Boston Police Officer Shot in Roxbury

 

At about 2:21 AM on Friday, February 22, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) encountered a male operating a motor vehicle in the area of 102 Gerard Street in Roxbury.

During the interaction, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and officers. During the exchange, a Boston Police Officer was struck several times by the suspect’s gunfire. A short time later, the suspect’s motor vehicle, with the suspect still inside, was located in the area of George Street in Roxbury. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. Officers recovered a firearm from the motor vehicle in which the suspect was located. The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  

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.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston: Acting on several community complaints and concerns relative to the unlawful sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles out of the King Smoke Shop at 600 East Broadway Street in South Boston, detectives assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) with help from both the District C-6 (South Boston) and District A-1 (Downtown) Drug Control Units initiated an investigation to better understand the facts and circumstances fueling the concerns. As a result of the investigation, which included undercover purchases of marijuana inside the store, officers were able to accumulate sufficient evidence and cause to charge two employees of the establishment with the unlawful sale of marijuana. On today’s date, Monday, February 11, 2019, an officer working in an undercover capacity entered the establishment and purchased several marijuana cigarettes.

In light of the illegal purchases, investigators arrested Saqib Imran, 38, of Brockton and charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana). Additionally, officers charged the owner of the store, Tanveer Shah, 61, of Bellingham with Possession with Intent to Distribute both a Class D Drug (Marijuana) and a Class C Drug (THC). Soon after the arrests, a search warrant was obtained in order to properly quantify and catalogue the store’s illegal marijuana inventory. During the search, officers were able to locate and confiscate multiple marijuana cigarettes and marijuana-infused edibles and candies.

 Specifically, officers recovered the following:

  • Over 60 bags of edible Marijuana candies

  • 67 vials of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • 26 Moon Rock Marijuana candy containers

  • 95 Marijuana cigarettes

  • Over $1,000 in US Currency

Both individuals are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, February, 12, 2019 in South Boston District Court.

Officers Arrest One for Aggravated Assault and Battery, Armed Robbery in South Boston

 

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 7:00 AM on Friday, February 8, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit made a warrant arrest in the area of 266 East 9th Street in South Boston. Officers arrested Adelson Lovensky, 21-years-old, of Boston, on an outstanding warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery and Armed Robbery. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 10:44 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 125 Tremont Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A description of the suspect was broadcast, but an initial search of the area yielded no results. Through an intensive investigation, officers were able to identify the male suspect and sought an arrest warrant.

 

Officers Arrest One for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition During Traffic Stop in South Boston

 

At about 12:50 AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite arrest and recovered live ammunition during a traffic stop in the area of 11 W. Broadway Street in South Boston. While on patrol in the above area, officers discovered a motor vehicle operating with an expired registration and conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers spoke to the operator who stated that he had recently purchased the vehicle and had not registered it. At this time, officers notified the operator and the passengers that the motor vehicle was going to be towed for the expired registration and attached plates. A search of the vehicle led officers to discover a Glock magazine containing six rounds of live ammunition located under the passenger's seat. The operator was subsequently taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Victor Pimentel, 22-years-old, of Brockton. Pimentel is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unattended Ammunition.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Teenagers on Multiple Charges After Recovering Loaded Firearm and Drugs from Inside Stolen Motor Vehicle in Roxbury

 

At about 12:57 AM on Sunday February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested four suspects on multiple firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of 870 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were on patrol in the area when a query of the suspect motor vehicle registration revealed it have been reported stolen. Officers stopped the vehicle and removed the operator and the front seat passenger, both identified as 17-year-old males from Jamaica Plain, as well as the two rear seat passengers, Keyon Roberson, 18, of Dorchester and Ivan Andujar, 19, of Dorchester. All parties were placed in custody without incident. Prior to towing the recovered motor vehicle, officers located and seized a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP firearm and large plastic bag containing several smaller plastic bags of crack cocaine.

Keyon Roberson and Ivan Andujar will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle. The two juvenile suspects will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Jamaica Plain Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

At about 9:18 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain) and District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 53 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain. As a result of their efforts, officers were able to recover a large amount of Class A Drugs (Fentanyl), Class B Drugs (Crystal Meth), $7,000 in U.S Currency, and Drug Paraphernalia.   

