BPD in the Community: Plenty of Smiles on Display at the 2nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby in Jamaica Plain

Over the weekend, on Saturday June 30, 2018, over 400 children came out for the 2nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Jamaica Pond. The kids enjoyed a day full of fishing with their families and our officers as well as games, face painting, music, food and more. Thank you to all of the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants for sharing in this wonderful community event. We’ll see you next year!

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

Join Officers from the Boston Police Department for "Zumba with a Cop!"

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The Boston Police District E-13 Community Service Office would like to invite everyone to participate in "Zumba with a Cop".  The FREE Zumba lessons will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm behind English High School at 144 McBride Street in Jamaica Plain.  Lessons will run from June 21st to August 2nd. No experience necessary; we'll teach you everything you need to know--this is about fun and building relationships in our community! We look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 277 Centre Street

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

About one week after the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair, the man responsible for their murders is in police custody. Today, Saturday, May 12, 2018, members of the BPD Homicide Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team apprehended Wilvin Guity, 28, of Dorchester and charged him with two counts of Murder. Guity is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “I want to commend my Homicide Detectives for the hard work, long hours and meticulous attention to detail that led to the arrest of the suspect in the case. And, while I’m certain our city is a safer place with Wilvin Guity behind bars, I’m still angered when I think about the senseless gun violence that took the lives of Christopher Joyce and Clayborn Blair. Community members all across our city should be able to gather and socialize in public places in the company of neighbors and friends without the fear created and caused by those who carry illegal guns in our city. Chris and Clayborn did absolutely nothing wrong and most certainly deserved better fates. And, while there are no words to lessen the pain or sense of loss being felt by the family and friends of Chris and Clayborn, it is my humble hope that word of today’s arrest will provide for them some small measure of comfort and closure.”  

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original call are as follows: At about 9:41pm, on Friday, May 4, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol when they heard what sounded like shots fired in the area of 277 Centre Street. Upon hearing the shots, officers immediately and instinctively made a direct line towards the scene of the gunfire. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries. Both victims, a male believed to be in his fifties and a second male in his twenties, later succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased. 

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate 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.

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 9:41pm, on Friday, May 4, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol when they heard what sounded like shots fired in the area of 277 Centre Street. Upon hearing the shots, officers immediately and instinctively responded towards the scene of the gunfire. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries. Both victims, a male believed to be in his fifties and a second male in his twenties, later succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased. The victims have since been identified as Christopher Joyce, 23, of Boston and Clayborn Blair, 58, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

Death Investigation in the Area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 9:41pm on Friday, May 4, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol when they heard what sounded like shots fired in the area of 277 Centre Street. Upon hearing the shots, officers immediately and instinctively responded towards the scene of the gunfire. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries. Both victims, a male believed to be in his fifties and a second male in his twenties, later succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Execute Search Warrant in Mattapan, Arrest Four Suspects and Recover Firearm and Drugs

After receiving multiple complaints of drugs being distributed in the area of 876 Cummins Highway, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit launched an investigation and were ultimately able to secure search warrants for two residences in that area. At about 6:00 PM on Monday, April 2, 2018, members of the District B-3 DCU, with the assistance of the and District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Neighborhood DCU, executed two search warrants that resulted in the recovery of the following:

  • One loaded Smith & Wesson .357 revolver
  • Two plastic bags of approximately five grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale
  • One plastic bag of approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale
  • An undisclosed amount of loose cocaine
  • Forty Gabapentin pills
  • Sixteen Suboxone strips
  • Over $280 in US currency
  • Packaging and scales consistent with the illegal sale of narcotics

As a result of their findings, officers arrested 27-year-old Juanquis Demont Hicks of Mattapan and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. He was also charged with second and subsequent for those offenses. 

