Missing Person Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 64-Year-Old Vivian Correa of Jamaica Plain

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in efforts to locate 64-year-old Vivien Correa who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Ms. Correa was last seen at about 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018, near her residence at 940 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain wearing an outfit similar to the one pictured above. Ms. Correa is described as an Hispanic female, about 5’2” tall and about 185 lbs. Vivian may not consistently recognize or respond to her name at this time. While she speaks both Spanish and English fluently, Ms. Correa may be more likely to conversate in Spanish if approached. Vivien is known to frequent the areas of Egelston Square and 1010 Massachusetts Avenue. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Vivian Correa is urged to contact 911 or District E-13 detectives directly at (617) 343-5628.

One Less Gun: 16-Year-Old Under Arrest After BPD ‘Gang Unit’ Officers Recover Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

At about 11:37 PM on Friday, February 9, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest of a juvenile suspect in the area of 418 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to numerous recent incidents involving gang and gun related violence when they approached three individuals walking on Bowdoin Street towards Quincy Street. When one of the officers began to casually engaged the three individuals in converstation, they immediately stopped, tensed up and appeared to become extremely nervous. One of the individuals, later identified as a 16-year-old male from Roslindale, quickly backed up and ducked behind a nearby parked motor vehicle while frantically reaching at the waistband area of his pants. The suspect then reemerged from behind the vehicle to speak with the officers. Officers checked the area where the suspect had ducked down towards and immediately observed a firearm (see photo) resting on a small pile of snow. The suspect was placed in custody without incident as the second two males were detained by additional responding units arriving on scene. Officers then safely recovered the firearm, a fully loaded 9mm Ruger SR 9c handgun, which was later determined to have been reported stolen three years prior in Randolph, Massachusetts. The two other individuals, both 15-year-old juvenile males, were frisked, identified and released from the scene to a parental guardian.

The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition,  Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Receiving Stolen Property.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I’d like to commend my officers for their continued efforts to get illegal firearms such as these out of our neighborhoods. I find it troubling that we had three young kids out so late at night and that one of them was carrying a loaded gun. We as a community need to step up to prevent our young children from gaining access to these kinds of high-powered firearms and feeling like it’s okay to carry them on our streets.”

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Investigators Arrest 2 Suspects Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of Kenwood and Washington Streets in Dorchester

 

Less than four weeks after the shooting death of 17-year-old Chad O'Connor, two individuals wanted in connection to his shooting death are in police custody. Earlier today, Friday, February 9, 2018, detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit along with members of the BPD's Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Rishaard Sheppard, 18, of Dorchester and Branden Singleton, 18, of Dorchester and charged both with Murder. Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Said Commissioner William Evans, "I want to acknowledge and commend my officers for the hard work and dedication to justice that preceded the arrest of the two suspects wanted in connection to this crime. Clearly, an arrest like this not only makes our city safer but should also send a loud, clear message that gun violence of any kind will not be tolerated in our city. To the family and friends of Chad O'Connor, it is my sincere hope that the news of today's arrests will provide for them some small measure of comfort and closure."     

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 5:30 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Kenwood Street and Washington Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim who appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound or wounds. The victim, later identified as Chad O'Connor, 17 of Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 9, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms, Arrest Three Suspects Only Hours Apart in Two Separate Overnight Incidents

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Firearm recovered in Incident #2

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:00 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018, an officer from District C-11 (Dorchester) informed 911 dispatch that he just witnessed shots fired in the area of American Legion Highway and Canterbury Street. The officer reported while traveling behind a silver Toyota SUV, he heard shots fired and observed smoke come from the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The officer requested additional units and made a stop of the vehicle in the area of 108 Floyd Street. Once stopped, the front seat passenger fled on foot, while the operator and a second passenger remained in the vehicle. Officers gave chase and apprehended the fleeing suspect a short distance away. Officers with the vehicle ordered the two remaining occupants from the car and did a protective sweep of the passenger compartment, locating a black ACC International Intrac 9mm firearm in the center console. Upon further investigation, officers also located ballistic evidence in the area of American Legion Highway and Canterbury Street. Officers arrested the front seat passenger, identified as 26-year-old Wellington Gonzalez of Boston, and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling. Gonzalez will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. The additional two individuals were identified and released.


INCIDENT #2: At about 2:30 AM on Friday, February 9, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a stop of two known individuals during an ongoing and active gang and firearm related investigation in the area of 36 Fessenden Street. As a result of the stop, officers recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock Model 22 with a large capacity feeding device, as well as three plastic bags containing a tan powder believed to be heroin and one plastic bag containing a white powder believed to be cocaine. Officers arrested the suspects, 18-year-old Woldson Noel of Mattapan and 20-year-old Brandy Soto-Lara of Dorchester. Noel and Soto-Lara are charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Soto-Lara is additionally charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs (Heroin) and Possession of Class B Drugs (Cocaine). Both will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Special Investigations Unit & Law Enforcement Partners Make One of the Biggest Drug Busts in Massachusetts History

Today, Thursday, February 8, 2018, members of the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit in collaboration with the DEA, FBI, MA State Police, Braintree Police Department, Randolph Police Department, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office executed a warrant sweep as part of ongoing Operation High Hopes.

