Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public's Help After Large Fight Outside Downtown Nightclub

The Boston Police Department is seeking help from any individuals who were in the area of 246 Tremont Street, the Cure Lounge on Sunday morning. 

At about 2:00 AM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, a large fight occurred on the sidewalk outside 246 Tremont Street, the Cure Lounge. Detectives investigating this incident believe that several people in the area may have used hand held electronic devices, mobile phones, etc. to record images and/or video of the altercation. 

Detectives are asking anyone who may have images or video taken before, during or after this altercation to please email them to mediarelations@pd.boston.gov.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 1357 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan

 

At about 6:27 PM on Monday, June 26, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1357 Blue Hill Ave. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent to be a gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as Jorrell Browne, 29, of Mattapan, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

On Monday August 21, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit traveled to Atmore, Alabama where Andre Henderson, 34, of Hyde Park, had been placed in custody by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force as a Fugitive from Justice. The suspect has been returned to Boston and will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court for Murder.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I want to commend my officers and our law enforcement partners for their tireless efforts which led to this arrest. This suspect thought he could avoid facing justice by hiding out of state - but you can’t escape the reach of the U.S. Marshals or the Boston Police Department.”

 

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 7
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 10
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 11
Commercial Break-ins: 9

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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.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Take Loaded Gun Off Suspect During Investigation in Roxbury

At about 10:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 8 Hulbert Street in Roxbury. Officers arrested Scott Gomes, 27, of Dorchester without incident while safely recovering a loaded .40 caliber Springfield Armory XDM-40 handgun from his pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

Death Investigation in the Area of 61 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury

 

At about 9:39 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 61 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a 30-year-old female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester: At about 3:21pm, on Sunday, August 20, 2017, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Hancock Street and Uphams Ave in Dorchester when officers observed an individual approach a motor vehicle and pass off what appeared to be a firearm to the operator of the vehicle. In an effort to further investigate and better understand their observations, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the motor vehicle. With the vehicle stopped and believing that the operator to be in possession of a firearm, officers promptly instructed the operator to place his hands outside the driver’s side window. As the operator complied with the officer’s commands, officers quickly approached the vehicle and observed a firearm (see photo) resting on the suspect’s lap. Officers immediately confiscated the firearm and placed the suspect under arrest. Officers arrested Shakeem Day, 25, of Mattapan and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. Additionally, officers were able to locate and charge the individual originally seen in possession of the gun. Officers arrested a 17-year-old male from Roxbury and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

BPD Officers Arrest 22 Individuals for Disorderly Behavior at the Fisherman's Feast in the North End

 

BPD Officers Arrest 22 Individuals for Disorderly Behavior at the Fisherman's Feast in the North End: Despite warnings from the commanding officer at District A-1 (Downtown) encouraging and asking individuals, in particular young people, to be on their best behavior while attending the Fisherman's Feast in the North End, BPD officers arrested 22 individuals, many of them juveniles, for various offenses including Drinking in Public and Underage Drinking. On Saturday, August 19, 2017, between the hours of 7:45pm and 11:45pm, in response to numerous complaints from community members and neighborhood residents upset about young people drinking and disrupting, not only the feasts, but the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood, officers, under the command of District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong, identified and apprehended those responsible for the disrespectful and disruptive behavior. Said Captain Fong, “We used our department’s social media apparatus to encourage people to be on their best behavior when attending the feasts in the North End. Clearly, those arrested either didn’t get the message or got it and chose to ignore it. Either way, the 22 individuals arrested will hopefully behave better should they decide to attend future feasts or events in the North End.”

Of the 22 arrested, all were between the ages of 15 – 20 years old. Town of residence of those arrested is listed below:

  • Winthrop - 8
  • NY - 4
  • Lynn - 2
  • Lynnfield - 2
  • East Boston- 1
  • Medford - 1
  • Everett - 1
  • Peabody - 1
  • Unk  - 2

BPD Officers Arrest 33 Suspects for Disruptive Behavior During Rally on Boston Common

 

BPD Officers Arrest 33 Suspects for Disruptive Behavior During Rally on Boston Common: On, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 33 individuals were arrested for failing to behave in a respectful and responsible manner. In the days leading up today’s event, both Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans asked, encouraged and urged all those attending today’s events to be on their best behavior and to embrace nonviolence over violence. Thankfully, the majority of those attending did just that. Unfortunately, not everybody understood the importance of good behavior. 

