Little Garrett Sings Along with Officer Kim Tavares at Patriots vs. Eagles Preseason Game

There is nothing like hearing the National Anthem —to get into the patriotic spirit before the game. But three-year-old Garrett, son of two Boston Police Officers, amplified the moment when he sang along with Officer Kim Tavares from his seat in the crowd. Little Garrett may have what it takes for a call to back up in Cop-Pool Karaoke!

Boston Police Officer Kim Tavares Sings the National Anthem before New England Patriots Pre-season Game vs Eagles

Officer Tavares Sings National Anthem: Last night, on Thursday, August 16, 2018, prior to the New England Patriots pre-season 37 - 20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Boston Police Officer Kim Tavares took center stage singing the National Anthem in front of the Foxboro faithful at Gillette Stadium and she once again did a wonderful job.

 

 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Gun-related Charges in Mattapan

ONE LESS GUN: At about 5:25 pm, on Thursday, August 16, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area Deering Road and Harvard Street. According to the BPD Police Dispatcher, after displaying the firearm, the suspect jumped into a white SUV with New York plates and fled the area. In short time, officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle seen fleeing the area. As a result, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the vehicle in the area of 106 American Legion Highway. While approaching the vehicle, officers had difficulty seeing into the car given fact that the vehicle’s windows were heavily tinted. As such, officers instructed the operator to open all the vehicle’s windows. With the windows down, officers quickly observed four occupants inside the car. Based on the severity of the call and heightened level of danger confronting the officers given the potential presence of a firearm, officers ordered the occupants to exit the vehicle. While pat frisking one of the occupants, officers felt and took possession of a loaded firearm (see photo). The firearm, with 6 rounds in the cylinder, was later determined to be an Armscor M206 .38 Caliber Revolver.

Officers arrested Chawki Ibrahim, 18, of Quincy and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan

Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan: At about 9:48 a.m., on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located three adult male victims, believed to be in their twenties, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.  The victim has since been identified as Yashua Amado, 29, of Mattapan. The remaining two victims were transported to area hospitals.  Their identifications will not be released.

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.

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.

 

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to 2016 Death Investigation in the area of 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill

 

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, members of the BPD Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit located and arrested Kevin Fernandes, 24, of Boston, in the area of 31 Rugby Road in Mattapan. At the time of his arrest, Fernandes was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm stemming from a lengthy investigation conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. Fernandes will now face arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The original facts surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 7:39 PM, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill. 

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

#KeepingBostonSafe: Members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Seize a Gun, Drugs and Money in Dorchester:

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#KeepingBostonSafe: Members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Seize a Gun, Drugs and Money in Dorchester: Earlier today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant at 164 Seaver Street in Dorchester. Upon entering the location, officers observed and took possession of a a loaded .25 caliber firearm, a plastic bag containing approximately 38 grams of a Class B Drug (crack cocaine), a digital scale, numerous plastic baggies and $8,524 in US Currency.

Additionally, officers arrested Ricardo Blanchard, 29, of Boston and charged him with the following: 

  • Trafficking Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm in Commission of a Felony

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Motor Vehicle Accident in Dorchester

 

At about 7:50 PM on Wednesday August 15, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Shaquan Mason, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges in the area of 155 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.

Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle in the area of Neponset Circle in Dorchester traveling at a high rate of speed which was missing a front tire, causing visible sparks. The suspect vehicle continued to operate erratically, until spinning 360 degrees and coming to rest after crashing into a guardrail. Officers then approached and observed the operator exiting the vehicle while clutching a white backpack against his chest with both arms. The suspect appeared unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Officers placed the suspect in custody after a brief struggle at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Canik handgun from inside the backpack. Officers later located and seized four large bags of marijuana and nearly $3000.00 in U.S. Currency from inside the vehicle.

Shaquan Mason will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Resisting Arrest.

 

BPD in the Community: Cops and Community Members Have a Great Time Kayaking on the Charles River

BPD in the Community: Whether it’s by land or by sea, there are no limits to the lengths the men and women of the BPD are willing to go when it comes to building lasting trust and good will with members of our community. In addition to tried and true relationship building initiatives like Peace Walks, Flashlight Walks, Junior Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, we now give you Kayaking on the Charles. In fact, this past week, officers from District D-14 organized a wonderful event which attracted well over 100 community members who enjoyed an evening kayaking on the Charles River followed by a BBQ dinner. All who attended the event had a wonderful getting to know our officers. Said one of the officers involved, “This is all about connecting with our community members, hearing they’re concerns while interacting with them in a fun, friendly, informal environment.”  Said another officer, "We’d much rather meet you on the Charles River in a kayak than on Charles Street during a motor vehicle stop." Again, a well-deserved tip of the oar to the officers from District D-14 (Brighton) for thinking outside the box in the BPD's ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship we enjoy with the community we're sworn to protect and serve.

Special thanks to Charles River Kayak and the New Balance Foundation for helping make this special event as special as it was. 

