Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 21, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 0

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Armed Suspect During Convenience Store Robbery in Roslindale

 

At about 6:50 PM on Saturday, July 22, 2017, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to  a call for an armed robbery in progress at the R&R Convenience Store located at 4355 Washington Street in Roslindale. Officers quickly arrived on scene and were aware that the suspect, later identified as Michael Hernandez, 25, of Roslindale, was still inside the store as they made entry. Upon seeing the officers coming through the front door, the suspect immediately turned and ran towards the rear of the building while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect into a darkened storage area at which time the suspect began to turn back towards the officers while pulling a silver firearm from the left side of his pants. The officers charged the suspect who dropped the gun as he was being taken into custody. Officers then recovered a .380 caliber Pietro Beretta handgun with a high capacity magazine and an obliterated serial number. Officers also recovered cash from the suspect which was turned in as evidence. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Armed Robbery.

One Less Gun: Ever Vigilant BPD Officers Track Down Suspects Fleeing Shots Fired Call in Dorchester

At about 1:05 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) were responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Parkman and Adams Streets in Dorchester when officers observed a motor vehicle, described as a Nissan SUV, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Given the vehicle’s suspicious activity and close proximity to the call for shots fired, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to stop the car but were unsuccessful after losing sight of the vehicle in the area of Popes Hill Street.

A short time later, officers spotted and stopped the car in the area of 7 Fox Street. Fearing the presence of a weapon or weapons, officers ordered both occupants to exit the car. Officers promptly observed that one of the occupants appeared to be bleeding from a gunshot wound to the ankle while the second occupant appeared to have a laceration to his ear. Both were transported to an area hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officers later received information confirming the vehicle’s involvement in the earlier call for shots fired in the area of Parkman and Adams Streets.

A search of the suspect’s motor vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize two firearms (see photo). Officers charged two men, a 20-year-old male and a 23-year-old male from Boston, with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Gun-Toting Juvenile in Roxbury

At about 10:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the Orchard Park area when they observed a group of males loitering in the rear of 256 Dudley Street in District B-2 (Roxbury). As officers approached the group, one male separated from the group and was observed clutching at an object in his waist area and crouching down as he entered a small alcove of the building. A search of the alcove enabled officers to see and recover a loaded .25 caliber Ravens Arms semi-automatic handgun in the area where the male suspect was seen crouching down. As a result officers arrested the individual, a 14-year-old juvenile from Boston, and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on Public Way.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “As proud as I am of my officers for their ongoing dedication and devotion to keeping our streets safe, everybody should be concerned when a 14-year-old kid is caught with a gun. Clearly, somewhere along the way this young teen thought it was okay to pick up a gun and it’s incumbent on everybody – not just my officers – to intercept and refocus these young people before they make a decision that will adversely impact the rest of their lives.”

NOTE: To date, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken over 370 guns off the streets of Boston in the year 2017.

Area C-11 in Dorchester Honored by Visit from ADSL Campers

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Officers at Area C-11 (Dorchester) were honored to meet with campers and staff from the All Dorchester Sports League. The campers enjoyed a tour of the station and learned first-hand about all the great police work being done in Dorchester. Said one staff member, “They all left wanting to become police officers.”

For more information on ADSL Camps visit: www.alldorchestersports.org

One Less Gun: Drug Control Unit Recovers Loaded .45, Drugs and Money in Dorchester

At about 2:15 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers assigned to Boston Police Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of 777 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, when they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction between the occupants of a parked vehicle and an individual who approached the vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle as it left the area and broadcast the vehicle description. Officers, assisted by uniformed officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester), stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of Neponset Avenue and Parkman Street. During this encounter, officers recovered over seven thousand dollars from the front seat passenger, and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a loaded Remington Rand .45 cal handgun, 2 bags of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The driver, 24-year-old Dimitri Thomas of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. The passenger, 24-year-old Coulino Gomes-Fernandes of Boston, was arrested and charged with Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Both will appear in Dorchester District Court. 

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Work Quickly to Make Two Arrests in Two Separate Incidents Overnight

 

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:07 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, an officer from District B-2 (Roxbury) was flagged down by a robbery victim in the area of 55 Malcolm X Boulevard. The officer was informed that two males approached the victim, motioned that they had a knife, and threatened to stab him. The males then grabbed his handheld video game and fled the scene on foot toward Roxbury Street. Officers canvassed the area and observed an individual near 205 Roxbury Street who fit the suspect description and appeared to be sweating profusely and breathing heavily as if he had been running. Officers stopped the individual and a pat frisk revealed a folding box cutter in the individual’s pocket. Further investigation allowed officers to positively identify the individual as one of the suspects in the robbery. Officers arrested 28-year-old Marquis Kevin Jones of Roxbury and charged him with Armed Robbery. Officers canvassed the area for the second suspect and the victim’s stolen property to no avail.

