BPD in the Community: Annual St. Patrick's Day Event with BPD Gaelic Column Held at Franciscan Children's in Brighton

On Friday, March 15, 2019, members of the Boston Police Gaelic Column and District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Officers stopped by the Franciscan Children’s Hospital to share their love of music with the kids and hospital staff. Everyone had fun interacting with the band members and the kids even had a chance to play the drums. This has become an annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition that everyone looks forward to participating in.

UPDATE: Arrest of Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Homicide in the Area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets

 

UPDATE: Less than six months after the shooting deaths of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque, a suspect is in custody. On Friday, December 14, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement partners in Georgia, arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury for two counts of Murder by virtue of a felony warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court. Officers were able to locate the suspect at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia where he was placed in custody.  

Said Commissioner William Gross, “Members of the Homicide and Fugitive Units worked tirelessly on this case to not only identify the suspect who was responsible, but to track him down and arrest him while he was hiding in a trailer park in Georgia. I commend the great work of the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for bringing justice to the families who lost their loved ones.”

The original facts of the investigation are as follows: At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their twenties suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

 

Congratulations to Boston Police Officer Loletha Graham-Smith on Her Retirement After 35 Years of Service

Earlier today, on Friday November 30, 2018, Officer Loletha Graham-Smith was honored at her final roll call before her retirement after 35 years of service to the City of Boston. Officer Graham-Smith was applauded by her fellow officers as she added her name to the Area D “Hall of Fame” located at District D-4 in the South End. The hall was created by former District Commander Captain Paul Ivens to honor retired members of the department who had served in Area D for more than a decade during their careers. Officer Loletha Graham-Smith joined the BPD in 1983 and spent the majority of her career serving the South End, Lower Roxbury, Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods which are covered by District D-4. We wish Loletha the very best of health and happiness as she moves into this next chapter of her life.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover 2 Loaded Guns While Apprehending 4 Suspects in 2 Separate Incidents in Less Than 2 Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:24 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) located and arrested two wanted individuals while recovering a discarded firearm in the area of 41 Gordon Street in Brighton. Officers were aware that Jerome Barrows, 21, of Boston and Uhmari Bufford, 24, of Dorchester, were wanted on outstanding warrants stemming from two separate incidents. At the time of their arrests, Barrows was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition while Bufford was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: Knife). Both parties were placed in custody without incident as they exited an apartment where an apparent gathering had just broken up. Officers performed a protective sweep of the now unoccupied apartment at which time they observed and recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory USA Model XD9 with a large capacity feeding device and an obliterated serial number (See Photo Below). The weapon will be turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for further processing. Both suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court where their respective warrants were issued.

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 INCIDENT #2: At about 2:10 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects after recovering a firearm during a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue and were speaking with the operator when another vehicle sped past them at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was travelling approximately fifty miles per hour in a twenty-five miles per hour zone, in rainy conditions, with the headlights turned off. The vehicle made no attempt to slow down or move over as it went past the officers and their cruiser with the emergency blue lights fully activated. Officers were able to stop the speeding vehicle a short distance away and were approaching to speak with the operator when they observed him leaning towards a female front seat passenger who was then observed reaching down towards the passenger compartment floor area. Officers removed the female passenger, Ana McGlashin-Lopez, 24, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun from underneath the front passenger seat. Officers then removed the operator, Jason Ayala, 37, of Lexington, and placed both parties in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation and observed that the operator appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unsteady on his feet. Officers also recovered an open container of alcohol in the front center console of the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court. McGlashin-Lopez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Ayala will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in addition to Violations of the Move Over Law and the Open Container Law.

BPD Remembers The Service And Sacrifice Of Officer Charles McNabb Killed In The Line Of Duty On This Day 50 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers The Service And Sacrifice Of Officer Charles McNabb Killed In The Line Of Duty On This Day 50 Years Ago: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Charles McNabb who was killed in the line of duty on this very day 50 years ago. On November 23, 1968, Officer McNabb was shot and killed in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Ave in Allston.

McNabb, who was a 13-year veteran of the department, was 36-years-old at the time of his death. Making his passing ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and four children. Following in the footsteps of his father, his son, David, would join the Boston Police Department as a police officer in 1989.  

Officer McNabb was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 40, West Line 3.

In Boston, a Hero Sign (see photo) is posted to honor his life and service in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. If you’re passing through the area, please keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Bullet Proof Vest, Drugs and Cash in Brighton

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:10 AM on Monday November 19, 2018, members of the District D-14 Drug Control Unit (Brighton) assisted by the BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 81 Faneuil Street in Brighton. As a result, officers located and seized a loaded .32 caliber Iver Johnson revolver, a ballistic vest in a tactical carrier, along with several bags of marijuana and $485.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Cesar Crespo, 20, of Brighton, placing him in custody on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Distribution with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Armed Robbery in Brighton

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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: At about 8:22 PM, on Monday, October 1, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) arrested Nikyba Green-Burke, 30, of Boston, after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 1441 Commonwealth Avenue. While on approach, officers were advised that a male suspect had entered a store and demanded cash from the register while displaying a firearm. On arrival, officers observed several community members struggling on the sidewalk with a male who matched the suspect description and also observed a firearm nearby on the ground. Officers quickly secured both the suspect and the firearm which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Beretta Model FS handgun (see photo). Officers were able to recover and return an undisclosed amount of cash that had been stolen during the incident. The suspect will appear in Brighton 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, Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery.

