Community Alert: BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person of Interest in Connection to Two Break-ins in the Mission Hill Section of Roxbury

Detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) are asking for the public’s help in efforts to identify the person seen in the enclosed image. The individual is a person of interest relative to two break-ins in Roxbury.  The individual is described as a black male with a scruffy beard, about 6’0” tall, medium build, wearing a black baseball hat, navy blue shirt, faded blue jeans and white sneakers. The individual was also seen carrying a backpack. 

The facts and circumstances are as follows: 

At about 6:55AM, on Monday, June 29, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of 27 Cherokee Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that someone had broken into his apartment and stolen his laptop computer and iPhone.   

A short time later, while officers were still on scene, officers were approached by a resident of nearby 43 Hillside Street who stated that she discovered an unknown black male inside her home. According to the victim, when she confronted the suspect, the suspect informed her that her door was unlocked and left the residence.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives assigned to District B-2 at (617) 343-4275. 

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 24: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 10
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.

Boston 72: WEEKEND UPDATE

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 28

Residential Break-ins: 16
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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.

Nothing Says Summer Better than the BPD Ice Cream Truck!!!

Busy Day for the BPD Ice Cream Truck: Nothing says summer and community policing better than the BPD Ice Cream Truck. Today, Saturday, June 27, 2015, the BPD Ice Cream Truck was spotted out and about sharing frosty treats with our friends at several community events including the Savin Hill Baseball League Challengers Division end-of-season cookout, the Bailey Street Block Party, the Matignon Road Block Party, Mother’s Rest Park Community Day and Meeting House Hill Community Day. To name a few. Special thanks to Boston PAL Director Bill Stoddard for donating all the ice cream served up around the city today.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I think we’re the only police department in the country with an ice cream truck and I can’t say enough good things about it. When the truck shows up, the kids love it and our officers love it too because it gives them a platform and an opportunity to engage and interact with our city’s young people in a positive, friendly, productive way.”

Recent Promotions: BPD Announces the Promotion of Seven New Sergeants

Recent Promotions: Congratulations to the seven members of the Boston Police Department recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant during a ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters.  Friends and family were proudly on hand to assist with the pinning portion of the ceremony. Gotta love the kids!!! We wish all of our promotees nothing but the best of success in their new positions and collective efforts to protect and serve one of the best cities in America. Again, congratulations to the following: 

Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant:

  • Detective Timothy G. Laham
  • Officer Jason M. Clutterbuck
  • Officer Brian P. Evans
  • Officer Thomas B. Hayes
  • Officer Adam A. Mammone
  • Officer Brian D. McGrail
  • Officer Peter Messina

Medicine Wheel Productions Honors Police Commissioner William Evans and the Men & Women of the Boston Police Department

Making a Difference: On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was honored by Medicine Wheel Productions as their Man of the Year. Medicine Wheel is a non-profit organization created to strengthen communities and the relationships that exist between community members through the use of public art. This past year, Medicine Wheel Productions invited several of our officers and several young people to participate in a relationship building exercise called Hand in Hand. As you will see in the enclosed video, all who participated couldn’t have been more impressed with the exercise. For making our city a better place, we say: “Thank you Medicine Wheel Productions!!!” To view the attached video - please use the enclosed password: indresano
https://vimeo.com/130467587

LIPSTICK Ladies Visit Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit

Kim Odom and Ruth Rollins, Field Directors from Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing) stopped by Boston Police Headquarters today, Friday, June 26, 2015, to tour the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit. Operation LIPSTICK is a coalition of faith and civic leaders, elected officials, social service and law enforcement professionals working to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and youth. LIPSTICK seeks to create a network of educated and engaged female leaders who work with law enforcement to keep illegally trafficked guns out of our neighborhoods.  For more information on Operation LIPSTICK visit:  http://www.operationlipstick.org/

Community members who wish to assist in removing illegal guns from our streets  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 and is interested only in your information, not your identity.

