One Less Gun: Three Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Violent Struggle with Officers in Jamaica Plain

ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:13 PM on Saturday, November 17, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a firearm in the area of 950 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on patrol in the above area when they observed a group of males known to them through previous encounters, walking down the street. As officers attempted to speak with the males, one of them immediately began to flee the area. Officers gave chase to the male, who attempted to enter the residence at 950 Parker Street, a violent struggle occurred in the entryway to the residence. While officers were struggling with the suspect, a second male arrived on scene and attempted to intervene, the male began fighting with officers, but was subsequently placed under arrest. At this time, a female suspect exited the residence and began shouting at officers, who were still attempting to place the first male suspect under arrest. Officers continued struggling with the male who was clenching an object close to his chest. Officers were eventually able to identify the object to be a loaded firearm. Upon noticing the firearm, the female suspect began to physically assault officers as they attempted to remove the firearm from the male suspect. Eventually officers were able to place both the male suspect and his mother, the female suspect, under arrest. A .32 caliber Charter and Arms Undercover Revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition was secured at the scene. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old- juvenile male of Weymouth, who is charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries and Trespassing. A second 17-year-old male of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Delinquent to Wit: Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. The female suspect, identified as Shirley Thompson, 40-years-old, of Weymouth is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. All suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

Making a Difference: BPD Officer Antonette Cabral Honored at the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

DIFFERENCE MAKER: On Friday, October 26, 2018, Boston Police Officer Antonette Cabral was honored at the 2018 Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Heroes Celebration for her work as a community service officer in District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). Officer Cabral was recognized for her work as a mentor for at-risk youth who attended the ABCD Summerworks program and the Boston Police Teen Academy. Through her dedication to expanding opportunities for the City’s at-risk youths, Officer Cabral has proven that her hard work and determination does not go unnoticed by the community she continues to serve.  

 

Great  Work Recognized: BPD Drug Control Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Two Knives During Confrontation in Roxbury

 

Sergeant Detective Dennis Cogavin and Police Officers Daren Bradshaw, Patrick Flaherty and Charles Moore, assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit, recently arrested an armed suspect while defusing a potentially violent confrontation in the area of 1990 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting a drug investigation in the area when they observed a male suspect armed with two knives chasing a male victim on the opposite side of the street.

The officers immediately responded, sprinting across the street to intervene. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapons and placed him in custody without further incident after he complied. The suspect was later arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Officers Bradshaw, Moore, Flaherty and Sergeant Detective Cogavin are commended for their professionalism in the face of an armed suspect and courage while preventing a possibly deadly street encounter. These officers managed to successfully place an armed individual under arrest during an extremely volatile incident without harm to any parties involved, officers or bystanders.

 For their efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Happy Halloween from the BPD!

Within the past week, officers from districts all over the city celebrated Halloween in their own unique way. From Trunk-or-Treat at the Peer Support Unit, to the Haunted Cell Blocks of B-3 (Mattapan), each of the districts put their own spin on Halloween. Here at the BPD we say “have a safe and happy Halloween!!”

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Three in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Breaking and Entering in Progress in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 1:03 PM on Wednesday October 24, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) placed three suspects in custody after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 30 Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers were directed to a basement door in the rear which appeared to have been forced open. Officers soon located three individuals inside, later identified as Abdirahmaan Ali, 19, of Jamaica Plain, Hamza Jeilani, 18, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and placed them in custody after confirming that they did not reside in the building. Officers later spoke with a witness who stated that they had observed one of the suspects kick the basement door open prior to all three suspects entering the address. The adult suspects will be charged in West Roxbury District Court with Breaking and Entering while the juvenile suspect will be charged in West Roxbury Juvenile Court with Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering. 

 

Recent Promotions: Two Sergeants Promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant

PROMOTIONS: The men and women of the BPD would like to congratulate Lieutenants Daryle Dwan and Alan Perkins for their recent promotions from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant. On Friday, October 5, 2018, Chief Long presented both with their new badges and informed them of their new assignments, Lieutenant Dwan will be serving District B-3 (Mattapan) and Lieutenant Perkins, District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). We wish both Lt. Dwan and Lt. Perkins the best of luck in their new chapters with the BPD.

BPD in the Community: Hi-5-Friday stops by the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain

Hi-5-Friday stops by the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain: Earlier this morning smiles were seen on the faces of students, Boston Police Officers and Transit Police Officers as they welcomed bus riders.  A number of cadets also took part in giving out Hi-5’s and had a phenomenal time connecting with and making a positive impression on the kids from the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain.  The kids were surprised and were overheard saying they wanted to become cops when they grow up!