Officers also arrested 50-year-old female Zulma Rosa of Mattapan and charged her with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class E Drugs. Christopher Rivera, 44, of Mattapan was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class B Drugs. Kaamal Stewart, 33, of Mattapan was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. A second female, age 58, of Mattapan will be summoned to Dorchester District Court for Possession of Class B Drugs. All those arrested will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 64-Year-Old Vivian Correa of Jamaica Plain

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in efforts to locate 64-year-old Vivien Correa who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Ms. Correa was last seen at about 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018, near her residence at 940 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain wearing an outfit similar to the one pictured above. Ms. Correa is described as an Hispanic female, about 5’2” tall and about 185 lbs. Vivian may not consistently recognize or respond to her name at this time. While she speaks both Spanish and English fluently, Ms. Correa may be more likely to conversate in Spanish if approached. Vivien is known to frequent the areas of Egelston Square and 1010 Massachusetts Avenue. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Vivian Correa is urged to contact 911 or District E-13 detectives directly at (617) 343-5628.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect in Custody Two Hours after Carjacking Leads to Crash in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 5:48 PM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 responded to a call for a carjacking at the Citgo gas station located at 914 Huntington Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the female victim who stated that while she was putting air in one of the tires of her vehicle, a male suspect, later identified as Larry Hart, 39, of Boston, got into her car while holding a small tan dog. The victim immediately yelled at the suspect and ran back to the driver’s side door at which time she grabbed his left arm in an attempt to remove him from the vehicle. The two struggled briefly before the suspect suddenly drove off, causing the victim to fall to the ground as he fled. The victim received minor scrapes as a result of her fall and denied the need for medical attention. A short time later, police began to receive calls indicating that the suspect had crashed into several other vehicles while fleeing outbound on the Riverway. A short time later, officers located the victim's car, damaged and abandoned in the area of 99 Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain. The suspect was last seen by witnesses fleeing the area on foot with his unidentified canine accomplice running close behind him. Additional responding officers and a BPD K-9 Unit searched the area for the suspect to no avail. While continuing their investigation, officers learned that some of the victim’s credit cards which had been stolen during the incident were being utilized at area businesses around Mission Hill. Officers continued to search the area and located the suspect at about 8:00 PM in the area of 732 Huntington Avenue at which time he was placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Carjacking, Robbery, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Receiving Stolen Property.

Investigators later confirmed that the suspect’s dog was safely secured at home and unharmed.

And now for another installment of "You Can't Make This Stuff Up..."

 

At about 2:20 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress in the area of Rossmore Road.

While en route, officers were informed that the caller observed a male steal a package from a residence on Rossmore. The witness gave a description of a male who opened the package, took the contents from inside, and left the box. Additional units in the area observed a male matching the suspect description walking away from 28 Rossmore toward Washington Street. When officers approached the suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Sadiel Tapia of Boston, he began to encourage bystanders to video tape the interaction, stating, “I got nothing on me, I got nothing on me. You are always harassing me.” The officers explained that they were stopping him because he matched the description of a person stealing a package, and Tapia blurted out, “I put it back. I didn’t even take it.” As Mr. Tapia raised his arms up as if to indicate he didn’t have anything, a clear plastic bag containing the package’s contents fell from the back side of Mr. Tapia’s jacket. Officers observed the female who had been taping with her cell phone audibly sigh, put her phone in her pocket, and walk away. Tapia was positively identified as the suspect of the larceny, and officers recovered the stolen item. Tapia was placed under arrest and charged with Larceny from a Building.

Seven Under Arrest in Jamaica Plain after Two-Year Joint BPD and ATF Investigation

Nine men – eight of whom are alleged gang members and associates – have been charged in connection with committing drug and firearms violations around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Seven were arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon.

“Gangs are an organized, long-term threat to our neighborhoods,” said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.  “All of us have the right to live in safe communities – without fear of getting hurt, being subjected to drug dealing on our street corners, or our children being recruited into a life of crime. I will use the considerable resources of the Justice Department to afford every resident the right to live, work and play in a safe environment. I applaud the police officers and federal agents who spend their days identifying and building cases against the gangs in Boston’s neighborhoods.” 

“ATF’s priority is keeping communities and its citizens safe by detecting and stopping the trafficking of firearms and narcotics. Today is another example of how ATF accomplishes that goal,” said Mickey Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division.  “Firearms and narcotics trafficking continue to be a priority for ATF and our law enforcement partners.  We are committed to identifying and disrupting the sources of trafficking illegal firearms and narcotics which endanger our communities.” 

“These arrests come as a result of a two-year investigation working closely with our federal law enforcement partners,” said Boston Police Commission William Evans. “Public safety in Boston is my number one priority and I will continue to use all the resources available to target individuals driving violence in our city. I commend the work of my officers and all those involved in taking these dangerous individuals off the streets and the work they do every day to keep Boston safe.”