BPD in the Community: Operation Ice Breaker Arrives at BBQ to Deliver Dessert

 

Officers assigned to the Community Service Office at District B-2 (Roxbury) recently stopped by a barbeque being held at Academy Homes on Washington Street to deliver dessert to the party-goers. Friends of the community young and old alike lined up to enjoy a delicious treat courtesy of the "Operation Ice Breaker." Officers will be going to different parts of the city delivering treats and even showing family friendly movies on a large outdoor projector screen. Be on the lookout for the B-2 trailer at a neighborhood gathering near you.  

Boston 24: Friday June 26, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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 Officer Tenders Resignation After Being Charged with Making A False Statement to the FBI

Today, Thursday, June 25, 2015, Boston Police Officer David Fitzgerald, a 19 year veteran, submitted his resignation to Commissioner Evans as part of a plea agreement filed in Federal Court. Fitzgerald was charged with making a false statement to investigators during an ongoing investigation.

“I am always troubled when a member of my department is the subject of any criminal investigation. The Boston Police Department has been an active partner with the United States Attorney’s Office throughout this entire case,” said Commissioner Evans. “The Boston Police fully cooperated with Federal investigators as it is of the utmost importance that any officer who is involved in criminal actively is appropriately investigated and sanctioned for their conduct.”  

As part of the plea agreement, there will be a joint recommendation to the Court that Fitzgerald be placed on probation for one year. 

BPD in the News: Boston Globe Highlights Betty McDougall's 42 Years with the BPD

Photo Courtesy of Globe Photographer KAYANA SZYMCZAK

In Case You Missed It: Make sure you check out Sara DiNatale’s write-up in today’s Boston Globe on the BPD’s very own School Traffic Supervisor Betty McDougall as she gracefully enters retirement after 42 years on the job. To Betty we say thank you for 42 wonderful and memorable years of service! See the full article in the link below.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/24/after-years-beloved-west-roxbury-crossing-guard-retires/iHytvB6ilpqWuYNFWKIS5H/story.html

Recent Promotions: BPD Rates Two New Detectives

The Boston Police Department congratulates newly rated Detectives Lamont Anderson and Brian Ball. On Friday, June 19, 2015, BPD Commissioner Evans bestowed the gold detectives badge to these deserving young officers. Detective Anderson will now be stationed in District C-11 (Dorchester), while Detective Ball will join the District B-2 (Roxbury) investigators. We wish you both the best of luck in your new positions!

Boston 24: Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 6

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.

Keen Witness Observations Help Officers Pick Up Pick-Pocket in Southie

 

At about 8:45 PM on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, members of the City Wide Bicycle Unit were flagged down by a witness in the area of 130 Dorchester Avenue, Stephi’s in Southie, in District C-6 (South Boston).

The witness, an employee at the above restaurant, pointed out a suspect that had stolen a woman’s wallet from her purse and fled on West Broadway. The witness and officers observed the suspect carrying a pink Guess wallet in his hand outside the restaurant. When the suspect saw the officers, he quickly re-entered Stephi’s where, when approached by officers, he stated the wallet belonged to his girlfriend who had asked him to retrieve it. On the contrary, the witness stated he observed the suspect sit down with his back to the victim, reach into her purse, and retrieve the wallet before fleeing the premise. The victim reported that she did not know the suspect and was unware that her wallet had been stolen until the employee notified her. Officers recovered the wallet and its contents, including approximately $225 U.S. currency.

Thanks to the astute observations of the witness and officers diligently maintaining their patrols, 46-year-old Wayne C. Smith of Boston was arrested and charged with Larceny from a Person (over $200).

