One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms from One Suspect after On-Siting an Altercation in Dorchester

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At about 12:04 AM on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on patrol when they observed a fight involving several individuals in the area of 238 Columbia Road. When officers approached to investigate, they observed a male who was involved begin to move away from the group. A second party pointed at the male and stated that he had guns. One of the officers began to follow the male who had already walked onto Devon Street and disappeared from view. The officer ran to catch up and upon regaining sight of the male, observed him sprinting up the sidewalk with both of his hands pinned to the front of his body as if holding an object in place. The officer then observed the male run behind a parked car and bend down. At this time the officer heard what sounded like a metal object hitting the ground. The suspect then hustled back over to the sidewalk where the officer was standing. The officer gave the suspect commands to show his hands and get on the ground, but the suspect ignored him and ran back behind the vehicle, bending down for a second time. The officer gave additional commands before the suspect emerged from behind the vehicle and complied. The suspect was handcuffed for officer safety before a sweep of the area revealed two firearms on the ground behind the parked vehicle. Officers processed and recovered both firearms—one loaded Makarov 9mm handgun and one loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Sonny Deloatch of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2 counts, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), and Armed Career Criminal Level 2. 

DeLoatch will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Second Homicide Suspect Located & Arrested Hiding in Closet in Holbrook, MA

 

Today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit along with members of the Holbrook Police Department located and arrested Ralph Brown, 43, of Boston in the area of 156 Longmeadow Drive in Holbrook, Massachusetts. Brown was found hiding in a closet. After a brief struggle with officers he was taken into custody. Brown was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for Murder and firearms charges for his involvement in the January 11, 2018 murder of Shaquille Browder in Dorchester. Brown is the second suspect arrested for this murder. Last week, Kyle Williams-Gathers was the first suspect in this homicide located and arrested after a standoff in Walpole.

Said Commissioner Evans, "This arrest is evident of our commitment to the victim's and their loved ones that we will not rest until all those responsible are brought to justice. I commend the work of everyone involved in this investigation which led to the arrests of now both suspects this brazen daytime shooting." 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 2:03 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 20’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This victim has since been identified as Shaquille Browder, 21, of Roxbury. Officers located a second male victim in his early 20’s who had fled the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and BPD Homicide Unit, with assistance from the Walpole Police and METROLEC SWAT, arrested Kyle Williams-Gathers, 31, of Boston after a five hour stand-off in the area of 915 Hill Top Street in Walpole, Massachusetts. Williams-Gathers was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant charging him with murder of Shaquille Browder on January 11, 2018.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 96: Holiday Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 25

Residential Break-ins: 15
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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Boston and Quincy Police Officers Arrest Juvenile with Ten Outstanding Felony Warrants and Loaded Firearm, Second Male with a Firearm also Arrested during Traffic Stop

At about 5:40 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force, with the assistance of the Quincy Police Department, as part of an ongoing investigation, conducted a stop of a motor vehicle occupied by four individuals known to police in the area of Hancock Street and Newport Avenue in Quincy. Officers were aware that one of the vehicle’s passengers, a 17-year-old juvenile from Dorchester, had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers ordered the juvenile out of the car by virtue of the outstanding warrants. A pat frisk of his person revealed a loaded black Taurus 9mm semi-automatic firearm in his waistband. Officers removed the operator and additional two passengers from the vehicle and a frisk of the individuals revealed a loaded green and silver Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic firearm with obliterated serial numbers in the waist area of passenger 19-year-old Kyvon Ross of Dorchester. Ross was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. The 17-year-old juvenile was arrested by virtue of the ten outstanding warrants and additionally charged with Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

The operator of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male from Roxbury, and the third passenger, a 14-year-old juvenile male, were released forthwith, the latter to the custody of his mother.

