No Sweeping This under the Rug!

Last night around 6:12PM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the 725 Morrissey Blvd. / National Wholesale Liquidators for a larceny in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to Loss Prevention investigators who reported that an employee of the store had attempted to sell them a rug at a discounted price in exchange for money. Officers learned that the investigators had become suspicious of the employee’s activities and so posed as customers to determine what the employee was doing. The investigators yesterday approached the employee in an attempt to purchase a rug valued at $499 when the suspect employee changed the price on the rug to $299.00 and offered it to them at that price.  After changing the price on the rug, the investigators paid $299.00 for the rug and were assisted in bringing the rug outside by the suspect employee who then received a sum of money from the investigators in exchange for changing the price.

The investigators then identified themselves to the suspect and with the assistance of officers arrested the suspect, Amos Reed, 52 of Dorchester and charged him with Shoplifting and Larceny over $200.

District D-4 Officers Arrest Two for Armed Robbery

At about 1:28am, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, officers from Area D-4 (South End) were flagged down by a motorist who stated that he had just been robbed by three individuals who approached him while he was sitting in his parked car in the area of 42 Harrison Archways. According to the victim, one of the suspects displayed a knife and demanded the victim's phone and necklace. After taking the victim’s phone, necklace and Cincinnati Reds baseball hat, the suspects fled the area. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. Approximately twenty minutes later, officers observed a group of six individuals hanging around in the area of 42 Harrison Archways. However, when the group saw the officers approaching, all but one fled the area on foot. Officers noted that the one individual who chose not to run was wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat. While officers were talking to that individual, witnesses were brought to the scene. Upon seeing the suspect, witnesses stated, “That’s one of them.”     Officers arrested Joey Sierra, 22, of Boston and charged him with Armed Robbery.

A second individual was apprehended and returned to the scene where he was also positively identified by witnesses. Officers arrested Edgar Matos, 22, of Boston and charged him with Armed Robbery.

Boston 24: Data Includes Period from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4 Vehicle Recoveries: 4 Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 16 Commercial Break-ins: 1

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, 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.

UPDATE: Death Investigation in the area of East Cottage & Sumner Streets – Victim Identified

At about 9:20pm, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, officers form District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Sumner and East Cottage Streets. On arrival, officers observed an individual, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the street in front of 4 Sumner Street. The victim, a 25 year-old male, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Aaron Wornum, 25, of Boston. The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by either calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

UPDATE: Death Investigation at 124 Eustis Street – Victim Identified

At about 10:59pm, on Saturday, June 25, 2011, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Dearborn and Eustis Streets in Roxbury. On arrival, officers learned of a victim who had transported himself from the scene to the Boston Medical Center. Officers immediately responded to the hospital where they were able to confirm that the victim had suffered and was being treated for gunshot wounds. The victim, a 21 year-old black male, was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dana Jackson, 20, of Boston.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged 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 is interested in only what you know, not who you are.

CORRECTION BELOW: BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE INCIDENTS FROM OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE INCIDENTS FROM OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Investigators Appeal to Public for Information

 

Boston Police are investigating the below incidents. Detectives are appealing to the public for information on each of the incidents below:

 

Death Investigation

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 7:16pm, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot at60 Hollander Street. On arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased.

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 9:55pm, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot at34 Norton StreetinDorchester. On arrival, officers located three shooting victims. One male victim was transported to theBostonMedicalCenterwhere he was later pronounced deceased. The other two victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

  • On July 5, 2011 at about 1:15am, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for two people shot at245 Columbia Road. On arrival, officers located two male victims. Both were pronounced deceased.

 

Non-Fatal Shooting Incidents:

  • On July 2, 2011 at about 5:00am, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot at42 Fuller StreetinDorchester. On arrival, officers located a male suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to theBostonMedicalCenterwhere he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

  • On July 3, 2011 at about 2:30am, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot at 9 Navillus Terrace. On arrival, officer located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to theBostonMedicalCenterwhere he is listed in stable condition.

 

  • On July 3, 2011 at about 7:08pm, officers from Area E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for two people shot at72 Pierce StreetinHyde Park. On arrival, officers located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Charges are anticipated for both of the individuals involved in this incident.

