Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police report.
A 6-month pregnant Roslindale woman got in the middle of an unleashed dog attacking her husband and own dog at Allandale Woods. The victim reported the incident to police and said he, his wife, and leashed dog were walking in the woods on the morning of May 6, when an unleashed rottweiler attached his dog, according to a Boston Police report. The victim was bitten on his left hand, wrist, and right forearm, and went to Faulkner Hospital for treatment. The owner of the unleashed dog allegedly told the victim that the dog had all his shots. The owned of the unleashed dog told the victim that his dog wasn't leashed because it's rare to see people in Allandale Woods, forest on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain line west of the Arnold Arboretum…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, a unit made up of federal, state and local law enforcement officials, had access to a file on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to the FBI.
Though Boston’s police commissioner said he did not know about the now-deceased Boston Marathon bomber until the day he was killed, an FBI official said at least some Boston police officers had access to a file on him through a shared database. FBI special agent Richard Deslauriers said in a Thursday press statement members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a federally-sponsored unit that included Boston police officials, assessed accused marathon bomber Tameraln Tsarnaev in 2011 via the Guardian database, an internal system shared by law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels. “Many state and local departments, including the [Boston Police Department], have representatives who are full-time members of the [Joint Terrorism …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Edward Villalona, 25, of Jamaica Plain died after a March 31 shooting on Minden Street.
Police have identified the victim of an Easter Sunday shooting in Jamaica Plain. Edward Villalona, 25, of Jamaica Plain died after he sustained a gunshot wound to the chest Sunday night, March 31 at around 8:30 p.m., according to a Boston Police blog post. Police responded to a call of shots fired at 104 Minden St. where the found Villalona. He was transported to Brigham and Womens’ Hospital where he died. Police are still looking for a vehicle spotted at the scene.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A man died after he was shot in the chest on Minden Street Sunday night.
Police are asking the public to help identify a vehicle involved in the Minden Street fatal shooting Sunday night. Boston Police have released a photo of a Ford Flex, which was seen in close proximity to the incident, according to a Boston Police news blog post. “If you have any information about this car or its occupants, please contact the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously are encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word TIP to CRIME, that’s “T-I-P” to CRIME, that’s 27463," the post says. Police responded to a report of a shooting at 104 Minden St. March 31 at 8:30 p.m. There they found a man who had been shot in the chest. He was …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tikee Beverly was indicted last month on charges alleging he committed five violent attacks against women in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester.
Alleged serial rapist Tikee Beverly was ordered held on $1 million cash bail Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court for a string of violent crimes against women in Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities. Beverly, 36, from Roxbury was originally arraigned Feb. 5 on two attacks both on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain occurring on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, according a statement from Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley last week. He is now charged with 13 offenses related to five known area attacks committed between September 2012 and February 2013, according to a statement from Conley Tuesday. The charges are: “These attacks all took place in broad daylight at abandoned or dilapidated buildings,” Conley said in the Tuesday statement. “There…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Several incidents of crime led up to Sunday night’s fatal shooting and a bank robbery in the middle of the afternoon school pickup April 1.
Two major crimes committed inside Jamaica Plain’s borders shocked the community April 1. These crimes come on the heels of a string of gunpoint robberies Pondside, a mugging on the Jamaica Way and series of overnight break-ins last week. Crime stories have definitely been on the rise on Jamaica Plain Patch, but does this tell the true story of the community in late-winter, early spring 2013? Police say an upswing in criminal activity is typical as the weather warms, but these events began while the weather was still frigid. Also, statistics presented by police at a Monday night meeting say the trend is the opposite compared to the same period during the previous year. But do you think crime in Jamaica Plain is on the rise? Will this be a …
The following police arrest information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A Boston Police task force which targets youth violence arrested a man in possession of a loaded firearm in Jamaica Plain Thursday. Members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Task Force arrested Jordan Talik, 22, of Roxbury, in Egleston Square March 28, according to the Boston Police news blog. Officers from the strike force on patrol in the area observed Talik, who was known to be at the scene of a Dudley Square shooting at around 2 p.m. Thursday. “Officers observed the suspect make numerous ‘security checks’ with his left hand at the left front side of his waist. This activity, the earlier shooting and the officers training and experience suggested the suspect was trying to conceal a firearm,” the blog states. Officers found Talik to be…
Monday, April 1, 2013
In light of Sunday night’s fatal shooting, police from E-13 will be in attendance at City Councilor Matt O'Malley's annual town hall meeting tonight to answer questions from residents.
Police from Jamaica Plain’s E-13 district will brief the community and answer questions tonight following a fatal shooting in Hyde Square over the weekend. District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley told Patch that representatives of the local police district will answer any questions citizens may have at O’Malley’s annual Town Hall meeting, taking place tonight at the Connolly Branch Library beginning at 6:30. A man was shot to death on Minden Street Sunday night before 8:30 p.m., according to police. The fatal shooting is the latest and most serious in a string of crimes to take place in JP so far in 2013. At the end of February, victims were robbed at gunpoint in the Pondside neighborhood, and there were a smattering of break-ins in March.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Reports indicate a victim has been shot near 104 Minden St.
Police are in pursuit of a suspect who has shot someone on Minden Street. Universal Hub is reporting the Boston Police homicide unit has responded to a shooting at 104 Minden St. at around 8:30 Sunday night. Jamaica Plain Patch will report updates as they become available.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Tikee Beverly allegedly committed 13 offenses related to five attacks in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Roxbury between September 2012 and February 2013.
A Roxbury man who had in February been brought up on rape charges stemming from two Jamaica Plain attacks has been indicted on three more violent attacks on women. Tikee Beverly, 36, is now charged with 13 offenses related to five known area attacks committed between September 2012 and February 2013, according to a statement from Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office Thursday. Beverly was arraigned Feb. 5 on two attacks both on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain occurring on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, according to the statement. Beverly is newly accused of attacks on Shirley Street in Dorchester on Sept. 13, 2012, Kenilworth Street in Roxbury on Dec. 27, 2012 and Arcadia Park in Dorchester on Jan. 11, 2013. He will be arraigned in …