The names of those arrested during today’s events are as follows:

1. Zhen XIE, 33, MALDEN, Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest

2. Trevor Carey, 24, SHEWSBURY, Disorderly Conduct

3. Devante Phillips, 25, DORCHESTER, Disturbing a Public Assembly

4. Matthew Krinscherff, 25, BROOKLINE, Disturbing a Public Assembly

5. Shawn Vieira, 25, BOSTON, Disturbing the Peace and Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Knife)

6. Delroy Richardson, 25, BROCKTON, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting Arrest

7. Thomas Ensley, 36, VERMONT, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest Person and Disorderly Conduct 

8. Joshua Jenkins, 31, PLYMOUTH, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 

9. Marlon McCalister, 30, BROOKLINE, Disturbing a Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest  

10. Ayesha Kazmi, 40, BOSTON, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 

11. Victoria Mallada, 24, FITCHBURG, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 

12. Kimberly Carlisle, 39, BOSTON, Disturbing A Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 

13. Mohammed Eldeb, 23, SOMERVILLE, Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest

14. Antwane Strickland, 26, REVERE, Disturbing a Public Assembly

15. Tony Massey, 42, BOSTON, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

16. John Lari, 25, Eugene, OR, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

17. Edson Dasilva, 28, QUINCY, Disturbing a Public Assembly, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

18. 15-year-old female from CAMBRIDGE, Delinquent to wit Assault & Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon (2 counts), Delinquent to wit Disorderly Conduct

19. Timothy Thorley, 32, WEYMOUTH, Disorderly Conduct and Affray

20. Casey Gonzalez, 30, LOWELL, Disorderly Conduct and Affray

21. Nathan Mizrahi, 38, Norwich, NY, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

22. Adan Daroba, 22, BOSTON, Assault & Battery

23. Solomon Clarke, 19, BOSTON, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest

24. Roberto Bonila, 20, CHELSEA, Assault & Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon (Knife)

25. Ashla Munroe, 24, SOUTH DENNIS, Affray

26. Shaun Petty, 33, TAUNTON, Assault & Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon (Knife), Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest

27. Chase Kroll, 37, SOMERVILLE, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest

28. Derek Hanlon, 25, BOSTON, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest

29. Siron Cromwell-Harrison, 23, CHELSEA, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest

30. William Papagianopoulos, 30, BURLINGTON, Disturbing the Peace

31. James Kelley, 39, DORCHESTER, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest

32. Patrick Richardi, 46, Miami, FL, Drinking Alcohol in Public

33. Mark Szczwsuil, 50, TEWKSBURY, Trespassing

BPD Parking Advisory: Parking Restrictions for Saturday, August 19, 2017

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect on the following streets. Boston Transportation Department expects to begin towing vehicles parked at these locations starting at 6:00 AM tomorrow:

  • Beacon Street: South side (Boston Common, Public Garden side), from Arlington Street to Park Street
  • Boylston Street: From Arlington to Charles street will be posted also. This is the designated media parking area. 
  • Charles Street South: Both sides, from Tremont Street to Boylston Street
  • Charles Street: Both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Columbus Avenue: Both sides, from Coventry Street to Camden Street
  • Malcolm X Boulevard: Both sides, from Shawmut Avenue to Tremont Street
  • Park Street: Both sides, from Beacon Street to Tremont Street
  • Tremont Street: Both sides, from Malcolm X Boulevard to Charles Street South

There will be a march along Tremont Street, starting at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury and ending at the Boston Common, beginning at 10:00 AM during which roads will be closed in a "rolling" fashion, reopening as the march proceeds. 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

BPD Community Advisory for Events Scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 on the Boston Common

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, the Boston Police Department anticipates large crowds to gather in the Boston Common and participate in a march along a predetermined route beginning at the Reggie Lewis Center and ending in the Boston Common. The Department has been and continues to be in contact with event organizers from several groups and is working with them to ensure a safe and peaceful day.

The Department has a comprehensive operational plan in place. While details of the plan are not for public release, those in attendance at the event can expect a large police presence of both uniformed and undercover officers. The Department will be deploying fixed video cameras and mobile video support teams to assist with keeping the event safe for all who attend.  

Parking in and around the Boston Common will be prohibited. Signs have been posted, “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event” on effected roadways.

Due to increased public safety concerns, those who plan on visiting the Boston Common on Saturday August 19, 2017, are strongly urged not to bring backpacks, large bags or strollers. For those who choose to bring these items, please be advised that they may be subject to search, and there will be no storage area designated to leave the belongings.

In order to provide a safe and peaceful environment, the Boston Police Department has determined certain items be prohibited from the Boston Common.  Please see the list of prohibited items below:

  •          Firearms, knives, weapons, sharp objects, shields or fireworks
  •          Pop up tents or canopies
  •          Cans, glass containers, pre-mixed beverages or alcoholic beverages
  •          Wagons or pull carts
  •          Coolers
  •          Drones
  •          Pets (excluding certified service animals)
  •          Grills, propane tanks or open flames
  •          Bicycles
  •          Flag poles, bats, clubs, sticks (including signs attached to sticks)   
  •          Any athletic equipment or other item which could be used as a weapon

The Boston Police Department expects all who will be attending events on the Boston Common to act respectfully and responsibly. The Department intends to provide a safe and peaceful opportunity for people to exercise their Constitutional rights. Violence or property damage of any kind will not be tolerated. Anyone engaging in illegal behavior is subject to arrest and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.  

