One Less Gun:  In Less Than Six Hours BPD Officers Arrest Five Suspects While Recovering Three Loaded Firearms During Three Separate Incidents in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury

INCIDENT #1:  At about 1:45 PM on Monday June 26, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects and recovered a loaded firearm after responding to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 8 Evans Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located the victim who stated that he had just been robbed at gun point by three male suspects and that they had run into a nearby building located at 30 Dyer Street. Additional responding units set a perimeter and entered the building at which time they located Teshawn Hector-Coleman, 18, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old male from Mattapan who were both positively identified and placed in custody without incident. The third suspect who was observed brandishing a firearm during the robbery was not located after an exhaustive search. Officers later located and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun with an obliterated serial number which had been discarded behind the building. The juvenile suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court and will be charged with Delinquent to Wit: Armed Robbery and Breaking & Entering.  Hector-Coleman will appear in Dorchester District Court and will be charged with Armed Robbery Breaking & Entering of a Dwelling.

INCIDENT #2:  At about 3:30 PM Monday June 26, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male from Mattapan on firearm related charges as part of an ongoing investigation after performing a traffic stop in the area of Park Street and Geneva Avenue. The officers stopped a car that was operating as a ride sharing service in order to approach the suspect who was a passenger inside the vehicle. As the officers approached, the suspect immediately jumped out of the car and began running while clutching at the waistband area of his shorts. The officers pursued the suspect for several blocks until he suddenly stopped and turned back towards them while reaching for the handle of a firearm which the officers could now see protruding from his shorts. The officers quickly and aggressively placed the suspect in custody and recovered what was later determined to be a fully loaded .357 magnum revolver. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

INCIDENT #3:  At about 7:15 PM on Monday June 26, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) and the District B-2 Drug Control Unit made an onsite firearm arrest after conducting a motor vehicle stop as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 1990 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were aware that the target of their investigation, Jose Rosa, 27, of Roxbury, was in possession of a firearm and was a passenger inside the vehicle that they had stopped. When the officers approached, the suspect attempted to exit the vehicle and flee on foot at which time a violent struggle ensued. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody and then removed the driver, later identified as a 17-year-old from Roxbury, at which time they observed a firearm inside the vehicle. The officers then placed the juvenile suspect in custody without incident. As the officers were securing their prisoners for transport and attempting to process the vehicle which still had the firearm inside of it, a crowd of more than twenty people began to gather around the officers, yelling angrily and filming them on hand held devices while in close proximity to the suspect vehicle. The officers were forced to relocate the suspect vehicle to another location where it could be processed safely at which time they recovered the firearm which was found to be a loaded .380 caliber Kel Tec handgun and two plastic bags containing 46 grams of heroin. The juvenile suspect will be charged in Roxbury Juvenile Court with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class A Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  Rosa will be charged in Roxbury District Court with Trafficking Class A Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and Resisting Arrest. One officer sustained a minor injury while placing Rosa under arrest and was later treated and released from an area hospital.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
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

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Second Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 165 Delhi Street in Mattapan

 

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Second Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 165 Delhi Street in Mattapan: Two days after making an arrest in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Javoni Boyd, investigators have now arrested a second suspect who is also charged with murder. At about 6:00 AM on Tuesday June 27, 2017, members of the BPD Homicide and Fugitive Apprehension Units located and arrested Kijana Walker, 20, of Dorchester, in the area of Greenock Street in Dorchester as a result of their ongoing investigation.  The suspect will be arraigned on a murder charge later today in Dorchester District Court.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:

At about 7:00PM, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 165 Delhi Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Despite this latest arrest, the Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 1357 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan

 

Death Investigation in the area of 1357 Blue Hill Ave: At about 6:27pm, on Monday, June 26, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1357 Blue Hill Ave. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his 30's, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

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.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 9

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 24

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 10

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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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Off-Duty Officer Nabs Restaurant Burglar in Hyde Park

 

At about 5:30 AM on Sunday, June 25, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering report in the area of 2261 Dorchester Avenue at Ester Restaurant.

The officers were informed that sometime during the early morning hours, three unknown male suspects in hoodies smashed the lock and glass door to the restaurant with a sledge hammer and crow bar and stole a large safe from the restaurant. The incident was caught on surveillance video, and the suspect description was broadcast on the police radio.

At approximately 7:15 AM that same morning, an off-duty Boston Police officer on his way to work observed three males and two cars parked on the side of road near a marshy area on Enneking/Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park. One of the males appeared to be a “lookout” while the two other males struggled with a large object in the backseat of the vehicle parked close to the marshy waters. Based on the officer’s training and experience, as well as his knowledge of the area, the officer broadcast his location and observations and turned his vehicle around to further investigate. When the officer approached in full uniform, two of the males fled in a black vehicle while the third attempted to flee in the white vehicle with the large object in the backseat. The officer was able to block the white car from leaving, and as additional officers arrived, they apprehended the male without further incident. Inside the suspect’s car, officers observed the stolen safe and the burglarious tools used to break into Ester Restaurant. Officers arrested the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Raheem Rivera of Dorchester, and charged him with Buying/Receiving Stolen Property, Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime, and Possession of Burglarious Tools. Detectives continue to seek the additional two suspects.
 

BPD in the News: BPD Officers "Buzz Off" for Cancer

Yesterday, Boston Police officers got a cool, clean shave for the summer in order to raise money for a good cause. As part of the annual Buzz Off For Kids event by One Mission, the officers buzzed each other's hair off to show solidarity for kids with cancer who may not have a choice about their hairstyle. For the full video, click on the CBS Boston link.
 

