Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Flies Over Boston as part of the Red Arrows Tour

Earlier today, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. Our BPD Graphic Arts Unit was on hand in the Boston Harbor area and captured the enclosed photos of the Red Arrows Tour flyover!

BPD Community Advisory: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Perform Flyover of the Boston Harbor and Waterfront Today!

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Today, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial flyover along the Boston waterfront and over Boston Harbor in the late morning on Monday August 19, 2019 (see attached route map below).

The Red Arrows departed for Canada and the United States on August 5, 2019, and will visit more than 25 North American cities during their 11-week deployment. While in Boston, the Red Arrows will also take part in events promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The British Consulate-General, Boston will be hosting a social media contest with prizes awarded for best photo of the flyover shared with the hashtag #RedArrowsTour. The winner will be chosen by the Arrows themselves, so keep your eyes to the skies and have your camera ready this Monday morning! 

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BPD Community Advisory: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Perform Flyover of the Boston Harbor and Waterfront on Monday August 19, 2019

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: This week, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial flyover along the Boston waterfront and over Boston Harbor in the late morning on Monday August 19, 2019 (see attached route map below).

The Red Arrows departed for Canada and the United States on August 5, 2019, and will visit more than 25 North American cities during their 11-week deployment. While in Boston, the Red Arrows will also take part in events promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The British Consulate-General, Boston will be hosting a social media contest with prizes awarded for best photo of the flyover shared with the hashtag #RedArrowsTour. The winner will be chosen by the Arrows themselves, so keep your eyes to the skies and have your camera ready this Monday morning! 

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BPD Officers Place Suspect in Custody After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Downtown Boston

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At about 8:58 PM on Friday August 9, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 170 Tremont Street in Downtown Boston. The officers were on routine patrol when the stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation. While speaking to the operator, later identified as Christopher Rodriguez, 28, of Hyde Park, officers observed and recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory XD9 Subcompact handgun from inside the vehicle. It was later determined that the firearm had been previously reported stolen in Georgia. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Missing Person Alert Issued for 69-Year-Old Susan Roscillo

MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department is issuing a missing person alert and asking for the public’s help in an effort to locate 69-year-old Susan Roscillo (pictured) who was last seen in the area of the Boston Common at about 5:30pm, on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Roscillo, who suffers from dementia, is 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 90 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black vest with flowers and cut-up blue jeans. Roscillo, who lives in Florida, was in town visiting family.  

Anyone who sees Susan Roscillo is asked to call District A-1 Detectives at (617) 343-4248.  

Community members wishing to assist the search 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.

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm from Suicidal Male Downtown  

 

At about 9:50 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) were notified by a law enforcement partner of an emotionally disturbed person who may be in possession of a firearm in the area of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston. While in the area, officers received additional information that the individual had expressed suicidal ideations which he would act on if approached by law enforcement.

Additional officers from neighboring District D-4 (South End) arrived on scene as numerous resources were dedicated in an effort to locate the male in a timely manner. Officers continued their search and eventually located the male’s vehicle parked on Charles Street next to the Public Gardens. Officers were able to locate the male inside of the park at Beacon Street and Charles Street. The male was secured and officers were directed again to the male’s vehicle where a Ruger 9mm firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition was discovered. Officers secured the firearm and ammunition as well as the male’s License to Carry.

The male was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS for further evaluation.

 

Investigation Update: The Boston Police Department is Cancelling the Community Alert Seeking to Identify a Motor Vehicle Relating to an Ongoing Fatal Hit and Run Investigation in Charlestown

Investigation Update: The Boston Police Department is cancelling the community alert which was posted in an effort to identify a motor vehicle relating to an ongoing fatal hit and run investigation in Charlestown.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call to assist Everett Police in the area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown. This area is close to the line dividing Boston and Everett. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult male, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of the incident, the suspect vehicle was observed travelling on Alford Street in the direction of Everett. The vehicle was later observed entering the rotary in the area of Broadway and Main Street in Everett.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone who may have been in the Alford Street area on the night of the incident is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Any detail, no matter how small it may seem, might make a difference to this ongoing investigation.

