Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Downtown Boston

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On Friday July 20, 2018, officers assigned to the District A-1 (Downtown) Drug Control Unit arrested Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, of Revere, on drug related charges in the area of 26 North Street in Boston. At about 11:50 AM, the officers were in the area conducting an investigation when they observed the suspect engage in a street level drug transaction behind a dumpster on Blackstone Street near Surface Road. Officers followed the suspect to the Haymarket outdoor market and observed him enter a produce tent where he appeared to be employed. At about 12:45 PM, while the officers continued their surveillance of the suspect, a second individual approached and appeared to take part in another drug transaction with the suspect next to the produce tent. Officers approached the suspect and placed him in custody without incident at which time they conducted a search which led to the recovery of 43 bags of heroin weighing approximately 20 grams along with 14 bags of cocaine and $638.00 in U.S. Currency. The suspect will be charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs in Boston Municipal Court.

 

BPD in the Community: Kids from Junior Police Academy Stop by the BPD’s K-9 Unit

BPD in the Community: Kids from Junior Police Academy Stop by the BPD’s K-9 Unit: Earlier today, Friday, July 20, 2018, kids from Districts E-5 (West Roxbury/Roslindale) and E-18 (Hyde Park) attending the Boston Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) stopped by the BPD’s K-9 Unit to get an up close and personal look at how BPD K-9 Officers work with and train their trusted furry, four-legged partners. As you can see by the photos, the kids had a blast. And, Officers Ray Ramirez and Cornell Patterson tell us the kids asked a ton of interesting and intriguing questions and, when it came to behavior, our officers say the kids could not have been nicer or better behaved. As always, special thanks to Boston PAL for making the Junior Police Academy one of the best summer camps around while also providing our officers yet another opportunity to build trust and connect with our city’s young people.  

One Less Gun: Two Firearms Recovered and Two Suspects Arrested During Warrant Service in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:40PM, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two individuals for firearms violations in the area of Washington Street and Croftland Avenue in Dorchester.

As part of an ongoing investigation, detectives had been granted an arrest warrant for the person of 19-year-old Tyrece Tennyson-Young of Dorchester, as well as, a search warrant for his residence in the area of Washington Street in Dorchester. While en route to serve the warrants, detectives observed Tennyson-Young riding a bicycle alongside 19-year-old Deshawn Grayson of Mattapan, who was also riding a bicycle. The detectives stopped their unmarked cruiser and, with badges prominently displayed, attempted to stop Tennyson-Young to place him under arrest. However, Tennyson-Young maneuvered his bike away from the detectives in an attempt to flee. After a brief struggle, detectives were able to stop him and place him into handcuffs. During a search of Tennyson-Young, the detectives recovered a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver (see photo below) with obliterated serial numbers.

Meanwhile, another detective continued to follow and monitor Grayson from his cruiser. While the detectives arrested Tennyson-Young, Grayson continued riding his bike away from the scene. As Grayson rode, the detective observed that he held one hand on the handlebar and the other arm pinned tightly against his waist, causing him to lose control of the bike and fall off. Grayson then fled on foot, continuing to move his left arm freely in a running motion while his right arm remained pinned against his side and waistband. From his past training and experience, the detective knew this action was consistent with that of a suspect who may be unlawfully carrying a firearm, particularly when unholstered in his waistband. The detective pursued Grayson in his cruiser until he reached the rear of 7 Croftland Avenue where he exited his cruiser and observed Grayson jump over a wooden fence before the detective lost sight of him. The detective requested additional responding units to set up a perimeter in order to locate Grayson. While canvassing the area, the detective observed a pair of shoes and a white sock that appeared to contain a solid object consistent with the shape of a firearm. The detective recovered the shoes and the sock, which contained a loaded .380 caliber firearm. Shortly after finding the evidence, detectives located Grayson, shoeless, hiding behind a shed.

