One Less Gun: Four Illegal Firearms Recovered in Three Separate Incidents Yesterday Afternoon in Boston

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INCIDENT #1: At about 2:50 PM on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants in the area of 65 Dix Street in District C-11 (Dorchester). As a result of the execution of the warrants, officers recovered a loaded Taurus 740 Slim .40 caliber firearm, an additional 18 rounds of ammunition, approximately 100 grams of heroin, and approximately 15 grams of cocaine. Officers arrested 21-year-old Kenny Duong of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Criminal complaints for Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class B and E Drugs were filed against 24-year-old Lisa Nguyen of Dorchester.

INCIDENT #2: At about 9:30 PM on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered two firearms in the area of the D Street Housing development in District C-6 (South Boston). Officers on directed patrol to address recent shootings and firearm related incidents in the area, observed a group of known gang members congregating near an open door at 4 D’allessio Court. As officers struck up a conversation with the group, another officer canvassed the area for weapons and soon observed a loaded black Glock 36 .45 caliber firearm secreted in a hole under a stairway. When the officer removed the firearm, a second loaded firearm—a silver and black Smith & Wesson 3913 9mm—was located behind the first. Officers recovered and processed both guns. All members of the group were identified by the officers.

INCIDENT #3: At about 10:00 PM on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted an investigation in the area of Annunciation Road and specifically 41 Prentiss Street that lead to the arrest of 20-year-old Jermaine Blackman of Roxbury for firearm related offenses. During the course of the investigation, Blackman was found to illegally be in possession of a loaded black and silver FMK 9mm firearm. Officers arrested Blackman and charged him with Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm. Blackman was additionally charged with second and subsequent firearm related offenses.

Said Commissioner Evans, "Taking guns off the street remains one of my highest priorities. Every gun that my officers recover is one less gun that can be used to hurt or kill someone. Gun violence has no place in our city, and everyone needs to get involved to make Boston safe. It's troubling when I see a 20-year-old, who was just recently released on gun related charges back out there and armed with yet another gun."

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 26, 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: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 6
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 Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

BPD IN THE NEWS: Hand-in-Hand Art Exhibit Unveiled at Boston Police Headquarters

Thanks to the Boston Globe for covering today’s unveiling of the Hand-in-Hand Art exhibit at Boston Police Headquarters. The exhibit, which is done in partnership with Medicine Wheel Productions, underscores and celebrates the BPD’s ongoing commitment to break down barriers in an effort to bring our cops and young people in our community closer together. Said Deputy Nora Baston: “Be it an art exhibit or basketball court, we'll meet kids anywhere to break down barriers to build better relationships." Since the program’s inception, over 100 Boston Police Officers have participated.

To read more, click on the link below:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/25/boston-police-showcase-art-project-aiming-combat-outh-violence/bjXFocfrWKxDCvsvtEDaFM/story.html

One Less Gun: One Officer Injured during Struggle for Firearm, Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Dorchester

One Less Gun: One Officer Injured during Struggle for Firearm, Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Dorchester

At about 5:30 PM on Monday, July 24, 2017, an officer from District C-11 (Dorchester) conducted a motor vehicle stop for an expired registration plate in the area of 503 Washington Street.

When the officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, identified as 41-year-old Tyrone C. Hicks of Dorchester, the officer learned that Hicks had originally rented the car from Hertz, but that his driver’s license had since expired as well as the registration. The officer requested additional units to assist and ordered both Hicks and his passenger from the vehicle to initiate a tow. While Hicks was placed under arrest without incident, the passenger, identified as 26-year-old Darnell R. Pierre of Dorchester, began moving his hands toward an object in his waistband. An officer attempted to frisk Pierre for officer safety, but when the officer felt a hard metal object in his waistband, Pierre used one hand to push the officers hand away and reached for the object with his other hand. A violent struggle ensued, during which the officer held onto the barrel of a firearm as Pierre attempted to pull the firearm out. Officers were eventually able to subdue Pierre and place him in handcuffs, only after one of the officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the arrest. Officers recovered the loaded Taurus Millennium G2 .40 caliber handgun from inside Pierre’s pants. Further investigation revealed that the firearm was reported stolen out of Newnan, GA on June 16, 2017.

