Officers Arrest One Male with a Loaded Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 2:30 PM, on Monday, August, 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 217 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Powellton Road and Columbia Road, officers observed an individual, later identified as Daquam Baskin-King, 19, of Boston, riding a City of Boston Blue Bike, matching the description of a suspect involved in a prior incident.

Due to the fact that the individual matched the description of the suspect and was wearing the same clothing while operating a City of Boston Blue Bike, officers performed a threshold inquiry.  During the threshold inquiry, followed by a pat frisk, a loaded Raven Model MP-25 firearm was recovered from Baskin-King.

Officers placed Daquam Baskin-King under arrest and charged him with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.  He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 2019. The victim has since been identified as Aquil Muhammad, 18, of Dorchester.

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. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Revolver Recovered During Investigation in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:50 PM, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of Washington and Ashmont Streets in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motorized scooter, which was being operated illegally, when they learned that the operator, Ryan Hinds, 22, of Dorchester, did not possess a valid driver’s license and had an outstanding warrant issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault and Battery. Officers placed the suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded .357 Dan Wesson revolver from underneath the scooter seat. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Taunton, MA. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating After Suspension or Revocation.

 

Three Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms During a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 5:39 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested three individuals while recovering three loaded firearms after performing a traffic stop in the area of 27 Ellington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to recent firearm related violence when they stopped a motor vehicle which had been previously reported stolen. As the officers approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Malik Knight, 21, of Dorchester, he attempted to exit the vehicle at which time, the officers immediately observed a firearm in plain view on the driver’s seat. The weapon was later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P handgun. At this time, a violent struggle ensued as the officers attempted to gain control of the suspect. As this was occurring, several individuals who had been standing nearby came towards the officers in an attempt to interfere with their arrest. Two members of the group, later identified as Emoni Eason-Robinson, 21, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, were placed in custody by additional responding officers and charged with Assaulting a Police Officer and Interfering with a Police Officer. Officers were eventually able to place the primary suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded Springfield XD handgun from inside a backpack that the suspect was wearing during the incident. A BPD K-9 Officer then performed a search and located a third firearm, later determined to be a loaded .25 caliber Lorcin handgun, from the general area where the two other suspects had been standing prior to interfering with the officers while in the pursuit of their duties.

The two adult suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment while the 17-year-old suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court. Malik Knight will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 Counts, 2nd and Subsequent, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 2019. 

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. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Officers Make Arrest After Two Firearms are Recovered from a Motor Vehicle

At about 7:20 PM, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested suspects, Jordan Hart, 31, of Roxbury, and Paris Quilter, 28, of Dorchester on firearm charges in the area of 9 Moody Street in Dorchester

While on patrol, officers were informed that there were multiple people with firearms sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of Dunbar Avenue and Wentworth Terrace. Meanwhile, another 911 call came in for a person with a gun operating a motor vehicle matching the same description. Officers observed the motor vehicle stopped in traffic and due to the nature of the call, they were able to safely approach the motor vehicle and remove the occupants without incident.

Officers recovered a loaded .45 Glock 21, with one round in the chamber, and 8 rounds in a large capacity magazine. Also recovered from the motor vehicle was a loaded .25 Raven Arms MP-25, with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine.

Hart and Quilter will be charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Children from the Junior Police Academy Visit Patriot Place in Foxborough

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Today, August, 7, 2019, children from District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester), joined Boston Police Officers for a Junior Police Academy outing at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The children were not camera shy and enjoyed taking pictures while touring the Patriots Hall of Fame interactive museum, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. We are happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other. Another successful day with the JPA!

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan  

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At about 8:34 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Jacob Street in Mattapan. Following a radio call for shots fired in the area of 20 Glenarm Street, officers were on directed patrol in the area of Norfolk Street when they observed a motor vehicle fail to use a signal while turning onto Woodrow Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15 Jacob Street. While speaking with the operator, officers were informed that he did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The operator was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

At this time, while speaking with the two rear passengers, one of whom stated that he was in possession of a firearm. The rear passenger was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a Taurus Millennium 9mm firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. The rear passenger was placed under arrest. Each of the remaining occupants were removed from the vehicle, including a five-year-old and a six-year-old. Officers identified the passengers who were then released from the scene. 

Officers arrested the operator William Walker, 28-years-old, of Dorchester and the rear passenger, a 16-year-old juvenile male of Charlestown. Walker is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense. Walker received a citation for Child Not Secured in Car Seat. Additionally, Walker was discovered to have three active warrants: default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, straight warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and a default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The juvenile male is charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Mattapan

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At about 1:23 AM on Sunday, August 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), while on patrol, responded to a call for a large group of vehicles, scooters and pedestrians gathered and illegally parked in the bike lane located in the area of 415 American Legion Highway in Mattapan.

 As officers pulled over to issue parking citations, one of the motor vehicles attempted to pull off into traffic. Officers activated their lights and sirens in order to conduct a traffic stop but the motor vehicle refused to pull over. Officers activated the cruisers spotlight and observed the back-seat passenger, later identified as, Yulissa Diaz, 25, of Brockton, lean out of sight, then reappear looking back at officers.

