Death Investigation in the area of 52 Claybourne Street in Dorchester

 

At about 9:21 PM on Sunday, August 31, 2014 officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a report of a person shot at 52 Claybourne Street, Dorchester.

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside of the location, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 Homicide Detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Boston Police Investigate a Sexual Assault Incident in Allston, Brighton

 

At about 1:25am on August 31, 2014 officers from District D-14(Brighton) responded to a radio call for a report of a sexual assault in the area of Pratt and Ashford Streets, Allston, Brighton.

Upon arrival, a female victim reported to officers, she was approached from behind by a male suspect and sexually assaulted. The victim further stated she screamed and the suspect attempted to silence her with his hand.  As a result, the victim believes the suspect’s hand was injured.  The suspect fled on Ashford Street in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10, with a ‘buzz cut’ hair style, medium build, and believed to be in his mid 20's.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to call Sexual Assault Unit detectives at 617-343-4400

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling 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 those wishing to remain anonymous.

            TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
  •   Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
  •  Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
  •  Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
  •  Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal residents that you need assistance. Yelling “Fire!” “Help!” and/or “Rape!” are other ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need help.
  •  Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
  •  Carry a cell phone.
  •  Call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on your way. Make sure they expect you at a certain time, so that in the event you fail to show up, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.
  •  Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Know this: anyone at any time can be a victim of crime. Don’t assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”
  •  If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract, or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Flush Two Suspects from Hiding and Recover One Illegal Firearm in Roxbury

 

At about 11:41pm on Friday, August 29, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Virginia and Monadnock Streets.

Upon arrival, officers observed at least two motor vehicles with ballistic damage parked in the area of Monadnock Street and were notified of several male suspects seen running through the rear of 54 Virginia Street.  Officers quickly responded to the area and a search yielded two male suspects hiding under a silver SUV.  Upon further investigation, officers were able to recover an Ultrastar semi-automatic firearm in the vicinity. 

The first suspect, 20-year-old Derek Miranda of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, as well as charges for outstanding warrants. The second male suspect was identified and released.  

One Less Gun: BPD Officers & Longwood Security Personnel Team Up to Arrest One and Recover Two Illegal Firearms

At about 1:31AM, on Saturday, August 30, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired (courtesy of Shot Spotter) in the area of 70 Worcester Street. While en route to the call, officers learned that two security guards who had heard the shots fired were involved in a foot pursuit with an individual or individuals believed to have fired the shots. Officers were able to locate the security guards who were detaining a suspect in the area of 492 Massachusetts Avenue. Officers spoke to the security guards (employed by Longwood Security) who stated that, upon hearing the shots, they promptly exited their security office and observed two armed individuals running away from scene. Upon seeing the suspects, the security guards gave chase and state that they observed one of the suspects discard a heavy object, possibly a firearm, into some shrubbery in the area of Northampton Street. Officers retraced the steps taken by both suspects as they attempted to elude the pursuing security guards. A search of the area enabled officers to find and take possession of two firearms. In addition to the two firearms, officers were able to locate and recover several spent shell casings in the area of Lattimore Court. A search of the area for the second suspect, however, proved unsuccessful.   

Officers arrested Tyrone Brimage, 18, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm w/in 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Resisting Arrest. 

Noteworthy Stats: In the calendar year 2014, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken 465 illegal crime guns off the streets of Boston.  A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. In addition to the above, 382 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. All told, there are 847 fewer guns in circulation as a result of the above efforts. For perspective purposes, the BPD seized a total of 667 guns for the year in 2013.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Tracks Down Bank Robber in Dorchester

 

At about 2:22pm, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery at the Meetinghouse Bank at 2250 Dorchester Ave. On arrival, officers spoke to bank employees who stated that the suspect – described as a heavy set white male wearing a black t-shirt and gray sweatpants – approached the teller and passed a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of US Currency, the suspect fled the bank on foot. A bank employee pursed the suspect on foot until losing sight of the suspect in the area of Butler Street. Several witnesses say they not only observed the suspect running through yards, but they also observed money falling out of his pockets. A Boston Police K-9 officer and his canine (Koda) arrived on the scene and promptly picked up on the suspect’s odor and scent. In short time, officers were able to track the suspect’s scent to a hallway in the area of Swan Court. As officers were attempting to gain entry into the hallway, the suspect exited the location and surrendered himself to police. The suspect was brought back to the bank where he was positively identified by bank employees as the individual responsible for the robbery.  

