Death Investigation in the area of 140 South Street Jamaica Plain

 

Death Investigation in the area of 140 South Street, Jamaica Plain: At about 09:48 PM, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to the area of 140 South Street, Jamaica Plain for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or 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.   

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Illegal Firearm in Roxbury

 

At about 2:57 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 53 Keegan Street in Roxbury. Officers received a description of the suspect via BPD Operations. Upon arrival, officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect. The male proceeded to change direction and began to walk away from officers. Officers observed the male bend down next to a parked motor vehicle as if he was placing an item under the front passenger tire. The male continued to walk away from officers until they were eventually able to stop him and speak with him. While speaking with the male, additional officers arrived on scene and searched under the car where the male had been. Officers were able to recover a loaded Century Arms Canik 9MM firearm as well as eighteen rounds of live ammunition. The male, identified as Branden Bannister, 29-years-old, of Roxbury was placed under arrest. Further investigation led to the discovery of an active warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute out of Rhode Island. 

Bannister is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on the following charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Weapon, and Armed Criminal Level 2.

 

BPD in the Community: Hi-5-Friday stops by the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester

Hi-5-Friday stops by the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester: Earlier this morning, Friday, September 21, 2018, Boston Police Officers had a phenomenal time connecting with and making a positive impression while high-fiving the kids from the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester. As you can clearly see in the photos, the kids could not have been more excited to see our officers and our officers could not have been more excited about connecting with and positively interacting with the kids. Said one of the officers, “It’s so important for the kids to see and interact with us in a positive, fun, friendly environment. Keeping kids safe is one of our most important priorities. When kids see police officers, we want them to see people who care about keeping them safe. And, Hi-5-Friday is a perfect way to send that message.”

BPD in the Community: Great Time Had by All at Coffee with a Cop in Charlestown

BPD in the Community: Great Time Had by All at Coffee with a Cop in Charlestown: Thanks to everybody who stopped by District A-15 in Charlestown earlier today, Friday, September 21, 2018, for Coffee with a Cop. Commissioner Gross, Captain Kenneth Fong and the officers assigned to District A-15 had a wonderful time making new friends while interacting with and talking to community members in the area. Coffee with a Cop is all about creating a friendly, informal setting where officers and community members can come together in an effort to better understand issues and concerns impacting the neighborhood in ongoing efforts to work together while making our city one of the safest big cities in America. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, we’d love to hear from you. For more info, please call (617) 343-4345.

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables Members of the BPD Drug Control Unit to Seize Over $60,000 in U.S. Currency During a Drug Arrest in Roslindale

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 9:02AM, on Friday, September 21, 2018, members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 133 Cornell Street in Roslindale. As a result of their efforts, officers were able to recover approximately 70 grams of cocaine and over $60,000 in U.S. Currency while arresting Peter Akara, 36, of Roslindale, without incident on scene. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine).

 

BPD in the Community: Thanks to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) for Presenting Young Football Players with New Equipment for the Upcoming Season

BPD IN THE COMMUNITY: Earlier this week, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) were on hand to help representatives from the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) hand out new football equipment to some excited players in South Boston. PAL was able to do this through a generous grant by the Good Sports Foundation and Blue Hills Bank who were instrumental in efforts to procure and provide new equipment to highly deserving and super appreciative teams in Dorchester, South Boston and Hyde Park.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, September 21, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 5

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.

 

BPD Fugitive Unit Tracks Down Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder in Florida  

 

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: At about 7:15 AM on Friday, September 21, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit conducted a warrant arrest in the area of 4 Esmond Street in Dorchester which resulted in the arrest of Ricago Cesar AKA Riccardo Cesar, 37-years-old, of Dorchester. Cesar has been wanted since October of 2017 following a stabbing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Cesar has multiple active warrants for charges including Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Attempted Murder. Cesar will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court with an additional charge of Fugitive from Justice. 

