Officers Arrest One for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition During Traffic Stop in South Boston

 

At about 12:50 AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite arrest and recovered live ammunition during a traffic stop in the area of 11 W. Broadway Street in South Boston. While on patrol in the above area, officers discovered a motor vehicle operating with an expired registration and conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers spoke to the operator who stated that he had recently purchased the vehicle and had not registered it. At this time, officers notified the operator and the passengers that the motor vehicle was going to be towed for the expired registration and attached plates. A search of the vehicle led officers to discover a Glock magazine containing six rounds of live ammunition located under the passenger's seat. The operator was subsequently taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Victor Pimentel, 22-years-old, of Brockton. Pimentel is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unattended Ammunition.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 186 Northampton Street in Lower Roxbury

 

At about 12:35 PM on Monday February 4, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 186 Northampton Street in Lower Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life-threatening injuries 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 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 Traffic Advisory: New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Victory Parade Kicks Off at 11:00AM

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PARADE ROUTE: In anticipation of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Victory Parade which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, community members are asked to please take note of the following street closures and traffic advisories.

  • The parade is set to step off at 11:00 AM on Tuesday from the Hynes Convention Center.

  • Posted parking restrictions will go into effect at 12:00 AM on Tuesday on the streets listed below.

  • Road closures for the parade route will go into effect at 9:00 AM on Tuesday. 

  • The parade route is Boylston Street (at Hereford Street), left onto Tremont Street to Cambridge Street, ending on Cambridge Street at Boston City Hall Plaza.

Reminders for the Public:

Police Commissioner William Gross reminds everyone attending Tuesday's parade to dress accordingly for the forecasted weather (sunny with temps in the 50s) and encourages the public to leave backpacks and large, bulky items and luggage at home. Because both vehicular and pedestrian movement along the route will be limited, parade goers are asked to prepare and plan accordingly. As always, BPD encourages those attending to take public transportation and allow extra time for travel and commuting. Commissioner Gross also reminds parade-goers that this is intended to be a family-friendly event; therefore, there will be zero tolerance for public drinking. Moreover, there will be zero tolerance for any fans seen throwing objects to or at individuals riding on the Duck Boats. In the best interest of public safety, there is no climbing on top of bus vestibules, mailboxes, rooftops, etc.

Parking Restrictions:

Temporary parking restrictions will be implemented in the City of Boston to accommodate the parade with the posted instructions "No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Tuesday" on the following streets:

  • Belvidere Street Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue

  • Cambria Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to the Hynes Center garage

  • Scotia Street Both sides, from St. Cecilia Street to Dalton Street

  • Saint Cecilia Street Both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

  • Dalton Street Both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

  • Boylston Street Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street

  • Tremont Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street

  • Hereford Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

  • Gloucester Street Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

  • Fairfield Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

  • Exeter Street Both sides, from Newbury Street to Blagden Street

  • Dartmouth Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

  • Clarendon Street Both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Berkeley Street Both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Newbury Street

  • Providence Street Both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

  • Arlington Street Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

  • Essex Street Both sides, from Tremont Street to Washington Street

  • Charles Street South Both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

  • Charles Street Both sides, from Boylston Street to the Public Garden Center Gate

  • West Street Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

  • Temple Place Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

  • Bromfield Street Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

  • Park Street Both sides, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street

  • Beacon Street Both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street

  • School Street Both sides, from Tremont Street to Province Street

  • Cambridge Street Both sides, from Tremont Street to Staniford Street

  • Somerset Street Both sides, from Ashburton Place to Cambridge Street

  • New Chardon Street Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street (Congress Street)

  • Bowdoin Street Both sides, from Dern Street to Cambridge Street

  • New Sudbury Street Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street

  • Congress Street Both sides, from New Sudbury Street to State Street

  • State Street Both sides, from Congress Street to Court Street

  • Court Street Both sides, from Tremont Street to Cambridge Street

  • Staniford Street Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

  • Union Street Both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street

  • North Street Both sides, from Congress Street to Clinton Street

  • Hanover Street Both sides, from Congress Street to Surface Road

  • Surface Road South side, from New Sudbury Street to Hanover Street

  • Plympton Street Both sides, from Albany Street to Harrison Avenue

  • East Dedham Street Both sides, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

  • Columbus Avenue Both sides, from Melnea Cass Boulevard to Douglas Park

*** NOTE: Towing in restricted areas will begin at 6:00 AM on Tuesday morning.

Traffic Restrictions:

The following streets will be closed to traffic beginning at approximately 9:00 AM:

  • Boylston Street @ Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street

  • Tremont Street to Court Street

  • Court Street to Cambridge Street

  • Cambridge Street to New Chardon Street

Streets will re-open to traffic after the parade has passed. Streets will re-open on a rolling basis as the crowds disperse and clean-up is completed. Boylston Street is expected to be the first street to re-open, followed by Tremont Street and Cambridge Street.

