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).

 

Calendar Listing: Charlestown Teens to Play Basketball Vs. Boston Police District A-1/15 Officers

Please come and cheer on your favorite player!

Boston Police Officers from District A-1/15 will play a basketball game against the

teens from  Charlestown.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 30,2011 @ 5:00pm at the  McCarthy Playground (Eden Street Park) 338 Main Street.

If its rain the game will be held at Charlestown Community Center located at 255 Medford Street.

The sponsor of this event is Boston Police District A-1/15 in partnership with the Community Center.

Refreshments will be served.

ID WANTED: DETECTIVES RELEASE SURVEILLANCE IMAGES FROM RECENT ARMED ROBBERY AT T-MOBILE STORE

On June 17, 2011 at 11:43am, three unknown suspects (BM between the ages of 25-32) robbed the T-Mobile store at 960 Morrissey Blvd at gunpoint. Witnesses described the suspects as followed:

 

Suspect #1

  • 5’9’’
  • 180 lbs
  • Wore black nylon scarf, black or blue baseball cap w/ ‘B’, blue jeans, brown zipped up hooded sweatshirt with gloves.

 

Suspect #2

  • 5’9’’-6’
  • Black knit cap
  • Brown zipped up hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants w/ green stripe along right leg and gloves.

 

Suspect #3

  • 5’7’’
  • 160 lbs
  • Black jacket, aviator sunglasses and carrying empty plastic bag

 

Community member who recognize these individuals are encouraged to contact C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335. Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

A JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER AND THE BOSTON POLICE SEXUAL ASSAULT UNIT

As a result of a recent news article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the issue of safety for undocumented victims of sexual assault or rape has come into question. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit wish to reassure victims that local law enforcement has no interest in a victim’s immigration status. Police are only interested in ensuring justice for a victim and holding a perpetrator accountable. “We feel that this is an important opportunity to let the public know that the police do not question a victim’s immigration status when they are reporting a crime”, said Captain Detective Mark Hayes of the Sexual Assault Unit.

Referring to a controversy surrounding statements reported in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette made by representative Fattman (R-Sutton), Gina Scaramella the Executive Director at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center stated, “We work hard to reduce the barriers for survivors to access as many options as possible from the rape crisis center, the hospitals, and the police.” Scaramella added, “Since people listen to public officials, it is very unfortunate whenever there is a statement made that makes our work to support victims more difficult.”

Captain Detective Hayes added, “In 2009, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security issued Adult Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Guidelines to set the baseline standard for handling these crimes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   In these guidelines there is recognition that immigration status is a barrier felt by victims in reporting this crime.  We work to provide reassurance to any victim facing obstacles because reporting the crime is the only way police are going to be able to hold offenders accountable.”

BARCC is the second oldest rape crisis center in the nation, and the oldest and largest in Massachusetts. With a service area of twenty-seven cities and towns and over three million people, we provide 24 hour help and support as well as prevention education. Visit www.barcc.org. For 24 hour support contact 800-841-8371.

 

For media inquires contact Gina Scaramella, Executive Director (617) 649-1265.

To view news story click below:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20110621/NEWS/110629940

http://telegram.com/article/20110608/NEWS/106089913/1116

 

A guest blog post from the Boston Public Library's Tom Blake (Digital Projects Manager): BPL recently posted an enormous and historic collection of crime scene photos to Flickr - read about them!

Earlier this month, the Digital Services Department of the Boston Public Library released several groups of images depicting historic local police scenes from the earlier part of the 20th century. These photographs were all taken by Leslie Jones, a Boston Herald-Traveler staff photographer who worked for most of the first half of that century. His personal photographic archive is currently stored at Central Library in Copley Square. The entire collection was digitized from the original glass and film negatives and the images will gradually appear on the BPL’s Flickr account over the next few years. Digitization included archival processing of the negatives into individual acid-free sleeves, transcription of the photographer’s original captions onto the new sleeves and into an Excel spreadsheet, and electronic conversion of the images using a 22 megapixel digital camera set up over a daylight-balanced, flicker-free light table.

Most of the collection’s 36,516 images stored in the BPL’s Print Department vault are arranged into photographer-assigned subject categories. Alphabetically, the collection gets off to a rough start with “Accidents: Miscellaneous” and ends no more peacefully with “Weather: Storms and Flooding.” The schadenfreude really kicks in as the sequence gets even more tragic with the recently released “Crime/Police” series, followed by “Fires,” “Military,” “Maritime Accidents,” and “War Days.” One would expect that some degree of levity could be found in the “Animals: Miscellaneous” series, but upon closer inspection this pendulous pachyderm appears to be only one poorly tied knot away from joining the “Maritime Accidents” bunch. And, these tricycle-riding monkeys are only slightly more festive than this group of police officers responding to a fatal manhole explosion on Summer Street.

 Joyous or otherwise, be sure to check out our most recently published images of your law enforcement predecessors during Prohibition and the Millen-Faber murder case – and be thankful you didn’t get this assignment.

