Jamaica Plain Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in 2016 Beating

On Monday a jury found a Jamaica Plain man guilty of a 2016 second-degree murder during which security cameras captured the man stomping the victim in the head after he was mortally wounded. Along with the second-degree murder charge, Abdullah Yasin, 24, was also found guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon by a jury in the March 27, 2016 murder of Chaz Burton, who was 26, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Fabian Llano, 27, of Lynn, was found guilty of two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a single count of misleading a police officer, but was acquitted of murder. Yasin and Llano had been indicted for first-degree murder in addition to the assault charges. They were among nine defendants charged in the fatality.


Suspect, 17, in Custody After Alleged Stabbing at Green Street MBTA Station

A 17-year-old suspect is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old victim at the Green Street MBTA station on Friday around 2:40 pm. The victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan. The station was closed for a brief period of time as the incident was investigated. It appeared Boston Public Schools outreach coordinators were onsite during the investigation, including one wearing an English High School pullover. A Boston Public Schools spokesperson referred Jamaica Plain News to the MBTA Transit Police for information.


Children, Adults Safe After Fire at Daycare on Lamartine Street

A three-alarm fire shot through a Lamartine Street building that houses a daycare on Tuesday morning. Boston Fire personnel were able to put out the fire and quickly reported that no one was hurt, and that four adults and five children were safely evacuated. Boston Fire crews responded to a fire at 165 Lamartine St. around 10 am and found a 2.5 story building engulfed in flames. They were able to put the fire out.


Nine Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Two-Year Investigation in Jamaica Plain

Nine men, eight of who are allegedly Heath Street Gang members and associates, have been charged with committing drug and firearm crimes around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Seven of the men were arrested this morning and were to appear in federal court later in the day. “These arrests come as a result of a two-year investigation working closely with our federal law enforcement partners,” said Boston Police Commission William Evans via press release according to bpdnews.com. “Public safety in Boston is my number one priority and I will continue to use all the resources available to target individuals driving violence in our city. I commend the work of my officers and all those involved in taking these dangerous individuals off the streets and the work they do every day to keep Boston safe.”

The two-year investigation was a joint operation between the Boston Police and the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments is one of the largest owned by the Boston Housing Authority, and has been beset by drug trafficking, shootings and other related crimes, of which much is gang related.


Cops Catch Alleged Armed Robber, K-9 Dog Finds Suspect’s Gun

A Boston Police K-9 dog located a handgun tossed by a 21-year-old Norwood man after he allegedly robbed a Jamaica Plain convenience store and police nabbed the suspect on Dec. 30th. Boston Police were called to the JP Convenience Store at 36 Gay Head Street around noon after a male suspect pointed a firearm at the store clerk, demanded cash and fled on foot, according to bpdnews.com. Police found a suspect who matched a provided description in the area of 59 Creighton Street. Officers frisked the suspect, didn't find a fireman, but did allegedly find cash crumpled up and sticking out of his left front pants pocket.