Community Alert: BPD Seek Public's Help in Efforts to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Assault & Battery in area of Huntington Ave and Colburn Street in Roxbury

 

BPD Seek Public's Help in Efforts to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Assault & Battery in area of Huntington Ave and Colburn Street in Roxbury: At about 2:30am, on Saturday, July 4, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for an assault and battery in the area of Colburn Street and Huntington Ave. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she was walking home alone wearing headphones when an unknown suspect approached her from behind, knocked her to the ground and attempted to drag her behind a building. The victim broke free and called police. The victim describes the suspect as either a light-skinned Hispanic or Middle Eastern male in his twenties, about 5'9" - 5'11" in height, thin build, dark short hair, wearing a black short sleeve shirt, dark navy jeans and black wire rim glasses.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-6676.

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.

Safe Summer Streets Program for Teens Kicks Off at the Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester

IN THE COMMUNITY: Great time had by all earlier this evening (Monday, July 6, 2015) as Superintendent Randall Halstead, Deputy Joe Harris and Deputy Dennis White stopped by the Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester to show their support for and help kick off the club’s Safe Summer Streets Program for Teens. The program, which runs through August 12th and is available to kids between the ages of 13 - 18, is designed to keep kids involved in activities and out of trouble throughout the summer. And tonight was certainly an example of that as the kids listened to live music, sang along and enjoyed a BBQ after the show. Said Teen Program Coordinator Sophia Rice, “It’s all about keeping our kids busy and out of trouble. Our teen program is designed to keep the kids looking ahead, focused on their futures and, hopefully, preparing themselves for college. If you have a teenager looking for something to do this summer, please send them our way, they won’t be disappointed.” To learn more about the Safe Summer Streets Program for Teens, please click on the enclosed link: http://bgcdorchester.org.

IN THE COMMUNITY: District E-5 Youth Flag Football League Wraps Up Spring Season & Thanks PAL for their Support

IN THE COMMUNITY: The District E-5 Youth Flag Football League, sponsored by the Boston Police Activities League (PAL), recently wrapped up its spring season and we’d like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all who participated and played this season. According to our sources, all who played this season had a blast!!! Special congratulations to all of this year’s champions. In the 17-n-Under Division, the Broncos, coached by Gene Austin, defeated the Steelers. In the 12-n-Under Division, the Broncos again reigned supreme in defeating the Cowboys. As for the 8-n-Under Division, we reserve extra special praise for the youngest division and, of course, all who played received participation trophies. Gotta love that!!! Said Boston Police Officer Elvis Garcia, who coordinates the league: “Our league wouldn’t be possible without the help we receive from Bill Stoddard and the Boston Police Activities League. Without their help, we could not do what we do for these wonderful kids. And, again, we can't thank them enough for what they do. Thanks PAL!!!”  

BPD Photo of the Day: Small Gesture - Big Picture

Earlier today, Sunday July 5, 2015, an officer assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) while on his regular tour of duty was approached by a gentleman who had a problem:  He was on his way to church for services but didn't know how to properly tie his necktie.  He asked for assistance and the officer didn't hesitate to help him out.  In a big city like Boston, small gestures mean a lot, they define our neighborhoods and bring us closer together as a community - it's the little things that make all the difference. When asked about the encounter, our officer offered the following: "It's important for people to see and understand that community policing is our best policing. When the gentlemen approached looking for help, we were more than happy to assist. In fact, I tied him my best knot, the eldredge knot, and he told me he loved it."  To our officer who tied the best knot he could - we say: "Job well done!!!" 

