Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Victim Pulled from Submerged Vehicle by Boston Police Officer

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm, officers responded to a radio call for a car in the river at Beacon Street and Charlesgate West. Upon arrival officers were directed by several witnesses who were standing on the sidewalk pointing to a vehicle that had driven off of Charlesgate West and down the embankment into the river. Officers observed the operator of the vehicle seated in the driver's seat sitting up to his chest in the water. The driver's window was open and the vehicle appeared to be taking on more water. An officer entered the extremely cold water without regard for his own safety and pulled the operator out of the driver's seat and out of the water. The victim was pulled up the bank where he was treated by Boston EMS.

Said Commissioner Gross: “This represents another example of the excellent training that the officers of the Boston Police Department receive and the commitment they have to help anyone in need in the City of Boston.”

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Suspect Wanted for Stabbing and Armed Robbery Downtown 

The BPD is releasing images (see photos) of an individual wanted in connection to a stabbing and armed robbery incident which took place Downtown in hopes of identifying the person seen in the photos. The facts and circumstances are as follows: At about 10:00 PM on Monday, December 31, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery. On arrival, officers spoke to the victims who stated they were walking through the Public Gardens when they were approached by three unknown males. The males demanded the victims' money before stabbing one of the victims. The victims eventually handed over their property to the suspects. At this time, the suspects grabbed the male who had been stabbed and forced him to withdraw an undisclosed amount of US Currency from an ATM in the area. The suspects fled the area on foot. The victim was treated at a local hospital for a non-life-threatening stab wound.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact District A-1 Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

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 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 29

Residential Break-ins: 9
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.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

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KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 5:01 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant in the area of Humphreys Street in Dorchester. Officers recovered the following items:   

  • Makarov 9mm firearm

  • Numerous bags of marijuana

  • Ammunition

  • An undisclosed amount of US currency

  • Drug paraphernalia 

Officers arrested Jemeille Tresvant, 25-years-old and Dwayne Gaines, 23-years-old, both of Dorchester. Tresvant is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs Subsequent Offense, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Gaines is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Receiving Stolen Property. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Recent Promotions: Two Members of the BPD Receive Promotions During Ceremony at BPD Headquarters 

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PROMOTIONS: The men and women of the BPD would like to congratulate John Conroy on his promotion from Sergeant Detective to Lieutenant and Robert Ridge on his rating of Sergeant Detective. On Friday, January 4, 2019 Commissioner Gross and Chief Long presented the men with their new badges during a ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters. We wish them the best of luck in their new chapters with the BPD. 

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 1:00 PM on Tuesday January 1, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest while recovering two loaded firearms during an investigation in the area of Woodruff Way and Woodbole Avenue in Mattapan. The officers were on patrol when they observed Josiah Stirling, 29, of West Roxbury and Naquan Mahone, 23, of Mattapan who were known to them through previous interactions walking in the area. Upon seeing the officers approaching, Stirling came to an abrupt stop as Mahone immediately took off running while pinning his arm against the right side of his waist. As the officers pursued, they observed Mahone discard a firearm on the ground which was safely recovered and later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield handgun equipped with a TR4 laser sight attached. The suspect continued to flee through neighboring backyards while scaling several fences. Despite their best efforts, the suspect was able to allude the officers.

As the foot pursuit was unfolding, officers attempted to perform a pat frisk of Stirling at which time a violent struggle ensued. As the officers struggled to gain control of the suspect, a holstered firearm fell from the waist band area of the suspect. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody at which time they safely recovered the holstered firearm which was determined to be a loaded .45 caliber Rock Island Armory M1911 A1-FS handgun with a defaced serial number. Josiah Stirling is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

Officers continued their investigation which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Mahone on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. At about 5:30 PM on Wednesday January 2, 2019, officers located and arrested the suspect in the area of 15 Ridgeview Avenue in Mattapan.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, January 4, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, January 3, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

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.

Boston 48 and Public Journal for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Data includes 48 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

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.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Johnston Road in Dorchester

 

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 3:05 AM, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 19 Johnston Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Emmanuel Molin, 32, of Taunton.

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 Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Placing Suspect in Custody on Drug Related Charges in Downtown Boston

At about 6:18 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) observed a motor vehicle idling in front of a fire hydrant in the area of Harrison Avenue and Oxford Place. The officers conducted a query of the vehicle registration which revealed an invalid inspection sticker.

As the officers approached, they observed the operator, later identified as Mandell Johnson, 26 of Newton, quickly grab a shopping bag to cover his lap. While illuminating the interior of the vehicle with their flashlights, officers made several observations of drug paraphernalia throughout the interior that included empty baggies, several small plastic baggies containing a green vegetable matter believed to marijuana that were knotted and packaged in a manner consistent with the sale of narcotics.

Johnson was placed under arrest for Possession with intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs, and Possession of Class B, Drugs.

Officers continued their investigation and recovered a loaded .22 caliber ATI German Sport Gun 1911 firearm from inside the glove box. As a result, the suspect will also be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The suspect will be face arraignment in Boston Municipal Court.

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Johnston Road in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 3:05 AM, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 19 Johnston Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 30’s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Boston Police Fugitive Unit Arrest Suspect Wanted on Several Outstanding Warrants for Breaking and Entering

Earlier today, at about 12:15 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Albert Morrissette, 48, of Dorchester as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 29 Homestead Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on several outstanding warrants sought out of Boston area courts stemming from several recent breaking and entering incidents. The suspect will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Four Suspects Under Arrest After Armed Robbery in Dorchester

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 12:57 AM on Saturday December 29, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested four suspects after responding to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 14 Trull Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he had been robbed by four individuals, two armed with knives, who took his cellphone and tablet before fleeing the area in a vehicle. Additional responding officers soon located and stopped a vehicle matching the given description in the area of Adams Street and Winter Street. As the suspect vehicle was slowing to a stop, officers observed the front passenger side door open slightly as an object was discarded on the ground. The item was later recovered and determined to be the victim’s tablet. Officers removed all four occupants from the vehicle and placed them in custody without incident after they were positively identified. Victor Torres, 41, of Dorchester, Angel Torres, 36, of Mattapan, John Santa, 29, of Dorchester and Sandro Rosa, 31, of Boston, will be charged with Armed Robbery in Dorchester District Court.

 

BPD Investigation Leads to Arrest After Stabbing in Chinatown

 

At about 8:46 PM on Saturday December 29, 2018, an officer assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) located a male victim in his late twenties suffering from apparent stab wounds in the area of 660 Washington Street in Chinatown. The victim was initially uncooperative and refused medical attention but later presented himself at a nearby hospital. Medical staff confirmed that he had sustained several non-life-threatening stab wounds and admitted him for treatment.

Officers conducted an investigation, establishing and processing a crime scene in the area of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street. Following the evidence, officers identified the suspect wanted in connection to the incident as Valenz Joisil, 24, of Lynn. At about 5:45 AM on Sunday December 30, 2018, officers located and arrested the suspect at an area hospital where he had sought treatment for a minor laceration sustained during the incident. While placing the suspect in custody, officers performed a pat frisk and recovered a knife from inside the suspect’s coat which was seized as evidence and has been turned in for processing.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Ongoing Drug Investigation Leads to Three Under Arrest and Recovery of Drugs and Cash in Jamaica Plain

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At about 9:30 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2018, members of the District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain), the District B-3 Drug Control Unit (Mattapan) and the Citywide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 280 Hyde Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Officers recovered over 44 grams of a Class B substance believed to be cocaine as well as over 10 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. Officers arrested Yamera Borreio, 48-years-old of Jamaica Plain and Carlos Rodriguez, 43-years-old, of Lawrence. At about 7:30 AM on Saturday December 29, 2018, as part of the investigation, officers arrested an additional male, Santos Mercado-Ruiz, 29-years-old, of Roslindale, in the area of 4640 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Borreio is charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs, Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs Subsequent Offense as well as two active warrants for Trafficking Class B Drugs and Violation of the Auto Laws. Rodriguez is charged with six counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs Subsequent Offense, Trafficking Class b Drugs, Trafficking Class A Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense. Mercado-Ruiz is charged with six counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs. All are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.