Said Commissioner William Gross, “While we’re certainly grateful for the community involvement and intervention that led to the arrest of the armed suspect in this case, the fact remains we’re incredibly fortunate that nobody was injured during this incident. Keeping our citizens safe remains our highest priority, and while we appreciate the assist, in the future we would encourage community members to refrain from taking matters into their own hands and instead call 9-1-1.” 

 

WANTED: Nicholas Antoine Wanted in Connection to a Double Homicide in Brighton

BPD Detectives Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets: BPD Detectives need your help finding Nicholas Antoine, 20, of Boston, who is wanted in connection to the shooting deaths of Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge which occurred on June 30, 2018. Anyone with information relative to the his whereabouts is asked to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468. 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.

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Cafe Nero on District D-14 in Brighton

COFFEE WITH A COP: Thanks to all those who stopped by Coffee with a Cop at the Cafe Nero in District 14 (Brighton). Our officers had a wonderful time making new friends. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

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

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

 

BPD in the Community: Cops and Community Members Have a Great Time Kayaking on the Charles River

BPD in the Community: Whether it’s by land or by sea, there are no limits to the lengths the men and women of the BPD are willing to go when it comes to building lasting trust and good will with members of our community. In addition to tried and true relationship building initiatives like Peace Walks, Flashlight Walks, Junior Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, we now give you Kayaking on the Charles. In fact, this past week, officers from District D-14 organized a wonderful event which attracted well over 100 community members who enjoyed an evening kayaking on the Charles River followed by a BBQ dinner. All who attended the event had a wonderful getting to know our officers. Said one of the officers involved, “This is all about connecting with our community members, hearing they’re concerns while interacting with them in a fun, friendly, informal environment.”  Said another officer, "We’d much rather meet you on the Charles River in a kayak than on Charles Street during a motor vehicle stop." Again, a well-deserved tip of the oar to the officers from District D-14 (Brighton) for thinking outside the box in the BPD's ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship we enjoy with the community we're sworn to protect and serve.

Special thanks to Charles River Kayak and the New Balance Foundation for helping make this special event as special as it was. 

 

BPD Investigators Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets

BPD Detectives Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets: Boston Police Detectives have identified the pictured suspect wanted in connection to a double homicide that occurred last month in Brighton. Nicholas Antoine, 20, of Boston, is wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Brighton District Court for two counts of Murder in addition to multiple firearm related charges. 

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Nicholas Antoine is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

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.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows:

At about 12:41 AM, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect Under Arrest After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Brighton

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 4:55 AM on Friday August 10, 2018, members of the District D-14 (Brighton) Drug Control Unit in a coordinated effort with the Boston Police SWAT Team arrested Japhet Mendoza, 30, of Brighton, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 41 Faneuil Street in Brighton. Officers successfully exectued a search warrant which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Astra handgun, four bags of fentanyl with an approximate weight of 50 grams, one bag of cocaine weighing about 8 grams, one large bag of marijuana, $308.00 in U.S. Currency along with several counterfeit bills and other evidence. The suspect will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while in Commission of a Felony, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Counterfeit Bills.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2018 COMING TO BOSTON! Monday, August 6, 2018 and Tuesday, August 7, 2018

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The 35th Annual National Night Out Boston, a 2-day citywide celebration that will visit 12 individual neighborhoods across the City of Boston over a 48 hour period, kicks off tomorrow, Monday, August 6, 2018 and concludes Tuesday, August 7, 2018. For those not familiar with National Night Out, it's an acknowledgement and national celebration of the partnerships that exist between communities and police departments all across the country. As in year's past, Mayor Walsh will be travelling all over the city to thank community members and Neighborhood Watch Groups for their help and support of the men and women of the BPD.

A motorcade of officials led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Commissioner William G. Gross will be visiting six designated sites per evening for community crime watch celebrations — one in each police district. Along every stop, awards will be presented to the Top Crime Watch Group in each neighborhood and the Crimefighter of the Year (an individual for their year-round efforts in assisting the Boston Police Department).

Residents of Boston and members of the Boston Police Department will enjoy free admission, food, games, and entertainment. Attendees are invited to visit sponsor tables including The Boston Police Foundation, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Boston Centers for Youth & Families and a host of others, including local non-profits, who have worked so hard to make this event the special occasion it has become.

EVERY BOSTON RESIDENT IS URGED TO SWITCH ON THEIR OUTSIDE LIGHTS FOR THE EVENINGS TO DEMONSTRATE OUR UNITED COMMUNITY EFFORT AGAINST CRIME.

