At approximately 10:30pm on January 5, 2009, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a radio broadcast for an armed robbery in progress, involving a hand gun located at 252 West Newton St, the 7-11 Convenience Store.
Responding units were updated that the suspect displayed a hand gun and robbed the clerk of an undetermined amount of US currency. The suspect was described as a Black male wearing a red shirt, who fled into a black Lincoln Town Car that drove on St Botolph St. towards Mass Ave in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area and observed a black Lincoln Town Car located at the intersection of Huntington Ave and South Huntington Ave. Officers notified BPD operations that a black Lincoln Town Car was observed on South Huntington St and that was possibly the suspect vehicle involved in an armed robbery in Area D4. Officers activated their emergency blue lights in their BPD unmarked vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop on South Huntington Street by Perkins Street. The suspect vehicle initially stopped for officers but then sped off on South Huntington St. toward Centre St. Officers radioed BPD operations that the suspect vehicle had fled and were then assisted by a marked BPD police cruiser.
Without any regard for public safety, the suspect vehicle turned left onto Centre St, onto Boylston St, left onto Chestnut St, left onto Mozart St, left onto Centre St, right onto Gayhead St, left onto Mindon St, right onto Schiller St, right onto Heath St, left onto Parker St, left onto Ruggles St, across Huntington Ave, straight towards Park Drive crossing the intersection of Brookline/Boylston Street continuing towards Audubon Circle. The suspect vehicle then turned right on Beacon Street and continued into Kenmore Square straight onto Commonwealth Ave turning left onto Kenmore Street towards Bay State Road. The suspect vehicle continued on Bay State Drive where it attempted to turn right onto Commonwealth Ave. As the suspect vehicle approached a red light at the intersection of Bay State Road and Commonwealth Avenue, it attempted to evade officers by driving onto the side walk around a car that was waiting at the red light.
Mass State Police observed the actions of the suspect vehicle and in fear of the vehicle waiting at the red light and pedestrians in the immediate area, pinned the suspect vehicle with his department cruiser. At that time the suspect vehicle struck a light pole located at the corner of Bay State Rd and Commonwealth Ave.
Officers pulled along side of the suspect vehicle and then exited their cruiser with their department-issued weapons drawn due to the nature of the crime. Both suspects were placed into custody.
Officers observed black colored hand gun handle sticking out from underneath the front passenger seat, which was determined to be a replica.
A witness was then able to identify Jeremy Williams, 29, of Dorchester as the suspect who displayed the hand gun and demanded money. Williams was placed under arrest and charged with Armed Robbery (hand gun).
A second suspect and operator of the motor vehicle, Juan Pimental, 29, of Revere, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Rec Stolen MV, Refusal to Stop and Driving to Endanger. Suspect Pimentel was also issued a Citation for failure to stop P/O and a Citation for Attaching Plates by the Mass State Police.