Earlier this morning, on Friday, September 14, 2018, Boston Police Officers and Transit Police Officers met at the Henderson Lower School in Dorchester (District C-11) to greet the students for this week's High5Friday. The kids were surprised and excited as you can see by their faces! After greeting the young students as they exited their buses, the officers escorted them into their classrooms and stayed to play and learn for a little while. All the students agreed that this was their best day of school ever! High fives, stickers and words of encouragement from not one but two local police departments made every student feel special.
At about 6:45 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the area of 55 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester to recover a package. Officers were able to locate the package which contained twenty bags of a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana. The package and its contents were forwarded to the State Lab for analysis.
At about 7:30 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2018, officers assigned to the Fugitive Unit assisted by Massachusetts State Police, made a warrant arrest in the 300 block of Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Officers arrested a 33-year-old male of Dorchester. Following the arrest, detectives obtained a search warrant of the suspect’s residence. The execution of the search warrant took place at about 1:00 PM on September 6, 2018. As a result of the search warrant, officers were able to recover a .30 caliber Universal Firearms Corp semi-automatic rifle, a .22 caliber Winchester bolt action rifle, a stolen Glock 19 firearm, multiple rounds of live ammunition and several plastic bags containing a white powder believed to be cocaine.
Officers from the Boston School Police Unit and District C-11 (Dorchester) greeted students of the Everett Elementary School in Dorchester with high fives as they kicked off the 2018/2019 school year. Officers led the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, rang the bell signaling the start of the school day and handed out badge stickers to each of the pupils!
At about 9:52 AM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 450 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers observed two suspects fitting the description which was given out by the dispatcher. Suspect #1, later identified as Joseph Lucas, 22, of Boston, was located at the corner of Talbot Avenue and Alban Street along with suspect #2, later identified as Audrey Frederick, 20, of Boston. Both suspects were observed grabbing the victim’s purse and continuously trying to rip it from her hands. Suspect #1 (Lucas), attempted to take the victim’s iPhone out of her hand while holding a black folding knife to her face. The victim was able to wrestle away from both suspects and fled into a nearby office building to call for help.
Officers placed Joseph Lucas and Audrey Frederick under arrest for Armed Robbery and both will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
BPD in the Community: As most already know, the men and women of the Boston Police Department continue to look for ways to strengthen and nurture the relationship needed to make our city one of the safest big cities in America. Keeping our city safe has always been and will continue to be a team effort and events like the Flashlight Walk on District C-11 in Dorchester most assuredly help us bring the team together with officers and community members walking the streets of our neighborhoods, united as one, in our ongoing effort to protect and serve our city.
At about 4:45 AM on Friday August 24, 2018, BPD Drug Control Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester) simultaneously executed two search warrants in a coordinated effort with BPD SWAT Team in the area of 33 Regina Road in Dorchester. The warrants stemmed from two separate investigations which focused on two different apartments inside the same address. Officers arrested a 60-year-old male from Dorchester after making peaceful entry into Apartment #2 and recovering 38 small bags of crack cocaine, 2 medium sized bags of heroin along with other evidence. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Officers made a forced entry into Apartment #5 where they arrested the target of the second investigation, 31-year-old male from Dorchester, after locating him hiding in a bedroom closet. Officers then safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber ATM handgun, an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency, 53 suboxone strips, crack cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale and packaging materials. The second suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.
At about 7:50 PM on Wednesday August 15, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Shaquan Mason, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges in the area of 155 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.
Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle in the area of Neponset Circle in Dorchester traveling at a high rate of speed which was missing a front tire, causing visible sparks. The suspect vehicle continued to operate erratically, until spinning 360 degrees and coming to rest after crashing into a guardrail. Officers then approached and observed the operator exiting the vehicle while clutching a white backpack against his chest with both arms. The suspect appeared unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Officers placed the suspect in custody after a brief struggle at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Canik handgun from inside the backpack. Officers later located and seized four large bags of marijuana and nearly $3000.00 in U.S. Currency from inside the vehicle.
Shaquan Mason will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Resisting Arrest.
FLASHLIGHT WALK: There were plenty of smiles on full display at the District C-11 #FlashlightWalk. Our officers had a great time meeting and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members. Flashlight Walks are all about coming together as a community and the District C-11 Flashlight Walk certainly achieved that goal. Thanks again to everybody who made it a point to attend last night!
Investigation Update: Monday, August 13, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit located Frederick O. Reynoso, 26 of Roslindale, in the area of Aldrich Street in Roslindale and placed him under arrest in the connection to an ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Murder and Armed Robbery.
The original facts surrounding the incident area as follows: At about 10:49 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 34 Claybourne Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.
If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.
BPD in The Community: Kids from Junior Police Academy Get a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the BPD's K-9 Unit: Friday, August 10, 2018, Junior Police Academy campers from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District B-3 (Mattapan), while accompanied by Boston Police Officers, had a wonderful time during a behind-the-scenes tour of the BPD’s K-9 Unit. As you can see by the photos, kids had a great time interacting with and talking to the officers assigned to the unit while learning about their fury four-legged partners and their training methods. Special thanks to the officers for sharing their time with the kids. It’s always great to see the kids from the Junior Police Academy conversing and connecting with our officers in an informal, friendly, welcoming setting. Together we make our city safer.
BIKE RIDE FOR PEACE: Today, Sunday, August 12, 2018, the men and women of the Boston Police Department, along with members of the community took to the streets for the 3rd Annual Bike Ride for Peace, which started at 1:00pm, and began and ended at the Franklin Park Zoo's front entrance. 50 free helmets were given to the first 50 kids who showed up for the ride. Riders of all ages were encouraged to attend. As the name suggests, the Bike Ride for Peace is all about promoting peace, unity and togetherness in our community. Together we make our city safer and the Ride for Peace gives us a chance to send that message while coming together for a really good cause. As for the ride itself, the the group traveled approximately 6.8 miles and traveled along the planned route listed below:
Began at Franklin Park Zoo, Blue Hill Ave to Morton Street, Left on Norfolk Street, Right on Talbot Ave, Left on Washington Street, Right on Harvard Street, Left on Geneva Ave, Geneva Ave to Blue Hill Ave, Right on Blue Hill Ave to Warren Street, Warren St to MLK Boulevard, Left on Humboldt Ave to Seaver Street, Left on Seaver Street to Blue Hill Ave, and finished at Franklin Park Zoo.
Thanks to all those who came out. Can't wait until next year!
BPD IN THE COMMUNITY: National Night Out concluded successfully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Enjoy additional photos from night 2, of the two day event, that was created to acknowledge and celebrate the partnerships that exist between the community and the Boston Police Department. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Police Commissioner William G. Gross traveled to East Boston, Chinatown, South End, North End, South Boston and Dorchester. The Crime Watch award was presented to a group of dog owners in the North End — and their dogs! The final stop of the night concluded with gifts of T-shirts to the mothers of Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross from the "Older and Bolder" drumming group in Dorchester.
We wholeheartedly thank community members and Neighborhood Watch Groups for their continued help and support of the men and women of the Boston Police Department, it is greatly appreciated. Together we make our community safer!!!
JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Yesterday, August 7, 2018, children from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District B-3 (Mattapan) participating in the Junior Police Academy joined Boston Police officers for a visit to the Museum of Science followed by a ride on the Duck Boat Tour. There were plenty of smiles aboard as the Junior Officers made their way out onto the Charles River where each had a chance to take the wheel. We’re happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other.
Earlier today, on Thursday August 2, 2018, an officer assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) located a dark grey, male, mixed breed dog in the area of Adams Street and East Street in Dorchester. The dog was wearing a collar and a leash at the time he was found but did not have any identifying tags on him. The officer was able to coax his new canine companion to jump in his cruiser to accompany him back to the district station where he was turned over to Animal Control. Anyone with information that may prove helpful is urged to contact the Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter in Roslindale at (617) 635-1800.
At about 7:26 PM on Tuesday July 31, 2018, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Drug Control Unit arrested Luis Beltran-Perez, 43, of Dorchester, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 45 Morrissey Boulevard in South Boston. The officers had conducted a traffic stop as part of their investigation and removed the suspect who was operating the vehicle without a license at which time they performed a pat frisk. Officers were then able to safely recover approximately 20 grams of heroin, 6 grams of cocaine as well as $119.00 in U.S. Currency from the suspect. Beltran-Perez will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The 35th Annual National Night Out Boston, a 2-day citywide celebration that will visit 12 individual neighborhoods across the City of Boston over a 48 hour period, kicks off tomorrow, Monday, August 6, 2018 and concludes Tuesday, August 7, 2018. For those not familiar with National Night Out, it's an acknowledgement and national celebration of the partnerships that exist between communities and police departments all across the country. As in year's past, Mayor Walsh will be travelling all over the city to thank community members and Neighborhood Watch Groups for their help and support of the men and women of the BPD.
A motorcade of officials led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Commissioner William G. Gross will be visiting six designated sites per evening for community crime watch celebrations — one in each police district. Along every stop, awards will be presented to the Top Crime Watch Group in each neighborhood and the Crimefighter of the Year (an individual for their year-round efforts in assisting the Boston Police Department).
Residents of Boston and members of the Boston Police Department will enjoy free admission, food, games, and entertainment. Attendees are invited to visit sponsor tables including The Boston Police Foundation, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Boston Centers for Youth & Families and a host of others, including local non-profits, who have worked so hard to make this event the special occasion it has become.
EVERY BOSTON RESIDENT IS URGED TO SWITCH ON THEIR OUTSIDE LIGHTS FOR THE EVENINGS TO DEMONSTRATE OUR UNITED COMMUNITY EFFORT AGAINST CRIME.
Event locations are as follows along with the estimated time of arrival of the cavalcade:
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018, locations:
- 3:00pm Cavalcade will depart Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza
- 3:15 - 4:00 PM Brighton (D-14) - Brighton Commons (Academy Hill Rd/Chestnut Hill Avenue)
- 4:30 - 5:00 PM Hyde Park (E-18) – Iacona Field (Readville Street & Milton Street)
- 5:15 - 5:45 PM Roslindale (E-5) – Adams Park (Washington Street & Cummins Highway)
- 6:00 - 6:40 PM Jamaica Plain (E-13) – Mildred Hailey Apartments (90 Bickford Street)
- 6:50 - 7:30 PM Mattapan (B-3) – Almont Park (40 Almont Street)
- 7:45 - 8:30 PM Roxbury (B-2) – Marcella Playground (235 Marcella Street)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018:
- 3:00pm Cavalcade will depart Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza
- 3:15 - 3:45 PM East Boston (A-7) – Lopresti Park (33 Sumner Street)
- 4:15 - 4:45 PM Chinatown (A-1) - Tai Tung Village, Chinatown
- 5:00 - 5:30 PM South End (D-4) – Castle Square (Tremont Street)
- 6:00 - 6:30 PM North End (A-1) – DeFillipo Park (Prince Street)
- 6:45 - 7:15 PM South Boston (C-6) - Moakley Park (Columbia Road)
- 7:30 - 8:00 PM Dorchester (C-11) - Town field Park (Dorchester Avenue & Park)
COFFEE WITH A COP: Thank you to everyone who came out for our latest Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Bale Bakery in Dorchester. Officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) along with members of the BPD Command Staff enjoyed a cup of coffee while sharing stories and a few laughs with friends and neighbors from the community. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.