News from the August Public Safety Meeting

By David Marx

Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the August 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting.

The overall number of reported crime incidents in Boston District A-1 was up 2% year-to-date. Here is a rundown of July 2017 crimes relevant to the North End / Waterfront area.

Robberies (1)

7/13 @ 12.05pm @ Thacher St. (near N. Washington St.): An unknown male

approached a woman, pulled a knife and took her wallet and purse (containing $350 in cash).

Breaking & Entering – Residence (2)

7/8/17 @ 7.00am @ 63 & 109 Charter St.: An 18-year-old male suspect (who gave the police an Auburn, NH address) was arrested on Charter St. for breaking into a residence, breaking into a motor vehicle and also attempting to break into another residence (via a bedroom window).  A brick was found by the motor vehicle.  The suspect was positively identified by a victim and witnesses and was in possession of the stolen property (including prescription drugs, a wallet and 2 coats).

Breaking & Entering – Commercial (1)

7/29 @ Benevento’s @ 5.10am: A cash register containing $150 was stolen. A glove was left at the scene.  The crime was caught on video.  Detectives are following up.

Auto Theft (1)

7/21 @ 10.45pm @ 189 North St.: A motorcycle was stolen.

Larcenies (5)

7/16 ‚Äì 7/17, b/w 1.00am & 7.00am @ 26 Unity St.: The victim reported he had a small party at his residence.  The following morning he realized his Breitling (Colt) watch was missing.

7/10 @ CVS: Shoplifting of 3 bottles of cologne with a total value of $200.

185 Fulton St.: Estranged wife of victim allegedly stole documents that did not belong to her.

7/29 @ N. Margin & Wiget Sts.: A male visiting from Sweden was rearranging the interior of a car.  While doing so, a camera bag he had placed on the street was stolen.

130 Fulton St.: A baby stroller was left in the lobby of a building and was stolen

Larceny from Motor Vehicle (1)

As previously described in the aforementioned Residential B&E (above).

Arrests (3)

Assault & Battery 209a: Domestic violence incident on Charter St.

Attempted Break-in (Residential), Larceny from a Motor Vehicle & B&E

(Residential): As previously described in the aforementioned Residential B&E (above).

Possession of a Class B drug: 7/29 @ 5.30pm @ Prince St. park – There was a call for a disturbance in the park.  The female suspect gave police fake names and a Reading, MA address.  She was belligerent with police and was had crack cocaine in her possession.

*Bi-Annual Homeless Census: 127 homeless people in District A-1 (compared to 153 last summer).  None were counted in the North End.*

David Marx hosts the monthly Public Safety meeting with Boston Police District A-1. North End Public Safety Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome to attend and bring their questions.