Photos of the guy from before and after he snagged the backpack, via TPD.
Transit Police have released photos of a man they say made off with a backpack containing two laptops and other items from another person at the Oak Grove Orange Line station around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.
The US Attorney's office this week announced the arrests of 14 people it said were some of the founders of a new Brazilian gang in the Boston area that was beginning to make a name for itself through gun and drug sales - and armed robberies, home invasions and kidnappings. Read more.
State Police report a search for a teen who'd been kidnapped and was calling 911 in Revere from the trunk of a moving car shortly before 6 p.m. ended after police realized it was the latest in a string of similar hoax calls. Read more.
Richard Auffrey is a fan of Chinese soup dumplings, so he hied himself off to District Kitchen in Malden to try one of its super-sized soup dumplings - so large it comes with a straw to suck out the broth before you try to eat the thing. His conclusion: He's sticking to regular-sized dumplings.
Around 2:30 p.m., the T was reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to an outbound train with "a mechanical problem" near Malden Center bad enough to have the train after it called up to push it to Oak Grove.
A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit over the lack of hazelnuts in a local company's Hazelnut Crème Coffee as a whole latte nothing because the woman who brought the suit didn't make a strong enough case on exactly how she was harmed. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a Malden man (um, of course?) at the Oak Grove Orange Line station last night after he allegedly urinated on a parked Transit Police cruiser and then, with that out of his system, ripped off one of its license plates and tried to smash in a window.
A Malden man who blamed two officials for being part of an alleged conspiracy to steal his house will likely spend the rest of his life in federal prison for planning a murder spree with the weapons he bought from an arms dealer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting Gregory Rieschick, 38, of Charlestown, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident around 5:15 a.m. on May 2 on an inbound Orange Line train that had just left Malden Center.