One Less Gun: Officers Apprehend Fleeing Felon and Recover Three Firearms in Roxbury

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Boston police officers found that catching criminals did not come easily yesterday. On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, officers in Roxbury were led on several chases over the course of their patrol duties and investigations; but as a result of their relentless perseverance, officers were able to arrest two suspects with outstanding warrants and recover three firearms in two separate incidents. The facts and circumstances are as follows:

Incident #1: At about 1:00 PM, members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit observed a male known to officers as having four outstanding warrants and having recently been involved in a firearm incident in the area of 10 Interval Street in District B-2 (Roxbury). The officers observed the suspect enter a vehicle, and due to the suspect’s criminal history and fearing the presence of a firearm, officers requested additional units to assist in stopping the vehicle. Once stopped, the suspect and a second passenger alighted from the rear of the vehicle and fled on foot toward the area of the King School at 77 Lawrence Avenue. As the officers gave chase, they observed the suspect grabbing his waist area. Having made numerous firearm arrests and been trained in the ATF’s Characteristics of an Armed Gunman, officers believed that the suspect may be armed. Officers were able to pursue the suspect for an extended distance, but lost sight of him after he jumped a fence behind the school and made good his escape. Officers from District B-2, K-9, and School Police units canvassed the area to no avail.

Approximately one hour later, officers received a call from a supervisor of the School Police Unit reporting that a firearm had been recovered in the rear of the King School where the officers had been pursuing the suspect. Detectives responded, recovered, and processed a loaded Ruger .357 revolver.

Incident #2: At about 6:00 PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 515 Blue Hill Avenue. Based on the 911 dispatcher’s broadcast, officers located and attempted to stop a car that fit the description of the suspect vehicle. After a brief pursuit, officers were able to stop the vehicle; however, four suspects exited the car and fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend two of the suspects, one of whom was clad in black, wearing a gold bandana, and fit the witnesses’ descriptions of the shooter.

A search of the motor vehicle resulted in officers recovering a loaded black and silver Smith & Wesson 9mm firearm. Officers canvassed the streets where the foot pursuit took place and recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson Blue Steel .38 caliber revolver from the flight path of the suspect.

The suspect with the gold bandana was positively identified as the shooter. Officers arrested 25-year-old Daishawn Brown of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Discharged within 500 ft. of a Dwelling, Assault by Means of A Dangerous Weapon (Gun), and Career Criminal Level I. Brown was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

The second suspect was identified and released.

 

Boston 24: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Hackney Officer Goes the Extra Mile to Locate Luggage

 

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, a member of the Boston Police Hackney Unit received a telephone call from a concerned traveler from Bermuda. The caller reported he left a piece of luggage in the rear of a taxi that he and his family took from Logan Airport to a hotel in Boston. The visitor informed the officer of the cab company and medallion number of the taxi in hopes of tracking down his luggage.

Equipped with that information, the officer telephoned the cab company, who reported the cab’s GPS showed the driver back at Logan Airport. The officer requested that the dispatcher inform all taxi operators to have the driver in question call Hackney if they see him. The officer then contacted the Logan Airport Taxi Pool and requested the manager on duty to make an announcement asking the driver to contact the Hackney Unit. Additionally, the officer contacted BPD operations and had the dispatcher make a “BOLO” announcement regarding the cab.

At about 7:00 PM that evening, the driver received the message and met the officer at Boston Police Headquarters. Both the officer and the driver inspected the cab together and located in the very rear a small black suitcase camouflaged by the black rear seat.

The driver apologized profusely and stated he remembered the nice family from Bermuda. He promised to bring the suitcase to their hotel immediately. The officer received a phone call from the traveler thanking him for taking the extra measures to locate his suitcase, which contained his computer and his 9-month-old daughter’s medical records for her trip to Children’s Hospital for treatment.

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 332 Harvard Street in Dorchester

 

At about 11:25 AM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 332 Harvard Street, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed that a fire had been set in the first floor residence of the above. Boston fire personnel responded and were quickly able to contain the fire. Officers entered the apartment and found a 37-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Boston EMTs pronounced the male victim deceased at the scene. A second, 34-year-old female victim was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Suspect with Drugs and Ammo

 

At about 3:15 PM on Monday, March 30, 2015, members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) DCU and the District B-2 (Roxbury) DCU executed two search warrants in the area of 37 Brookledge Street in Dorchester.

