Investigation Update: BPD Seeking Public's Assistance in Identifying Individual in Connection to Homicide in East Boston 

Investigation Update: Boston Police are seeking the public’s help in an effort to ascertain the identity of the individual shown in the above images in relation to the following incident: 

At about 1:55 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers assigned to A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Chelsea Street, East Boston. On arrival the officers observed an adult male suffering from a stab wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital where he was being treated for life- threatening injuries. The victim later succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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.

 

BPD Officers Arrest One Suspect on Trafficking Charges in East Boston

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 5:00 PM, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 officers assigned to the District A-7 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit (East Boston) observed the suspect, later identified as Julio Paulino, 35 of Hyde Park, conduct what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction with an unknown male.  

Due to the actions of both parties, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop opposite 907 Saratoga Street in East Boston. After further investigation, officers discovered numerous bags of narcotics on Paulino’s person totaling approximately 34 grams.

Julio Paulino was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs. He will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

Officers Arrest One for Armed Robbery in East Boston

 

At about 10:00 AM on Monday, March 4, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 434 Border Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he had been assaulted and robbed of his belongings by three males. The victim stated the three males had approached him in the foyer, pushed him to the ground and began to punch and kick him before taking his backpack and a gold chain he was wearing. The victim stated one of the males was brandishing a knife during the assault. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail.  

At approximately 1:36 PM, officers were notified that two of the male suspects had been seen in the area of Meridian Street and West Eagle Street in East Boston. Officers responded to the area in an effort to speak with the males. On arrival one of the males was positively identified as the suspect who had been brandishing the knife during the earlier robbery and was taken into custody. The second male was identified as a 17-year-old male and released to the Department of Youth Services on an outstanding warrant.  

Officers arrested Brian Cornejo, 21-years-old of Lynn. Cornejo is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on charges of Armed Robbery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Death Investigation in the area of Chelsea Street in East Boston

At about 1:55 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers assigned to A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Chelsea Street, East Boston. On arrival the officers observed an adult male suffering from a stab wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital where he was being treated for life- threatening injuries. The victim later succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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.

 

Investigation into Stabbing in East Boston Remains Active and Ongoing

This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time. Further details will be released when possible.

At about 1:55 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers assigned to A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Chelsea Street, East Boston. On arrival the officers observed an adult male suffering from a stab wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for life- threatening injuries.  

BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects on Various Charges Including Unlawful Possession of Dangerous Weapons in East Boston

 

EAST BOSTON: At about 9:45 PM, on Friday, February 15, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) arrested three males in the area of One Winthrop Street in East Boston. While on directed patrol in the area of the above-mentioned location due to recent reports of a group causing a disturbance while hanging posters which were upsetting some of the residents, officers observed a group of males wearing face masks. Officers approached the group, one of which had been carrying a can of spray paint, in an attempt to speak with them. While speaking with one of the members of the group, who was extremely uncooperative, the male removed his wallet from his pocket. However, when officers reached to obtain what they thought would be the male’s identification card, they were met by the male slapping the officer’s hand away. Officers placed the male under arrest. Officers subsequently arrested two additional members of the group.   

Officers arrested Matthew Wolf, 26-years-old, of Lowell, Tylar Larson, 18-years-old, of Rochester, NY, and Christopher Hood, 20-years-old, of Malden. Wolf is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Larson is charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, and Hood is charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. All are expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Four Arrested After Officers Execute Search Warrant and Recover Firearm, Drugs, and Cash in East Boston

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 10:02 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit assisted by the DEA Task Force executed a search warrant in the area of 13 Border Street in East Boston. As a result, officers seized the following items: approximately 534 grams of a white, powdery substance believed to be cocaine, 3.5 lbs of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, black CZ 52 Tok Czeck 7.62x25mm firearm, silver large capacity feeding device containing 9 rounds of live ammunition, as well as over $12,000.00 in US Currency. 

Officers arrested Terrence Chisholm, 34-years-old, of East Boston, Roshelle Chisholm, 31-years-old, of Roslindale, Gwendolyn Chisholm, 54-years-old, of Roxbury, and Dounia Amar-Mansour, 18-years-old, of Hyde Park. All are charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 200 Grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Additionally, Terrence Chisholm is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance 2nd and Subsequent while Roshelle Chisholm is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance 2nd and Subsequent and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. All suspects are expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court. 

