Coffee with a Cop Stops by Fuel America in Brighton

Earlier today, on Wednesday August 24, 2016, Commissioner Evans and officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) stopped by Fuel America on Chestnut Hill Avenue for this week’s ”Coffee with a Cop.”  Thank you to everyone who came out to say hello and a special thanks to the welcoming staff for making us feel at home.  If you are interested in attending a future “Coffee with a Cop” event please contact (617) 343-4345.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester:  At about 12:05 AM on Saturday August 20, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester.  On arrival, officers located one adult male victim and one adult female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The male victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  The female victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The male victim has since been identified as Ailton Goncalves, 35, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

Another Successful Flashlight Walk on a Beautiful Night in Dorchester

On Tuesday August 23, 2016, Commissioner Evans joined officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) for another successful Flashlight Walk on a beautiful evening in Dorchester.  Members of the community came out to take a walk through the neighborhood and enjoyed a cold treat thanks to the BPD Hoodsie Truck.  If you would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to:  meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov

 

Boston 24: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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.

SWAT Team Places Wanted Felon in Custody After Five Hour Standoff in South Boston

At about 2:40 AM on Wednesday August 24, 2016, members of the Boston Police SWAT Team placed a wanted fugitive in custody after a five hour standoff in the area 9 Orton-Moratta Way in South Boston.  The incident began at about 9:15 PM the night before when investigators from the Fugitive Unit learned that Stephen Gingras, 39, of Manchester New Hampshire, who was considered armed and dangerous, may be inside the address.   The suspect was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one out of New Hampshire for Bank Robbery.   During that incident, the suspect displayed an AK-47 style assault rifle.  Officers confirmed that the suspect was inside and moved in to place him in custody.  As the SWAT Team made entry, the suspect attempted to jump out of a second story window, then retreated inside and barricaded himself.  After hours of negotiations, the SWAT team made a forced entry and placed the suspect in custody.  Officers recovered a fully loaded .762 caliber Century Arms Inc rifle with a large capacity magazine during the incident.  The address was then secured pending the issuance and execution of a search warrant.  The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Fugitive from Justice Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device before facing extradition to New Hampshire.

 

UPDATE: Boston Police Announce Arrest in Recent South End Sexual Assault

On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 1:00 AM, while walking in the vicinity of Greenwich Park and Claremont Street (near Greenway, District D-4), a female victim was approached by a male suspect on a blue colored BMX style bicycle.  The suspect stated he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of the Carter Playground and sexually assaulted the victim.  The suspect then fled towards Davenport Street in the direction of Tremont Street. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20's to mid 30's, medium complexion  5’-6” to 5’-7” tall, medium build, brown short cropped hair, wearing a button down shirt with ¾ length sleeves and possibly a vest, tattoo's on his right arm and the back of his right hand.

As a result of an intense and active investigation, officers assigned to the Boston Police Special Investigations Unit located and arrested 31-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez of Boston. Rodriguez was located in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. He is charged with Aggravated Rape, Indecent Assault and Battery, Armed Robbery, Intimidation of a Witness and Aggravated Kidnapping. He will be arraigned in Roxbury Court.  

Said Commissioner Evans, "I applaud the courage and strength of the survivor in this incident. She showed incredible bravery. I am also grateful to my detectives for their hard work and commitment in identifying and arresting this violent felon and removing him from the streets of this city." 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Unit at (617) 343-4400.

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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

BPD IN THE NEWS: Boston Herald Highlights Officer's Commitment to Community Policing

BPD IN THE NEWS: Special thanks to Boston Herald reporter Peter Gelzinis for his recent piece on police-community relations and how officers were able to help prepare some students for the start of the school year. To read the full story as it appears in the Boston Herald – please click on the enclosed link:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/peter_gelzinis/2016/08/gelzinis_cops_take_kids_shopping_for_supplies

Boston 24: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 3

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

BPD In The Community: Commissioner Evans Stops by 100th Birthday Celebration in Roxbury

Earlier today, on Monday August 22, 2016, Commissioner Evans made an appearance at the Landmark at Longwood assisted living facility in Roxbury to wish a Happy 100th Birthday to a very special resident.  The commissioner was all smiles as he greeted Dorothy “Dotti” Orlando and pinned a gold Boston Police badge on her lapel collar.  From all of us at the BPD, Happy 100th Birthday Dotti and please accept our best wishes for continued health and happiness in the coming year.

 

Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public's Help in Efforts to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault in South End

 

On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 1:00 AM, while walking in the vicinity of Greenwich Park and Claremont Street (near Greenway, District D-4), a female victim was approached by a male suspect on a blue colored BMX style bicycle.  The suspect stated he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of the Carter Playground and sexually assaulted the victim.  The suspect then fled towards Davenport Street in the direction of Tremont Street. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20's to mid 30's, medium complexion  5’-6” to 5’-7” tall, medium build, brown short cropped hair, wearing a button down shirt with ¾ length sleeves and possibly a vest, tattoo's on his right arm and the back of his right hand.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Unit at (617) 343-4400.

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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Shotgun After Chasing Bike Riding B&E Suspect in Roxbury

At about 7:10 PM on Sunday August 21, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of 60 Wait Street in Mission Hill.  During that incident, a suspect had entered an apartment and stolen several items, including a laptop, before fleeing the area on a blue bicycle.  Officers were given a detailed suspect description and observed Andre Hopkins, 47, of Roxbury, a short time later riding a bicycle at a high rate of speed near Shawmut Avenue and Dudley Street.  The officers followed the suspect for several blocks and were finally able to stop him when a winter jacket he was holding got caught in the rear wheel of the bike, causing it to come to a sudden stop.  Officers observed what appeared to be a long shotgun underneath the jacket which had fallen to the ground when the bike stopped.  Officers were able to place the suspect in custody after a brief struggle as the suspect repeatedly yelled, “What did I do?  What did I do?”  The officers were then able to recover a loaded Mossberg shotgun along with the stolen laptop and several other items that did not belong to the suspect.  The suspect was positively identified for the breaking and entering and was transported from the scene without further incident.  While at the booking desk, the suspect stated, “You ain’t gonna charge me with that gun are you?  I found that.  I took the other stuff but that gun wasn’t mine.”  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Rifle or Shotgun on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Breaking and Entering, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.

 

Boston 72: Weekend Update

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 7
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 12
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 20

Residential Break-ins: 11
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.

BPD In The Community: Commissioner Evans Stops By Camp Harbor View To Visit With Young Campers

On Friday August 19, 2016, Commissioner Evans stopped by to say hello to the Camp Harbor View kids on Long Island in Boston Harbor.  Every year, four hundred inner city children get the chance to spend a week at camp, enjoying unique experiences while enjoying some time bonding together in the great outdoors.  

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Rifle, Ammunition and Drugs in East Boston

At about 4:45 PM on Friday August 19, 2016, officers assigned to the Drug Control Unit in District A-7 (East Boston) arrested two suspects on drug and firearm related charges as part of an active investigation in the area of 95 Chelsea Street.  Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a Longbranch high capacity rifle, twelve rounds of ammunition and several bags of cocaine packaged for sale.  As a result, the targets of the investigation were placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.   Oscar Hernandez, 33, of East Boston will be charged with Distribution of Class B Drugs while Donald Archer, 51, of East Boston will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Community Advisory: Training Exercises Planned in and Around the Greater Boston Area

The Department of Defense, in conjunction with local and federal law enforcement, will be conducting training in and around the greater Boston area through August 26, 2016.  This is a planned exercise in cooperation with local authorities and is not in response to any current world events.  The exercise is expected to have minimal impact to the public.  To maintain the highest level of safety, there are no public viewing or media opportunities planned during this event.

If you happen to see anything of concern and wish to confirm that it is part of one of these previously scheduled training events, please contact the Boston Police Office of Media Relations at (617) 343-4250.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

At about 10:45 PM on Friday August 19, 2016, officers assigned to the City Wide Drug Control Unit made and onsite firearm arrest as part of an active investigation in the area of 99 Armandine Street in Dorchester.   The officers were aware that the target of their investigation, Akeem Mapp, 27, of Roxbury, was wanted on two outstanding warrants and may be in possession of an illegal firearm.  The officers located the suspect walking through Roberts Playground towards Dorchester High School and approached to speak with him at which time a foot pursuit ensued.  The officers were able to catch the suspect and place him in custody while recovering a loaded .45 caliber Ruger handgun which he had discarded as he fled.  The officers later recovered fifteen small bags of marijuana packaged for sale from the suspect.  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 Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester:  At about 12:05 AM on Saturday August 20, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Dorchester.  On arrival, officers located one adult male victim and one adult female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The male victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  The female victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Death Investigation in the Area of 214 Paris Street in East Boston

 

Earlier this evening, at about 9:45 PM, the Boston Police Department announced an arrest in the active and ongoing death investigation in the area 214 Paris Street in East Boston.  Investigators have revealed that through a coordinated effort involving the Boston Police Homicide Unit, Fugitive Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Darius Barry, 18, of Dorchester, has been placed in custody and will be charged with Murder in East Boston Court.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

BPD In The Community: District E-18 Community Service Office Hosting Bicycle Rodeo Tomorrow in Hyde Park

On Saturday August 20, 2016, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) will host a Bicycle Safety Rodeo from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Reservation Road Park.   Officers will perform safety inspections for all children’s bikes and kids ages four to fifteen will get to show their skills and demonstrate safe riding habits.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood, take a ride down and say hello!