Boston 96: Holiday Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 96 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 2
Nonfatal Shootings: 6
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 12
Vehicle Breaks: 25

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, December 22, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, December 21, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Death Investigation in the Area of 150 Wellington Hill Street, Mattapan

 

At about 9:08 PM on Sunday, December 24, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 150 Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan. While officers were on scene, they learned of a victim that had self-applied to an area hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds which were determined to be related to the shots fired incident. The 19-year-old male victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

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.

BPD Detectives Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Individual in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 344 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the above pictured individual in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

The original facts surrounding the investigation are as follows: At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 344 Bowdoin Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 17-year-old Phillip Demings of Weymouth.

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.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Stolen Firearm during Motor Vehicle Stop

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At about 5:57 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) conducted a stop of a motor vehicle when they observed it travelling on a public way with an expired out-off-state registration plate in the area of Talbot Ave and Millet Street. As a result of the stop, officers confirmed that the registration was in fact expired and also observed that one of the four occupants was not wearing his seat belt. A check of the occupant’s identity revealed that he had several charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon on his record. That information, combined with the officers’ knowledge of recent firearm and gang related incidents in the area, led officers to pat frisk the occupants of the vehicle. A pat frisk of one of the backseat passengers, identified as 27-year-old Jabari Ward of Brockton, led officers to recover a loaded a black Delta Elite Colt semi-automatic firearm from Ward’s pants. Further investigation of the firearm’s serial number revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen out of Bridgewater in 2015. Officers arrested Ward and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Receiving Stolen Property. The operator was issued a citation for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and a Safety Belt violation, and the vehicle was towed.

Death Investigation in the Area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue

 

At about 3:15 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a male who appeared to be in his 20's suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center 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.

UPDATE: BPD Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Suspect Relative to Death Investigation in the Area of 69 Boston Street

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person portrayed in the enclosed video relative to a death investigation that occurred on October 17, 2017 inside the Holiday Inn in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. The facts of the incident are as follows:

At about 4:15 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male in his mid-20s inside the hotel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Joshua Briggs, 22, of Dorchester.

During a four-month-long investigation, BPD homicide detectives were able to gather evidence, identify, and receive warrants for four suspects responsible for Briggs’ death. On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, officers arrested 27-year-old John Collins of Dorchester, 24-year-old Michael Reynolds of Roxbury, 24-year-old James Coleman of Milton, and 29-year-old Errin Crawford of Roxbury and charged them with Murder, Armed Home Invasion, and Armed Robbery in Boston Municipal Court. Collins and Reynolds were both additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

BPD Homicide detectives are now seeking the identification of a fifth suspect (seen in video) relative to this death investigation. The male suspect may go by the name “Randy” or nickname “Randy Boy” and was seen on video wearing a hooded sweatshirt described as a “Levi Strauss Men’s Madrid Logo Hoodie Sweatshirt” (pictured) and a jacket described as a “Zumiez American Stitch Tiger Eagle Navy Souvenir Jacket” (pictured).

These pictures are released for identification purposes only. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

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.

BPD Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Motor Vehicle Wanted in Connection to Road Rage Incident in area of 61 Exeter Street

Investigators from District D-4 (South End) are releasing images and asking for the public’s help in efforts to locate or identify the motor vehicle seen in the photos. The vehicle, believed to be a dark or black-colored SUV, was seen fleeing the area of a non-fatal stabbing incident which occurred last night, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at about 11:38 PM. At that time, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person stabbed in area of 61 Exeter Street. On arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officers learned that the victim was stabbed during an apparent road rage incident between two vehicles which occurred in the area of Exeter and Boylston Streets. According to the victim, a passenger in the vehicle being sought by investigators approached the victim while seated in the passenger seat of her vehicle and stabbed her. The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling in reverse the wrong way on Exeter Street back on to Boylston Street where it was then seen travelling at a high rate of speed down Boylston Street before taking a left onto Dartmouth Street.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-4683.

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: Boston Police Department Partners with Community Business to Bring Holiday Gifts to South Boston Children

Yesterday, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) partnered with the South Boston Boys and Girls Club, the Stone Family Charitable Foundation, and Reebok to bring fifty South Boston neighborhood kids to the new Reebok Headquarters in the Seaport District where Reebok allowed each child to pick a new pair of sneakers of his or her choosing. A huge thank you to Reebok and all those involved for making this an unforgettable holiday for every one of these boys and girls!

In Case You Missed It: 9th Annual Shop with a Cop Heroes and Helpers Event a Huge Success!

Earlier this week on Monday, December 18, 2017, hundreds of Boston police officers, EMTs, and other first responders were paired with 300 children to shop at the South Bay Target for the 9th Annual Shop with a Cop: Heroes and Helpers event, treating them to a fun holiday experience they'll never forget!

BPD Photo of the Day: Boston Officers and EMTs Deliver Baby in Parking Lot of District B-3 (Mattapan)

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Early this morning, at about 7:15 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017, Officers Jose Gomes and Byron Foote were returning to the District B-3 (Mattpan) station with a prisoner when they noticed a motor vehicle following them, honking and flashing its lights. The officers had just pulled into the wagon bay when the male operator of the vehicle approached the officers on foot and said he needed help. The officers followed the operator to his car parked at the station and observed the man's wife in the passenger's seat. The man told the officers his wife was having a baby! Officer Gomes quickly got on the radio and requested EMS and additional officers to respond. Luckily, Officers Nadia Siconolfi and Berlino Felix and the EMTs were pulling into the station parking lot, because this baby wasn't waiting. Only moments later, with officers and EMTs on hand, first-time mom delivered a healthy baby girl. Mom, Dad, and new Baby Girl, later named Francesca, were transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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A few hours later after everyone was settled, the officers returned the hospital to formally meet Tracey and Fran Pierre and their new baby Francesca. As a birthday present, they brought a BPD teddy bear for baby and BPD coffee mugs for mom and dad...looks like they're going to need them to keep up with Francesca!

To this beautiful family from all of us at the BPD, we say, "Congratulations!"

Investigation Update: Four Suspects Charged in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 69 Boston Street in Dorchester

 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 4:15 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male in his mid-20s inside the hotel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Joshua Briggs, 22, of Dorchester.

Earlier today, on Wednesday December 20, 2017, John Collins, 27, of Dorchester, Michael Reynolds, 24, of Roxbury, James Coleman, 24, of Milton and Errin Crawford, 29, of Roxbury were all charged with Murder, Armed Home Invasion and Armed Robbery in Boston Municipal Court. Collins and Reynolds were both additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Said Commissioner Evans: “I want to commend the Boston Police Homicide Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for their work on this case. Thanks to their combined efforts, four individuals are now charged with the murder of Joshua Briggs. Making sure that those responsible are held accountable is one of the ways we can help bring some level of comfort to the victim’s family and loved ones.”

 

Joint Breaking and Entering Investigation Leads to Four Arrests and Recovery of Multiple Stolen Holiday Packages

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This week, four individuals were arrested and arraigned in connection with a series of commercial break-ins which occurred outside of the City of Boston after a joint investigation conducted by the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, the Brookline Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office. At a press conference held earlier today, on Wednesday December 20, 2017, it was announced that Jason Geddes, 29, of Boston, Dharol Joyner, 33, of Boston, Edward Nugent, 55, of Weymouth and Daniel Vo, 23, of Boston were all placed in custody without incident and have been arraigned on numerous charges including Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy.

As part of this investigation, authorities safely recovered a loaded firearm, ammunition, thousands of dollars in cash, ski masks and gloves along with prybars, a crowbar, a sledgehammer and other burglarious tools. In addition, investigators recovered dozens of suspected stolen delivery packages from multiple residences.

“I commend the work of all the officers involved in this investigation. Outcomes like this happen because of the strong relationships already in place with our local and state law enforcement partners,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. “I especially want to recognize the work of the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center. Detectives assigned to the BRIC were instrumental in investigating this case from the beginning and worked closely with the Brookline and Massachusetts State Police. Their collective efforts and investigative skills led to the identification and arrests of those responsible.”

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 2

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

One Less Gun: Anonymous Tip Leads to the Recovery of Large Caliber Revolver and Ammunition at Playground in Brighton

At about 11:45 AM on Tuesday December 19, 2017, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) safely recovered a .44 caliber F.LLI Pietta revolver along with 100 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition after receiving an anonymous tip. The firearm and ammunition were located inside a plastic bag near the baseball field at McKinney Playground at 74 Faneuil Street in Brighton.

The Boston Police Department would like to thank the concerned community member who stepped up and provided this information which has led to 'One Less Gun' on the streets of Boston.

Anyone willing to provide information regarding any suspicious or criminal activity in the City of Boston can do so anonymously 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.