Boston 24: Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday July 16, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 8

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Vehicle Breaks: 22

Residential Break-ins: 5
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 Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

At about 11:37 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Three Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Violent Struggle in East Boston

 

At about 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit made three onsite arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Saratoga Street and Swift Street in East Boston. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed an apparent drug transaction involving two white males and a Hispanic male. Officers approached the individuals, one of whom was on foot walking towards Swift Street. Upon approach, the male pushed one of the officers with both hands in an attempt to flee. Officers eventually secured the male in the area of 591 Saratoga Street, and subsequently located a Smith and Wesson M&P .380 Body Guard firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from the suspect who was then taken into custody. 

Officers then focused their attention on the Hispanic male and white male, who had fled the area inside of a motor vehicle towards the Route 1A ramp. Officers observed the operator fail to use his turn signal then immediately pulled to the side of the road with both males simultaneously placing their heads toward their lap as if they were examining an item. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) in an effort to conduct a traffic stop. The Hispanic male operator abruptly placed his car in drive and attempted to flee the scene. The suspect switched gears between drive and reverse, striking a parked car and a police cruiser occupied by officers. Officers exited their vehicle and approached the suspect who was still actively trying to flee the scene in his motor vehicle, at one point accelerating towards officers. A violent struggle took place both inside and outside of the suspect’s motor vehicle. Eventually, the operator was subdued and taken into custody. The male passenger was also removed from the vehicle without incident and placed under arrest. Officers located a folding knife on the operator’s person. Officers additionally recovered a plastic bag containing a substance believed to be cocaine from inside of the vehicle along with an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Nicholas Boyd, 18-years-old, of Everett, Brendan Boyd, 22-years-old, of Everett, and Angelo Ramos, 22-years-old, of Winthrop. Nicholas Boyd is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. Ramos is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on charges of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Brendan Boyd was discovered to have an active out of Malden District Court for Violation of a Restraining Order.

 

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Elderly Man in Downtown

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department has issued a missing person’s alert and is subsequently seeking the public’s help and assistance in efforts to locate 68-year-old Eugene Jones who was last seen on July 13, 2019 at approximately 10:00 PM in the area of 70 Fulton Street in Boston. Jones suffers from dementia and has a history of seizures.

Eugene Jones is described as a black male approximately 5’8” in height, last seen wearing a white shirt, dark gray jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing person is advised to contact District A-1 (Downtown) Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

 

Officers Arrest One, Recover Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Boston

 

At about 5:30 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit arrested one male and recovered a firearm, drugs and cash in the area of 64 Arlington Street in Boston. As part of an ongoing and active investigation, officers received information which led them to the aforementioned location. Officers were notified that an Asian male had rented a room at the hotel where he was selling drugs while in possession of a firearm. Officers responded to the area of 64 Arlington Street where they conducted surveillance of the male suspect. At approximately 5:30 PM, officers observed the male exit the hotel. Officers approached the male, and subsequently located a black semi-automatic firearm with the serial number, make and model defaced, containing eleven rounds of live ammunition, inside of a fanny pack the suspect was wearing. Officers also located an undisclosed amount of US Currency and 4 grams of methamphetamine from the suspect’s person. 

Officers then responded to the suspect’s hotel room upon notifying the hotel staff in an effort to remove the remaining occupants from the room. Officers recovered over fifty grams of methamphetamine, over four hundred Xanax pills, twenty-six Gabapentin pills, twenty Adderall pills and a small bag containing heroin. A second male, who attempted to enter the room while officers were inside, was identified and received a summons. 

Officers arrested Maximo Shimada, 21-years-old, of Boston. Shimada is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class E Drugs.

 

One Under Arrest and Stolen Firearm Recovered During Downtown Traffic Stop

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:40 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Essex Street and Harrison Avenue Extension in Boston. While on patrol in the area of Beach Street and Washington Street in Boston, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark tints, illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant. The vehicle then left the area and officers followed, continuing their observation of the vehicle. The vehicle sped up and crossed three lanes of traffic on Harrison Avenue Extension and officers followed, conducting a traffic stop. Before approaching the vehicle, officers observed the operator suddenly lean towards the passenger’s side of the motor vehicle as if he were reaching towards something. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator, who was sweating and breathing heavily. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and observed several plastic cups in the cup holder containing alcohol. Officers removed the operator and the passenger from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a 9mm Sig Sauer Firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition as well as six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana from inside of the vehicle. The firearm was later discovered to have been stolen out of New Hampshire. The operator was taken into custody and the passenger was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested Greg Altenor, 29 years-old, of Dorchester. Altenor is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs Subsequent Offense, and Receiving Stolen Property. Additionally, Altenor was issued a MA Uniform Citation for Possession of Open Container of Alcohol, Marked Lanes Violation, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, and Obstructed Windows. 

 

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Connection to the Non-Fatal Shooting of an 8-Year-Old Girl and 35-Year-Old Male on the 4th of July in Roxbury

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Connection to the Non-Fatal Shooting of an 8-Year-Old Girl and 35-Year-Old Male on the 4th of July in Roxbury: Eight days after an 8-year-old female and 35-year-old male were shot during 4th of July festivities in a park in Roxbury, the individuals responsible for the shooting are behind bars. At about 3:40pm, on Friday, July 12, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located both suspects in two different locations in Mattapan. Once found, officers arrested Ian King, 28, of Dorchester and Nathas Jacquecine, 31, of Boston and charged them both with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling. Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, July 15, 2019. 

