BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Home Invasion in Hyde Park

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Home Invasion in Hyde Park: At about 3:20 PM on Saturday January 12, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle Neponset Avenue near Loring Street in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers observed a vehicle matching the given description idling in the middle of the street with an unknown male standing next to it. Upon seeing the officers, the unknown male, later identified as Thiago Oliveira, 28, of Hyde Park, quickly entered the vehicle and sped away. The officers broadcast a description of the fleeing vehicle while continuing their investigation. Officers soon discovered that the door of a nearby residence appeared to have been kicked open. Officers spoke with the occupant of the apartment, an adult male, and learned that Oliveira, who was known to him had forced his way into the apartment and threatened him with a silver and black firearm. The suspect attempted to shoot the victim multiple times during the confrontation but his weapon malfunctioned.

While on scene, officers received a second call relative to a found firearm, believed to have been discarded by the suspect in the area of 1114 River Street, less than a mile away from the original call. The firearm was secured and determined to be a loaded 40 caliber Smith & Wesson SD40VE handgun which matched the description provided by the victim.

Officers ascertained that the suspect was presently on probation and, consequently, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet on his person. Armed with this knowledge, officers were able to track the suspect as he returned to 42 Neponset Street a few hours later. Numerous officers responded back to the scene along with members of the BPD SWAT Team at which time the suspect surrendered himself without incident.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including:

  • Armed Home Invasion

  • Assault with Intent to Murder

  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm

  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

  • Varies Violations of the Auto Laws

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Jamaica Plain

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Keeping Boston Safe: As a result of a months-long investigation, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) and District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Units working in partnership the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at 42 Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered:

·       508 grams of a Class A narcotic (Fentanyl)

·       A loaded Smith and Wesson 357 magnum firearm

·       Several rounds of ammunition

·       Over a $1,300 in US Currency

·       A digital scale and several other items commonly associated and used in the drug trade

Additionally, officers arrested Abel Pagan, 38, of Boston and charged him with Trafficking a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) Over 200 grams, Trafficking a Class A Drug Within 300 Feet of a School Zone, Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

Two “Spark Energy” Employees Under Arrest for Breaking and Entering in Hyde Park

 

ARREST MADE: At about 2:10 PM on Monday, December 17, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at a residence in the area of Summit Street in Hyde Park. On arrival officers located two males matching the description of the suspects who had just broken into a residence in the area. Officers spoke to the victim who stated he had arrived home and observed the two male suspects approach his front door and ring the bell. The victim, who remained inside his motor vehicle, stated the suspects did not get an answer at the front door so they moved to the side door of the residence, again ringing the bell and knocking on the door. The victim stated he observed the suspects gain entry into his enclosed sunroom through the side door. The victim stated at this time, he exited his vehicle and drew the attention of the suspects. The suspects exited the victim’s residence and immediately requested the victim’s energy bill information and his account number. The victim stated while the suspects were speaking to him, he observed his garage door to be partially open as well. The suspects eventually left the victim’s residence and proceeded to other residences in the area before police stopped them. The suspects stated they were both employees of “Spark Energy.” Both males were taken into custody.

Officers arrested Andre Williams, 21-years-old, of Hyde Park and Ryan Williams, 49-years-old of Dorchester. Both males are charged with Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling during the Daytime and are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Male and Recover Loaded Firearm in Hyde Park

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a drug investigation in the area of 20 Thorn Street in Hyde Park. Upon arrival, officers observed three males inside of the basement of the residence who immediately fled upon seeing officers. Officers were able to stop two of the males in the area of 731 River Street. Officers recovered a black Bernardelli .22 caliber firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition in the immediate area.

Officers arrested Fredly Charles, 23-years-old, of Hyde Park and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Charles is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court. 

 

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Ron’s Gourmet Ice-Cream in Hyde Park

COFFEE WITH A COP: Earlier today, on Wednesday September 26, 2018, Coffee with a Cop stopped by Ron’s Gourmet Ice-Cream in Hyde Park. Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello to our officers from District E-18 while sharing a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors. Special thank you to the friendly staff at Ron’s for making everyone feel welcome and thank you to Representative Angelo Scaccia and City Councilor Tim McCarthy for stopping by. 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.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering Three Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents in Less Than Ten Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 5:37 PM on Saturday September 8, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) arrested Dwayne Leaston-Brown, 28, of Brockton, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area 1617 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. An officer was on routine patrol when he observed the suspect running down the street in a full sprint with one hand secured in his right front pants pocket. As the officer continued to observe, the suspect fell unexpectedly at which time a firearm dropped to the ground in front of him. The officer quickly moved in and placed the suspect in custody while safely recovering the weapon which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Kahr Arms CM9 handgun. Additional responding units arrived on scene and continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a second firearm, a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun, from a nearby trash can which has since been turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. The suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal (Level 2).

