The Suspect Impersonated Him An Officer Led on a Chase through Lynn

The Suspect Impersonated Him An Officer Led on a Chase through Lynn

Massachusetts newsLYNN, Massachusetts — A man accused of impersonating an officer during a robbery led officers on a chase through Lynn early Saturday, police said.

Around 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a robbery on Iona Terrace where the victim said the suspect identified himself as a police officer and flashed a badge. The man grabbed the victim’s wallet and ran from the area, police said.

The victim was able to give police an information about the man and his vehicle, which police later spotted on Broad Street.

When officers tried to approach the vehicle, they said the driver took off.

The suspect, later identified as Christian Alvarez, 33, of Lynn, hit a parked car on Union St., where police said they tried to stop him.

“Alvarez backed into a marked police cruiser and then eventually fled the area,” police officials wrote. “Alvarez then crashed into a tree on Silsbee Street and fled the vehicle on foot.”

Officers chased Alvarez and caught him along Union Street, police said. He was injured in the crashes and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.

While investigating the case, police said they received two additional reports of robberies with a similar suspect and vehicle description. In those cases, the victims reported being stopped by a vehicle with a flashing white light, similar to one police said they found in Alvarez’s car.

Detectives said that they are investigating whether he can be linked to similar cases in other communities or not.

“Police believe that Alvarez may have been targeting Hispanic victims, who may be less likely to report the incidents to police,” officials wrote. “Police are encouraging any victims to come forward and report similar incidents to police.”

Alvarez is scheduled to be arraigned in Lynn District Court on Monday.

Thousands of Residents Left Without Power after Heavy Snow and Storm

Boston weatherBOSTON, Massachusetts — Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential state offices closed for the day as the second powerful nor’easter winds down in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 360,000 customers across the state were without power as of 9 a.m. The storm produced heavy, wet snow that brought down tree limbs and power lines.

MEMA reported numerous road closures due to fallen tree limbs. The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 mph between the New York state border and Interstate 495.

There were no immediate reports of major coastal flooding from the latest storm.

Thursday morning’s high tide did not compromise any of the sea walls that were damaged in last week’s nor’easter, nor did it affect the improvised armoring of sections where it had breached, Duxbury Fire said.

The Republican is also asking residents to stay off the roads if possible. Hundreds of schools canceled classes for the day and most courts delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday.

In Two Brooklyn Homes Broke Fire Overnight

Brooklyn home fireBrooklyn, Massachusetts – Two townhomes ripped by a fire that broke out overnight in Brooklyn.

Officials say, firstly, the fire was in the walls of the home before it spread to the roof of the home, and responders battled the intense flames after arriving at the scene.

The fire was likely started by a heating unit in the basement. Everyone inside the building made it out safely, Deputy Fire Chief Colin O’Connell said.

“There was a ton of black smoke billowing out of their house, and I was out here, and it looked like it was just going to be smoke but then there were flames,” said homeowner Paul Stadfeld.

The owner of the home was said that it is not possible to live in his home for several months, the fire department told Stadfeld.

“I think I’m going to have to find a different place to live for the next 6-8 months,” Stadfeld said.

The damage to the homes is estimated to be about $1 million. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A JetBlue Plane Goes off the Taxiway at Boston’s Airport

Boston PlaneBOSTON, Mass. — A JetBlue plane skidded off the taxiway at Boston’s Logan Airport Monday night after reportedly hitting a patch of ice.

 According to JetBlue, Flight 50 from Savannah to Boston went off the taxiway shortly after landing at approximately 7:15 p.m., spinning as it slid and ending up facing the opposite direction.

The plane reportedly came to a stop between two taxiways.

Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal, JetBlue said.

 

Responding to air traffic controllers after the incident, one of the plane’s pilots said, “Everything’s fine. We just skidded on the ice,” according to an audio transcript.

When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, “We just need a tow.”

“No injuries have been reported at this time,” a JetBlue representative told.

 

Teen Arrested in California for Molesting 50 Children

Boston in CaliforniaRIVERSIDE, California — A teenager who turned himself into police confessed to molesting 50 children over the past several years in Southern California, authorities said.

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston was brought to a Riverside police station on Saturday by his mother after he allegedly told her he had sexually assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a motel, according to Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback.

During an interview with investigators, Boston confessed to the motel assaults and admitted molesting “upwards of 50 children” since he was 10 years old, Railsback said in a statement. The incidents happened in different cities, including Riverside.

Boston was arrested on suspicion of two counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10 and jailed in lieu of $1 million bails, the statement said.

“Hours later, the suspect called his own mother stating what he had just done,” Railsback said in the statement.

The suspect was staying in Riverside since early November 2017,  but also resided in the cities of Lakewood and Buena Park in Southern California.

The County of Riverside Child Protective Services took custody of both juvenile victims from the motel, Railsback said.

