At about 12:00AM Wednesday, July 24, 2013 officers assigned to district C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of the 50 block on Gates Street.
Upon arrival officers spoke to a female victim who stated she was stabbed by suspect as she entered an apartment building. The victim described the suspect a white or Hispanic male 5’9″, 20-30 years of age, wearing a Red Sox baseball cap with a red B, dark T-shirt with writing on the front and dark shorts. Officer notified operations of suspect description and broadcast was made. Victim says suspect had been following her before she was attacked. The victim was able to break free and escape from the suspect. The suspect fled towward Dorchester Street.
A few hours later, police observed an individual matching the description of the suspect. Officers arrested Edwin Alemany, 28, of Boston. Alemany is charged with Assault with Intent to Murder
Boston Police are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call Detectives at C-6 South Boston at 617-343-4742 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477).
TIPS FOR ENSURING PERSONAL SAFETY
•Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.
• When parking, walking or returning to your car, travel in well-lit and populated areas.
• Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
• Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
• Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
• Keep a whistle within reach. If threatened, use the whistle to signal residents for help. Yelling “Fire!” “Help!” or “Rape!” are ways of drawing attention and alerting people of your situation.
• Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
• Carry a cell phone and call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on the way. Make sure you’re expected at a certain time, so in the event you fail to show up, those expecting you will know enough to begin looking for you.
• Walk with confidence. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Anyone at anytime can be a victim of crime so never assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”
• If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to defend, distract, or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.
• If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk towards an open store, restaurant or residence.