Death Investigation in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

 

At about 8:17 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester in District B-3 (Mattapan).

Officers observed a female victim in her early 20’s outside the above suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

Alert officers observed three individuals running from the shooting scene on foot. Officers pursued these individuals and, with the assistance of additional responding officers, were able to detain them a short distance away. A firearm was also recovered near the scene.

A second female victim in her early 20’s suffering from what appeared to be non-life-threatening gunshot injuries was also found in the area of 783 Blue Hill Avenue. This victim was transported by Boston EMS to Carney Hospital.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Two Illegal Firearms Recovered in Dorchester

At about 9:35 PM on Friday, August 22, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest of two suspects for firearm-related charges in the area of 45 Centre Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).

While on patrol in the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue, officers received a radio call for a fight inside Mayor Menino Park. Officers were on scene seconds after the broadcast and observed only two males walking through the park. As officers approached the individuals, the males immediately made moves to evade the officers. As the males fled, an officer observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the waistband of one of the individuals.

The two suspects split up, and officers pursued them on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend both suspects. A search of the suspects’ flight paths revealed a loaded black and silver Phoenix Arms “Model HP22” .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a bush near 45 Centre Street, as well as a loaded black Beretta “Mod 950BS” .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a yard near 54 Lithgow Street. Both firearms were recovered and processed by police.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Parrish of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), and Armed Career Criminal Level II (having been previously convicted of drug and firearm related charges).

Thirty-five-year-old Antonio Oliver of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Armed Career Criminal Level II (having been previously convicted of drug and assault and battery related charges).

Missing Person Alert for Antonio Perez Recinos

MISSING PERSON: Antonio Recinos

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in their efforts to locate 81 year-old Antonio Perez Recinos who was last seen in the area of 329 N. Harvard Street in Brighton early this morning (Friday, August 22, 2014) at approximately 6:00am. When last seen, Mr. Recinos was wearing a black cap with a red heart on it, green shirt, black slacks and brown shoes. Mr. Recinos is visiting from Guatemala and speaks limited to no English. He has a slim build, is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs 120 lbs. Anyone who sees Mr. Recinos is asked to call District D-14 detectives at (617) 343-4256. 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).

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Nab Known Breaking and Entering Suspect in the Fenway

 

At about 2:50 AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) made an onsite arrest of a suspect for breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the area of 108 Jersey Street.

While on patrol in the Fenway neighborhood, officers observed a gray Jeep Wrangler with its rear driver side soft-top window ajar. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a male inside rummaging around in the back seat. The officers engaged the male in conversation and were told that the vehicle did not belong to him. When officers requested the male to exit the vehicle, he at first refused, but then abruptly ran out the passenger side door and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and ultimately apprehended the suspect a short distance away.

Officers arrested 39-year-old Mark Coburn of Boston for Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle; Nighttime, as well as an outstanding default warrant for a similar charge.

BPD Seeks Public's Assistance in Efforts to Identify Four Individuals in Connection with a Breaking & Entering of a Jewelry Store in Dorchester

At about 3:33 PM on Monday, August 11, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 1283 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who claimed that a male entered the store, and upon inspecting the store, the male claimed that he did not want to purchase any items. As the individual left the store, he appeared to leave the door propped open allowing the entry of two males and a female. The two males and female then began to smash the cases and ultimately removed an undisclosed amount of jewelry valued at approximately $20,000.00.

The suspects (pictured above) are described as:

  1. Hispanic female, dark hair, wearing a maroon shirt with a #9 printed on the front, and white shorts.
  2. White male, facial hair, wearing a gray t-shirt, black gloves, and carrying a hammer.
  3. Hispanic male, dark short hair, dark sunglasses, wearing a light blue shirt, and khaki shorts. 
  4. White male wearing a baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and khaki shorts.

The individuals fled the scene in a green Toyota Camry and a black Volvo SUV in an unknown direction.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 (Dorchester) detectives at 617-343-4335.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

 

One Less Gun: Investigation Leads Officers to Arrest One and Recover One Illegal Firearm in East Boston

 

At about 11:20 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, members of the Drug Control Unit in District A-7 (East Boston) affected an onsite arrest of a suspect for drug and firearm related charges in the area of Maverick Square.