Detectives have charged both Tennyson-Young and Grayson with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Tennyson-Young will also be charged with Destruction/Injury of Personal Property by virtue of the outstanding warrant and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. Grayson will additionally be charged with Resisting Arrest and Trespassing. Both will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 535 River Street in Mattapan

UPDATE: Less than two months after the stabbing death of Jocelin Nordeus, the man responsible for his death is in police custody. Earlier today, on Friday, July 20, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit and Homicide Unit located and arrested Kenton Thomas, 32, of Hyde Park, in the area of 1608 River Street in Hyde Park. The suspect, who will be charged with Murder, is expected to be arraigned  in West Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “To my Homicide Unit detectives, I want to thank and acknowledge their hard work, long hours and never-ending commitment to justice that led to the arrest of the suspect in this case. This is a unit that never stops searching until the suspect is found. And, I gratefully acknowledge and appreciate that this is the second 2018 homicide case cleared in the last two days which means the men and women of the Homicide Unit have been able to secure justice in over half of the 29 homicides that have occurred this year. Additionally, my thoughts are with the victim's family and I sincerely hope that news of this arrest brings some small level of comfort and closure to the friends and loved ones of Jocelin Nordeus."

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 2:50 AM on Friday, June 1, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 535 River Street. Upon arrival, officers observed Boston EMTs tending to a male victim who was suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported by EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as 58-year-old Jocelin Nordeus of Mattapan.

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate 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.

BPD Community Alert: The BPD Seeks the Public’s Help to Locate and Identify Motor Vehicle and Individuals in Relation to Ongoing Investigation in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the motor vehicle and individuals in the images above in relation to a motor vehicle homicide that occurred at about 1:23 AM on Sunday July 8, 2018 in the area of 141 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. Detectives believe the parties may be able to assist with their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 20, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday@ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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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 in the Community: Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out for Last Night’s Flashlight Walk in Jamaica Plain.

FLASHLIGHT WALK: Last night, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, Commissioner Evans, officers assigned to District E-13, (Jamaica Plain) and community members of all ages joined together for another successful flashlight walk. The event kicked off at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and ended at the Jackson Square playground where the BPD Ice Cream Truck was standing by to provide a cold treat on a warm night. If you'd like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to:  meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday@ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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 in District B-2 Arrest One Suspect in Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Roxbury

 

About 1:08 AM on Thursday, July 17, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), responded to a radio call for two males in their twenties, fighting in a gray sedan, in the area of 10 Roxbury Street, Roxbury. Officers arrived on scene and observed the gray sedan occupied by two unknown males who appeared to be sleeping. Officers began knocking on both windows, which arose the occupants.

Officers noticed that the male passenger had quickly positioned his left leg very closely towards his right leg. The suspect was noticeably stiff in his seat not moving any part of his body.  All of these actions led officers to believe that the passenger was attempting to conceal what was underneath his legs.

Due to the nature of the call and officer’s observation of the passenger, an exit order was issued. Officer asked the passenger to exit the vehicle, to which he refused. After the fourth time being asked to step out of the motor vehicle, the passenger, later identified as, 21-year-old Franz Shelton of Roxbury, complied. As the suspect exited the motor vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be a black firearm, on the passenger seat, directly underneath where the suspect had been sitting. The suspect spun away in an attempt to flee the scene.  After a brief struggle officers were able to safely place suspect under arrest.  Recovered from the motor vehicle was a black Diamondback DB9, 9x19 Semi-Automatic Firearm with obliterated serial numbers, and a magazine loaded with six rounds of 9mm Luger Cartridges.  

Franz Shelton was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

One Less Gun: Officers & Detectives Arrest Suspect After He Pulls Out Gun on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester

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On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at approximately 1:04pm, detectives and officers of the Youth Violence Strike Force were conducting surveillance in the area of 22 Leroy Street, Dorchester (District C-11) in relation to serving a warrant. Observations of the suspect upon which the warrant was to be served were made.  The suspect and another male walked down Leroy Street to Geneva Avenue.  Officers stopped the suspect at Geneva Avenue and Topliff Street.  The individual walking with the suspect immediately grabbed his waist and fled away from officers, still grabbing the right side of his waist as he ran.  Through past experience and training, officers determined that the individual was securing a weapon in his waist area.  As the individual approached the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Leroy Street, he pulled a black revolver firearm from his right waist side and turned half his body towards pursuing officers. 

