BPD Photo of the Day

Photo Courtesy of the Boston Herald

“Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” In this photo taken by a Boston Herald photographer in 1992 when “Sesame Street Live” came to the Garden, Boston Police Officer (now Lieutenant) Keith Dalrymple appears to be giving directions to a couple of very high-profile Boston tourists, Bert and Ernie! Over twenty years later, Bert, Ernie, and the lieutenant amazingly appear to have not aged a day!

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One Less Gun: Officers Catch Juvenile Red-Handed with Firearm in East Boston; BPD's Fourth Seized Gun in Less than 24 Hours

In addition to the three firearms that BPD officers took off the streets of Boston during search warrants executed in the early morning hours on Friday, February 27, 2015, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) recovered a fourth firearm and arrested two suspects during several drug transactions on Friday evening. The facts of the incident are as follows:

At about 6:15 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance in the Maverick Square/Jeffries Point Area of East Boston due to numerous complaints of drug activity and an earlier call for shots fired in the area of 152 Sumner Street.

As officers patrolled the area, their attention was drawn to the suspicious behavior of an unknown black male, later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile from East Boston, in the area of 37 Lamson Street. As the officers continued to monitor this juvenile, they observed him enter a dark vehicle, make what the officers believed to be a street-level drug transaction, then exit the car after a short drive around the block. Officers were able to stop the operator of the vehicle and recover drugs that were observed in plain sight. The operator of the vehicle, 29-year-old Daniel Frometa of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with Possession of Class A Drugs.

Meanwhile, as officers continued to monitor the juvenile, they observed him meet a third male known to officers from previous drug investigations. At this time, the juvenile made motions consistent with another street-level drug transaction. As officers approached, the juvenile made gestures consistent with those of a person who may be armed. Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers conducted a frisk of the juvenile and recovered a loaded silver and black AMT .45 caliber firearm.

The juvenile was placed under arrest and charged with Delinquint to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Distribution of Class A Drugs (Heroin). During the booking process, officers also recovered a plastic bag containing marijuana, and the juvenile was issued a civil citation for the infraction.

Keeping Boston Safe: Lengthy Investigation by BPD Results in Guns & Drugs Off the Streets

Yesterday, Friday, February 27, 2015, members of the Boston Police Department saw to fruition several lengthy investigations that allowed officers to confiscate multiple guns and large quantities of drugs, as well as shut down an active drug business in the City of Boston. The facts and circumstances are as follows:

 

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 27, 2015, with the assistance of BPD SWAT, members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant after a lengthy investigation in the area of 11 Woodbine Street in Roxbury.

Seized and recovered as a result of this warrant were:

  • One Sig Sauer 9mm firearm loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition
  • Eighty-three rounds of .30 caliber Carbine ammunition
  • Marijuana
  • Crack Cocaine

Twenty-four-year-old John Pelzer of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Twenty-one-year-old Xavier Niles-Charles of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

A third suspect was summons to court for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

Shortly after the above incident, on the morning of Friday, February 27, 2015, members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit, and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) executed multiple search warrants as part of a two-month long drug investigation of a citywide drug distribution ring in the areas of 91 Esmond Street in Dorchester and 108 Greenfield Road in Mattapan.

During the execution of these warrants, officers recovered and seized the following:

  • Over 300 grams of heroin
  • Over 50 grams of cocaine
  • A quantity of marijuana
  • Percocet pills
  • Steroids
  • One loaded Ruger 9mm pistol (previously reported stolen) with three magazines
  • One loaded 380 caliber Bersa pistol with one magazine
  • Approximately 200 rounds of 9mm and 380 ammunition
  • Over $13,000 United States Currency
  • Personal papers belonging to the suspects
  • Cell phones
  • Legers
  • Packaging materials
  • Other drug paraphernalia

Officers arrested six individuals with extensive criminal histories in relation to these warrants. The individuals and their charges are as follows:

Thirty-two-year-old Angel Santiago (AKA Jose Santiago) of Mattapan for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Distribution of Class A and Class B Drugs, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges.