 

BPD Officers Recover 2 Firearms, Arrest 2, in 2 Separate Incidents within 1 Hour

Incident #1:  At about 12:41 AM on Sunday July 5, 2015, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 21 Puritan Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and learned that the shots came from a motor vehicle and that the operator of that vehicle was the shooter.  Officers quickly located a car matching the given description parked a few doors down and then observed a suspect matching the description standing nearby.  Officers recovered an empty gun holster and other ballistic evidence from inside the car and a loaded Interarms Helwan 9mm handgun on the ground near the suspect.  Officers learned that the vehicle was registered to the suspect, Timothy Lamont Moreland, 29, of Chelsea, who was positively identified and placed in custody.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Discharged within 500 feet of a Dwelling and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Gun Taken in Incident #2

Incident #2:  At about 1:26 AM on Sunday July 5, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 36 Savin Street in Roxbury.  Officers were in the area on directed patrol in response to several recent incidents of shootings, shots fired and gang related activities.  Officers observed a suspect known to them as Jenry Gonzalez, 22 of Boston, walking on Quincy Street and pulled their cruiser over to speak with him.  As officers approached, the suspect suddenly took off running while clutching at the right side of his waistband area.  The suspect led the officers on a lengthy foot chase through several backyards, hopping over fences while trying to evade them.  As officers gained ground on the suspect, they observed him discard what was later revealed to be a Walther .22 caliber handgun (see photo).  Officers were able to place the suspect in custody and recover the firearm.  It was later revealed that the gun had been stolen in 2011 from Leominster MA.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 12 Holborn Street in Roxbury

 

At about 10:47 PM on Saturday July 4, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 12 Holburn Street.  On arrival, officers discovered two male victims in their twenties suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

 

Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the are of 21 Greenville Street in Roxbury

At about 11:08 PM on Thursday July 2, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Greenville Street.  On arrival, officers discovered two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported by EMS to local hospitals.  One victim, identified as Raheem Ramirez, 22, of Boston, was later pronounced dead the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Officers received information at the scene that two male suspects on a motor scooter were observed leaving the area immediately after the incident.

At about 11:15 PM, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force observed two males matching the given description riding on a scooter in the area of Dudley and Shirley Streets.  After a brief pursuit, officers were able to take both suspects, later identified as Elijah Small, 19, of Norwood and Lamar Brison, 24, of Dorchester, into custody.  Officers also recovered a firearm during the foot chase.  It is not known at this time if both suspects were directly involved in the shooting on Greenville Street.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court.  Small is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Brison who was operating the motor scooter, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Witness Interference, Obstruction of Justice, Refusal to Submit, Operating to Endanger and Operating with a Suspended License.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

Street Closings and Parking Restrictions in Effect for the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

CITY OF BOSTON TRAFFIC ADVISORY: If you're headed to the Esplanade for the 4th of July Fireworks Show - street closings and parking restrictions will be in place. For the complete list of street closings and parking restrictions - please refer to the list below. As always, people attending the 4th of July festivities are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation. Information relative to July 4th holiday service on the MBTA can be found at www.MBTA.com. That link in include below.

LOCAL STREETS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC on July 4th - starting at 6:00pm until Completion of the Fireworks Celebration:

Arlington Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street

Beacon Street, from Charles Street to Massachusetts Avenue

Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Clarendon Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street

Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Exeter Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street

Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Gloucester Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street

Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Massachusetts Avenue, from Beacon Street to the City of Cambridge

PARKING RESTRICTIONS: 

Tow Zone, No Stopping – Tuesday, June 30, through Saturday, July 4:

Beacon Street, even side, from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

Tow Zone, No Stopping – Friday, July 3 through Saturday, July 4:

Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue 

Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Clarendon Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street

Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G. Mugar Way

Chestnut Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Revere Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Charles Street

Tow Zone, No Stopping – Saturday, July 4:

Arlington Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to St. James Avenue

Beacon Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Charlesgate East

Berkeley Street, both sides, from Back Street to Boylston Street

Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

Clarendon Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Exeter Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Fairfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Gloucester Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Hereford Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Massachusetts Avenue, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

BPD Officers Arrest Two in Dorchester in Connection to Early Morning Dedham Robbery, Two Firearms Recovered