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, February 4, 2019

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 11

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.

BPD Photo of the Day: Commissioner Gross Congratulates the New England Patriots Ahead of Tomorrow’s Victory Parade

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BPD Photo of the Day: Ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled celebration honoring the New England Patriot’s sixth World Championship title, Commissioner William Gross proudly displayed some of his favorite souvenirs. He noted, however, that he was one big, shiny ring short and still had room for a few more. The commissioner wishes to congratulate the entire New England Patriots organization for their latest victory and shares his hopes for a peaceful and joyous Rolling Rally through the streets of Boston:

“We ask everyone to follow the example set by our home team – we expect nothing less than Championship levels of responsibility and accountability from all those in attendance as well as the continued professionalism and commitment to excellence from all the members of my department.”

 

Officers Arrest One for Malicious Destruction of Property Following Super Bowl LIII Celebrations

The men and women of the Boston Police Department would like to thank all who celebrated The New England Patriots sixth Super Bowl victory. As revelers took to the streets to share in their excitement, the BPD is proud to announce that only one arrest has been made during the celebrations. Officers arrested Vincent Bredice, 21-years-old, of Los Angeles, CA. Bredice was taken into custody at approximately 11:30 PM on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in the area of Tremont Street and Avery Street after officers observed the suspect climbing a tree in Boston Common. The suspect was advised multiple times to climb down off of the tree, but the suspect gave officers the middle finger before continuing his ascent up the tree. The suspect kicked multiple branches off of the tree while drinking an alcoholic beverage. The suspect eventually was removed from the tree and taken into custody. Bredice will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court where he faces charges of Malicious Destruction of Property, Disturbing the Peace, and Drinking in Public.

Officers Arrest Male for Murder in Mattapan

 

At about 9:54 AM on Sunday, February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 60 Goodale Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Officers were able to identify the suspect who was located and taken into custody.

Officers arrested John Patterson, 29-years-old, of Peabody. Patterson is charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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 he 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: Officers Arrest Suspect and Recover Loaded Firearm After Armed Robbery in Boston

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Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 2:57 AM on Sunday February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 62 Brookline Avenue in Boston. Officers were advised that a male suspect had gained entry to a business after hours and threatened two employees with a firearm while demanding cash. During the incident, the suspect fired a single shot which did not strike either victim or cause any injuries. The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

While en route to the above location, officers observed a male party who matched the suspect description walking in the area of 686 Newbury Street. Officers stopped their vehicle and called out to the individual who was later identified as Leonard Payne, 54, of Hyde Park. As they approached, the officers observed that the suspect kept his right hand tightly inside his jacket pocket despite their verbal commands to do otherwise. Officers were able to gain control of the suspect’s right hand at which time they safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Cobra handgun from inside his coat pocket. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified. Investigators are continuing their efforts at this time in an attempt to locate the stolen U.S. Currency.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Third Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Armed and Masked Robbery, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Three Prior Violent or Drug Crimes, Possession of Class B Drugs, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Armed Kidnapping.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Four Arrested After Officers Execute Search Warrant and Recover Firearm, Drugs, and Cash in East Boston

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 10:02 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit assisted by the DEA Task Force executed a search warrant in the area of 13 Border Street in East Boston. As a result, officers seized the following items: approximately 534 grams of a white, powdery substance believed to be cocaine, 3.5 lbs of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, black CZ 52 Tok Czeck 7.62x25mm firearm, silver large capacity feeding device containing 9 rounds of live ammunition, as well as over $12,000.00 in US Currency. 

