One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects and Recover Three Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents

FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:05 AM on Monday July 16, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for an assault and battery in progress in Mattapan. During the incident, officers arrested a 21-year-old female suspect and later executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a loaded .25 caliber Raven Arms handgun. The suspect has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Improper Storage of a Firearm, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery (209A) and Threats.

 FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:44 AM on Tuesday July 17, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects and recovered two loaded firearms during an investigation in the area of 89 Fowler Street in Dorchester. Officers were advised that there was a group of males standing around a parked motor vehicle and that one of the men had displayed a firearm. Officers arrived on scene and quickly located and stopped a suspect matching the given description as he attempted to walk away from the group. The suspect was later identified as Von Cameron, 28, of Dorchester. Officers performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded Ruger P34 handgun from the waistband area of the suspect’s pants at which time he was placed in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation, returning to the parked motor vehicle, and arrested a second suspect, Darryl Hodges, 24, of Dorchester, who had been seated in the driver’s seat after observing and recovering a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 2ND FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

2ND FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

BPD in the Community: PAL and BPD Officers Treat Junior Police Academy Kids to an Afternoon of Bowling!

Today was another day of learning and fun at the BPD Junior Police Academy! During a visit to the Crime Scene Response Unit at Headquarters, our officers taught the JPA kids a little bit about identifying people by their fingerprints. They even received hands-on training on how our officers and detectives dust for prints at a crime scene. After the tutorial, the officers treated the junior recruits to an afternoon of bowling! Special thanks to the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League for making it all happen—an amazing time had by both the youngsters and the officers! 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Juvenile Male Arrested for Armed Robbery by Officers in District B-3 Mattapan

 

At about 4:22PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of Mildred Avenue and Norfolk Street in Mattapan. The victim was walking on Norfolk Street when two male suspects in their late teens approached her from behind, placed a hard object against her back, and demanded her to walk to the nearest ATM.  A passerby heard the victim scream for help at which time both suspects fled on foot, stealing the victim’s headphones. Responding officers drove down Norfolk Street and observed a male matching the description of one of the suspects walking in the area of Norfolk Park. Officers proceeded to the park entrance and approached the suspect, later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile male from Randolph. One of the suspects was positively identified and the second suspect is still at large. Officers did not recover a weapon from the suspect.

The 15-year-old juvenile male was arrested and charged with Delinquent to wit; Armed Robbery. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10:00 AM through Monday @ 10:00 AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

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

Vehicle Thefts: 11
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 2

Click Here for Public Journal

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: Breaking and Entering Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Scale Fire Escape to Make Arrest in Downtown Boston

 

At about 3:05 AM on Sunday, July 15, 2018, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person climbing on a fire escape in the area of 25 Fleet Street.

While en route, officers were informed that multiple calls were coming in to 911 that a person had smashed an apartment window while on a fire escape near the above address. When officers arrived on scene, they were informed by a victim that a suspect had just kicked through their apartment window. Officers entered the building and proceeded to the victims’ apartment but did not locate the suspect. Officers then heard the sound of glass breaking and made their way out to the alley behind the building adjacent to Moon Street. As they made their way down the alley, they could hear glass breaking and observed it falling from a fifth-floor apartment. The officers made their way up the fire escape and gained entry through the broken window. As they cleared the residence, they observed the suspect asleep in a bed. Officers announced their presence and woke the suspect. The suspect told the officers that he lived there but could not provide proof of residence, nor could the officers find any mail with the suspect’s name on it. Officers asked if the suspect was staying here with a friend but the suspect refused to answer.

Officers arrested the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Kevin Dean of Bolton, CT, and charged him with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Disturbing the Peace. Dean will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

Boston Police Detectives Seeking Information from the Public on a Large Fight in the Area of 73 Milton Avenue in Dorchester

INVESTIGATION FB.png

At about 11:35 PM on Saturday, July 14, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a fight in the area of 73 Milton Avenue in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a large crowd of approximately 30 or more people who appeared to be in their late teens gathered in front of the above address. In the crowd, officers observed an unresponsive male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries and requested EMS. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center for further treatment.