A department vehicle was approaching the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Leroy Street as the suspect removed the firearm from his waist.  The officer drove the department vehicle partially onto the sidewalk at the intersection in order to block the suspect from turning the corner onto Leroy Street.  This was done in order to stop his escape and prevent the suspect from being in a position where he could engage the officers with his firearm.  The suspect continued to run from officers and had his head facing officers as he ran.  Because of this, the suspect did not see the department vehicle blocking a direct route to Leroy Street.  The suspect ran into the hood of the department vehicle and fell to the ground.  As he fell to the ground the firearm fell from his right hand onto the grass near him. Officers were then able to secure the suspect and the firearm.  The firearm was discovered to be a Rossi Interarms .38 Special revolver loaded with (5) rounds of .38 caliber ammunition.  It was determined that the suspect was not licensed to carry firearms in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The suspect was transported to District C11, where he complained of pain to his face and leg.  He was transported to Boston Medical Center from C11 for evaluation.  

Gerald Vick, 25, of Mattapan, will be charged in Dorchester District Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

UPDATE: Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Homicide in the Area of 76 Homestead Street in Roxbury

 

Today, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, only eleven days after the original incident, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Boston Police Homicide Unit arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting death that occurred on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in the area of 76 Homestead Street in Roxbury. At about 1:00 PM this afternoon, officers located and arrested 26-year-old Ira Harrison of Boston, in the area of 187 Walnut Avenue, Dorchester, and charged him with Murder for his role in the shooting death of 29-year-old Christian Rivera of Dorchester. Ira Harrison was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, "The Homicide detectives did a tremendous job investigating this case and making an arrest less than two weeks after the incident. The detectives of the BPD Homicide Unit continue to work day-in and day-out in hopes of bringing justice for this victim and all victims of homicide and their families. I cannot say enough about their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the people of this city.”

At about 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 76 Homestead Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, who suffered life-threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 29-year-old Christian Rivera of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the investigation 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 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.  

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday@ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

MEDIA AVAILABILTY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Boston Police Department and Cops for Kids with Cancer Bring Children from Pediatric Oncology Units for a Boat Ride on the Harbor

WHO:            Boston police officers and members of Cops for Kids with Cancer, children from the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Mass General Hospital and Tufts New England Medical Center
 
WHAT:          Tomorrow, Thursday, July 19, 2018, officers and Cops for Kids with Cancer will treat children from the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Mass General Hospital to a ride on a police boat with the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit. On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, children from the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Tufts New England Medical Center will also be given an opportunity to ride on the BPD boats. The children will also receive a police escort from each hospital to the Harbor Unit base.

WHEN:          Both nights, Thursday July 18 and Wednesday, August 1, at about 5:30 PM children will board BPD vans and be escorted from the hospital to the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit base.

WHERE:       Thursday, July 19 – BPD motorcycle units and vans will meet at Mass General Hospital, Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care and escort the children to BPD Harbor Patrol base at 9 Terminal Street, Boston, MA 02210

Wednesday, August 1 – BPD motorcycle units and vans will meet at Tufts NEMC near the Teddy Bear Statue on Washington Street and escort the children to BPD Harbor Patrol base at 9 Terminal Street, Boston, MA 02210

CONTACT:   Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for all media inquiries.

Coffee with a Cop Stops by District C-6 in South Boston!

Earlier this morning, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Coffee with a Cop stopped by Broadway’s Pastry and Coffee, located at 258 West Broadway Street, South Boston. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, members of his command staff, and officers assigned to District C-6, greeted customers and enjoyed a cup of coffee to get the day started.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello.

BPD in the News: Thank you to the Boston Herald for highlighting the BPD’s “Summer with the Women in Blue” Camp

 Photo by Boston Herald Staff Faith Ninivaggi

Photo by Boston Herald Staff Faith Ninivaggi

BPD IN THE NEWS: Thank you to Boston Herald reporter Kathleen McKiernan for highlighting the BPD’s new summer program, “Summer with the Women in Blue,” aimed at building trust between youths, specifically girls, and police. Officers from Boston, along with others from Wellesley, Brookline, the Massachusetts State Police and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, have all volunteered to work with the thirty middle-school-aged kids in the “CSI”-style camp, developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement and Boston Centers for Youth and Families. During the camp, female officers teach the girls about processing a crime scene, self-defense, forensics, and much more. “We’re trying to be those positive role models,” said BPD Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston. “We use the power of our badge to create an opportunity for young girls. We grew up just like them. We went to the same Boston Public Schools. We are them. We are just the older version of them.”

