Commenting on the challenges that come with cleaning up after the Blizzard of 2013, Mayor Tom Menino offered the following, “I apologize to all inconvenienced by the storm. We’re doing our best to remove snow from all of Boston’s city streets. We’ll get there as quickly as possible. Sometimes you have to be patient in a storm of this magnitude.” To request plowing or salt & sand for your street, please call the Mayor’s 24 Hour Hotline at (617) 635-4500. Or, you can click on the enclosed link to place a service request: Click HERE
RAD Training is back in session on District D-14 (Brighton): “Empowering Women through Self-Defense”The dates for the next upcoming RAD class are as follows: Monday nights: February 18 & 15 and March 4 & 11 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Oak Square YMCA at 615 Washington Street in Brighton.
The class is taught by District D-14 Community Service Officers who have been certified to teach the program.
WHAT IS RAD??? The R.A.D. System of Self-Defense is the official self-defense training program of the National Academy of Defense Education. The (RAD) Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques specifically designed for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that focuses on risk awareness, reduction, recognition and avoidance. While the program exposes participants to the basics of hands-on defense training, R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST??? The course is free and consists of four sessions.
If interested in taking or hosting a course, please contact the District D-14 Community Service Office at (617) 343.4376 or Tom Myers of the YMCA by email at [email protected]
or by phone at 617-782-3535.
Boston Police are investigating an incident involving a breaking and entering into a residence in East Boston (District A-7). At approximately 4:46am, in the area of Murray Court and Orleans Street the residents of a home were awoken by a suspect who was standing in their bed room. The suspect indecently touched both female victims who awoke and the suspect fled out a window. The victims were able to give a limited description of a white non Hispanic or a light skinned Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, possibly light facial hair, medium height, wearing dark clothing, possibly sweatpants. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Detectives from the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4400.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe:
• A strong door is a good door. Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer greater protection than hollow core wooden doors.
• Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks to your exterior doors adds and provides greater security to your residence.
• Lock your windows especially those that are easily accessible to unwanted intruders. Windows on the first floor or basement levels should always be locked.
• In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should always be locked. Access to the inner hallway, provides access to anyone who seeks to break into your residence.
• Know your neighbors and keep an eye out for them and their property. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.
• Consider joining or organizing a Neighborhood Crime Watch group. For more info on how to join, call (617) 343.4345.
• Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
• Call your local district station and request a home security analysis.
• Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from outside the home.
• Make sure Roommates and other tenants know to keep their doors and windows locked.
The Boston Police Department has received several calls relative to carbon monoxide poisoning. Specifically, the BPD has received several calls relative to individuals being overcome by carbon monoxide while sitting or attempting to stay warm in vehicles. Preliminary information indicates that dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are entering cars as a result of exhaust pipes being blocked by snow. The BPD would like to remind community members to be cognizant of the dangers specific to carbon monoxide. Whether in a car or a home, repercussions can be deadly. As such, community members should be aware of the enclosed safety tips.
What is carbon monoxide? Often referred to as the silent killer, CO is a gas you cannot see, taste or smell. It’s created when fossil fuels such as kerosene, gasoline, natural gas, propane, methane or wood do not burn properly.
Where does carbon monoxide come from? CO poisoning can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers or cars left running in garages.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning? Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, nausea and drowsiness. Exposure to undetected high levels of carbon monoxide can be fatal.
Precautions to be taken:• If shoveling out your vehicle, be sure to remove any snow or ice that may be blocking the exhaust pipe.
• If using a fire place, be sure to open the damper for proper ventilation before using a fireplace.
• Avoid using an oven or stovetop to heat your home as the CO gas could have harmful effects to both people and pets.
• Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid CO poisoning. Keep the venting for exhaust clear and unblocked.
• If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not blocked with snow, ice or other materials. The CO gas might kill people and pets.
• Make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris.
• Only use barbecue grills outside, away from all doors, windows, vents and other building openings. Some grills can produce CO gas. Never use grills inside the home or the garage, even if the doors are open.
• Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows, vents and other building openings to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the home.
If you experience symptoms of CO poisoning:• Immediately move to a fresh air location (outdoors or by an open window or door). Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for.
• Call 9-1-1 or the fire department from a fresh air location (outdoors or by an open window). Remain at a fresh air location until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.
Can you name the Charlie’s Angel who was a member of the Boston Police Department before leaving to join Charlie’s team???
Known as the 5th Angel, Tiffany Welles (played by Kelley Hack) made her Charlie’s Angels debut in 1979 and appeared in 25 episodes. Unlike the previous Angels who were all from California, Tiffany graduated from the Boston Police Academy before heading west to join Charlie’s team.
In his own words: Hear Dorchester native and show creator Donnie Wahlberg talk about TNT’s upcoming, new Boston-based reality show which offers viewers an up-close look at the Boston Police Department and the men and women sworn to protect and serve one of the greatest cities in America. Said Wahlberg, “A lot of networks approached me about doing a reality show about the Boston Police Department and I said, “I can’t do a show on your network.” And, they said, “Why?” And I said, “You want a show about cops kicking in doors and beating people over the head and that’s not Boston.”
• Homicides: 0
• Non-fatal Shootings: 0
• Non-fatal Stabbings: 1
• Street Robberies: 2
• Commercial Robberies: 1
• Bank: 0
• Other: 0
• Vehicle Thefts: 4
• Vehicle Recoveries: 2
• Breaks: 13
• Residential Break-ins: 6
• 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.
Caught Coming out the Back Door!!! Speedy Response Enables BPD Officers to Catch a House Breaker Trying to Make Good His Escape Before Police ArriveAt about 12:10pm, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to call for a person breaking into a home in the area of 34 Brookview Street in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers learned that a male, wearing black or navy clothes, was seen kicking in the back door at 34 Brookview Street. On arrival, officers observed an open basement door with a damaged door knob and door lock resting on the ground in front of the door. After setting up a perimeter, a Boston Police K-9 officer and his canine entered the location. While the officer and his canine were inside the location, officers deployed outside the home observed an individual attempting to exit the location through the backdoor. Specifically, officers observed a black male, wearing black, slowly opening the backdoor of the residence.
Officers promptly asked the individual if he lived at the location, to which the suspect replied, “No.” In light of the answer, officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect for weapons. During the search, officers felt a hard metal object which turned out to be a pry bar.
Officers arrested Treon Mayers, 29, of Boston and charged him with Breaking & Entering Residence (Daytime), Possession of Burglarious Tools and the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.