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 1:14am, officers from Area E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a person shot at34 Ridlon Street. On arrival, officers located one victim, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wounds, who was transported to theBostonMedicalCenter

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 1:54am, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in area of Harvard Ave & Ripley Road. On arrival, officers located one victim, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wounds, who was transported to theBostonMedicalCenter.

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at 11:34pm, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Talbot Ave & Washington Street. On arrival, officers learned that the victim had self applied to theCarneyHospitalwhere he was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

  • CORRECTION: The exact location of this incident is unknown. It is believed to be possibly connected to the incident above but did not occur at Blue Hill Ave and Morton St. On July 4, 2011 at about 11:33pm, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Blue Hill Ave & Morton Street. On arrival, officers located one male victim who was transported to theCarneyHospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Non-Fatal Stabbing Incidents:

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 11:26pm, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a call for two people stabbed at120 Huntington Ave.On arrival, officers located two victims. Both were transported to area hospitals. One victim is in critical condition, while the other is stable. Jose Soriano, 20, ofLynnhas been charged with Assault & Battery by means of Dangerous Weapon. Police are seeking a warrant for a 2nd suspect.

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 11:33pm, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for persons stabbed in area of 52 Thomas Park. On arrival, officers located two victims who were treated for non-life threatening stab wounds.

 

  • On July 4, 2011 at about 11:34pm, officers responded to a call for a person stabbed at975 Blue Hill Ave.The victim, suffering non-life threatening injuries, was transported to theBostonMedicalCenter.

 

 

Contact Information:

Anyone with information on the above incidents is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

 

Almost Striking a Police Cruiser Lands One Behind Bars

At about 1:30am, on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) were travelling along Adams Street when officers were almost struck by a motor vehicle which failed to stop for a Stop Sign at the intersection of Adams & King Streets. Seeing this, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the car.  When asked to produce his license and registration, the operator stated, "I didn't quite stop for the sign." While talking to the suspect, officers were able to detect an odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect. Officers also noted that the suspect’s speech was slurred.  An examination of the car enabled officers to observe and note that the suspect’s car had extensive front end damage and fluids leaking from the engine. When asked to explain the damage, the suspect stated that his friends were fooling around and kicked the front end of his car.   When asked to submit to a field sobriety test, the suspect provided consent. After failing the test, the suspect, a 33 year-old male from Milton, was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.

Boston 24: Data Includes Period from Friday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 4Non-fatal Shootings: 12 Non-fatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 18 Commercial Robberies: 1 Bank: 0 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 17 Vehicle Recoveries: 9 Breaks: 66

Residential Break-ins: 24 Commercial Break-ins: 2

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, 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.

Below please find a preliminary summary of incidents from July 4, 2011

07/04/2011 7:16p*60 Hollander St ,RX* Person Shot – victim pronounced deceased.

 

07/04/2011 21:55 *36 Norton St ,DO* Person Shot/ 3 Victims – 1 victim pronounced deceased, 2 victims stable

 

07/04/2011 23:26 *120 Huntington Av ,BB* 2 Persons Stabbed, 1 victim critical, 1 victim stable

1 person under arrest, detectives seeking warrant for a second suspect

 

07/04/2011 23:36 *Blue Hill Av/Morton St ,MT Person Shot Transp to Carney. Victim stable.

 

07/04/11 23:33 hrs *52 Thomas Pk, SB* 2 people stabbed. Both suffering non-life threatening injuries.

 

07/04/2011 23:34 *Talbot Av/Washington St ,DO* Person Shot  Transp to Carney. Victim stable.

 

07/04/2011 23:54 *975 Blue Hill Av ,DO* 1 Victim Stabbed...to the back...Non-Life Threatening...Transp to BMC

 

07/05/11 - 00:15 *245 Columbia Rd.RX* 2 persons shot. Both victims pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information on the above incidents is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).

 

 

Gun Recovered after Call for Disturbance

This morning around 12:29AM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested suspect, Jumanne C. Mobley, 20 of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Officers initially responded to the area of 74 Bower St. for a group of people arguing and making a lot of noise.

