Great Work Recognized: Mrs. Kathy Gallant and the Detective Joseph Gallant Foundation Recognized for their Generous Support of the BPD

During COMPSTAT last week on February 22, 2018, Mrs. Kathy Gallant presented several checks to the Boston Police Department on behalf of the Detective Joseph Gallant Foundation. In addition to donations already made to the Children's Advocacy Center and the Boston Police Gaelic Column, Kathy presented three checks for various ongoing BPD programs, including one to the School Police Unit for the "Lunch with a Cop" program and student support. Representatives from each of the three recipient units were on hand and took part in the presentation. As a token of our appreciation, Police Commissioner William Evans and Chief William Gross presented Ms. Gallant with a plaque of appreciation. To Mrs. Gallant and the Gallant Foundation, we say, "Thank you for supporting the BPD and the Boston community!"

One Less Gun: Ladder Truck #7 Gives Members of the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force a Much-Needed Lift in Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

One Less Gun: Ladder Truck #7 Gives Members of the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force a Much-Needed Lift in Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

About 12:39am on Saturday February 24, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Hancock Street when they observed an individual crossing the road and moving in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. Specifically, officers observed the individual clutching and grabbing at an object in his waist area. Moreover, the suspect was seen repeatedly looking over his shoulder and moving in a way that suggested increased levels of anxiety and unease. When officers pulled up next to the individual, the individual, upon seeing the officers, took off running. While trailing behind the suspect, officers observed the suspect scale a fence leading to the roof of the Boston Pizza Grill located at 535 Columbia Road. After gaining access to the roof, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. However, a search of the suspect for weapons proved unsuccessful.

Believing the suspect may have tossed the firearm onto the roof of the adjacent Strand Theatre, which is located at 543 Columbia Road, the Boston Fire Department was called to the scene to help officers gain access to the roof of the Strand. With the help of Ladder Truck #7, officers were able to gain access to the roof where they located and recovered a gray-colored firearm (see photo). When asked to produce a license to carry, the suspect stated, “I don’t need one.”

Officers arrested Michael Lopes, 26, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Effort to ID Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning in Connection to a Breaking & Entering and Indecent Assault in area of Hemenway St and Westland Ave

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Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning in Connection to a Breaking & Entering and Indecent Assault in area of Hemenway St and Westland Ave

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is releasing an image of a person of interest wanted for questioning relative to an indecent assault which occurred earlier today in the area of Hemenway St and Westland Ave. Anyone with any information relative to the individual’s identity is asked to call police.

At about 6:00am on Saturday, February 24, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of Hemenway Street and Westland Ave. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that a male suspect entered her apartment and indecently assaulted her. According to the victim, she immediately screamed and scared the suspect off. Suspect is described as a black male with short hair, dark-colored shirt, light-colored pants and sneakers. A search of the area for the suspect proved unsuccessful.    

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information relative to the identity of the individual pictured is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault 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 all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

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 advises and 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: Members of the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force Lock Up 2 Suspects after Confiscating 2 Guns in Less Than 15 Minutes in 2 Separate Incidents; BPD K-9 Helps the Cause

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Said Police Commissioner William Evans: "I continue to marvel and be impressed by the courage, conviction and selflessness displayed by my officers in their ongoing commitment to protect and serve our community. The fact that my officers were able to confiscate 2 guns in less than 15 minutes underscores, not only their bravery, but the fact that there are way too many guns out there. Less than two months into the new year and my officers have already taken over 100 guns off our streets. It’s an impressive number given the obvious and inherent dangers my officers willingly acknowledge and accept when confronting armed felons and those who think it’s okay to instill fear in our community.” 

