If You’re Going to the Esplanade for the 4th of July Fireworks Show – There Are Things to Bring and Not to Bring

If You’re Going to the Esplanade for the 4th of July Fireworks Show – Here’s the List of Things to Bring and Not to Bring: To ensure the safety of all visitors to the Esplanade, the following rules will be in play and enforced for both the rehearsal concert on July 3 and the real deal concert & fireworks show the following evening on July 4, 2015.

What You Can’t Bring:

1. No coolers on wheels.

2. No backpacks.

3. No firearms, weapons, sharp objects or fireworks.

4. No glass containers.

5. No cans.

6. No pre-mixed beverages.

7. All liquids will be carried in sealed clear plastic containers not to exceed 2 liters in size.

8. No grilling, propane tanks or open flames.

9. No Alcoholic beverages.

10. No bicycles will be allowed through the checkpoints into the Oval or Island/Lagoon areas. Bicycles are allowed throughout the rest of the venue but must not be left unattended.

11. NEW THIS YEAR: No one entering the venue will be allowed to bring an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a “drone,” onto the premises.

What You Can Bring:

1. Pop up Tents/Canopies with no sides - maximum size 10’ x10’.

(Above for July 4th only; No Tents/Canopies allowed on July 3rd).

2. Blankets or tarps no bigger than 10’ x 10’.

3. Folding/Beach Chairs only.

4. Coolers, which must be carried in by shoulder strap or single handle (no wheeled coolers).

5. All personal items must be carried in clear bags only.

6. After inspection, small clutch bags/purses may be taken into the venue with the clear bag.

The BPD Rolls Out New Technology to Manage All Police Report and Crime Data

The Boston Police Department has deployed an enterprise information management system from Intergraph® for e report and e data. The new system, featuring Intergraph's inPURSUIT software, went live on Tuesday June 16, 2015, following a major, four-year project to plan, stage, configure and deploy the department's first enterprise records management system.

The Intergraph solution replaces a 40-old, home-grown documentation system, providing police with an integrated, state-of-the-art technology for case management and reporting. Among the important capabilities enabled by the new inPURSUIT RMS are master indices that tie individuals to multiple types of information, such as cases and addresses, providing police with more complete information regarding individuals under criminal investigation.

"The Intergraph system will allow us to be more efficient and ultimately will enhance the safety of the community and of our officers," said Boston Police Deputy Superintendent John Daley. "Officers and investigators will have access to information in the new system that, previously, they may have had to seek in a dozen legacy systems, if it existed at all."

The detective case management module developed by Intergraph enables officers in the field to add specific, eyes-only investigative information to reports. Detectives have the ability to lock down information based on case sensitivity, such as for cases involving sexual assaults.

The integrated solution also includes Intergraph's inPURSUIT Field Based Reporting (FBR), which allows officers to more efficiently capture report information and notes through an easy-to-use field application. The Intergraph software eliminates the need for pen-and-paper note taking and redundant data entry.

"In deploying Intergraph's records management system, Boston Police can benefit from a fully integrated, user-friendly system to manage mission-critical records and data," said David McDonald, vice president of U.S. public safety, Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure (SG&I). "We're honored to partner with the City of Boston to help improve public safety through innovation."

 

Death Investigation in the area of 21 Greenville Street in Roxbury

 

At about 11:08 PM on Thursday July 2, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Greenville Street.  On arrival, officers discovered two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported by EMS to local hospitals.  One victim was later pronounced dead the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Officers received information at the scene that two male suspects on a motor scooter were observed leaving the area immediately after the incident.

At about 11:15 PM, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force observed two males matching the given description riding on a scooter in the area of Dudley and Shirley Streets.  After a brief pursuit, officers were able to take both suspects, later identified as Elijah Small, 19, of Norwood and Lamar Brison, 24, of Dorchester, into custody.  Officers also recovered a firearm during the foot chase.  It is not known at this time if both suspects were directly involved in the shooting on Greenville Street.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court.  Small is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Brison who was operating the motor scooter, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Witness Interference, Obstruction of Justice, Refusal to Submit, Operating to Endanger and Operating with a Suspended License.

