More lighting and surveillance to fight crime

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

€427,000 to curb anti-social behaviours In a broad swipe at local elements seemingly causing havoc and nervousness among residents in various parts of the city, a new project is launched to fight back. New lighting will be installed at Parco Pasolini, in Piazza Santo Stefano, Piazza San Francesco, and Piazza Malpighi. The Bolognina area, however, will benefit […]

Police smash Albanian gang of thieves

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Eight Albanians face charges of handling stolen goods Police uncovered a treasure trove of valuables in a house they raided after a tip-off. They discovered jewels, expensive watches, cash, luxury handbags and other merchandise stolen from private houses around Bologna, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Prato and Marche. The stolen goods worth an estimated €100,000 were […]

Thieves hit pharmacy Jackpot

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

€80,000 stashed in woman’s handbag Not even prizing a hole-in-the-wall from its hinges, would result in such a windfall as occurred in Via Varthema in the Murri area. Thieves targeted a pharmacist who was on her way to deposit shop takings at the bank. It all took place at 9.30am as the woman placed the […]

Emilia-Romagna No.1 for crime

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

– Analysis of Sole 24 Ore: Rimini hits crime top spot, Bologna comes in third. – Overall crime rates are falling It’s hardly an award to be proud of, however, the Emilia-Romagna region and Rimini province, picked up the extraordinary achievement for being No.1 hot spots in ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’ crime rankings for 2015. […]

Anti-drug op seizes large stash of marijuana

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

‘Neighbour-hood watch’ saves the day The police stumbled across two large black bags hidden near the railway tunnel in via Terrapieno, in San Donato area, and were very surprised to discover more than 50kg of marijuana inside. They were following up on a call to 113 about suspicious movements in what can only be attributed […]

26 year old Bolognese on child porn charges

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The man from San Lazzaro allegedly seduced his young victims online to send him material of themselves in uncompromising situations. The hard core content was then to be used to blackmail them later, however, one of those targeted online triggered an investigation. The young man tried to set up an encounter with a girl for […]

City Park: Overrun by dealers, punkabestia & immigrants

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Montagnola Park has undergone a transformation from being a peaceful pastime for joggers and walkers alike to nothing short of a nightmare – and that’s during daylight hours. Recent drug busts by the undercover Flying Squad have begun to highlight a rise in drug trafficking, which in turn often lead to other anti-social problems like […]

President Erdogan attacks Bolognese Prosecutor

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Necmettin Bilal Erdogan

And rattles cage for picking on his wee son. The prosecutor of Bologna has confirmed the case of alleged money laundering and “will pursue its activities with confidence and commitment” in the case against Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, the son of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Daddy Erdogan launched a bombastic broadside against the Bolognese […]

News in brief

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

€5000 fine for urinating in public It’s no longer a ‘criminal offense’, however, Di Cesare and his two 19 year old friends were surprised by police officers while urinating in public and received fines of €5000 each. The maximum can be increased to €10,000 but according to the law 689/81 of public indecency, the fine […]

Criminality or artistry

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Is recurrent graffiti a criminal act or artistic endeavor to be recognized? New murals appeared in Via Zamboni in front of the Humanities and Philosophy departments at no.36-38 despite the area having been cleaned recently. As a result of the murals on the columns the prosecutor Valter Giovannini has started an investigation. He reacted angrily […]