Police Want Help Finding Murderer of Victim Shot on Parker Street

Boston Police identified the victim who was found shot dead on Parker Street on March 5, and are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect. BPD District E-13 officers responded to a report for a well-being check-in of a resident of 940 Parker St. in Jamaica Plain. Upon arrival police found Orlando Watkins, 44, of Dorchester, suffering from gunshot wounds, who was pronounced dead on scene, according to BPDnews.com. Boston Police are investigating the shooting and encourage anyone with information to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.


16-Year Old Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death

A 16-year 0ld female was charged with murder after she travelled to Jamaica Plain due to explicit photos her boyfriend allegedly sent to the victims.

On Saturday afternoon, Wilmary Mejia, 16, of Roxbury, went to Woodside Street and allegedly stabbed Brianna Brown, 21, and a 17-year old female. Brown and the 17-year old reportedly ran into Boston Police District E-13 on Washington Street on Saturday afternoon after being stabbed. Brown later died from their injuries. The second victim was stabbed multiple times and is expected to survive, according to BPDnews.com. A short time later, after 5 pm, Boston Police report that they apprehended Mejia in the area of Glen Road.


Heath Street Water Main Break Collapses Road, Floods Streets

Crews are repairing parts of Heath Street on Monday after a huge water main break on Saturday morning flooded the street and surrounding streets, displacing more than a dozen people, and collapsing part of the road. The main broke early Saturday morning and water quickly spread through the neighborhood. It was so severe Boston Fire Department brought in its High Water Rescue Vehicle to check houses to evacuate affected residents. https://twitter.com/BostonFire/status/1614238718822420483

The water buckled part of the street. The steps of the Hennigan School became a cascading waterfall from the flooding.


Fugitive Wanted for Jamaica Plain Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Caught in Virginia

United States Marshals arrested a suspect in Virginia who was wanted on charges including attempted murder and sexual assault in a home invasion on the Arborway. Washington Pearson, 55, of Boston, was placed in custody on Nov. 29 and was to be arraigned in Virginia as a fugitive from justice and would be extradited to Massachusetts pending an extradition hearing, according to BPDnews.com. At the time of his arrest, Pearson was wanted on a warrant issued out of West Roxbury District Court on charges of attempted murder, strangulation or suffocation, armed robbery, assault to rape, and breaking and entering, all in relation to an incident that occurred on October 24, 2022, on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.


Suspect Identified in Sexual Assault and Home Invasion in Jamaica Plain

A warrant has been issued for a suspect wanted a sexual assault and home invasion that took place on Oct. 24 on the Arborway, according to BPDnews.com. Washington Pearson is wanted on a warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for attempted murder, strangulation or suffocation, armed robbery, assault to rape, and breaking and entering during the daytime. Pearson is described as a Black male who is 6'5" and 290 lbs. Anyone with information on this individual is urged to contact Sexual Assault Detectives at 617-343-4400, or call 911 if the suspect is observed.

Boston Police wagon for District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) on Green Street Friday, April 18, 2014

UPDATE: Man No Longer Person of Interest in Stabbing of 91 Year-Old in Franklin Park

UPDATE: Boston Police have said the man they initially felt was a suspect of the stabbing is no longer a suspect. The photo of the man has been removed from this article. The Boston Police are requesting the public's help to identify a person of interest in the stabbing of a 91 year-old longtime community activist. Franklin Park Coalition member Jean McGuire was attacked on Oct. 11 while walking her dogs as she has done for decades.


91 Year-Old Longtime Community Activist is Stable After Attack in Franklin Park

Longtime community activist and Franklin Park Coalition member Jean McGuire was in the hospital and stable after being attacked while walking her dogs in Franklin Park. She was attacked on Oct. 11 around 8:30 pm and was found unconscious near White Stadium along Playstead Road near the Bear Dens and Long Crouch Woods by Boston Police. She had been stabbed several times, according to a Boston Police Facebook post.  She was attacked by an unknown suspect(s), and was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. McGuire, 91, has walked her dog safely and night for decades, according to an email by Rickie Thompson, President of the Franklin Park Coalition board of directors

"Jean, plucky as ever, fought off her attacker.


Michael Cox Sworn in as 44th Boston Police Commissioner

Michael Cox was sworn in as the 44th commissioner of the Boston Police on Monday. Cox's rise to become the top cop of Boston is an incredible story considering that in 1995, while working as a Boston Police officer, he was mistaken for a suspect, and beaten by his fellow colleagues. Cox was in plainclothes following a suspect in January of 1995, and his fellow officers grabbed him, and beat him -- and left him for dead after they saw Cox was carrying a police badge. Cox, who is Black, went on to fight the blue code of silence. The silence that swallows up police officers from -- in this case -- turning themselves in, or telling the truth about what happened to Cox.


Two Cars Crash Through Papercuts’ Storefront

Luckily, no one was hurt said police and fire officials after a two cars collided and went through Papercuts' storefront on Wednesday. One of the drivers who wished to not give their name said they were driving down South Street towards Forest Hills when the vehicles collided. She said she was thankful that she and the other driver were okay. Auto investigators were on scene of the accident to determine how the accident occurred.


Share Your Thoughts on Public Safety, Policing at JPNC Meeting on Dec. 16

The public is invited to discuss their perceptions of police and policing in our neighborhood at a community meeting on Dec. 16. A subcommittee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Public Service Committee has been meeting regularly for more than a year. In July, the subcommittee hosted its first public listening session during which community members offered their opinions on policing in Jamaica Plain. The Dec.