Thirty-three-year-old Fernando Rodriguez of Mattapan for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Thirty-five-year-old Jose Santiago (AKA Juan Santiago) of Mattapan for Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and other related charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old female Danielle Sullivan of Dorchester and 21-year-old female Courtney Avery of Peabody for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and outstanding default warrants.

Twenty-four-year-old Roberto Baez of Dorchester for Distribution of Class A and Class B Drugs and other related charges.

Great Work Recognized: Commissioner Commendations Presented to Officers from District A-1

Great Work Recognized: Commissioner Commendations Presented to Police Officers Matthew Carey, Jenna Cullity, John Feeney, David Malcolm & Luis Velasquez - At 3:40am, on November 6, 2014, officers were on patrol in the area of Tufts Street and Walford Way when they observed a motor vehicle matching the description of a vehicle wanted in connection to an earlier shooting incident that had resulted in a homicide on Main Street in Charlestown.  The same vehicle was also involved in a hit-n-run accident on Medford Street. Upon seeing the car, which was stopped at a traffic signal, Officer Cullity called off on her location and promptly activated lights and sirens.  Although the suspect’s vehicle remained at the traffic signal, the officer noted the operator failed to place the motor vehicle into park. At this time, Officers Carey and Malcolm showed up on scene and immediately pulled in front of the suspect’s motor vehicle preventing it from fleeing the scene.  

Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers immediately instructed both the operator and passenger of the vehicle to show their hands. However, instead of showing his hands, the operator of the car continued to reach into the back seat. At this time, officers observed a firearm on the floor behind the front seat.  As the suspect continued to move towards the back seat, officers fought to maintain control of the suspect’s hands and arms.  With the arrival of Officers Velasquez and Feeney, Officers Cullity, Carey and Malcolm were able to subdue and arrest both suspects. 

For their remarkable restraint, courage and commitment to protecting and serving the citizens of our city, Officers Velasquez, Feeney, Cullity, Carey and Malcolm are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Ever Attentive Bank Customer Helps BPD Officers Pinpoint Location of Bank Robber in Dorchester

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Ever Attentive Bank Customer Helps BPD Officers Pinpoint Location of Bank Robber in Dorchester:   At about 12:53pm, on Thursday, February 26, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a bank robbery in progress at 494 Gallivan Blvd (Members Plus Credit Union) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke with bank employees who stated that a white male entered the bank, walked up to a teller and passed a hand-written note demanding money. After getting an undisclosed amount of US currency, the suspect – described as described as a white male, about 5’8” tall, wearing a blue stocking Patriots hat, black scarf, black jacket, gray pants and gray gloves - exited the bank and fled the area on foot. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect over the police radio. However, in short time, officers received a huge helping hand when a customer inside the bank during the robbery observed the suspect walking in the area of Oakton Ave and immediately called 911. Officers promptly proceeded to that location where they located an individual who matched the description of the suspect. While approaching the suspect, officers instructed him to remove his hands from his pockets. When the suspect removed his hands, officers quickly noted that the suspect was wearing gray gloves. A search of the suspect enabled officers to locate a ski mask and Patriots hat found on the suspect’s person. The suspect was transported back to the bank where, once there, he was positively identified by bank personnel. 

Officers arrested Pat Howard, 35, of Dorchester and charged him with Bank Robbery.       

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Two Suspects Wanted in Connection to Fatal Shooting in the area of West Cottage & Dudley Streets

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Two Suspects Wanted in Connection to Fatal Shooting in the area of West Cottage & Dudley Streets: Today, Thursday, February 26, 2015, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and U.S. Marshals Task Force located and arrested Paul Francis, 24, of Quincy and Markeese Skinner, 27, of Dorchester. Both Francis and Skinner will be charged with Being Accessories after the fact to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers.  Both suspects were arraigned today in Roxbury District Court.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers responded to a call for a person shot in the area of West Cottage & Dudley Streets. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim, who was later pronounced deceased, was identified as William Davis, 20, of Boston.

