One Less Gun: Juvenile Male Arrested for Warrants and Firearm Possession in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 10:40 AM on January 30, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services affected an arrest of a juvenile suspect for an outstanding warrant and firearm-related charges in the area of 9 Horan Way in District E-13 (Jamaica Plain).

Officers had been informed by DYS officers that the juvenile suspect had been seen with a firearm in his residence the previous evening. When officers arrived at the residence and placed the suspect under arrest, the suspect requested that a family member retrieve some clothes from his bedroom. Fearing the presence of a firearm, the officers conducted a protective sweep of the bedroom. The sweep revealed a loaded silver and brown Ruger MKIII Hunter .22 caliber long rifle under the juvenile’s mattress.

The officers arrested the 17-year-old juvenile male of Jamaica Plain for the outstanding warrant, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm.

 

Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 8 Shetland Street in Roxbury

At about 8:55 PM on Monday, January 26, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person down in the area of 8 Shetland Street in Roxbury.

Upon arrival in the area, officers observed a male victim, lying in the street suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.  The victim has since been identified as Charles Floyd, 28-year old, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may 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: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0


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


Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

Message to Boston Area College and University Students

Dear Students,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you have all survived the recent storm and enjoyed a short break from your studies.  I want to take this opportunity to give you some general information relative to the Boston Police Department's plan for Superbowl Sunday and ask that you take an active role in celebrating responsibly.

In the interest of general public safety, the Boston Police Department has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city due to both the Superbowl event and the recent storm.  These traffic restrictions cover many streets in/around the Brighton area, Kenmore Square, Northeastern, Faneuil Hall, and North Station areas.  Please pay close attention to the signage.  Additionally, there will be restrictions on when and where people can move about on Sunday, February 1st beginning at approximately 6:00 PM.  Kenmore Square is one area that will be shut down after the third quarter of play in the Super Bowl.  Boylston and Hemenway Streets will be affected as well.  We also want to remind you of your part in celebrating in a responsible and safe manner. The BPD will have extra patrols monitoring licensed premise locations, as well as those neighborhoods where we typically see an increase in activity.  Should you behave in a way that warrants the intervention of police because of misconduct, your name will be turned over to your respective Dean of Students for appropriate discipline. Please, if you are out and about, we ask that you also pay particular attention to vehicular traffic due to the decrease in visibility and sight lines from the snow storm.  Do not walk with headphones on, walk in single file, and pay attention to your surroundings, especially vehicular traffic.

We are fortunate to have exceptional athletic teams and the most loyal and enthusiastic fans. It is our hope that you enjoy the festivities and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner.  Please remember that there will be zero tolerance for disruptive and illegal behavior.  Keep in mind that you all play a role in our effort to ensure that the City of Boston is a shining example of stellar sports teams and their fans! Go Pats!   

Police Commissioner William Evans

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: New York Fugitive from Justice Captured in Boston

 

At about 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015, members of the Boston Police Department Fugitive Unit, New York Police Department Homicide Unit, US Marshals HIDTA Task Force (Mass), New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force, and U.S. Marshal TOG placed wanted fugitive 32-year-old Michael Blackwood under arrest in the area of 9 Draper Street in Dorchester.

When officers approached the residence and announced their presence, the suspect attempted to escape through the rear door. The officers quickly apprehended the suspect after a brief struggle. The suspect, Blackwood, was wanted out of the Bronx (NY) Supreme Court for outstanding warrants for firearm-related offenses and a violation of parole. Blackwood was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and will be extradited back to New York City.

This incident is a fine example of multi-jurisdictional cooperation between the Boston Police, U.S. Marshals, and N.Y.P.D. Excellent teamwork and communication made for the safe arrest of a very dangerous and violent individual.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Cat-Napping Burglar Caught in the Act

 

At about 4:00 AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015, officers from District C-11(Dorchester) responded to a breaking and entering in the area of 16 Greenwich Street.

