At approximately 17:30 hours yesterday, Tuesday May 3 Boston Police Officers from District C-11 and Boston EMS responded to 35 Melbourne Street in Dorchester for reports of a person stabbed. On arrival, officers located an adult male bleeding profusely with injuries consistent with a stabbing.
EMTs and Paramedics soon arrived on scene and the man was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. At this time he is expected to survive.
Boston Police Media Relations refused to provide any further information when contacted, sighting their policy to not disclose any information on 209a domestic issues. This internal policy however directly contrasts public records laws and best practices as it relates to how other law enforcement agencies and even the Suffolk Country District Attorney’s Office handles these types of disclosures. When pressed on if they could even just confirm an arrest or preliminary, non-identifying, facts and circumstances of the incident we were met with silence.
Detectives from District C-11 responded to the scene and processed the scene. They could be seen photographing and collecting evidence from both outside of the residence as well as inside. At this time we have been unable to confirm any further information and the Boston Police continue to refuse to cooperate.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Community members wanting to report any case of domestic violence, that is not occurring at the moment, may do so anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to aid or help any victim of domestic violence in an anonymous manner. In the case of an emergency, CALL 9-1-1.