People who may have witnessed the incident may anonymously contact 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.

 

Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Vehicle of Interest in Connection to a Fatal Hit and Run in the Area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown

Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the motor vehicle in the above images as it relates to an ongoing fatal hit and run investigation.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call to assist Everett PD in the area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown. This area is close to the line dividing Boston and Everett. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult male, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of the incident, the above-pictured motor vehicle was observed travelling on Alford Street in the direction of Everett. The vehicle is described as a white colored Ford F150 pickup with plywood fencing on the truck bed. The motor vehicle may possible have damage to the front driver’s side bumper, grill, and headlight assembly.

The vehicle was last observed entering the rotary in the area of Broadway and Main Street in Everett.

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.

 

Drug Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests Downtown

As part of the Boston Police Department’s ongoing efforts to take drugs off of the streets, a collaborative effort involving various districts and units within the BPD made nine onsite warrant arrests in the Downtown area on July 25, 2019. Officers arrested the following individuals as part of Operation “Stay Away” across the city:

  • Jude Gabriel, 25-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Juninho Bonneau, 20-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Andrescion West, 23-years-old, of Randolph active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Dequan Mitchell, 21-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Ramon Collazo, 32-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense

  • Perest Antoine, 33-years-old, of Dorchester active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

  • Bryanna Noble, 37-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class B Drugs

  • Thomas Cowans, 26-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime

  • Roneca Hicks, 19-years-old, of Mattapan active warrant for Distribution of Cocaine 

Additionally, 14 individuals were arrested and taken into custody on charges of Distribution of Marijuana over the course of the past month and a half. 

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in an Effort to Identify Individuals in Connection to Arson in the North End

The Boston Police Department is releasing the above images in an effort to identify the individuals pictured in relation to an arson incident which occurred in the area of 241 Hanover Street in the North End. Detectives are looking to identify a White Hispanic male with multiple tattoos in his neck and shoulder area and white female.

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At approximately 5:01 AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for an arson in the area of 241 Hanover Street. On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses in the area who stated they observed a gasoline ignited fire on Board Alley next to 241 Hanover Street. The fire was extinguished and officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail.  

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Fire Investigations Unit Detectives at (617) 343-3324.

Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

 

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Elderly Man in Downtown

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department has issued a missing person’s alert and is subsequently seeking the public’s help and assistance in efforts to locate 68-year-old Eugene Jones who was last seen on July 13, 2019 at approximately 10:00 PM in the area of 70 Fulton Street in Boston. Jones suffers from dementia and has a history of seizures.

Eugene Jones is described as a black male approximately 5’8” in height, last seen wearing a white shirt, dark gray jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing person is advised to contact District A-1 (Downtown) Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

 

One Under Arrest and Stolen Firearm Recovered During Downtown Traffic Stop

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:40 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Essex Street and Harrison Avenue Extension in Boston. While on patrol in the area of Beach Street and Washington Street in Boston, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark tints, illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant. The vehicle then left the area and officers followed, continuing their observation of the vehicle. The vehicle sped up and crossed three lanes of traffic on Harrison Avenue Extension and officers followed, conducting a traffic stop. Before approaching the vehicle, officers observed the operator suddenly lean towards the passenger’s side of the motor vehicle as if he were reaching towards something. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator, who was sweating and breathing heavily. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and observed several plastic cups in the cup holder containing alcohol. Officers removed the operator and the passenger from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a 9mm Sig Sauer Firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition as well as six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana from inside of the vehicle. The firearm was later discovered to have been stolen out of New Hampshire. The operator was taken into custody and the passenger was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested Greg Altenor, 29-years-old, of Dorchester who is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs Subsequent Offense, and Receiving Stolen Property. Additionally, Altenor was issued a MA Uniform Citation for Possession of Open Container of Alcohol, Marked Lanes Violation, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, and Obstructed Windows. 