BPD K-9 REGGIE

INCIDENT #1: At about 2:18 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Humboldt Ave in Roxbury when officers observed a green motor vehicle travelling erratically towards Seaver Street with heavily tinted windows and a missing registration sticker which, by law, is supposed to be affixed to the upper right corner of the rear license plate. In light of the public safety violations, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car. While talking to the operator, officers quickly noted that he appeared to be nervous and uneasy. Additionally, officers recognized the operator from previous encounters. In light of the above, officers asked the operator and his two passengers to exit the vehicle. As soon as the occupants exited the car, officers immediately observed a round of ammunition on the backseat floor of the car. In light of their discovery, officers requested a ballistic K-9 to respond to the scene.

Once on scene, the K-9 (Reggie) quickly focused in on and directed officers’ attention to an area between the steering column and the driver's side dash board. Upon closer inspection of that area, officers were able to locate a firearm (see above photo) which appeared to have been wedged into an opening between the dash and steering column. The firearm, described as Ruger P95DC, and ammunition were quickly confiscated and taken into evidence.   

Officers arrested Thomas Barbuto, 18, of Boston and charged him Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

GUN RECOVERED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 2:31pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) arrested an individual on gun-related charges in the area of 64 Rossetter Street in Dorchester. While on random patrol in the area of Olney Street, officers observed two individuals, described as black non-Hispanic males, walking towards the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Rossetter Street. Officers promptly noted that one of the individuals was walking in such a way as if to suggest he may be in possession of a firearm. Specifically, officers noted that one of the individuals was walking with his right arm pressed against an object in his waist area. In addition to the above, officers noted that the suspect, who appeared to be nervous, repeatedly looked back over his shoulder back in the direction of the officers. Additionally, it’s important to note that the officers involved in this incident have received extensive training on both the local and federal level in being able to recognize, diagnose and detect characteristics of an armed gunman. In light of their observations, officers pulled up to the duo in an effort to better understand and further investigate their observations.

As soon as the officers pulled up, the individual believed to be armed, began to walk away from the officers. When officers attempted to speak to him, the suspect took off running in a full sprint down Rossetter Street. Officers quickly gave chase and were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect who was found hiding behind several trash cans in the rear of 64 Rossetter Street. A pat frisk of the suspect for weapons proved unsuccessful. However, when officers retraced the steps taken during the foot pursuit, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded black-colored firearm (see photo) that the suspect had attempted to bury under a pile of loose soil in the rear of 78 Rossetter Street. Officers further noted that the suspect’s clothing appeared to be covered in dirt.

Officers arrested Torrance Green, 18, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 23, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest 2 B&E Suspects within 6 Hours in 2 Separate Incidents in Brighton

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest 2 B&E Suspects within 6 Hours in 2 Separate Incidents in Brighton

In the BPD’s ongoing efforts to protect and serve the people of Boston as well as their property, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) apprehended 2 individuals caught in the act breaking into 2 separate properties in Brighton. The first incident occurred at about 4:10pm in the area of 47 Park Vale Ave while the second incident occurred, approximately 6 hours later, at about 9:55pm in the area of 202 Market Street.

The facts and circumstances surrounding both incidents are as follows:

INCIDENT #1: About 4:10pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a person breaking into a residence in area of 47 Park Vale Street in Brighton. According to witnesses, an Asian male, wearing all black clothing and carrying a black bag, was seen entering the building after climbing onto a 2nd floor balcony. Responding officers stopped an individual fitting the description of the suspect within a few blocks of the break-in. The suspect was returned to the scene of the incident where he was positively identified by those who witnessed the break-in.   

Officers arrested Quang Nguyen, 50, of Boston and charged him with Residential Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property.

INCIDENT #2: About 9:55pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, officers from District 14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 202 Market Street. According to callers, the suspect, described as a black male wearing a dark-colored coat, was seen turning door knobs and trying to gain access to several apartments located in the rear of the building. Additionally, the suspect was seen looking through several cars parked in the area. On arrival, officers located a male fitting the description of the suspect. When asked to explain why he was in the area in light of a clearly posted ‘No Trespassing’ sign, the suspect was unable to provide an adequate or articulate response. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover several items stolen out of a motor vehicle to one of the residents of the building.      