Said one of the officers, “It’s so important for the kids to see and interact with us in a positive, fun, friendly environment. Keeping kids safe is one of our most important priorities. 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 in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Evergreen Eatery in Jamaica Plain

COFFEE WITH A COP: Last week, #CoffeeWithaCop stopped by the Evergreen Eatery on Green Street in Jamaica Plain. Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello to our officers while sharing a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors. Special thanks to the nice folks at Evergreen Eatery for hosting the event. Captain Greland and the officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) had a wonderful time getting to know the community members they protect and serve. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, such as our next event tomorrow in Hyde Park, please call (617) 343-4345.

NEXT COFFEE WITH A COP:

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  • Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream from 9:00am to 10:00am

  • 1231 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 140 South Street Jamaica Plain

 

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 9:48 PM, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to the area of 140 South Street, Jamaica Plain for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Felix Paulino, 25, of Mattapan.

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.   

 

Death Investigation in the area of 140 South Street Jamaica Plain

 

Death Investigation in the area of 140 South Street, Jamaica Plain: At about 09:48 PM, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to the area of 140 South Street, Jamaica Plain for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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.   

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Community Members Join Together for Dominican Festival of Boston 2018 held in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross joined the men and women of the BPD to celebrate with the community at the Dominican Festival of Boston 2018 in Jamaica Plain. Officers were in place along the parade route to ensure the safety of all attendees. There were plenty of smiles, flags, music, and dancing on display as a festive time was had by all!

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers from District E-13 Hand Out 200 Free Bright-Yellow Bike Vests to Bikers in Jamaica Plain

Keeping Boston Safe: In an effort keep bicyclists safe, while simultaneously underscoring the importance of being visible when riding around the city, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) including Captain John Greland handed out 200 free bright-yellow bike vests to bikers traveling along the bike path in the area of Centre and Lamartine Streets in Jamaica Plain earlier this evening, Thursday, August 9, 2018. Said Officer Mike Santry, “Our job as police officers is to keep people safe. And, there’s no question visibility plays an important role in achieving that goal. So, the decision to hand out the free bike vests to those who ride bikes in our city was an easy decision to make.” As for the vests themselves, the officers tell us that they were generously donated by a local business leader who requested anonymity. Once again, highlighting the fact that together we make our city safer.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Two Firearms While Arresting Two Suspects in Two Separate Incidents

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Two Firearms in Two Separate Incidents: In ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston by targeting those who carry or possess illegal firearms in our city, officers arrested two individuals on gun-related charges in two separate incidents. The facts and circumstance are listed below:

INCIDENT #1: Officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) confiscated a firearm during a motor vehicle stop in the area of Atherton and Washington Streets in Roxbury. At about 9:50AM, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, while on directed patrol in the area of Egleston Square due to several community complaints relative to increased drug activity in the area, officers’ attention was drawn to a white male acting nervously while walking around his vehicle which was parked at the Mobile Gas Station located at 3055 Washington Street in Roxbury. Officers noted the individual’s anxiety as he continued to look around in all directions, as if canvassing the area, before entering his vehicle. When officers conducted a check of the vehicle’s registration, officers discovered that the vehicle’s registration was cancelled meaning the vehicle was on the road illegally. In light of this information, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) and stopped the car. While speaking to the operator, officers noted that the driver appeared to be extremely anxious given the fact that the individual was visibly shaking and refusing to make eye contact with the officers. When asked to produce his license and registration, the operator was unable to. Moreover, officers discovered that the driver’s right to operate a vehicle in the state of Massachusetts had been suspended. In light of the aforementioned, officers arrested John Kerivan, 21, of Boston and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License.

While conducting an inventory search of the motor vehicle, officers were able to locate and take possession of a loaded firearm with 10 live rounds (see photo). Given the discovery of the firearm, the suspect was additionally charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

INCIDENT #2: Officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) confiscated a firearm during a motor vehicle stop in the area of Harvard and Radcliffe Streets in Dorchester. At about 12:42am, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) observed a gray motor vehicle make a sharp left turn onto Harvard Street from Washington Street. In light of the erratic driving, officers conducted a check of the vehicle’s registration which revealed that the vehicle had no inspection sticker. As a result, officers activated lights and sirens in order to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Initially, the vehicle slowed but did not come to a full stop until doing so in the area of Harvard and Radcliffe Streets. Given the operator’s hesitancy and reluctance to pull over, officers were keenly concerned that efforts were being made to possibly hide or conceal an illegal firearm. When asked to explain why it took so long to pull over, the operator was unable to provide an articulate reason or rationale for not stopping. Officers noted that both the operator and passenger appeared anxious as both were breathing heavily and refusing to make eye contact with the officers. At one point, given the passenger’s readily apparent nervousness and heavy breathing, officers asked the passenger if he was okay. In light of their observations and concern that a firearm may be in the vehicle, officers asked both individuals to exit the car. Upon looking inside the vehicle, officers quickly observed and took possession of a firearm found under the driver’s seat.  When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the operator was unable to.