Boston Police detectives are seeking assistance from individuals who were in the area of 73 Milton Avenue at the time of this incident. Specifically, detectives are seeking to obtain any witness photos or cell phone video taken before, during and/or after the altercation that led to the victim’s injuries. Anyone with images or videos are asked to email them directly to Sergeant Detective Marc Sullivan at Marc.Sullivan@pd.boston.gov.

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.

 

BPD Photo of the Day: Young Fan Cheers on the Red Sox and the Boston Police at Fenway Park

FenwaySmiles.jpg

Earlier today, on Saturday July 14, 2018, Captain Steven Sweeney, Commander of District D-4 (South End) was delighted to meet a young BPD fan from Winthrop who had come to town to see the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. After a thrilling walk-off win by the home town team, both were all smiles as they posed for a quick picture.

Missing Person Alert: Jose Ulloa

Ulloa, Jose #I182054850.jpg

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate Mr. Jose Ulloa who was last seen on Thursday on July 12, 2018 in the area of 942 Hyde Park Avenue. Mr. Ulloa is described as a 70-year-old white-Hispanic male, 5’09” tall and 160lbs. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, dark grey sweatpants, black sneakers with white soles and a black wrist watch.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jose Ulloa is advised to contact 911 or District E-18 (Hyde Park) Detectives at (617) 343-5607.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 13, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 7
Commercial Break-ins: 0

Click Here for Public Journal

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 and Public Journal for Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 0

Click Here for Public Journal

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.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Drug Control officers execute search warrants and recover 30 grams of Fentanyl, other drugs from Dorchester apartment

SearchWarrant-99LawrenceAve.JPG

At about 4:30 AM today, Friday, July 13, 2018, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit and the Citywide Drug Control Unit, with the assistance of the BPD SWAT Team, executed two warrants issued out of Roxbury District Court for the suspect, 48-year-old female Barbara Delgado-Ocasio of Dorchester, and for an apartment in the area of 99 Lawrence Avenue, Dorchester.

Officers made entry into the apartment and found Delgado-Ocasio, 48-year-old Jose Rivera of Dorchester, a 20-year-old female, and two juveniles. Upon execution of the warrant, officers located and seized the following:

  • $8,573.00 in US currency
  • Approximately 30 grams of Fentanyl
  • 599 Oxycodone pills
  • Various documents in the names of Barbara Delgado and Jose Rivera
  • Multiple blenders and a scale
  • Multiple bottles of Lactose (used as a cutting agent for drugs)  

As a result of the investigation, officers placed the two suspects, Delgado-Ocasio and Rivera, under arrest and charged them with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Fentanyl) and Trafficking Class B Drugs (Oxycodone). Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD Photo of the Day: Kids Enjoy Tour of BPD's Harbor Patrol Unit & Tour of Fenway Park

Today, Thursday, July 12, 2018, kids from East Boston and Dorchester who are participating in the BPD's Junior Police Academy enjoyed a beautiful day touring the BPD's Harbor Patrol Unit, taking a cruise around the harbor.  They finished the day with an unforgettable tour of Fenway Park!  The Junior Police Academy is a program run by BPD officers each summer that helps young people develop self-esteem, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging.          

BPD in the Community: This Year's G3 Basketball Summer Summit a Huge Success!

Today, Thursday, July 12, 2018, wrapped up the third year of the G3 Basketball Summer Summit, a week-long camp that allows female officers and young women in the community to get to know each other in an approachable setting through basketball—a game that is known for building teamwork and relationships, regardless of where you’re from or what you do. 

