Photo of the Day: Boston Police Officers Ensure a Peaceful Rally

Yesterday, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, District D-4 (South End) Captain Paul Ivens and members of the Boston Police Citywide Bicycle Unit stood between Israeli and Palestinian protesters in the Boston Common after a march up Beacon Street to the front of the State House. The BPD is pleased to report that no arrests were made at the rally and both groups exercised their right to gather without incident.

 

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: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 5
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 Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 5
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 Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 7

Street Robberies: 10
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 10
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 39

Residential Break-ins: 18
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.

 

Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street, South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim, later identified as 20-year-old Niko E. Nunez of Boston, suffering from a gunshot wound. Nunez was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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

 

UPDATE: Police Seek Public's Help Locating Vehicle in Connection with A Homicide in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street in the South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives are looking to locate a dark-colored, newer-model Ford Explorer with a sun roof. This vehicle is being sought in connection with the homicide described above. Local car rental companies should be alert to any vehicles being returned that match this description.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Local Campers Tour District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and the BPD K9 Unit Facilities

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

It was a huge hit last week when 40 children from the Hennigan School Boys and Girls Club Summer Program, spent an hour at District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and received a tour of the station.  After the tour the children had a visit from the always popular department's ice cream truck, for a refreshing treat. The final portion of the day was spent at the BPD K-9 Unit training facilities.

The summer camp staff wanted to extend a special thank you to the officers and supervisors, who made this day possible for their summer campers.

 

Missing Person Alert: Edward Bullock

MISSING PERSON ALERT: EDWARD BULLOCK

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in their efforts to locate 67 year-old Edward Bullock who was last seen in the area of his home at 35 Lamson Street in East Boston. Mr. Bullock is 5'8" tall and weighs 145 lbs. According to family members, Mr. Bullock has been missing for several days. When last seen, Bullock was wearing a light colored shirt, jeans and black sneakers. At times, Mr. Bullock is known to wear glasses. Mr. Bullock suffers from Alzheimers and has a history of running away. Anyone who sees Mr. Bullock is asked to call District A-7 detectives at (617) 343-4234.

Community members preferring to provide information anonymously can do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 68 Aguadilla Street in the South End

 

At about 2:44 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside in the area of 68 Aguadilla Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

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

Summer Flashlight Walk Lights Up the Night on District B-2 in Roxbury!!!

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Thanks to all those who turned out for the Summer Flashlight Walk recently held on District B-2 in Roxbury. According to our sources, all who attended had a great time walking the neighborhood while getting to know the officers entrusted with protecting and serving their community. The walk culminated in a super successful community get together at the Shirley Eustis House where all who made the walk dined on hot dogs and ice cream. Doesn’t get much better than that!!! Among the many in attendance included District B-2 Captain John Davin, Chief Willie Gross, Deputy Joe Harris, Deputy Nora Baston, Sgt. Samil Silta, Officer Kenny Grubbs along with Wallace Tillford, Kerry Ryan & Carolyn Macneil from Neighborhood Watch. In addition to having a whole lot of fun, all who attended tonight’s Flashlight Walk received a complimentary flashlight. If you’re interested in participating in a future Summer Flashlight Walk, please call (617) 343-4345 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Take Possession of Discarded Firearm in Mattapan

Early this morning, at about 12:40am, on Friday, July 18, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force confiscated and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 56 Kingsdale Street. While on patrol, officers observed a group of kids milling about and drinking alcoholic beverages in the area of 56 Kingsdale Street. As officers approached the group to further investigate their observations and suspicions, several members of the larger group peeled off and hurried away in a direction opposite the approaching officers. In light of the abrupt departure, officers conducted a search of the immediate area vacated by the group. While searching the area, officers observed a black plastic bag stashed behind the wheel of parked vehicle. A search of the bag enabled officers to see and seize a loaded firearm. The found firearm can be seen in the enclosed photo. The incident remains under investigation.   

***NOTE: As of July 15, 2014, the Boston Police Department has recovered and taken 370 illegal crime guns off the streets of Boston. In addition to the above, 352 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. To learn more about the Boston Gun Buyback Program – please click on the enclosed link: http://bpdnews.com/bgb

BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Efforts to Locate Stolen Puppies

BPD District E-5 (West Roxbury) Detectives are attempting to locate the above pictured puppies that were stolen during a burglary that was reported on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the area of Washington Street in Roslindale. The victim reported that two eight-week-old, tri-colored (gray, brown, and white) female American bully puppies were stolen from the victim’s residence. 

The individual in possession of these puppies is NOT wanted at this time; this information is being disseminated for identification purposes only. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident or these items is advised to please contact District E-5 Detectives at (617) 343-4595 or the BRIC at (617) 343- 4328 / BRIC.bpd@cityofboston.gov

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can 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.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 12

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.