Officers arrested Terrence Chisholm, 34-years-old, of East Boston, Roshelle Chisholm, 31-years-old, of Roslindale, Gwendolyn Chisholm, 54-years-old, of Roxbury, and Dounia Amar-Mansour, 18-years-old, of Hyde Park. All are charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 200 Grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Additionally, Terrence Chisholm is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance 2nd and Subsequent while Roshelle Chisholm is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance 2nd and Subsequent and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. All suspects are expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court. 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Teenagers on Multiple Charges After Recovering Loaded Firearm and Drugs from Inside Stolen Motor Vehicle in Roxbury

 

At about 12:57 AM on Sunday February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested four suspects on multiple firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of 870 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were on patrol in the area when a query of the suspect motor vehicle registration revealed it have been reported stolen. Officers stopped the vehicle and removed the operator and the front seat passenger, both identified as 17-year-old males from Jamaica Plain, as well as the two rear seat passengers, Keyon Roberson, 18, of Dorchester and Ivan Andujar, 19, of Dorchester. All parties were placed in custody without incident. Prior to towing the recovered motor vehicle, officers located and seized a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP firearm and large plastic bag containing several smaller plastic bags of crack cocaine.

Keyon Roberson and Ivan Andujar will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle. The two juvenile suspects will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle.

 

BPD in the Community: The Office of Community Engagement Meets with Youth at Roxbury YMCA

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the Office of Community Engagement partnered with the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and invited youth from the community to engage in a conversation entitled "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!”  

Officers, attorneys, and youth separated into small groups where they discussed different aspects of the law relating to police interaction. This activity provided young people with a safe way to share their questions and concerns about working with law enforcement.

 

UPDATE: Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Roxbury

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Investigation Update: At about 8:51 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant in the area of 46 Weaver Court in Roxbury. Following the arrest of Abdirhman Abdi earlier in the day, detectives were granted a search warrant of the above location. As a result of the warrant execution, officers located the following items: Glock 17 Gen 4 firearm, reported stolen out of Georgia, loaded with sixteen rounds of live ammunition and 115 grams of a white, powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine separated into multiple plastic bags. Based on the discovery of these items, Abdi is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 100 grams, and Receiving Stolen Property. Abdi is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court  

 

Officers Arrest Male for Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Roxbury

 

At about 3:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest in the area of Centre Street and Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain. Following an extensive investigation, officers arrested Abdirahman Abdi, 25-years-old, of Brockton on an outstanding warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Attempted Murder, Armed Assault to Rob, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 8:49 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Jamaica Plain Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

At about 9:18 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain) and District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 53 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain. As a result of their efforts, officers were able to recover a large amount of Class A Drugs (Fentanyl), Class B Drugs (Crystal Meth), $7,000 in U.S Currency, and Drug Paraphernalia.   

Jorge Ramirez-Diaz, 46, of Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs and Trafficking Class B Drugs. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

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

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.

BPD Photo of the Day: Young Basketball Players Prevail Over Boston’s Finest in Close Game in Dorchester

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BPD Photo of the Day: On Wednesday January 29, 2019, members of the BPD challenged students to a game of basketball at the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester. Proving the importance of the home court advantage, the younger players prevailed by a two-point margin over some of Boston’s Finest in a game that saw plenty of smiles from both teams.

BPD in the News: The Ruffin Society Holds Reception In honor of Boston Police Commissioner Gross

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society held a reception in honor of Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.   

The Ruffin Society works to build a better relationship between minorities and the criminal justice system and was founded 1984 in response to dwindling numbers of minority police officers in the Boston Police Department. Its goals are to create greater understanding and communication between minority communities and the criminal justice system through annual convocations, events, courses, workshops and "The Long Road to Justice" traveling exhibit which documents the history of African Americans in Massachusetts.  Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, Director of The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Richard O’Bryant and a host of others were on hand to enjoy the celebration.

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recovered Firearm Located During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

Earlier today, at about 12:00 PM on Thursday January 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Donnelle Joyner, 23, of Mattapan, on firearm related charges in the area of 3 Pemberton Square in Boston. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court stemming from an investigation following a traffic stop earlier in the week. At about 7:13 PM on Monday January 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue when the suspect, who was a passenger in the rear seat at the time of the stop, fled the area. The officers continued their investigation and later recovered a loaded .380 Astra A-60 handgun from inside the vehicle where the suspect had been seated. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).