Pierre was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property, and Resisting Arrest. Hicks was arrested and charged with Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating an Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: Please Join Commissioner Evans for a Medicine Wheel Hand-in-Hand Event at Police Headquarters

WHO:            Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Chief William Gross, and members of Medicine Wheel Productions

WHAT:          Brief speaking presentation about art exhibit on display in Boston Police Headquarters

WHEN:          Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon.

WHERE:       Boston Police Department Headquarters, 4th Floor, One Schroeder Plaza, Roxbury.

CONTACT:   Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.

BPD in the Community: D-14 Officers Take Kids Kayaking on the Charles

About 4 years ago, BPD District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Officer Frank Hughes started the “Road to the Right Track” program for Allston/Brighton neighborhood youth. Back then, about 20 children from the community signed up to participate in a series of physical fitness challenges, healthy living discussions, and a mentoring program. Since then, the program has grown to over 110 kids who get together to work out two days a week year-round, and meet once a month to hear from guest speakers like former NE Patriot Troy Brown and learn about topics like juvenile diabetes, staying away from drugs and alcohol, and making smart life choices.

Last Friday, the D-14 officers took the kids kayaking on the Charles. Not only was the weather perfect, but there was a great turnout and everyone—kids and officers alike—had a fun time. One of the children was overheard saying, “I couldn’t wait for Friday so I could come here!”

Boston 72 WEEKEND UPDATE and Public Journal for Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 5
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 11
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 13
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 21, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 0

Residential Break-ins: 0
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Armed Suspect During Convenience Store Robbery in Roslindale

 

At about 6:50 PM on Saturday, July 22, 2017, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to  a call for an armed robbery in progress at the R&R Convenience Store located at 4355 Washington Street in Roslindale. Officers quickly arrived on scene and were aware that the suspect, later identified as Michael Hernandez, 25, of Roslindale, was still inside the store as they made entry. Upon seeing the officers coming through the front door, the suspect immediately turned and ran towards the rear of the building while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect into a darkened storage area at which time the suspect began to turn back towards the officers while pulling a silver firearm from the left side of his pants. The officers charged the suspect who dropped the gun as he was being taken into custody. Officers then recovered a .380 caliber Pietro Beretta handgun with a high capacity magazine and an obliterated serial number. Officers also recovered cash from the suspect which was turned in as evidence. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Armed Robbery.

One Less Gun: Ever Vigilant BPD Officers Track Down Suspects Fleeing Shots Fired Call in Dorchester

At about 1:05 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) were responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Parkman and Adams Streets in Dorchester when officers observed a motor vehicle, described as a Nissan SUV, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Given the vehicle’s suspicious activity and close proximity to the call for shots fired, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to stop the car but were unsuccessful after losing sight of the vehicle in the area of Popes Hill Street.

A short time later, officers spotted and stopped the car in the area of 7 Fox Street. Fearing the presence of a weapon or weapons, officers ordered both occupants to exit the car. Officers promptly observed that one of the occupants appeared to be bleeding from a gunshot wound to the ankle while the second occupant appeared to have a laceration to his ear. Both were transported to an area hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officers later received information confirming the vehicle’s involvement in the earlier call for shots fired in the area of Parkman and Adams Streets.

A search of the suspect’s motor vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize two firearms (see photo). Officers charged two men, a 20-year-old male and a 23-year-old male from Boston, with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Gun-Toting Juvenile in Roxbury

At about 10:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the Orchard Park area when they observed a group of males loitering in the rear of 256 Dudley Street in District B-2 (Roxbury). As officers approached the group, one male separated from the group and was observed clutching at an object in his waist area and crouching down as he entered a small alcove of the building. A search of the alcove enabled officers to see and recover a loaded .25 caliber Ravens Arms semi-automatic handgun in the area where the male suspect was seen crouching down. As a result officers arrested the individual, a 14-year-old juvenile from Boston, and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on Public Way.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “As proud as I am of my officers for their ongoing dedication and devotion to keeping our streets safe, everybody should be concerned when a 14-year-old kid is caught with a gun. Clearly, somewhere along the way this young teen thought it was okay to pick up a gun and it’s incumbent on everybody – not just my officers – to intercept and refocus these young people before they make a decision that will adversely impact the rest of their lives.”

NOTE: To date, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken over 370 guns off the streets of Boston in the year 2017.