 

Two City of Boston EMTs Recovering from Injuries After Assault and Battery in Downtown

 

At about 4:00 PM on Wednesday July 10, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for EMTs in trouble in the area of 24 New Chardon Street. On arrival, officers located a female EMT suffering from multiple stab wounds. Responding officers immediately began to provide medical assistance to the victim. Officers also located a male EMT standing behind the ambulance suffering from exposure to an undetermined chemical agent. The male victim informed officers that they had been attacked by a female suspect, later identified as Julie Tejeda, 31, of East Boston, who was still on scene. Officers quickly placed the suspect in custody without incident. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life threatening in nature. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery on a Public Employee.

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Arrest of Suspect Wanted for Multiple Armed Robberies in the North End

 

Significant Arrest: At about 9:12 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Charter Street and Jackson Avenue in the North End. As part of an ongoing investigation, officers were on patrol in the North End when they observed a male matching the description of a suspect wanted in connection to three recent armed robberies in the area. Officers continued their surveillance of the male, further observing him engaged in multiple hand to hand drug transactions in the area of 190 Salem Street in the North End before getting on a bicycle and fleeing the area. Officers followed the male to the area of Charter Street and Jackson Avenue where they observed him enter the passenger’s side of an unoccupied parked motor vehicle. Officers observed the male remove an item from his back waistband and place it in his front waistband. Officers immediately recognized the item to be a firearm and quickly approached the suspect. Officers ordered the male out of the vehicle and attempted to secure the firearm, but during the process, the suspect grabbed a hold of the firearm’s handle in an attempt to remove it. Officers were able to take the firearm from the suspect before placing him under arrest. Officers recovered a Highpoint .380 caliber firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Dante Mirabella, 53-years-old, of Boston. Mirabella is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense, and Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime Conviction. 

Additionally, the suspect is charged with three counts of Armed Robbery in relation to three prior incidents, the first which took place at about 12:26 AM on May 29, 2019, in the area of 450 Commercial Street, the second which took place at about 10:52 PM on May 29, 2019, in the area 37 Merrimac Street and the third which took place at about 6:50 PM on May 30, 2019, in the area of 160 Endicott Street. All three incidents described the same suspect removing a firearm from his waistband before demanding cash from the victims and fleeing the area. 

 

Suspect Wanted for Warrant out of New Hampshire on Charges of Arson and Attempted Murder Arrested in Boston

 

At about 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, members of the Fugitive Unit made an onsite arrest in the area of 55 Fruit Street in Boston. Officers arrested Gerald Gutekunst, 73-years-old, of Hudson, New Hampshire who was wanted out of Hudson, NH for an active Hillsborough County warrant for charges of Arson of an Occupied Structure and Attempted Murder. Gutekunst was taken into custody and will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a Fugitive from Justice charge before being extradited to New Hampshire. 

 

BPD Officers Participate in Special Olympics School Day Games at Charlestown High

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and officers assigned to Area A were honored to be a part of the Special Olympics K-8 School Day Games event at Charlestown High School. Joined by Boston Public School Students, the event began with an opening ceremony followed by various activities and a ceremonial awards presentation. The day was topped off with an appearance by the BPD’s Ice Cream Truck which provided refreshments for the athletes!

 

Officers Arrest One Adult Male on Gun Charges in the Downtown Crossing Area of Boston

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At about 11:02 p.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an on-site firearm arrest of Terrence Wilkins, 28, of Boston, in the area of 103 Arch Street, Downtown Crossing.

While on patrol in the area Summer and Arch Streets, officers’ attention were drawn to a motor vehicle —discovered to have revoked insurance coverage. As the officers approached the vehicle they observed a male, later identified as Terrence Wilkins, 28 of Boston, exit the vehicle and begin walking in the opposite direction back toward Summer Street. Wilkins made eye contact with the officers and then began running, while cradling the left side of his waist band area. 

Officers were able to apprehend Wilkins without incident and recovered from his person: a loaded Taurus G2c 9mm handgun with one live round in the chamber; along with a high capacity feeding device with seventeen live cartridges inside.

Terrence Wilkins will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on the following charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Resisting Arrest