Officers arrested a 28 year-old male from Chelsea and charged him with Unarmed Bank Robbery. The suspect’s connection to several other bank robberies is being investigated. 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 10
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 7
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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: Officers Arrest Two and Recover Two Illegal Firearms During Two Separate Incidents in Dorchester

Boston police officers continue their efforts to make the communities of Boston a safer place to live and visit by recovering two more illegal handguns and making two arrests in just over two hours yesterday, Thursday, August 28, 2014. The BPD has now recovered well over 825 firearms in 2014, thanks to the diligent work of officers to take crime guns off the street and the actions of community members who have turned in firearms through the Boston Gun Buyback Program. A total of 667 guns were recovered in 2013.

The facts and circumstances of the incidents are as follows:

Incident #1: At about 10:15 AM on Thursday, August 28, 2014, detectives from District B-3 (Mattapan) executed a search warrant in the area of  241-243 Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester. Among other evidentiary items, officers recovered a loaded black semi-automatic .9mm Beretta Parabollum. Officers arrested 24-year-old Jean Wenson Bazile of Dorchester on related warrants.

Incident #2: At about 12:45 PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit made an on-site arrest of a suspect for firearm-related charges in the area of 66 Clarkson Street in District (C-11) Dorchester.

While on patrol in the above area, officers received information and a description of an individual believed to be illegally in possession of a firearm. After conducting surveillance on this individual, officers observed the suspect take actions and make motions that led the officers, all of whom were trained by the ATF in Characteristics of an Armed Person, to believe he was indeed in possession of a firearm or weapon. Officers made contact with the suspect, and further investigation revealed a loaded black semi-automatic Beretta caliber .9 Corto firearm in the suspect’s waistband.

The suspect could not produce a license to carry, and officers arrested 24-year-old Jaime Aquino-Bracero of Dorchester for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Aquino-Bracero was also arrested on an active outstanding warrant.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers and K-9 Track and Arrest Bank Robber in Dorchester

 

At about 2:22 PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in progress at Meeting House Bank in the area of 2250 Dorchester Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect had entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. When the teller handed over the money, the suspect fled on foot with a number of witnesses in pursuit. As one witness approached the suspect, the suspect turned and assaulted the witness before fleeing again. Officers were directed by the victim to the flight path of the suspect, and with the assistance of the Boston Police K-9 Unit, officers were able to track and locate the suspect inside a residence in the area of 3 Swan Court. Officers recovered the stolen money on the suspect's person.

The suspect, 28-year-old David Lydon of Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Unarmed Bank Robbery, Breaking and Entering a Dwelling (Day), and Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person. Lydon was also arrested for an active outstanding warrant. 

 

Great Work Recognized Commissioner's Commendation Awarded to Dispatcher

Today, Thursday, August 28, 2014, a Commissioner’s Commendation was awarded to Dispatcher Natasha Gumbs-Levarity for her actions in the following incident: While assigned to the Computer Assisted Dispatch System Development Team over the past year, Ms. Gumbs-Levarity has demonstrated an incredible commitment to her job and has provided an invaluable service. With Ms. Gumbs-Levarity’s assistance, the Boston Police Department has been able to develop a computer assisted dispatch system that will allow officers to further assist the residents of the city. For her professionalism and devotion to this critical undertaking, we thank Ms. Gumbs-Levarity for her service.

 

Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to D-4 Sergeant Detectives and Detectives

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Today, Thursday, August 28, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District D-4 (South End) Sergeant Detective Kevin Power and Detectives John Kelleher, Daniel MacDonald, Kevin McGill, Thomas Connolly, and Timothy O’Sullivan for their actions in the following incident: Since the first of the year, District D-4 (South End) had experienced a 63% increase in residential burglaries, the majority of which being committed while the residents were home asleep. Upon further training provided by the Bureau of Investigative Services, these detectives researched the area to identify key players involved in the burglaries. Under the direct supervision of Sgt. Det. Power, Detectives Kelleher, MacDonald, McGill, Connolly, and Sullivan responded to a significant amount of these burglaries and were diligent in processing all evidence, taking the additional steps of comforting and reassuring victims that their investigation was a priority.  With their continued dedication to the victims and the community, the Detectives were able to secure the identity of a known criminal and connect him to at least six burglaries in the area. Since the arrest, the area has seen a 54% decrease in burglaries. For their commitment to justice and dedication to the community, we thank these detectives for their hard work.