For Kathleen McKiernan’s full story, click this LINK.

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in the Area of 141 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

 

At approximately 2:30 AM today on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, an officer from the Transit Police Department conducted a stop of a motor vehicle for violations of the auto laws in the area of Boston Avenue and College Avenue in Medford, MA. The motor vehicle was wanted in a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred on July 18, 2018 in the area of 141 Bowdoin Street, Boston. The operator of the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Mark D. Lundy of Billerica, and officers found that Lundy’s driver’s license was suspended/revoked. Transit officers were also notified that the previous day members of the Boston Police Fatal Crash Investigative Team had applied for and received an arrest warrant in Dorchester District Court charging Lundy with Vehicular Homicide by Reckless Operation, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash with Personal Injury, and Operating after License Suspended/Revoked in relation to the fatal crash near 141 Bowdoin Street. Transit officers notified members of the BPD FCIT of the stop and placed Lundy under arrest by virtue of the outstanding warrant and Operating after License Suspended/Revoked.

The facts surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 1:20 AM Sunday, July 8, 2108, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a motor vehicle accident in the in the area of 141 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a motorcyclist suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. The victim, an adult male, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Investigators assigned to the BPD’s Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Team are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and believe a motor vehicle or motor vehicles may have been in the area at time of the accident. Anyone with information relative to these vehicles 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 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.  

Join Us Today for Coffee with a Cop at Broadway's Pastry and Coffee in South Boston!

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The men and women of the Boston Police Department invite you to join us for our next Coffee with a Cop event in District C-6 (South Boston) on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at Broadway's Pastry and Coffee in South Boston. Come get to know the officers protecting and serving your community! All are welcome and the coffee is free! We hope to see you there!

BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Person of Interest Related to Non-fatal Shooting in the Area of 998 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection to a shooting that occurred at about 11:34 AM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in the area of 998 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan. During the incident, an individual described as a black male, about 5'7" wearing a white t-shirt (pictured above) was seen entering the store and requesting the bathroom key. Witnesses heard a "bang" in the bathroom and saw the victim on the floor. The individual was seen leaving the store slowly and then running down Blue Hill Ave towards Callender Street. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital.

Boston police detectives are seeking to identify the above pictured individual. These images are being released for identification purposes ONLY. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

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 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. 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects and Recover Three Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents

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INCIDENT #1: At about 11:05 AM on Monday July 16, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for an assault and battery in progress in Mattapan. During the incident, officers arrested a 21-year-old female suspect and later executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a loaded .25 caliber Raven Arms handgun. The suspect has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Improper Storage of a Firearm, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery (209A) and Threats.

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:44 AM on Tuesday July 17, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects and recovered two loaded firearms during an investigation in the area of 89 Fowler Street in Dorchester. Officers were advised that there was a group of males standing around a parked motor vehicle and that one of the men had displayed a firearm. Officers arrived on scene and quickly located and stopped a suspect matching the given description as he attempted to walk away from the group. The suspect was later identified as Von Cameron, 28, of Dorchester. Officers performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded Ruger P34 handgun from the waistband area of the suspect’s pants at which time he was placed in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation, returning to the parked motor vehicle, and arrested a second suspect, Darryl Hodges, 24, of Dorchester, who had been seated in the driver’s seat after observing and recovering a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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2ND FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

BPD in the Community: PAL and BPD Officers Treat Junior Police Academy Kids to an Afternoon of Bowling!

Today was another day of learning and fun at the BPD Junior Police Academy! During a visit to the Crime Scene Response Unit at Headquarters, our officers taught the JPA kids a little bit about identifying people by their fingerprints. They even received hands-on training on how our officers and detectives dust for prints at a crime scene. After the tutorial, the officers treated the junior recruits to an afternoon of bowling! Special thanks to the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League for making it all happen—an amazing time had by both the youngsters and the officers!