Boston Police Address Crime Issues in North End

September 13, 2011
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Boston Police Lieutenant of Detectives Chuck Wilson, a former North End resident, told residents at a recent Public Safety meeting that the investigation of the sexual assault near Garden Court was ongoing and there are possible suspects in the case.

He also advised residents to take precautions by being aware of their surroundings and suspicious characters, especially late night and early morning.

Lt. Wilson labeled the latest culprit as “The Creeper”.

Despite rumors of a stabbing at St. Anthony’s Feast Lt. Wilson assured residents that there was no incident of that nature.

He told residents that the police recently made an arrest on Endicott Street of a man receiving stolen goods from an alleged junkie and selling the items to North End residents and others.

“Police are talking to local club members and business owners to avoid purchasing stolen items especially from known drug addicts,” Lt. Wilson reported.

Sergeant Tom Lema noted that there have been three arrests recently for Breaking and Entering. He also mentioned that Larceny from Motor Vehicles continues to grow but if people didn’t leave things in plain sight the numbers would drop considerably.

Police are distributing brochures advising residents to be more cautious with leaving items in plain view.

Over the past 30 days in August, 13 motor vehicles have been towed, 124 motor vehicle violations have been written and 238 parking violations have been issued.

Police reports indicate that there have been no homicides, three sexual assaults, two robberies, two aggravated assaults, two breaking and entering, six larceny from motor vehicles, no graffiti,  no community disorders or auto thefts during the 30 day period the report covers.

Sgt. Lema noted that police responded to 18 loud noise complaints throughout the summer.

One resident asked police to check the Copps Hill Terrace periodically because a group of homeless people have made it their temporary home. Another resident complained about bicycles being ridden on the sidewalks and there are still problems with Segways.

Sgt. Lema reported that he has been to Suffolk University on several occasions to talk with students about the dos and don’ts of living in a community atmosphere.

The next NEWNC Public Safety monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street.