Missing Person Alert: Savannah Sanchez

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's help in our efforts to locate Savannah Sanchez a 17-year- old Hispanic female described as having black hair and brown eyes, 5’6” tall, 115 lbs. She was last seen wearing a floral crop top and a short skirt with light blue shorts. Ms. Sanchez was last seen on July 18, 2014 in the Brighton area.If you see Ms. Sanchez, please call 9-1-1 or District D-14 (Brighton) Detectives at 617 343-4256.

 

BPD Photo of the Day

Congratulations to the Boston Police Department’s newly-appointed Detective David Singletary! Today, Monday, July 28, 2014, Detective Singletary was pinned with his new gold badge by Deputy Superintendent Kelly Nee and then posed for a photo-op with Superintendent Robert Merner and Deputy Superintendent Norma Ayala Leong. Detective Singletary will now serve the Jamaica Plain community in District E-13.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect Arrested for Trafficking After Stopped for Motor Vehicle Infraction

 

At about 7:40 PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) affected an onsite arrest as a result of a motor vehicle stop in the area of Walnut Avenue and Rockland Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle that failed to stay within marked lanes for an extended distance. Officers conducted a stop of the motor vehicle and were informed by the operator that he did not have a driver’s license. Officers observed an open container of alcoholic beverage near the operator’s feet, as well as a clear plastic cup of what appeared to be the same liquid in the center console cup holder. Further investigation revealed that the operator’s driver’s license was suspended, and he was not listed on the vehicle’s rental agreement. The operator and his female passenger were ordered to exit the vehicle. During the inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered 5 “rocks” of what appeared to be crack cocaine weighing over 29 grams and over $500 in US paper currency.

Officers arrested 32-year-old Antwon Foster of Roxbury and charged him with Trafficking Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, and Operating Motor Vehicle after License Suspended/Revoked. Officers ascertained the passenger’s information, and she was released.

 

Boston 24: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 12
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 12
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 42

Residential Break-ins: 15
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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: One Illegal Firearm Recovered in Hyde Park

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At about 11:07 PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014, officers in District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a shot-spotter activation in the area of 33 Rockdale Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed ballistic evidence in the area. Officers were notified by a witness that her vehicle had incurred damage from shots fired as she was driving down Rockdale Street. Officers observed this damage to her vehicle, as well as ballistic damage to two parked vehicles in the area. Officers then received additional information that a victim of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound had self-applied to Carney Hospital. Officers spoke with the victim who reported unknown person(s) shot him as he walked down Rockdale Street. Neither the victim nor witness could give further information regarding the incident; however, after a search of the area, officers were able to recover an Interarms Walther P99 .40 caliber firearm from inside a BBQ grill in the area of 36 Rockdale Street. District detectives will further investigate this incident.

 

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

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At about 1:14 AM on Friday, July 25, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 79 Wensley Street in Roxbury.

While on directed patrol, officers heard approximately 4 apparent shots fired in the area of the Bromley Heath Housing Development. While en route to the area, officers observed three males walking in the area. Upon seeing officers, one of the individuals, who had been clutching a dark colored sweatshirt, changed his direction of travel and began to walk in the opposite direction of officers. As officers attempted to speak with the individual, who was sweating profusely and appeared to be nervous, the individual quickened his pace. Officers caught up to the individual in the area of 79 Wensley Street. A search of the area allowed officers to locate the sweatshirt in which the individual was carrying, a short distance away from the sweatshirt, officers discovered a gold Smith & Wesson 38 Special revolver loaded with one live and four spent rounds of ammunition.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Probation/Parole Violation.

 

Boston 24: Data from Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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

 

Boston 24: Data from Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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.

 

Coffee with a Cop Makes a Visit to Ashley’s Breakfast Place in Dorchester

Commissioner Evans, Captain Richard Sexton, Deputy Norma Ayala Leong, Deputy Kelly Nee, Deputy Joe Harris, along with several officers from District C-11 including Sgt. John Burns and Officer Tim Golden and members of the BPD’s Neighborhood Watch Unit recently gathered at Ashley’s Breakfast Shop at 260 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester to chit chat with community members – including Father Jack Ahern - about public safety issues and concerns. Thanks to all who took the time to stop by Ashley's and special thanks to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) for picking up the cost of the coffee. If you or a friend is 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 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.

