#ICYMI: Iconic BPD Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan Talks Retirement, Risotto and Chocolate Pudding with WCVB's Maria Stephanos

#ICYMI: Almost 5 years ago, BPD Officer Steve Horgan became a cherished part of @RedSox history when he struck a pose few will ever forget during Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS vs the Detroit Tigers. This year signals Steve's last in a Boston Police uniform and the Red Sox bullpen. Earlier tonight, he sat down with @WCVB @mariastephanos to talk retirement and the culinary quest the iconic #BPD Bullpen Cop hopes to pursue when his policing days are over.

To watch the full story as it appeared on WCVB Channel 5, please click on enclosed link:

http://www.wcvb.com/article/meet-the-boston-bullpen-cop-remembered-for-epic-red-sox-playoff-gesture/20903223

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning 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: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Place Suspect in Custody after Recovering Loaded Firearm during Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 6:40 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 37 Howe Street in Dorchester. Officers arrested Nickhlas Simpson, 24, of Dorchester, without incident after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen out of Portsmouth, Virginia. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing.

BPD in the Community: Boston Bruins Donate Close to $80,000 of Street Hockey Equipment to Boston Public Schools

BPD in the Community: Boston Bruins Donate Close to $80,000 of Street Hockey Equipment to Boston Public Schools

Today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Mayor Marty Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans, Boston Bruin Matt Grzelcyk and Delaware North CEO Charlie Jacobs stopped by the James F. Condon in South Boston to donate close to $80,000 worth of street hockey equipment to be shared and distributed to elementary schools throughout the city. The donated equipment is part of a larger effort by the Boston Bruins B-Fit Program to support and stress the importance of physical fitness and nutrition for our city’s young people.

Said Mayor Marty Walsh, “We’re so grateful to the Bruins organization for their contribution to our schools’ physical education programs, which will help to build a foundation for students to have an active, healthy future.” Commissioner Evans, an avid marathoner whose run over 50 marathons, also took the time to talk to the kids about the need to stay in shape.

Said Commissioner Evans, “Whether you’re a Boston Police Officer or Boston Bruin, it’s no secret that staying in shape and eating healthy makes all the difference as it relates to you being the best you can be. For me, running marathons has kept me in shape and made me a better police officer. And, for you, staying in shape is going to keep you strong, keep you out of trouble and keep you in school.” Boston Bruin defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, a Charlestown native, offered the following, “I grew up in Charlestown, so it personally means a lot to be part of this event. The Bruins donating this equipment to the kids of the City of Boston is such a great way for our organization to give back to the community.” Since 2016, the Boston Bruins B-Fit School Assembly Program has donated over 100,000 street hockey sticks to schools and community centers around New England.

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Capitol Coffee House on Beacon Hill

Thanks to all those who stopped by #CoffeeWithaCop at the Capitol Coffee House located at 122 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill. Our officers had a wonderful time hearing your concerns, shaking hands, and making new friends and allies in our ongoing efforts to protect and serve the wonderful citizens in our fine city. This summer, as in summers past, the men and women of the BPD will be hosting Coffee with a Cop gatherings all over the city with the sole goal of building better relationships, trust and familiarity with the people who count on us to keep them safe. Your safety is our highest priority.   

Six Suspects Under Arrest after Joint Investigation into Fraudulent Prescriptions

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Boston Police Drug Control Unit, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office into fraudulent prescriptions, six suspects have been arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs.

Glendalys Santiago, 28, of Mattapan, Jacqueline Otero-Diaz, 33, of Brighton, Jean Triolet, 49, of Brighton, Dwayne Johnson, 36, of Brighton, Jillian Curran, 28, of Brighton, and Jose Santiago, 23, of Brighton, will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court later today.

One Less Gun: Sixteen-year-old Suspect in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

 

At about 1:27 AM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) placed a juvenile female in custody on firearm related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of 4 Sargent Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a car for an equipment violation and were speaking with the operator when their attention was drawn to the front seat passenger, later identified as a 16-year-old female from Dorchester. When the officers approached to speak with the passenger, they observed a firearm sticking out of her purse. The officers removed both parties and secured the firearm which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Hi Point model C9 handgun which had previously been reported stolen. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. The operator was issued a citation for the equipment violation and released from the scene.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I find it deeply troubling to see a young girl out so late, on a school night no less, carrying a loaded gun, either for herself or holding on to it in order to take the blame for someone else.”

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

 

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 11
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 19

Residential Break-ins: 10
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.

Coffee with a Cop is Coming to the Capitol Coffee House on Beacon Hill!

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The men and women of the Boston Police Department invite you to join us for the next Coffee with a Cop event in District A-1 (Downtown) on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at the Capitol Coffee House. Come get to know the officers protecting and serving your community. Our officers can't wait to meet you. All are welcome, and the coffee is free!!! Not a bad deal. See you there!!!

One Less Gun: BPD's Youth Violence Strike Force Arrests One Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm

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At about 10:36 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested one suspect during an ongoing investigation in the area of Levant Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester.

