Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FLOOD AID ON ITS WAY

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSEXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
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GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FLOOD AID ON ITS WAY
Financial Assistance Available for Individuals & Businesses in 7 Counties

BOSTON, MA – Governor Deval Patrick announced this evening that federal aid will become available to Massachusetts individuals and businesses hardest hit by the most recent flooding events. The assistance was authorized under a Major Federal Disaster Declaration issued by President Barack Obama after a review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s analysis of Governor Patrick’s request for federal assistance for those most impacted by the flooding beginning on March 12, 2010 and continuing. The Massachusetts congressional delegation advocated strongly in support of the request.

The President’s action makes Individual Assistance (IA) Programs available to affected homeowners, renters and businesses in a 7 county area. The counties include Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Given this week’s storm and anticipated flooding, the Governor will expand his request to cover any damage resulting from the ongoing weather event.

“I am thankful to President Obama for recognizing the havoc the storm and flooding has inflicted on communities across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Patrick. “Now that our request for a disaster declaration has been granted, critical federal aid can reach the individuals, families and businesses that need it the most. People dealing with effects of this week’s storm can rest assured we stand ready to make a request for additional assistance so they can get the help we anticipate they’ll need.”

The available Individual Assistance Programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) include Individuals and Households Programs (IHP), Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Legal Assistance, Tax Relief, and Small Business Administration Disaster Loans. This assistance will assist individuals and businesses in their recovery from the impacts of flooding.

Individuals and business owners, who sustained losses in the designated counties, can initiate the application for assistance process by calling the FEMA Teleregistration numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired or registering on-line at www.fema.gov. The toll-free Teleregistration numbers will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 1:00am, on weekends - Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 10:00pm, until further notice.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made.

For additional information about MEMA and Winter & Flooding Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema. Follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.

March 31st

Arrest

Occurred 11:55AM (3/31) – 300 South St.

Police were advised that a patient was being released from a hospital that had an arrest warrant out of Watertown. Officers arrived and arrested the patient.

Occurred 6:56PM (3/31) – Boylston St./Reservoir Rd.

Police executed a traffic stop due to a license plate check. The check stated that the driver of the vehicle had an active default warrant for his arrest. After confirming the identity of the driver, the man was arrested.

Occurred 7:58PM (3/31) – St. Mary’s Ct./ St. Mary’s St.

Police stopped to investigate a man riding a bicycle in a rear alleyway due to a series of recent burglaries. The man was holding a black backpack, which resembled one taken from a burglarized house. While attempting to identify the man, it was discovered that his Massachusetts ID was fake. Officers arrested the man for possession of a fake document, possession of class E drugs, and receiving stolen property.

Larceny

Occurred between 3:36PM and 6:00PM (3/25) – High St.

Police responded to a report of larceny. The victim stated that a package had been taken from his residence. The delivery company stated that they had delivered the package to the correct address. Police are following up on the case.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 30th

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 8:30PM (3/29) and 1:00AM (3/30) – Station St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in a meter space and returned to find the driver’s side window shattered. His GPS unit and Ipod radio transmitter were missing. Police are following up on the case.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 29th

Fraud

Occurred between 12:00PM (3/18) and 12:00PM (3/29) – Lancaster Terrace

Police responded to a report of identity theft. The victim stated that he had received a message from the Verizon Verification department asking about a suspicious order of five blackberry cell phones being shipped to Florida. After calling and stopping the order, the victim was also informed that his social security number and date of birth were used in the purchase. Police are following up on the case.

Arson

Occurred 8:07PM (3/29) – Fisher Ave.

Police responded to a report of a fire alarm. Firefighters noticed that there was a detached and charred light switch on the wall and burnt paper in a trash can below. The fire was deemed to have been started intentionally. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 5:30PM (3/28) and 8:20AM (3/29) – Saint Paul St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in the designated spot and when he returned in the morning, he found his front passenger window was smashed. He also noticed that someone had gone through his glove compartment. A digital camera and battery charger were missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 7:00PM (3/28) and 8:48AM (3/29) – Saint Paul St.