Over 350 Guns Have Been Voluntarily Turned In Thanks to the Boston Gun Buyback Program

Your Piece for Peace: Since the start of the program on March 24, 2014, 355 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. To those who've embraced the opportunity to make our community a safer place - we say: "Thank you." To learn more about how or where to turn in a gun, please visit: http://bpdnews.com/bgb.  In addition to the above, the men & women of the Boston Police Department have taken an additional 380 illegal crime guns off our city streets. A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. And to the men and women of the Boston Police Department who work hard each and every day to keep our city safe, we say, “Thank you for all that you do.” 

Photo of the Day: Boston Police Officers Ensure a Peaceful Rally

Yesterday, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, District D-4 (South End) Captain Paul Ivens and members of the Boston Police Citywide Bicycle Unit stood between Israeli and Palestinian protesters in the Boston Common after a march up Beacon Street to the front of the State House. The BPD is pleased to report that no arrests were made at the rally and both groups exercised their right to gather without incident.

 

Boston 24: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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

 

Boston 24: Data from Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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

 

Boston 24: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 7

Street Robberies: 10
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 10
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 39

Residential Break-ins: 18
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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.

 

Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street, South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim, later identified as 20-year-old Niko E. Nunez of Boston, suffering from a gunshot wound. Nunez was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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 anonymously.

 

UPDATE: Police Seek Public's Help Locating Vehicle in Connection with A Homicide in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street in the South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives are looking to locate a dark-colored, newer-model Ford Explorer with a sun roof. This vehicle is being sought in connection with the homicide described above. Local car rental companies should be alert to any vehicles being returned that match this description.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Local Campers Tour District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and the BPD K9 Unit Facilities

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It was a huge hit last week when 40 children from the Hennigan School Boys and Girls Club Summer Program, spent an hour at District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and received a tour of the station.  After the tour the children had a visit from the always popular department's ice cream truck, for a refreshing treat. The final portion of the day was spent at the BPD K-9 Unit training facilities.

The summer camp staff wanted to extend a special thank you to the officers and supervisors, who made this day possible for their summer campers.

 

Missing Person Alert: Edward Bullock

MISSING PERSON ALERT: EDWARD BULLOCK

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in their efforts to locate 67 year-old Edward Bullock who was last seen in the area of his home at 35 Lamson Street in East Boston. Mr. Bullock is 5'8" tall and weighs 145 lbs. According to family members, Mr. Bullock has been missing for several days. When last seen, Bullock was wearing a light colored shirt, jeans and black sneakers. At times, Mr. Bullock is known to wear glasses. Mr. Bullock suffers from Alzheimers and has a history of running away. Anyone who sees Mr. Bullock is asked to call District A-7 detectives at (617) 343-4234.

Community members preferring to provide information anonymously can do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street in the South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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.

Summer Flashlight Walk Lights Up the Night on District B-2 in Roxbury!!!

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Thanks to all those who turned out for the Summer Flashlight Walk recently held on District B-2 in Roxbury. According to our sources, all who attended had a great time walking the neighborhood while getting to know the officers entrusted with protecting and serving their community. The walk culminated in a super successful community get together at the Shirley Eustis House where all who made the walk dined on hot dogs and ice cream. Doesn’t get much better than that!!! Among the many in attendance included District B-2 Captain John Davin, Chief Willie Gross, Deputy Joe Harris, Deputy Nora Baston, Sgt. Samil Silta, Officer Kenny Grubbs along with Wallace Tillford, Kerry Ryan & Carolyn Macneil from Neighborhood Watch. In addition to having a whole lot of fun, all who attended tonight’s Flashlight Walk received a complimentary flashlight. If you’re interested in participating in a future Summer Flashlight Walk, please call (617) 343-4345 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.