One Less Gun: Officers Exercise Tremendous Restraint during Violent Struggle with Suspect Brandishing a Firearm

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At about 6:40 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were conducting an investigation in the area of Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue, when they observed a male known to them walking with two other individuals. Officers had gleaned information from their investigation that lead them to believe this male, identified as 20-year-old Michael Pearson, Jr. of Dorchester, was armed with a firearm. Officers approached Pearson on foot and, as they did so, Pearson clutched his waistband and began backing up. Fearing Pearson was armed, officers attempted to conduct a pat frisk, but Pearson pushed the officers away and attempted to flee. The officers were able to take him to the ground as he continued to reach for an object in his waistband. As the struggle ensued, officers felt a hard object consistent with the shape and size of a firearm in the Pearson’s waist area. Pearson continued to violently resist and fight with officers, refusing commands to put his hands behind his back. During the struggle, Pearson was able to get back onto his feet, retrieve a black firearm from his waist, and point it at the officers. One of the officers grabbed Pearson’s hand in an attempt to gain control of the firearm and gave repeated commands to drop the gun while Pearson violently resisted. The officers were finally able to remove the firearm, a loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun, from Pearson and take him into custody. Officers arrested Pearson and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm), Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (3 counts).

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t say enough about the bravery of these officers. The restraint that they used in the face of an incredibly dangerous and volatile situation must be commended. Their training and quick-thinking allowed them to take both a dangerous individual and a firearm off the street; and moreover, I’m thankful they were able to go home safely to their families."

Pearson will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

BPD Chief Gross Addresses Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company at their 133rd Annual Presidents' Day Luncheon

Today, Monday, February 19, 2018, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 133rd Annual Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Presidents’ Day Luncheon held at the US Coast Guard Base in Boston. On a day meant for celebrating the past leaders of our country, the Chief, himself a member of the Ancient and Honorable, reminded us of the importance of preserving and sharing our nation’s history. Said Chief Gross, “If we know our history and learn from its teachable moments, then we as a people will realize our self-worth—know your history and know your self-worth.”

BPD in the News: Special thanks to the Boston Globe for writing about BPD's recent confiscation of a .357 Magnum in Dorchester and the arrest of the individual caught carrying it

BPD in the News: Special thanks to the Boston Globe for highlighting BPD’s recent confiscation of a .357 Magnum firearm in DOT and the arrest of the individual who thought it was okay to carry it around. Said Commissioner Evans, “Taking a dangerous individual like this and the threat he represented given the firearm he possessed off the streets of our community most certainly makes our city a safer place. Couldn't be more proud of my officers."

To read the full story as it appeared in the Globe - please click on the link below: 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/02/17/boston-man-arrested-for-armed-carjacking/aQMRR6pw0QGx9K5Xx4GDQN/story.html

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Responsible for Damaging Several Parked Vehicles in an Ill-Conceived Effort to Escape Police

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Responsible for Damaging Several Parked Vehicles in an Ill-Conceived Effort to Escape Police

At about 2:08 am Saturday, February 17, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol protecting and serving in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Ave in Roxbury when officers observed a blue motor vehicle, with Florida plates, travelling along Columbia Road with a defective brake light. In light of the infraction, officers attempted to stop the vehicle to notify the operator of the safety violation, however, after initially slowing down, the operator, refusing to stop for the officers, accelerated and sped off at a high rate of speed. In light of the suspect’s increased speed and ensuing safety concerns to other motorists, officers discontinued the pursuit of the car. However, in his continued effort to flee the area, the operator struck several cars, most parked and unoccupied, at the intersection of Columbia Road and Glendale Street in Dorchester.

With his own vehicle damaged, the operator tried to escape the area on foot and was seen jumping out of his own vehicle while it was still moving. The unoccupied car then struck a traffic pole before coming to a stop after rolling into a fence in the area of 432 Columbus Ave. As the suspect attempted to flee on foot, responding officers were able to intervene and apprehend him before he could make good on his attempts to escape. A search of the suspect’s vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a loaded black-colored firearm (see photo) that had been reported stolen out of Houston, Texas.  