Officers made contact with the target of the investigation in the area of the above address. Upon executing the warrants, officers seized 32 grams of crack cocaine, 5 one-ounce bags of marijuana, approximately 82 rounds of ammunition, almost $400 in US currency, a cell phone, scale, packaging materials, and other drug paraphernalia.

Officer arrested the target of the investigation, 35-year-old Darrell Gilbert of Dorchester, and charged him with Trafficking Class B Drugs (2nd and Subsequent Offense), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Boston 24: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 6

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.

 

Boston 72: WEEKEND UPDATE

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 13
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 25

Residential Break-ins: 7
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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect Apprehended in Multiple Convenience Store Robberies

 

At about 9:04 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were involved in a foot chase which ultimately led to charges being sought for not one but two armed robberies. 

Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Erie and Ellington Streets which is two blocks away from Mr. Convenience Plus, a small shop which had been robbed at gun point on Thursday March 12th and Sunday March 22nd.  Both robberies were believed to have been perpetrated by the same suspect who investigators believed lived in the neighborhood.  Officers observed a male matching the given description walking on Glenway Street and attempted to stop him.  When the suspect saw one of the officers exit the vehicle he immediately started running at full speed while keeping his hands in his coat pockets which led officers to believe he may be in possession of a weapon.  Officers finally caught the suspect in front of 7 Fowler Street and placed him in custody. 

After a pat frisk revealed no weapon, the suspect informed officers that he had discarded a semiautomatic handgun styled BB gun during the foot chase and directed officers to it.  The firearm was seized as evidence by District B-2 Detectives as were the clothes the suspect was wearing. 

The suspect, an 18-year-old from Dorchester was initially arrested as a Disorderly Person but later confessed to both prior Armed Robberies and will be facing charges at Dorchester District Court.

 

Recent Promotions: BPD Announces Ten New Promotions

Recent Promotions: Congratulations to the ten members of the Boston Police Department who were promoted on Friday, March 27, 2014 during a ceremony inside the Media Room at Boston Police Headquarters.  Friday’s promotions further underscore the commitment made by both Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans to diversify the ranks of the police department. Of the ten promotees, two were Hispanic males, one Asian male, one African American male, one Black female and one white female. We wish all of the new Sergeants the best of success as they begin their four weeks of training and take to their new roles in the Boston Police Department.

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant:

Det. Charles Cellucci

Det. Patrick Champagnie

Det. Kathleen Doris

Det. William Gallagher

P.O. Brian Mahoney

P.O. Douglas McGrath

P.O. Stephen Moy

P.O. Wilson Quiles

P.O. Rene Sanchez

P.O. Jacqueline White

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Make Robbery Arrest by Using i Phone App

 

At about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday March 28, 2015 officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a robbery at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Waltham Street.

The victim stated she was walking with a friend on Shawmut Avenue when they were approached by a group of four or five males in their late teens.  One of the suspects, dressed in a gray sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, orange socks and green and yellow sneakers, ran towards her and snatched her purse which contained her wallet, cash and her i Phone.  As the group ran down Shawmut Avenue, the suspect with the purse separated from the group and turned onto Union Park Street where the victim lost sight of him. 

Resourceful officers utilized the Find My i Phone App on the victim’s phone which led them to the area of 584 Tremont Street where they observed a male matching the very specific given description.   Officers were able to stop the suspect without incident and then located the victim’s purse underneath a nearby parked car. 

The fashionable suspect was positively identified and placed under arrest.  His outfit was seized as evidence.  The suspect, age 15, will appear at Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to wit; Unarmed Robbery.

A witness later revealed that she believed one of the other unidentified suspects may have had a firearm in his waistband which was not displayed during the robbery.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District Four Detectives at (617) 343-4683.

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.

 

Update: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in Roxbury

Officer John T. Moynihan

This morning at Saint Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, members of the community joined with the Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Fire Department, Boston EMS and other first responders to take part in a Mass of Healing held in honor of wounded Officer John T. Moynihan.  The outpouring of love and support for the officer could be felt by all in attendance as they united in peace and prayer.  

This afternoon, Commissioner William Evans accompanied by Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O’Malley arrived at the Boston Medical Center to visit Officer Moynihan.  Commissioner Evans met with doctors who reported Officer Moynihan had undergone several hours of surgery where they successfully removed the bullet from his neck.  Officer Moynihan is currently listed in stable and improving condition and is expected to be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit in the coming days.

