Boston Police Daily Incidents for April 13, 2006

Four Juveniles Involved in Possible Donation ScamLast evening at 6:15pm, officers from District 2 responded to a radio call at Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street for a group of juveniles soliciting vehicles in traffic. When the officers questioned the four juveniles, they stated they were accepting donations for the Boston Medical Center’s Children’s Aid Program. However, the juveniles, as well as the adult they were working with, were unable to confirm direct affiliation with the program. The officers from District 2 continue to investigate this incident. MBTA Passenger Threatens Bus Driver Officers responded to Hyde Park Avenue and Arlington Street last night at approximately 8:05pm for a man who had pulled a gun on an MBTA bus driver. The bus driver had heard two passengers using obscene language and stopped the bus to make them get off. One of the passengers approached the driver, making a gun in his waistband visible and threatening him. The suspect, Ramon Miranda, 21, of Roxbury, and another passenger then exited the bus and fled down the street. Officers in the area saw two Hispanic men walking in the vicinity that matched the description that the MBTA bus driver provided, and stopped them to conduct a threshold inquiry. Neither suspect possessed a weapon. When they were taken back to the scene, the bus driver properly identified Miranda and he was arrested on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit. Somerville Man Stabbed in Charlestown Last night at 8:35pm, a 34-year-old Somerville man walked into a pizza place on Bunker Hill Street and told employees to call 911 because he had been stabbed. When officers arrived at the scene, the victim was being treated by EMS before he was transported to a local hospital. The officers went to the scene of the crime, an apartment building a block away from the pizza place, but found no evidence of a suspect. Hyde Park Man Arrested on Gun Charges Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol last night at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road when they noticed a male walking alone. When he noticed the police cruiser, his demeanor became nervous as he kept looking over his shoulder at them. The officers exited their vehicle and the suspect fled. As he was running, he dropped his jacket. He was eventually apprehended and his jacket was recovered, which contained a silver firearm. Kurtis Jakes, a 19-year-old from Hyde Park was then arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Probation/Parole Violation.