 

BPD Investigators Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets

BPD Detectives Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets: Boston Police Detectives have identified the pictured suspect wanted in connection to a double homicide that occurred last month in Brighton. Nicholas Antoine, 20, of Boston, is wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Brighton District Court for two counts of Murder in addition to multiple firearm related charges. 

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Nicholas Antoine is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

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.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows:

At about 12:41 AM, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 15, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

BPD in the Community: Boston Police Flashlight Walk Lights up the Night and Brings the Community Together in C-11 Dorchester

FLASHLIGHT WALK: There were plenty of smiles on full display at the District C-11 #FlashlightWalk. Our officers had a great time meeting and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members. Flashlight Walks are all about coming together as a community and the District C-11 Flashlight Walk certainly achieved that goal. Thanks again to everybody who made it a point to attend last night!

One Less Gun: Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest One Suspect for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

 

At about 6:18 PM, on Tuesday, August, 14, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made two on-site arrests in the area of 151 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Officers observed a motor vehicle with window so heavily tinted that they were unable to see any of the occupants inside.  The motor vehicle pulled into the Speedway gas station located in the area 151 Old Colony Avenue. Officers observed the operator exit and walk into the gas station. It was revealed after a license query that, Darius A Carter, 27, of Dorchester, MA., was driving on a suspended Massachusetts drivers’ license. Officers placed Carter under arrest and charged him with Operating after Revocation/Suspension. Officers queried the license of the front passenger, later identified as Tyrell Murphy, 26 years old, of Hyde Park, MA., and it was revealed that his license was expired.

Because the driver, Carter, was placed under arrest, and the passenger, Murphy, did not have a valid drivers’ license, the motor vehicle would need to be towed. Prior to stepping out of the motor vehicle, Murphy grabbed his t-shirt, pulled it over his waist band and turned away from officers while slightly bending over at the waist. At that time officers removed a firearm from Murphy’s waist area. Murphy was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Receiving a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number.

Tyrell Murphy and Darius Carter will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop at Cafe Nero in the South End

Thank you to everyone who came out this morning for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Cafe Nero in the South End. Police Commissioner William G. Gross, members of the BPD Command Staff, and officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) enjoyed a cup of coffee while engaging with friends and neighbors from the community. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

Boston Police Department Command Staff Promotion Ceremony

On Monday, August 13, 2018 Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross was proud to announce the promotion of four experienced and tested leaders in the Boston Police Department. 

Superintendent Gregory Long was promoted as the new Superintendent-in-Chief. Superintendent-in-Chief Long is a twenty-two-year veteran of the department and for the past three years has headed up the Bureau of Investigative Services.  Prior to his current assignment, Superintendent-in-Chief Long served as the Commander of the Special Investigations and Homicide Units.

Deputy Superintendent Dennis White was promoted to the rank of Superintendent, and will be Commissioner Gross’ Chief of Staff.  Superintendent White is a seasoned veteran of the Boston Police Department, having served the community for twenty-nine years. Prior to his promotion to Superintendent he was a Deputy Superintendent in the Office of the Superintendent-in-Chief and in the Bureau of Field Services Night Command.

Deputy Superintendent Michael Cox was promoted to the rank of Superintendent. Superintendent Cox will be the Bureau Chief in charge of the Bureau of Professional Development at the Boston Police Academy. Superintendent Cox is a twenty-nine-year veteran of the BPD and has served the past thirteen years on the Command Staff as a Deputy Superintendent in diverse functions over that time.

Lieutenant Paul Donovan was promoted to the Command Staff as the new Superintendent, Bureau of Investigative Services. Superintendent Donovan is a thirty-two-year veteran of the department and for the past two years has held the rank of Lieutenant assigned to District 4 and then as Commander of the Civil Rights Unit. 

Each of these command staff members have distinguished themselves over the course of their careers through hard work, dedication, and commitment to the community, we congratulate them!

 

 

Boston Police Department Seeking Requests for Proposals for 2019 Shannon Grants

The Boston Police Department Seeking RFP's for the 2019 Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant Program: 

Funded by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model. Grant funds support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs.

On August 28th, 2018, a bidders conference will be offered to provide an overview and an opportunity to ask questions. It will be held 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Boston Police Headquarters. The deadline for filing a letter of intent is September 7, 2018, with proposals due no later than 4pm on September 28, 2018. 

Preference will be given to applications that (1) propose programs that target geographical areas with demonstrated high levels of youth violence, gang problems, and substance abuse; (2) demonstrate a commitment to neighborhood based strategies; (3) outline a comprehensive plan to work with multidisciplinary partners; and (4) provide a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25% contribution from public or private sources if the organizations are programs of the city or quasi city based organizations.

For more information and application form, please click here or contact DeMon Bills in the Office of Research and Development demon.bills@pd.boston.gov or call 617-343-5866.

2019 Shannon CSI Grant Application

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Shannon Budget Sample - FY 2019