Officers arrested Anthony Knight-Dingle, 31, of Boston and charged him with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle (Nighttime), Attempting Breaking & Entering a Residence (Nighttime), Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Male on Gun-Related Charges in South Boston

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Male on Gun-Related Charges in South Boston

At about 2:59am on Thursday, February 22, 2018, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) were on patrol in the area of Rev. Burke and Mercer Streets when they observed an individual, described as a light-skinned Hispanic male in dark clothing, walking in a hurried manner towards Columbia Road. As officers approached, the individual, upon seeing them, gave a wide-eyed look and appeared to be surprised by their presence. Moreover, the individual quickly grabbed for an object in his waist area, quickened his pace and changed his direction in an effort to avoid the officers. Based on the officers’ training and experience, the suspect’s behavior was consistent and indicative of an individual possibly in possession of a weapon. When officers exited their cruiser, the suspect, now clutching at an object in his waist area, took off running. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and corner the suspect who was found hiding under a deck in the rear of 65 Gates Street. A search of the suspect for any weapons proved unsuccessful. However, when officers retraced the steps taken during the foot pursuit, officers were able to locate and recover a black-colored firearm. When asked if the gun belonged to him, the suspect confirmed that it did.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Death Investigation in the Area of Patterson Way and Burke Street in South Boston

 

At about 12:13 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2018, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston)  responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Patterson Way and Burke Street in South Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased. 

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

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms from One Suspect after On-Siting an Altercation in Dorchester

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At about 12:04 AM on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on patrol when they observed a fight involving several individuals in the area of 238 Columbia Road. When officers approached to investigate, they observed a male who was involved begin to move away from the group. A second party pointed at the male and stated that he had guns. One of the officers began to follow the male who had already walked onto Devon Street and disappeared from view. The officer ran to catch up and upon regaining sight of the male, observed him sprinting up the sidewalk with both of his hands pinned to the front of his body as if holding an object in place. The officer then observed the male run behind a parked car and bend down. At this time the officer heard what sounded like a metal object hitting the ground. The suspect then hustled back over to the sidewalk where the officer was standing. The officer gave the suspect commands to show his hands and get on the ground, but the suspect ignored him and ran back behind the vehicle, bending down for a second time. The officer gave additional commands before the suspect emerged from behind the vehicle and complied. The suspect was handcuffed for officer safety before a sweep of the area revealed two firearms on the ground behind the parked vehicle. Officers processed and recovered both firearms—one loaded Makarov 9mm handgun and one loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Sonny Deloatch of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2 counts, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), and Armed Career Criminal Level 2. 

DeLoatch will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Second Homicide Suspect Located & Arrested Hiding in Closet in Holbrook, MA

 

Today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit along with members of the Holbrook Police Department located and arrested Ralph Brown, 43, of Boston in the area of 156 Longmeadow Drive in Holbrook, Massachusetts. Brown was found hiding in a closet. After a brief struggle with officers he was taken into custody. Brown was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for Murder and firearms charges for his involvement in the January 11, 2018 murder of Shaquille Browder in Dorchester. Brown is the second suspect arrested for this murder. Last week, Kyle Williams-Gathers was the first suspect in this homicide located and arrested after a standoff in Walpole.

Said Commissioner Evans, "This arrest is evident of our commitment to the victim's and their loved ones that we will not rest until all those responsible are brought to justice. I commend the work of everyone involved in this investigation which led to the arrests of now both suspects this brazen daytime shooting." 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 2:03 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 20’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This victim has since been identified as Shaquille Browder, 21, of Roxbury. Officers located a second male victim in his early 20’s who had fled the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and BPD Homicide Unit, with assistance from the Walpole Police and METROLEC SWAT, arrested Kyle Williams-Gathers, 31, of Boston after a five hour stand-off in the area of 915 Hill Top Street in Walpole, Massachusetts. Williams-Gathers was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant charging him with murder of Shaquille Browder on January 11, 2018.  