Coffee with a Cop Makes a Visit to Brother’s Deli on District B-3 in Mattapan

Coffee with a Cop Makes a Visit to Brother’s Deli on District B-3 in Mattapan: Thanks to everybody who stopped by Coffee with a Cop early this morning (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) at the Brother’s Deli located at 1638 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan. Chief Gross, Superintendent Bernie O'Rourke, Deputy Joe Harris, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) including Captain Haseeb Hosein along with members of the BPD’s Neighborhood Watch Unit including Wallace Tilford and Kerry Ryan all stopped by Brother’s to share a cup of coffee and a whole lotta' conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet, greet and get to know the officers patrolling their neighborhood. Said one officer, "This is a great way for us to better understand and learn more about the issues impacting our community friends and partners." If interested in learning more about attending a Neighborhood Watch Group or future Coffee with a Cop event, please call 617.343-4345 or email: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.

In Boston, Community Policing isn’t a pastime, it’s our passion.

Boston Police Officers Arrest Suspect Outside Moakley Courthouse

 

Boston Police Officers Arrest Suspect Outside Moakley Courthouse: At about 1:12pm, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, officers assigned to the Federal Protective Service and Boston Police Officers working outside the Moakley Courthouse observed a motor vehicle enter a restricted area without proper permission or consent. Specifically, officers observed the vehicle drive past a security check point and jump a curb in order to enter a restricted area. As a result, officers promptly stopped the vehicle. In speaking to the operator, officers learned the suspect had driven to the courthouse to express his opposition and dissent with the death penalty. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to see and take possession of what appeared to be a meat cleaver. At no point did the suspect use or threaten anyone with the weapon. 

The operator of the car, Patrick Carrerio, 24, of Woburn, was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and the Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (Meat Cleaver).

Boston 24: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 21

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

BPD in the News: BPD Auto Theft Unit with MA Environmental PD Continue Crackdown on Illegal Motor Bikes in Boston

Thank you to Jan Ransom of the Boston Globe for highlighting the ongoing effort of the Boston Police Department to alleviate the problem of illegal off-road vehicles on city streets.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/21/boston-police-vow-crackdown-illegal-use-motorized-scooters/i59MYcEWClvwwv8rpADJgO/story.html

 

 

Just a day after this article went to press, the Auto Theft Unit made yet another discovery of motor bikes being illegally and dangerously stored at a garage in Dorchester:

 

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the BPD Auto Theft Unit has launched several investigations to address the numerous community complaints regarding off-road vehicles causing disturbances and operating illegally in Boston’s neighborhoods. At about 12:15 PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Auto Theft Unit, MA Environmental Police, Hazmat, and BFD responded to 233 Hancock Street, Castillo Tire, to conduct an inspection of the premises.

 

Upon arrival, a Code Enforcement Inspector from the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department and a Boston firefighter observed numerous motorcycles and off-road vehicles parked at the curb which appeared to be for sale along with numerous off-road vehicles, scooters, and motorcycles in various states of repair on the property and inside the open bay door.

The inspector asked for the permits for the repair facility, and the individual who identified himself as being in charge indicated that there were no permits. There also were no permits for the sale of vehicles out front. The firefighter conducted his inspection and as a result issued a Boston Fire Department Abatement Order for the property and ordered all vehicles removed. Officers requested a tow to have all vehicles removed for safekeeping until the owners could retrieve them, as the repair shop did not keep a repair log with the owners’ information. The owners of several vehicles made themselves known and were allowed to remove their vehicles at their own labor and expense upon providing documentation proving ownership. The 24 remaining vehicles were removed from the premises until the owners could arrange to retrieve them.

 

 

 

 

BPD in the Community: Blackstone School Third Graders Have Lunch with District D-4 Officers

Today, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, third graders from the Blackstone School visited District D-4 (South End) for a tour and lunch with some lucky officers from the BPD D-4 community service office and the School Police Unit. The tour included a history of the police station, an overview of the duties associated with policing, and a demonstration of a police cruiser. The officers even jumped in a "selfie" with the kids--we think it rivals Ellen Degeneres' picture for most people in a selfie!