 

One Less Gun: One Suspect Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 02:00 AM, on Friday, September 21, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of Dudley Street and Langdon Street, Roxbury. Officers observed a dark motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed fail to stop at a red light. Officers activated their emergency lights and siren but the motor vehicle continued at a high rate of speed and refused to stop.  Officers pulled behind the vehicle which had finally stopped in the area of 6 Shirley Street in Roxbury. 

Officers approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and observed the glove box to be broken off and on the floor of the passenger side. Officers immediately noticed the muzzle of a silver firearm protruding from under the broken glove box. As officers attempted to remove the driver from the motor vehicle and place him in handcuffs, the suspect, later identified as Quentin Wilson, 32 of Dorchester, violently ripped away from the officer’s grasp and fled on foot but was quickly apprehended. Recovered from the motor vehicle was a silver-colored Jimenez Arms .380 firearm, loaded with 5 rounds in the 6-round magazine, a medium size white rock-like substance and a small black digital scale.  

Wilson was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Failure to Stop for Police, and Resisting Arrest. 

Quentin Wilson will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

UPDATE: BPD Continues Efforts to Identify Person of Interest in Connection to the Non-fatal Shooting of a 15-year-old Female in the area of 998 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan

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UPDATE: The Boston Police Department continues to seek help from the public in an effort to identify a person of interest (see photo) wanted in connection to the non-fatal shooting of a 15-year-old female which occurred a little more than two months ago.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:34am, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 998 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan. During the incident, an individual described as a black male, about 5'7" tall, wearing a white t-shirt (pictured) was seen entering the store and requesting the bathroom key. Witnesses heard a noise best described as a "bang" in the bathroom and saw the 15-year-old female victim on the floor. The individual was seen leaving the store slowly and then running down Blue Hill Ave towards Callender Street. The victim, who was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, was transported to an area hospital.

Investigators are seeking to identify the individual pictured. The images being released are for identification purposes ONLY. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

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. 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

 

Great Work Recognized: Detectives Honored for Their Efforts Leading to the Arrest of Suspect Wanted in Connection to Multiple Armed Robberies and Stabbings in Mattapan

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From August 14th to September 10th, a series of seven armed robberies took place in Mattapan. The victims in each of these robberies were females who were walking home alone. In four of the incidents, the female victims were stabbed in the lower body and robbed. All seven robberies took place in the same geographical area, between the hours of 9:45 PM and 2:00 AM.

Detectives Juan Seoane and Matthew Fogarty, assigned to District B-3, canvassed the areas surrounding the robberies for any video surveillance and developed a person of interest. This same suspect was also observed using a victim's stolen credit card at the gas station within hours of one of the robberies. The suspect wore very distinctive clothing during each of the incidents and carried a black backpack. Detectives Seoane and Fogarty were able to capture images of the suspect from the video footage and disseminate them to patrol officers. They also noted that following one of the robberies, the suspect was observed running after an MBTA bus which was leaving the area at the time of the incident.

A robbery suppression plan was initiated with units assigned to monitor specific areas.

On Monday September 10th, a female victim called 9-1-1 and reported she had been stabbed following a robbery at which time a description of the suspect was broadcast. Detectives Al Young, Jean-Gerard Dorsainvil, Seoane and Fogarty who were conducting surveillance with Sergeant Detective John Fitzgerald in the area, began to search for the suspect along his past escape routes. The detectives observed a male matching the given description carrying a black backpack who was concealing his face under his hood as he left the area on an inbound MBTA bus. The bus was stopped and the suspect was safely removed. The suspect was found to be in possession of a small knife. The suspect was then positively identified by the most recent victim and placed under arrest without incident. The suspect would later be positively identified by past robbery victims as well.

For their dedicated efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

BPD Community Alert: What To Do If a Phone Scammer Calls You

The Boston Police Department recently received  reports relative to a phone extortion scam targeting community members and is issuing a community alert in hopes of protecting, educating and informing community members on the appropriate steps to take if a phone scammer targets or calls them.