Once the motor vehicle came to a stop, officers approached and observed the occupants holding opened containers that smelled of alcohol.  The driver, later identified as Randy Gonzalez, 25, of Dorchester, began to exit the vehicle but was ordered to remain seated and to shut off the vehicle. Once officers safely removed the occupants from the motor vehicle, a loaded IZH-70 .380 ACP firearm was recovered directly behind the rear female passengers’ seat.

 Ms. Diaz and Mr. Gonzalez were placed under arrest and charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public. Additionally, the operator, Mr. Gonzalez, was issued a citation for the open containers of alcohol located inside the motor vehicle. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Juvenile Male Arrested with Loaded Firearm and Drugs

At about 4:50 PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site firearm arrest while patrolling the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Woolson Street.  

Officers observed an individual that had an active warrant for his arrest out of Suffolk County Juvenile Court. The 17-year-old, juvenile male, of Mattapan, was placed under arrest without incident. Officers recovered a loaded firearm, along with, 5 small plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance (believed to be cocaine), and 1 small plastic baggie containing a brown powdery substance (believed to be Heroin). The firearm was a High Point 9mm Luger, with 1 round in the chamber, and 7 rounds in the magazine.

The male juvenile was charged with the following: Delinquent to wit Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Delinquent to wit Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Delinquent to wit Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drug, Delinquent to wit Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drug, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

The 17-year-old male juvenile will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Officers Make Arrest in Breaking and Entering of Local Business Within 24 Hours of Incident

At about 2:06 AM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress at Walgreens, located at 825 Morton Street, Mattapan. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area and observed that the receiving gate on the rear of the building was propped opened.  

The Officers were able to enter the building but the suspect was no longer on scene. Officers reviewed the stores surveillance cameras and observed the male suspect lifting up the gate to enter the receiving area of the store. Officers observed the suspect take random goods while exiting through the side door.

At about 12:01 AM, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), while patrolling the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Landor Road, observed a male fitting the description of the suspect from the surveillance footage from prior incident. The suspect, later identified as Darren Taylor, 60, of Boston, was the same weight, the same height and was also wearing the same baseball hat, t-shirt, pants and sneakers as the male in the surveillance video.

Mr. Taylor was placed under arrest and charged with the following; Breaking and Entering a Building or Ship; Intent to Commit a Felony, and Possession of Class B, Drugs (Cocaine).

During the booking process, officers recovered two pieces of a white, rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine from the suspects front pocket. Mr. Taylor will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Recent Promotions: The Boston Police Department Announces Three New Promotions

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Three members of the Boston Police Department were promoted earlier this afternoon on Friday, July 19, 2019, during a ceremony held in Commissioner Gross’ Conference Room at Boston Police Headquarters.  Congratulations to the newly appointed Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant. Good luck in your new assignments.

Promoted to the Rank of Temporary Captain:

  • Lieutenant Detective Darrin Greeley, Homicide Unit

Promoted to the Rank of Temporary Lieutenant:

  • Sergeant Detective James Conley, B-3 Detectives

Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant:

  •  Detective Darryn Brown, Homicide Unit

 

Two Suspects in Custody and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered Following Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

 

At about 4:15 PM on Monday July 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 14 Harvard Street in Dorchester which resulted in ballistic damage to an unoccupied motor vehicle. During that incident, two suspects, later identified as Teshawn Hector-Coleman, 25, of Stoughton and Daiquan Miller, 20, of Hyde Park, were observed fleeing the area on motorized scooters.

At about 6:20 PM, officers observed two individuals matching the suspect description operating scooters in a rear courtyard area adjacent to 30 Stratton Street in Dorchester. Additional responding units set a perimeter and were able to stop both suspects, despite their efforts to flee. Officers then recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY handgun located inside a storage pouch which was secured against the chest of Teshawn Hector-Coleman. Officers also then recovered a loaded .25 caliber Raven Model MP25 handgun from an under-seat storage compartment of the scooter which was being operated by Daiquan Miller. Both suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident.

Officers continued their investigation and learned that the scooter which was being operated by Hector-Coleman had recently been reported stolen. Officers later located the owner of that scooter who stated that the two suspects had robbed her at gunpoint at about 5:50 PM in the area of Hunts Playground in Almont Park, taking her scooter and an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim informed officers that Hector-Coleman had displayed a firearm while Miller had shown a knife during the robbery. The victim, an adult female, was not injured during the incident and was able to positively identify both suspects.

The two suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Carjacking and Armed Robbery.

 

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.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in East Boston

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 7:15 PM on Thursday June 27, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Carlique President, 32, of Mattapan, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 290 William McClellan Highway in East Boston. The officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the suspect in Dorchester District Court as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation. The officers observed the suspect as he was operating a motor vehicle at which time they performed a traffic stop. The officers then secured the suspect and conducted their search which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 handgun as well as several small bags of crack cocaine from inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Dunkin’ located at 895 Morton Street in Mattapan. Commissioner Gross, Captain Fitzpatrick, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and several officers from District B-3, shared a cup of coffee and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 3 Duke Street in Mattapan

 

At about 3:02 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 3 Duke Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Corey Thompson, 25 of Mattapan.

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.