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

 

Commissioner Evans & Chief Gross Lend a Hand to the Flag for Hope Project

Commissioner Evans & Chief Gross Lend a Hand to the Flag for Hope Project: Today, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Commissioner Evans and Chief Gross stopped by Copley Square to lend a hand - or rather a handprint - to the Flag for Hope Project. The Commissioner and Chief were asked to add their handprints to an American flag to be flown high a’top the Freedom Tower in New York City. When the flag is completed, it will have amassed 5,000 handprints assembled in such a way as to resemble the American flag. Once finished, the flag – as a symbol of peace, goodwill and humanity - will officially be flown on September 11, 2015. To learn more about the project, please visit: FlagforHope.com.

Working Together: Commissioner Evans and Local Clergy Meet to Discuss Summer Public Safety Plans

Working Together: Today, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Commissioner Evans, Chief Gross and Dan Mulhern from the Mayor’s Office proactively met with local clergy members at Boston Police Headquarters earlier today to discuss strategies and plans to keep our city’s young people safe this summer. Among the issues discussed included summer jobs and opportunities designed to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. Said Commissioner Evans: “People often ask me what makes our city so special and I always tell them it’s the relationships and partnerships that make our city so unique. In Boston, public safety is a team approach and we’re fortunate to have so many dedicated clergy members working with us to make Boston the safest city it can be.” 

Boston 24: Thursday, July 2, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 11
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.

 

Media Availabilty: Commissioner Evans Taking Part in the” Flag for Hope” Project at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

WHO:             Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

WHAT:           Media Avail/Photo Op: Flag for Hope, led by globally acclaimed artist Marcos Antonio, is proud to announce Boston, Massachusetts as the next location on their national tour. This event invites participants from all walks of life to embrace and solidify their place in the historical record by contributing their handprints to collaborative 'panels of impression,' and be preserved as an historic account of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The effort began on Memorial Day 2015. Flag for Hope will visit approximately 60 cities before September 11, 2015, ending at The Freedom Tower in New York City. When the canvas is complete, 5000 handprints will have been collected. Today, Commissioner Evans will add his handprints to the Flag for Hope.                           www.FlagforHope.com

WHEN:          Thursday July 2, 2015, @ 2:30 PM

WHERE:        Copley Square Park, Boylston Street, Boston

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

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Mattapan

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Mattapan: At about 1:59pm, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 33 Fessenden Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. While on scene, officers were able to gather information that enabled them ascertain a description of the suspect. A search of the area enabled officers to locate an individual matching the description of the individual wanted in connection to the shooting. As officers approached the suspect, the suspect, upon seeing the officers, took off running. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to subdue and apprehend the suspect. A search of the suspect’s backpack enabled officers to locate a firearm.

Officers arrested Patrick Bishop, 22, of Boston and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

Boston 24: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 9 
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.

BPD in the Community: PAL Kick-off Barbeque

It’s time to kick off the summer with the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League! The official start of the PAL summer program for kids began with games, songs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course the Boston Police Ice Cream Truck at BPD Headquarters with Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, Police Officer Kenny Grubbs, and the rest of their fellow officers. Great to see all the smiling faces!

Community Alert: BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person of Interest in Connection to Two Break-ins in the Mission Hill Section of Roxbury

Detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) are asking for the public’s help in efforts to identify the person seen in the enclosed image. The individual is a person of interest relative to two break-ins in Roxbury.  The individual is described as a black male with a scruffy beard, about 6’0” tall, medium build, wearing a black baseball hat, navy blue shirt, faded blue jeans and white sneakers. The individual was also seen carrying a backpack. 

The facts and circumstances are as follows: 

At about 6:55AM, on Monday, June 29, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of 27 Cherokee Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that someone had broken into his apartment and stolen his laptop computer and iPhone.   