“G3” stands for “Getting Girls in the Game,” which of course applies to basketball, but here at the BPD, it also means encouraging young women to be involved in life, as well as sports. Sixteen female officers from all over the city, and some with merely three months on the job, came out all week to be coaches, mentors, and role models for the girls enrolled in the G3 clinic. All week through basketball, these officers taught and encouraged the girls to have confidence and develop some of the tools they need to become successful in life—teamwork, determination, hard work, desire, and confidence. 

The week culminated on today with a final basketball game, and a great time was had by all. Our officers were honored to play with and get to know a very talented group of young ladies. We look forward to playing again next summer!

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers Garner Commissoner's Commendation for Recovery of Several Firearms

OMM_0786.jpg

Earlier today, July 12, 2018, officers Robert Robichaud and David Lanteigne, assigned to District B-3, were presented with a Commissioner's Commendation. The officers have been responsible for the recovery of at least 6 firearms within the past 4 months, and have provided a steady flow of intelligence to the district in regards to ongoing gang related violence. The officers perform at a high level, while continuing to work with a B-3 initiated community program at the Department of Youth Services Center as part of their commitment to the youth and the community.

In a most recent incident, the officers were monitoring firearm activity in an impacted area. The officers worked with detectives from the gang unit to develop probable cause for a search warrant. Subsequent to the search warrant, while continuing to monitor that same recently impacted area, they heard a distant gunshot and went towards it, only to find the subject of their investigation. The suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm.

For their continued efforts to address crime on the district and their success in removing firearms from the streets of Boston, they are each hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide Investigation in the area of Brookford and Dacia Streets in Dorchester

Earlier today, at about 11:15 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Travis Phillips, 27, of Dorchester, in the area of 150 Worcester Street in the South End. The suspected was wanted on a warrant in connection to a recent homicide in Dorchester. The suspect will be arraigned.

Earlier this week, at about 7:15 AM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and Homicide Unit arrested Michael Carleton, 32, of Mattapan, in the area of 90 Woodbole Street in Mattapan. The suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection to a recent homicide in Dorchester. The suspect will be arraigned on one charge of Murder in Roxbury District Court.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 9:50 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Brookford and Dacia Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his thirties suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Deondra Lee, 36, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 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. 

One Less Gun: Officers Recover One Firearm and Arrest Suspect for an Incident That Took Place in the Fenway Area of Boston

 

At about 12:14AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018, Officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to call for shots fired in the area of 112 Jersey Street, Boston. Officers received information from the 911 dispatcher that the suspect, described as a black male in his 20's, wearing a black hat, black tank top and white shorts, fled the scene in what appeared to be a green Chevrolet.  Officers responding to the scene observed a green Chevrolet at the corner of Tremont Street and Ruggles Street, being operated by a black male wearing a black shirt.

Upon activating their lights and sirens, officers observed the operator duck down, reach toward the passenger seat and quickly accelerated onto Ruggles Street. Officers observed the suspect’s vehicle drive through multiple stop signs on Ruggles Street and Shawmut Avenue, but while attempting to turn onto Washington Street at a high rate of speed, the suspect crashed through a fence and struck a tree forcing it to come to an abrupt stop. The suspect got out of the motor vehicle, fled on foot through numerous yards and jumped over fences in the Orchard Park area. When officers caught up to the suspect, later identified as, Shawn Tyler, 29, of Boston, he began to physically assault the officers on scene.

Back at the scene of the crash, officers recovered a silver Ruger 357 Magnum New Model Blackhawk with one live cartridge and four spent shell casings, recovered from the front passenger side of the suspects motor vehicle. Shawn Tyler was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and numerous violations of the auto laws. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Another Successful Flashlight Walk on a Beautiful Night in Dorchester

On Tuesday July 10, 2018, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans joined officers assigned to District C-11 for another successful Flashlight Walk on a beautiful evening in Dorchester. Members of the community met up at the St. Peter's Teen Center to take a walk through the neighborhood and enjoyed a cold treat afterwards thanks to the BPD Hoodsie Truck. If you would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to: meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov