Friday, May 10, 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 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Chief of Police held a press conference on Thursday evening.
Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary held a press conference on Thursday evening addressing the arrest of two men charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit murder and armed robbery on Tuesday, January 29. Officers arrested Wallace Vick, 19, of Gaylord Street, Dorchester and Shaqone Cazeau, 20, of Lindsey Street, Boston. “At 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Brookline Police received a call of a robbery and subsequent stabbing,” Chief O’Leary said. “At that time, it was determined that a 38-year-old resident was walking towards Coolidge Corner when he was set upon by two subjects who knocked him to the ground, beat him, kicked him and the victim suffered two stab wounds.” During the investigation on Tuesday evening, …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not imply a conviction.
December 17: At 12:37 p.m. on December 17, officers were dispatched to 300 South Street for a default warrant out of Quincy District Court for Daniel Sullivan, wanted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Daniel Sullivan, 26, of 54 Seaver Road, Weymouth. December 18: Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at about 1:44 p.m. at Walgreens on 1324 Beacon Street. Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic man wearing a dark colored jacket and a Miami Heat hat. The manager told police that they had observed the suspect put at least on bottle of cough pills in his pocket and leave the store. The security tape showed the suspect pocketing packages of Wal-Tussin. By the time the suspect headed to the door, officers …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A Boston University student on a bicycle was fatally struck by a vehicle in Allston.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A Boston University student was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bike on Harvard and Brighton Avenue on the night of November 12 according to The Boston Herald. The fatal incident occurred at around 6:26 p.m., according to the Boston Police Department. Authorities are investigating this hit and run. Police have confirmed that a Route 57 bus operator has been taken off of the streets while this investigation continues. Authorities are investigating four buses that were in the area in the time of the accident. Each bus has been impounded and their GPS systems are under examination to see where they were at the time of the incident. The victim was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Police have been looking for the alleged "Boston burl bandits" for the last six months.
Boston Police arrested a Dorchester man this week who is suspected as one of the city's "tree burl bandits." Police said that witnesses saw Michael Scanlan of 25 Alban Street, Dorchester using a chainsaw to saw off a tree burl in the Fenway Victory Gardens on Wednesday. Similar burl thefts had been reported in Brookline, and along parts of the Emerald Necklace. A burl is a growth on a tree trunk; because of their rarity and unique grain pattern, burls are highly desired for woodworking and sculpture. According to the police report, a witness observed Scanlan fleeing the Victory Gardens with a chainsaw, heading towards 15 Park Drive. Police confronted Scanlan, who told police that he had been cutting up wood that a friend had dropped off …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Dorchester man was charged last week. A recent search of a hotel room found items stolen during the burglaries.
A Middlesex Superior Court grand jury has indicted Craig Cromartie, 44, of Dorchester, on charges that he burglarized apartments and homes in Waltham and other area communities. According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Cromartie faces five counts of unarmed burglary, four counts of attempted unarmed burlgary, breaking and entering into a building with intent to commit a felony, five counts of possession of burglarious tools, five counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of wanton destruction of property, being an habitual offender, being a common and notorious thief and being a common and notorious receiver. “We allege this defendant has been burglarizing homes in Middlesex County and throughout Eastern …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Dorchester man has a long criminal history.
A Dorchester man was arraigned and held on $5,000 cash bail yesterday for charges tied to a number of suburban house breaks, including homes in Newton. Craig Cromartie, 44, appeared yesterday in Dorchester District Court for 10 counts of receiving stolen property, according to a press release issued today by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Assistant District Attorney Nicole Poirier recommended that he be held on a total of $50,000 cash bail – $5,000 for each docketed offense – and that his bail on similar open cases out of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties be revoked. However, Judge Robert Tochka imposed the $5,000 bail and ordered Cromartie wear a GPS monitoring device if he makes bail, the DA's office said. …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
While investigating Craig Cromartie, police recovered a tremendous amount of stolen property. Photos are posted on the Natick Police department's website.
The Natick Police Department has posted on its Facebook page dozens of pictures depicting stolen goods that were recovered through an investigation into accused serial burglar Craig Cromartie. Police are seeking the owners of the stolen property, which includes rings, watches, currency, silverware and other items. They believe owners could be in any of the communities Cromartie was allegedly active in--Brookline included. Cromartie was arrested Monday after a lengthy investigation into a string of more than 200 burglaries throughout nearly a dozen communities. As a result of a search warrant, Natick Police recovered a significant number of items, all of which are pictured on the department's Facebook page. There are 77 photos. "All of the…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Arrested in Needham, the Framingham man may have broken into apartments and condos in more than 10 communities, netting more than $1 million in stolen property, police said.
A Framingham man was arrested Monday, June 18 for allegedly breaking into three apartments in Needham, as well as homes in Brookline, Boston and around the commonwealth. Craig Cromartie, 44, of Cochituate Road, Framingham has been charged with three counts of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony for three incidents that occured in Needham on June 8, according to a press release issued June 19. The arrest was made as part of a month-long investigation conducted by detectives from Brookline, Needham, Wellesley, Dedham, Norwood and Norfolk through the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force, working with detectives from Boston, Westwood, Medford and Lexington in investigating a series of apartment and condomimum …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Boston Police added six men to their list of highly-sought after suspects on Friday.
Boston Police have updated their "Most Wanted" list on Friday. They have added six new persons, all men, to the list. If you have information about any of the persons mentioned on the poster or link, they ask that you call 1-800-494-TIPS. Photos of the persons, and descriptions of their alleged crimes, are attached to this post.