In tribute to Officer Collier’s character and values, MIT is in the process of creating the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Donations received will be used to establish the Collier Medal – a commendation to be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the values of Officer Collier. To learn more about how to make a donation – please click on the enclosed link:
Boylston Street will continue to be closed from Berkeley Street to Mass Ave. On Tuesday, Newbury Street will be open to vehicular traffic. The Prudential Center will be open for business but only will be accessible from the Huntington Avenue Side.
At about, 8:13 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 officers from E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 80 Archdale Road
On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who stated they heard multiple shots fired. Officers observed shell casings inside the hallway of 80 Archdale and outside in the parking lot. More rounds were found in 3 three motor vehicles. No persons were found to be injured in the building. Motor vehicles one and two were parked side by side in the parking lot just outside 80 Archdale. Motor vehicle#1 had a round through the front windshield. Motor Vehicle # 2 had 4 bullet holes. While officers were processing the scene, they were flagged down at South/Washington St. by the occupants of Motor vehicle # 3 who stated they were shot at in front of the Archdale Road apartment and fled the scene. Officers discovered a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear door of motor vehicle #3. Three individuals in the vehicle were identified.
As officers were leaving the scene, operations alerted them to a caller reporting a bullet hole in his wall at 173 Brookway Road. Officers responded with Detectives to the address and discovered a bullet hold in the living room wall which is a direct line and 50 yards from 80 Archdale. The round went through the wall and went into the television. Officers recovered a round on the floor near the television about two feet from a baby carriage with the owner’s foster child sleeping in it. Neither the child nor the caretaker in the home were injured and did not require medical attention.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District E-5 Detectives at 617-343-4566.
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.
Despite sporadic contact with her family, her current whereabouts remain unknown. She has been seen in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and, most recently, Hyde Park.
Name: Jenny Nkwah
Weight: 140 lbs
Anyone with information is advised to contact Detectives at District E-5 (West Roxbury/Roslindale) at (617) 343-4595.
Community members wishing to remain anonymous may do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).
National Weather Service has warned that tomorrow morning’s commute will be extremely difficult. With that forecast in mind, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today met with his Snow Team and Interim Superintendent of Schools John P. McDonough and the decision has been made to close schools tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The latest forecasts indicate that Boston could see 8 inches of snowfall with the expectation for freezing rain, ice, and sleet throughout the morning’s commute. Residents and commuters should expect very slow traffic as the City’s plowing operations continue throughout Tuesday morning. For commuters coming into Boston tomorrow, public transportation will be the best route. The Mayor and his team will continue to monitor the latest weather reports.
All Boston Centers for Youth and Families sites will be OPEN tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All children over age 6 are welcome, but youth under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off to complete a short written form.
Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the storm. They will pre-treat the roads before the snow starts and will work throughout tonight and into tomorrow. The department will have 396 pieces of equipment on hand for the overnight.
Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500, or contact us via Twitter using @NotifyBoston. Residents should also visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow for latest updates and to submit requests and find information online.
Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
• Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
• Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
• Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
• Do not double-park.
• Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
• For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow
On arrival, officers observed fire from a vacant building across from the above location. Firefighters told officers that the rear door of the building was open with fresh foot prints leading away from the building. The footprints led toward the Charles River, into the water and continued to the other side.
Assisted by State and Dedham Police, troopers observed three suspects fleeing the scene and getting out of the Charles River behind the building. Suspect #1 was located by Dedham Police Officers behind the Irish Ale House, wearing wet clothing. Suspect #1 was transported to Faulkner Hospital for further evaluation and released. Suspect #2 was located near the scene also wearing wet clothing. Suspect #2 was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for further evaluation. Suspect #3 arrived on scene shortly thereafter wearing wet clothing and barefoot. Suspect #3 stated, all three had been inside the old McDonalds and accidentally started the fire. Suspect #3 was transported to Faulkner Hospital for further evaluation and released.
James McManus, 19, of West Roxbury was summons and charged with Arson, Other Commercial and Breaking and Entering a Building.
Denis Florez, 18, of Roslindale was arrested and charged with Arson, Other Commercial and Breaking and Entering a Building.
Mark Collins, 18, of West Roxbury was arrested and charged with Arson, Other Commercial and Breaking and Entering a Building.
Spring break brings the opportunity for students to get away but it can also provide opportunity for would be thieves.
The Boston Police Department reminds students to secure their off campus housing units before leaving for ANY length, or extended period, of time. Check all the locks on doors and windows. Ask neighbors to watch the area around your home. Electronic devices are valuable and attractive to thieves, safeguard laptops, game systems, iPods and iPads. take them with you if at all possible. Do not let mail collect in mailboxes or on porches. Keep your apartment from being targeted, leave a light on a timer.
And finally, when you are at home, pay close attention to who’s coming and going from your multi-family dwelling or apartment building. Be sure anyone you do let into the building has a legitimate purpose for their visit.
The Boston Police encourages you to take a few extra minutes to do a simple security check before you leave your unit, it could help prevent you from becoming a victim.