 

Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to Officers from the Crime Scene Response Unit

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Today, Thursday, August 28, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Members of the Crime Scene Response Unit Officers Peter Cazeau, Charlene Willoughby, and Michael Connolly for their actions in the following incident: On March 26, 2014, Officers Peter Cazeau and Charlene Willoughby responded to the scene of a building fire at 298 Beacon Street in which two Boston Firefighters. Officers Cazeau and Willoughby became the prime crime scene technicians tasked with the responsibility to document the condition of the scene and the evidence collected from it. Acting as a team, they spent the next five days working hand-in-hand with police and fire investigators in often treacherous conditions due to the structural condition of the building and the fear that the fire could reignite. On April 1, the officers were joined by Michael Connolly. The three tirelessly worked the scene using a 3-D scanning system known as FARO. The result of the scans allowed officers to virtually see the scene from every possible angle essentially allowing them to walk through the front door as Lt. Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy had done on the day of the fire. The completion of the work done by these three officers has been an exceptionally useful visual training tool for present and future firefighters. For their diligence to duty and excellent work , we thank them. 

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 6
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 Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 7
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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.

 

City of Boston Traffic Advisory: Traffic & Parking Information for College Students and Other New Residents

Students and others moving into Boston over Labor Day Weekend should be aware that temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be implemented in busy residential areas around the city to help facilitate a smooth move day for new residents.  Temporary traffic changes and detours will be instituted as necessary by the Boston Police Department and the Boston Transportation Department will be implementing the following temporary parking restrictions.  Please plan accordingly.

Northeastern University Area – Tow Zone No Parking, August 25 through September 1

  • Forsyth Street, both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street
  • Hemenway Street, odd side, from Forsyth Institute parking lot (near Fencourt Road) to Westland Avenue
  • Opera Place, both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Saint Stephen Street
  • Saint Stephen Street, both sides, from Gainsborough Street to Opera Place

Northeastern University Area – Tow Zone No Parking, Monday, September 1

  • Gainsborough Street, both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street
  • Symphony Road, both sides, from Saint Stephens Street to Hemenway Street
  • Westland Avenue, both sides, from Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Hemenway Street, even side, from the Forsyth Institute parking lot (near Fencourt Road) to Westland Avenue
  • Saint Stephen Street, both sides, from Gainsborough Street to Massachusetts

Mission Hill Neighborhood – Monday, September 1

  • Bucknam Street, odd side, Lawn Street to Fisher Avenue
  • Calumet Street, both sides, from Darling Street to Hillside Street
  • Darling Street, even side, from Calumet Street to Hillside Street
  • Eldora Street, even side, from Sunset Street to Hillside Street
  • Hillside Street, north side, from Parker Hill Avenue to Parker Street
  • Judge Street, west side, Parker Hill Avenue to Iroquis Street
  • Lawn Street, north side, from Estrey Street to Bucknam Street
  • Mission Street, east side, from Stockwell Street to Huntington Avenue
  • Oswald Street, west side, from Calumet Street to Hillside Street
  • Parker Hill Avenue, west side, from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street
  • Pequot Street, odd side, from Wait Street to Calumet Street
  • Pontiac Street, west side, from Tremont Street to Hillside Street
  • Sachem Street, west side, from Hillside Street to Calumet Street
  • Saint Alphonsus Street, both sides, from Alleghany Street to Calumet Street
  • Stockwell Street, odd side, from Wait Street to Frawley Street
  • Sunset Street, even side, from Parker Hill Avenue to Hillside Street
  • Wait Street, odd side, from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street

Boston University Area – Tow Zone No Stopping, 8 AM to 10 PM, August 28 through September 2

  • Pratt Street, even side, from Linden Street to Ashford Street
  • Ashford Street, even side, from Linden Street to Malvern Street
  • Gardner Street, even side, from Linden Street to Malvern Street
  • Linden Street, even side, from Gardner Street to Pratt Street
  • Highgate Street, even side, from Cambridge Street to Farrington Avenue
  • Farrington Avenue, both sides, from #16 Farrington Avenue to #15 Farrington Avenue

 

Resident Permit Parking Program

The Boston Transportation Department discourages students moving temporarily to Boston for the academic year from bringing their personal vehicles with them to the city. On-street parking is scarce, but Boston is fortunate to be easily accessible by public transportation via the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (please see www.mbta.com for service information.)

