Search Warrant Leads to One Arrest, Recovery of Firearm, Drugs, and Cash in Mattapan

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 1:42 PM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Neighbor Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant of a residence that was located in the area of 27 Newcroft Circle in Mattapan. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items:

  • 10 medium plastic bags containing crack cocaine

  • Fifty-four rounds of live ammunition

  • An undisclosed amount of US Currency

  • One Taurus PT945 .45 caliber silver-colored firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Michael Tulloch, 38-years-old, of Mattapan. Tulloch is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on the following charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

  • Trafficking Class B Drugs

  • Possession of Class A Drugs

 

Officers Arrest One, Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

 

One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 176 Fairmount Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Morton Street and Fairmount Street, officers observed a motor vehicle consistently crossing over the double yellow lines. Officers activated their emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop for the infraction in the area of 176 Fairmount Street. Assisted by Massachusetts State Police, officers approached the vehicle and observed a large duffle bag on the backseat with several open compartments revealing several small packages containing marijuana. Eventually, the male operator was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a High Point JHP .45 caliber firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition as well as approximately thirty ounces of marijuana from inside of the duffle bag. 

Officers arrested Walter Murillo, 35-years-old, of Boston. Murillo is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Officers Arrest Two and Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester 

 

One Less Gun: At about 4:09 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made two arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 112 Westview Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a blue motor vehicle parked with multiple unknown individuals approaching before quickly leaving the area. A query of the motor vehicle led to the discovery that the vehicle’s registration had been revoked. Officers maintained surveillance of the vehicle when a gray vehicle pulled up to the blue vehicle.  Officers observed the operator of the gray vehicle exit and approach the operator of the blue vehicle before conducting a hand to hand exchange of an unknown item. The operator of the gray vehicle further opened the hood of the blue vehicle and placed an unknown item under the hood, then return to his vehicle and leave the scene at an accelerated speed with his passenger in the front seat. The blue vehicle followed shortly after, stopping at a residence in the area of Westview Street and Stratton Street. Both vehicles then returned to the area of 112 Westview Street, back in the original spots where they had been parked. At this time, officers approached the vehicles and immediately noticed a clear plastic bag containing marijuana on the center console of the gray vehicle. Both the operator and passenger were removed from the vehicle.  With the assistance of the BPD K9 unit, officers were alerted the front driver’s wheel well area. Officers opened the hood of the vehicle and noticed the air filter system had been improperly secured. Inside of the air filter officers located a loaded Valor Corp. 25 caliber firearm with as well as four clear plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. The driver and passenger of the gray vehicle were placed under arrest. The operator of the blue vehicle was issued a citation and his passenger was identified and released from the scene.

Officers arrested the operator, Alexander Aguasvivas Pena, 25-years-old, of Dorchester and the passenger, a 17-year-old, male juvenile of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Aguasvivas Pena faces and additional charge of Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 91 Westview Street in Dorchester

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UPDATE: At about 3:40 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 91 Westview Street 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 victim has since been identified as Jared Brown, 24, of Mattapan.

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.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 6:40 PM on Tuesday August 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 71 Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Officers removed the operator, later identified as Dante Serrette, 24, of Jamaica Plain, and the passenger, Javonny Vinson, 25, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .32 caliber Beretta 3032 handgun along with several small bags of marijuana packaged for sale with an approximate total weight of 85 grams from inside the vehicle. Both suspects were placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Dante Serrette will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs while Javonny Vinson, 25, of Dorchester will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Investigation Update: BPD Homicide Investigators Arrest Additional Suspect in Connection to Homicide in the area of 10 Mattapan Street

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Investigation Update: Boston Police Homicide Investigators have made a third arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old woman several months ago in Mattapan. On Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Anthony Davis, 37, of Mattapan. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Murder, Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4th and Subsequent), Armed Career Criminal (Level 2) and Habitual Offender. 

