One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm While Arresting Juvenile Suspect in Dorchester

At about 8:38 PM on Thursday April 28, 2016, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 5 Trull Street in Dorchester.  The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to numerous firearm related incidents in recent weeks.  Officers observed a 16 year old juvenile from Dorchester, attempting to avoid detection while standing in a clearly marked no trespassing area behind a house.   As the officers approached to speak with the suspect, he discarded a loaded Taurus Ultra Lite .45 caliber revolver which was quickly recovered.  The suspect was then placed in custody without incident.  The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit:  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trespassing.  

 

Members of the Legendary Tuskegee Airmen Attend Unveiling Ceremony at Boston Police Headquarters

On Friday April 29, 2016, members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen were on hand to honor one of their own as Commissioner William Evans and Superintendent in Chief William Gross unveiled a painting in tribute to former Deputy Superintendent Willis D. Saunders Jr. 

Willis served with distinction as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II before joining the Boston Police Department in 1956.  The painting, which was signed by those in attendance, features images of Willis as a young pilot and later as a rookie police officer. 

The Boston Police Department would like to thank these amazing men for their service to our country and for taking the time to come by today to share their priceless memories and stories with us – it was an honor.

 

Great Work Recognized: Two Detail Officers Honored After Performing CPR During Medical Emergency in Boston

During a recent ceremony held at Boston Police Headquarters, two officers received commendations after taking lifesaving measures which prevented a tragedy.  At about 9:00 PM on Saturday March 12, 2016, Sergeant Lucas Taxter and Officer James O’Connor assigned to District D-4 (South End) were working a paid detail at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street near Fenway Park when they responded to a medical emergency behind the venue.  The officers were directed to the rear alley where they observed a 17 year old female in cardiac arrest being attended to by staff members.  The officers immediately began to administer CPR and continued to do so until additional medical personnel from the Boston Fire Department and Boston EMS arrived on scene.  After what seemed like an eternity, the team of first responders felt a pulse and the victim was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment and evaluation.  For their life saving actions, both are hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.  Great work gentlemen.

 

Boston 24: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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: Anonymous Tip from Concerned Citizen Leads to Recovered Firearm in Dorchester

On Thursday April 28, 2016, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) received an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen which led to the recovery of a Ruger MK-2 .22 caliber handgun in the area of Franklin Hill Avenue in Dorchester.  The firearm is currently being processed and investigated by the Ballistics Unit.

Our thanks to the concerned citizen who did the right thing for their neighborhood by contacting us.  Community members wishing to provide information 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.

 

Community Alert: BPD Release Image of Second Individual Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing of an Elderly Man in Roxbury

Community Alert: BPD Release Image of Second Individual Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing of an Elderly Man in Roxbury: About 7:59pm, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 19 Burrell Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and spoke to the victim, a male in his seventies, who stated that an individual approached him and demanded money. The victim states he refused the suspect’s demands and an altercation ensued in which the victim was stabbed. Victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to the identity of the female pictured to call District B-2 detectives at (617) 343-4275. The individual pictured is not considered a suspect at this time. 

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 Continue to Crack Down on Unsafe Operators of Off Road Vehicles on City Streets

The Boston Police Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, continue their efforts to stop off road vehicles from operating on the streets of Boston.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit seized three dirt bikes and arrested a juvenile suspect in the area of 184 Greenfield Road in Mattapan.  The officers were on directed patrol in response to numerous community complaints about off road vehicles operating dangerously throughout this section of the city.  The officers observed three juvenile males operating three dirt bikes on Blue Hill Avenue in an unsafe manner.  The operators were seen weaving in and out of traffic, failing to stop for signs and signals and “popping wheelies” as they rode down the busy street.   The officers followed the bikes until they abruptly pulled onto a sidewalk and into a driveway where they came to a stop.  Officers spoke to the three juvenile operators and as a result, one was placed in custody without incident while two were summonsed to appear in court on numerous motor vehicle charges.  The dirt bikes were seized and impounded.

Commissioner Evans continues to encourage members of the community to call the police if they observe these kind of off road vehicles operating in an unsafe manner or if they are aware of any locations where they are being stored in the City of Boston.

Community members wishing to make an anonymous tip 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 in an anonymous manner.

 

BPD Photo of The Day: Women in Blue Join the Green Team at the Garden

As the Celtics gear up for their game six showdown later this evening against the Atlanta Hawks we look back at a picture taken before the final game of the regular season.  Members of the Boston Police Department and Boston Fire Department were invited to cheer on the Celts and enjoyed special access to the parquet for a few pictures.  Some Women in Blue, some Women in Red, but all Green Teamers.  The Boston Police Department would like to wish good luck to the Celtics tonight.  Go C's!

