies: 3
• Commercial Robberies: 2
• Bank: 0
• Other: 0
• Vehicle Thefts: 2
• Vehicle Recoveries: 2
• Breaks: 8
• Residential Break-ins: 4
• Commercial Break-ins: 0
Note: the information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.
At about 4:12pm on Sunday January 27, 2013, officers from District 11 (Dorchester) responded to the area of Dayton Street and Nixon Street for a robbery in progress.
Officers were informed by victims they were robbed at knifepoint by a group of 5 to 6 black male suspects who fled on Melville Avenue towards Waldeck Street. Officers canvassed the area and observed a group of four possible suspects.
Upon approaching the suspects officers observed the handle of a knife protruding from the left jeans pocket of one of the suspects (later identified as a 14 year old juvenile). The male juvenile suspect attempted to grab the knife from his pocket, at which time a violent struggle ensued between the suspect and the officers. Officers subsequently recovered a black handle folding knife from the suspect’s pants pocket which was seized as evidence.
Officers quickly apprehended three additional suspects who were later positively identified by the victims. Also recovered were an I Pad, a wallet, a camera and other personal items belongings to the victims.
A female suspect Alexis Bourne, 17, of Dorchester was arrested for Armed Assault and Battery and Buying, Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods. Two male suspects both 15 years old and a 14 year old male suspect were arrested for Delinquent to wit: Armed Robbery and Delinquent to wit: Assault and Battery.
Missing Child: 12 year old Boy Missing with Complications from Dorchester
Boston Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Leland Corning. He is described as a 12 year old, black male, med complexion, with freckles on the left side of his face, 5’5”, heavy set, 209 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, khaki fleece jacket, black pants and black boots. Leland has Asperger’s Syndrome and is very sensitive to people touching him. Leland was last seen around 8:30am on Glenway Street in Dorchester.
Anyone with information on Leland’s whereabouts is asked to call District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712 or 911
Fight Night Fast Approaching – Check Out Boston Police Officer and Professional Boxer Billy “Sugar Bill” Traft Make his Boston Garden Debut this Saturday Night!!!It’s been a few years since the Boston Garden last hosted professional boxing, but that all changes this Saturday night, January 26, 2013, when the Garden plays host to the TD Garden’s Night at the Fights. Boston Police Officer and pro boxer Billy Traft steps into the ring looking to improve and run his undefeated 2-and-0 professional record to 3-and-0. Traft, a two-time Golden Gloves Champion and Dorchester native was last seen making quick work of Dan Bonnell courtesy of a 1st round TKO in a bout seen live at Gillette Stadium.
Said Traft’s manager/trainer Tim Stanton, “There’s nothing like seeing a fight at the Boston Garden. It’s really something special and if you’ve never been, it’s an evening of action packed excitement you don’t want to miss. I’m told there’s still plenty of good seats available for Saturday’s fights. As for Billy, he’s been training hard and he’s excited about fighting in front of his hometown fans.”
Traft will fight on the undercard of a main bout featuring the likes of Framingham’s Danny O’Connor who will be fighting Salem’s Derek Silveira.
O’Connor enters the fight is looking for his 20th victory. He is a two-time national amateur champ with a 19-1 professional record which includes seven KOs. O’Connor is ranked 15th in the world by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and 22nd in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings.