Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 9
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 11
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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 Arrested and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:01 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered two loaded firearms in the area of 158 Harvard Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an inoperable brake light. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) to conduct a traffic stop. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the windows to have an excessive, illegal tint. Officers spoke to the operator, who was known to them from prior encounters. Upon notifying the operator of the motor vehicle infractions, officers located a Taurus PT 738 .380 firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition and a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition from inside of the center console of the vehicle.  

Officers arrested Thomas Searcy, 23-years-old, of Boston. Searcy is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Searcy was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for the defective brake light and the excessive tint.

 

Officers Recover Sixty-Seven Canisters of Nitrous Oxide Outside of Fenway Park

On Friday, July 5, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End), members of the Drug Control Unit and the Citywide Bicycle Unit recovered 67 canisters containing a substance believed to be Nitrous Oxide in the area surrounding Fenway Park in Boston. Prior to a concert, officers observed a large group of individuals inhaling Nitrous Oxide from balloons in an effort to achieve a high. The balloons were being filled using various canisters and subsequently discarded in the street and sidewalk. Officers responded to the scene and removed 67 canisters which were turned over to the Boston Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit for additional processing.

 

​BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman Michael Brennan Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 101 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers: 101 years ago, on July 7, 1918, Patrolman Michael Brennan was killed in the line of duty when he suffered life-threatening injuries from an apparent fall from a great height while pursuing a suspect in the area of Warren Street in Roxbury. Patrolman Brennan was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Brennan worked for the department for less than a year and was 33-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and a son, who was born the day after his funeral services.

Patrolman Brennan was laid to rest at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 2, East Line 1.

In Boston, a Hero Sign is posted at 302 Warren Street in Roxbury to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you’re in the area, 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.

 

Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury

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Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury: At about 2:50AM, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol when they observed a black motor vehicle travelling at high rate of speed on Stanwood Street heading in the direction of Blue Hill Ave. In light of the vehicle’s high rate of speed, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Initially, the vehicle appeared to stop. However, as officers began to exit their cruiser, the operator of the vehicle drove off. In short time, the vehicle stopped a second time in the area of Warren and Quincy Streets. This time, the operator of the vehicle remained on scene. Upon engaging the operator, officers immediately instructed him to remove his keys from the ignition before exiting the vehicle. Once outside the car, the operator of the vehicle, 26-year-old Donald Brown of Boston, was placed under arrest for failing to stop for police officers. A pat frisk of the vehicle for weapons enabled officers to discover and recover a firearm determined to be a Walther .380 Smith & Wesson handgun. When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the suspect was unable to.  

Additionally, officers charged the suspect with the Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 8, 2019.     

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Attempting to Flee the Scene of a Non-Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Attempting to Flee the Scene of a Non-Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester: At about 12:38am, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) were on patrol when they observed a commotion in the parking lot of the Alltown Gas Station in the area of 85 Southampton Street in Dorchester. After pulling into the parking lot, officers were able to locate and speak to the victim who promptly pointed out the suspect who was attempting to flee the scene in a motor vehicle. After activating their lights and sirens, officers were able to stop the suspect. While questioning the suspect about his role in the incident, officers observed what appeared to be blood evidence on the passenger side door of the suspect’s vehicle. After instructing the suspect to exit the vehicle, officers observed and confiscated a knife seen lying on the front seat of the vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound. The suspect, Carree Burns, 43, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 8, 2019.     

Two Suspects in Custody After Stabbing Incident in Hyde Park

 

ARRESTS MADE: At about 6:54 PM on Thursday July 4, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) placed two suspects in custody after responding to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 1025 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. On arrival, several parties on scene directed the officer’s attention to a suspect vehicle which was preparing to leave the parking lot. Officers immediately stopped the vehicle and removed both the operator, later identified as Elton Barbosa, 26, of Hyde Park, and the passenger, Gerson Moreno, 21, of Dorchester. Officers then continued their investigation and located an 18-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life threatening in nature. Officers also located two other adult male victims who had been punched by the suspects and a third adult male victim who sustained a laceration during the incident. These three victims declined medical attention. Both suspects were placed in custody after being positively identified and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery.

 

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:03 PM on Wednesday July 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Michael Beasley, 29, of Norwood, on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a recovered handgun in the area of 2917 Washington Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were informed by a private security guard working at the New Academy Estates that he had asked the suspect to leave the property after a brief confrontation. As the suspect was walking away, the guard observed the suspect drop an unknown object which was later determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Titan Tiger revolver.  

Additional responding units soon located the suspect standing with a group nearby. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running, jumping over several backyard fences before finally being placed in custody in the area of 290 Highland Street. As the officers were walking the suspect to a cruiser for transport, they recovered a small plastic bag containing crack cocaine that the suspect had attempted to discard on the ground.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Juvenile Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:13 PM, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 16-year-old male from Roxbury on firearm related charges after a foot pursuit in the area of 192 Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting an investigation and were approaching to speak with the suspect as he exited a residence on Ruthven Street when he suddenly took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The officers pursued the suspect closely on foot and were able to place him in custody after a brief struggle in an open courtyard area between 192 and 194 Humboldt Avenue. The officers then safely recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-2 handgun which the suspect had discarded as he fled. It was later confirmed that the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Department of Youth Services for Absconding While on Parole in addition to three other undisclosed warrants sought out of Suffolk Superior Court. The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander Killed in the Line of Duty 94 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: On Saturday, July 4, 1925, Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander was killed in the line of duty during the Pickwick Club building collapse on this day 94 years ago. Lt. Alexander was trailing and tracking a jewelry thief inside the building when it collapsed. This incident claimed the lives of 44 people.

Lieutenant Alexander was 42 years old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for 16 years. On this day, we take a moment to honor and remember Benjamin's service and sacrifice, as well as, the hardships and heartache felt by the family he left behind, which included his wife and six children.

Lieutenant Alexander is buried at the Woburn Jewish Cemetery in Woburn, Massachusetts. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, (Panel 14, East Line 8), as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Officer Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston. 

A Hero Sign has been placed in his memory at the former location of the Pickwick Club near Beach Street at Washington Street in Chinatown. Should you happen to find yourself in that area, please take a second to stop, honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a man who was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting his city.

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Harris B. McInnes Killed in the Line of Duty 92 years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: On Sunday, July 3, 1927, Boston Police Officer Harris B. McInnes was shot and killed while pursuing two suspects after a robbery on Main Street in the area of Charles Street in Charlestown. Officer McInnes was 36-years-old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for seven and half years. Making his line-of-duty death ever more tragic is the fact that Officer McInnes was survived by his wife and daughter.

Officer McInnes is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 35, West Line 6, as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the Massachusetts State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Main Street near Austin Street in Charlestown.

Should you happen to find yourself in that area, please take a second to stop, honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a fallen hero who was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting his city.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Suspects While Recovering Two Loaded Firearms Within Ten Minutes During Two Separate Incidents in Roxbury and Charlestown

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INCIDENT #1: At about 10:48 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects while recovering a loaded firearm following a brief foot pursuit in the area of 18 Abbotsford Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, the front seat passenger, later identified as Ildelfonso Velez, 18, of Attleboro, immediately exited the vehicle and took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The suspect vehicle then sped away. The officers stopped their cruiser and pursued the fleeing suspect on foot down a nearby alleyway. While in pursuit, the officers observed the suspect discard a .40 caliber Ruger P94 handgun onto the ground which was later recovered. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect on Crawford Street where he was placed in custody without further incident. A short time later, additional responding units located and stopped the suspect motor vehicle in the area of Homestead Street and Harold Street at which time the operator, Dimitri Thomas, 26, of Hyde Park, was placed in custody without incident. Both parties will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Dimitri Thomas will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer while Ildelfonso Velez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

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Firearm Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 10:58 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested two suspects on firearm related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of Alfred Street and Dexter Street in Charlestown. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. As the officers were approaching to speak with the operator, later identified as Raul Landaverde, 22, of Somerville, they observed him moving quickly towards the passenger side of the vehicle before returning to an upright position. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed both the operator and the front seat passenger, later identified as Kirby Calixte, 26, of Somerville, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 23 handgun with a thirty round extended magazine from inside the vehicle. The two suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident. Both suspects will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Additionally, Raul Landaverde will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

 

BPD Officers Once Again Prepare for Upcoming Independence Day Festivities

Following up on last year’s performance of God Bless America, Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty are back to share their rendition of our National Anthem. Special thanks to Kevin Quinn and everyone at iHeart Media for their collaborative support on this project. On behalf of all of us here at the Boston Police Department, we wish you all a very happy and safe 4th of July.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 17
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 20

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

BPD Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for Upcoming Fourth of July Events

JULY 4TH TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require street closings and parking restrictions at select locations in Boston.  People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary.  Please see www.boston.gov for the most up to date July 4th traffic and parking impacts on local streets in the city.

 In addition to state owned roadways in the area, due to the concert and fireworks at the Hatch Shell, the following local streets in the Back Bay will be closed to traffic.

 

Wednesday, 7/3/19, beginning at 3 PM

• Berkeley Street at Beacon Street

 

Thursday, 7/4/18, beginning at 6 PM

• Beacon Street, from Charles Street to Massachusetts Avenue, and all streets feeding into Beacon Street

• Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

 

Parking will be impacted in the Back Bay as follows.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday through Thursday”

• Beacon Street North side (even side), from David Mugar Way to Clarendon Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Wednesday & Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue

• Berkeley Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Clarendon Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Dartmouth Street both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street

• Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G Mugar Way

• Chestnut Street both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Revere Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Charles Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to St. James Avenue

• Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street

• Clarendon Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Fairfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Gloucester Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Hereford Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Massachusetts Avenue, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Charlesgate East

• Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

 

The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 AM on Thursday, July 4, at City Hall Plaza.  Traffic and parking in the vicinity of Government Center and Downtown will be impacted as follows.

 Traffic delays should be expected on the following parade route from approximately 9 AM through 10:15 AM.

 Leave City Hall Plaza, turn left onto Cambridge Street, continue onto Tremont Street, left onto Winter Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State House, left onto Congress Street, to Faneuil Hall.  During the pause at approximately 10 AM, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place from the balcony of the Old State House.  It is anticipated that Congress Street, State Street and Devonshire Street at the Old state House will be closed to traffic while the reading is taking place.

 

Parking will be impacted as follows.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Thursday”

• Cambridge Street, City Hall side, from Court Street to the JFK Federal Building

• Devonshire Street, both sides, from State Street to Quaker Lane

• State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm and Drugs During Warrant Arrest of an Armed Robbery Suspect

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm During the Warrant Arrest of a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery: About 1:34 pm, on Friday, June 28, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 82 George Street when they observed an individual known to have an outstanding warrant relative to an armed robbery that occurred less than a week earlier on American Legion Highway in Roslindale. Upon seeing the suspect, officers promptly approached and placed the suspect under arrest. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover a firearm (see photo) later determined to be a loaded, black Glock 27 firearm with nine rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. In addition to the firearm, the suspect was found to be in possession of large amount of a brown powder believed to be heroin which was wrapped in plastic and covered in tinfoil. In addition to the warrant, the suspect, Alexander Soto, 21, of Boston was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:22 PM on Friday June 28, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest after recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during a traffic stop in the area of 486 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As they approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Kharone Greene, 21, of Mattapan, they observed him quickly lean towards the passenger side of the vehicle and discard an unknown object. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed the operator and conducted a frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber Walther PPK handgun in the area where he had been reaching. The suspect was then immediately placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers also seized $838.00 in U.S. Currency from the driver’s side door storage pocket along with two digital scales and numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.