Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Scuffle at BC Task Force Meeting

There were more things going on at Tuesday night's meeting of the BC Task Force than just talking about BC's upcoming master plan.

The A-B TAB reported on the June 19, 2007 meeting of the BC Task Force:
One member of the public, Steve Costello, who identified himself as a founding member of the Boston College Task Force, spoke loudly throughout the meeting, calling the BRA evil and referring to the task force as corrupt. The man’s behavior angered residents, and when residents questioned who he was, he became belligerent and was asked to take a seat. When he refused, a member of the task force began to contact the police, at which point a scuffle ensued outside the meeting room and the man was ejected.
During the meeting, Steve Costello identified himself as a resident of Lake Street. A quick googling produces a crime beat story from 10/29/02 from BU's student newspaper, The Daily Free Press:

Police responded to a call for a domestic violence dispute and assault at 120 Lake St. in Brighton around 5:30 p.m. last Saturday. According to the victim, his brother, 45-year-old Stephen J. Costello, became aggressive during a domestic dispute.

Costello allegedly spit in the victim's face and proceeded to hold a kitchen knife to the victim's throat threatening to stab him. The victim reportedly wrestled the knife from Costello, and immediately called the police. The victim also told officers Costello has a substance abuse problem. Costello admitted brandishing the knife, but denied holding it to the victim's throat. Police arrested Costello and informed the victim of his rights under the Family Abuse Law.

1 comment:

Leigh said...

Hi there,

I linked to your blog this morning. Thanks for keeping us all updated!