Area C-11 in Dorchester Honored by Visit from ADSL Campers

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Officers at Area C-11 (Dorchester) were honored to meet with campers and staff from the All Dorchester Sports League. The campers enjoyed a tour of the station and learned first-hand about all the great police work being done in Dorchester. Said one staff member, “They all left wanting to become police officers.”

For more information on ADSL Camps visit: www.alldorchestersports.org

One Less Gun: Drug Control Unit Recovers Loaded .45, Drugs and Money in Dorchester

At about 2:15 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers assigned to Boston Police Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of 777 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, when they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction between the occupants of a parked vehicle and an individual who approached the vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle as it left the area and broadcast the vehicle description. Officers, assisted by uniformed officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester), stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of Neponset Avenue and Parkman Street. During this encounter, officers recovered over seven thousand dollars from the front seat passenger, and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a loaded Remington Rand .45 cal handgun, 2 bags of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The driver, 24-year-old Dimitri Thomas of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. The passenger, 24-year-old Coulino Gomes-Fernandes of Boston, was arrested and charged with Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Both will appear in Dorchester District Court. 

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Work Quickly to Make Two Arrests in Two Separate Incidents Overnight

 

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:07 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, an officer from District B-2 (Roxbury) was flagged down by a robbery victim in the area of 55 Malcolm X Boulevard. The officer was informed that two males approached the victim, motioned that they had a knife, and threatened to stab him. The males then grabbed his handheld video game and fled the scene on foot toward Roxbury Street. Officers canvassed the area and observed an individual near 205 Roxbury Street who fit the suspect description and appeared to be sweating profusely and breathing heavily as if he had been running. Officers stopped the individual and a pat frisk revealed a folding box cutter in the individual’s pocket. Further investigation allowed officers to positively identify the individual as one of the suspects in the robbery. Officers arrested 28-year-old Marquis Kevin Jones of Roxbury and charged him with Armed Robbery. Officers canvassed the area for the second suspect and the victim’s stolen property to no avail.

 

INCIDENT #2: At about 2:07 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a commercial alarm in the area of 473 West Broadway at the 7-Eleven. Upon arrival, officers observed that the glass front door had been smashed with a large granite block. Officers cleared the store and found no one inside, however, they observed that the rack containing the Newport cigarettes was nearly empty and the cigarette and scratch ticket racks were disheveled. When the store owner responded, the officers were able to view surveillance video tape and broadcast a suspect description. Officers on patrol observed a male fitting the suspect’s description a few blocks away in the rear of 95 G Street and confirmed he was the suspect from the security footage. The officers recovered approximately 89 packs of Newport cigarettes from the suspect, as well as a bag of screwdrivers, a hammer, and other tools, amongst his possessions. Officers arrested 57-year-old Patrick Keane of Boston and charged him with Breaking and Entering, Destruction of Property, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Trespassing, Larceny over $250, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston Police Seeking Information Relative to Vandalism to Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center in Dorchester

At about 8:00 AM on Monday, July 17, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a vandalism in the area of 950 Blue Hill Avenue at the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center. Upon arrival, officers were informed that sometime between 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 and 6:00 AM on Monday, July 17 a suspect or suspects vandalized the rear of the building, storage shed, and tennis courts. The officers observed profanity spray painted on the rear door, the storage shed was broken into and ransacked, and the outdoor seating areas and garden had been destroyed.

Investigators are seeking any information relative to this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712. 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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

Suspects Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill

 

At about 4:06 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Responding officers were able to provide a description of a possible suspect vehicle that had since left the area. Additional officers on patrol observed a vehicle matching that description traveling on Cedar Street toward Washington Street. Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but a brief pursuit ensued. The three occupants finally stopped the car and fled on foot from the vehicle in the area of Cedar Street and Lambert Avenue. Officers chased the suspects on foot and quickly apprehended all three individuals, identified as 21-year-old Christian Soto-Olivero of Mattapan, 38-year-old Jerome D. Hobson of Dorchester, and 26-year-old Shawn Redden of Brockton. The suspects were arrested and will be charged with Murder and firearm related charges.

Said Commissioner Evans, "This was brazen daytime shooting of a good, well-respected man doing the right thing. Thanks to a quick response by my officers, we believe we have the three cowards responsible for this homicide in custody."   

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.