 

Major Tragedy Averted Thanks to Quick Acting Boston Police Officer

Some have already taken to calling it a mid-summer miracle but, regardless of what you call it, Boston Police Officer Clifton Singletary simply says he’s grateful that he was in the right place at the right time earlier today (Thursday, July 17, 2014) in the area of the Boston Common. Singletary was in the process of helping the operator of a wayward 60-foot flatbed truck navigate its way off of Beacon Hill when, according to Singletary, someone in the truck yelled to him that the truck had lost its brakes. As the truck began to slowly roll out of control down Walnut Street, Singletary sensing danger ahead, immediately sped ahead to the intersection of Walnut and Beacon Streets where he sprung from his motorcycle, stopped traffic and began shouting at pedestrians to clear the area. With the traffic stopped, Singletary watched as the sixty foot flatbed truck sailed hauntingly through the intersection before running aground and coming to a crashing halt on Boston Common. Of the vehicles stopped at the intersection, Singletary noticed a Trolley Tour bus filled with small children. After looking up at the bus, Singletary said to himself, “God was with us today. It’s a miracle that nobody got hurt.”       

National Night Out 2014!!

Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans, and the Boston Police Department Neighborhood Watch Unit cordially invite you to attend National Night Out 2014. This year’s National Night Out celebration will be held on August 4th and 5th from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM at various locations throughout the city!

Entertainment, activities, and food will be available for all!

To demonstrate and show your support for the concept that involves everybody working together in the fight against crime: every Boston resident is encouraged to keep a light on outside their residence to send a signal that says, “In Boston and all around the country ... people and the police are coming together and working as one to keep communities safe.”

For additional information, please contact the BPD Neighborhood Watch Unit at 617 343-4345.

 

BPD Requests Public’s Assistance in Identifying Larceny Suspect

At about 6:15 PM on Sunday, July 13, 2014, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 666 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain (Smoke Shop Variety).

Officers were advised that an unknown patron walked behind the counter while the store employee was busy, stole an undisclosed amount of US currency from the register, and fled on a blue bicycle. The suspect was described as follows:

 

  • White male
  • Approx. 5’11”, 180 lbs.
  • Blue hat w/ small white logo
  • Blue/light blue collared shirt
  • Beige pants
  • Black and white sneakers w/ white stripe on the bottom
  • Clean shaven

 

 

 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Detectives at (617) 343-5628.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can 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.

 

Great Work Recognized: Commissioner’s Commendations Awarded to District A-1 Officers

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Today, Thursday, July 17, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District A-1 Officers Eric Byron and Christopher Steele: On June 15, 2014, Officers Byron and Steele responded to a radio call following an apparent kidnapping and motor vehicle pursuit originating in New Hampshire. Officers received information that the operator of the vehicle had fled on foot and had been discarding various items, including narcotics, while escaping. With this information, Officers Byron and Steele began their search and were able to locate the suspect in the area of North Station in Downtown Boston. A pat-frisk of the suspect allowed officers to recover a black semi-automatic firearm in the suspect’s waistband. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had caused a great deal of property damage across state lines. For their keen observations and dedication to keeping the community safe, we say thank you to Officers Byron & Steele.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 7
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: Officers Recover One Illegal Revolver and Arrest One Suspect in Dorchester

At about 9:15 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a domestic violence incident during which the suspect displayed a firearm in the area of Washington and Eldon Streets.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect banging on a car window and attempting to make contact with a female sitting in the driver’s seat. Due to the nature of the call, officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect, and after finding no weapons, escorted the suspect away from the vehicle to further investigate the situation. Officers then spoke with the female victim who immediately advised the officers that the suspect had struck her with his hand and threatened her with a gun, then discarded the firearm in the backseat of the vehicle. Officers peered into the rear passenger compartment and observed part of a revolver wrapped in a torn sock in plain view on the floor of the vehicle. Officers recovered a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Model 10-5 revolver. The suspect could not produce a License to Carry.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Felix T. Cruz of Boston and charged him with Assault and Battery (209A), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

One Less Gun: Boston Police Investigate Double Shooting and Recover Two Illegal Firearms on Lawrence Avenue

 

At about 5:22 AM on Sunday, July 13, 2014 officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 72 Lawrence Avenue in Roxbury.

On arrival, officers observed several shell casings in the area of 72 Lawrence Avenue and located two male victims, both in their twenties, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

With K-9 assistance, officers were able to recover two firearms--a loaded Ruger .38 caliber and a black Glock 22.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call the District B-2 (Roxbury) Detectives 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 is interested in only what you know, not your identity.