Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
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 Police Seeking Information Relative to Vandalism to Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center in Dorchester

At about 8:00 AM on Monday, July 17, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a vandalism in the area of 950 Blue Hill Avenue at the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center. Upon arrival, officers were informed that sometime between 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 and 6:00 AM on Monday, July 17 a suspect or suspects vandalized the rear of the building, storage shed, and tennis courts. The officers observed profanity spray painted on the rear door, the storage shed was broken into and ransacked, and the outdoor seating areas and garden had been destroyed.

Investigators are seeking any information relative to this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-3 detectives at (617) 343-4712. Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 10

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.

Suspects Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill

 

At about 4:06 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1562 Tremont Street in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Responding officers were able to provide a description of a possible suspect vehicle that had since left the area. Additional officers on patrol observed a vehicle matching that description traveling on Cedar Street toward Washington Street. Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but a brief pursuit ensued. The three occupants finally stopped the car and fled on foot from the vehicle in the area of Cedar Street and Lambert Avenue. Officers chased the suspects on foot and quickly apprehended all three individuals, identified as 21-year-old Christian Soto-Olivero of Mattapan, 38-year-old Jerome D. Hobson of Dorchester, and 26-year-old Shawn Redden of Brockton. The suspects were arrested and will be charged with Murder and firearm related charges.

Said Commissioner Evans, "This was brazen daytime shooting of a good, well-respected man doing the right thing. Thanks to a quick response by my officers, we believe we have the three cowards responsible for this homicide in custody."   

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police 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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 10
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 in the News: "Sometimes there is crying in baseball" --Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

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BPD Chief William Gross and the entire Boston Police Department could not have been more humbled to greet and escort our fellow NYPD officers from the 46th Precinct, colleagues of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia who was shot in the head while on duty on two weeks ago, to the Yankees v. Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. As dividing as the Boston-New York rivalry may be, most officers will agree that there's nothing like it to bring brothers and sisters together in a time of grieving. We once again extend our heartfelt condolences to all of our fellow officers in the 46th Precinct and the NYPD for the loss of a great officer, mother, and person. For Kevin Cullen's Boston Globe story, click the link below:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/17/sometimes-there-crying-baseball/h0sFA3RI2Gv22L9Buzya2K/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter#comments

Boston 72 Weekend Update and Public Journal for Monday, July 17, 2017

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 3

Vehicle Thefts: 15
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 18

Residential Break-ins: 11
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 10 Vesta Road in Dorchester

 

At about 5:23 PM on Monday, July 17, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 10 Vesta Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The first victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The second victim, an 18-year-old male, 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 the Boston Police 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 Photo of the Day: Chief Gross Honored to Meet Deputy Jeremy Romero, the Nation’s First "Robo Cop"

Yesterday, Monday, July17, 2017, the chief of the nation’s first police department had the honor of meeting the nation’s first “Robo Cop,” Deputy Jeremy Romero of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico.  Deputy Romero is a former Corrales New Mexico Police Officer who was paralyzed in a patrol car crash in 2014. He is now the first law enforcement officer in the country to use a ReWalk system which is a medical device that enables paraplegics to stand and walk again. Superintendent in Chief William Gross welcomed Deputy Romero to BPD Headquarters and thanked him for his unwavering commitment to police work and for continuing to share his message to those impacted by spinal cord injuries who may benefit from the use of this new technology.

BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Motor Vehicle of Interest After Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a motor vehicle in relation to a non-fatal shooting that occurred last night in Dorchester. At about 10:11 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) on sited a person shot in the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue. The victim was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life-threatening at this time. Investigators are now hoping to identify the maroon Honda Pilot SUV pictured above as they work to solve this case. The vehicle was occupied by two males and two females and was observed in the area at the time of the incident.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.

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.

Two Arrests Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester

 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit have identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection to a brazen daylight shooting that resulted in a death investigation in Dorchester in late June.

At about 9:57 AM on Thursday, June 28, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased several days later.

As a result of an in-depth investigation in conjunction with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, members of the Marietta Georgia Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Keith Cousins, 30, of Boston, on Friday July 14, 2017, in Marietta Georgia. BPD Homicide detectives then traveled south to interview the suspect who remains in custody at this time while awaiting extradition.

Investigators have also identified Shaquille Brown, 22, of Mattapan, who is currently incarcerated locally on an unrelated matter, as a second suspect in this case. Both suspects will be charged with Murder in Dorchester District Court. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “I cannot commend my officers enough for the work they continue to do to solve these kinds of troubling cases. I’ve always said that we never forget a victim, their families or their loved ones. I hope that as we continue to identify and arrest those responsible for these senseless crimes, we’ll be able to bring some measure of comfort to all those still left hurting.”