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INCIDENT #2: At about 2:56 AM on Sunday September 9, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Glenroy Miller, 22, of, Roxbury, on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed with no headlights illuminated. Officers soon caught up to the vehicle and stopped it at which time they removed the front seat passenger, later determined to be Miller, after they observed him behaving in a suspicious and agitated manner. As officers began to perform a pat frisk, they immediately felt a handgun on the suspect’s left thigh area. A violent struggle then ensued as the officers and the suspect fought for control of the weapon. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun with a defaced serial number. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Resisting Arrest.

UPDATE: Missing Person Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland, 22, of Hyde Park has been located safe and sound

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UPDATE: Missing Person Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland, 22, of Hyde Park has been located safe and sound. To all who helped in the search, we say, "Thank you." The Boston Police Department put out an earlier missing person advisory seeking the public's help in efforts to locate 22-year-old Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland of Hyde Park who was last seen at about 3:00PM, on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in the area of Fairmount Avenue wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, white sneakers with a black backpack. Mr. Davis-Copeland has had a history of wandering off and has been reported missing before.

Thankfully, he again was found safe and sound and we thank all those who reached out to District E-18 (Hyde Park) Detectives with information relative to his whereabouts. 

 

Missing Person Alert: Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland, 22, of Hyde Park

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: A Missing Person Alert has been issued for Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland, 22, of Hyde Park: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's help in efforts to locate 22-year-old Diante “Kai” Davis-Copeland of Hyde Park who was last seen at about 3:00PM, on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in the area of Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, white sneakers with a black backpack.

Diante is described as a black male, 5’08” with a slim build and a full beard. Mr. Davis-Copeland has gone missing in the past and has been known to frequent the Hyde Park Library and the areas surrounding Hyde Park High School.

Anyone with information relative to his whereabouts is urged to call District E-18 Detectives at (617) 343-5607.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to the Arrest of Two Suspects after Recovery of Guns and Drugs

On Friday, August 03, 2017, Officers in the E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit, culminated a several month long drug investigation from 70 O’Callaghan Way in South Boston (McCormack Housing Development) by executing multiple search warrants.  At about 1:15 PM, officers observed the suspect exit the front door of 70 O’Callaghan Way and begin to walk towards his vehicle parked on O’Callaghan Way near the intersection of Old Colony Avenue. Just before the suspect reached his vehicle an officer approached on foot and stopped him in order to execute the search warrant for his person. Upon execution of this search warrant, officer recovered a cell phone, key ring with house and car keys, and 2 small plastic bags of cocaine. Freuly Cabral, 24, was placed under arrest. Officers then proceeded to the house to make a peaceful entry, knocked and announced their office and purpose before entering. As officers entered, they were greeted by a female who stated that they were the only one’s home except for her boyfriend who was upstairs in their bedroom. Officers meanwhile had proceeded upstairs while conducting a protective sweep and encountered Marfry Cabral, 20, laying in bed. Marfry was then brought downstairs and all suspects were secured around the kitchen table. As a result of the search warrant the following items of were seized:

  • Small blue (FW-ES600) digital scale
  • A black and pink Walther PK380 firearm and a magazine containing eight live .380 cartridges
  • A black “AWS” digital scale
  • $1,340.00 US Currency
  • 2 gabapentin pills
  • A passport and birth certificate
  • A black “Digi Weigh” digital scale
  • PA state driver’s license
  • MA junior operator’s license
  • 2 large plastic bags of cocaine weighing about 35 grams
  • A black “CR” digital scale with heavy cocaine residue
  • Two 9mm magazines loaded with 8 live 9mm luger cartridges each (16 total)
  • An open box of “Glad” baggies
  • Two boxes of “Hefty” baggies in black plastic grocery bag
  • Box containing Magic Bullet blender, bottle of Inositol cutting agent and baggies
  • Two large empty vacuum seal marijuana bags
  • Large Mason jar containing about 21 grams of loose marijuana
  • A black Glock 9mm firearm loaded with 15 live 9mm cartridges
  • A Glock gun box containing a large capacity magazine and 5 live 9mm cartridges
  • Two large plastic humidity control containers with heavy marijuana residue
  • Mail, a photo ID, and a pay stub