Officers observed a white motor vehicle come to a stop on Levant Street and observed the suspect, later identified as Gelson Barbosa, 21, of Dorchester, exiting from the passenger side of the motor vehicle. Upon seeing the officers, Barbosa quickly turned and placed both hands in the front area of his waist and began to hunch forward. Officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver from the front of Barbosa's waist.

Gelson Barbosa was arrested without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense.

Commissioner Evans Says Combination of Community Support and Quick Response by BPD Officers Preceded the Arrest of 2 Suspects Wanted for a Non-fatal Shooting in Dorchester

Commissioner Evans Says Combination of Community Support and Quick Response by BPD Officers Made All the Difference in the Arrest of 2 Suspects Wanted in Connection to a Non-fatal Shooting in Dorchester:  At about 4:25pm, on Monday, May 21, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 74 Whitten Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Officers also learned that, although the victim was found in area of 74 Whitten Street, the original incident occurred in the area of 397 Centre Street. Meanwhile, the victim, suffering a non-life threatening injury, was transported to an area hospital for further treatment of his injury. Officers responding to the scene within minutes of the initial call quickly learned that the suspects responsible for the shooting were seen fleeing the area while riding a white motor scooter. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. Within minutes, officers learned that a white motor scooter ridden by two occupants had been involved in a minor motor vehicle accident in the area of Gibson and Sturtevant Streets. Officers also learned that the suspects were seen attempting to carjack a vehicle in the area. Responding officers quickly observed two individuals who matched the descriptions of the suspects running from the scene. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to chase down and apprehend both suspects. Moreover, two firearms were recovered from the scene (see photos). 

Kevin Woods, 19, of Boston and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Boston are both charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm with 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Carjacking. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.    

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t say enough about the outstanding cooperation between community members and my officers that led to the swift arrests of the suspects wanted in connection to this incident. Within minutes of the original call, thanks to community members willing to share information, my officers knew who they were looking for and had a description of the two suspects responsible for the non-fatal shooting. In policing, we always talk about the importance of community cooperation when solving crime and, today, there’s no doubt that community cooperation coupled with my officers’ quick response made all the difference in the apprehension of two individuals who through their brazen behavior showed a complete and utter disregard for the safety of all who happened to be in the area at the time of the shooting.” 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, May 18, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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.

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm Inside Stolen Motor Vehicle in Dorchester

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At about 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects on firearm and motor vehicle related charges during an investigation in the area of 47 Mount Ida Road in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a stolen Honda Civic and removed the operator, Brian Ortiz, 18, of Dorchester and passenger, Romeo Miller, 20, of Mattapan, at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Lorcin model L380 handgun from inside the vehicle. Both suspects were placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

UPDATE: Two Suspects in Custody in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 112 Wayland Street in Dorchester

Earlier today, on Saturday May, 19, 2018. members of the BPD Homicide Unit and BPD Fugitive Unit located and arrested two suspects wanted in connection to the murder of Michael Ross.

Dawon Wright, 22, of Dorchester, and Dario Baxter, 21, of Lynn, are now in police custody and scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court on Monday May 21, 2018. Wright will be charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Baxter will be charged with Murder and Accessory After the Fact.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding this investigation are as follows:

At about 9:11 AM on Friday, March 30, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 120 Quincy Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim, later identified as Michael Ross, 34, of Dorchester, in the area of 112 Wayland Street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. 

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to praise the unyielding effort and dedication of my investigators and officers who worked tirelessly to ensure that these two violent criminals will now be brought to justice. I specifically want to commend my Homicide Detectives for their work on this case which led to these suspects being identified and charged. I would also like to commend my officers in the Fugitive Unit for successfully locating and arresting both suspects within 24 hours of their warrants being issued. I can only hope that news of these arrests can bring some small level of comfort to the family, friends and loved ones of Michael Ross.”

Keeping Boston Safe: Three in Custody after Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs, Money and a Gun in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 10:00 AM on Friday, May 18, 2018, officers assigned to the District B-2 (Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 28 Greenwood Street in Dorchester. As a result of their efforts, the officers were able to safely locate and recover a loaded .25 caliber Fabrique Nationale handgun (see photo), several bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale and over twelve hundred dollars in US Currency. While still on scene, officers arrested Michael Wells, 29, of Randolph, Marc Wells, 28, of Randolph and William Allen, 23, of Mattapan without incident.

All three suspects are scheduled to appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment and will face the following charges:

  • Michael Wells will be charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (crack cocaine).
  • Marc Wells will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (crack cocaine).
  • William Allen will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by the Americano Espresso Bar in East Boston

BPD in the Community: To everybody who stopped by #CoffeeWithaCop at the Americano Espresso Bar located at 155 Meridian Street in East Boston, we say, “Thank you for helping us make Boston one of the safest big cities in America.” Our officers had a wonderful time hearing your concerns, shaking hands, serving up pastry and making new friends and allies in our ongoing efforts to protect and serve our fine city. This summer, as in summers past, the men and women of the BPD will be hosting Coffee with a Cop gatherings all over the city with the sole goal of building better relationships, trust and familiarity with the people who count on us to keep them safe. Your safety is our highest priority.