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross: “Senseless gun violence and those who engage in it have no place in our parks, playgrounds or neighborhoods. An innocent 8-year-old girl most certainly has the right to celebrate the 4th of July and play with friends without the fear of hurt, harm or injury. I want to acknowledge the help from community members who aided this investigation. I especially want to thank my officers and detectives from District B-2 who worked tirelessly to find and arrest those responsible for this despicable act.”  

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:  

At about 11:00pm, on July 4, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for persons shot in the area of 10 Folsom Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims, an 8-year-old female and a 35-year-old male, both suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where they received treatment for their injuries.

BPD in the Community: Young Officers from the Junior Police Academy Enjoy Tours of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit and Historic Fenway Park

BPD in the Community: Yesterday, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, children from East Boston and Dorchester who are currently enrolled in the BPD's Junior Police Academy enjoyed a beautiful day on the water touring the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit and cruising around the harbor. The group finished their day with a private tour of historic Fenway Park.  The Junior Police Academy is a program run by our officers each summer designed to help young people develop self-esteem, leadership skills and a sense of belonging.        

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 12, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

 

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department Continues to Seek the Public’s Help with Ongoing Investigation into Fourth of July Shooting in Dorchester

 

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as District B-2 detectives continue to investigate a non-fatal shooting which occurred at about 10:58 PM on Friday, July 4, 2019, at Mary Hannon Park in Dorchester. During the incident, an 8-year-old girl and an adult male victim both sustained injuries. No arrests have been made.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information or may have captured the incident on video is strongly urged to contact District B-2 detectives at (617) 343-4275.

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.

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Hyde Park

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At about 7:32 PM on Thursday July 11, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Joel Skyers, 21, of Hyde Park, on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 1269 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle as part of a drug investigation when they recovered a loaded .38 caliber Colt revolver, three plastic bags of marijuana, two bags of cocaine, $680.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence from inside a bag which had been in the suspect’s possession while he was a passenger inside the vehicle.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Distribution of Class D Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs.

 

Recent Peace Walk in Dorchester Features Commissioner’s Commendations for Local Community Members

Earlier this week, Commissioner Gross joined with members of the BPD Command Staff and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) for an evening Peace Walk with friends and neighbors in Dorchester. The night began with a gathering prayer at Saint Peter’s before heading down for a special visit at Elier’s Barbershop where the Commissioner presented several employees with commendations for their service to the community. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Peace Walks across the city and please be sure to come out and join us.

 

Two City of Boston EMTs Recovering from Injuries After Assault and Battery in Downtown

 

At about 4:00 PM on Wednesday July 10, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for EMTs in trouble in the area of 24 New Chardon Street. On arrival, officers located a female EMT suffering from multiple stab wounds. Responding officers immediately began to provide medical assistance to the victim. Officers also located a male EMT standing behind the ambulance suffering from exposure to an undetermined chemical agent. The male victim informed officers that they had been attacked by a female suspect, later identified as Julie Tejeda, 31, of East Boston, who was still on scene. Officers quickly placed the suspect in custody without incident. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life threatening in nature. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery on a Public Employee.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Boston 24: Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday July 9, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 3

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 2

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

Two Suspects in Custody and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered Following Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

 

At about 4:15 PM on Monday July 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 14 Harvard Street in Dorchester which resulted in ballistic damage to an unoccupied motor vehicle. During that incident, two suspects, later identified as Teshawn Hector-Coleman, 25, of Stoughton and Daiquan Miller, 20, of Hyde Park, were observed fleeing the area on motorized scooters.

At about 6:20 PM, officers observed two individuals matching the suspect description operating scooters in a rear courtyard area adjacent to 30 Stratton Street in Dorchester. Additional responding units set a perimeter and were able to stop both suspects, despite their efforts to flee. Officers then recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY handgun located inside a storage pouch which was secured against the chest of Teshawn Hector-Coleman. Officers also then recovered a loaded .25 caliber Raven Model MP25 handgun from an under-seat storage compartment of the scooter which was being operated by Daiquan Miller. Both suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident.

Officers continued their investigation and learned that the scooter which was being operated by Hector-Coleman had recently been reported stolen. Officers later located the owner of that scooter who stated that the two suspects had robbed her at gunpoint at about 5:50 PM in the area of Hunts Playground in Almont Park, taking her scooter and an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim informed officers that Hector-Coleman had displayed a firearm while Miller had shown a knife during the robbery. The victim, an adult female, was not injured during the incident and was able to positively identify both suspects.

The two suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Carjacking and Armed Robbery.

 

​Boston Police Cadets Start Their First Day of Training at the Boston Police Academy

On Monday, July 8, 2019, Boston Police Cadet Class 22-19 began their first day of training at the Boston Police Academy.

The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Boston's youth seeking a career in law enforcement. The program is a minimum of a two-year commitment. Cadets rotate throughout the Department in various assignments and shifts, including Headquarters, District Stations, and other specialized units throughout the City.

To be eligible you must be between the ages of 18-24, be a current resident of Boston, and have maintained Boston residency for the last 5 years, be a United States citizen, have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and take and pass the Boston Police Cadet Exam.

If selected for appointment, candidates must pass an extensive screening process including: drug testing, a pre-employment physical, an extensive criminal background check, and a rigorous 8-week cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature) at the Boston Police Academy.

Good luck and stay safe out there!