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.

Boston 96: Holiday Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 25

Residential Break-ins: 15
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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Boston and Quincy Police Officers Arrest Juvenile with Ten Outstanding Felony Warrants and Loaded Firearm, Second Male with a Firearm also Arrested during Traffic Stop

At about 5:40 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force, with the assistance of the Quincy Police Department, as part of an ongoing investigation, conducted a stop of a motor vehicle occupied by four individuals known to police in the area of Hancock Street and Newport Avenue in Quincy. Officers were aware that one of the vehicle’s passengers, a 17-year-old juvenile from Dorchester, had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers ordered the juvenile out of the car by virtue of the outstanding warrants. A pat frisk of his person revealed a loaded black Taurus 9mm semi-automatic firearm in his waistband. Officers removed the operator and additional two passengers from the vehicle and a frisk of the individuals revealed a loaded green and silver Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic firearm with obliterated serial numbers in the waist area of passenger 19-year-old Kyvon Ross of Dorchester. Ross was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. The 17-year-old juvenile was arrested by virtue of the ten outstanding warrants and additionally charged with Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

The operator of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male from Roxbury, and the third passenger, a 14-year-old juvenile male, were released forthwith, the latter to the custody of his mother.

One Less Gun: Officers Exercise Tremendous Restraint during Violent Struggle with Suspect Brandishing a Firearm

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At about 6:40 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were conducting an investigation in the area of Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue, when they observed a male known to them walking with two other individuals. Officers had gleaned information from their investigation that lead them to believe this male, identified as 20-year-old Michael Pearson, Jr. of Dorchester, was armed with a firearm. Officers approached Pearson on foot and, as they did so, Pearson clutched his waistband and began backing up. Fearing Pearson was armed, officers attempted to conduct a pat frisk, but Pearson pushed the officers away and attempted to flee. The officers were able to take him to the ground as he continued to reach for an object in his waistband. As the struggle ensued, officers felt a hard object consistent with the shape and size of a firearm in the Pearson’s waist area. Pearson continued to violently resist and fight with officers, refusing commands to put his hands behind his back. During the struggle, Pearson was able to get back onto his feet, retrieve a black firearm from his waist, and point it at the officers. One of the officers grabbed Pearson’s hand in an attempt to gain control of the firearm and gave repeated commands to drop the gun while Pearson violently resisted. The officers were finally able to remove the firearm, a loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun, from Pearson and take him into custody. Officers arrested Pearson and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm), Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (3 counts).

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t say enough about the bravery of these officers. The restraint that they used in the face of an incredibly dangerous and volatile situation must be commended. Their training and quick-thinking allowed them to take both a dangerous individual and a firearm off the street; and moreover, I’m thankful they were able to go home safely to their families."

Pearson will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

BPD Chief Gross Addresses Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company at their 133rd Annual Presidents' Day Luncheon

Today, Monday, February 19, 2018, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 133rd Annual Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Presidents’ Day Luncheon held at the US Coast Guard Base in Boston. On a day meant for celebrating the past leaders of our country, the Chief, himself a member of the Ancient and Honorable, reminded us of the importance of preserving and sharing our nation’s history. Said Chief Gross, “If we know our history and learn from its teachable moments, then we as a people will realize our self-worth—know your history and know your self-worth.”

BPD in the News: Special thanks to the Boston Globe for writing about BPD's recent confiscation of a .357 Magnum in Dorchester and the arrest of the individual caught carrying it

BPD in the News: Special thanks to the Boston Globe for highlighting BPD’s recent confiscation of a .357 Magnum firearm in DOT and the arrest of the individual who thought it was okay to carry it around. Said Commissioner Evans, “Taking a dangerous individual like this and the threat he represented given the firearm he possessed off the streets of our community most certainly makes our city a safer place. Couldn't be more proud of my officers."

