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By adamg - 7/11/22 - 2:09 pm

Unlike in some other states, you still need a license to own a gun in Massachusetts. The state's highest court ruled today that in certain cases, judges can order people arrested for violating the law to be held without bail before trial as a danger to society - such as a man arrested after driving through a police barricade at the Franklin Field housing project early one morning last year, allegedly with a loaded gun in his glove compartment Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 9:21 pm

Shortly before 8:50 p.m. at Westview and Ames streets, Stanley Staco reports. One victim was transported to a trauma center, the second made his own way to a local hospital.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 9:48 pm
Westview crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Tanaya Perkins, 30.

Boston Police report a man and a woman were shot at 240 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development around 9 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 11:39 am

Police can't use stored body-camera video collected inside a home in one case as evidence to arrest somebody in another case without first getting a warrant to search it, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 3:22 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating gunfire in the area of Stratton Street at Lucerne Street early Sunday arrested a Dorchester man on gun charges not long after. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 12:08 am

Update: Victim identified as Rolando Verdejo, 42.

Shortly before midnight at at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:41 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Ames Street and Westview Way. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:55 pm

Several shots were reported behind Ames Street in the Franklin Field development around 9:30. Not long after, police found spent shells there and what appeared to be bullet damage to an Ames Street building. And not long after that, somebody showed up at a local emergency room with a gunshot wound not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:50 am

Murder victim identified as Jared Brown, 24, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 3:40 a.m. at 91 Westview St. in Franklin Field. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 11:19 pm

In the leg, around 11:10 p.m. between Stratton and Ames streets. Injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/19 - 11:53 am

Shortly before 2 a.m., NBC Boston reports. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 9/13/18 - 9:07 am
Freidy Baez

Boston Police report fugitive-unit officers flew to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic yesterday to arrest Freidy Baez, 30, for the stabbing murder of George Sanchez at 5 Ames St. on Sept. 21, 2014.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/18 - 2:12 pm

A car was hit by gunfire shortly after 1:45 p.m. on Westview Street at Westview Way. No people hit.

By adamg - 4/26/18 - 11:14 am

At 20 Stratton St. around 11:10 a.m. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit has been called in.

A suspect is in custody.

By speakingouthere - 12/10/17 - 5:03 pm

A parent is reaching out. Wants Boston Police to post the story about their son's murder July 31 2011. No one has been arrested for the murder. Wilson Alexander's murder July 31 2011. If you have any info to help police arrest and convict.......please come forward. Call Boston Police Crimestoppers at 1.800.494-TIPS


By adamg - 10/27/17 - 9:52 pm
Police at Franklin Field shooting scene

Police investigate the shooting scene. Photo by Gerald Grooms.

A woman was shot in the face as she sat in a car at Westview and Ames streets in Dorchester around 9:40 p.m. Injuries not considered life-threatening.

By adamg - 6/30/17 - 9:42 am

Authorities today announced the indictment of Julian Troche, 24, for the murder of Dantley Leonard in Franklin Field on Nov. 12, 2016 - five days before he was arrested for the murder of Andrew Flonory earlier that year. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/17 - 10:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kevin Willis, 27, for a double shooting on Westview Street that also left three vehicles with damage from gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/17 - 12:15 am

At least nine shots fired, around 11:55 p.m., in the area of 50 Ames St. No victims reported.

By adamg - 11/15/16 - 12:19 am
Dantley Leonard

Boston Police report the man fatally shot on Ames Street Saturday afternoon was Dantley Leonard, 28, of Kingston.

Leonard, who formerly lived in Dorchester, leaves a young son and his twin brother, Danley.

A second person who was shot in the same incident is expected to survive.

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