Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 6

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 Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Dorchester

At about 7:45 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force assisted by officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested two suspects after performing a traffic stop as part of an active investigation in the area of 117 North Point Drive in Dorchester. The officers removed the operator, Patrick Williams-Denise, 22, of Quincy, and placed him in custody without incident after confirming he did not possess a valid driver’s license at which time they recovered a large plastic bag of marijuana, cash and a digital scale from the suspects jacket pocket. Officers also removed the passenger, Darell Flint, 29, of Dorchester, as part of their investigation and safely recovered a loaded 9mm Heckler & Koch GMBH handgun from inside the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects will appear in South Boston District Court for arraignment. Patrick Williams-Denise will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Darell Flint will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

Boston 96: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 0

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 333 Massachusetts Ave

 

At about 8:05 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 333 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, sitting in the driver's seat of a disabled vehicle. The victim, believed to be in his early 30's, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  That victim has since been identified as Brent Stevenson, 37, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate and review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

BPD Salutes and Mourns the Passing of Narcotics K-9 Hanz

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The men and women of the Boston Police Department solemnly salute, mourn and recognize the passing of Narcotics K-9 Hanz, a 9-year-veteran of the department, who certainly made our city safer through his dedication and service. During his career, Hanz played a pivotal role in multiple narcotic-related arrests, as well as, drug seizures and received multiple commendations for his contributions. Suffice to say, Hanz will be sorely missed and not soon forgotten. 

Great Work Recognized: Boston Police Foundation's 4th Annual Gala a Resounding Success!

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the Boston Police Foundation held its 4th annual gala at the Boston Marriott Copley Hotel. In attendance were foundation board members, committees, and directors, along with guests of Honor David Ortiz and Linda Henry, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, Boston Police Command Staff members and BPF Award Recipients and Honorees.

The purpose of 4th Annual Boston Police Foundation Gala was to honor members of the Boston Police Department who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve our city and its citizens.

This year, the following members of the BPD were honored and recognized with the following awards:

  • Boston Police Foundation Hero's Award - James Coyne, Eric Macpherson, Ellys Lee, Michael Taylor
  • Ezekiel Hodson Police Officers of the Year Award - Korey Franklin, Jean JeanLouis, Gregory Eunis, Reivilo DeGrave
  • Marie Conley Civilian of the Year Award - Catia Pina
  • Frederick Schlehuber Outstanding Leadership Award - Peter Messina
  • Thomas J. Norton Inspector of the Year Award - Cecil Jones

The Boston Police Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide private financial support for critically needed resources to the Boston Police Department, the oldest police department in the country. Our supporters help fund special equipment, advanced training, new technology, officer safety and wellness, and youth outreach programs not covered in its annual budget.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I want to thank the Boston Police Foundation for its dedication and commitment in supporting the Boston Police Department. Anytime I can commend members of the department as well as members of the community for their caring commitment to keeping our city safe--whether it’s bravely confronting and apprehending an armed felon, saving the life of a person who is overdosing on drugs, or establishing positive relationships with neighborhood residents--it makes me proud to work alongside these individuals."

BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Series of Armed Robberies in Hyde Park, Roslindale, and Roxbury

The Boston Police Department is investigating a series of five armed robberies of convenience stores in multiple Boston neighborhoods over the past week:

  • Thursday, 11/2/17, 10:40 PM, Fairmount Avenue, HP
  • Saturday, 11/4/17, 10:04 PM, River Street, HP
  • Saturday, 11/4/17, 10:29 PM, South Street, Ros
  • Sunday, 11/5/17, 11:00 PM, Warren Street, Rox
  • Tuesday, 11/7/17, 9:30 PM, Belgrade Avenue, Ros

In each of the incidents, one suspect armed with a black firearm and two accomplices enter the store and demand money from registers and safes. The suspects are described as black males, approximately 25 to 30 years old, wearing hooded sweatshirts pulled over their heads and faces, latex gloves, ski masks, and bandanas.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact 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 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Armed Robber after Bystander Tags Him with Pepper Spray

 

At about 5:35 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress in the area of 1284 Mass Ave at PLS Check Cashing.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect had approached the counter holding a knife and passed a note indicating that he had a firearm and that this was a robbery. The officers were provided with a description of the suspect and told that a witness waiting in line had pepper sprayed the suspect in the face. The suspect had then fled the scene, dropping the knife as he exited. Officers canvassed the area and observed a male fitting the suspect’s description hiding behind a vehicle on Roseclair Street. Officers observed that the male’s face was red and swollen and smelled of pepper spray. Officers were able to apprehend the male without further incident, and shortly, he was identified as the suspect in the armed robbery. Officers arrested 19-year-old John Mikalauskis, Jr. of Braintree and charged him with Armed Robbery.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 3
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 Never Sleeps: Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Interrupt Armed Home Invasion in Dorchester

 

