BPD Seeks the Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person Responsible for Vandalism Done to Several Memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan

BOSTON POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL

BPD Seeks the Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person Responsible for Vandalism Done to Several Memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan: Earlier today, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, where several memorial monuments including one which is dedicated to fallen Boston Police officers, were reported vandalized. The Boston Police Relief Association Memorial (see photo) was erected in honor and memory of officers who have passed away. Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation which remains active and ongoing at this time. Additional vandalized memorials include the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI & WWII monument altar, Knights of Columbus and Free Masons memorials.

Said Police Commissioner William Gross, “How incredibly distasteful and disheartening it is to learn about the damage done to the memorials at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan. Clearly, these memorials are meant to honor and show great respect to those, whether they be veterans or police officers, who spent a lifetime in dedicated service to our city and nation. I find it beyond reprehensible and wrong that anyone would think it okay to damage and desecrate such hallowed grounds. Clearly, we hope to quickly identify and hold accountable the person responsible for these misguided and hateful actions.”

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

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.

 

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 9:35 PM on Monday March 18, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Verenisa Valdez, 25, of Jamaica Plain on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 226 Washington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle with an expired registration which was being operated by the suspect at the time. Officers removed the suspect and placed her in custody without incident at which time they recovered a loaded .45 caliber Glock 38 handgun from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.  

 

Officers Make Arrest in Multiple Armed Robberies of Delivery Drivers

 

At about 12:48 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 25 Sutton Street. The victim, a delivery driver, reported being robbed of an undisclosed amount of money at knifepoint. Officers investigated the number used to place the delivery request. Officers found the same phone number was used in 2 other armed robberies —of delivery drivers, in the same area.

At about 6:10 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) executed a search warrant in the area of 67 Wildwood Street. Jashone Bullock, 18 of Dorchester, was placed under arrest for Armed Robbery and Intent to Rob While Armed. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 7:24 PM on Wednesday March 13, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Hassaun Daily, 27, of Jamaica Plain on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Lorne Street and Wilbert Circle in Dorchester. During the incident, an adult male victim was approached by a motor vehicle being operated by the suspect. The suspect vehicle pulled along side the victim as he was walking down the street at which time the suspect made statements towards the victim while pointing a firearm at him. Officers searched the area and soon located the suspect motor vehicle parked nearby. When the officers asked the suspect to step out of the vehicle, he put the car in gear and attempted to flee. Additional responding units were able to block the suspect’s path of flight with their vehicles and convince the suspect to comply. Officers then removed the suspect and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 Sig Sauer handgun equipped with a laser scope from inside the vehicle. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Failure to Submit to a Police Officer.

 

Two Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:06 AM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects and recovered a loaded firearm while investigating a stolen motor vehicle in the area of 40 Kingsdale Street in Dorchester. While traveling on Bernard Street, the officers checked the registration of a passing motor vehicle which revealed that both the vehicle and the license plates had been reported stolen. The suspect vehicle then turned onto Kingsdale Street and pulled into a parking space on the left side of the street. Officers approached the vehicle and removed the operator, Shamika Cespedes, 27, of Dorchester, after informing her that the car had been reported stolen. The suspect was placed in custody without incident. Officers then turned their attention to the front seat passenger, Jerry Gray, 22, of Dorchester, and removed him from the vehicle to perform a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP II handgun with an obliterated serial number from the waistband area of his pants. The second suspect was then placed in custody without incident.

Both suspects will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court. Jerry Gray will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Shamika Cespedes will be charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Drug Related Charges During Investigation in Mattapan

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 8:55AM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 (South End) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit arrested Juan Felix, 49, of Mattapan, during an investigation on Deering Road in Mattapan. Officers located and stopped the suspect as he approached a parked motor vehicle at which time they executed a search warrant for his person which led to the discovery and recovery of 77 small bags of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) from his front right pants pocket, 2 medium sized bags of fentanyl from his front left pants pocket along with $268.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers determined the total weight of the drugs to be 132 grams. The suspect was then placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers continued their investigation, executing a search warrant of the suspect’s residence which led to the discovery and recovery of additional amounts of drugs and cash. In total, officers seized over 500 grams of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) and $7300 in U.S. Currency. Mr. Felix is charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Fentanyl).

 

Suspect in Custody After Investigation Leads to the Recovery of Firearms, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

SAFER BOSTON: At about 5:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Dana Sams, 42, of Dorchester on numerous firearm and drug related charges during an investigation in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant for both the suspect and his vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of 236 Seaver Street in Roxbury which resulted in the recovery of several bags of heroin, powdered cocaine and crack cocaine along with $1,903 in U.S. Currency. Officers later determined the total approximate weight of the drugs recovered to be 20 grams of heroin, 4 grams of powdered cocaine and 24 grams of crack cocaine. Officers simultaneously executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on Florida Street in Dorchester which resulted in the recovery of a .22 caliber scoped rifle, a 9mm Mac-11 machine pistol, a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of various calibers of ammunition along with seven assorted extended magazines.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (7 Counts) and Trafficking Class A and B Drugs.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Greenwood Street Dorchester Homicide

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: At about 2:58 AM, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 12 Greenwood Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was declared deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Kendric Price, 32 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.

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.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 12 Greenwood Street in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 2:58 AM, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 12 Greenwood Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was declared deceased on scene.