Keeping Boston Safe: Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Jamaica Plain

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Keeping Boston Safe: As a result of a months-long investigation, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) and District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Units working in partnership the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at 42 Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered:

·       508 grams of a Class A narcotic (Fentanyl)

·       A loaded Smith and Wesson 357 magnum firearm

·       Several rounds of ammunition

·       Over a $1,300 in US Currency

·       A digital scale and several other items commonly associated and used in the drug trade

Additionally, officers arrested Abel Pagan, 38, of Boston and charged him with Trafficking a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) Over 200 grams, Trafficking a Class A Drug Within 300 Feet of a School Zone, Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in East Boston

 

At about 7:38 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 164 Waldemar Ave in East Boston. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a group of males known to them from previous encounters. Officers attempted to speak with the males who immediately began to flee the area on foot. Officers pursued the males and eventually caught up to one of them, who was clutching an apparent item in his right front pocket. Officers were able to subdue the male following the pursuit. An Armi Galesi-Brescia Brevetto firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the male suspect’s front right pocket. 

Officers arrested Damari Larkins, 18-years-old, of Braintree. Larkins is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

Boston Police Drug Control Unit Officers Arrest Three After Recovering Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash While Executing Two Separate Search Warrants

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Evidence Seized During Incident #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:15 AM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit along with officers from the BPD City Wide Drug Control Unit arrested Ishmael Morales, 38, of Jamaica Plain, after executing a search warrant in the area of 342 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were able to safely recover a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun, 30 grams of cocaine, $8,621.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence while placing the target of their investigation in custody without incident. Officers later determined that the recovered firearm had previously been reported stolen in Colorado in 2017. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property.

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Evidence Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 3:33 PM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the Revere Police Department arrested Daniel Aristizabal, 33, of Revere and Wilder Cuartas-Perez, 34, of Revere, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 146 Shirley Avenue in Revere. Officers successfully executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of 253 grams of cocaine along with $16,408 in U.S. Currency and other evidence. Both suspects were placed in custody on scene without incident and will face arraignment in East Boston District Court. Daniel Aristizabal will be charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs. Wilder Cuartas-Perez will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Firearm in East Boston

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:40pm, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) were on patrol in the area of Maverick Landing due to numerous complaints from community members relative to loud activity, trespassing and public drinking in the area. While patrolling the area, officers observed a motor vehicle to be parked on property with posted signs clearly stating: Parking for Residents Only. While approaching the car, officers observed two occupants engaged in an activity consistent with the usage of illegal narcotics. While speaking to the occupants, officers immediately recognized the individual sitting in the passenger seat as a person they had encountered several times before. Specifically, the individual was known to carry weapons and had previously faced charges relating to the unlawful possession of firearms. While speaking to the suspect, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous as the pace of his breathing quickened and body language stiffened. In light of the aforementioned, the suspect was asked to exit the vehicle. However, instead of complying, the suspect became belligerent and bad-tempered. After repeated requests to exit the car, the suspect ultimately complied. With the suspect now outside the vehicle, officers detected a hard object while conducting a pat frisk of the suspect for weapons. A further search enabled officers to locate and confiscate a firearm (see photo) described as a Taurus Millennium G2 9MM Semi-Automatic Pistol with 8 rounds of live ammunition housed inside a 12 round magazine.

Officers arrested the suspect, an 18-year-old male from Boston, and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Trespassing.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in East Boston

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At about 6:45 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 members of the District A-7 Drug Control Unit (East Boston) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of Clippership Lane and Sumner Street in East Boston.  While on directed patrol, officers observed a large group of males loitering in the rear of 8 Clippership Lane. Officers further observed a “No Trespassing” sign posted in the vicinity of the group. As officers continued their observations, one of the males separated himself from the group and begin to walk away while clutching the front of his waistband. Officers approached the male who immediately began running away from officers while continuing to clutch his waistband. The male was quickly apprehended and officers were able to recover a loaded .22 caliber firearm with the assistance of a BPD K-9. The male, later identified as Remi Jones, 24-years-old, of Revere, was placed into custody.