Officers arrested Tahjay Jones, 20, of Boston and charged him with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Driving to Endanger, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving a Scene after Causing Property Damage, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property. Mr. Jones is scheduled to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Thwart Armed Carjacking, Recover a .357 Magnum While Simultaneously Arresting a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Store Robberies in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Thwart Armed Carjacking, Recover a .357 Magnum While Simultaneously Arresting a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Store Robberies in Dorchester

At about 6:45 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, working hand-in-hand with detectives from District C-11 (Dorchester), were on patrol in the area of Glenrose Road and Adams Street conducting surveillance on a person of interest believed to have been involved in several store armed robberies in Dorchester. Additionally, the suspect was also wanted on several outstanding warrants including identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. While surveilling the individual’s residence, officers observed the suspect exit his dwelling and enter the passenger side of a motor vehicle that had just pulled up in front of his home. In short time, officers watched the operator of the vehicle quickly and frantically exit the car and sprint away from the vehicle. When the suspect, now in the driver’s side of the vehicle, attempted to drive off at a high rate of speed, officers moved in and blocked his effort to escape the area. Officers immediately instructed the operator to exit the vehicle. After the suspect was placed in handcuffs, a search of the car enabled officers to locate and confiscate a long-barreled firearm with a brown handle (see photo) found resting on the passenger side floor. It should be noted that the hammer of the firearm, described as a Taurus .357 Magnum 1NT, was in the cocked position. When asked if the gun belonged to him, the suspect stated, “Yes.”

Officers arrested Trevor Clarke, 24, of Boston and charged him with Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. Mr. Clarke is scheduled to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

It should be noted at this time that the suspect is being charged with the Armed Robbery of a Convenience Store, a 7-Eleven Store located at 1886 Dorchester Ave, on January 11, 2018 but additional charges may be forthcoming pending the completion of the investigation. 

Said Commissioner William Evans, “Taking a dangerous individual like this and the threat he represented given the firearm he possessed off the streets of our community most certainly makes our city a safer place. I like to think and know it’s only a matter of time before my investigators catch up to those who think it’s okay to instill fear in our community and, again, my officers proved me right by putting in the work, hours and effort needed to track down and put a dangerous felon behind bars.”

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 16, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

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

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 8
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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 7

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: Officers Make Sure "One Stop" is the Last Stop for Armed Robbery Suspect

 

At about 11:04 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at One Stop Convenience in the area of 664 Tremont Street. Upon arrival, officers were advised that an unknown male with a plaid scarf over his face entered the store, showed a knife, and demanded money from the register. The suspect then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled on foot on West Newton Street, with the store clerk in pursuit. Additional responding officers received a suspect description and canvassed the area for a possible perpetrator. The officers’ attention was soon drawn to a person fitting that description calling out from behind a fence. Officers apprehended the male, and he was identified as the suspect who robbed the store. Officers also recovered a plaid scarf next to the suspect where he was handcuffed, $225 in US currency on the suspect’s person, and a knife along the suspect’s flight path. Officers arrested the 17-year-old juvenile from Roxbury and charged him with Delinquent to wit; Armed Robbery and Delinquent to wit; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). Detectives are investigating the possibility that the suspect is responsible for several similar robberies in Cambridge.

The Boston Police Department Celebrates Black History Month

Detective Frederick McLean of the Special Service Squad was the first African American to receive the Department's Medal of Honor.  On April 7, 1952, Detective McLean was on a day off when he heard that a robbery was being planned by two men he knew to be armed and dangerous.  Driving through Roxbury in his own vehicle, Detective McLean observed one man acting as a lookout in front of a store on Tremont Street, with a second man inside holding the owner at gunpoint.  Detective McLean arrested the lookout and used him as a shield as he entered the store to arrest the robber, who had escaped from the state hospital for the criminally insane.

Detective McLean's identical twin brother Francis McLean was also a Boston Police Officer, and the two patrolled Roxbury for many years.

This story was originally posted on February 12, 2016. 

 

Quick, Courageous Response Enables BPD Officers to Track Down and Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 102 Winthrop Street in Roxbury

 

Quick, Courageous Response Enables BPD Officers to Track Down and Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 102 Winthrop Street in Roxbury

At about 6:43 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to call for a person shot in the area of 102 Winthrop Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his thirties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Within minutes of the original call, officers were able to ascertain and broadcast a description of a vehicle seen fleeing the area. Responding officers were able to locate and stop that vehicle in the area of 300 Warren Street. Once the vehicle was stopped, officers, with their firearms unholstered, ordered the suspect to exit the vehicle. Once outside the car, officers arrested Tyrone Worrell, 39, of Boston and charged him with Murder. Worrell is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, 2018.   

