Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Boston Police Officers and Boston Firemen Work Together to Apprehend 3 Breaking and Entering Suspects

 

At about 1:43 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a suspicious person in the area of 9 Park Street in the Downtown area.

On arrival, officers were met by the caller who stated that he observed an unknown black male enter the alley way next to the building. When the caller investigated, he could hear voices coming from the roof of the building. The caller also observed the metal gate which gives access to the fire escape to be open leading to residential condos undergoing construction. Officers, unable to gain access to the roof, observed a white female on the roof of the building. Following several verbal commands, the female climbed down the ladder. The female suspect stated that she was on the roof with two black males, but that she did not know their names. Officers then scaled the ladder to the roof and, following an extensive search, were able to locate the two male suspects in the vicinity of an open window leading to one of the condos. The suspects and officers were brought to safety with the assistance of a ladder provided by the Boston Fire Department.

Officers arrested 19-year-old Mahad Farah of Charlestown, 19-year-old Ismail Ibrahim of Jamaican Plain, and 22-year-old Patricia Evelyn Lambert of Medford. All were charged with Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to Commit a Felony, Trespassing, and Resisting Arrest.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Police Arrest Unarmed Robber in Dorchester

 

At about 12:42 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an unarmed robbery in progress in the area of the Bank of America at 1440 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a victim who reported she had withdrawn a specific amount of money from the ATM when a light-skinned black male, about 6’1” in height, wearing a black or brown t-shirt and blue jeans approached her from behind, assaulted her, and stole her black pocket book containing the money and her black cell phone with a red case. The victim yelled for help and drew the attention of a passerby, who reported he witnessed the suspect described above with black curly hair and a goatee flee the scene with a black pocket book in his hand.

Officers canvassed the area and soon observed a male fitting the suspect’s description near Fenton Street. As officers approached, the male abruptly changed his direction in an attempt to evade the officers. Officers were able to engage the male in conversation, and despite providing false personal information to officers, he was soon identified as the suspect involved in the above robbery. Officers arrested the suspect and a search of his person revealed the specified amount of cash withdrawn from ATM by the victim and the victim’s black cell phone with red case.

Twenty-five-year-old Patrick Barbosa of Dorchester was charged with Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, and Providing a False Name to Police.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 16

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.

 

Missing Person Alert: Savannah Sanchez

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's help in our efforts to locate Savannah Sanchez a 17-year- old Hispanic female described as having black hair and brown eyes, 5’6” tall, 115 lbs. She was last seen wearing a floral crop top and a short skirt with light blue shorts. Ms. Sanchez was last seen on July 18, 2014 in the Brighton area.If you see Ms. Sanchez, please call 9-1-1 or District D-14 (Brighton) Detectives at 617 343-4256.

 

BPD Photo of the Day

Congratulations to the Boston Police Department’s newly-appointed Detective David Singletary! Today, Monday, July 28, 2014, Detective Singletary was pinned with his new gold badge by Deputy Superintendent Kelly Nee and then posed for a photo-op with Superintendent Robert Merner and Deputy Superintendent Norma Ayala Leong. Detective Singletary will now serve the Jamaica Plain community in District E-13.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect Arrested for Trafficking After Stopped for Motor Vehicle Infraction

 

At about 7:40 PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) affected an onsite arrest as a result of a motor vehicle stop in the area of Walnut Avenue and Rockland Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle that failed to stay within marked lanes for an extended distance. Officers conducted a stop of the motor vehicle and were informed by the operator that he did not have a driver’s license. Officers observed an open container of alcoholic beverage near the operator’s feet, as well as a clear plastic cup of what appeared to be the same liquid in the center console cup holder. Further investigation revealed that the operator’s driver’s license was suspended, and he was not listed on the vehicle’s rental agreement. The operator and his female passenger were ordered to exit the vehicle. During the inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered 5 “rocks” of what appeared to be crack cocaine weighing over 29 grams and over $500 in US paper currency.

Officers arrested 32-year-old Antwon Foster of Roxbury and charged him with Trafficking Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, and Operating Motor Vehicle after License Suspended/Revoked. Officers ascertained the passenger’s information, and she was released.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 12
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 12
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 42

Residential Break-ins: 15
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.

 

One Less Gun: One Illegal Firearm Recovered in Hyde Park

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At about 11:07 PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014, officers in District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a shot-spotter activation in the area of 33 Rockdale Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed ballistic evidence in the area. Officers were notified by a witness that her vehicle had incurred damage from shots fired as she was driving down Rockdale Street. Officers observed this damage to her vehicle, as well as ballistic damage to two parked vehicles in the area. Officers then received additional information that a victim of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound had self-applied to Carney Hospital. Officers spoke with the victim who reported unknown person(s) shot him as he walked down Rockdale Street. Neither the victim nor witness could give further information regarding the incident; however, after a search of the area, officers were able to recover an Interarms Walther P99 .40 caliber firearm from inside a BBQ grill in the area of 36 Rockdale Street. District detectives will further investigate this incident.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One Juvenile and Recover Illegal Gun in Roxbury

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At about 1:14 AM on Friday, July 25, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 79 Wensley Street in Roxbury.

While on directed patrol, officers heard approximately 4 apparent shots fired in the area of the Bromley Heath Housing Development. While en route to the area, officers observed three males walking in the area. Upon seeing officers, one of the individuals, who had been clutching a dark colored sweatshirt, changed his direction of travel and began to walk in the opposite direction of officers. As officers attempted to speak with the individual, who was sweating profusely and appeared to be nervous, the individual quickened his pace. Officers caught up to the individual in the area of 79 Wensley Street. A search of the area allowed officers to locate the sweatshirt in which the individual was carrying, a short distance away from the sweatshirt, officers discovered a gold Smith & Wesson 38 Special revolver loaded with one live and four spent rounds of ammunition.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Probation/Parole Violation.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
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 Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 15

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.

 

Coffee with a Cop Makes a Visit to Ashley’s Breakfast Place in Dorchester

Commissioner Evans, Captain Richard Sexton, Deputy Norma Ayala Leong, Deputy Kelly Nee, Deputy Joe Harris, along with several officers from District C-11 including Sgt. John Burns and Officer Tim Golden and members of the BPD’s Neighborhood Watch Unit recently gathered at Ashley’s Breakfast Shop at 260 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester to chit chat with community members – including Father Jack Ahern - about public safety issues and concerns. Thanks to all who took the time to stop by Ashley's and special thanks to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) for picking up the cost of the coffee. If you or a friend is interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event, please call (617) 343-4345 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.

Over 350 Guns Have Been Voluntarily Turned In Thanks to the Boston Gun Buyback Program

Your Piece for Peace: Since the start of the program on March 24, 2014, 355 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. To those who've embraced the opportunity to make our community a safer place - we say: "Thank you." To learn more about how or where to turn in a gun, please visit: http://bpdnews.com/bgb.  In addition to the above, the men & women of the Boston Police Department have taken an additional 380 illegal crime guns off our city streets. A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. And to the men and women of the Boston Police Department who work hard each and every day to keep our city safe, we say, “Thank you for all that you do.” 

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.