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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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

 

One Less Gun: Anonymous Tip From Concerned Community Member Allows Officers to Recover 5 Illegal Firearms in Mattapan

At about 12:45 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit acted on an anonymous tip regarding a package containing firearms in the area of Lucerne and Harwood Streets, Mattapan.

Officers were informed by an anonymous source that unknown persons were overheard having a conversation about the pickup of a package containing firearms in the above area. Officers set up surveillance of the area and soon determined that it was necessary for officer and public safety to investigate the area. Officers soon observed a plastic bag hidden near a doorway along the public walkway of a dark alley.

Inside the bag, officers recovered the following:

  • Smith & Wesson .45 caliber firearm, Model 457 with magazine
  • Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver, Model 65-3
  • Bryco Arms .380 automatic firearm, Model 38 with magazine
  • Bauer .25 caliber firearm with magazine
  • Taurus .40 caliber firearm with two magazines.
  • Box of twenty Federal Premium .45 caliber rounds of ammunition

The contents of the bag were seized and processed. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information is encouraged to contact District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip 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.

This recovery brings the total number of illegal crime guns taken off the streets of Boston to 449, year-to-date in 2014. In addition, 376 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. In total, there are 825 fewer guns in the community thus far in 2014, as opposed to a total of 667 seized firearms in the year 2013. 

 

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Death Investigation in the Area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

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Two days after the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier of Boston, today, Monday, August 25, 2014, Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans along with Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit announced charges against 18-year-old Keith Williams of Boston for Murder. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “Our condolences are with the Jaffier family. Words can not adequately express our sadness at the loss of Dawnn Jaffier, and it is our sincere hope that this arrest brings with it a small level of comfort for the Jaffier family.”

Said Mayor Walsh, “The violence has to stop. Efforts to stem the violence by taking guns off our streets will continue, and we will work even harder to make our city an even safer place in memory of Dawnn Jaffier.” 

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley called on community members to continue to aid and assist the investigation, “We know there are others out there with information that could be extremely helpful with this investigation. Please come forward. We still need witnesses to come forward. Once again the city of Boston has lost a young, vibrant, promising life.”

At about 8:17am on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim, believed to be in her early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. 

Three individuals observed running from the shooting scene were detained and questioned in connection to the incident. Of the three, two were interviewed and released while a third individual, Keith Williams, 18, of Boston, was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Williams has been additionally charged with Murder. 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

One Less Gun: Search Warrant Allows Officers to Arrest One and Recover Two Illegal Firearms in Roxbury

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At about 1:32 AM on Monday, August 25, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant in the area of 14 Horadan Way in Roxbury. As a result of the search warrant, officers were able to recover a black Smith & Wesson .390 handgun loaded with six live rounds of ammunition, a black Smith & Wesson 5-shot revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, as well as a large amount of illegal narcotics and US Currency.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Douglas Reid of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Firearm 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Resisting Arrest.

 

Boston 24: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 7
Nonfatal Stabbings: 7

Street Robberies: 13
Commercial Robberies: 4
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 11
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 20

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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: BPD Officers Arrest One and Recover an Illegal Gun in South Boston

At about 3:00am, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, officers from District C-6 (South End) received a radio call for a person with a gun outside of 77 W. 7th Street. On arrival, officers were informed that two males had been arguing and raising voices outside of the above mentioned address and one of the males was seen with a firearm in his hand. The two individuals were last seen walking towards D Street while pushing a red scooter. Officers quickly responded to the area and, in short time, observed a male engaged in a conversation with a female and a red scooter parked on the sidewalk. When asked about the scooter, the individual stated that it did not belong to him. Additional officers observed a second male, matching the witnesses’ description, sitting on a bench in front of 88 West 7th Street. As officers approached the male, he quickly got up and attempted to walk away. Officers stopped the male and, during their encounter, observed and recovered a dark colored revolver laying in close proximity to where the suspect had been sitting.

The male suspect, Dion Smith, 24, of Dorchester was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The scooter, which belonged to the suspect, was towed from the area for safe keeping.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in the Death Investigation in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

 

At about 8:17AM, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston Police Officers - assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade – heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim in her early twenties suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston

Three individuals, observed running from the shooting scene, were detained and questioned in connection to the incident. Of the three, two were interviewed and released while a third individual, Keith Williams, 18, of Boston, was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.   

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

Death Investigation in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

 

At about 8:17 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester in District B-3 (Mattapan).

Officers observed a female victim in her early 20’s outside the above suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

Alert officers observed three individuals running from the shooting scene on foot. Officers pursued these individuals and, with the assistance of additional responding officers, were able to detain them a short distance away. A firearm was also recovered near the scene.

A second female victim in her early 20’s suffering from what appeared to be non-life-threatening gunshot injuries was also found in the area of 783 Blue Hill Avenue. This victim was transported by Boston EMS to Carney Hospital.

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

 

One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Two Illegal Firearms Recovered in Dorchester

At about 9:35 PM on Friday, August 22, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest of two suspects for firearm-related charges in the area of 45 Centre Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).

While on patrol in the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue, officers received a radio call for a fight inside Mayor Menino Park. Officers were on scene seconds after the broadcast and observed only two males walking through the park. As officers approached the individuals, the males immediately made moves to evade the officers. As the males fled, an officer observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the waistband of one of the individuals.

