Didn't you hate it when all your friends would scatter, leaving you to face the music alone?

Boston Police report that when three guys allegedly pillaging Liquor Land on Mass. Ave. early this morning spotted the police, two of them hopped into a car and sped away before their hapless companion could get in as well.

John Baptista, 39, of Roxbury, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, police say, adding:

Officers observed him drop several bottles of liquor during the process of trying to get in the car.

Police say officers on patrol shortly after 5 a.m. noticed a gold Jeep in front of the liquor store - and a smashed-in front door. The store has been broken into several times recently, police say.

Innocent, etc.

Guys, you're heading in the wrong direction

Redcoats on the Red Line

CKP spotted these Redcoats heading toward Braintree on the Red Line today. But shouldn't they be heading toward Alewife and the 62 bus?

Online preview of Lilac Sunday

If you haven't been to the Arboretum for Lilac Sunday, which is this Sunday, Steve Garfield will take you on a tour.

Yep, smoke detectors really do save lives

Deputy Chief Jay Fleming with a smoke detector

BFD Deputy Chief Jay Fleming holds one of the smoke detectors that activated early this morning and helped get 18 people out of two three deckers when a three-alarm fire broke out on Woolson Street in Mattapan.

Photo by Boston Fire Department.

Court: State may be able to kick many immigrants off subsidized health insurance

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state constitution does not automatically give legal aliens the right to state-subsidized health insurance. Read more

DiMasi roundup

WBUR reports on the first day of the former Mistah Speakah's federal corruption trial.

Ya can't pahk ya cah theah, but ya can get butt naked

The Crimson reports on the traditional end-of-semester naked run around Harvard Yard:

Alongside urinating on the John Harvard statue and having sex in the stacks of Widener Library, Primal Scream is one of the three tasks that Harvard students should complete before graduation, according to undergraduate lore.

Three-alarm fire damages two Mattapan three-deckers, displaces 25

A fire that started on the third floor of 15 Woolson St. shortly before 6 a.m. today jumped to 19 Woolson St., the Boston Fire Department reports. Photo.

None of the the 16 adults and 2 children living in the two buildings were injured, thanks to working smoke detectors that woke them up, the department says, estimating damage at $400,000. The department says the cause was a short circuit.

On like Donkey Kong: Mass. woman sues Sony over PlayStation hacking

An Essex County resident yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony over the theft of some 100 million PlayStation Network user records - and the loss of access to the gaming network.

In her lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Dawn Thompson says she is seeking in excess of $5 million - plus lawyers' fees - for herself and fellow gamers. Thompson charges the company negligently disregarded basic security measures, lied to subscribers and is depriving customers of access to the network that they paid for.

Sony shut PSN last month after discovering it had been hacked. Thompson, who says she bought a PlayStation 3 and PSN access in 2009, charges: Read more

No strike at Tufts Medical Center

Nurses, hospital reached a last-minute deal, Channel 5 reports.

A springtime stroll in Jamaica Plain

Matt reports on a stroll down Centre and South streets tonight for the monthly 1st Thursday art/music/food celebration:

My wife and I grabbed some eats at James's Gate and made our way through all of it. Most places had wine or other refreshments. A few drinks in, along with a few bucks in drink donation jars, it was an enjoyable evening for sure. Rarely do I walk around my neighborhood thinking "I wish more people were here." Today was one of those days.

Police hunt disgusting cigar smoker for Orange Line attack

SuspectMBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who responded to a woman's request to put out his cigar at the State Street Orange Line stop by blowing smoke at her and then spitting in her face.

Police say the incident happened around 3 p.m. on April 8. After spitting at her, police say, "the suspect then calmly walked out of the station through the City Hall exit."

He's described as 45-50, with a short haircut. If found, he'll be charged with assault and battery.

East Boston restaurant punished for wonton disregard of licensed closing time

The Boston Licensing Board today rolled back the legal closing time of Canton Eatery, 339 Meridian St. for selling and delivering food after it was legally required to be closed. Read more

Licensing Board to Airport Hilton: Do not disrespect the police

The Boston Licensing Board today put the Airport Hilton on notice: Give the local constabulary any guff and the result could be a license suspension. Read more

Proposed Long Wharf restaurant gets 60-day reprieve

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to give restaurateur Michael Conlon at least two more months to actually start using the liquor license he was granted in 2007 for a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf that has yet to open. Read more

Criminy: Callers complain, cops catch couple conspicuously canoodling

Boston Police report arresting a couple for having sex in full view of commuters at Mass. Ave. and Shirley Street in the South End this morning.

Police report the couple, whom they modestly declined to name, were going at it full bore around 8:30 a.m. in the Clifford Playground when officers arrived in response to "numerous" 911 calls:

According to witnesses, the couple was making no effort to hide or conceal their activities from the view of rush hour traffic.

On arrival, officers did, in fact, locate two partially clothed individuals who looked to be engaged in some level of sexual activity.

Upon seeing the approaching officers, both participants stopped doing what they were doing and proceeded to pull up and zip up.

The allegedly amorous duo was then arrested and charged with open and gross lewdness.

Armed robbery at Chestnut Hill T stop

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was held up this afternoon at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black male wearing a ski mask and baggy red and black clothes who fled toward the Longwood Cricket Club.

Breaking news at the Aquarium

The Globe reports the New England Aquarium is closed today because of a crack near the top of the main tank.