Earlier today, Friday July 3, 2015, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested two suspects who were wanted in connection with an armed robbery by means of a firearm which had occurred at about 6:00 AM in Dedham.  The Dedham Police Department issued an alert about the incident and provided a description of the suspect vehicle which came back registered to a house at 21 Fuller Street in Dorchester.  Officers responded to that address and observed the suspect vehicle, a blue Ford Explorer SUV, parked and unoccupied in the driveway.  Officers remained in the area, performing low profile surveillance.  A short time later, four individuals emerged from the house and got into the vehicle which then began to back out of the driveway.  As officers approached, the occupants suddenly jumped out of the SUV and attempted to flee back inside the house but officers were able to stop the individuals before they could gain entry.  Dedham Police arrived on scene with the victim of the armed robbery who positively identified Dartanyan Pledger, 23, of Dorchester and Brian Joyce, 21, of Dorchester, as the suspects who had robbed her at gunpoint.  The suspects were both placed in custody on charges of Armed Robbery. Investigators from Dedham, assisted by members of the Boston Police Department later executed a search warrant at 21 Fuller Street and recovered two firearms from that address. This investigation remains active and ongoing.   

 

If You’re Going to the Esplanade for the 4th of July Fireworks Show – There Are Things to Bring and Not to Bring

If You’re Going to the Esplanade for the 4th of July Fireworks Show – Here’s the List of Things to Bring and Not to Bring: To ensure the safety of all visitors to the Esplanade, the following rules will be in play and enforced for both the rehearsal concert on July 3 and the real deal concert & fireworks show the following evening on July 4, 2015.

What You Can’t Bring:

1. No coolers on wheels.

2. No backpacks.

3. No firearms, weapons, sharp objects or fireworks.

4. No glass containers.

5. No cans.

6. No pre-mixed beverages.

7. All liquids will be carried in sealed clear plastic containers not to exceed 2 liters in size.

8. No grilling, propane tanks or open flames.

9. No Alcoholic beverages.

10. No bicycles will be allowed through the checkpoints into the Oval or Island/Lagoon areas. Bicycles are allowed throughout the rest of the venue but must not be left unattended.

11. NEW THIS YEAR: No one entering the venue will be allowed to bring an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a “drone,” onto the premises.

What You Can Bring:

1. Pop up Tents/Canopies with no sides - maximum size 10’ x10’.

(Above for July 4th only; No Tents/Canopies allowed on July 3rd).

2. Blankets or tarps no bigger than 10’ x 10’.

3. Folding/Beach Chairs only.

4. Coolers, which must be carried in by shoulder strap or single handle (no wheeled coolers).

5. All personal items must be carried in clear bags only.

6. After inspection, small clutch bags/purses may be taken into the venue with the clear bag.

The BPD Rolls Out New Technology to Manage All Police Report and Crime Data

The Boston Police Department has deployed an enterprise information management system from Intergraph® for e report and e data. The new system, featuring Intergraph's inPURSUIT software, went live on Tuesday June 16, 2015, following a major, four-year project to plan, stage, configure and deploy the department's first enterprise records management system.

The Intergraph solution replaces a 40-old, home-grown documentation system, providing police with an integrated, state-of-the-art technology for case management and reporting. Among the important capabilities enabled by the new inPURSUIT RMS are master indices that tie individuals to multiple types of information, such as cases and addresses, providing police with more complete information regarding individuals under criminal investigation.

"The Intergraph system will allow us to be more efficient and ultimately will enhance the safety of the community and of our officers," said Boston Police Deputy Superintendent John Daley. "Officers and investigators will have access to information in the new system that, previously, they may have had to seek in a dozen legacy systems, if it existed at all."

The detective case management module developed by Intergraph enables officers in the field to add specific, eyes-only investigative information to reports. Detectives have the ability to lock down information based on case sensitivity, such as for cases involving sexual assaults.

The integrated solution also includes Intergraph's inPURSUIT Field Based Reporting (FBR), which allows officers to more efficiently capture report information and notes through an easy-to-use field application. The Intergraph software eliminates the need for pen-and-paper note taking and redundant data entry.

"In deploying Intergraph's records management system, Boston Police can benefit from a fully integrated, user-friendly system to manage mission-critical records and data," said David McDonald, vice president of U.S. public safety, Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure (SG&I). "We're honored to partner with the City of Boston to help improve public safety through innovation."