 

Recent Promotions: The Boston Police Department Announces the Promotion of Three New Detectives

Detectives pictured with Superintendent Gregory Long (Far Right)

Recent Promotions:  Congratulations to recently promoted Detectives David Crabbe, Charlie Daniels and Alvin Holder who recently received their detective shields from Superintendent Gregory Long during a ceremony held on Friday April 22, 2016.  We wish you all the best of luck in your new positions.

 

Boston 24: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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 Loaded Firearm From Juvenile Suspect While on Patrol in Dorchester

FILE PHOTOGRAPH

At about 6:20 PM on Wednesday April 27, 2016, officers assigned to the City Wide Bicycle Unit made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 11 Tremlett Street in Dorchester after responding to a call for a person with a gun.  Officers quickly located a 17 year old juvenile male from Dorchester who matched the given description and approached to speak with him.  Officers performed a pat frisk and recovered a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver from the suspect who was then placed in custody without incident.  The suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Carrying of a Loaded Firearm.

 

Community Alert: BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Individual Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing in Roxbury

Community Alert: BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Individual Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing in Roxbury: About 7:59pm, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 19 Burrell Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and spoke to the victim, a male in his seventies, who stated that an individual approached him and demanded money. The victim states he refused the suspect’s demands and an altercation ensued in which the victim was stabbed. Victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the individual pictured is asked to call District B-2 detectives at (617) 343-4275.

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: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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 Loaded Firearms From Two Known Suspects in Mattapan

At about 6:00 PM on Monday April 25, 2016, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made two on site firearm arrests as part of an ongoing gang related investigation in Mattapan.  The officers were on directed patrol when they observed Jayquan Jones, 21, of Dorchester, enter a motor vehicle in the area of 40 River Street.  The officers followed the vehicle and stopped it in the area of Babson Street and Blue Hill Avenue.  Officers removed Jones and immediately felt a firearm in the waist band area of his pants.  The suspect was quickly placed in custody without incident and a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun was recovered.  Officers then removed the operator, Taimeek Camillo, 18, of Dorchester, who informed the officers that he too had a firearm in his waist band area.  Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident and recovered a loaded Makarov .380 caliber handgun.  Both suspects have been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple firearm and ammunition charges.

 

Boston 24: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10:00 a.m. through Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m.

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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: Weekend Update

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10:00 a.m. through Monday @ 10:00 a.m.

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 12
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 16

Residential Break-ins: 13
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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 Arrest One, Recover Two Illegal Firearms after Lengthy Pursuit of Suspect

At about 8:30 PM on Sunday, April 24, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop in the area of Bowdoin and Quincy Streets.

Officers on patrol were aware of a shooting incident that had occurred two days earlier in the above area and were on the lookout for a black Nissan Quest with a particular plate and the operator, 30-year-old Antonio Pina Rodrigues of Boston, that were observed fleeing the scene. On Sunday night, as one officer stopped at the above intersection, he observed the Nissan Quest bearing the suspect vehicle’s plate number. The officer requested backup and attempted to make a stop of the vehicle by activating the marked cruiser’s blue lights and siren. The suspect vehicle sped up and led officers on a lengthy pursuit during which the suspect dangerously disregarded all traffic laws and nearly struck several police cruisers, cars, and nearby pedestrians with his vehicle. The vehicle’s escape was finally blocked by another stopped car, and the two occupants of the vehicle bailed out and fled on foot.

Officers were able to pursue and apprehend the operator after a violent struggle. He was identified as 30-year-old Antonio Pina Rodrigues of Boston. The passenger was able to make good his escape. Officers recovered two firearms that were discarded directly in the flight path of the vehicle--one 9mm Glock 17 loaded with a high capacity magazine and one 9mm Walther P99AS loaded with a high capacity magazine. Officers observed that the Walther firearm had been reported stolen.

Rodrigues was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (2 counts), Improper Storage of a Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Refusal to Stop for a Police Officer, Operating to Endanger, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Car). Rodrigues was also cited for multiple traffic violations.

One Less Gun: Detail Officer Instrumental in Arrest After Brazen Shooting Occurs in Plain Sight in Roxbury

At about 11:19 AM on Wednesday April 20, 2016, an officer assigned to a paid detail made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 42 Walnut Park in Roxbury.  The officer was working at a construction detail when he observed two males walk by him who appeared to be involved in an argument.  One of the men, Dondre Crawford, 20, of Roxbury, suddenly pulled out a gun and shot the other man several times in plain view of the officer.  The officers immediately pulled out his firearm and gave numerous verbal commands to the suspect to stop and drop the weapon.  The suspect ran towards the officer, gun in hand, but then threw it down onto the street and continued running.  The officer gave chase and called for additional units.  Responding officers were able to locate the suspect a short time later hiding behind a nearby house where he was placed in custody after a brief struggle.  The suspect was then positively identified by the detail officer.  The firearm was recovered and discovered to be a .25 caliber Beretta model 950.  The suspect has been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting Arrest.