While responding to the previous breaking and entering and larceny or a motor vehicle call, officers noticed another vehicle with the front passenger window smashed. After locating the owner, it was discovered that a GPS unit was missing from the glove compartment. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 8:00PM (3/28) and 8:00AM (3/29) – Baker Circle

Victim reported to police that she woke up to find her vehicle had been broken into. A GPS unit was missing from the vehicle as well as a pink change purse. Police are following up on the case.

Burglary

Occurred between 6:20AM and 4:20PM (3/29) – Mason Terrace

Victim reported to police that she returned from work to find that her laptop was missing from her bedroom. There were also there digital cameras taken as well as a safe from her closet. Entry was made through the victim’s window. Police are following up on the case.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 26th - 28th

Arrest

Occurred 9:50PM (3/27) – Park St.

Police attempted to locate a man who had numerous warrants for his arrest for multiple felony charges. One of these charges involved a car crash in which he used a friend’s vehicle. The friend was told by the suspect to file a false police report saying it was stolen. This same friend was also aware of this man’s warrants and was allowing him to stay at her place. Officers went to the apartment and found the suspect trying to escape through a window. He was arrested for the warrants, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The friend was arrested for accessory after the fact, impeding an investigation, and filing a false police report.

Occurred 2:22AM (3/28) – Beacon St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a speeding violation. Upon identifying the driver, officers noticed a strong odor of liquor coming from the driver and the vehicle. After further conversation and observation, officers suspected that the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, failing to stop at a red light, and speeding. She was also issued a marijuana citation.

Graffiti

Occurred 3:12PM (3/26) – 12 Pleasant St.

Police responded to a report of graffiti. The tag was on top of the front door and was written in a silver marker. Officers noticed some more silver graffiti on windows on a neighboring building. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred 4:39PM (3/26) – Euston St.

Police responded to a report of a suspicious call. The victim stated that she received a phone call from a man who claimed to be calling on behalf of a legal affidavit processing law firm. The man stated that she owed a significant amount of money and if she failed to pay within one hour Federal Agents would come to her house and arrest her. The man also had her social security number. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 7:00PM (3/26) and 4:00PM (3/28) – Harrison St.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage. The victims stated that they had gone away for the weekend and upon returning home, discovered that a window was broken. The top pane of a window was smashed and a large rock was found on the ground below. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred 5:31PM (3/26) – 82 Boylston St.

Police responded to a report of larceny. The victim stated that her laptop computer had been stolen. The victim reported that a man had entered the store and asked to see a bed for his daughter. After showing the beds, the victim went down to the ground level of the store. She later noticed the man leaving the store holding his abdomen. When she went upstairs she noticed that her laptop computer was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Burglary

Occurred between 8:00AM and 10:00PM (3/26) – Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a residential breaking and entering and larceny. The victim stated that when she returned to her apartment after being out all day she found that some of her jewelry was missing. A ring, a tennis bracelet, a white gold chain, and three diamond pendants were stolen. A back window in her apartment was discovered to be unlocked. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 8:45PM and 10:10PM (3/26) – Saint Paul St.

Police responded to a report of burglary. The victim stated that when he returned home, his front door was unsecured. A Playstation 3 video console, laptop computer, backpack, and 3 video games were missing. Police are following up on the case.

March 25th

Arrest

Occurred 11:53AM (3/25) – 15 Egmont St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. Upon identifying the driver, he was found to have a suspended license. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 8:00PM (3/20) and 6:00AM (3/25) – 1016 Commonwealth Ave.

Victim reported to police that his restaurant has been spray painted twice in the last five nights. Since the graffiti is located in the upper part of the building, officers suspect that the restaurant is being tagged from the roof. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 7:30PM and 9:09PM (3/25) – Kent St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she had parked her vehicle to attend yoga class and when she returned, her left rear window was smashed. There appeared to be nothing missing from the vehicle. Police are following up on the case.

Robbery

Occurred 7:52PM (3/25) – 155 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a customer disturbing. The victim stated that the suspect demanded money from her. The victim had been staying at the suspect’s home and refused to give him money. When she wouldn’t give him the money, the suspect threatened her. Upon identifying the suspect, he was found to have 5 outstanding arrest warrants, which he was subsequently arrested for, along with unarmed robbery, threats to commit a crime, and disorderly conduct.