Coffee with a Cop Visits District E-13 in Jamaica Plain

Superintendent Bernard O’Rourke, Deputy Nora Baston, Deputy Norma Ayala Leong, Captain Al Andres, along with the officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and the BPD’s Neighborhood Watch Unit were among the many recently gathered at JP Licks on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain to chit chat and converse with community members about public safety issues, concerns and plausible solutions. All who entered JP Licks during the Coffee with a Cop hour, which ran from 9:00am to 10:00am, were treated to a complimentary cup of coffee courtesy of the Boston Police Athletic League. Said Deputy Nora Baston, “Coffee with a Cop is all about building relationships. In addition to sharing a cup of coffee, today’s event gave community members a chance to get to know us better and share any concerns or issues they may have and do so in a friendly environment. It’s a great community event and great opportunity for us to better understand the issues impacting our community members.” So, special thanks to all who took us up on the offer and – again - special thanks to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) for picking up the cost of the java. If you or somebody you know is interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, call (617) 343-4345 or visit  bpdnews.com/nwu.

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

 

2014 Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Service to take place this Saturday

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Foundation will hold their Annual Memorial Service honoring those who have died in the line of duty. This service will take place at 5:00 PM at the Memorial at the State House, those who plan on joining us should enter on the Ashburton Street entrance. We welcome all who would like to attend this year’s tribute, which sees the addition of names such as MIT’s Sean Collier and John Lynch of the Boston Police Department, both of whom made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their respective departments in the great State of Massachusetts, as well as the reading of the roll of all Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  

For additional information regarding the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, please visit http://www.mlemf.org/

 

Great Time Had by All at Last Night’s Flashlight Walk!!!

Thanks to all who turned out for last night’s Flashlight Walk at the Thomas Atkins Community Center at 215 Blue Hill Ave. The walk was extremely well attended and all who participated had a great time walking the neighborhood while getting to know the officers entrusted with protecting and serving their community. All who attended were treated to hot dogs and ice cream. Gotta love that!!! Among the many in attendance included Deputy Nora Baston, Sgt. Samil Silta, Officer Kenny Grubbs along with Wallace Tillford & Carolyn Macneil from Neighborhood Watch and special thanks to the Area 324 Neighborhood Watch Group for their participation. In addition to having a whole lot of fun, last night was also about recognizing and thanking Officer Kenny Grubbs for his on-going dedication and devotion to the District B-2 community. Lastly, it should be noted that all who attended last night’s Flashlight Walk received a complimentary flashlight. If you’re interested in participating in a future Flashlight Walk, please call (617) 343-4345 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Search Warrant Allows Drug Control Officers to Arrest Five and Recover Over 250 Grams of Illegal Narcotics in Hyde Park

 

At about 9:14 AM on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 members of the Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant and arrested five individuals in the area of Tina Ave in Hyde Park. Upon making a peaceful entry, officers were able to recover the following items during their search of the residence:

  • 1 plastic bag containing approx. 96 grams of heroin
  • 1 plastic bag containing approx.154 grams of heroin
  • 1 plastic bag containing approx. 22 grams of heroin
  • 6 plastic bags containing marijuana
  • US Currency in excess of $10,000.00

Officers arrested 21-year-old Rhodrick Adino, of Hyde Park, 29-year-old Roberto Rodriguez, of Hyde Park, 37-year-old Rosa Santana-Ruiz, of Hyde Park, 37-year-old Angel Arias of Hyde Park, and a 17-year-old male juvenile also of Hyde Park. All are charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs Over 200 grams. The juvenile target of the investigation faces an additional charge of Possession with intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. Further investigation revealed that Roberto Rodriguez was using a false name resulting in several additional charges including Furnishing a False Name, Forged/False Registry Documents, and Identity Theft. The Department for Children and Families was also notified regarding a minor who was present in the residence. 

 

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: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 9
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.

 

Thank You for Thanking Us

The Office of the Police Commissioner recently received a letter from the principal of the Compass School in Dorchester thanking Officer Dario Fancelli and all of the personnel of District C-11 for their on-going help and support. The principal made a special point to make mention of the officer’s consistently prompt and positive response to any incidents at the school. If you’ve had a positive experience with one of our officers and would like to say thank you, please click on the link below and fill out the enclosed commendation form: http://bpdnews.com/commend-an-officer

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One for Unarmed Robbery Following Pursuit in East Boston

 

At about 12:44 AM on Monday, September 15, 2014 officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in the area of 154 Bennington Street in East Boston.