On behalf of the Boston Police Department, Commissioner Evans would like to thank all the members of our community and supporters across the nation for their kind words and continued prayers for Officer Moynihan and looks forward to his full recovery and return to duty.

“I’m thankful to the doctors and medical team at Boston Medical Center for taking such good care of my officer,” said Commissioner Evans. “I was happy to hear that he made it through surgery without any complications, it shows you what a strong kid he is and what a great medical team they have here at Boston Medical Center.”  

 


Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Suspect, Child Saved with Help of Concerned Citizens

 

At about 6:51 p.m. on Saturday March 28, 2015, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a four-year-old child stabbed in the area of 106 Paris Street. 

While on approach to the scene, officers were advised that the young child had been taken by his father to the East Boston Health Center in the area of 10 Gove Street.  

Officers were also informed that the suspect, a Hispanic female, was still inside a residence in the area of 106 Paris Street and had locked herself in a bedroom. The officers located the suspect; however, she refused to unlock the door after numerous verbal commands from the officers.  Under the direction of the supervisor on scene, officers used a battering ram to gain access to the room. Once inside, officers observed the suspect holding a thin serrated blade, approximately 3 inches in length in her right hand. The supervisor gave the suspect multiple commands in English and in Spanish to drop the weapon.  After she refused to comply with all verbal commands, the supervisor engaged the suspect with the police department-issued less-lethal shotgun, causing the suspect to drop the blade immediately.  Officers were able to place the suspect in custody after a brief but violent struggle without any further injury to the suspect.  The suspect was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation.  

Officers were later informed by witnesses that after an argument with the child’s father, the suspect had grabbed the boy and attempted to harm him.  The witnesses were able to wrestle the boy away from the suspect, and the father of the child immediately fled the apartment to seek help at the nearby Health Center.

The 4-year-old male victim was later treated at Boston Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect will be booked and charged with several serious offenses pending her release from the hospital.

The actions of the officers and the assistance of the witnesses undoubtedly saved this young child’s life.  The officers used extreme restraint in their interactions with the armed suspect and prevented further injury and harm with their sharp and highly coordinated use of less lethal force.

 
 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Apprehend Three Armed Robbers on Massachusetts Avenue

At about 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End/Lower Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of Columbus Avenue and West Rutland Square near Sparrow Park.

Officers were informed that three black or Hispanic males had just robbed a victim at gunpoint while wearing face masks.  The suspects then fled on foot along the Southwest Corridor towards Massachusetts Avenue.  All of the suspects were wearing dark clothing and two were carrying backpacks.  Officers assigned to the District’s Anti-Crime car quickly located three suspects matching the given description in the area of 333 Massachusetts Avenue.  All three suspects were positively identified and placed under arrest.  The three suspects, ages 15, 15 and 13, will appear at Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to wit; Armed Assault with Intent to Rob . 

Officers were able to recover two face masks as well as a Comrade AK-47 Machine Gun styled BB gun and a Comrade Semiautomatic Handgun styled BB gun.  Both weapons appeared to be authentic and have been turned over to the District Four Detectives as evidence.

The community is a safer place thanks to the quick actions and outstanding police work by the officers of District Four.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District Four Detectives at (617) 343-4683.

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.

 

Update: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in Roxbury

Officer John T. Moynihan

At about 6:40 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street.  As the operator of that vehicle exited the vehicle he produced a .357 Magnum and immediately fired.  Officer John T. Moynihan was shot in the face at point blank range and grievously wounded. 

Officer Moynihan is a six year veteran of the Boston Police Department and has received numerous awards and commendations in his career including the Boston Police Department’s Medal of Honor in 2014.  He was honored that same year as a recipient of the Nation’s Top Cops Award which was bestowed upon him by President Obama for his actions during the shootout in Watertown where it was said he performed "heroic and relentless" life-saving measures on critically wounded MBTA officer Richard Donohue. 

Officer Moynihan is a highly decorated combat veteran having served honorably as a United States Army Ranger from 2005 to 2008 during the Iraq War. 

Officer Moynihan remains in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.

At a press conference earlier today, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans stated “All of my officers are praying for his safe recovery. We are all very lucky that he is still with us today.”

 

Update: Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting

 

At about 6:40 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).

As officers approached the vehicle, an individual exited the car and opened fire on the officers. In attempts to stop the threat, officers returned fire at the suspect. One officer, identified as 34-year-old Officer John T. Moynihan, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. Officer Moynihan is a six year veteran of the Boston Police Department.