On arrival, officers observed a large group of people hanging out in front of 64 Bower Street.  Officers got out of their car and started trying to disperse the group when they observed a member of the group pointing aggressively at a parked car and yelling. Officers approached the car which had its engine running, and noticed that it was occupied by four individuals, one of who had an open bottle of vodka between his legs ad also some fireworks in the front passenger seat floor.

Officers ordered the occupants out of the car based on the appearance of the occupants (not looking of age to drink) and the presence of fireworks to determine if there was any more contraband in the car. As the rear passenger, suspect Mobley got out of the car, officers saw him support his waistband with his forearm and turn his body away from officers in a manner consistent with someone who is armed. Officers asked the suspect to remove his forearm from his waistband but he did not comply. Officers now fearing that the suspect may be armed, based on his body movement and failure to comply with directions, immediately reached around the suspect’s waist and immediately determined by feel the shape of a gun.  Upon feeling the gun in the suspect’s waist, the gun slipped through the suspect’s shorts and landed on the ground. The gun was secured and the suspect placed under arrest for the above charges.

The operator of the car after further investigation was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended License, and for Possession of Fireworks. The other passenger who had the alcohol in his possession was cited for Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

Two Shooting Victims of Pierce Street to Be Charged as Suspects

Yesterday evening around 7:08PM, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to 72 Pierce St. for a person shot. En route, officers were updated that there were two victims at the scene and a gun in the middle of the street.  On arrival, officers were directed to 74 Pierce St. where they saw a gun in the middle of the street and one of the victims on sidewalk/lawn area of 74 Pierce Street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers attempted to get information about what happened but the victim what uncooperative. Officers were then advised by witnesses that there was another victim who had fled down Pierce St. toward West Street.  Officers secured the weapon that was in the street after requesting EMS and continued down the street where they located a second victim in front of 86 Pierce Street also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported to local hospitals suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

Officers were able to locate several witnesses who provided information that the both victims were observed with guns in hand shortly after shots were fired with victim #1 who was found in front of 74 Pierce St. throwing his gun out into the street as he collapsed in front of 74 Pierce Street. Officers also learned that victim #2 was also observed shortly after the shots were heard fleeing down Pierce St. with a gun in hand. Officers were able to recover two guns during the investigation which apparently the two victims had used to fire shots at each other.

The victims, now turned suspects, were placed under arrest at the hospital and will both be charged with weapons violations, assault by means of a dangerous weapon charges along with assault with intent to murder once released from the hospital.

Armed Suspect Arrested and Gun Recovered after Foot Pursuit

Yesterday morning around 10:55AM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force/Gang Unit arrested suspect, Anthony Williams, 28 of Boston and charged him with Failure to Stop for Police Officers and a host of other motor vehicle infractions. His passenger, Dennis Q. Parham, 26 of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a large Capacity Weapon and Large Capacity Feeding Device. Officers from the gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Tremont St. when they observed a car occupied by both suspects turning onto Tremont Street from Ruggles Street. As the suspects were turning, the operator made eye contact with one of the officers and immediately shielded his face. This reaction by the operator drew the attention of officers and so they checked the registration of the car and learned that the car’s inspection sticker was invalid. Officers followed the car while they further checked the car and observed it fail to stop for a stop sign, and then again almost strike a parked stopped at the same intersection.

Officers at that time activated lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop at which the suspect car refused to stop and continued. Officers followed the car and as they did so, noticed that the passenger door opened as the car was in motion. On Warwick St. the passenger of the car jumped out of the car and took off running while holding his waist. Officers pursued the suspect while others remained with the operator of the car. As officers pursued the fleeing suspect, they observed him stop briefly near the intersection of Hammond and Warwick Streets. Officers continued to chase the suspect and caught him in front of 18 Ditmus Court where he was detained pending further investigation. Officers then retraced the path the suspect had taken during the foot-chase and in front of 96 Hammond encountered a witness who directed officers to a sewer drain. Officers, at the drain, recovered a loaded firearm wedged in the drain hole of the sewer. This is the same location that officers had observed the suspect briefly stop while fleeing from officers. The suspect was then placed under arrest and charged with the above offenses.

Suspect Parham was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Second and Subsequent Offense after further investigation.

Two Suspects Arrested after Botched Armed Robbery Attempt

Around 10:15PM last night, Sunday, July 2, 2011, officers from District C-6 (south Boston) responded to 35 Farragut Rd. /Ocean Star Seafood for an armed robbery in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to a victim/witness#2 who stated that he was sitting in his office and looked up and observed that the victim #1, his brother was being grabbed by two suspects and pushed back in the store from the sidewalk. Victim #1 stated that as he was on the sidewalk, the two suspects, one brandishing a handgun and the other a tazer/stun gun, grabbed him and started taking money from his pocket. Victim #2, reported to officers, fearing for victim #1’s life and safety because both suspects were armed fired several shots at the suspects hitting one in the hand at which point they released victim #1 and fled in a waiting Honda van.

A description of the suspects, their van and direction of flight was broadcast and a short while later, an off-duty State Police Trooper observed and stopped a van traveling at a high rate of speed on East Broadway. The off duty trooper stopped the van, and at the traffic stop observed one of the passengers bleeding heavily from his hand and a gun on the floor of the van. The trooper immediately requested assistance and numerous units responded to the scene and detained both occupants of the van after securing the firearm.

The victims were then transported to the scene and positively identified both suspects. Suspects, Justin Forde, 25 of Mattapan and James W. Michael, 27 of Roxbury were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. Suspect James was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his hand where he was treated and released.

Suspect Arrested for Armed Traffic Enforcement

About 8:11AM, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun at LaGrange and Pender Streets. En route, officers were redirected to the location of the victim, a food delivery driver.  On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who told officers that a male suspect pointed a gun at him and told him to “stay out of my neighborhood.” The victim reported that he was en route to make a delivery when he first saw the suspect glaring at him as he passed him on Pender Street. The victim continued on his way and made his delivery and en route back to the restaurant again while on Lagrange St. the suspect pulled up next to him in a dark colored car. The victim reported that the suspect then stated to him, “Why are you driving through my neighborhood like that? There are kids in my neighborhood!”  The victim told officers that he responded that he would not jeopardize any children’s safety since he has children of his own and also knowing that he had not been driving in a negligent or reckless manner that would cause harm to any children. The victim then reported that the suspect yelled out to him, “Cut through my neighborhood like that again, and I’m going to take your car! Stay out of my neighborhood!” The victim reported to officers that as the suspect was yelling at him through the car window, he pulled out a black colored handgun and pointed it at the victim.

The victim then reported that he left the area after having the gun pointed at him and returned to his restaurant where he called 911. Officers returned to the area after being provided a description of the suspect and his car and were able to find a car matching the suspect’s at the corner of Pender and LaGrange Streets. Shortly after finding the car, officers were approached by the suspect who informed officers that he had a license to carry a firearm. The victim was returned to the scene and positively identified the suspect and his car. After the suspect was placed under arrest, officers responded to his house and there recovered three (3) firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  In addition to the ammunition and firearms, officers also seized the suspect’s License to Carry.

The suspect, Robert M. MacCormack, 32 of West Roxbury was arrested and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

MEDIA AVAILABILTY:

 BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATORS AND MOTHER OF INJURED CHILD MAKE PUBLIC PLEA FOR INFORMATION

WHO:             Boston Police investigators; mother of injured child injured

WHAT:           Boston Police investigators and the mother of the 4 year old child injured in the recent shooting incident at Harambee Park are making a joint appeal to the public for information regarding the incident.

On June 27, 2011 at approximately 9:20pm, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at Harambee Park (Talbot Ave and Wales St.). Upon arrival, officers learned that a shooting incident had resulted in the injury of a 4 year old boy and a 24 year old male. The child was rushed to Boston Medical Center and he is currently listed in stable condition. The 24 year old male received a graze wound and was treated at Carney hospital.

WHEN:           Friday July 1, 2011 at 4:30pm

WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room

CONTACT:    If you have any information about the incident that occurred last evening, I urge you to come forward and contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist the investigation in an anonymous manner should call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.