Freuly Cabral and Marfry Cabral were placed under arrest and complaints to be sought against them in South Boston District Court for the following: 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine) over 18 grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs (marijuana), Possession of Class E Drugs (Gabapentin)

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)

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan

 

At about 4:24 AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries while a second victim believed to be in his late twenties, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 28-year-old Dahrius Hollins of Hyde Park.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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 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 Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan

 

At about 4:24 AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries while a second victim believed to be in his late twenties, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

BPD in the Community: Kids from Junior Police Academy Stop by the BPD’s K-9 Unit

BPD in the Community: Kids from Junior Police Academy Stop by the BPD’s K-9 Unit: Earlier today, Friday, July 20, 2018, kids from Districts E-5 (West Roxbury/Roslindale) and E-18 (Hyde Park) attending the Boston Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) stopped by the BPD’s K-9 Unit to get an up close and personal look at how BPD K-9 Officers work with and train their trusted furry, four-legged partners. As you can see by the photos, the kids had a blast. And, Officers Ray Ramirez and Cornell Patterson tell us the kids asked a ton of interesting and intriguing questions and, when it came to behavior, our officers say the kids could not have been nicer or better behaved. As always, special thanks to Boston PAL for making the Junior Police Academy one of the best summer camps around while also providing our officers yet another opportunity to build trust and connect with our city’s young people.  

Missing Person Alert: Jose Ulloa

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate Mr. Jose Ulloa who was last seen on Thursday on July 12, 2018 in the area of 942 Hyde Park Avenue. Mr. Ulloa is described as a 70-year-old white-Hispanic male, 5’09” tall and 160lbs. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, dark grey sweatpants, black sneakers with white soles and a black wrist watch.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jose Ulloa is advised to contact 911 or District E-18 (Hyde Park) Detectives at (617) 343-5607.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Hyde Park Suspect Arrested in Armed Robbery of a Neighborhood Gas Station

 

At about 8:15PM on Monday, June 25, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at the Mobile service station in the area of 264 Neponset Valley Parkway, Hyde Park. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated that the suspect entered the Mobile service station armed with a knife, demanded money from the register, and fled the scene toward the area of 272 Neponset Valley Parkway with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was wearing a black mask, which did not fully cover his face, gray gloves and a black jacket. Officers reviewed video surveillance footage of the armed robbery, and the suspect was identified as Fabrizio Quintiliani, 52, of Hyde Park, a person who frequents the store and happened to be there earlier in the day. After further investigation, officers found that Quintiliani lived in the neighborhood, and he was placed under arrest for Armed Robbery. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers James Gigliello and Dwayne Jackson of District E-18 Hyde Park Receive Commissioner’s Commendation for Bank Robbery Arrest

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Officer Gigliello responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at the Santander Bank at 860 River Street. As Officer Gigliello approached the bank, the suspect looked toward Officer Gigliello and began to run. Officer Gigliello pursued the individual and, after a brief foot chase and with the assistance of Officer Jackson, he was able to place the suspect under arrest. At this point, officers discovered a stack of bank wrapped money in the suspect's hooded sweatshirt pocket. For their efforts and quick response, these officers are each hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest After Unarmed Bank Robbery in Hyde Park

 

At about 11:36 AM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a robbery in progress at the Blue Hills Bank located at 1065 Truman Parkway. Officers were advised that a male suspect had entered the bank, passed a note and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash in the direction of Cranmore Road. Responding officers quickly arrived on scene and located a suspect matching the given description hiding in the back of an illegally parked motor vehicle at the corner of Cranmore Road and Halsey Road. Officers successfully recovered the stolen cash and arrested the suspect, a 16-year-old male from Jamaica Plain, without incident. The suspect will be arraigned in West Roxbury Juvenile Court on one charge of Delinquent to Wit: Unarmed Bank Robbery.

This is the third arrest BPD officers have made in the last three days in connection to incidents of unarmed bank robberies in the City of Boston.

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Unarmed Bank Robbery in Hyde Park

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Unarmed Bank Robbery in Hyde Park: At about 12:50 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at the Santander Bank at 860 River Street in Hyde Park. Within seconds, officers were on scene and were met by a bank employee yelling, “That’s him,” while frantically pointing in the direction of the suspect walking away from the scene. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to chase down and apprehend the suspect. According to witnesses, the suspect, who showed no weapons, walked up to one of the bank tellers and handed her a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of US Currency, the suspect walked out of the bank where he soon encountered responding officers.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile from Boston and charged him with Unarmed Bank Robbery.