 

INCIDENT #2: At about 2:07 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a commercial alarm in the area of 473 West Broadway at the 7-Eleven. Upon arrival, officers observed that the glass front door had been smashed with a large granite block. Officers cleared the store and found no one inside, however, they observed that the rack containing the Newport cigarettes was nearly empty and the cigarette and scratch ticket racks were disheveled. When the store owner responded, the officers were able to view surveillance video tape and broadcast a suspect description. Officers on patrol observed a male fitting the suspect’s description a few blocks away in the rear of 95 G Street and confirmed he was the suspect from the security footage. The officers recovered approximately 89 packs of Newport cigarettes from the suspect, as well as a bag of screwdrivers, a hammer, and other tools, amongst his possessions. Officers arrested 57-year-old Patrick Keane of Boston and charged him with Breaking and Entering, Destruction of Property, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Trespassing, Larceny over $250, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, July 20, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston Police Seeking Information Relative to Vandalism to Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center in Dorchester

At about 8:00 AM on Monday, July 17, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a vandalism in the area of 950 Blue Hill Avenue at the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center. Upon arrival, officers were informed that sometime between 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 and 6:00 AM on Monday, July 17 a suspect or suspects vandalized the rear of the building, storage shed, and tennis courts. The officers observed profanity spray painted on the rear door, the storage shed was broken into and ransacked, and the outdoor seating areas and garden had been destroyed.

Investigators are seeking any information relative to this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712. Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Suspects Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill

 

At about 4:06 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Responding officers were able to provide a description of a possible suspect vehicle that had since left the area. Additional officers on patrol observed a vehicle matching that description traveling on Cedar Street toward Washington Street. Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but a brief pursuit ensued. The three occupants finally stopped the car and fled on foot from the vehicle in the area of Cedar Street and Lambert Avenue. Officers chased the suspects on foot and quickly apprehended all three individuals, identified as 21-year-old Christian Soto-Olivero of Mattapan, 38-year-old Jerome D. Hobson of Dorchester, and 26-year-old Shawn Redden of Brockton. The suspects were arrested and will be charged with Murder and firearm related charges.

Said Commissioner Evans, "This was brazen daytime shooting of a good, well-respected man doing the right thing. Thanks to a quick response by my officers, we believe we have the three cowards responsible for this homicide in custody."   

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 10
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

BPD in the News: "Sometimes there is crying in baseball" --Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

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BPD Chief William Gross and the entire Boston Police Department could not have been more humbled to greet and escort our fellow NYPD officers from the 46th Precinct, colleagues of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia who was shot in the head while on duty on two weeks ago, to the Yankees v. Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. As dividing as the Boston-New York rivalry may be, most officers will agree that there's nothing like it to bring brothers and sisters together in a time of grieving. We once again extend our heartfelt condolences to all of our fellow officers in the 46th Precinct and the NYPD for the loss of a great officer, mother, and person. For Kevin Cullen's Boston Globe story, click the link below:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/17/sometimes-there-crying-baseball/h0sFA3RI2Gv22L9Buzya2K/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter#comments

Boston 72 Weekend Update and Public Journal for Monday, July 17, 2017

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 3

Vehicle Thefts: 15
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 18

Residential Break-ins: 11
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Death Investigation in the Area of 10 Vesta Road in Dorchester

 

At about 5:23 PM on Monday, July 17, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 10 Vesta Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The first victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The second victim, an 18-year-old male, was pronounced deceased on scene.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

BPD Photo of the Day: Chief Gross Honored to Meet Deputy Jeremy Romero, the Nation’s First "Robo Cop"

Yesterday, Monday, July17, 2017, the chief of the nation’s first police department had the honor of meeting the nation’s first “Robo Cop,” Deputy Jeremy Romero of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico.  Deputy Romero is a former Corrales New Mexico Police Officer who was paralyzed in a patrol car crash in 2014. He is now the first law enforcement officer in the country to use a ReWalk system which is a medical device that enables paraplegics to stand and walk again. Superintendent in Chief William Gross welcomed Deputy Romero to BPD Headquarters and thanked him for his unwavering commitment to police work and for continuing to share his message to those impacted by spinal cord injuries who may benefit from the use of this new technology.

BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Motor Vehicle of Interest After Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a motor vehicle in relation to a non-fatal shooting that occurred last night in Dorchester. At about 10:11 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) on sited a person shot in the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue. The victim was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life-threatening at this time. Investigators are now hoping to identify the maroon Honda Pilot SUV pictured above as they work to solve this case. The vehicle was occupied by two males and two females and was observed in the area at the time of the incident.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so 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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Two Arrests Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester

 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit have identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection to a brazen daylight shooting that resulted in a death investigation in Dorchester in late June.

At about 9:57 AM on Thursday, June 28, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased several days later.

As a result of an in-depth investigation in conjunction with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, members of the Marietta Georgia Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Keith Cousins, 30, of Boston, on Friday July 14, 2017, in Marietta Georgia. BPD Homicide detectives then traveled south to interview the suspect who remains in custody at this time while awaiting extradition.

Investigators have also identified Shaquille Brown, 22, of Mattapan, who is currently incarcerated locally on an unrelated matter, as a second suspect in this case. Both suspects will be charged with Murder in Dorchester District Court. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “I cannot commend my officers enough for the work they continue to do to solve these kinds of troubling cases. I’ve always said that we never forget a victim, their families or their loved ones. I hope that as we continue to identify and arrest those responsible for these senseless crimes, we’ll be able to bring some measure of comfort to all those still left hurting.”