Officers arrested Jacob Laurore, 19, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

BPD In The Community: Children from the Boston Police Junior Academy Spend the Day with Officers from Districts B-2 and E-13

BPD In The Community:  Children from the Boston Police Junior Academy spend the day with officers from Districts B-2 (Roxbury) and E-13 (Jamaica Plain).  Earlier today on Monday, July 30, 2018, the Junior Police Academy visited Boston Police Headquarters where they investigated a mock crime scene and learned about fingerprints with members of the Crime Scene Response Unit. The group made their rounds through headquarters, stopping by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, and the Explosive Ordinance Unit where they learned what to do if they came across a suspicious package and quickly grasped the meaning of “See Something, Say Something!”

The children even spent time with the Superintendent-in-Chief, soon-to-be-Boston Police Commissioner, William G. Gross. Later, the children headed to Boston Bowl where they enjoyed some lunch, a few strings of bowling, and plenty of arcade games. You know it was a good day when the adults had just as much fun as the children! 

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2018 COMING TO BOSTON! Monday, August 6, 2018 and Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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)

BPD in the Community: Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out for Last Night’s Flashlight Walk in Jamaica Plain.

FLASHLIGHT WALK: Last night, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, Commissioner Evans, officers assigned to District E-13, (Jamaica Plain) and community members of all ages joined together for another successful flashlight walk. The event kicked off at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and ended at the Jackson Square playground where the BPD Ice Cream Truck was standing by to provide a cold treat on a warm night. If you'd like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to:  meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov.

 

BPD in the Community: Plenty of Smiles on Display at the 2nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby in Jamaica Plain

Over the weekend, on Saturday June 30, 2018, over 400 children came out for the 2nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Jamaica Pond. The kids enjoyed a day full of fishing with their families and our officers as well as games, face painting, music, food and more. Thank you to all of the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants for sharing in this wonderful community event. We’ll see you next year!

Multiple Suspects Under Arrest After BPD Drug Control Units Conduct Operation in Several Boston Neighborhoods

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On Monday July 2, 2018, officers assigned to various Boston Police Drug Control Squads throughout the city conducted an operation which resulted in 13 arrests. During the far-reaching sweep, officers executed search warrants at multiple locations which led to the recovery of 395 grams of fentanyl, 137 grams of heroin, 27 grams of cocaine, 15 bags of crack cocaine, 6 bags of marijuana and $6,801 in cash. Officers also seized a 2013 Ford Focus along with 368 grams of an unknown powder which will be processed and identified.

Please see below for named suspects followed by their respective charges and scheduled court of arraignment:

 Eddie Watkins, 41, of Boston, Distribution of Class B – Boston Municipal Court

Sean Seith, 31, of Boston, Distribution of Class E – Boston Municipal Court

Jason Martinez, 24, of Dorchester, Trafficking Class A & B Drugs, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglarious Tools – Dorchester Court

Meiko Foreman, 30, of Dorchester, Warrant Arrest: Breaking & Entering, Larceny from a Building and Larceny – Dorchester Court

Sheldon Bethune, 45, of Roxbury, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs

Kayla Yeje, 28, of New Bedford, Distribution of Class B Drugs – Roxbury District Court

Nicholas Smith, 32, of Plymouth, Warrant Arrest: Possession of Class A Drugs and Resisting Arrest – Roxbury District Court

David Carrasquillo, 22, of Brighton, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs – Brighton District Court

Orlando Laboy, 39, of Brighton, Possession of Class B Drugs – Brighton District Court

Jonathan Vilarino, 30, of Roslindale, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs – West Roxbury District Court

Michael Vilarino, 26, of Ashland, Warrant Arrest: Distribution of Class B Drugs - West Roxbury District Court

Jose Cambero, 62, of Mattapan, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class A Drugs - West Roxbury District Court

Jesus Diaz-Rivera, 34, of Dorchester, Distribution of Class A Drugs – West Roxbury District Court