After extensive surveillance of several individuals known to police officers for their involvement in street level drug activity, officers witnessed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction and conducted a stop of the suspects. Due to the movements of one suspect, officers believed the individual may be in possession of a weapon and performed a pat frisk. The frisk allowed officers to recover a loaded black Ruger 380 Model LCP in the suspect’s waistband. The suspect could not produce a license to carry the firearm, and further investigation revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen out of South Carolina.

An additional search of the suspect yielded several plastic bags of heroin and cocaine packaged in a manner consistent with drug distribution, as well as several cell phones and a large amount of cash.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Pedro D. Benitiz of Malden for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm While in Commission of a Felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Substance (2nd & Subsequent), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance(2nd & Subsequent), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Substance (100’ Park Zone), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance (100’ Park Zone), Armed Career Criminal Level III, and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 11

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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One After Break-In to Dunkin Donuts in Roslindale

 

At about 1:07 AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a commercial alarm at the Dunkin Donuts in the area of 4610 Washington Street, Roslindale.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the drive-through window had been smashed with a rock. As the officers made their way to the rear of the establishment, they observed a male running from the building. The officers broadcast the description of the suspect and pursued him on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect hiding in the heavy leaves and brush between two buildings a short distance away.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Nestor Reyes of Roslindale for Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to Commit a Felony, as well as an active outstanding warrant. Evidence of the Dunkin Donuts break-in was found on Reyes's person during the booking process.

 

Quick Action Allow Police to Immediately Arrest One Suspect and Recover a Firearm after Shooting on Dorchester Avenue

 

At about 7:37PM, on August 20, 2014 officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) observed shots being fired in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station.

Officers immediately chased the male suspect on foot and apprehended him outside 14 Alban Street.  Balfour McLean, 22-years- old, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition.  Officers were also able to recover a Ruger 357 firearm that the suspect had discarded during the chase. 

A 24-year-old male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

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

 

At about 11:50 AM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 2360 Washington Street in Roxbury.

Officers on directed patrol in the area were conducting a firearm investigation when they observed the male suspect exit a store in the area. As officers approached the individual, who was believed to be in possession of an illegal firearm, they conducted a pat frisk of the male. The search allowed officers to recover a High Point model 09 9MM semi-automatic pistol loaded with seven live rounds of ammunition.

Officers arrested 35-year-old Anthony Saucer of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Level III Armed Career Criminal.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Five Juveniles for Armed Robbery in Hyde Park

 

At about 4:58 PM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of Business Street and Reservation Road in Hyde Park.

On arrival, officers observed two young males fleeing the area on bicycles. As officers gave chase to the individuals, another male suspect dropped his bicycle and fled on foot towards Smith Road and Enneking Parkway. Officers were able to apprehend the three individuals who had fled as well as two additional suspects. Officers then spoke to one of the victims who stated that he was approached by one of the individuals who demanded his cell phone whilst waving a knife at the victim. Most of the victim’s possessions were recovered, but officers were unable to locate the suspect responsible for stealing the victim’s sneakers. 

Officers arrested five juvenile males with ages ranging from 12-15 years old, all are charged with Delinquent to Wit: Armed Robbery, Intent to Rob while Armed, and Assault and Battery (Injuries).

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 7
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.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Fenway Park

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

Prior to last night’s game (August 18, 2014) against the Anaheim Angels, the Boston Red Sox honored and recognized law enforcement officers on the federal, state and local level on a night dedicated to thanking law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifice to our region. As a part of the pre-game ceremonies, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross was asked to paint the rubber on the pitcher’s mound, the Boston Police Honor Guard was asked to display our nation’s colors and a bobblehead doll dedicated to Boston Police Officer & Sox Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan was passed out to the first thousand fans to pass through the gates at Fenway Park prior to the start of the game between the Red Sox and the Angels.

 

Red Sox Honor Boston Police Officer & Sox Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan with his own Bobblehead Doll

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any more eventful for Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan – along comes Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Fenway Park and the decision by the Red Sox brass to honor Police Officer Steve Horgan with his very own bobblehead collectible doll. Said Horgan, “I can’t thank the Red Sox enough for this very special honor. It’s fantastic.” Horgan will forever be remembered for his decision to raise his arms as if signaling a touchdown upon seeing David “Big Papi” Ortiz belt a game-tying grand slam in the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. The image of Officer Horgan’s reaction is one Red Sox fans will not soon forget and - thanks to the Red Sox – a thousand lucky fans left Fenway Park last night with a bobblehead doll forever immortalizing Horgan’s decision to celebrate Big Papi’s game-tying grand slam.