Boston is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney, and a publicly listed phone number for him could not be located by The Associated Press on Sunday.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information about this investigation or the suspect, to contact Detective Paul Miranda at (951) 353-7945 or pmiranda@riversideca.gov.

Firefighters retrieved body from Fort Point Channel

Fort Point Channel

BOSTON — On Tuesday morning Boston Fire Department members were sent to recover a body from the Fort Point Channel.

The firefighters were seen operating rescue boats around 8:40 a.m. near the Gillette building in South Boston. The department confirmed it recovered a male’s body.

A Boston police boat was seen operating in the channel as well.

According to authorities, the male’s body was discovered by someone who was walking by and early suggestions are that the death is not suspicious.

Teen Arrested for Making Threats to Burn Down His School

Instagram BostonMARSHFIELD, Massachusetts – Police Department of Massachusetts has arrested a 19-year-old man they say threatened to burn down the town and “take out” students at the local high school.

 

Wednesday night parents called to report the threats made on Instagram by Andrew Lomuscio, a recent Marshfield High School graduate, police say. Officers quickly located him, and he was involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation.

 

“Lomuscio threatened to burn down the town of Marshfield and to take out every last Marshfield Ram with a Glock while making shootings gesture with his fingers to his head,” the statement said.

 

He has been charged with threats to commit a crime, electronic threat to use a firearm to disrupt a school and threats to evacuate or disrupt a school. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

 

He is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

 

The Marshfield superintendent has issued a no-trespass order against the man.

Man was Fatally Shot At Holiday Inn Express In Dorchester

Man was Fatally Shot At Holiday Inn Express In Dorchester

BOSTON – According to Boston Police, a man was fatally shot in Dorchester early Tuesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express.
Police officers were called to the hotel on Boston Street around 4:20 a.m. to investigate a report of a shooting at the South Bay Center.

They found a man in his 20’s killed in a room on the fifth floor.

Bill Evans, Boston Police Commissioner said someone pulled the fire alarm and it was a horrific scene.

According to Evans, it appears the man was targeted. At least two individuals ran away from the hotel after the gunfire.

Police are interviewing witnesses and looking at surveillance video.

Evans told reporters: “We’re trying to piece it together right now. It wasn’t random by any means. There have been no arrests”.

No other information is available at this point in the investigation.

In a statement to WBZ-TV, the hotel’s general manager said: “Boston hotel holds the safety, security, and well-being of our guests and employees as our top priority and concern. We are saddened by this news, and our thoughts are with the young man and his family during this difficult time. The hotel staff will continue to cooperate fully with authorities in their investigation. All further questions should be directed to the Boston Police Department.”

 

Shooting During a Concert in Las Vegas: 58 Dead and More than 515 Hurt

Shooting During a Concert in Las Vegas: 58 Dead and More than 515 Hurt

LAS VEGAS – A gunman, perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino, unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival that was taking place below.  The number of deads reached at least 58 people and more than 515 was injured. Thousands of people cried and ran for their lives, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. history.

 

FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said investigators had found “no connection with an international terrorist group” during a press conference Monday morning.

 

President Trump called the attack “an act of pure evil” and said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working with local authorities in the investigation. Mr. Trump spoke with Nevada’s governor and the mayor and sheriff of Las Vegas, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. He will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.

 

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three – day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire across the street from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

 

Shooting Las Vegas

 

The sheriff said the gunman was considered to have killed himself before they entered the room. At least 10 rifles were found there. Sheriff Lombardo described Mr. Paddock as a “local resident”. Investigators are still trying to find out Paddock’s motive.

 

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said it is time for Congress to do something about mass shootings, in general. Murphy, a leading gun-control advocate, said mass shootings had become an “epidemic” in America.

 

Other Democrats condemned the shooting but did not specifically urge gun-control legislation. Action in the Republican – controlled  Congress is unlikely.

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered flags over the Capitol lowered to half – staff and said, “the whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences, and in our prayers.”

 

Boston is Potential Second Headquarter of Amazon

 

Boston- Bursting out of its headquarters of Seattle Amazon is hunting a new, second home. It is not amazing that every city in the U.S seeks to lure the e-commerce giant and Boston is not an exception. Boston is potential new headquarter for Amazon.

 

Everyone is interested in question what Boston should do in order to persuade Amazon to build its second headquarters there.

Recently Amazon announced that it is already expanding in the territory. In addition, in July it also announced that is going to lease 150,000 square foot facility in the Fort Point neighborhood on Summer Street. It will add 900 jobs.

 

On Thursday the company said that it is going to invest more than $5 to build another headquarter in North America thus housing 50,000 workers.

When justifying why the selection of the second headquarters holding a public process Amazon said that it wanted to choose ”a city that is excited to work with us and where our customers, employees, and the community can all benefit.”

 

A professor at the Columbia Business School in New York said that the city that will be chosen as a second headquarter of Amazon should have affordable housing prices for employees.
She also added, “It’s hard to attract people if they can’t afford the housing available locally.”