BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Visits Central Boston Elder Services

On February 20, 2019, Commissioner Gross visited Central Boston Elder Services, in part to celebrate Black History Month. Commissioner Gross spoke about his childhood and praised the elders for paving the way for his success. The elders thanked him for his leadership and discussed public safety.

Since 1974, Central Boston Elder Services (CBES) has been serving elders in the city of Boston by promoting elder independence with respect for their dignity and care. Founded by local community leaders and elder advocates, CBES was established to meet the needs of an under-served minority population in the city’s urban center. As a non-profit organization, CBES is the only Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) within the 27 eldercare agencies to aid in the social and economical development of the city of Boston.  

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Speaks with Students of Camp Harbor View Leadership Academy

Today, February 21, 2019, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross spoke with the students of Camp Harbor View Leadership Academy at Boston College High School. The Commissioner shared stories about his life and background, answered questions from the students, and spoke to them about the importance of staying in school, working hard and achieving their goals.

BPD Photo of the Day: Commissioner Gross Meets with NYPD Intel Operations Deputy Chief Miguel Iglesias

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Earlier today, February 21, 2019, Commissioner Gross met with Deputy Chief Miguel Iglesias, the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Intel Operations and Analysis Section. After brainstorming and exchanging ideas with Chief Iglesias and other members of NYPD Intelligence, Commissioner Gross gave the visiting guests a tour of his office!

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

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.

Commissioner Gross, Bureau of Community Engagement, and CSO's Accompany City Youths for a Tour of the Harvard Club Sponsored by PAL

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On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Commissioner Gross joined members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and Community Service Officers from across the city as they accompanied 59 Boston Youths to the Harvard Club for lunch and a show! Sponsored by the Police Athletics League, the kids were treated to a performance by the Blue Man Group after having lunch with officers as well as members of the Harvard Club who shared their experiences!

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman Frank B. Callahan Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 74 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Frank B. Callahan Killed in the Line of Duty on this day 74 Years Ago: On February 19, 1945, Officer Frank B. Callahan was shot while attempting to stop a man who was running from a pawn shop on Washington Street after he had just robbed and killed the proprietor and his wife. Officer Callahan later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on February 20, 1945. 

A 26-year veteran of the department, Officer Callahan was 54-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and two children.

Officer Callahan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 2, East Line 8.

Let us never forget Officer Callahan, who chose law enforcement in order to protect and serve the community and made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Death Investigation in the area of Chelsea Street in East Boston

At about 1:55 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers assigned to A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Chelsea Street, East Boston. On arrival the officers observed an adult male suffering from a stab wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital where he was being treated for life- threatening injuries. The victim later succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 in need of emotional support or 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, February 20, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 9
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.

Officers Arrest One and Recover Stolen Motor Vehicle Following Violent Struggle in Dorchester

 

At about 10:39 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a stolen motor vehicle in the area of 17 Kenberma Road in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle they recognized as having been stolen. A query of the registration led officers to confirm the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Malden and had not yet been recovered. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator who stated he did not know who the vehicle belonged to. At this time, the operator opened the driver’s door and began exiting the vehicle. Officers told the suspect he was under arrest. The male immediately became combative and violently resisted officers attempts to place the suspect in handcuffs. Following a lengthy, violent struggle which consisted of the suspect punching and gouging officers in the face, the suspect was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Malik Johnson-Mignott, 25-years-old of Dorchester. Johnson-Mignott is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 

 

Four Juveniles Under Arrest for Unarmed Robbery in Roxbury

 

At about 9:11 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 800 Parker Street in Roxbury. While en-route to the above location, officers observed a group of males and females matching the description of the suspects who had apparently assaulted a woman, robbed her, then fled the area. As officers approached the group, additional officers tended to the victim who stated she had been attacked and robbed by four teenagers, two males and two females. The victim stated she was approached by the group while she was walking on Parker Street. The victim stated one of the males in the group shoved her to the ground before two additional members joined him in kicking the victim several times about the head and body while the fourth teen filmed the incident on a cell phone. The victim stated the suspects grabbed her cell phone and fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The statement from the victim was relayed to officers who were speaking with the group who were able to recover the victim’s cell phone from one of the teens. All four of the teens were taken into custody. While placing the suspects under arrest, officers received additional information that a second victim had also identified the group as his assailants from an earlier assault and battery in which the suspects kicked the victim before unsuccessfully attempting the steal the victim’s backpack. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 14-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 13-year-old juvenile female of Roxbury and an 11-year-old juvenile female of Dorchester. The suspects are expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit; Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot). 

 

Investigation Update: Male Suspect Wanted for South End Assault and Battery Turns Himself in to District D-4

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Investigation Update: At about 4:05 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers at the front desk of District D-4 (South End) arrested a male who had turned himself in for an assault and battery which took place on February 9, 2019 in the area of Harrison Avenue and Fay Street. The individual, identified as Michael Kenney, 40-years-old, of Weymouth was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for charges of Assault and Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Assault and Battery. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 2:45 AM on Saturday, February 9, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person screaming for help in the area of Harrison Avenue and Fay Street in the South End. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim lying on the ground in a semi-conscious state. The male was then transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers spoke to witnesses on scene who provided a description of a group of three white male suspects who were alleged to have assaulted the victim, punching him multiple times, before slamming him into the ground. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects to no avail.

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Thomas F. Rose Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 26 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Thomas F. Rose Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 26 Years Ago: On this day 26 years ago, February 19, 1993, Patrolman Thomas F. Rose shot and killed after letting an inmate out of his cell to make a phone call in the cell block of District A-1 (Downtown). Officer Rose’s murderer was convicted of the crime the same year.

A 13-year veteran of the department, Officer Rose was 42-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife, three children and a granddaughter.

Officer Rose was laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 26, West Line 9.

In Boston, a Hero Sign (see photo) is posted outside of District A-1 Station at 40 Sudbury Street in Boston to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you’re in the area, keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.

 

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Person with Complications 

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department has issued a missing person’s alert and is subsequently seeking the public’s help and assistance in efforts to locate 19-year-old Darius “Jade” Chisholm who was last seen on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at about 3:00 PM. in the area of 14 Dubois Street in Roxbury. Darius “Jade” Chisholm suffers from autism and has made suicidal threats.


Darius “Jade” Chisholm was last seen wearing glasses with blue tape on both sides, a black hat with a tan fur pom-pom, long dark orange jacket, black sweater, and brown Ugg slippers.


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing person is advised to contact District B-2 Detectives (Roxbury) at (617) 343-6694.

 

Boston 96: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 13
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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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: BPD Teams up with Girl Scout Troop for a Self Defense Class

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Officer Kenny Grubs hosted Girl Scout Troop 82487 at District B-2 (Roxbury) for (RAD) technique class.  The system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. 

The girls were excited to take part in the training and enjoyed learning drills and techniques on how to defend themselves from an attack if need be.

BPD Bids Farewell to BPD K-9 After 12 Years of Dedicated Service Protecting and Safeguarding the Citizens of Boston

BPD Bids Farewell to BPD K-9 After 12 Years of Dedicated Service to the Citizens of Boston: The men and women of the BPD would like to acknowledge and thank BPD-K9, Charlie, a beautiful black Labrador Retriever who is calling it a career and turning in his retirement papers after 12 years of protecting and serving the citizens of Boston in his role as a canine trained in both the detection of firearms and explosive devices. In fact, on Charlie’s first day as a member of the BPD K-9 Unit, he helped sniff out and recover 3 guns. Not a bad first day. And, as his handler tells it, Charlie’s first day was a prophetic indication of the long, successful career to come. On behalf of a grateful city, we say, “Thank you for always keeping us safe, Charlie.”

UPDATE: Missing Person Alert Cancelled as 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur Has Been Located

UPDATE: The missing person alert for 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur has been cancelled as Mr. Rigueur has been found safe and sound. Rigueur had been reported missing since Monday, February 18, 2019 at about 2:00AM in the area of 162 Devon Street in Dorchester and was last seen driving a 1994 Green Toyota Camry with a MA REG: 134DE2.  

The Boston Police Department is especially thankful and grateful to all who assisted in the search.

Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Elderly Dorchester Man

MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department has issued a missing person’s alert and is subsequently seeking the public’s help and assistance in efforts to locate 77-year-old Joseph Rigueur who was last seen on Monday, February 18, 2019 at about 2:00 A.M. in the area of 162 Devon Street in Dorchester and was seen driving a 1994 Green Toyota Camry with a MA REG: 134DE2.  Mr. Rigueur suffers from early signs of dementia.

Mr. Rigueur is described as black male who is approximately 5’5”.  In the past the missing person has known to drive to New Hampshire.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Rigueur is advised to contact District B-3 Detectives (Mattapan) at (617) 343-4712