The suspect later identified as Angelo West, 41, of Boston also suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A third female victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center. Two additional suspects are in custody on unrelated matters.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street on Friday, March 27, 2015

 WHO:             Boston Police Department Police Commissioner Evans & command staff.

WHAT:           At about 6:40 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street.

As officers approached the vehicle, an individual exited the car and opened fire on the officers. In attempts to stop the threat, officers returned fire at the suspect. One officer suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. The suspect also suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A third female victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center.

WHEN:           Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room.

CONTACT:    Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

Investigation: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in Roxbury

 

At about 6:40 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).

As officers approached the vehicle, an individual exited the car and opened fire on the officers. In attempts to stop the threat, officers returned fire at the suspect. One officer, identified as 34-year-old Officer John T. Moynihan, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. Officer Moynihan is a six year veteran of the Boston Police Department.

The suspect also suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A third female victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center. Two additional suspects are in custody on unrelated matters.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Snag Suspect in Downtown Bank Robbery

 

At about 10:40 AM on Friday, March 27, 2015, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery at Cathay Bank in the area of 621 Washington Street, Boston.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect had passed a note to the teller implying that he had a gun. Detectives viewed surveillance footage of the incident and broadcast the description of the suspect—a heavyset white male in his early 50’s wearing red hat, black jacket, gray sweater, and blue jeans. Officers also viewed surveillance video from a nearby hotel that showed the bank robbery suspect outside the bank speaking with a second white male in his 50’s wearing a brown jacket, black backpack, and carrying a blue duffle bag with a white Nike swoosh.

Officers used their familiarity and knowledge of the area to develop a possible flight path of the suspects, and walked in the direction of 39 Boylston Street in search of the bank robber. As they approached that location, officers observed two males exactly fitting the descriptions and video images of the two suspects.

Both males were detained. Forty-year-old Steven Lahti of Worcester was identified as the robbery suspect and arrested for Armed Bank Robbery. The second male was identified and released. 

 
 

Personal Care Assistant Charged with Theft from Disabled Vietnam Vet

A personal care assistant has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $128,000 from a disabled veteran while she was caring for him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced.

The Suffolk County grand jury yesterday returned indictments charging 48-year-old Michelle Allix with eight counts of larceny over $250 from a person over 60 or disabled.  She is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on April 16.

Evidence developed by the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit and Suffolk fraud prosecutors suggests that Allix stole approximately $128,472 from the Vietnam veteran while working part-time as his personal care assistant between September 2010 and October 2013.  The Anti-Corruption Unit led the investigation because Allix is a Boston Police civilian employee. Though her offenses were not committed in any official capacity, Boston Police suspended her without pay yesterday.

“It always infuriates me when someone takes advantage of those who deserve our utmost respect and admiration,” said Commissioner Evans. “I would like to recognize the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit and the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit for their work on this troubling case. My employees are held to very high standards and when they choose to conduct themselves unlawfully there are consequences.  I hope these indictments bring some comfort the victim and his family.”  

“These indictments reflect evidence of a heartless betrayal,” Conley said. “A caretaker entrusted to act in the victim’s best interests should not be siphoning his bank account for her personal benefit. As a disabled older adult, this victim was particularly vulnerable, which makes the allegations even more disturbing. Financial crimes can be very complex and difficult to investigate, but the police and prosecutors assigned to this case did some outstanding work.”

As the trusted caretaker of the now 64-year-old victim, Allix had full, unsupervised access to his bank account in order to make purchases, payments, and withdrawals authorized by the victim.  The investigation revealed, however, that she withdrew more than $120,000 – including withdrawals made from ATMs at casinos – that were unrelated to the victim’s care and expenses.  The evidence also revealed that Allix wrote several checks from the victim’s bank account to pay her own bills and credit card debt as well as a $4,000 check payable to herself.  She is additionally accused of using the victim’s debit card without his consent to make purchases from home shopping channels and kept a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the victim’s car. 

The victim was living in a Brighton nursing home during much of the charged conduct, but Allix also had continuing access to the Hyde Park condominium he called home. The thefts were discovered after family members became suspicious of Allix’s actions and reviewed the victim’s bank statements.

The grand jury proceedings resulting in the indictments were led by Assistant District Attorney Michele Granda of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit.