New England in brief

Four Occupy Boston protesters arrested


Four Occupy Boston protesters were arrested in two incidents yesterday, including one in which a man allegedly walked off with an officer’s departmental bicycle. Langston Peace, 29, of Boston, was charged with larceny over $250. At about 5:15 p.m., during a march from Dewey Square to the Back Bay, three men wearing masks burst into the Boylston Street Burger King. Jeffrey Nunes, 17, and Sean Cormier, 21, both of Westport; and Kiean Lyons, 17, of Norwood, were charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.


Police charge two in home invasion

Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with an armed home invasion in Milford Tuesday that injured a 49-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, Milford police said. Christopher Chicoine, 30, of Milford, and David Whaland, 29, of Lexington, are to appear in Milford District Court tomorrow on charges of home invasion and attempted murder, along with other charges, police said.


Student found dead on school campus

A Southern New Hampshire University student was found dead yesterday morning on campus, a school official said. “There was an untimely death of one of our resident students this morning on campus,’’ said Gregg Mazzola, associate vice president of communications for the Manchester-based school. Mazzola said the death was an isolated incident and that the campus is safe. The student’s identity was not released.


Man crashes stolen school bus into cars


A stolen Auburn school bus in Webster hit two parked cars on Whitcomb Street yesterday, dragging them across the road before the driver abandoned the bus and ran away, according to Webster Police Sergeant Thomas Ralph. Police sent a K-9 unit to track the man after they received the call at 12:12 a.m., but were unable to find him. The cars were empty and no injuries were reported. Ralph said a representative from AA Transportation said the man had stolen the bus from the company’s lot on Route 20 in Auburn.


Police seek girl who boarded bus to N.Y.

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Police are looking for a 13-year-old Wayland girl who was last seen boarding a bus to New York City at about 6:30 p.m. Friday at South Station in Boston. Alexandra M. Loftis, also known as “Allie,’’ has brown hair put up in a bun and brown eyes, and is 5 feet 4 inches tall and 130 pounds, police said. The teenager was wearing a hip-length black jacket with a gray, fur-trimmed hood, black UGG boots, and jeans. Police said she had a knee injury and was walking with one aluminum crutch. Foul play is not suspected, police said, and this is considered a runaway case. Wayland police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 508-358-4721.


Blaze damages warehouse and boats

A fire yesterday at Maciel Marine in Vineyard Haven significantly damaged a warehouse and boats, State Police said. They were notified of the fire on Lagoon Pond Road at about 2 p.m., according to State Police spokesman David Procopio. The fire appeared to have caused considerable property loss, but there were no reported injuries, he said. The cause is under investigation.


Police arrest man, 21, on drug charges

A Roslindale man was arrested and charged Friday with possession and trafficking of drugs and with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to Boston police. William Fleurimont, 21, was detained after attempting to flee outside a house on Colberg Avenue in Roslindale. Officers were watching the house before executing a search warrant when they saw a suspect leave. Fleurimont started to flee when he saw police nearing him, police said. Officers confiscated a plastic bag of tan powder, believed to be heroin, $275, a cellphone, and other items from him. Inside the house, officers found drug-related material and a loaded handgun.