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.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in Mattapan

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One Less Gun: At about 1:00 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Babson Street and Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling at an accelerated rate of speed in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Almont Street in Mattapan. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Babson Street and Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, the operator who appeared to be extremely nervous, stated multiple times, unprovoked, that officers could search the motor vehicle because they would not find anything inside. Officers then removed the occupants from the vehicle and subsequently located a substance believed to be crack cocaine on the operator’s person. The operator was taken into custody. Officers searched the motor vehicle before it was towed and located a Smith and Wesson Revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Sandy Baez, 23-years-old, of Randolph. Baez is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession of Class B Drugs, Racing a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

 

BPD in the Community: Women in Blue Host Fundraiser Supporting Survivors of Homicides in Mattapan 

BPD in the Community: On Sunday, February 24, 2019, members of the Women in Blue hosted a fundraiser to support survivors of homicide at the Chez Vous Roller Rink in Mattapan. An awards ceremony honoring multiple BPD Officers took place before everyone laced up their roller skates and hit the rink!

 

Officers Arrest One and Recover Stolen Motor Vehicle Following Violent Struggle in Dorchester

 

At about 10:39 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a stolen motor vehicle in the area of 17 Kenberma Road in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle they recognized as having been stolen. A query of the registration led officers to confirm the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Malden and had not yet been recovered. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator who stated he did not know who the vehicle belonged to. At this time, the operator opened the driver’s door and began exiting the vehicle. Officers told the suspect he was under arrest. The male immediately became combative and violently resisted officers attempts to place the suspect in handcuffs. Following a lengthy, violent struggle which consisted of the suspect punching and gouging officers in the face, the suspect was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Malik Johnson-Mignott, 25-years-old of Dorchester. Johnson-Mignott is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 

 

UPDATE: Missing Person Alert Cancelled as 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur Has Been Located

UPDATE: The missing person alert for 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur has been cancelled as Mr. Rigueur has been found safe and sound. Rigueur had been reported missing since Monday, February 18, 2019 at about 2:00AM in the area of 162 Devon Street in Dorchester and was last seen driving a 1994 Green Toyota Camry with a MA REG: 134DE2.  

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

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Elderly Dorchester Man

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 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur who was last seen on Monday, February 18, 2019 at about 2:00 A.M. in the area of 162 Devon Street in Dorchester and was seen driving a 1994 Green Toyota Camry with a MA REG: 134DE2.  Mr. Rigueur suffers from early signs of dementia.

Mr. Rigueur is described as black male who is approximately 5’5”.  In the past the missing person has known to drive to New Hampshire.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Rigueur is advised to contact District B-3 Detectives (Mattapan) at (617) 343-4712

BPD in the Community: City Officials Celebrate Black History Month with Students at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Earlier today, Friday, February 15, 2019, Commissioner William Gross had a wonderful time conversing, connecting with and reading to the 2nd-grade students at the Joseph Lee School located at 155 Talbot Ave in Dorchester (C-11). The kids thoroughly enjoyed listening as the Commissioner read the story A Sweet Smell of Roses. The book, written by Angela Johnson, is a highly inspirational and heart-warming tale about two girls who sneak out of the house to join a Freedom March with Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. The story details the sacrifices made by so many, both young and old, and the importance of standing up and standing together for what is right. The Commissioner was joined by District Attorney Rachael  Rollins, MBTA Police Chief Kenneth Green and Superintendent Nora Baston who also took time to read books celebrating Black History Month.

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers in Mattapan Arrest One Suspect on Firearm and Drug Related Charges

At about 6:07 PM, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 55 Evelyn Street, Mattapan. While processing the scene officers made an onsite arrest for firearm and drug related offenses. 

Officers observed Tyson Cooper, 31-years-old, of Mattapan, attempting to conceal an item in a neighboring backyard by tossing a bag in a plastic trash barrel. Officers removed the backpack and recovered a loaded firearm inside.  After thoroughly searching the backpack, officers located a second loaded firearm in a rear pocket along with two plastic bags of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and a plastic bag with four individual bags containing a white hard rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine.

Officers arrested Cooper and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Drugs. 

Tyson Cooper will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Mattapan Homicide

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Investigation Update: At about 9:54 AM on Sunday, February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 60 Goodale Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Officers were able to identify the suspect who was located and taken into custody. The victim has since been identified as Jeudy Romero, 29-years-old, of West Roxbury.

Officers arrested John Patterson, 29-years-old, of Peabody. Patterson is charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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 he 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.

Officers Arrest Male for Murder in Mattapan

 

At about 9:54 AM on Sunday, February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 60 Goodale Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Officers were able to identify the suspect who was located and taken into custody.

Officers arrested John Patterson, 29-years-old, of Peabody. Patterson is charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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 he 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.

 

Suspect Facing Additional Charges After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Two Firearms in Dorchester

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At about 10:41 AM on Tuesday January 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) executed a search warrant as part of an investigation at a residential address on Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were able to safely locate and recover a 9mm Jimenez Arms Inc. JA Nine handgun with a loose round of ammunition nearby and a loaded 8mm Reck Commander handgun. Detectives applied for and were granted the warrant following the arrest and subsequent arraignment of an adult male suspect at the same address the night before during a domestic incident. As a result, the suspect will now face additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Improper Storage of a Firearm (2 Counts).

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Death Investigation in the area of 49 Withington Street in Dorchester

 

At about 5:11 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 49 Withington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to local hospitals, one with non-life-threatening injuries and the other with life-threatening injuries who was pronounced deceased. Officers were able to recover a firearm at the scene.

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.