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

BPD Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old Suspect Caught Trying to Pry Open ATM After Breaking Into Dorchester Dunkin’ Donuts

 

At about 1:55 AM on Tuesday August 15, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) placed a juvenile suspect in custody after a reported breaking and entering in the area of 2290 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol on River Street when they were approached by a passerby who stated that someone had just shattered a glass door of a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts and entered the building. Officers quickly arrived on scene and observed the suspect, later identified as a 14-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester, attempting to pry open an ATM machine inside the business with a yellow crowbar in hand. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect exited the building and fled on foot but was placed in custody without further incident after a brief pursuit. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering of a Building, Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

“I find it troubling that we have a young suspect in this case who is out so late committing a very serious property crime” said Commissioner Evans. “A kid this age should be getting ready for back to school instead of going to court. I hope this serves as a wake up call for him and that he’s able to start making choices that will help him turn things around.”

 

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

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At about 6:10 PM on Tuesday August 15, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of Malcom X Boulevard and Roxbury Street. The officers had pulled over a motor vehicle for an equipment violation and were approaching to speak with the operator when a passenger, later identified as Kaynan Yassin, 21, of Quincy, suddenly exited the car and began to walk away. The officers stopped the suspect and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Taurus PT738 handgun from the suspects pants pocket. Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident and later recovered approximately five ounces of marijuana packaged for sale from inside a backpack the suspect had been carrying.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

BPD Auto Theft Unit Continues Crackdown On Illegal Dirt Bikes in Boston

 

BPD Auto Theft Unit Continues Crackdown On Illegal Dirt Bikes in Boston: In an ongoing effort to address community complaints and quality of life concerns relative to off road vehicles including dirt bikes, mopeds and motor scooters being driven around the city in a reckless and irresponsible manner, members of the BPD’s Auto Theft Unit recently arrested four individuals and confiscated four off road vehicles in two separate incidents.

INCIDENT #1: On Sunday, August 13, 2017, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit in coordination with officers from the Brookline Police Department and Massachusetts Environmental Police observed a group of individuals operating dirt bikes in a reckless and erratic manner in the area of Seaver Street and Elm Hill Ave. Officers followed the group and observed them enter Playstead Park. As officers approached this group, the group, upon seeing the approaching officers, attempted to flee the area. Officers were able to catch up to, detain and apprehend two individuals. Officers arrested a 25-year-old male from Boston and charged him with Operating After License Suspension, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle and a Helmet Violation. Officers also arrested a 15-year-old male from Boston and charged him with Failure to Stop for Police, Operating a Moped while Unlicensed. Moreover, the suspect’s bikes, a Yamaha Zuma and Honda dirt bike, were towed from the scene. 

INCIDENT #2: On Sunday, August 13, 2017, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit along with members of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and Brookline Police were on patrol in the area of Franklin Park Zoo when they observed two individuals operating off road vehicles at high rates of speed while weaving in and out of traffic along Blue Hill Ave. Officers followed and observed the individuals pull into a Mobil Gas Station on Blue Hill Ave. After watching the operators dismount their bikes, officers quickly moved in and detained both operators. Officers arrested a 28-year-old male from Boston and charged him with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Additionally, officers issued a summons to a 26-year-old male from Boston for the following violations: Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License, Operating a Recreational Vehicle on Public Way, Operating without a Helmet and Operating a Unregistered Recreational Vehicle on Public Way. Moreover, the suspect’s bikes, a Yamaha motorcycle and quad recreational vehicle, were towed from the scene. 

Boston Police Officers Arrest Mattapan Man for Brazen Daytime Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

 

Boston Police Officers Arrest Mattapan Man for Brazen Daytime Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester: Yesterday, on Monday, August 14, 2017, at about 10:00AM, Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), with assistance from the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located and arrested 25-year-old Francisco Barros of Mattapan, charging him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, several firearm-related charges and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Three days prior, on Friday, August 11, 2017 at about 3:06 PM, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a shots fired call in the area of 14 Draper Street in Dorchester. As officers approached the scene, they were flagged down by a male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his body. The victim, a male juvenile, was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Detectives assigned to District C-11 were able to develop information based on their investigation, as to the identity of the suspect, as well as, the suspect vehicle used in this incident. That information was disseminated to officers in the days following the shooting. Yesterday, a supervisor assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, while on patrol, observed the suspect vehicle traveling on Harvard Street in Dorchester. The supervisor immediately requested assistance from uniformed officers who quickly responded to the scene and stopped the suspect vehicle. The operator, Francisco Barros, was subsequently arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. A female passenger was identified and released at the scene.

Upon further investigation, Barros was additionally charged with the August 11, 2017 non-fatal shooting of a juvenile male. Barros will be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court.

Said Commissioner Evans, “This is the outcome when we have community cooperation coupled with great police work. Thankfully, the young victim in this brazen daytime shooting will recover and the person responsible will now have to face the consequences of his actions.”

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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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.