The female victim walked into District C-11 to report that someone had broken into her house and was currently still there. The elderly female victim further stated she noticed the suspect in her son's room and utilized a chain and padlock to lock the suspect in the room. Officers responded to the location, approached the rear door, knocked loudly, and announced their presence. Upon receiving no response, officers utilized the keys to the padlock and opened the door. Officers located the male suspect who was lying on a couch and appeared to be sleeping. Officers attempted to wake the suspect several times to no avail. Finally the suspect awakened, jumped up and began shouting at the officers. After a brief struggle, officers were able to subdue the suspect.

The suspect, 27-year-old Rene Nguyen of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime and Resisting Arrest.

Death Investigation in the area of 8 Shetland Street, Roxbury

 

At about 8:55 PM on Monday, January 26, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person down in the area of 8 Shetland Street in Roxbury.

Upon arrival in the area, officers observed a male victim lying in the street suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may 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.

 

BPD Photo of the Day

Photos courtesy of twitter handle @PhillyIdol1017 

As the City of Boston digs out of over two feet of snow, one person took it upon himself to go the extra mile and shovel out a symbolic and sentimental piece of Boston’s history—the Boston Marathon Finish Line. One person snapped two photos of this mystery person in the act, posted them on Twitter with the hashtag “WhoShoveledTheFinishLine,” and the quest to find the chivalrous shoveler was on. The tweet has gone viral, and now many Bostonians and the BPD would like to thank the person behind keeping this landmark shining through the falling snow. 

 

Snow Emergency Declared in the City of Boston

The Boston Police Department would like to notify residents and visitors in the City of Boston that a Snow Emergency has been declared and will begin at 6:00 PM on January 26, 2015. Further information can be found at the following website:

City of Boston Snow Center

The BPD would also like to alert the public that while the enforcement of parking violations are a part of the daily duties of patrol officers, during the snow emergency, special attention will be paid to safety violations such as blocked fire hydrants, parking within fire lanes, double parking, and parking within 20 feet of an intersection. Please be advised that NO PARKING will also be enforced for all Snow Emergency Arteries, and a TRAVEL BAN has been set in place by the Massachusetts governor.

The Boston Police Department appreciates your assistance in keeping the city safe during this snow emergency!

 

New Traffic Safety Vests Provided Courtesy of the Boston Police Foundation

New Vests Courtesy of the Boston Police Foundation: Earlier this week, Wednesday, January 21, Richard Parry of the Boston Police Foundation stopped by the District A-1 (Downtown) station house bearing gifts in the form of brand, new reflective traffic safety vests. The vests – which will be distributed to BPD officers throughout the city – were purchased courtesy of funds provided by the Boston Police Foundation. In the photo, Richard Parry (far left), poses with officers from District A-1 and Deputy Colm Lydon (far right). 

Making a Difference: BPD Officers Spend the Day Reading to the Kids at the Pope John Paul II Academy in Dorchester

Deputy Baston reading to a first-grader at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy

Making a Difference: Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston and Officer Michelle Maffeo were seen recently making friends and reading books to the first-graders at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy located 790 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Said Deputy Baston, “Yet another example of the men and women of the BPD reaching out to our city’s young people, building positive relationships, collaborating with our schools and letting the kids know that we’re here to help them, not hurt them.” As for the book of choice, according to our sources, our officers read Snowmen All Year and the kids - we’re told - loved every page of it. 

BPD Investigating Multiple Shooting Incident in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain

 

BPD Investigating Multiple Shooting Incident in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 11:15pm, on Friday, January 23, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 954 Parke Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located several individuals suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Six victims (5 males/ 1 female between the ages of 18 to 22) were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. While the majority of the injuries appear to non-life threatening, one of the victims is being treated for life threatening injuries. 

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

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.