 After a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident, detectives were able to identify one primary suspect and two individuals, Francis and Skinner, deemed accessories to the crime after the fact.  The primary suspect, Amir Richardson, 23, of Boston, has yet to be apprehended. Anyone with information relative to Richardson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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.

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Second Suspect in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Second Suspect in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain: At about 10:35AM, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol in the area of 891 Centre Street when they heard the sound of gunshots. After hearing the gunshots, officers observed an individual running away from the scene. While pursuing the suspect on foot, officers observed the suspect point and discharge a firearm in their direction. In spite of the clear and present danger, the officers continued their pursuit of the suspect and ultimately were able to detain and subdue him a short distance from the scene. Officers arrested the suspect, Josiah Zachery, 18, of Hyde Park and charged him with Murder. A search of the area of enabled officers to locate the firearm. 

The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was later identified as Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.  

After a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident in the days after the shooting, officers were able to identify a second suspect wanted in connection to the shooting. On Thursday, February 26, 2015, members of the Boston Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit today arrested Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and charged him with Murder. Henley is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in West Roxbury District Court.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “In broad day light, on a congested city street, two individuals conspired and succeeded in taking the life of a young man who deserved better. Given the brazen nature of this incident, it was essential to find those responsible and bring them to justice and I’d like to thank the men and women of Boston Police Department for doing just that.”  

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

Cops and Kids Do their Share of Listening & Learning during Youth Police Dialogue Series

Cops and Kids Do their Share of Listening & Learning during Youth Police Dialogue Series: Tonight, Wednesday, February 25, 2014, in the latest edition of the Youth Police Dialogue series, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force sat down with kids from the Teen Empowerment Center.  During tonight’s discussion, mutual respect took center stage as the cops and kids shared ideas about improving and enhancing the relationship that exists between the kids and the officers sworn to protect and serve them. Said one of the officers attending tonight’s discussion: “I love these discussions with the young people in our community. The conversations are genuine and real and, at the end of the day, we get a chance to better understand the kids and the issues impacting them and, hopefully, they get a chance to better understand that we’re here to help them and answer any questions they may have about how we do our jobs. But, without a doubt, the time we spend interacting with our city’s young people is time well spent.”

The Republic Georgia on Our Mind & in Our City: Group of Officers from Georgia Travels to Boston to Learn about Community Policing

The Republic of Georgia on Our Mind & in Our City: A group of law enforcement officers from the Republic of Georgia traveled over 5,000 miles to spend time visiting, observing and learning how officers from the Boston Police Department go about the business of community policing. Specifically, the officers from Georgia were most interested in the relationship building aspect of community policing through youth activities and athletic endeavors, as well as, the importance of partnership building. Said one Georgian official: “We hope this experience will help us develop and strengthen Georgian community-based programs that bring youth and police together to promote positive growth and healthy lifestyles among youth and strengthen community policing practices.” During their stay, members of the Georgian delegation met with Bill Stoddard of the Boston Police Athletic/Activities League, stopped by St. Peter’s Teen Center to watch a basketball game between the kids from the teen center and officers assigned to the BPD’s Bike Patrol Unit, and capped off their two day trip to Boston with a round table discussion with Commissioner Evans and several members of the BPD command staff. During the discussion, a member of the Georgian delegation asked the Commissioner to define the role of the Boston Police Department. In answer to the question, the Commissioner shared the following: “We don’t consider ourselves as just law enforcement. We consider ourselves one of the many community partners working together to make our city safe. It’s a team effort. And when we work together as a team, great things happen.” 

BPD Officers Track Down & Arrest Individual Wanted in Connection to Three Armed Robberies in Roxbury

BPD Officers Track Down & Arrest Individual Wanted in Connection to Three Armed Robberies in Roxbury

The facts and circumstances of the incidents are as follows:

INCIDENT #1: At about 7:10PM, on Thursday, February 12, 2015, officers responded to a call for an armed robbery report that had happened a few hours earlier in the area of Calumet & Pequot Streets. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was walking in the area of Calumet & Pequot Streets at about 3:00pm when the suspect (described as a black male with a beard, approximately 6’0” tall, about 240 lbs, wearing a gray winter hat, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans) approached him, made a gesture to his waist area to suggest he was in possession of a gun and demanded money from the victim. According to the victim, the suspect then led the victim to two different ATM locations where the suspect then ordered the victim to withdraw money. After getting money from both ATM locations, the victim states the suspect took off. 