Jorge Ramirez-Diaz, 46, of Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs and Trafficking Class B Drugs. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms While Arresting Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

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At about 9:05 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), with assistance from officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), Boston Housing Police and the BPD K-9 Unit, arrested Yusuf Mohamed, 19, of South Boston, on firearm related charges in the area of 4 Orton Marotta Way in South Boston. The arrest comes as a result of an investigation into a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:15 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, in the area of 1439 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a 5.7 caliber FN Herstal handgun as well as a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun with a laser sight. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.


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Officers Arrest One for Armed Robbery and Recover Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

At about 9:24 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a robbery in the area of Boston Street and Howell Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he had been assaulted and robbed by a group of males and a female. The victim provided a description of the suspects and their direction of flight. Officers located a group who matched the description of the suspects. The members of the group dispersed and immediately fled to the rear of 782 Dorchester Avenue upon seeing officers. Officers were able to apprehend one of the males who was identified as the suspect who had assaulted the victim and stole his belongings. Officers recovered the victim’s property as well as a black 9 mm Ruger loaded with four rounds of live ammunition.   

Officers arrested Hector Juarbe, 18 years old, of Roxbury and charged him with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

BPD in the Community: Officers Take Part in “Cookies & Books” at the Perkins School in South Boston

BPD in the Community: Earlier today, on Thursday December 6, 2018, some of our officers enjoyed a fun morning reading to students at the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston. The officers were there to participate in the school’s “Cookies & Books” program which encourages students to share their love of reading and, of course, delicious cookies. Officers read books focusing on safety, positivity and community while sharing a few laughs and even a couple of high fives along the way. We would like to thank the students, faculty and staff for their warm welcome.

District C-6 Donates Hundreds of Winter Coats, Hats and Gloves During the Holiday Season

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During the month of December, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Community Service Office partnered with a local charity foundation to donate 200 winter coats as well as hats and gloves to the youth in need from the South Boston area. The event, which took place at the Condon Community Center, focused on giving back to those in need during the holiday season!

 

Local Business Owners Awarded Commissioner’s Commendations for their Assistance in Capturing Suspect 

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On Monday, November 26, 2018, local business owner Daniel Morris and his daughter Dawn Morris were presented with Commissioner’s Commendations for their actions following a robbery of their store at 120 Boston Street (DJ's European Market) during a community meeting in South Boston. The incident occurred at about 4:29 AM on August 4, 2018. While preparing food inside her family’s business, Ms. Morris heard the sound of glass breaking in front of the store. Immediately, Ms. Morris activated the store’s panic alarm and notified her father, Daniel Morris who arrived at the scene. Mr. Morris gave chase to the fleeing suspect. With the assistance of Mr. Morris and Ms. Morris, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. Due to the selfless and heroic actions of Dawn and Daniel Morris, a violent crime was interrupted, and a felon with a long criminal history was apprehended, thereby making the streets of the city of Boston a safer place for all residents.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to Fentanyl Seizure in South Boston

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At about 12:00PM on Thursday November 15, 2018, members of the District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston) and officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) executed a search warrant in the area of 30 Orton Marotta Way.  As a result of the search warrant, officers located and seized two scales, $900 US Currency, and numerous bags of Fentanyl with an approximate total weight of 136 grams.  

Wilden D. Suazo, 30 of Boston and Cheryl Higgins, 54 Boston were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Fentanyl). Both will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

 

Officers Arrest One for Assault to Murder After Striking Officers with Stolen Motor Vehicle in South Boston

 

At about 11:27 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018, an officer working a paid detail in the area of 1436 Columbia Road was notified that a truck had been stolen from the construction site. The detail officer broadcast a description of the suspect and the vehicle. Another officer working a paid detail in the area observed the stolen motor vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. With his emergency equipment activated (lights and sirens) the officer followed the suspect vehicle into Dorchester. Multiple attempts to stop the suspect were unsuccessful. The suspect struck several parked motor vehicles before backing into the officer’s cruiser. Additional units arrived on scene and continued their attempts to stop the vehicle. As an officer exited his cruiser, the suspect drove towards the officer and struck him with the stolen truck. Officers were able to stop the suspect in the area of 192 Boston Street in Dorchester. Both officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested Robert Bjorkman, 49-years-old, of Middleboro. Bjorkman is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Assault to Murder, Malicious Destruction of Property, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Leaving the Scene Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest. 