Boston Police Seeking Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Suspects Wanted in Connection to Armed Robberies in area of to 56 & 57 Stanley Street

 

Boston Police Seeking Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Suspects Wanted in Connection to Armed Robberies in area of 56 and 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in efforts to identify individuals wanted in connection to four armed robberies in the area of 56 and 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester since October 31, 2014.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the incidents are as follows:

(1) At about 3:08am, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for an armed robbery at 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a food delivery driver, who stated that he was robbed while making a food delivery to 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester. According to the driver, when he pulled up to the address, three males approached and robbed him of his food delivery. The victim states that one of the suspects motioned in such a way as if to suggest he had a weapon in his pocket although the victim says he never saw a weapon. One of the suspects was described as a heavy-set Hispanic male with a mustache wearing a black winter hat, grey hoodie and sweat pants. A second suspect was described as a black male wearing a red hoodie and jeans while the third suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie covering his face and jeans.

(2) At about 9:20pm, on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) took a report regarding an armed robbery report at 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester. The victim, a pizza delivery driver, stated that he was attempting to make a food delivery to 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester when three males approached and robbed him. One of the suspects was described as a black male in his twenties, 160lbs, 5'8” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. A second suspect was described as a black male in his twenties, 180lbs, 5'8” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants. According to the victim, the third suspect, who he could not identify, struck him from behind. Victim further states the suspects then stole his food and took off running.

(3) At about 4:00am, on November 27, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for an assault and battery in front of 57 Stanley Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers learned that the victim, a food delivery driver, had been robbed. Officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was attempting to deliver food to 57 Stanley Street when three males approached and robbed him. Suspect says the suspects were all in their early twenties and he believes one of the suspects was black while the other two were Hispanic. The victim further states that one of the suspects struck him in the head. After being struck, the suspects stole his money and food order.

(4) At about 3:43am, on Thursday, October 31, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed at the Boston Medical Center in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a food delivery driver, who states that he was stabbed in the leg, an injury deemed to be non-life threatening, while making a delivery to 56 Stanley Street.  Victim states that upon arrival, three teenaged black males approached, assaulted and robbed him of money and the food order.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives at District C-11 at (617) 343-4335.

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: Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force Recover Two Firearms and Arrest Three Suspects After a Motor Vehicle and Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

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At about 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 22, 2015 members of the Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF), along with members of the Boston Police Fugitive unit, recovered two loaded guns and several rounds of ammunition during a violent confrontation with three individuals in the area of 930 Washington Street, Dorchester.

Officers were in the area of Morton Street conducting surveillance in search of a suspect known to have outstanding warrants issued for firearm offenses. Officers observed two individuals, one of whom matched the appearance of the suspect they were seeking, exit a residence on Woodruff Way and enter a black Ford Explorer. Officers continued their surveillance of the vehicle as it traveled on Gallivan Blvd crossing Washington Street and then Dorchester Avenue. A determination was made to stop the vehicle in the area of Gallivan Blvd and Granite Avenue. The vehicle initially stopped in the McDonald's parking lot at the corner of Gallivan Blvd and Granite Avenue. However, when officers activated their emergency lights and siren and began to exit their vehicles, the suspects sped from the parking lot nearly striking the officers, who were forced to jump out of the path of the suspects’ vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle as it swerved and maneuvered with no regard for the safety and well-being of those in traffic and, subsequently, knocked over a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Gallivan Blvd and Adams Street. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the middle of the street in front of 930 Washington Street and all three occupants jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Daniel Murphy-Wilkins, ran on Washington Street to Codman Hill Avenue with officers in foot pursuit yelling, "Boston Police!!! Stop!!!” During this foot pursuit, suspect Murphy-Wilkins turned towards the officers with a firearm in his hand and pointed it directly at the officers. Officers caught up with Murphy-Wilkins and a violent struggle ensued ending with the suspect in custody and his firearm recovered. A loaded silver colored Smith & Wesson .38 was taken from the suspect. 

Officers were able to apprehend two additional suspects Tony Evans, 24, of Mattapan and Tony Harris, 25, of Everett, whom had fled the vehicle. Evans was positively identified as their initial suspect who they had under surveillance.  After retracing the route of the foot pursuit of the suspects, a second firearm described as a Jimenez Arms 9MM with a large capacity magazine attached was also recovered.

Suspect #1: Daniel Murphy-Wilkins, 30 of Roxbury was charged with: Refusal to Submit, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit: Motor Vehicle, Malicious Destruction of Property -three counts, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit: Handgun , Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Resisting Arrest.    