INCIDENT #2: At about 6:57PM, on Friday, February 20, 2015, officers responded to a call for an armed robbery on Calumet Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he was walking on Calumet Street when an unknown black, holding his hand inside his jacket pocket in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a gun, walked up to him and demanded money. According to the victim, the suspect then led the victim to a nearby ATM where the suspect then ordered the victim to withdraw money. After getting money from the ATM, the suspect took off. The victim describes the suspect as a black male with scruffy, full facial hair, 25 to 30 years in age, about 200 lbs, wearing a black jacket with a hood and dark pants. 

INCIDENT #3: Three days later, at about 8:30PM, on Monday, February 23, 2015, officers responded to a call for an armed robbery at 1576 Tremont Street (Punjab Mini Mart) on Mission Hill. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he was robbed at gun point by a black male with a full beard, in his 30's, wearing a black coat, black jeans and gloves. The victim states that the suspect approached him in the area of 38 Calumet Street, told him he had a gun, demanded the victim’s money and then led the victim to a nearby ATM, located inside the Punjab Mini Mart, where the suspect ordered the victim to withdraw money. After getting money from the ATM, the suspect took off.

After a complete and thorough investigation, detectives from District B-2 (Roxbury) were able to establish the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to all three incidents. After establishing the suspect’s identity, detectives learned that the suspect was on probation and being monitored by the Massachusetts Probation Service's Electronic Monitoring Program and was last seen in Lynn. On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, with help from the Lynn Police Department, Boston Police detectives were able to locate and apprehend the suspect in the area of 300 Washington Street in Lynn. A search of the suspect enabled officers to locate and seize two black airsoft or replica firearms.   

Officers arrested Abram Acevedo, 33, of Boston and charged him with three counts of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping.  

 

Making a Difference: BPD Personnel Make Time for Mentoring

Making a Difference: On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Deputy Superintendent John Brown and Senior Criminalist Kevin Kosiorek spent time with the kids from the BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Program. The BELL Program is designed to help high school students learn about careers they may want to one day pursue and enter upon graduating from college. Tonight, Deputy Superintendent John Brown and Senior Criminalist Kevin Kosiorek not only talked to the kids about their own careers in law enforcement but they also set some time aside to give the kids a tour of the BPD’s Crime Lab.

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance

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 stab wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.  The victim has since been identified as 28-year-old Charles Floyd of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit has released the above photos of a person of interest in relation to this incident and requests the public’s help in identifying the individual pictured. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Catch Armed Robber and Recover Property, Drugs in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 8:00 PM on Sunday, February 22, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 280 Hyde Park Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victims who stated that two unknown males entered their residence, displayed a handgun, and ordered everyone to the ground. The suspects then ordered the victims to hand over their valuables. The suspects stole the victims’ wrist watches, cell phones, and several hundred dollars in cash. When the suspects fled on foot, the victims gave chase until they were fired upon by the suspects.

Officers broadcast the descriptions of the suspects over their police radio. Officers in the area observed an individual fitting one of the suspect’s description and conducted an inquiry. While performing the stop, officers observed the victims’ stolen property in a snowbank nearby, as well as a number of plastic bags containing illegal narcotics, including substances believed to be heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone pills. Ballistic evidence was also recovered a short distance from where shots were fired.

The suspect, 21-year-old John Rosa of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Armed Assault in a Dwelling, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Trafficking Class A Substance (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance (Cocaine, Oxycodone), and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. During the booking process, officers also recovered from the suspect: additional stolen property belonging to the victims, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and over $4500 in US currency. Rosa was additionally charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance (Marijuana).

 

BPD in the News

Photo courtesy of Jessica Rinaldi (Boston GLobe).