As a result of the six-month long investigation which began in July of 2017, and today’s warrant sweep, the joint task force arrested a total of 37 target suspects and seized over 40 kilos of Fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin, two firearms, 6,500 pills of Fentanyl marked as another drug, and over a quarter of a million dollars. The suspects that were arrested over the course of the investigation included 43-year-old Edward Soto-Perez and 43-year-old Robert Contreras, both of Roxbury, who were deemed to be top level suppliers for national and international drug cartels, facilitating the distribution of dangerous and illegal drugs, including Fentanyl, in the Metro Boston area and along the North and South Shores. The scope of their operation extended up and down the east coast and was as far-reaching as California.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “These arrests and seizures will have a tremendous impact on the quality of life in Boston and many other Massachusetts cities and towns. The individuals arrested are responsible for pumping dangerous drugs into our communities, while profiting on the vulnerability of those suffering from the disease of addiction. I commend the work of my detectives and all our law enforcement partners who worked tirelessly over the past six months of Operation High Hopes. These partnerships area a tremendous benefit to law enforcement and the communities we serve, as they provide the resources needed to conduct this type of large-scale operation and keep our cities safe and free from drugs.”

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 7
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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 8
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.

Death Investigation in the Area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

 

At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased on scene.

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 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 7
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.

Boston 72 and Weekend Update for Monday, February 5, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 8

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 6

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.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Four Firearms Including Loaded AK-47 During Three Separate Incidents in Twelve Hours

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Firearm Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #1: At about 3:17 PM on Monday February 5, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers from the Waltham Police Department arrested Wilson Mendes, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges in the area of 343 Moody Street in Waltham. During their investigation, officers were able to safely recover a loaded AK-47 and a loaded 9mm handgun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Waltham District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

INCIDENT #2: At about 3:45 PM on Monday, February 5, 2018, officers assigned to the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit arrested a known suspect on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 27 McDonough Way in South Boston. The officers had stopped Keon Baker, 26, of South Boston, as part of a drug investigation at which time they performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a 9mm Kel-Tec Luger handgun from the waistband of the suspect’s pants. When asked if the firearm was loaded, the suspect replied, “Yes, one in the chamber and ten in the mag.” Officers also located and recovered a small bag of crack cocaine from the suspect’s pants pocket. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

INCIDENT #3: At about 2:58 AM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of Norfolk Street and Epping Street in Dorchester. The officers were investigating an unattended motor vehicle that appeared to have struck a parked car when the observed a firearm in plain sight on the floor of the offending vehicle. Officers recovered the weapon which was found to be a loaded .380 Davis Industries Model P-380 handgun which has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. This investigation remains active and ongoing.  

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester

 

At about 1:49pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as John Colon, 20, of Dorchester. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit (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. Together we make our city safer. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are here to help 24/7/365.

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 102 Brook Avenue, Dorchester

 

At about 9:36 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 102 Brook Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim of unknown age suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Ian Hunter, 33, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 2, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody After Foot Pursuit Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Mattapan

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At about 1:50 AM on Sunday, February 4, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 500 River Street in Mattapan. The officers were on directed patrol when they observed the suspect, later identified as James McCluney, 37, of Mattapan, behaving in a suspicious manner while looking into several parked motor vehicles in the area of 478 River Street. When the officers approached to speak with the suspect, he immediately fled on foot towards Blue Hill Avenue while clutching at the waistband area of his pants. The officers pursued the suspect and were attempting to place him in custody when the suspect admitted he was in possession of an illegal firearm. Additional units quickly arrived on scene at which time the suspect was placed in custody without further incident. Officers were then able to safely recover a loaded .25 caliber Phoenix Arms handgun from inside the suspect’s front pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal.

Death Investigation in the Area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester

 

At about 1:49pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit (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. Together we make our city safer. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are here to help 24/7/365.

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Two Suspects and Recover Stolen Vehicle and Stolen Firearm during Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 11:27 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Harvard Street, Dorchester and observed a gray Infiniti operating on the public roadway. Officers conducted a random query of the vehicle and observed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from a rental company and had been rented with fraudulent credit cards. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle and made contact with the operator and his front seat passenger. The operator, identified as 21-year-old Kevin Achille of Dorchester, was initially uncooperative with officers and was ultimately removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property (Motor Vehicle). The passenger, identified as 21-year-old Austin Waite of Dorchester, was ordered to exit the vehicle, and as he did so, officers observed a firearm holstered at his waistline. Officers secured the firearm and demanded Waite’s License to Carry. When he told officers that he did not have one, and officers confirmed this information on their mobile data terminal, officers placed Waite under arrest. Officers seized the loaded black SAR Arms 9mm firearm, and further investigation revealed it had been reported stolen in 2016 out of Albuquerque, NM. Officers charged Waite with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).