On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he had been approached by the three individuals riding on bicycles. As the individuals approached the victim, one of them formed his fingers in the shape of a gun at the victim and pointed it at the victim. The victim, fearing that the individuals may be armed, attempted to call police. At this time, the suspect jumped off the bicycle and punched the victim in the face. The individuals then fled on their bicycles. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to speak to the three individuals, who then fled in different directions upon seeing the victim and potentially being identified. Following a pursuit, officers were able to locate the suspect in the area of 202 London Street in East Boston.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Abdul Fofanah of Medford and charged him with Attempted Unarmed Robbery.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 16

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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Keyless Motor Scooter Lands One Suspect Behind Bars

 

At about 10:05pm, on Monday, September 15, 2014, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Ave & Esmond Street when they observed an individual operating a motor scooter on the wrong side of the road. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the scooter. While talking to the operator, officers noted that, although the scooter remained running, there was no key in the ignition. Officers also noted that the ignition appeared to have been altered or damaged. When asked to explain how he was able to start the scooter without a key, the suspect couldn’t provide a credible explanation. When asked to display a valid driver’s license, the suspect stated that his license was expired. When asked to produce paperwork showing that the scooter belonged to him, the suspect was unable to.

Officers arrested and charged Jose Ortiz, 28, of Boston and charged him with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Scooter) and Operating with an Expired License.   

 

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 17
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 19

Residential Break-ins: 16
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.

 

BPD Photo of the Day

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On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Boston Police Department in collaboration with Strong Women Strong Girls, Big Sister Association, United Sisters of Color, Project Right, Girls’ LEAP, LIPSTICK, and BCYF Girls Leadership Corps joined Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley at her inaugural launch, ‘Jump in to Peace’ community block party.  The organizers’ mission to empower youth, build community, and foster peace was demonstrated by teams of girls acrobatically jumping between the ropes for Peace.  Said Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, “The girls participating in today’s double dutch event are celebrating and honoring each other with their talents.”  For more information contact 617-635-4217

United Way’s Read Day Enables Members of the BPD to Share a Few Good Books & Make Some New Friends at Some Local Schools:

Job well done to Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston (seen in the enclosed photo) and other members of the Boston Police Department who recently participated in the United Way’s Read Day. Members of the department spent the day reading to preschoolers at the following locations: Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, Ellis Memorial, Children Services of Roxbury and the Jeffries Point Child Care Center. Job well done to all who participated.

SEEKING INFORMATION – the Boston Police Homicide Unit Needs Your Help in Efforts to Solve the Murder of Adrian Gonzalez

 17 year-old Adrian Gonzalez

At about 12:30am, on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 17 year-old Adrian Gonzalez was shot and killed in the area of 17 Wardman Road in Roxbury. The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this violent crime and would welcome any input or information the community may have or want to share. In any homicide case, the cooperation of the community is vital to the successful identification and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

If you have any information that could help detectives solve this case, please call detectives directly at the following numbers:

  • Sgt. Detective Mike Devane 617-343-5826
  • Det. Paul Donlon 617-343-5820
  • Det. Frank McLaughlin 617-343-5827
  • Det. Bob Kenney 617-343-4492

Just remember - no tip is too small and one call can make all the difference. 

SEEKING INFORMATION – the Boston Police Homicide Unit Needs Your Help in Efforts to Solve the Murder of Shongi Fernandes

24 year-old Shongi Fernandes 

Just before 8:00pm, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, 24 year-old Shongi Fernandes was shot and killed in the area of 52 Claybourne Street in Dorchester. The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this violent crime and would welcome any information the community may have or want to share. In any homicide case, the cooperation of the community is vital to the successful identification and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

If you have any information that could help detectives solve this case, please call detectives directly at the following numbers:

  • Sgt. Detective Mike Devane 617-343-5826
  • Det. Paul Donlon 617-343-5820
  • Det. Frank McLaughlin 617-343-5827
  • Det. Bob Kenney 617-343-4492

Just remember - no tip is too small and one call can make all the difference.