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 165 Delhi Street in Mattapan

 

Less than two weeks after the shooting death of 19-year-old Javoni Boyd, BPD Homicide Detectives have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to his death. On Sunday, June 25, 2017, after an extensive and comprehensive investigation, members of the BPD's Homcide and Fugitive Apprehension Units located and arrested Jakyres McKinney, 25, of Boston and charged him with Murder. McKinney is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to commend my investigators for all of their hard work and long hours put into making this arrest. I also want to thank all the community members who provided help and made calls to our anonymous tip line. Nobody has the right to take the life of another in our city, and, when that happens, my officers never rest or stop searching until the person responsible is in police custody. To the family of Javoni Boyd, it is my sincere hope that the news of this arrest will bring with it some small level of closure and comfort.”  

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:

At about 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 165 Delhi Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim who appeared to be in his early twenties suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Despite today’s arrest, the Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.

Missing Person Alert: Gussie Hicks

The Boston Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in efforts to locate a missing eighty-two-year-old woman who suffers from dementia. Ms. Gussie Hicks is described as a black female, 5'07, 180 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a floral-patterned skirt and walking with the assistance of a silver cane. Ms. Hicks went missing at about 7:45 PM on Saturday June 24, 2017, in the area of 2262 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. She has gone missing in the past and was located safely on those occasions in Mattapan and South Boston.

Anyone with information regarding Ms. Gussie Hicks is urged to contact District C-11 Detectives at (617) 343-4335.

One Less Gun: BPD Gang Unit Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms While Placing Three Suspects in Custody During Two Separate Incidents Within Seven Hours

FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 6:40 PM on Friday June 23, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 241 Maverick Street in East Boston. Based upon information from an ongoing investigation, officers were aware that Alfredo Andrade-Ascencio, 23, of East Boston, was in possession of an illegal firearm. Officers were able to locate the suspect and place him in custody without incident at which time they safely recovered a loaded 9mm Luger Model C9 handgun from inside a back pack that the suspect had been carrying at the time. The suspect will appear in East Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

FIREARMS SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

FIREARMS SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 1:40 AM on Saturday June 24, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects and recovered two loaded firearms after performing a traffic stop in the area of 106 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. As the officers were approaching the vehicle, they observed the driver, later identified as Kelvin Jones, 22, of Dorchester, and passenger, Antauwn James, 26, of Roxbury, attempting to quickly hide an unknown object in the glove compartment. Officers removed both parties and performed a pat frisk of the vehicle which led to the recovery of two loaded firearms from inside the glove compartment. The weapons were later found to be a 9mm Smith & Wesson Model SD9VE handgun and a .40 caliber Glock Model 23 handgun with a high capacity magazine. Both suspects were quickly placed in custody and will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Kelvin Jones will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Antauwn James will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal, Level 1.

BPD Academy Class 56-16 Hits the Streets with a Special Child in their Hearts

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, seventy recruits from Boston Police Academy Class 56-16 took an oath to protect and serve, fifty-six of them for the City of Boston. As they stepped off the stage as fully sworn police officers, they will take with them the memory of a very special young boy, honorary Boston Police Officer Kolton Hessman. Young 3-year-old Kolton recently passed away from Congenital Heart Disease while waiting for a heart transplant, but only after BPD Academy Instructor Officer Kevin Welsh and the recruits of Academy Class 56-16 took a special interest in Kolton, sending him BPD patches and gifts to his home in Tennessee and raising money for Kolton's family. Last month, Kolton was posthumously sworn as an honorary Boston Police Officer in an emotional ceremony with Class 56-16, a ceremony indicative of an eternal bond between these recruits and little Kolton. As the recruits hit the streets tomorrow, Saturday, June 24, 2017, they will surely carry with them Officer Hessman’s memory.

BPD in the News: Commissioner Evans Had an Awesome Time Zip-Tripping with Boston25 News this Morning!

A big thank you to Boston25 News for having Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and the BPD officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) on TV this morning while they Zip-Tripped to West Roxbury! As you can see from the pictures, the Commissioner had an awesome time meeting everyone there and even tried to recruit a big, lovable, 190-pound dog to our K-9 unit! 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 23, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Catch Graffiti Vandal Can in Hand on District D-14 in Brighton

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Catch Graffiti Vandal Can in Hand in Brighton: About 1:30am, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) were on directed patrol in the area of Harvard Ave due to several community complaints relative to an increase of graffiti incidents in the area. While on foot patrol, officers observed a white male in the rear of Five Guys Restaurant at 1223 Commonwealth Ave spraying painting or tagging a wall (see attached photo) with what appeared to be black spray paint. Officers approached the suspect, identified themselves as Boston Police Officers and informed the suspect that community members were not happy with the increased levels of graffiti in the area.

As such, officers arrested Jackson Elliott, 27, of Brighton and charged him with Damage to Property by Graffiti/Tagging. Additionally, the suspect was also charged in connection to another incident in the area of 125 Harvard Ave.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

One Less Gun: Drug Unit and District C-11 Officers Disarm Suspect After Violent Struggle

ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:15 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, officers assigned to the City-wide Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of Acadia Street and Adams Street in District C-11 (Dorchester). During the course of this investigation, officers made observations of an individual exhibiting behavior consistent with a person who may be carrying a gun. Additional officers were called to assist as the Drug Unit officers attempted to stop the suspect. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was stopped a short distance away, but violently resisted the officers and a physical struggle ensued. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect into handcuffs, and during a pat frisk, recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson Lady Smith .32 Magnum revolver from the suspect.

“These officers used tremendous restraint when confronting a very dangerous armed individual,” said Commissioner Evans. “Taking guns off the streets has been my number one priority. There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of these officers saved lives, perhaps even that of the suspect.”

Officers arrested 26-year-old Sherome Pight of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded FirearmPossession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
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.