Thank you to Jan Ransom of the Boston Globe for highlighting the additional efforts of the BPD City Wide Bicycle Unit, Drug Unit, Youth Violence Strike Force, and officers of the neighborhood Districts to assist with traffic, snow removal, and other odd jobs in the past month. When Mother Nature dumped record amounts of snow on our city, these officers stepped up to the challenge, not only to help Boston overcome the snow, but also to keep crime at bay. For the full story, click on the link below:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/23/boston-police-officers-direct-traffic-and-try-keep-peace-storm-ravaged-streets/eYZ4RrD2Bbnm3Nb9pJl5mI/story.html

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Drug Trafficker Arrested, Drugs Recovered in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 10:30 PM on Sunday, February 22, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for an emotionally disturbed person in the area of 15 Dunster Road.

Upon arrival, officers observed a large, agitated male ranting and yelling. When the officers attempted to speak with him, the male became increasingly disturbed. The subject then reached into his backpack and began throwing US paper currency in the air while claiming that there was $100,000 in his backpack and he was a big time drug dealer. Officers attempted to subdue the subject, however, the 6’3”, 270 pound male ignored the officers’ orders and an intense struggle ensued.

Once the male was finally restrained and transported by EMS to an area hospital, his belongings were secured and brought back to the District E-13 station. While conducting an inventory of the subject’s backpack, officers discovered packages containing approximately half a kilogram of Xanax tablets, approximately 65 grams of a substance believed to be heroin, and over $34,000 in US currency.

The male, 43-year-old Angelos Karagelidis of Dedham, was charged with Trafficking Class A Substance (Heroin), Trafficking Class B Substance (Xanax), and Resisting Arrest. 

 

BPD in the News

bureau of investigative services superintendent Robert Merner. (Photo courtesy of Herald Photographer stuart cahill).

bureau of investigative services superintendent Robert Merner. (Photo courtesy of Herald Photographer stuart cahill).

At about 8:45 AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015, members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit, armed with an arrest warrant issued by Suffolk Superior Court, made an arrest of 27-year-old Michael Jordan of Roxbury for the shooting death of Ahmir Lee that occurred near Copley Square on August 22, 2013.

After months of investigation on the part of BPD homicide detectives, Jordan is expected to be arraigned on Monday in Superior Court for Murder as well as firearm charges. In his article (below), Peter Gelzinis of the Boston Herald provides details of the diligent effort put forth by the Boston Police in this case:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/peter_gelzinis/2015/02/gelzinis_hundreds_of_hours_in_pursuit_of_suspect

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Four & Confiscate Three Firearms – Including a MAC 11 Submachine Gun – in Less Than 12 Hours

In less than 12 hours, the men and women of the Boston Police Department recovered three firearms – including a MAC 11 Submachine Gun – in three separate incidents. 

Said Commissioner William Evans: “In less than 12 hours – the men and the women of the Boston Police Department took three guns off of our city’s streets and in doing so made our city a safer place. I continue to be impressed with the work being done by my officers in their on-going efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston.”

The facts and circumstances surrounding the incidents - as well as photos of the guns recovered - are listed and seen below:

GUN #1

GUN #1: At about 2:27AM, on Saturday February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when they observed a group of about 15-20 individuals running in the area of Dudley Street & Brook Ave. Sensing that a potentially harmful or dangerous situation incident may have occurred, officers immediately stopped their unmarked police cruiser to further investigate the incident. Officers quickly learned that an individual, wearing a blue hat and blue jacket, was seen threatening people with a gun. A search of the area enabled officers to see and locate an individual matching the description of the suspect in the rear of 595 Dudley Street. As officers approached, officers observed the suspect, who was standing next to a white motor vehicle, possibly place something inside the car. Officers also noted that the suspect was in the company of several individuals who appeared to have been involved in an altercation given the fact that several appeared to be bruised and bleeding. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize a loaded firearm under the front driver's seat. Officers recovered a Sig Sauer SP2022 Semi-automatic firearm (see photo of Gun #1). 

