Officers in Roxbury Arrest Juvenile Male in Possession of Two Firearms

 

On Friday, March 15, 2019 at about 11:19 PM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearms arrest of a juvenile male in the area of 63 Codman Park in Roxbury. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area with multiple units responding from District B-2 (Roxbury) & District E-13 (Jamaica Plain).

The dispatchers provided a description of two males wearing black clothing running from Westminster Avenue through the backyards towards Cobden Street.

Officers exited their cruiser when they observed two male suspects walking at a rapid pace. One of the suspects began looking left and right while making safety adjustments to his front pockets.  Officers, fearing that the suspect was armed, conducted a pat frisk and immediately located a firearm in the suspects front pocket. Once the suspect was placed under arrest, officers found a second firearm in the waistband of the suspects pants.

A Titan Tiger 38 SPL Revolver and a Smith & Wesson “Airweight” .38 SPL Revolver was recovered from the suspect. In addition, officers observed that the Smith and Wesson Revolver had five spent shells and appeared as though the revolver had been fired.

The 17-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester was charged with two counts of Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned Boston Juvenile Court.

Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered Hours After Call for Person Shot in Roxbury

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 3:30 PM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 60 Annunciation Road in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound which is now considered to be non-life threatening in nature. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Officers soon located several spent shell casings and other ballistic evidence in the area. Additionally, officers were able to broadcast a description of a suspect vehicle, including the make, model and a partial registration, which had been observed fleeing the area immediately after the incident.

Less than six hours later, at about 9:10 PM, District B-2 officers observed a vehicle matching the given description travelling on Washington Street near Glenarm Street in Dorchester. Officers performed a traffic stop at which time they made contact with the occupants, identifying the driver as Antonio Williams, 20, of Roxbury and the passenger as Rafael Pena, 24, of Boston. In the best interests of officer safety, Officers removed both parties and performed a pat frisk of the two suspects and the vehicle which led to the recovery of a partially loaded 9mm Ruger SR9 handgun with an obliterated serial number. The firearm was located underneath the padding of an unoccupied children’s car seat in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. Both suspects were then placed in custody without incident.

Antonio Williams and Rafael Pena will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

The investigation into the initial shooting call remains active and ongoing at this time. 

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Senior Citizens "Walk into Wellness"

IN THE COMMUNITY: On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Community Service Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) invited a group of senior citizens to “Walk into Wellness” at the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury. As you can see in the photos, a good time was had by all as the group learned how a regular diet of low-impact exercise, like walking, can contribute to a healthier and happier life style with multiple health benefits. Captain Terry Thomas and Deputy Felipe Colon stopped by to meet, motivate and encourage those in attendance while walking a few laps with the energetic group of participants.

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

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

At about 9:57 PM, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an unknown medical emergency in the area of 49 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was declared deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Edward Mowring, 70, of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers 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 wishing to remain anonymous.

 

Two Suspects Arrested in Roxbury on Firearm Related Charges

 

At about 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-2 Anti-Crime Unit (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest of Tyrone Rutledge, 27 of Dorchester, and Andray Love, 29 of Boston in the area of 50 Sojourner Truth Court in Roxbury. 

Officers observed a white SUV idling while double parked and recognized the individual operating the vehicle to be Tyrone Rutledge and knew his license status to be suspended. Officers confirmed through CJIS that Tyrone Rutledge's license was in-fact still suspended. Officers then exited their cruiser to conduct an exit order of Rutledge and the front seat passenger due to his license status. Rutledge and the front seat passenger, later identified as Andray Love, were removed from the vehicle in order to conduct an inventory search of the vehicle prior to the vehicle being towed.   

Officers immediately discovered a silver firearm underneath the front passenger seat. The Firearm was found to be a Taurus PT92AFS 9MM loaded with 11 Rounds of 9mm ammunition in the magazine.

Tyrone Rutledge was arrested and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Armed Career Criminal Level 1, and Third Offense Firearm

Arndray Love was arrested and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Armed Career Criminal Level 1 

Both suspects will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

UPDATE: Missing Person Alert Canceled as 19-year-old Darius “Jade” Chisholm has been Located

Update: The missing person alert for 19-year-old Darius “Jade” Chisholm has been canceled.  Initially reported missing since 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 16, 2019, Darius “Jade” Chisholm returned home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

The Boston Police Department is especially thankful and grateful to all who assisted in the search.