Jones is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Trespassing. Jones is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

 

Thank You for Thanking Us: Captain McCormick and District A-7 Officers Receive Thank You Letter from East Boston Central Catholic School

THANK YOU: The Boston Police Department received a letter of gratitude and appreciation from the East Boston Central Catholic School and the Chavarria Family. On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), MBTA, State Police, Revere Police, MDC, Massport, and EMS, provided an escort to a student battling Leukemia. To Principal Casaletto, the Chavarria Family and the East Boston Central Catholic School community, we at the BPD say: “Thank you for thanking us!”

October 2, 2018

Boston Police Department

A-7

69 Paris Street

East Boston, MA 02128 

Dear Captain Kelley McCormick.  

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation I have for the love and support you and your officers provided to East Boston Central Catholic School in support of our Cristopher’s Angels walk. 

Cristopher was diagnosed with Leukemia back in June and his doctors are optimistic that he will be okay, but he will be faced with three years of treatments. Right now, Cristopher is strong and able to attend school, but we don’t know for how long. We, as a school community, wanted to do something for Cristopher and his family.  

We decided to walk from our school to his house in Revere. At first that seemed like a nice idea, but not really something we could pull off without help. I reached out to Officers Derek Russo and Gary Marino who immediately jumped on board and brought me directly to you. To me, I felt like my requests were a little too much, but you went above and beyond what I could have possibly imagined.  

If your efforts to coordinate support from the MBTA, State Police, Revere Police, MDC, Massport, EMS, and the number of Boston officers on bikes and in vehicle were not enough, you also took the time out of your very busy schedule to walk the entire way with us. The escort back to school for Cristopher and his family is something that they will never forget! 

Today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels and you and your officers were truly our Guardian Angels. East Boston is lucky to have a Captain like you at the helm.  

On behalf of the Chavarria family and the entire EBCCS family, THANK YOU! 

Sincerely,

Robert Casaletto

Principal

For a link to the video, please click here.

 

BPD Officers Honored and Humbled to Provide Police Escort to Little Boy Battling Leukemia in East Boston

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BPD in the Community: BPD Officers Honored and Humbled to Provide Police Escort to Little Boy Battling Leukemia in East Boston: Every now and again, the men and women of the Boston Police Department are asked to participate in a truly special, humbling and heartfelt event that allows them to be a part of something bigger than themselves while connecting with and caring for a community member most assuredly in need of some support, comfort and encouragement. For Captain Kelley McCormick and the officers assigned to District A-7 in East Boston, the opportunity to make a difference came yesterday, October 2, 2018, when the faculty and staff at East Boston Central Catholic approached the good Captain and his officers to ask and inquire if they'd be willing to provide a police escort to one of their students, a little boy battling leukemia.

Well, as you can see in the video which is linked below, the men and women of the BPD were more than happy to oblige a request that left a first-grader feeling like a million bucks and our officers even richer. And, to this young boy and his family, the men and women of the BPD would like them to know, we're always here to lend a helping hand or ride to school.

To see the video, please click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/EBCCS/videos/2243075709299904/










Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Five Suspects, Including Three Juveniles, During Two Separate Robbery Incidents

INCIDENT #1: At about 6:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officer assigned to Area A-7 (East Boston) were flagged down for a robbery that occurred in the area of Condor Street and Glendon Street, East Boston. Four males were observed physically assaulting and robbing a 13-year-old male victim at knife point, stealing his glasses and shoes. All four suspects were positively identified and the victim’s glasses and shoes were returned to him. Two knives were recovered from the suspects. Monte Davis, 19 of Dorchester, and three juvenile males, all from Boston, were place under arrest and charged with Armed Robbery and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. All four suspects will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

INCIDENT #2: At about 7:39 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to assist Berklee College Police in the area of 31 Hemenway Street, Boston. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Berklee officers who stated that they had identified an armed robbery suspect from an incident that took place earlier that day in the area 1140 Boylston Street, Boston.