To read the full story as it appeared in the Globe - please click on the link below: 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/02/17/boston-man-arrested-for-armed-carjacking/aQMRR6pw0QGx9K5Xx4GDQN/story.html

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Responsible for Damaging Several Parked Vehicles in an Ill-Conceived Effort to Escape Police

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Apprehend Gun-Toting Suspect Responsible for Damaging Several Parked Vehicles in an Ill-Conceived Effort to Escape Police

At about 2:08 am Saturday, February 17, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol protecting and serving in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Ave in Roxbury when officers observed a blue motor vehicle, with Florida plates, travelling along Columbia Road with a defective brake light. In light of the infraction, officers attempted to stop the vehicle to notify the operator of the safety violation, however, after initially slowing down, the operator, refusing to stop for the officers, accelerated and sped off at a high rate of speed. In light of the suspect’s increased speed and ensuing safety concerns to other motorists, officers discontinued the pursuit of the car. However, in his continued effort to flee the area, the operator struck several cars, most parked and unoccupied, at the intersection of Columbia Road and Glendale Street in Dorchester.

With his own vehicle damaged, the operator tried to escape the area on foot and was seen jumping out of his own vehicle while it was still moving. The unoccupied car then struck a traffic pole before coming to a stop after rolling into a fence in the area of 432 Columbus Ave. As the suspect attempted to flee on foot, responding officers were able to intervene and apprehend him before he could make good on his attempts to escape. A search of the suspect’s vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a loaded black-colored firearm (see photo) that had been reported stolen out of Houston, Texas.  

Officers arrested Tahjay Jones, 20, of Boston and charged him with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Driving to Endanger, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving a Scene after Causing Property Damage, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property. Mr. Jones is scheduled to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Thwart Armed Carjacking, Recover a .357 Magnum While Simultaneously Arresting a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Store Robberies in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Thwart Armed Carjacking, Recover a .357 Magnum While Simultaneously Arresting a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Store Robberies in Dorchester

At about 6:45 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, working hand-in-hand with detectives from District C-11 (Dorchester), were on patrol in the area of Glenrose Road and Adams Street conducting surveillance on a person of interest believed to have been involved in several store armed robberies in Dorchester. Additionally, the suspect was also wanted on several outstanding warrants including identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. While surveilling the individual’s residence, officers observed the suspect exit his dwelling and enter the passenger side of a motor vehicle that had just pulled up in front of his home. In short time, officers watched the operator of the vehicle quickly and frantically exit the car and sprint away from the vehicle. When the suspect, now in the driver’s side of the vehicle, attempted to drive off at a high rate of speed, officers moved in and blocked his effort to escape the area. Officers immediately instructed the operator to exit the vehicle. After the suspect was placed in handcuffs, a search of the car enabled officers to locate and confiscate a long-barreled firearm with a brown handle (see photo) found resting on the passenger side floor. It should be noted that the hammer of the firearm, described as a Taurus .357 Magnum 1NT, was in the cocked position. When asked if the gun belonged to him, the suspect stated, “Yes.”

Officers arrested Trevor Clarke, 24, of Boston and charged him with Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. Mr. Clarke is scheduled to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

It should be noted at this time that the suspect is being charged with the Armed Robbery of a Convenience Store, a 7-Eleven Store located at 1886 Dorchester Ave, on January 11, 2018 but additional charges may be forthcoming pending the completion of the investigation. 

Said Commissioner William Evans, “Taking a dangerous individual like this and the threat he represented given the firearm he possessed off the streets of our community most certainly makes our city a safer place. I like to think and know it’s only a matter of time before my investigators catch up to those who think it’s okay to instill fear in our community and, again, my officers proved me right by putting in the work, hours and effort needed to track down and put a dangerous felon behind bars.”

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, February 16, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

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

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 8
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.