Following a two-year investigation, federal and local law enforcement arrested seven individuals this morning in connection with illegal drug distribution and firearm possession within and near the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain, formerly known as the Bromley Heath Housing Development. The development, one of the largest owned by the Boston Housing Authority, has been severely impacted by the prevalence of drug trafficking, shootings and other crimes, much of which is instigated by gangs. According to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, over a 10-month period in 2017, there were 36 incidents of shots fired, eight non-fatal shootings, one homicide, 20 drug-related arrests and 25 robberies in and around the development. According to court documents, the investigation and arrests aim to reduce violence and improve the quality of life for residents by removing individuals who traffic drugs and who are actively involved in violence and gang disputes.

The following individuals are alleged members of the Heath Street Gang and are charged with distribution of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a public housing facility:   

  1.       Cerone Davis, a/k/a “Jp,” 25, of Boston;
  2.       Joe Simmons, a/k/a “Profit,” 30, of Boston; and
  3.       Jarrod Simmons, a/k/a “Rizz,” 21, of Boston.

The following individuals are alleged members of the Heath Street Gang and are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and distribution of cocaine base within 1000 feet of a  public housing facility:   

  1.       Dominique Finch, a/k/a “Heff,” 27, of Boston;
  2.       James Finch, 32, of Boston, remains a fugitive;
  3.       Javonte Robinson, a/k/a “Biggie,” “Big Dog,” 21; and
  4.       Kevin Smith, a/k/a “Works,” 27, of Boston.

Franklin Safo-Agyare, a/k/a “Frankie So So Smooth,” 25, of Worcester, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Kendrick Tate, a/k/a “K-Roc,” 25, of Chelsea, is an alleged member of the Health Street Gang and is charged with distribution of cocaine base and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Tate is currently serving a three-and-a-half-to-four-year sentence for unrelated state drug and firearm convictions.

The charge of distribution of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a public housing development provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and no greater than 40 years in prison, a minimum of six years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $2 million. The charge of distribution of cocaine base provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Lelling, ATF SAC Leadingham and Boston Police Commissioner Evans made the announcement today. Assistance was also provided by the Boston Housing Authority’s Department of Police and Public Safety.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.  

Click HERE to view Detention Affidavit.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Armed Robbery at Convenience Store in Jamaica Plain

At about 12:06 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite arrest after responding to a call for an armed robbery at the JP Convenience Store located at 36 Gay Head Street in Jamaica Plain. During the incident, a male suspect, later identified as Saquan Hines, 21, of Norwood, entered the store and pointed a firearm at the clerk while demanding cash from the register before fleeing the store on foot. While on approach, responding officers observed an individual matching the suspect description and stopped him in the area of 59 Creighton Street. Officers performed a pat frisk of the male subject but no firearm was discovered. Officers did however observe numerous denominations of U.S. Currency which were crumpled up and sticking out of the suspect’s left front pants pocket. During the course of their investigation, officers reviewed security video of the incident which clearly showed the suspect holding a black and silver firearm in his right hand during the robbery while stuffing cash into his left side pocket. BPD K-9 ‘Rocky’ and his handler quickly responded to the scene to search for the missing firearm. Rocky was able to track the suspect's path of flight and soon located a loaded .45 caliber Ruger P345 handgun which had been hidden under a barrel in the area of 22 Edge Hill Street along with other evidence directly connected to the suspect. The suspect was positively identified and placed in custody without incident.

The suspect, Saquan Hines, will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Armed Robbery, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Intent to Rob While Armed, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

UPDATE: BPD Investigators Charge Suspect in Connection to Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Jamaica Plain

 

Less than a week after a 56-year-old male was killed in a 2-car motor vehicle accident in Jamaica Plain, the individual operating the other vehicle has been charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle while Operating Under the Influence.

At about 4:49 AM, on Friday, December 22, 2017, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Columbus Ave and Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle accident involving two cars with multiple injuries. An occupant of one of the vehicles, 56-year-old Emanuel Cabral of Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene.      

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, members of the BPD’s Homicide Fatal Collision Investigative Team were able to determine and establish that the operator of the vehicle that contributed to Mr. Cabral’s death was operating under the influence of alcohol.  That individual, Joseph Kayode, 32, of Lynn has been charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle while Operating Under the Influence. Kayode is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court tomorrow, Friday, December 29, 2017. 

