Weekend Wrap-up

A look at the last 72 hours in Boston, from Friday, 8/25 through 10 A.M. Monday, 8/28/06Note: the information below is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events. Some of the incidents included may be covered in more detail in other blog postings. Homicides: 0 Non-fatal Shootings: 4. Four persons shot. Non-fatal Stabbings: 7. Firearm arrests: 4. Five guns recovered. Street Robberies: 27 Commercial Robberies: 1 Other: 1 (Car jacking) Auto thefts: 31 Auto recoveries. 26 Larceny from motor Vehicles (motor-vehicle breaks): 53 Residential break-ins: 38 Commercial Break-ins: 3 Suspect Arrested in South Boston After Stabbing Officers from District 6 observed an altercation last night at about 8:54 PM at the intersection of East Broadway and “I” Street. When officers stopped and approached the group, one male fled on foot. The officer chased the suspect on foot and observed him throw a knife to the ground as he ran. Police stopped John Connolly, 43, of South Boston outside of 636 East Broadway. When the officers returned to the original intersection, they observed a 51-year-old male from South Boston suffering from a stab wound to the stomach area. He was transported to the Boston Medical Center where his injury is considered non-life threatening. According to witnesses, the suspect was observed stabbing the victim’s four tires on his motor vehicle and then stabbing the victim. Connolly was placed under arrest and will be arraigned in the South Boston District Court where he will be charged with: Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife), Destruction of Personal Property, and Resisting Arrest. Three Arrested in Jamaica Plain for Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle This morning at about 3:30am, officers assigned to District 13 responded to a radio call for a B&E in progress at 120 Williams Street. On arrival officers observed a motor vehicle on car jacks with a missing tire and lug nuts on the ground. A witness provided the officers a description of the suspects and a direction of flight. Officer later observed a vehicle matching the suspect’s description and stopped it at Carolina and Newbern Streets. Officers observed in the vehicle 16 lug nuts, a car stereo, headlights, tire jacks, and screw drivers. Arrested were: Erlin Martinez, 18, of Dorchester, Juan Gonzalez, 18, of Hyde Park, and Herminio Nieves, 21, of Charlestown. All three were charged with Breaking and Entering a motor vehicle, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Larceny from a Motor Vehicle, Buying Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property. They will all be arraigned this morning in the West Roxbury District Court. Police Investigate Two Robberies in South End Investigators from District 4 are investigating two separate robberies that occurred last night shortly before 11:00pm. Police responded to Claremont Park and Holyoke Street. Both victim’s report they were walking on the South West Corridor last night when an unknown black male robbed the victim’s. Both victims’ were not injured. The suspect fled on foot in both incidents.