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in the Tuesday morning paper/online [04/18/17 @ 10p]


April 18, 2017
Written By: Lana Langston

Nearly a dozen small to mid-sized jewelers around the Metro Boston area have reported missing loose gemstones over the last 72 hours. All the stones were either replaced with fakes or flat out taken. There does not seem to be any sign of forced entry and no large or unique pieces were taken, but the gemstones taken were all of high quality, many of them considered 'fancy' due to their unique coloring.

Adreena Barmakian, co-owner and purchaser at Barmakian Jewelers of Boston explained, "Most gemstones purchased by our and other larger firms are certified and serialized by all the major certification organizations, especially the Gemological Institute of America, or GIA. This tends to make stolen gems more difficult to sell on the black market, especially with the serial number. Many smaller firms also sell certified gems but they don't always have a serial number, especially if they are dealing with estate pieces or heirloom stones."

The Boston Police Department is running an investigation, looking through the records of all the jewelers to see if there is any connection between the stores that were targeted. Since there were no alarms tripped or signs of forced entry, the focus is on current and past employees of all stores or an employee of a security firm as a start. However, the police are still looking for information.

If anyone has any information that may help local police officials with their investigation, you are asked to please call the Boston Police Department's tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or to text the word TIP to CRIME (27463) from your mobile device.

WRITTEN BY [info]temerario

[02/04/17 @ 9p]


February 4th, 2017
Written By: Lana Langston

What started as a missing person report has now turned into a kidnapping and assault investigation.

When Kesia Harrow called the D-4 Precinct Headquarters it was to report Boston Financial hedgefund manager Richard Henderson missing. Henderson, 54, of Back Bay, was supposed to meet Harrow for dinner Wednesday evening but never arrived. He also did not appear for work at Boston Financial the next morning.

Henderson is no stranger to scandal. In 2015, he was embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with former wife Amanda Bradlee fueled by Bradlee's evidence of Henderson's extensive after-hours activities, submitting hours of surveillance footage and pictures of trysts in various clubs and restaurants all over Boston. Boston Financial was also dragged into the fray when it was suspected that Henderson had been using his expense accounts to fund his excessive partying, a charge later discounted after rigorous internal investigation by the firm.

Early Saturday morning, Henderson was found badly injured in the Tufts Medical Center emergency room. The businessman was suffering from several broken ribs, facial contusions and a broken right wrist. Witnesses say that Henderson was brought to the ER by a white male, tall with dark hair. Surveillance footage from the ER security cameras only have a shot of the man from behind.

Police are investigating without the cooperation of Henderson, who insists that he was mugged. He was not missing his wallet or other identification. Police urge anyone who was at the Tufts ER in the early hours of Saturday morning with information to call the Boston Police Department's tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or to text the word TIP to CRIME (27463) from their mobile device.

WRITTEN BY [info]temerario

[10/10/16 @ 12p]


October 10, 2016
Written By: Saul Goodman

A thirty nine year old woman was found dead in her South Boston duplex this morning.

The Boston Police Department responded to a call from a neighbor who had heard a disturbance and came to the scene to find the woman identified as thirty nine year old, Emily Graves, lying on the floor of her kitchen with signs of an apparent struggle. First responders to the scene were unable to revive the woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Unfortunately, this is a case that's close to home for the Boston Police Department - the thirty nine year old Graves is Sergeant Harold Graves' daughter-in-law. The Sergeant has yet to release a statement but sources close to the department and family say that he is "devastated" and his main concern is his granddaughter, a twenty year old junior at Boston University whose name has not been released. The deceased's ex-husband is also a former member of the Boston Police Department, making this a case of top priority for the homicide department to solve.

The death has been ruled a homicide with a full investigation pending. The deceased's neighbor, identified as Margot O'Hara was shocked and disturbed when she learned of her neighbor's death. "Emily is a devoted mother and a wonderful neighbor. Whoever did this to her is an animal. I feel so horrible for her family and friends but they were all blessed to have her in their life." O'Hara went on to describe Graves as hard working and effervescent, taking pride in her job as a personal trainer. "It made her happy to help other people."

The police do have a lead on a person seen around the neighborhood at the supposed time of the murder described as a male with dark hair of average build and height dressed in dark blue clothing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Boston Police Department's tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or to text the word TIP to CRIME (27463) from their mobile device.

WRITTEN BY [info]inculate

[07/22/16 @ 11p]


Shocking Death! Man Electrocuted in Mysterious Accident!
July 23, 2016
Written By: Katie Krazinski

Late Friday evening, shortly after midnight, Boston PD responded to a 911 call from the waterfront near the Port of Boston.

Michael Willis of South Boston, an employee of Eversource, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was determined to be electrocution. Also on site was Kathryn Snow, identified as an oncology resident at Mass General, who made the call to authorities and was administering CPR as ambulances arrived in an apparent attempt to revive Mr. Willis.

Dr. Snow reportedly was out socializing with Mr. Willis when he went in to check on the source of an 'electrical anomaly' at a warehouse on the waterfront. The warehouse was reportedly identified as taking up an unusually large amount of power. Given the recent slew of power outages across the city and the apparent abnormality of the power usage at the warehouse, Mr. Willis reportedly attempted to disconnect the power, causing a surge in the process that resulted in his demise.

The cause of the recent record number of power outages continues to be under investigation. Eversource is New England's largest energy provider for both residential and business needs. Company leadership and representatives were unavailable for comment on whether Mr. Willis was at the warehouse under official orders to resolve electrical issues or whether he was present of his own accord. At this time, Mr. Willis's death has been ruled an accident.

WRITTEN BY [info]hitokiri

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