Dane Henry, 23, of Roxbury, who had previously been arrested in connection with the investigation on separate charges Henry, will now be charged with Murder, Armed Assault to Murder and Intimidation of a Witness. Henry is currently in custody.  

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 4:57 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an elderly female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. That victim was later identified as Eleanor Maloney, 74, of Mattapan. 

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.

 

Male Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 11:10 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 70 Ames Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers heard what sounded to be a gunshot a short distance from the officers. A group was observed in the area and as officers spoke to them to see if they had also heard the gunshot, a male was observed running at a full sprint from behind officers, passing by the rear of the officer’s cruiser before crashing into a fence between 40 and 50 Ames Street. Officers immediately exited their cruiser and pursued the male who was clutching his waistband. The male fled to the rear of 50 Ames Street and into the building at 70 Ames Street. Officers continued their pursuit into the building and observed the male pull a firearm from the right side of his waist as he scaled a flight of stairs. The male then threw the firearm and continued up the stairs. Officers eventually placed the suspect in custody following a brief struggle. Officers recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm model 990L loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition.  

Officers arrested Jayrheik Thomas, 22-years-old, of Roxbury. Thomas is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting arrest.

 

Firearm Recovered and One in Custody After Refusing to Stop for Officers in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 5:35 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Brookview Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Callender Street and Blue Hill Avenue, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a pedestrian in a cross walk. Officers activated their emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The operator refused to stop his vehicle. Officers eventually were able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Brookview Street. As officers approached the vehicle, the operator was instructed to exit the vehicle, to which he refused. Officers removed the operator from the vehicle and placed him under arrest following a brief but violent struggle. While attempting to place the suspect in handcuffs, officers observed a firearm protruding from the suspect’s pocket. Officers secured the firearm which was later determined to be a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Jordan Evans, 26-years-old, of Hyde Park. Evans is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License 2nd Offense, Carrying a Firearm without a License 2nd Offense, Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Failure to Stop for Police. 


Death Investigation in the area of 91 Westview Street in Dorchester

 

At about 3:40 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 91 Westview Street 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 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 One Male with a Loaded Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 2:30 PM, on Monday, August, 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 217 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Powellton Road and Columbia Road, officers observed an individual, later identified as Daquam Baskin-King, 19, of Boston, riding a City of Boston Blue Bike, matching the description of a suspect involved in a prior incident.

Due to the fact that the individual matched the description of the suspect and was wearing the same clothing while operating a City of Boston Blue Bike, officers performed a threshold inquiry.  During the threshold inquiry, followed by a pat frisk, a loaded Raven Model MP-25 firearm was recovered from Baskin-King.

Officers placed Daquam Baskin-King under arrest and charged him with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.  He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 2019. The victim has since been identified as Aquil Muhammad, 18, of Dorchester.

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. 

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.

 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Revolver Recovered During Investigation in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:50 PM, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of Washington and Ashmont Streets in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motorized scooter, which was being operated illegally, when they learned that the operator, Ryan Hinds, 22, of Dorchester, did not possess a valid driver’s license and had an outstanding warrant issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault and Battery. Officers placed the suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded .357 Dan Wesson revolver from underneath the scooter seat. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Taunton, MA. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating After Suspension or Revocation.

 

Three Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms During a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 5:39 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested three individuals while recovering three loaded firearms after performing a traffic stop in the area of 27 Ellington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to recent firearm related violence when they stopped a motor vehicle which had been previously reported stolen. As the officers approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Malik Knight, 21, of Dorchester, he attempted to exit the vehicle at which time, the officers immediately observed a firearm in plain view on the driver’s seat. The weapon was later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P handgun. At this time, a violent struggle ensued as the officers attempted to gain control of the suspect. As this was occurring, several individuals who had been standing nearby came towards the officers in an attempt to interfere with their arrest. Two members of the group, later identified as Emoni Eason-Robinson, 21, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, were placed in custody by additional responding officers and charged with Assaulting a Police Officer and Interfering with a Police Officer. Officers were eventually able to place the primary suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded Springfield XD handgun from inside a backpack that the suspect was wearing during the incident. A BPD K-9 Officer then performed a search and located a third firearm, later determined to be a loaded .25 caliber Lorcin handgun, from the general area where the two other suspects had been standing prior to interfering with the officers while in the pursuit of their duties.

