Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, a unit made up of federal, state and local law enforcement state, had access to a file on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to the FBI.
Though Boston’s top police officials 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 …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Boston Police arrested the 23-year-old man after he allegedly smashed the mirror of a car on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston.
Boston Police arrested a Watertown man after he allegedly smashed the mirror of a car after the driver refused to give him a ride home from Allston. According to Boston Police, at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pat Malstedt, 23, of Watertown, opened the back door of a car and got into the back and said he would pay $100 for a ride home. The driver, who did not know Malstedt, refused and told him "keep his money and get our of his car," according to the BPDnews.com report. Malstedt allegedly got out and smashed the passenger-side mirror and then ran into T Anthony's Pizzeria on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. Police officers arrived at the scene and went into the pizzeria. When he saw police, Malstedt allegedly tried to avoid officers by running …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Boston Police arrested the man for trying to use two fake $100 bills.
A Watertown man got into even deeper legal trouble at a Boston court house Wednesday when he allegedly paid his court fees with counterfeit money. Police went to the Brighton District Court House after a court clerk discovered that Fernando Costa, 24, of Watertown, used fake bills, according to a report on BostonInno.com. Costa used two $100 bills, two $20s and a $10 bill, and the clerk found that the $100 notes were fake, according to the report. He tried to run away, but police caught Costa and placed him under arrest. See the whole story on BostonInno.com by clicking here.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The 49-year-old was spotted pulling a gun out of a duffel bag on Commonwealth Avenue.
Boston Police arrested a Watertown man who allegedly pulled out a BB gun while walking on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton. At about 8:39 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 26, a witness told officers from District D-14 precinct in Brighton they had seen a man with a gun at the intersection of Commonwealth and Harvard avenues. The witness said the man pulled a large, black handgun out of a duffel bag, according to a Boston Police report. The witness left the area. A description of the suspect was broadcast to Boston Police, and and officer spotted a man fitting the description in the area of 190 Harvard Ave. who had a BB gun. The witness went to the area and positively identified the suspect, according to Boston Police. Another witness said she saw the …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The autopsy of Gail Miles, 60, who was found dead in her Roxbury apartment on Dec. 3, determined that she was murdered.
The autopsy of the death of Gail Miles, Watertown's first black police officer, determined that her death was a homicide, Boston Police announced Tuesday. Boston Police responded to a call to 8 Wardman Road in Roxbury and found an unresponsive 60-year-old woman at 10:08 a.m. on Saturday. EMS personnel pronounced her dead on the scene. She was later identified as Miles. "An autopsy has determined the manner of death to be homicide. Detectives are not disclosing the cause of death at this time," Boston Police announced in a statement Tuesday. "The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding Ms. Miles’ death." Boston Police urge anyone with information the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Man tried to pry open a car door in Boston, but fled when he noticed someone inside.
A Watertown man was caught breaking into a car in Boston by the car's owner, who had a close-up view of the crime because he was in the car at the time. Boston Police arrested Darragh Connolly, 39, of Watertown after he allegedly tried to break into an occupied car on Friday, March 18, at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth streets. "According the victim, the suspect must not have the seen the victim inside the car because as soon as he did, the suspect took off. The victim watched the suspect enter a red motor vehicle and drive off," the release from the Boston Police Department reads. Police received a description of the car, and Connolly was stopped a short time later. While searching his car, police found a pry bar and long flat head…