Suspect #2: Tony Harris was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal Level 3

Suspect #3: Tony Evans was charged with Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal Level 3.

All three suspects were expected in Dorchester District Court today. 

Said Commissioner William Evans, “My officers continue to take illegal guns out of our neighborhoods under what we can see are often tremendously violent and aggressive circumstances.  They continue to demonstrate enormous restraint when faced with situations where lethal force would be justified.”

One Less Gun: Search Warrant Enables BPD Neighborhood Drug Control Unit to Arrest One, Seize a Gun and Illegal Narcotics in the South End

One Less Gun: Search Warrant Enables BPD Neighborhood Drug Control Unit to Arrest One, Seize a Gun and Illegal Narcotics - At about 12:30pm, on January 22, 2015, Neighborhood Drug Control Unit officers executed a search warrant for an individual by the name of Tyrone Rogers at a location listed as 21 Hammond Street in Boston. While conducting surveillance of the area, officers observed the suspect exit the above-mentioned location. Upon seeing the suspect, officers approached the suspect and informed him that they were in possession of two search warrants: one for his person and the other for his residence. When asked if he had anything in the way of illegal narcotics on his person or in his residence, the suspect stated that there were some things he shouldn’t have, referring to illegal narcotics, in his place of residence. At this time, officers peacefully entered 21 Hammond Street. Once inside, officers located and recovered several plastic bags of a Class A Drug (heroin), several rounds of ammunition and a single barrel shotgun. 

Officers arrested Tyrone Rogers, 42, of Boston and charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug (heroin) and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

Lester Rogers, 72, of Boston was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 2
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3
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: BPD Drug Unit Officers and Detectives Dismantle Clandestine Drug Lab in Allston

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On Friday January 16, 2015, Officers of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit and Detectives from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to 9 Weitz Street, Allston to execute a search warrant that was obtained after a lengthy investigation in to the sale of illegal drugs. Investigators made a peaceful entry into the residence and discovered several items consistent with the illegal selling and packaging of drugs. Detectives also observed equipment in the home that they believed was being used to manufacture Butane Hash Oil (BHO). Based on these observations, Detectives contacted two Boston Police Drug Unit investigators who are both members of the DEA Clandestine Lab Entry and Investigation Team. Thos officers responded and confirmed that the items present in the residence were in fact being used to produce BHO. The clandestine lab was dismantled and rendered safe by the BPD specialists. During the execution of the warrant officers recovered and seized a significant amount of what was believed to be marijuana, equipment for the production and sale of Butane Hash Oil (BHO), a quantity of BHO, and a significant amount of US currency. Also seized was an amount of what was believed to Psilosiben Mushrooms and a quantity of pills.  

Arrested was a 28-year-old Allston man and charged with the following: Possession of Class D, Marijuana, with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class C, Psilocybin Mushroom with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class E (unknown white pills) with Intent to Distribute and Manufacturing Class C, Butane Hash Oil (BHO). He was be arraigned in Brighton District Court.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest One & Recover Two Firearms in Roxbury

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest One & Recover Two Firearms in Roxbury - At about 12:12pm, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Holworthy Street due to recent reports of firearm activity when officers observed three individuals leaving a property where ‘No Trespassing’ signs were clearly and prominently displayed on the front of the building. When officers engaged the individuals and asked if anyone lived at the location, all three responded that they did not. In light of the above information, officers asked if any of the individuals were in possession of any weapons. Upon hearing this question, one of individuals took off running. While running behind the individual, officers noted that the suspect was grabbing and clutching at his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspect. A pat frisk of the suspect showed that he was not in possession of any weapons. However, officers were able to locate two firearms (see enclose photo) lying on the ground in the rear of 132 Harrishof Street after retracing the steps taken by the suspect during the foot chase.  

Specifically, officers recovered two loaded firearms: (1) a Taurus .380 Millenium PT 138 and (2) a Ruger .22 Revolver.        

Officers arrested Jerry Gray, 18, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm. 

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 11
Commercial Break-ins: 11

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.