A short time later, while officers were still on scene, officers were approached by a resident of nearby 43 Hillside Street who stated that she discovered an unknown black male inside her home. According to the victim, when she confronted the suspect, the suspect informed her that her door was unlocked and left the residence.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives assigned to District B-2 at (617) 343-4275. 

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: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 10
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.

Boston 72: WEEKEND UPDATE

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 28

Residential Break-ins: 16
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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

Nothing Says Summer Better than the BPD Ice Cream Truck!!!

Busy Day for the BPD Ice Cream Truck: Nothing says summer and community policing better than the BPD Ice Cream Truck. Today, Saturday, June 27, 2015, the BPD Ice Cream Truck was spotted out and about sharing frosty treats with our friends at several community events including the Savin Hill Baseball League Challengers Division end-of-season cookout, the Bailey Street Block Party, the Matignon Road Block Party, Mother’s Rest Park Community Day and Meeting House Hill Community Day. To name a few. Special thanks to Boston PAL Director Bill Stoddard for donating all the ice cream served up around the city today.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I think we’re the only police department in the country with an ice cream truck and I can’t say enough good things about it. When the truck shows up, the kids love it and our officers love it too because it gives them a platform and an opportunity to engage and interact with our city’s young people in a positive, friendly, productive way.”

Recent Promotions: BPD Announces the Promotion of Seven New Sergeants

Recent Promotions: Congratulations to the seven members of the Boston Police Department recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant during a ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters.  Friends and family were proudly on hand to assist with the pinning portion of the ceremony. Gotta love the kids!!! We wish all of our promotees nothing but the best of success in their new positions and collective efforts to protect and serve one of the best cities in America. Again, congratulations to the following: 

Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant:

  • Detective Timothy G. Laham
  • Officer Jason M. Clutterbuck
  • Officer Brian P. Evans
  • Officer Thomas B. Hayes
  • Officer Adam A. Mammone
  • Officer Brian D. McGrail
  • Officer Peter Messina

Medicine Wheel Productions Honors Police Commissioner William Evans and the Men & Women of the Boston Police Department

Making a Difference: On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was honored by Medicine Wheel Productions as their Man of the Year. Medicine Wheel is a non-profit organization created to strengthen communities and the relationships that exist between community members through the use of public art. This past year, Medicine Wheel Productions invited several of our officers and several young people to participate in a relationship building exercise called Hand in Hand. As you will see in the enclosed video, all who participated couldn’t have been more impressed with the exercise. For making our city a better place, we say: “Thank you Medicine Wheel Productions!!!” To view the attached video - please use the enclosed password: indresano
https://vimeo.com/130467587

LIPSTICK Ladies Visit Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit

Kim Odom and Ruth Rollins, Field Directors from Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing) stopped by Boston Police Headquarters today, Friday, June 26, 2015, to tour the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit. Operation LIPSTICK is a coalition of faith and civic leaders, elected officials, social service and law enforcement professionals working to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and youth. LIPSTICK seeks to create a network of educated and engaged female leaders who work with law enforcement to keep illegally trafficked guns out of our neighborhoods.  For more information on Operation LIPSTICK visit:  http://www.operationlipstick.org/

Community members who wish to assist in removing illegal guns from our streets  anonymously may call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous and is interested only in your information, not your identity.

BPD in the Community: Operation Ice Breaker Arrives at BBQ to Deliver Dessert

 

Officers assigned to the Community Service Office at District B-2 (Roxbury) recently stopped by a barbeque being held at Academy Homes on Washington Street to deliver dessert to the party-goers. Friends of the community young and old alike lined up to enjoy a delicious treat courtesy of the "Operation Ice Breaker." Officers will be going to different parts of the city delivering treats and even showing family friendly movies on a large outdoor projector screen. Be on the lookout for the B-2 trailer at a neighborhood gathering near you.  

Boston 24: Friday June 26, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 12
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.