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t commend my officers enough for the quick and courageous response that led to the swift arrest of the suspect wanted in connection to this incident. Those of us in law enforcement know all too well that there are few calls, if any, more dangerous for a police officer to respond to than those involving armed suspects. Yet, within minutes of the original call, my officers, once again displaying praiseworthy levels of bravery and courage, were able to quickly track down and apprehend an armed felon now facing the prospect of spending the rest of his adult life behind bars.”

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit (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. Together we make our city safer. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are here to help 24/7/365.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Chase Down and Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Dealing Drugs near Downtown Crossing

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Chase Down and Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Dealing Drugs near Downtown Crossing

 At about 12:40pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, officers from District A-1 (Downtown), acting on several community complaints relative to street-level drug activity, were on patrol in the area of Temple Place and Tremont Street when they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction between three individuals standing in the doorway of a vacant store front in area of 144 Tremont Street. In light of their observations, officers stopped their cruiser and approached the trio. As officers got closer to the group, they recognized one of the individuals from previous encounters. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the individual in question took off running. After a brief foot chase, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect in the area of 55 Temple Place. A pat frisk of the suspect enabled officers to locate and confiscate a silver-colored revolver (see photo) and several rounds of ammunition found on the suspect’s person. A further search allowed officers to find and recover over 60 small plastic bags of marijuana.

Officers arrested Charles Wisteguens, 18, of Quincy and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession Class of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute and Resisting Arrest. 

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Homicide Suspect Arrested After Standoff in Walpole, MA

 

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and BPD Homicide Unit, with assistance from the Walpole Police and METROLEC SWAT, arrested Kyle Williams-Gathers, 31 of Boston after a five hour stand-off in the area of 915 Hill Top Street in Walpole, Massachusetts. Williams-Gathers was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant charging him with murder of Shaquille Browder on January 11, 2018. 

Said Commissioner Evans, "This brazen daytime shooting was very troubling. The efforts of my homicide investigators and prosecutors from the District Attorney's office led to the quick identification of the person responsible for Shaquille's death. I commend the efforts, patience and professionalism of all those involved in the arrest this morning in Walpole. We will not rest until every homicide is solved." 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 2:03 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 20’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This victim has since been identified as Shaquille Browder, 21 of Roxbury. Officers located a second male victim in his early 20’s who had fled the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-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 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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect Wanted in Connection with Several Armed Robberies Arrested by BPD Fugitive Unit

At about 9:20 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in progress at the Venice Convenience Store located at 38 Cooper Street. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim who stated that he had just been robbed at gunpoint and assaulted by an unknown suspect who stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area in a motor vehicle. Officers and detectives processed the scene and were able to obtain surveillance images of the suspect, which were then disseminated to District A-1 officers. A short time later, detectives received notification that officers recognized the individual from previous interactions as 47-year-old John Bowdon of Woburn. Further investigation allowed officers to confirm that identification which resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Bowden for Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon for the above incident, as well as additional charges which were sought in connection to two separate incidents that had previously occurred at the A-1 Convenience in the area of 285 Main Street in Charlestown.

At about 8:25 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit stopped Bowden in a vehicle in the area of 180 Green Street in Melrose and placed him in custody without incident by virtue of the above warrants. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on all charges related to this ongoing investigation.

Keeping Boston Safe: Alert Officers in West Roxbury Catch Breaking & Entering Suspect in the Act

 

At about 1:45 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, officer from District E-5 (West Roxbury) were on directed patrol in the area Centre Street and Spring Street due to recent calls for incidents of breaking and entering at various convenience stores. As officers drove by 1906 Centre Street, Marino’s Market & Deli, they observed an unknown male facing the front door with a bag at his feet. It appeared to officers that he was using his body to shield his actions. When officers approached to investigate, the male took off running onto Parker Street where officers lost sight of him. Additional units responded to the area and set up a perimeter. With the assistance of BPD K-9 “Duke,” officers were able to track the suspect several blocks, where the dog and officers observed him sliding out from beneath a parked car. The K-9 also indicated on a crowbar, a tire iron, and a t-shirt while tracking the suspect. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old German Serrano of Roslindale, was arrested without incident and charged with Attempted Breaking and Entering into a Non-Residence (Night) and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

Below, K-9 "Duke" poses for a photo shortly after tracking the suspect. Well done "Duke"  

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