Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide Investigation in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston

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Investigation Update: At about 7:55 PM on Friday September 20, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit, in coordination with members of the Chelsea Police Department, arrested Raul Gutierrez-Rosales, 22, of Chelsea, at his residence in Chelsea. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant issued out of East Boston District Court for Murder. He is scheduled for arraignment on Monday September 23, 2019.

The original facts and circumstances of the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as Carlos Ramos, 22, of East Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston

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UPDATE: At about 11:24 PM, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Carlos Ramos, 22-years-old, of East Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

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

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Alfred M. Sturdivant 115 Years Ago Today

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BPD REMEMBERS: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Alfred Sturdivant who was killed in the line of duty 115 years ago today. On Sunday, September 4, 1904, Officer Alfred Sturdivant was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Falcon Street in East Boston.

Officer Sturdivant was 47-years-old at the time of his death and had been with the Boston Police Department for 15 years. Making his death of more tragic is the fact that he left behind and was survived by his wife and mother.

Officer Sturdivant is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 11, East Line 13, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in the area of Falcon Street and Putnam Street in East Boston.

 

Death Investigation in area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 11:24 PM, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased..

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

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

Officers Arrest Armed Suspect and Recover Loaded Firearm in Jamaica Plain 

 

One Less Gun: At about 7:30 PM, on Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. While on directed patrol in the Bromley Heath Development, officers observed a male on a bicycle riding in the area. Upon seeing officers, the male abruptly turned around on his bicycle and fled in the opposite direction while constantly looking back at the officers. The male, who appeared nervous, continued to pedal away from officers with his right hand rigidly affixed to an apparent object in his pocket. Officers continued their surveillance of the male who retreated to the area of 130 Heath Street. Officers followed the male, still with his hand inside of his pocket. The male attempted to evade officers, switching directions numerous times, before officers approached him. The male quickly reached into his right jacket pocket as officers approached. The male then turned away from officers and positioned himself against a fence. The male was commanded to remove his hands from his pockets to which he refused. Officers eventually secured the male’s arms and located a Kel-Tec .380 firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition.  The male was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Jerry Matos, 21-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Matos is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

4th Annual Bike Ride For Peace Held in East Boston

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to participate in our 4th Annual Bike Ride For Peace at the East Boston Memorial Park and Greenway in East Boston. Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross welcomed cyclists of all ages as they got the chance to ride alongside some of Boston’s Finest as well as officers from the Chelsea Police Department. When we come together, we make our neighborhoods and our communities safer.  

 

BPD in the Community: East Boston Community Service Officers Kick Off Hockey Skills Sessions at the Porazzo Skating Rink in East Boston

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On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, BPD Community Service Officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) kicked off a skills session for local residents in preparation of the upcoming hockey season. Scheduled for twice a week from now until November, Officers Marino, Russo, and Dimarzo, with support from the Police Activities League and FMC Ice Sports, neighborhood kids are invited to hone their hockey skills while focusing on player development and our officers get the chance to engage residents in the community they selflessly serve. 

For information on how to register for the upcoming skills sessions, please contact the District A-7 (East Boston) Community Service Office at (617) 343-4752.

 

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.

 

Officers Arrest One Male on Gun Charges in East Boston

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At about 12:21 PM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 191 Sumner Street., East Boston. 

Officers received a description of the suspect, later identified as Erick Soto, 29, of East Boston.  As officers approached Soto, he fled on foot. Officers observed a bright orange handled knife protruding from Soto’s pants pocket but he refused to stop.  

Once officers apprehended Soto, they attempted to perform a pat frisk for their safety but Soto continued to be uncooperative. After complying with officers, a spring-loaded knife was recovered from Soto’s pocket as well as a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 Revolver from Soto’s pant leg. 

Erick Soto will be arraigned in East Boston District Court on the following charges; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm 500 Ft of a Dwelling.

BPD in the Community: BPD Officer Chambers and Local Students Volunteer at the Our Savior Lutheran Church

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, local students, assisted by Boston Police Officer Chambers —assigned to the School Police Unit, volunteered to serve dinner to homeless veterans and residents at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in A-7 (East Boston).

During his time with the School Police Unit, Officer Chambers has cultivated meaningful relationships with students from all around the city who want to be active in their communities. When asked about his work in the school system, Officer Chambers reflected:

“These students have been an absolute delight to work with as they have exceeded the level of hard work that I require of them. I feel like we are on the cusp of a profound moment in their lives.”

Coffee with a Cop Stops by La Sultana Bakery in East Boston! 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by La Sultana Bakery in East Boston: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop early this morning at La Sultana Bakery located at 40 Maverick Square in East Boston. Captain McCormick and officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) shared a cup of coffee, donated by the owner of La Sultana, and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

 

 

UPDATE: BPD Identify Victim Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in East Boston and Seek Public’s Help with Ongoing Investigation

UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an ongoing investigation relative to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in East Boston two days ago. Investigators wish to speak with several concerned citizens who were observed rendering assistance and aid to the victims on scene prior to the arrival of responding units, and any witnesses to the collision and events after the collision. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the BPD Fatal Collision Investigative Team at (617) 343-6135.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 1:15 AM, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle roll-over in the area of 1025 Bennington Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers observed one car, described as a gray motor vehicle, lying on its roof with extensive damage. According to Boston EMS personnel already on scene, one occupant, who has since been identified as Amber Pelletier, 20, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, had been declared deceased while a second occupant was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle, considered occupant #3, had fled the scene and was gone before police arrived. That individual was later located, arrested and arraigned on multiple charges.

Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

 


BPD Officers Charge One in Connection to Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in East Boston

 

BPD Officers Charge One in Connection to Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in East Boston: At about 1:15am, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle roll-over in the area of 1025 Bennington Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers observed one car, described as a gray motor vehicle, lying on its roof with extensive damage. According to Boston EMS personnel already on scene, one occupant of the vehicle had been declared deceased while a second occupant was transported to an area hospital with what appeared to non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle, considered occupant #3, had fled the scene and was gone before police had arrived. That individual was later located and arrested. The operator, Dylan Etheridge, 22, of Boston is charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage.  

Mr. Etheridge is scheduled to be arraigned in East Boston District Court on Monday, May 6, 2019.  

Great Work Recognized: School Traffic Supervisors Awarded Commissioner’s Commendations for Assisting During Fire in East Boston

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Great Work Recognized: Congratulations to School Traffic Supervisors Joan Barbarisi and Toni Piemonte for their actions during the following incident: 

At about 3:05 PM on March 15, 2019 School Traffic Supervisors Barbarisi and Piemonte were assigned to their post at Bennington Street and Ashley Street in East Boston when they noticed heavy smoke coming from a building at 1141 Bennington Street. While crossing children from the Curtis Guild School, they immediately began to divert the children away from the smoke. Both Barbarisi and Piemonte remained on scene for hours keeping pedestrians and vehicles away from the smoke and fire until the scene was under control. 

For their dedicated efforts, outstanding work, and sheer selflessness, School Traffic Supervisors Barbarisi and Piemonte are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation. 

 

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.