The two suspects split up, and officers pursued them on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend both suspects. A search of the suspects’ flight paths revealed a loaded black and silver Phoenix Arms “Model HP22” .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a bush near 45 Centre Street, as well as a loaded black Beretta “Mod 950BS” .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a yard near 54 Lithgow Street. Both firearms were recovered and processed by police.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Parrish of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), and Armed Career Criminal Level II (having been previously convicted of drug and firearm related charges).

Thirty-five-year-old Antonio Oliver of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Armed Career Criminal Level II (having been previously convicted of drug and assault and battery related charges).

Missing Person Alert for Antonio Perez Recinos

MISSING PERSON: Antonio Recinos

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in their efforts to locate 81 year-old Antonio Perez Recinos who was last seen in the area of 329 N. Harvard Street in Brighton early this morning (Friday, August 22, 2014) at approximately 6:00am. When last seen, Mr. Recinos was wearing a black cap with a red heart on it, green shirt, black slacks and brown shoes. Mr. Recinos is visiting from Guatemala and speaks limited to no English. He has a slim build, is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs 120 lbs. Anyone who sees Mr. Recinos is asked to call District D-14 detectives at (617) 343-4256. Community members preferring to provide information anonymously can do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 6

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

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 Nab Known Breaking and Entering Suspect in the Fenway

 

At about 2:50 AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) made an onsite arrest of a suspect for breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the area of 108 Jersey Street.

While on patrol in the Fenway neighborhood, officers observed a gray Jeep Wrangler with its rear driver side soft-top window ajar. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a male inside rummaging around in the back seat. The officers engaged the male in conversation and were told that the vehicle did not belong to him. When officers requested the male to exit the vehicle, he at first refused, but then abruptly ran out the passenger side door and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and ultimately apprehended the suspect a short distance away.

Officers arrested 39-year-old Mark Coburn of Boston for Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle; Nighttime, as well as an outstanding default warrant for a similar charge.

BPD Seeks Public's Assistance in Efforts to Identify Four Individuals in Connection with a Breaking & Entering of a Jewelry Store in Dorchester

At about 3:33 PM on Monday, August 11, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 1283 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who claimed that a male entered the store, and upon inspecting the store, the male claimed that he did not want to purchase any items. As the individual left the store, he appeared to leave the door propped open allowing the entry of two males and a female. The two males and female then began to smash the cases and ultimately removed an undisclosed amount of jewelry valued at approximately $20,000.00.

The suspects (pictured above) are described as:

  1. Hispanic female, dark hair, wearing a maroon shirt with a #9 printed on the front, and white shorts.
  2. White male, facial hair, wearing a gray t-shirt, black gloves, and carrying a hammer.
  3. Hispanic male, dark short hair, dark sunglasses, wearing a light blue shirt, and khaki shorts. 
  4. White male wearing a baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and khaki shorts.

The individuals fled the scene in a green Toyota Camry and a black Volvo SUV in an unknown direction.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 (Dorchester) detectives at 617-343-4335.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

 

One Less Gun: Investigation Leads Officers to Arrest One and Recover One Illegal Firearm in East Boston

 

At about 11:20 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, members of the Drug Control Unit in District A-7 (East Boston) affected an onsite arrest of a suspect for drug and firearm related charges in the area of Maverick Square.

After extensive surveillance of several individuals known to police officers for their involvement in street level drug activity, officers witnessed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction and conducted a stop of the suspects. Due to the movements of one suspect, officers believed the individual may be in possession of a weapon and performed a pat frisk. The frisk allowed officers to recover a loaded black Ruger 380 Model LCP in the suspect’s waistband. The suspect could not produce a license to carry the firearm, and further investigation revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen out of South Carolina.

An additional search of the suspect yielded several plastic bags of heroin and cocaine packaged in a manner consistent with drug distribution, as well as several cell phones and a large amount of cash.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Pedro D. Benitiz of Malden for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm While in Commission of a Felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Substance (2nd & Subsequent), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance(2nd & Subsequent), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Substance (100’ Park Zone), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance (100’ Park Zone), Armed Career Criminal Level III, and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One After Break-In to Dunkin Donuts in Roslindale

 

At about 1:07 AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a commercial alarm at the Dunkin Donuts in the area of 4610 Washington Street, Roslindale.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the drive-through window had been smashed with a rock. As the officers made their way to the rear of the establishment, they observed a male running from the building. The officers broadcast the description of the suspect and pursued him on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect hiding in the heavy leaves and brush between two buildings a short distance away.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Nestor Reyes of Roslindale for Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to Commit a Felony, as well as an active outstanding warrant. Evidence of the Dunkin Donuts break-in was found on Reyes's person during the booking process.

 

Quick Action Allow Police to Immediately Arrest One Suspect and Recover a Firearm after Shooting on Dorchester Avenue

 

At about 7:37PM, on August 20, 2014 officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) observed shots being fired in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station.

Officers immediately chased the male suspect on foot and apprehended him outside 14 Alban Street.  Balfour McLean, 22-years- old, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition.  Officers were also able to recover a Ruger 357 firearm that the suspect had discarded during the chase. 

A 24-year-old male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.