If you must bring your car to Boston it is important to know that a City of Boston Resident Parking Permit is required for on-street parking on many streets in the city’s neighborhoods.  A vehicle parked in a Resident Parking Only zone without properly displaying a Resident Parking Permit is subject to a $40.00 parking ticket, and it should be noted that these Resident Parking Only regulations are strictly enforced.  Although the permits are free of charge, among other requirements, the vehicle must be registered and principally garaged to the applicant’s Boston address before a permit will be issued.  No exceptions are made for students.

Please see www.cityofboston.gov/Parking/residentparking/students.asp for detailed information.

Street Occupancy Permits for Moving Purposes

Students moving into off-campus housing should be aware that they may need a Street Occupancy Permit for moving purposes, particularly if their move requires parking a large vehicle in a legal parking space in close proximity to their new address. This permit, which must be obtained at least three business days prior to the move day, authorizes the holder to restrict access to that portion of the street for the length of time specified on the permit.

It is important to note that the permit must be obtained in person at Boston City Hall.  Application hours are Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5 PM, excluding holidays.  The base fee is $50.00 with an additional fee of $1.00 per square foot based on the size of the truck and the space needed to load/unload.  For occupancy of metered spaces there is also a charge of $20.00 per meter head per day and the applicant must provide the corresponding numbers for any meter heads at that location.  In addition, cardboard City of Boston No Parking signs must be posted to designate the restricted area.  A $4.00 per sign fee is charged.  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to post these signs a minimum of 48 hours in advance of occupancy in a residential area.

Please see www.cityofboston.gov/StreetOccupancy/ for detailed information.

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 12
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.

 

One Less Gun: Anonymous Tip From Concerned Community Member Allows Officers to Recover 5 Illegal Firearms in Mattapan

At about 12:45 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit acted on an anonymous tip regarding a package containing firearms in the area of Lucerne and Harwood Streets, Mattapan.

Officers were informed by an anonymous source that unknown persons were overheard having a conversation about the pickup of a package containing firearms in the above area. Officers set up surveillance of the area and soon determined that it was necessary for officer and public safety to investigate the area. Officers soon observed a plastic bag hidden near a doorway along the public walkway of a dark alley.

Inside the bag, officers recovered the following:

  • Smith & Wesson .45 caliber firearm, Model 457 with magazine
  • Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver, Model 65-3
  • Bryco Arms .380 automatic firearm, Model 38 with magazine
  • Bauer .25 caliber firearm with magazine
  • Taurus .40 caliber firearm with two magazines.
  • Box of twenty Federal Premium .45 caliber rounds of ammunition

The contents of the bag were seized and processed. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information is encouraged to contact District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

This recovery brings the total number of illegal crime guns taken off the streets of Boston to 449, year-to-date in 2014. In addition, 376 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. In total, there are 825 fewer guns in the community thus far in 2014, as opposed to a total of 667 seized firearms in the year 2013. 

 

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Death Investigation in the Area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

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Two days after the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier of Boston, today, Monday, August 25, 2014, Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans along with Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit announced charges against 18-year-old Keith Williams of Boston for Murder. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “Our condolences are with the Jaffier family. Words can not adequately express our sadness at the loss of Dawnn Jaffier, and it is our sincere hope that this arrest brings with it a small level of comfort for the Jaffier family.”

Said Mayor Walsh, “The violence has to stop. Efforts to stem the violence by taking guns off our streets will continue, and we will work even harder to make our city an even safer place in memory of Dawnn Jaffier.” 

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley called on community members to continue to aid and assist the investigation, “We know there are others out there with information that could be extremely helpful with this investigation. Please come forward. We still need witnesses to come forward. Once again the city of Boston has lost a young, vibrant, promising life.”

At about 8:17am on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim, believed to be in her early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. 

Three individuals observed running from the shooting scene were detained and questioned in connection to the incident. Of the three, two were interviewed and released while a third individual, Keith Williams, 18, of Boston, was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Williams has been additionally charged with Murder. 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

One Less Gun: Search Warrant Allows Officers to Arrest One and Recover Two Illegal Firearms in Roxbury

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At about 1:32 AM on Monday, August 25, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant in the area of 14 Horadan Way in Roxbury. As a result of the search warrant, officers were able to recover a black Smith & Wesson .390 handgun loaded with six live rounds of ammunition, a black Smith & Wesson 5-shot revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, as well as a large amount of illegal narcotics and US Currency.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Douglas Reid of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Firearm 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Resisting Arrest.

 

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 7
Nonfatal Stabbings: 7

Street Robberies: 13
Commercial Robberies: 4
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 11
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 20

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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.