 

Four Juveniles Under Arrest for Unarmed Robbery in Roxbury

 

At about 9:11 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 800 Parker Street in Roxbury. While en-route to the above location, officers observed a group of males and females matching the description of the suspects who had apparently assaulted a woman, robbed her, then fled the area. As officers approached the group, additional officers tended to the victim who stated she had been attacked and robbed by four teenagers, two males and two females. The victim stated she was approached by the group while she was walking on Parker Street. The victim stated one of the males in the group shoved her to the ground before two additional members joined him in kicking the victim several times about the head and body while the fourth teen filmed the incident on a cell phone. The victim stated the suspects grabbed her cell phone and fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The statement from the victim was relayed to officers who were speaking with the group who were able to recover the victim’s cell phone from one of the teens. All four of the teens were taken into custody. While placing the suspects under arrest, officers received additional information that a second victim had also identified the group as his assailants from an earlier assault and battery in which the suspects kicked the victim before unsuccessfully attempting the steal the victim’s backpack. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 14-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 13-year-old juvenile female of Roxbury and an 11-year-old juvenile female of Dorchester. The suspects are expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit; Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot). 

 

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Person with Complications 

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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 19-year-old Darius “Jade” Chisholm who was last seen on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at about 3:00 PM. in the area of 14 Dubois Street in Roxbury. Darius “Jade” Chisholm suffers from autism and has made suicidal threats.


Darius “Jade” Chisholm was last seen wearing glasses with blue tape on both sides, a black hat with a tan fur pom-pom, long dark orange jacket, black sweater, and brown Ugg slippers.


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing person is advised to contact District B-2 Detectives (Roxbury) at (617) 343-6694.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Teams up with Girl Scout Troop for a Self Defense Class

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Officer Kenny Grubs hosted Girl Scout Troop 82487 at District B-2 (Roxbury) for (RAD) technique class.  The system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. 

The girls were excited to take part in the training and enjoyed learning drills and techniques on how to defend themselves from an attack if need be.

BPD Photos of the Day: Commissioner Gross Picks Great Read to Share at the Boys and Girls Club

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Boston Police Commissioner Gross visited the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury where the Commissioner read the book I, Too, Am America. The book, written by Langston Hughes, provides readers a history of the Pullman railway porter, one of the first professions that offered African-American men a ladder into the middle class. The children listened intently as the Commissioner leafed through the pages of the highly inspirational tale. At the end, the Commissioner spoke about his own childhood in the inner-city, the people who looked out for him and the importance of treating everybody with dignity and respect.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Show Incredible Restraint While Apprehending Individual in Possession of a Replica Firearm

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Show Incredible Restraint While Apprehending Individual in Possession of a Replica Firearm:  At about 11:07AM, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were in route to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 148 Stanwood Street in Dorchester when officers observed three individuals who appeared to be fleeing the scene. Upon closer inspection, officers soon noted that the individuals were frantically motioning and pointing towards a blue minivan that was traveling on Stanwood Street. According to the individuals, the operator of the vehicle had threatened them with a firearm. In light of the information, officers immediately stopped the vehicle. With the vehicle stopped, officers instructed the operator to roll down his window so as to better facilitate their ability to talk to the man. However, instead of complying with the officer’s lawful instructions, the operator, while claiming he had rights, refused to roll down his window. Moreover, the operator disputed the officers’ reasoning for detaining him and told them that they had no right to stop him. When officers explained to the individual that there were multiple witnesses claiming he had threatened them with a firearm, the individual, unfazed, continued to disregard the officer’s lawful instructions. Fearing and believing the suspect was in possession of a weapon, officers instructed the individual that he needed to exit the vehicle. At this time, officers observed the individual abruptly turn his body and quickly lunge towards an object that appeared to be a firearm located behind the front passenger seat. Seeing the weapon and fearing for their safety, officers ripped open the car door and grabbed the suspect’s arm. During the violent struggle to gain possession of the gun that ensued, officers, yelling, repeatedly ordered the suspect to: “Drop the gun! Drop the gun!” After a brief struggle, officers were able to eventually gain possession of the firearm (see photo) and take the suspect into custody. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the firearm was a BB gun. Ironically enough, in spite of the indisputable levels of danger and peril that preceded the confiscation of the firearm, the suspect told officers that he carried the replica firearm for his protection. 

Officers arrested Eduardo Varanda, 25, of Lynn and charged him with Failure to Submit to a Police Officer and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm). 