Officers arrested Kenneth Madden, 18, of Belmont and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. 

GUN #2

GUN #2: About 2:45AM, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street when they observed a gray motor vehicle operating without its lights on. As such, officers activated their lights & sirens in an effort to stop the motor vehicle. Initially, the operator of the vehicle ignored the officer’s efforts to stop the car but eventually complied and pulled over in the area of Kneeland & Knapp Streets. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle. While talking to the operator, officers observed one of the passengers moving suspiciously in the rear of the vehicle. In light of the suspicious movements, officers instructed the suspect to exit the car. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize a firearm. Officers recovered a Taurus Millennium .45 Caliber Automatic Colt Pistol (see photo of Gun #2).     

The rear passenger, Scublensky Adelson, 26, of Mattapan, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number.  

The operator of the vehicle, Kharl Eddins, 34, of Brockton, was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer. 

GUN #3: At about 12:59PM, on Saturday February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force received information about an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm in the area of Monadnock Street in Dorchester. Armed with this information and a description of the suspect, who was described as a black male wearing a red jacket and dark jeans, officers began monitoring that area in hopes of locating the suspect. In short time, officers observed an individual who matched the description of the suspect and quickly moved in. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers promptly conducted a pat frisk of the suspect and immediately felt a hard metal object, which turned out to be the handle of a firearm, in the suspect’s waist area. Officers recovered a MAC 11 submachine gun (see photo of Gun #3). In addition to the submachine gun, officers also recovered a white plastic baggie containing a hard white substance believed to be Molly.    

Officers arrested James Wilkerson, 27, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Possession Class B Drug (Molly). 

GUN #3


Celebrating Old Ironsides & Her Success in the War of 1812

Commander Sean Kearns of the USS Constitution and Chief William Gross

Celebrating Old Ironsides & Her Success in the War of 1812: On Friday, February 20, 2015, BPD Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross (seen in the photo with Commander Sean Kearns) stopped by the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown to celebrate one of our country’s most cherished and celebrated naval vessels and her heroic actions during the War of 1812. Tonight, fans of Old Ironsides gathered to commemorate and recall the fighting spirit and masterful maneuvering that enabled Old Ironsides to defeat the likes of Cyane and Levant, two warships in Her Majesty’s Naval Service. During those battles, the USS Constitution lived up to her nickname – Old Ironsides - and the Brits never recovered from the losses. At 5:00pm, the USS Constitution fired a final salute to mark the final shots of the battle waged and won by Old Ironsides 200 years ago.  

He’s Not Calling Himself a Hero - But We Will: Shoveled-out Hydrant Greets Firefighters Responding to Fire in Dorchester

RANDLE ROACHE STANDING NEXT TO THE HYDRANT HE ALWAYS KEEPS CLEAN

He’s Not Calling Himself a Hero - But We Will: It’s a classic example of a small, selfless act making an enormous difference. As many of you already know, due to this year’s unprecedented snow fall, the Boston Fire Department asked and challenged community members to adopt one of the city’s over 13,000 fire hydrants to keep clean during each ensuing snow storm in the event of an emergency. Thankfully, Randle Roache heard the call to action and his decision to answer back certainly saved lives. At about 3:01pm, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) along with members of the Boston Fire Department responded to a call for a building fire in the area of 23 Abbot Street in Dorchester. Fortunately for the members of the Boston Fire Department, when they arrived on scene, there was no need to shovel out the fire hydrant because – thanks to Randle Roache – it had already been shoveled out. The building was quickly evacuated; the fire put out, and – most importantly – there were no reports of any serious injury among the 17 residents displaced by the fire. One of our officers was so impressed by Mr. Roache’s kind and considerate act that he politely approached and asked him if he could take a picture of him standing next to the shoveled-out hydrant. As you can see by the photo, Mr. Roache was more than happy to oblige. As the officer was leaving, he again thanked Mr. Roach for doing the right thing. To which, Mr. Roache responded: “I always keep it clean.” And for doing just that, we at the Boston Police Department say to Randle Roache: “Thanks for being a hero.”