Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Guns While Placing Three Suspects in Custody During Two Separate Incidents within Five Hours

INCIDENT #1:  At about 12:45 PM on Monday April 10, 2017, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit placed two suspects in custody and recovered a loaded firearm as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 605 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.  The officers were aware that the target of their investigation, Leandro Pena, 28, of South Boston, was wanted on several outstanding warrants for Distribution of Class A Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery related charges.  The officers observed the suspect operating a motor vehicle on Old Colony Avenue with a passenger seated in the front, later identified as Jesse Batista, 20, of South Boston, but as the officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, the vehicle sped off.  Additional responding units were able to stop the vehicle after it became blocked in by traffic on Dorchester Avenue.  When they approached, they observed that Batista was now operating the vehicle and that Pena had apparently exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  Batista was placed in custody without incident after officers learned he was wanted on outstanding warrant for Violation of the Auto Laws.  Officers gave out a description of Pena who was located a short time later near a liquor store on Dorchester Avenue by MBTA Transit Police Officers at which time BPD Officers placed him in custody without incident.  Officers later learned that the suspect had entered the store and placed a loaded .380 caliber Keltec handgun behind several cans of soda in a cooler in an attempt to discard the weapon.  The firearm was recovered safely.  Both suspects will appear in South Boston District Court to answer for their warrants.  Additionally, Leandro Pena will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Firearm Seized During Incident #2

Firearm Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #2:  At about 5:40 PM on Monday April 10, 2017, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit in a coordinated effort with officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest as part of an investigation in the area of 10 Guild Street in Roxbury.  The officers were monitoring the area of Circuit Street and Fenwick Place when they observed Javondre Brown, 20, of Dorchester, behaving in a suspicious manner while clutching at the waistband area of his pants.  When the officers approached to speak with him, he immediately took off running in a full sprint while continuing to hold the waistband of his pants with the officers now in pursuit.  As the suspect was running on Circuit Street, he dropped a loaded .38 special revolver on the ground which was quickly recovered by one of the pursuing officers.  The suspect jumped over a fence and cut through several backyards before finally being placed in custody in the rear of 10 Guild Street.  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 on a Public Way.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 24

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Downtown Daytime Stabbing

 

At about 4:40 PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 128 Tremont Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male victim suffering from multiple apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to Tufts Medical Center by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been stabbed during an altercation with two other males. Officers on-scene obtained surveillance video of the incident showing the victim arguing with an unknown suspect (later identified as 19-year-old Jaden Clemenceau of Mattapan) when a second suspect approaches and begins to stab the victim. The second suspect then handed an object to Clemenceau before both males fled the scene in the direction of Winter Street. Officers instantly recognized the second suspect, identified as 22-year-old Henry Vo of South Boston, from an ongoing investigation by the District A-1 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit. Officers knew this male to operate a light blue Honda Odyssey and frequently parked it on Charles Street. Officers were informed that Vo was also in the company of a female suspect. Officers canvassed the area and discovered the vehicle parked on South Charles Street. Officers approached and found Vo and the female suspect, 19-year-old Victoria Toledo of South Boston, sitting inside. In plain view of the officers was a large plastic bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine in the center console cup holder, a large amount of US currency, and what appeared to be a knife in an open bag on the seat. Officers took both Vo and Toledo into custody without further incident.

Vo was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs within 100 ft of a Park. Toledo was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs within 100 ft of a Park.

While processing this arrest, officers were advised of a walk-in stab victim at Mass General Hospital. Officers responded and found Clemenceau being treated for wounds received during his confrontation with the victim. Clemenceau was placed under arrest at the hospital and charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).

Boston Police Auto Theft Unit, MA Environmental Police Address Quality of Life Issues in Boston Neighborhoods, Prepare for Heightened Enforcement in Summer Months

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit, in collaboration with members of the MA Environmental Police, conducted a joint operation to combat the roving gangs of off-road vehicles that have plagued the neighborhoods across the city, particularly Roxbury, Mattapan, and North Dorchester, causing quality of life and safety issues for residents, as well as being a constant source of requests for enforcement by the citizens of these neighborhoods. For example, earlier in the month, officers observed a group of about 20 individuals recklessly operating dirt bikes, ATVs, and mopeds in the area of Blue Hill Ave and American Legion Highway. After riding wheelies, failing to obey traffic signals, weaving between traffic, and operating on sidewalks near pedestrians, one of these individuals abandoned his dirt bike, fled from police, and while doing so, pulled down his pants and underwear to expose himself to police and nearby members of the public. Although this individual made good his escape, officers towed the unregistered, uninsured, abandoned dirt bike.