At about 1:44 AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 5 Lorenzo Street in Dorchester. Officers quickly arrived on scene and as officers began to surround the residence, they could clearly hear the sound of some sort of commotion inside accompanied by the sound of male voices yelling. One officer observed an open window on the first floor with a towel hanging out of it and slowly approached to check it. When the officer moved the towel to the side and could see clearly inside, he observed a suspect, later identified as Clayton Rodriques, 21, of Dorchester, standing in front of him on a staircase with a gun in his hand. The officer immediately drew his department issued firearm and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon at which time the suspect fled towards the rear of the building. Officers ran towards the rear of the home where they observed the suspect running towards the backyard fence. The officers followed the suspect through several backyards and out onto Morrissey Boulevard, crossing towards Neponset Avenue then through Garvey Playground. Officers continued to give chase until finally apprehending the suspect in the driveway of 17 Tolman Street. The officers later retraced the suspect’s path of flight and surrounding areas near the property at which time they safely recovered a loaded revolver.

As this foot chase and consequent arrest was occurring, the officers who had remained on scene made entry to the home and began to clear it as they attempted to locate any additional suspects and search for any potential victims. Officers located several unharmed victims inside the home and arrested a second suspect, later identified as Daronde Bethea, 25, of Milton, after he was caught climbing out of a window onto a porch roof on the side of the home. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Armed Home Invasion, Armed Kidnapping, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. The investigation into this incident remains ongoing at this time.

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

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 8
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Leads to Arrest After Residential Breaking and Entering in Dorchester

 

At about 4:38 PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 15 Harwood Street in Dorchester. On arrival, an officer who arrived first on scene observed a person matching the given suspect description running from the rear of the address as he approached. The officer gave chase and placed the suspect in custody without further incident after a brief foot pursuit. During the booking process, officers recovered numerous pieces of jewelry which the suspect admitted did not belong to him. It was determined that the items had been taken during a separate breaking and entering earlier in the day in the same neighborhood. The property was later returned to its rightful owner. The suspect, Leon Williams, 32, of Dorchester, will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering (2 Counts).

MEDIA AVAIL/PHOTO OPP: Boston Police Foundation's 4th Annual Gala to Celebrate the Courage of Boston's Finest and Contributions of Former Sox Slugger David Ortiz

WHO: Boston Police Foundation board members, committees, and directors; Guests of Honor David Ortiz and Linda Henry; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross; Boston Police Command Staff members; and BPF Award Recipients and Honorees

WHAT: Join the Boston Police Foundation at the 4th Annual Boston Police Foundation Gala as they honor the members of the Boston Police Department who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve our city and its citizens. This year, the following members of the BPD will be honored and recognized with the following awards:

•    Boston Police Foundation Hero's Award - James Coyne, Eric Macpherson, Ellys Lee, Michael Taylor
•    Ezekiel Hodson Police Officers of the Year Award - Korey Franklin, Jean JeanLouis, Gregory Eunis, Reivilo DeGrave
•    Marie Conley Civilian of the Year Award - Catia Pina
•    Frederick Schlehuber Outstanding Leadership Award - Peter Messina
•    Thomas J. Norton Inspector of the Year Award - Cecil Jones

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

WHERE: The Boston Marriott Copley Hotel, 100 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

CONTACT: For media inquiries contact (617) 343-4520.
 

Death Investigation in the Area of 333 Massachusetts Avenue

 

At about 8:05 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 333 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, sitting in the driver's seat of a disabled vehicle. The victim, believed to be in his early 30's, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

Boston Police Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Person of Interest Relative to Death Investigation in the Area of Southampton & Topeka Streets, South End

At about 6:40 AM on Sunday, September 24, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Southampton and Topeka Streets, South End. Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim, later identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33, of Boston, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual pictured in relation to the aforementioned homicide investigation. This individual is NOT wanted at this time, and the images are being released for identification purposes only. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit 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.

One Less Gun: Motor Vehicle Stop Enables BPD Officers to Subdue Gun-Toting Suspect in Roxbury

At about 1:22 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 80 Allerton Street in Roxbury when they observed a motor vehicle, due to the rainy weather conditions, operating with both a defective head light and tail light. In light of the infractions, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) in an effort to stop the car. As officers approached the vehicle, the operator shifted the vehicle into reverse and, only returned the car into park, after several commands by the officers instructing him to do so. When the officers asked the operator to exit the car, the operator appeared to lunge and reach for an object in the back of the car. Upon witnessing the suspect’s dangerously disruptive and disturbing behavior, officers quickly moved to restrain and contain the suspect. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a firearm (see photo). Officers arrested Desean Clare, 27, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Operating without a License. The confiscated firearm was later determined to be a Taurus 38 Special with 6 live rounds of ammunition.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 3
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 5

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 26

Residential Break-ins: 13
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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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.

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Found in Possession of Firearm at the Time of Arrest

At about 6:45 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested 38-year-old Charles Williams of Boston for the July 15, 2017 shooting death of Dennis Parham in the area of Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue in this South End. At the time of his arrest in the area of North Beacon Street in District D-14 (Brighton), Williams was found to be in possession of a loaded black semi-automatic firearm with an obliterated serial number. Williams will additionally be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm (3rd & Subsequent Offense), and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.