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW: There are a couple scenarios to be aware of. In SCENARIO #1, the scammer calls or texts the victim making claims that a family member or loved one is being held captive and will be harmed or held until the victim pays a specific sum of money. In SCENARIO #2, the scammer asserts that a family member has been involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in property damage/personal injury that requires immediate compensation or reimbursement. The scammer issues an ultimatum demanding payment in exchange for the family member's release. If payments aren't made, the family member remains captive. In SCENARIO #3, the scammer calls from what appears to be a disguised Boston Police phone number and claims to be a member of the “State Bureau of Investigation” inquiring about your identity.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: Know this, the scammer will sound convincing. The scammer usually has or knows some basic details about your life, including names of family members, places of employment and school information. Please be advised that information like the aforementioned may sound like a lot when mentioned together, but, when one considers how easily it can be ascertained or gleaned from a person’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account, it’s not as impressive as first thought. In some cases, the scammer will have made phone calls to several members of the same family, extracting new information from each conversation that is then leveraged against you to increase the believability of the scammer’s claims.

WHEN YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG: As soon as the scammer threatens to harm you or your family member, it’s time to hang up the phone and call police. Victims are often told that if they hang up or contact the police, harm will come to their loved one. This simply isn’t true and, again, should serve as one of the primary red flags that you’re being scammed. The other obvious red flag involves money demands. Any money demands, especially ones where the scammer requests funds be sent via MoneyGram or Western Union is another tell-tale sign of a fraud.  This activity also includes any request for the purchase of stored value cards (i.e. Green Dot). 

HERE’S WHAT TO DO IF A PHONE SCAMMER CALLS YOU:

  • Hang up the phone. You control the call. If you sense you’re being scammed, hang up.

  • After you terminate the call, try to call the person that is allegedly being held captive in an effort to confirm their well-being. If you call and they answer, all is good.

  • If you stay on the line, have the scammer physically describe the family member in question to see if the caller can provide some level of detail that could help confirm or dispel their claim.   

  • Lastly, note the phone number where the call or text originated and report the incident to the Boston Police Department immediately. As mentioned before, the scammer only has a limited amount of information. So, the more you ask, the less they'll likely be able to provide. 

In addition to filing a report with the Boston Police Department, victims are also encouraged to report any Phone/Internet Fraud Scams to the Federal Trade Commission. Please call the FTC at 1(877) FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261 or visit their website at: www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

 

Officers Arrest Suspect in Nonfatal Shooting in Roxbury

 

At about 2:18 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 56 Julian Street in Roxbury. Upon arrival, officers observed the male victim suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim has since been upgraded to critical condition at the time of this post. Homicide detectives conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Cezar Mendes, 20, of Boston.

 Mendes is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
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.

 

One Less Gun: K-9 Assistance Leads to Recovery of Illegal Firearm in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:55 PM on Monday, September 17, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 754 Morton Street in Dorchester. While en route to the location, officers received information via BPD Operations providing a description of a male carrying a firearm accompanied by two other males. Officers arrived on scene and observed a group matching the descriptions provided who immediately fled on foot upon seeing the officers approaching. Officers pursued the fleeing males and were able to stop and identify all three.

Officers arrested one of the individuals, Ronney Fullard, 28, of Amesbury, after determining that he was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant. Assisted by BPD K-9 Duke (see photo), officers searched the area where the suspects had fled and recovered a loaded Springfield Armory .45 caliber handgun and 13 rounds of live ammunition which were later determined to have been reported as stolen out of North Carolina. The firearm was turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

Fullard will appear in Roxbury District Court for an active felony warrant of Larceny from a Building.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

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.

 

BPD Missing Person Alert: Musa Kamara

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in efforts to locate Musa Kamara, 25, of Dorchester. Mr. Kamara is described as a black non-Hispanic male, 5'05, 140 lbs., with a medium build. There is no specific clothing description available at this time. Musa Kamara was last seen at about 8:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in the area of Weldon Street in Dorchester.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Musa Kamara is urged to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275.

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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.