 

Death Investigation in the area of 21 Greenville Street in Roxbury

 

At about 11:08 PM on Thursday July 2, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Greenville Street.  On arrival, officers discovered two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported by EMS to local hospitals.  One victim, later identified as Raheem Ramirez, 22, of Boston, was later pronounced dead the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Officers received information at the scene that two male suspects on a motor scooter were observed leaving the area immediately after the incident.

At about 11:15 PM, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force observed two males matching the given description riding on a scooter in the area of Dudley and Shirley Streets.  After a brief pursuit, officers were able to take both suspects, later identified as Elijah Small, 19, of Norwood and Lamar Brison, 24, of Dorchester, into custody.  Officers also recovered a firearm during the foot chase.  It is not known at this time if both suspects were directly involved in the shooting on Greenville Street.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court.  Small is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Brison who was operating the motor scooter, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Witness Interference, Obstruction of Justice, Refusal to Submit, Operating to Endanger and Operating with a Suspended License.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

 

Commissioner Evans & Chief Gross Lend a Hand to the Flag for Hope Project

Commissioner Evans & Chief Gross Lend a Hand to the Flag for Hope Project: Today, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Commissioner Evans and Chief Gross stopped by Copley Square to lend a hand - or rather a handprint - to the Flag for Hope Project. The Commissioner and Chief were asked to add their handprints to an American flag to be flown high a’top the Freedom Tower in New York City. When the flag is completed, it will have amassed 5,000 handprints assembled in such a way as to resemble the American flag. Once finished, the flag – as a symbol of peace, goodwill and humanity - will officially be flown on September 11, 2015. To learn more about the project, please visit: FlagforHope.com.

Working Together: Commissioner Evans and Local Clergy Meet to Discuss Summer Public Safety Plans

Working Together: Today, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Commissioner Evans, Chief Gross and Dan Mulhern from the Mayor’s Office proactively met with local clergy members at Boston Police Headquarters earlier today to discuss strategies and plans to keep our city’s young people safe this summer. Among the issues discussed included summer jobs and opportunities designed to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. Said Commissioner Evans: “People often ask me what makes our city so special and I always tell them it’s the relationships and partnerships that make our city so unique. In Boston, public safety is a team approach and we’re fortunate to have so many dedicated clergy members working with us to make Boston the safest city it can be.” 

Boston 24: Thursday, July 2, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 11
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.

 

Media Availabilty: Commissioner Evans Taking Part in the” Flag for Hope” Project at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

WHO:             Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

WHAT:           Media Avail/Photo Op: Flag for Hope, led by globally acclaimed artist Marcos Antonio, is proud to announce Boston, Massachusetts as the next location on their national tour. This event invites participants from all walks of life to embrace and solidify their place in the historical record by contributing their handprints to collaborative 'panels of impression,' and be preserved as an historic account of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The effort began on Memorial Day 2015. Flag for Hope will visit approximately 60 cities before September 11, 2015, ending at The Freedom Tower in New York City. When the canvas is complete, 5000 handprints will have been collected. Today, Commissioner Evans will add his handprints to the Flag for Hope.                           www.FlagforHope.com

WHEN:          Thursday July 2, 2015, @ 2:30 PM

WHERE:        Copley Square Park, Boylston Street, Boston

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

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Mattapan

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Mattapan: At about 1:59pm, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 33 Fessenden Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. While on scene, officers were able to gather information that enabled them ascertain a description of the suspect. A search of the area enabled officers to locate an individual matching the description of the individual wanted in connection to the shooting. As officers approached the suspect, the suspect, upon seeing the officers, took off running. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to subdue and apprehend the suspect. A search of the suspect’s backpack enabled officers to locate a firearm.

Officers arrested Patrick Bishop, 22, of Boston and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

Boston 24: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 9 
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 Community: PAL Kick-off Barbeque

It’s time to kick off the summer with the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League! The official start of the PAL summer program for kids began with games, songs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course the Boston Police Ice Cream Truck at BPD Headquarters with Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, Police Officer Kenny Grubbs, and the rest of their fellow officers. Great to see all the smiling faces!