Circumstances surrounding the original incident are as followed:

At about 12:19 AM, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call that a male had pulled a knife on two victims in the area of 1140 Boylston Street and demanded cigarettes. The suspect was described as a white male wearing ragged clothing, a blue sweatshirt with white lettering and jeans. Berklee officers observed a male fitting that description in the area of 31 Hemenway Street and immediately contacted the Boston Police. Officers from District D-4 soon arrived on scene and arrested Ryan Buckles, 33, of Boston, charging him with Intent to Rob While Armed. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

UPDATE: BPD’s Fugitive Unit Arrests Murder Suspect Wanted in Death Investigation in area of 800 Border Street in East Boston

UPDATE: Members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit Arrest Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 800 Border Street in East Boston: Less than three months after the shooting death of 29-year-old Taquise Johnson, the man responsible for his murder is in police custody. Earlier today, Thursday, September 13, 2018, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit in collaboration with the US Marshals Service and Nashua Police Department located the suspect in New Hampshire. The suspect, Jeremy Menendez, 29, of Nashua, NH is charged with Murder.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:53 PM, on Friday, June 1, 2018, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired in the area of 800 Border Street in East Boston. On arrival the officers located an adult male victim, who has since been identified as Taquise Johnson, 29, of Boston, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.   

Great Work Recognized: Several Officers Awarded Commissioner’s Commendations for Outstanding Police Work

Earlier today, on Thursday September 6, 2018, several members of the Boston Police Department were awarded Commissioner's Commendations during a ceremony held at Boston Police Headquarters.

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Commendation #1: At about 6:52AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Officers Kenny Joseph, William Flores and Timothy Mills responded to a call for an armed home invasion in Charlestown. Officers immediately observed and stopped a suspect matching the given description and placed him in custody after being positively identified. Officers continued their investigation and later determined that the suspect had also broken into two motor vehicles and a shed prior to his arrest.

Due to the quick response of Officers Mills, Flores and Joseph the suspect was charged with home invasion, two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering to the shed. Their combined efforts and hard work resulted in the removal of a violent criminal from the streets of Boston. 

For their efforts they are hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

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Commendation #2: Senior Intelligence Analyst Hailey McCall from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center conducted a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a string of ATM breaks in the Boston area, surrounding communities and neighboring states. Analyst McCall developed bulletins and worked to bring awareness to several jurisdictions while connecting the appropriate agency investigators on the local, state and federal level as leads came in during the investigation.

As a result, 176 indictments were returned by an Essex County Grand Jury charging 4 individuals with numerous offenses, including habitual offender sentencing enhancements requiring a maximum sentence of 15-20 years if convicted.  

Analyst McCall’s work showcases what is possible with high quality analytic support to a complex multi-jurisdictional investigation.

For her efforts she is hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

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Commendation #3: Earlier this year, a resident of East Boston came into District A-7 (East Boston) to report that her 14-year-old daughter had been missing for 12 days. Detectives Richard Casallas and Miguel Montesino began an extensive search in East Boston for any friends or associates who may have information about the missing girl. The detectives learned that the missing girl was travelling with two adults and was currently in Miami, Florida. Detectives contacted Special Agent Lina Awad from the Department of Homeland Security who coordinated with Special Agents Rafael Albuernes and Kelly Hughes in the Miami area who were able to safely locate the missing teen. The missing girl was assisted and eventually transported back to Boston and reunited with her mother.

For their dedicated and collaborative efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Drug Control Unit Seizes Over 600 Grams of Heroin in Roxbury

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KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: In ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston while targeting those who engage in the trafficking of illegal narcotics, members of the District C-6 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit seized a significant quantity of illegal drugs in Roxbury earlier today. At about 1:06pm, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, officers executed a search warrant in the area of 389 Dudley Street in Roxbury. As a result of the search, officers confiscated over 600 grams of a Class A Drug (Heroin), over $4,000 in US Currency and various items commonly associated with illegal drug transactions including plastic baggies and digital scales. Additionally, officers charged Jose Ramon Moto, 29, of Boston with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin).  

BPD in the Community: PAL and BPD Officers Take Several Junior Police Academy Recruits to an Afternoon of Bowling

Earlier this week, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) and District D-14 (Brighton) escorted several young recruits from the BPD Junior Police Academy to Boston Bowl for fun filled day which included video games, air hockey, and of course, plenty of bowling. Special thanks, as always, to the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League for making it all happen - both the youngsters and the officers had a great time!