On March 30, officers were able to identify, issue citations, file criminal complaints, and arrest several other individuals for operating unregistered--and even stolen--off-road vehicles recklessly and negligently, ignoring and riding in contradiction to traffic signals, and causing unsafe conditions for residents in these Boston neighborhoods. In the first week of this ongoing operation, officers seized and impounded three off-road vehicles. In the coming spring and summer months, the BPD Auto Theft Unit looks forward to working with multiple state and local agencies to ensure a safe and peaceful summer for Boston’s citizens.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Act Swiftly to Apprehend Shooting Suspect in Dorchester

 

At about 9:05 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 39 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that two victims in their early 20’s—one male and one female—had been transported by EMS to local hospitals with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers learned that the victims, whose injuries were non-life-threatening, had been involved in a dispute with the suspect, and the suspect had shot the victims. Further investigation revealed that the parties were known to each other, and the suspect was identified as 19-year-old Brian Elliot of Dorchester. Officers worked in collaboration with MA State Police and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and were quickly able to locate Elliot in the rear yards of 13 York Street, Dorchester. Elliot was taken into custody without further incident and charged with two counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm).

Said Commissioner Evans, "This was great work by all the officers involved. They took advantage of the resources that the BRIC provides and worked quickly with other agencies to apprehend this suspect." 

Missing Person Alert: Anthony Solimine

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate 55-year-old Anthony Solimine who was reported missing at about 5:00 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Solimine was last seen on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at about 1:00 PM at his home in West Roxbury, but was reported missing when he did not show up to his workplace in Wilmington, MA the following morning. Mr. Solimine is described as a white, non-Hispanic male, approximately 5’10” in height with a heavy, stocky build. Mr. Solimine has medium length brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a dark jacket, black pants, and black shoes. Mr. Solimine may be driving a 2004 dark blue Toyota Corolla bearing MA registration plate 9193GP and a bumper sticker that says “Anthony Solimine.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Solimine is advised to contact 911 or District E-5 (West Roxbury) Detective Hernandez at (617) 343-4595.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, April 7, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 3
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Commissioner Evans Visits Special Citizen on his 102nd Birthday!

Yesterday, Thursday, April 6, 2017, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was honored to meet Boston citizen Dr. Edward Sleeper on his 102nd birthday. At a small birthday celebration with family, Commissioner Evans presented Dr. Sleeper, a retired oral surgeon who spent the majority of his practice in the City of Boston, with a commendation expressing appreciation for his “years of dedication to the people of Boston and his many contributions to the vitality of our city.” In response, Dr. Sleeper recalled working on Yankees star pitcher Mel Stottlemyre’s toothache when the Yankees were in town playing the Red Sox in the 1960’s. “I credit myself with the Red Sox win that day. Stottlemyre was scheduled to pitch, but I advised he rest after the procedure; fortunately for Boston and the Sox, his replacement didn’t do so well!” 

Said the Commissioner, “I’m honored to meet Dr. Sleeper. Citizens like him keep this city going and thriving. I can’t wait to celebrate with him again on his 103rd!” Happy birthday, Dr. Sleeper, and we wish you many more!

Keeping Boston Safe: Two Suspects in Custody as Human Trafficking Investigation Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, officers assigned to the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit arrested two suspects and recovered a loaded firearm as part of an active investigation in the area of 204 Norfolk Street in Mattapan. At about 7:45 PM, a female subject who was part of the investigation exited the residence and was escorted safely out of the area to be interviewed by detectives. At about 9:20 PM, officers observed the target of their investigation, Jose Martinez, 25, of Dorchester, exit the residence in the company of a second male they believed to be armed with a firearm, later identified as Rashid Parham, 18, of Roslindale. The two men then got into the rear seat of a waiting motor vehicle which was operating as a ride sharing service at the time. Officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue with the assistance of additional responding units from District B-3 (Mattapan) at which time Jose Martinez was removed and in placed custody without incident. As the officers were simultaneously removing Rashid Parham, he attempted to push past the officers and flee on foot at which time he was taken to the ground and placed in custody after a brief struggle. Officers then located and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Highpoint Model JCP firearm inside the vehicle in the area where Parham had been seated. 

Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment.  Jose Martinez will be charged with Sex Trafficking and Kidnapping.  Rashid Parham will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm from Juvenile Suspect After Responding to Chaotic Scene in Dorchester

At about 2:24 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest after responding to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 21 Fessenden Street in Dorchester. During the incident, a suspect was observed brandishing a firearm after a fight had broken out between a group of individuals.  As the officers arrived on scene, they observed the group dispersing and began to pat frisk the individuals for officer safety. Officers quickly recovered a loaded .25 caliber Sterling handgun from the right pants pocket of a 17-year-old juvenile male suspect from Dorchester, who was then placed in custody without incident. After conducting numerous interviews, it was confirmed that the suspect had pointed the gun at a victim during the disturbance. Additionally, the suspect was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit:  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

Community Alert: BPD Investigating Indecent Assault & Battery in the area of Beach Glen Street and Fort Avenue in Roxbury

 

At about 4:40 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an indecent assault in the area of Beech Glen Street and Fort Avenue in Roxbury. An adult female victim stated that she was indecently assaulted by an unidentified black male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5’11”, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black knit hat. The suspect fled the area on foot, running down Beech Glen Street before turning left onto Fort Avenue towards Centre Street.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with any information is asked to call detectives directly at (617) 343-4400.

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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 6
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 in the Community: BPD Teams Compete in 4th Annual “Ginormous Climb” to Benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center

Over the weekend, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, Commissioner Evans and Chief Gross took part in the 4th Annual “Ginormous Climb” to benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. The event took place at the tallest building in New England, 200 Clarendon Street, formerly the John Hancock Building, located in Boston’s Back Bay. The Commissioner and the Chief along with several teams made up of Boston Police Officers, Cadets, Recruits and staff from our Operations Division raced up 60 flights of stairs in support of a great cause while representing the men and women of the BPD with pride. Thank you to our department members who participated and congratulations to all the teams that took part in this event.  We’ll see you next year!

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Secures America’s Oldest Ball Park on Opening Day and Every Game Day so the Red Sox Can Play Ball!

On Monday, April 3, 2017, as thousands of Boston Red Sox fans flocked to Fenway Park for Opening Day, officers assigned to the BPD K-9 Unit were hard at work in and around the old ballpark to make sure everyone would be able to enjoy the day in safety. Commissioner Evans was on hand to meet and greet the public as they made their way through the turnstiles and Chief Gross was out on the field for the opening ceremonies saluting proudly during our National Anthem. BPD Officers will be at the park for every home game throughout the 2017 season to ensure the safety of the ball players and all the loyal fans of Red Sox Nation. Let's go Sox!

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Evans to Attend Upcoming 4th Annual Peace Rally at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury

National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a week-long national education initiative to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, parents and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. This year, Youth Violence Prevention Week takes place on April 3rd through April 7, 2017, and will conclude with a Peace Rally at the Reggie Lewis Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Come out for a fun night in support of peace and say hello to our own Commissioner Evans who will be on hand to pass out awards and prizes to the winners of three contests between local elementary, middle and high school students.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, April 7, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 9

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 Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Person of Interest in Relation to Shooting Incident in Dorchester

At about 3:55 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot at Boston Medical Center. Upon arrival, officer received information that an adult male victim had been shot in the area of 225 Quincy Street in Dorchester. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and had self-applied to BMC.

District B-2 detectives have released the above video of a person of interest in relation to this incident and requests the public’s help in identifying the individual pictured. The video is provided for identification purposes only, and this person is NOT wanted at this time.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-2 detectives at (617) 343-4275. Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

Boston 72: Weekend Update

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 19

Residential Break-ins: 13
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.