The side view mirror of this car was snapped off, likely by a plow truck, while the vehicle was parked on Havana Street in Roslindale on Feb. 8, 2015.

Winter-Related Car Vandalism Spikes on Seaverns Avenue

Boston Police said they're sending extra patrols around the Seaverns Avenue area, were there has been a cluster of reports of vandalism likely arising from disputes over parking. That's one of the takeaways from Thursday's monthly police-community meeting. Police this week issued a community alert about car vandalism. Officers fleshed out those concerns at Thursday's meeting, held at Curtis Hall Community Center. In February, police have seen a rise in incidents like windshield wipers being snapped, rear view mirrors being broken off and cars being scraped.

Capt. Alfredo Andres speaks to residents at the Pond on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

Video: Police Captain Describes Pond Muggings

In this short video, Capt. Alfredo Andres, commander of the police district that includes Jamaica Plain, describes two armed robberies that took place at Jamaica Pond on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Andres was addressing a crowd of more than 50 that gathered Friday for an emergency community meeting about the muggings. Previous coverage on Jamaica Plain News:

Police Vow to Keep Up Extra Patrols Until Pond Muggers Caught

Armed Robberies at Pond Spark Emergency Community Meeting
Victim Tied to Tree at Pond as Armed Robbers Strike Twice
Bicyclist Robbed of Laptop, Phone and Cash at Jamaica Pond

Capt. Alfredo Andres, commander of Jamaica Plain's District E-13

Alfredo Andres: From Forbes Street to First Latino District Commander

Alfredo Andres, the first Latino to make captain in the Boston Police Department, didn't grow up dreaming of being a cop. But he did grow up right here in Jamaica Plain. Andres and his family came from Cuba in 1971 and settled on Forbes Street in Hyde Square. His family is from Oriente province in Cuba. And yes, that's the same area of the island for which El Oriental de Cuba, Jamaica Plain's famous Cuban restaurant, gets its name.