Live Boston reports that when police responded to a Mystic Place home early this morning for what turned out to be a murder, it was the second time in less than four hours they had been called there.
Live Boston runs down the details of the house and the crime, from its purchase by Canadian hockey player Brandon Yip to the women who said they'd rented the place for the night's birthday festivities, fled after the murder, then returned 45 minutes later to try to retrieve their belongings, to the neighbor who complained about frequent rowdy parties there of late but never called police, because that's just not the Charlestown way.
If Yip were not living in the house, he would be violating the city's short-term rental ordinance, which only allows Airbnb and similar rentals in owner-occupied homes. But even if he were, he still would be in violation of the ordinance because the house has an open ISD citation, from March 8, according to the city's short-term-rental and ISD violations databases.
The March 8 citation stems from an apparent party thrown the night before, which ended with large amounts of trash dumped in front of a neighboring house. Several residents filed 311 complaints, including this one:
Good afternoon, new neighbors (renters) have decided to leave all of their disgusting trash out after a huge party on Sunday. This trash was just thrown out by the renters and left outside against the adjacent property. It belongs to 6 Mystic Place - please help ; it's disgusting and is unfair to longtime residents who pay taxes and live in this formerly nice neighborhood.
Neighbors also filed 311 complaints about the fatal party before it turned fatal, including this one filed around 12:40 a.m.:
Huge House party at this address. Loud and excessive noise and dozens of people partying. Loud bass music makes it hard to sleep and I cannot interact with them because I am high risk of Covid 19. I tried calling Boston Party Line but there was no answer.