GRAFITTI VANDAL ARRESTED IN SOUTHIE
At about 4:34am, on Friday, August 13, 2010, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) were on patrol in the area of East 1st Street and Farragut Road when officers observed an individual walking with a hood covering his face in an area known for recent breaking and enterings. Given the time of the night and the individual’s furtive gestures, officers proceeded to monitor the individual. Not knowing that he was being watched, the suspect proceeded to unveil a can of spray paint. While officers watched, the suspect began spray painting a design of some kind on what appeared to be a storage shed. Upon closer inspection, it appeared that the suspect painted a number ‘5’ on the shed. When the suspect saw the officers approaching, the suspect took off on foot. After a brief foot chase, officers were able to apprehend the suspect.
Officers arrested a 20 year-old male from Boston and charged him with Damage to Property by Graffiti. A search of the suspect enabled officers to see and seize a can of spray paint and a gold marker.
WHETHER BY LAND OR BY SEA ... LOUD MUSIC IS STILL LOUD MUSIC
At about 5:00am, on Saturday, August 14, 2010, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a loud music call in the area of 197 8th Street (the Harbor). On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that the person responsible for the loud music refused repeatedly, when asked, to turn it down. Moreover, victim states that the person responsible for the loud music also threatened to do him physical harm if asked him to lower the music again. Officers could clearly hear loud music coming from a boat docked in the harbor. As officers approached the boat, the owner of the boat began to verbally disparage and disrespect the officers. When told the music needed to be turned down, the owner of the boat continued to yell and scream at the officers.
As a result, officers arrested Stephen Martorella, 39, of Everett and charged him with Disturbing the Peace.