The replica firearm and its six gold cartridges which house the BB pellets were later logged into evidence.

 It was later determined that the suspect had no criminal connection to the original call involving a person stabbed.

Keeping Boston Safe: Following a Call for Shots Fired, Officers Arrest Juvenile Male for the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

 

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 1:23PM, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 72 Elm Hill Avenue in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers observed the suspect turn and begin to run down the hill. In response, officers gave chase and observed the suspect pull a black object, which appeared to be a firearm, from his waist band area. The suspect then extended his right arm in a throwing motion with the firearm still in his hand and discarded the weapon into the rear area of 40 Crawford Street.  Officers were able to quickly and safely recover the loaded Black Cobra .380 caliber firearm. 

The 17-year-old juvenile male from Roxbury was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm within 500' of a Dwelling.   

He will be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.

BPD in the Community: The Office of Community Engagement Meets with Youth at Roxbury YMCA

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the Office of Community Engagement partnered with the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and invited youth from the community to engage in a conversation entitled "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!”  

Officers, attorneys, and youth separated into small groups where they discussed different aspects of the law relating to police interaction. This activity provided young people with a safe way to share their questions and concerns about working with law enforcement.

 

UPDATE: Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Roxbury

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Investigation Update: At about 8:51 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant in the area of 46 Weaver Court in Roxbury. Following the arrest of Abdirhman Abdi earlier in the day, detectives were granted a search warrant of the above location. As a result of the warrant execution, officers located the following items: Glock 17 Gen 4 firearm, reported stolen out of Georgia, loaded with sixteen rounds of live ammunition and 115 grams of a white, powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine separated into multiple plastic bags. Based on the discovery of these items, Abdi is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 100 grams, and Receiving Stolen Property. Abdi is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court  

 

Officers Arrest Male for Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Roxbury

 

At about 3:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest in the area of Centre Street and Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain. Following an extensive investigation, officers arrested Abdirahman Abdi, 25-years-old, of Brockton on an outstanding warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Attempted Murder, Armed Assault to Rob, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 8:49 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recovered Firearm Located During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

Earlier today, at about 12:00 PM on Thursday January 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Donnelle Joyner, 23, of Mattapan, on firearm related charges in the area of 3 Pemberton Square in Boston. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court stemming from an investigation following a traffic stop earlier in the week. At about 7:13 PM on Monday January 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue when the suspect, who was a passenger in the rear seat at the time of the stop, fled the area. The officers continued their investigation and later recovered a loaded .380 Astra A-60 handgun from inside the vehicle where the suspect had been seated. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).

 

Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Roxbury and Recover Two Loaded Firearms

At about 01:09 AM on Monday, January 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 1210 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury. Upon arrival officers discovered ballistic evidence and shattered glass at the intersection of Walnut Street and Walnut Avenue and learned a short time later that a motor vehicle had been damaged by the gunfire.    

Operations dispatcher broadcasted a description of a black motor vehicle that was observed fleeing the scene towards Dudley Street to Warren Street and then onto Circuit Street. Officers observed a black sedan parked on the right side of Circuit Street and occupied by a female, later identified as Dominique Dockery, 26 of Roxbury. As officers approached the sedan, they observed Dockery to be noticeably nervous and inconsistent with her answers about her whereabouts. At this point officers observed two males approach the motor vehicle and all three gave conflicting statements as to how and why they were at 46 Circuit Street, based on the description of the suspects’ vehicle and the proximity to the shooting, officers conducted a pat frisk of the vehicle and recovered a backpack from the back seat containing one .22 caliber pistol and one .38 revolver.

Dominique Dockery, 26, of Roxbury; Jathaniel Ayala, 23, of Dorchester; and Wynton Meyers, 25, of Brockton will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. They will all be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

One Suspect Arrested on Firearm and Drug Related Charges in Roxbury

 

At about 3:20 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019, Detectives assigned to Distirct B-2 (Roxbury) placed Ki Perryman, 39, of Roxbury, under arrest for firearm and drug related offenses.  

As a result of a firearm investigation, Detectives, while in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Edgewood Street recovered a loaded Taurus .9mm firearm that was tucked into the front waistband of the suspects jeans. Also recovered from the suspect was one plastic container which contained a white rock like substance, believed to be crack-cocaine. Perryman was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Class B, Drugs, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Way.  She will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.