Thank You for Thanking Us: Community member takes time to recognize two big-hearted cops in JP, District E-13 Officers Billy Jones & George Kayes

Officer Billy Jones (left) and Officer George Kayes (right) are assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain

BPD especially proud of District E-13 Officers Billy Jones and George Kayes and the community member who took the time to write the following: “If you live in Jamaica Plain then you probably recognize these two lovable, affable, congenial fellows! These two police officers serve and protect 02130, and they maintain order and prevent mayhem. But you’d be mistaken if you thought that was the extent of it. If you think there just two Boston cops walking the beat, let me tell you, there’s way more more substance to this pair than you can imagine!!! So, on this, Day #22 of GRATEFUL NOVEMBER, I give you Community Service Officers George Kayes & Billy Jones of the BPD and my heart! I first got to know George & Billy while attending JP's weekly Tuesday Hot Dog Night on South Street. Sure, they’d eat a frankfurter while attending the event, but deep down in my heart and soul, I know that these two came for way more than just the food. They came for the kids of the neighbor who were hungry for some positive attention and great role models. When George & Billy show up in their cruiser, the kids go crazy!!! Cheering and yelling that Officer George and Officer Billy have arrived. These guys make it a point to learn these kids' names, to understand their circumstances, and to interact with them in the kindest and gentlest way. George & Billy spend every summer Tuesday evening demonstrating by example to the youth of Jamaica Plain that the police are in place to guide and help, not reprimand and criticize. George & Billy have HUGE personalities and even bigger capacities to love. And they spread it among all of these kids who adore, revere, and honor this duet in return. So for all that and then some, I say thank you George and Billy for giving of yourselves to Boston's most impressionable youth.”

It's Turkey Time! Boston Police Officers Distribute Hundreds of Turkeys to People in Need

This week, in the spirit of giving and thanks, Boston police officers across the city gave away hundreds of turkeys and Thanksgiving trimmings to those in need.

For over ten years, BPD District E-5 (West Roxbury) and Roche Brothers Supermarkets have teamed up to donate turkeys to the less fortunate in and around the West Roxbury and Roslindale areas. Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force gave away 275 turkeys and 50 pies to various organizations, including the New England Veterans Shelter, parish churches, and Boston community centers. District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Community Service Officers and student helpers from the Margarita Muñiz Academy assembled over 20 Thanksgiving dinner boxes with Thanksgiving turkeys and side dishes, and distributed them to local families in need, with special deliveries made to elderly residents. aptain Fong and his follow officers in District A-1 (Downtown) took some time out from their busy schedules to deliver turkeys to homeless veterans in downtown Boston.

We hope these small gestures will go far in making this year's Thanksgiving a bright one for everyone in Boston. To all, we wish a Happy Thanksgiving from the Boston Police Department!

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms in Laundry Room of Jamaica Plain Housing Development

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At about 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were conducting a check of the common areas inside 944 Parker Street due to numerous community complaints of youths loitering, smoking, and drinking in the laundry room of that address. As one officer shined his flashlight towards the ceiling of the laundry room, he observed a black revolver secreted above a light fixture. The officer then shined his light to other fixtures and noticed a second, black 9mm firearm atop another light fixture. Both firearms were recovered by detectives. The incident remains under investigation.

Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: Officers to Hand Out Bike Light Kits on Southwest Corridor in Jamaica Plain

WHO: BPD District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) officers and City Wide Bicycle Unit officers

WHAT: Over the last several years, the BPD has worked diligently to support neighborhood initiatives focused on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists on our roadways. The officers at Boston Police District E-13 have developed several partnerships with local businesses in J.P. who have supported “Vision Zero” and our mission to reduce fatal and serious traffic crashes to zero. One of these businesses generously donated bike light kits consisting of a headlight and taillight that can be assembled and attached to a bicycle without tools in less than 30 seconds. 

Tonight, officers will be set up on the Southwest Corridor to pull over cyclists, not to issue a citation, but to provide them with a donated bike light kit and educate them on the safety benefits of riding with a white headlight and red taillight. 

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

WHERE: Southwest Corridor at Centre Street and Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain.

CONTACT: For media inquiries, please contact (617) 343-4520.

Death Investigation in the Area of 944 Parker Street

 

At about 11:47 PM on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 944 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.