Death Investigation in the Area of Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury

 

At about 10: 51 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police 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 Community Alert: BPD Seek Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Sexual Assault in Allston

 

At about 3:47 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call to meet with a victim stating she had been sexually assaulted. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she had requested transportation via a ride share service to pick her up outside an establishment in the area of Harvard Ave and Gardner Street. Investigators believe the victim entered the vehicle at about 2:15 AM, believing it was the car she had requested, and was later sexually assaulted by the operator of the car. The suspect is described as a male of Middle Eastern descent, believed to be in his 30’s with a slight accent, clean shaven with short dark hair, wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Additionally, suspect may have been operating a gold-colored sedan. At this time, investigators have been unable to confirm the operator’s affiliation or employment with any ride share services in the area.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Those with information are asked to call detectives directly at (617) 343-4400. Community members wanting 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 assist this investigation anonymously. 

If you’re a victim of a sexual assault that has or has not been reported to police and would feel more comfortable seeking confidential advice from a non-law enforcement agency or representative, the Boston Police Department encourages you to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1 (800) 841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal and medical advocacy services to survivors in the greater Boston area. To learn more about BARCC, please click on the enclosed link: www.barcc.org.

Keeping Boston Safe: Over 320 Guns Recovered in the First 191 Days of 2017

In the first 191 days of 2017, BPD officers have bravely taken over 320 guns off the streets of Boston. So when people ask what the men and women of the BPD are doing to make our city safer, please be sure to tell them that in the last three and a half years, we've taken almost 3,000 guns out of our neighborhoods. And for us, one less gun hopefully means into one less crime, one less shooting, and one less victim.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest 3 Suspects on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

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At about 5:30 PM on Friday, July 14, 2017, members of the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when officers observed a motor vehicle fail to properly signal in the area of Bernard Street and Talbot Ave. In light of the infraction, officers followed the vehicle to the front of 16 Westcott Street. Once there, officers observed three individuals hastily exit the vehicle, walk down a driveway before returning to the front of the residence. Given the furtive movements of the group, as well as the aforementioned motor vehicle infraction, officers approached the trio to better understand their actions. Moreover, officers recognized all three individuals from previous interactions. When asked about the illegal turn, all three individuals, not only denied the allegation, but further denied being in the car. When officers, now pointing to the vehicle in question, stated that they had observed the individuals park and exit the car, one of the individuals stated, “That’s not even our car.” When officers approached the car, one of the individuals piped up, “You can't do that, you need a warrant." Upon looking inside the car, officers promptly observed and recovered a loaded, black semi-automatic pistol (see photo). When asked about the firearm, all three suspects denied ownership of the weapon.

Officers arrested Chakeem Durant, 23, of Boston, Dasuan Jacobs, 20, of Boston and Terrell Williams, 21, of Boston and charged all three with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

Additionally, it should be noted that during a search of Mr. Durant, a Volkswagen key that operated the vehicle seen taking the illegal turn was found in one of his pockets. As such, he was issued a citation for Failure to Use Proper Turn Signal.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, July 14, 2017

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Auto Theft Unit & MA Environmental Police Recover Three Stolen Scooters, Arrest Three Suspects

At about 2:20 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit with the assistance of the Massachusetts Environmental Police set up surveillance in the area of Cheney Street in District B-2 (Roxbury) relative to an ongoing investigation into the theft of motor scooters in several Boston neighborhoods.

During their surveillance, officers observed two males who were known to them as 19-year-old Jacari Cosgrove and a 17-year-old juvenile from Dorchester operating motor scooters and dirt bikes recklessly and without licenses in the area of Elm Hill Ave and Homestead Street. Officers maintained surveillance and eventually the males were joined by a third male, another 17-year-old juvenile from Dorchester also known to officers as unlicensed, in the area of Cheney Street. Officers observed Cosgrove enter a residence on Cheney Street and return with a pair of bolt cutters before mounting the back of a blue and white dirt bike as a passenger. The three suspects then took off on the two motor bikes onto Walnut Street and drove toward Mass Ave and Boylston before officers lost sight of them. Through the officers’ training and experience, they believed the suspects were about to commit a theft of a scooter.

Approximately half an hour later, officers observed the three suspects return to Cheney Street, this time with Cosgrove operating a third red scooter with bolt cutters still in hand. Officers concluded that a theft had occurred and began to walk toward the rear of the residence. As they approached, officers observed Mr. Cosgrove attempting to cut the lock on the seat of the red scooter. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had just been stolen from the area of 699 Boylston Street. Officers also determined that the two 17-year-old juveniles were also operating stolen motor bikes.

Officers arrested Cosgrove and charged him with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Negligent Operation, Prohibited Operation of a Recreational Vehicle, and Operating a Motorcycle without a License. The first 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Receiving Stolen Property, Negligent Operation, Operating a Motorcycle without a License, and No Registration Plate. The second 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Operating a Moped without a License.