 

BPD in the Community: Hi-5-Friday Stops by the Paul A. Dever School in Dorchester

Hi-5-Friday stops by the Paul A. Dever School in Dorchester: Earlier this morning smiles were seen on the faces of students as they were welcomed with plenty of Hi 5’s by Boston Police Officers. When kids see police officers, we want them to see people who care about keeping them safe, and, “Hi-5-Friday” is a perfect way to send that message.

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Ongoing Efforts to Identify Individuals Responsible for Racist Graffiti on the Tynan School in South Boston

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Ongoing Efforts to Identify Individuals Responsible for Racist Graffiti on the Tynan School in South Boston: BPD is asking for the public’s help in ongoing efforts to identify those responsible for the racist graffiti which desecrated and defiled the outer walls of the Joseph P. Tynan School located at 650 E. 4th Street in South Boston. The hate-filled graffiti was discovered at about 5:45 AM on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Investigators believe the building was defaced sometime between the hours of 11:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and when it was discovered the following morning.

Said Mayor Martin Walsh, “Racism and threats of this nature will not be tolerated in our schools or in the City of Boston. To whoever wrote this message, you should be ashamed for spreading this message of hate where our young people go to learn. Boston is a place that is welcoming and inclusive of all.”

The BPD’s Civil Rights Unit continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, whether it be large or small, is strongly encouraged to call the Civil Rights Unit at (617) 343-4527.     

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 Police Drug Control Unit Officers Arrest Three After Recovering Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash While Executing Two Separate Search Warrants

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INCIDENT #1: At about 11:15 AM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit along with officers from the BPD City Wide Drug Control Unit arrested Ishmael Morales, 38, of Jamaica Plain, after executing a search warrant in the area of 342 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were able to safely recover a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun, 30 grams of cocaine, $8,621.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence while placing the target of their investigation in custody without incident. Officers later determined that the recovered firearm had previously been reported stolen in Colorado in 2017. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property.

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INCIDENT #2: At about 3:33 PM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the Revere Police Department arrested Daniel Aristizabal, 33, of Revere and Wilder Cuartas-Perez, 34, of Revere, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 146 Shirley Avenue in Revere. Officers successfully executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of 253 grams of cocaine along with $16,408 in U.S. Currency and other evidence. Both suspects were placed in custody on scene without incident and will face arraignment in East Boston District Court. Daniel Aristizabal will be charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs. Wilder Cuartas-Perez will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Drug Control Unit Arrests Two and Recovers Drugs in Roxbury

 

At about 2:30 AM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, members of the C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston) and officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made two onsite drug arrests in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston.

Due to multiple 911 calls and community complaints, officers were on directed patrol in the above area when they observed an unidentified male pass an item to another male. Officers continued their surveillance of the male who took the item and handed it off to a female. Officers approached the male who appeared to be counting multiple bags containing a brown substance believed to be heroin. At this time, officers attempted to take the male into custody. The male began to throw the plastic bags and continued to struggle with officers. Officers were able to placed the male under arrest. Concurrently, officers observed the female return to the area and attempt to pick up the bags which the male had thrown. Officers then placed the female under arrest. Officers recovered multiple small plastic bags containing substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine.

The male, identified as Rigoberto Villalona, 36-years-old of Dorchester and the female, identified as Crystal Andrade, 35-years-old, of Boston, were both placed under arrest. Villalona is charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs. Andrade is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

Missing Person Alert Issued for 12-year-old Jah’brion Daise-Raper

Missing Person Alert: BPD is seeking the public’s help in effort to locate 12-year-old Jah’brion Daise-Raper who was last seen on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the area of 437 Old Colony Ave in South Boston. When last seen, Jah’brion Daise-Raper, who goes by the nickname ‘Jah’, was wearing a white/blue Polo shirt, navy khaki pants and Under Armour sneakers. He’s listed at 5’8” in height and weighs about 130 lbs.

Should you see Jah’brion Daise-Raper or have information relative to his whereabouts, please call District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives at (617) 343-4742.  

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 area of 911 Massachusetts Avenue Roxbury

 

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 03:32 AM, on Friday, October 5, 2018, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to the area of 911 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Raymond Holloway-Creighton, 26, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 in need of emotional support or 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.