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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Patrick made his first comments regarding the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month.
West Roxbury Man Killed in Single-Car Crash in Jamaica Plain

West Roxbury Man Killed in Single-Car Crash in Jamaica Plain

The victim’s car swerved off the road while driving on Morton Street Monday night.
Allston Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Peeping' Into Brighton Apartment Window

Allston Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Peeping' Into Brighton Apartment Window

A female victim caught a man on camera "peeping" into her window.
After Flying Ax Scare, State Police Cite Nearly 100 Drivers for Unsecured Cargo

After Flying Ax Scare, State Police Cite Nearly 100 Drivers for Unsecured Cargo

Police cracked down after an incident last month where an unsecured ax flew through the windshield of a trailing car.
Allston Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Back Bay Car Crash

Allston Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Back Bay Car Crash

Two Brookline residents were killed in the crash in June.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here’s the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here’s the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
Mass. State Police Warn: State Law Requires License Plates be Legible, Uncovered

Mass. State Police Warn: State Law Requires License Plates be Legible, Uncovered

State Police will enforce law that prohibits licenses plates from being covered or obscured.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here's the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
Boston Teen Charged With Alleged Rape at Keith Urban Concert

Boston Teen Charged With Alleged Rape at Keith Urban Concert

The following information was provided by the Mansfield Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts’ 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts’ 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

These four people are wanted by police for theft and robbery across the commonwealth.
Who Are Five of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Bank Robbers?

Who Are Five of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Bank Robbers?

These five people are wanted by police for bank robberies
Police, Municipal Workers, Live Outside Boston (And It's Technically Against the Rules)

Police, Municipal Workers, Live Outside Boston (And It's Technically Against the Rules)

It's against the law to be a city employee and work outside of Boston. But many do it. Think this is OK?
Boston Dep. Fire Chief Named New BFD Commissioner

Boston Dep. Fire Chief Named New BFD Commissioner

Joseph E. Finn will be formally sworn in within the coming weeks.
Two-Alarm Fire Causes $250K in Damages at Blue Hill Radio & Appliances

Two-Alarm Fire Causes $250K in Damages at Blue Hill Radio & Appliances

Smoke damage spread through the basement. No injuries were reported.
Official Cause, Manner of Death for 2 Boston Firefighters Revealed

Official Cause, Manner of Death for 2 Boston Firefighters Revealed

Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh died battling a nine-alarm blaze in Boston’s Back Bay in late March.
Boston Fire Dept., Families Honor Fallen Firefighters in Weekend Ceremony

Boston Fire Dept., Families Honor Fallen Firefighters in Weekend Ceremony

Firefighters honored Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy in Jamaica Plain.
Neighbors Raising Money for Residents Affected by Recent West Roxbury Fire

Neighbors Raising Money for Residents Affected by Recent West Roxbury Fire

Six adults and two children were displaced after a fire destroyed their LaGrange Street home on Wednesday.
3-Alarm Fire in West Roxbury Leaves 8 Residents Displaced, Firefighter Injured

3-Alarm Fire in West Roxbury Leaves 8 Residents Displaced, Firefighter Injured

Six adults and two children were all accounted for, and a firefighter sustained a leg injury.