Father Protects Son After Son Is StabbedOn Thursday, January 29, 2009, at approximately 5:50PM, Officers assigned to Area E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to 994 Hyde Park Avenue for a report of a man down. Officers arrived on-scene and located a man lying on the ground with a stab wound to his mid-section. The victim’s father was present and informed officers that they were walking down the street when a Hispanic Male started fighting with his son. The father stated the suspect approached them, pulled out a knife, and punched his son in the face before stabbing him in the mid-section. The suspect also attempted to stab the victim’s father when he tried to defend his son. The suspect then fled on Hyde Park Avenue. Officers conducted an interview and learned the suspect’s identity and residence. Officers arrested Carlos Gomez, 19, of Boston on the charges of Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (knife). Training and Good Police Work Take Another Gun off the Streets About 6:08PM last night, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Forrest and Mount Pleasant Streets in Roxbury when they observed a group congregating on the front stairs of 4 Forrest Street. Officers continued their approach of the group and as they did so observed that the one of the three individuals abruptly attempted to enter the door to 4 Forrest Street while one member of the group started walking away. Officers stopped their car and engaged the two remaining individuals in conversation. During the brief conversation, officers learned that neither party lived at that location, and also noted that one of the two appeared to be extremely nervous, and continued to turn the knob to the apartment building in a forceful manner. Officers, based on the groups’ behavior and specifically the one suspect that kept trying to open the door, decided to conduct threshold inquiries of the two remaining individuals. While conducting the threshold inquiry, officers noted that the same individual who had kept trying to open the door was very nervous, and had one side of his coat that was visibly weighted down by some heavy object. Officers taking into account their training on the “characteristics of armed gunmen,” past experiences and the suspects’ behavior and actions decided to perform a pat frisk of the suspects. During the pat frisk of the suspect with the sagging coat, officers immediately felt something consistent with a gun on the weighted side of the coat. Further investigation revealed the suspect to be in possession of a semi-automatic firearm with a high capacity magazine. The suspect, Michael M. Tate, 20, of Bourne was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Large Capacity Firearm, and Unlawful Carrying of a Dangerous Weapon. The Party Is Over!!! On Friday, January 30, 2009, at approximately 02:55AM, officers assigned to Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to 2 Avery Street, apartment #36C, for a report of a loud party. Upon officer’s arrival, they immediately heard loud music emanating from apartment #36C. It should be noted that officers have been called to this location for loud music on numerous occasions in recent time. Officers were invited into the apartment and detected a strong odor of burning marijuana. Officers located the tenant of the apartment and instructed him to lower the music. The tenant then became aggressive towards officers and stated, “ the music isn’t too loud, get out of my house right now”. After several more ignored orders to lower the music, the tenant was told to place his hands behind his back for he was under arrest. A struggle ensued and the tenant punched one of the officers in the face, causing a contusion over his right eye. Officers were also forced to arrest another individual who refused to discontinue his disruptive behavior. Officers arrested Mahmoud Talaat, 21, Boston on the charges of Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Threats & Disturbing the Peace. Officers also arrested Omar Talaat, 20, of Boston on the charges of Disturbing the Peace.