The two adult suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment while the 17-year-old suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court. Malik Knight will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 Counts, 2nd and Subsequent, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 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. 

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 Make Arrest After Two Firearms are Recovered from a Motor Vehicle

At about 7:20 PM, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested suspects, Jordan Hart, 31, of Roxbury, and Paris Quilter, 28, of Dorchester on firearm charges in the area of 9 Moody Street in Dorchester

While on patrol, officers were informed that there were multiple people with firearms sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of Dunbar Avenue and Wentworth Terrace. Meanwhile, another 911 call came in for a person with a gun operating a motor vehicle matching the same description. Officers observed the motor vehicle stopped in traffic and due to the nature of the call, they were able to safely approach the motor vehicle and remove the occupants without incident.

Officers recovered a loaded .45 Glock 21, with one round in the chamber, and 8 rounds in a large capacity magazine. Also recovered from the motor vehicle was a loaded .25 Raven Arms MP-25, with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine.

Hart and Quilter will be charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Children from the Junior Police Academy Visit Patriot Place in Foxborough

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Today, August, 7, 2019, children from District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester), joined Boston Police Officers for a Junior Police Academy outing at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The children were not camera shy and enjoyed taking pictures while touring the Patriots Hall of Fame interactive museum, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. We are happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other. Another successful day with the JPA!

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan  

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At about 8:34 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Jacob Street in Mattapan. Following a radio call for shots fired in the area of 20 Glenarm Street, officers were on directed patrol in the area of Norfolk Street when they observed a motor vehicle fail to use a signal while turning onto Woodrow Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15 Jacob Street. While speaking with the operator, officers were informed that he did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The operator was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

At this time, while speaking with the two rear passengers, one of whom stated that he was in possession of a firearm. The rear passenger was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a Taurus Millennium 9mm firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. The rear passenger was placed under arrest. Each of the remaining occupants were removed from the vehicle, including a five-year-old and a six-year-old. Officers identified the passengers who were then released from the scene. 

Officers arrested the operator William Walker, 28-years-old, of Dorchester and the rear passenger, a 16-year-old juvenile male of Charlestown. Walker is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense. Walker received a citation for Child Not Secured in Car Seat. Additionally, Walker was discovered to have three active warrants: default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, straight warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and a default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The juvenile male is charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Mattapan

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At about 1:23 AM on Sunday, August 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), while on patrol, responded to a call for a large group of vehicles, scooters and pedestrians gathered and illegally parked in the bike lane located in the area of 415 American Legion Highway in Mattapan.

 As officers pulled over to issue parking citations, one of the motor vehicles attempted to pull off into traffic. Officers activated their lights and sirens in order to conduct a traffic stop but the motor vehicle refused to pull over. Officers activated the cruisers spotlight and observed the back-seat passenger, later identified as, Yulissa Diaz, 25, of Brockton, lean out of sight, then reappear looking back at officers.

Once the motor vehicle came to a stop, officers approached and observed the occupants holding opened containers that smelled of alcohol.  The driver, later identified as Randy Gonzalez, 25, of Dorchester, began to exit the vehicle but was ordered to remain seated and to shut off the vehicle. Once officers safely removed the occupants from the motor vehicle, a loaded IZH-70 .380 ACP firearm was recovered directly behind the rear female passengers’ seat.

 Ms. Diaz and Mr. Gonzalez were placed under arrest and charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public. Additionally, the operator, Mr. Gonzalez, was issued a citation for the open containers of alcohol located inside the motor vehicle. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.