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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
MBTA 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.
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
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
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.