Event locations are as follows along with the estimated time of arrival of the cavalcade:

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018, locations:

  • 3:00pm Cavalcade will depart Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza
  • 3:15 - 4:00 PM   Brighton (D-14) - Brighton Commons (Academy Hill Rd/Chestnut Hill Avenue)
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM   Hyde Park (E-18) – Iacona Field (Readville Street & Milton Street) 
  • 5:15 - 5:45 PM   Roslindale (E-5) – Adams Park (Washington Street & Cummins Highway)
  • 6:00 - 6:40 PM   Jamaica Plain (E-13) – Mildred Hailey Apartments (90 Bickford Street)
  • 6:50 - 7:30 PM   Mattapan (B-3) – Almont Park (40 Almont Street)  
  • 7:45 - 8:30 PM   Roxbury (B-2) – Marcella Playground (235 Marcella Street)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018:

  • 3:00pm Cavalcade will depart Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza
  • 3:15 - 3:45 PM   East Boston (A-7) – Lopresti Park (33 Sumner Street)
  • 4:15 - 4:45 PM   Chinatown (A-1) - Tai Tung Village, Chinatown
  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM   South End (D-4) – Castle Square (Tremont Street)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM   North End (A-1)  – DeFillipo Park (Prince Street)
  • 6:45 - 7:15 PM   South Boston (C-6) - Moakley Park (Columbia Road)
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM   Dorchester (C-11) - Town field Park (Dorchester Avenue & Park)

BPD Detectives Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street

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BPD Detectives Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street: Boston Police detectives have identified the pictured suspect wanted in connection to a double homicide that occurred last month in Brighton. Nicholas Antoine, 20, of Boston, is wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Brighton District Court for two counts of Murder in addition to multiple firearm related charges. 

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Nicholas Antoine is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

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.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

Multiple Suspects Under Arrest After BPD Drug Control Units Conduct Operation in Several Boston Neighborhoods

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On Monday July 2, 2018, officers assigned to various Boston Police Drug Control Squads throughout the city conducted an operation which resulted in 13 arrests. During the far-reaching sweep, officers executed search warrants at multiple locations which led to the recovery of 395 grams of fentanyl, 137 grams of heroin, 27 grams of cocaine, 15 bags of crack cocaine, 6 bags of marijuana and $6,801 in cash. Officers also seized a 2013 Ford Focus along with 368 grams of an unknown powder which will be processed and identified.

Please see below for named suspects followed by their respective charges and scheduled court of arraignment:

 Eddie Watkins, 41, of Boston, Distribution of Class B – Boston Municipal Court

Sean Seith, 31, of Boston, Distribution of Class E – Boston Municipal Court

Jason Martinez, 24, of Dorchester, Trafficking Class A & B Drugs, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglarious Tools – Dorchester Court

Meiko Foreman, 30, of Dorchester, Warrant Arrest: Breaking & Entering, Larceny from a Building and Larceny – Dorchester Court

Sheldon Bethune, 45, of Roxbury, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs

Kayla Yeje, 28, of New Bedford, Distribution of Class B Drugs – Roxbury District Court

Nicholas Smith, 32, of Plymouth, Warrant Arrest: Possession of Class A Drugs and Resisting Arrest – Roxbury District Court

David Carrasquillo, 22, of Brighton, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs – Brighton District Court

Orlando Laboy, 39, of Brighton, Possession of Class B Drugs – Brighton District Court

Jonathan Vilarino, 30, of Roslindale, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs – West Roxbury District Court

Michael Vilarino, 26, of Ashland, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs - West Roxbury District Court

Jose Cambero, 62, of Mattapan, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class A Drugs - West Roxbury District Court

Jesus Diaz-Rivera, 34, of Dorchester, Distribution of Class A Drugs – West Roxbury District Court

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street

 

At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their twenties suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate and review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the investigation 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.

Death Investigation in the Area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street

 

At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their twenties suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the investigation 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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers from District D-14 Arrest Three Suspects in Overnight Scooter Theft in Brighton

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At about 12:40 AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to call for a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle in the area of 48 Strathmore Road. Officers received information that three males were observed cutting the lock off a scooter that was attached to a pole and placing the scooter in a white van. Upon arrival, officers were able to stop the white van as it pulled away from the scene. Officers viewed nearby surveillance video and, on the video, observed the three suspects putting a scooter into the back of the white van after they had cut the lock with bolt cutters.

Officers arrested Jose Puente, 21, of Dorchester, Juan Cruz, 21, of Brighton and a juvenile male, 17 of Dorchester, and charged them with Larceny, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Buying/ Receiving Stolen Goods. All three suspects will be arraigned in Brighton District Court.   

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash in Brighton

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At about 12:50 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 1316 Commonwealth Avenue. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim in his eighties suffering from life threatening injuries who was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the vehicle involved in the incident did not stop or remain on scene. The victim has since been identified as 80-year-old Theodore J. Schwalb of Boston.

Officers later located the suspect vehicle and have now arrested Phocian Fitts, 23, of Brighton, in connection to this incident. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Motor Vehicle Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Death.

The Boston Police Department continues to seek the assistance of any members of the community who were in the area at the time of this incident and may have seen or heard anything that may help with the investigation. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.