BOSTON POLICE SEEKING INFORMATION ON RECENT HIT AND RUN INCIDENT: Detectives Release Surveillance Images of Suspect Vehicle

Boston Police detectives are appealing to the public seeking information on the driver responsible for a recent hit and run incident on Massachusetts Ave and Shirley Street in Roxbury. Detectives continue to actively investigate the facts and circumstances of this incident which has left a local woman suffering from critical injuries. On June 18, 2011 at 3:03am, officers from District C-6 responded to a radio call for a 23 year old female struck by a car at Massachusetts Ave and Shirley Street. The victim was rushed to Boston Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a gray or silver Chevy Impala with a spoiler on the rear. Detectives believe that the vehicle may have also sustained damage to the front end passenger side or passenger side mirror.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about the driver to please contact (617) 343-6430.

Community members wanting 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 wants to assure community members that the department is only interested in what you now, not who you are.

Stupid Is, Stupid Does!

Yesterday morning around 8:30AM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the Hyatt Hotel located at 1 Avenue DeLafayette for a vehicle parked by valet with a gun inside of it. Officers responded to the hotel and were directed by valet staff to the car where a firearm could clearly be seen on the front seat. Officers secured the firearm and then responded to the room of the guests that owned the car. There, the two individuals who came in the car were placed under arrest after further investigation. The female suspect who had a dog with her was allowed to place her dog in a handbag and transported to the district station. The dog was taken to the station and on arrival to the station the dog was removed from the bag and upon doing so, officers discovered several plastic bags containing crack cocaine.

The two suspects, were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute.

Man with Purse Arrested

Yesterday around 1:55PM, officers were on patrol when they observed two white males lightly jogging by with a woman’s purse.  Officers continued to observe these two individuals and saw them walk over to a trash can and start going through the purse.  As the officer started walking towards the suspects, they took notice of him and started walking away. The officer ordered the suspect with the purse to stop but the suspect continued until the officer grabbed a hold of him. The suspect was able to wrestle away from the officer and fled but the officer was able to hold on to the purse. The officer pursued the suspect all the while broadcasting the suspect’s description and direction of flight. Nearby officers, based on the broadcast, a short while later stopped and individual matching the suspect’s description and stopped him despite the suspect’s attempt to act like he was just taking a stroll through the park while removing his shirt.

During the incident, the officer with the bag was approached by a woman who claimed ownership of the bag. The victim explained to officers that the suspect walked up to her and asked her for a cigarette and before she could anything, reached over, grabbed her bag and took off running.  The victim was then taken to the where the suspect had been stopped to see if she could identify him.

Upon seeing the suspect, the victim positively identified him. The suspect, Jason Webster, 21 of Harwich, MA was arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery.

First Rate Fan Behavior Highlights Today’s Bruins Victory Parade

The Boston Police Department would like to thank all those who attended today’s Rolling Rally and did so in a safe and responsible manner. Except for a few isolated incidents, the parade, held to celebrate the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canucks, went extremely well and the Boston Police Department is grateful to all those who attended and behaved in an orderly and respectful manner.  Said Commissioner Edward Davis, “It’s one thing to have a championship team; it’s another to have fans who behave in a championship manner. In the city of Boston, we’re fortunate to have both. Today, exemplary fan behavior was on full display throughout the day and all along the parade route.” 

In total, nine (9) arrests were made throughout the day and those arrested were charged with, among other things, Public Drinking and Disorderly Conduct.

Officers from District A-1 Joined the Annual Charlestown Againt Drugs March on June 6th! See images from event below!

The District A-1 CSO office partnered with CHAD (Charlestown Against Drugs) for their annual march on June 6,2011. There were more than 250 marchers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PO Gail Tompkins with one of the many marchers Nora Yandle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder and president of CHAD Peter Looney with Fr.Daniel J. Mahoney pastor from St.Francis de sales Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Lema addresses the crowd!

If They Gave Out Stanley Cups for Fan Stupidity - This Guy Would Take the Prize

At about 9:30pm, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, officers, assigned to monitor and observe crowds celebrating the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup victory, a 4-nothing win over the Vancouver Canucks, were patrolling the area outside the Garden when officers observed one individual in particular attempting to incite and provoke poor fan behavior. Officers, in the area of Causeway and Beverly Streets, were observing a crowd of approximately 1,000 fans when the suspect in question began swearing and taunting officers. While verbally disrespecting and disparaging officers, the fan took off his shirt, began waving it and yelled to officers, “Come and get me you b*#ches!” The suspect then turned to the crowd in an effort to incite and inflame a greater level of belligerence and aggression aimed at the officers attempting to keep the peace. Officers warned the suspect that if his behavior didn't change in a hurry, he would more than likely face arrest. Officers continued to monitor the suspect and while doing so, officers observed the suspect pushing and jumping into fans who were attempting to celebrate in a more peaceful and responsible way. Seeing this, officers entered the crowd in an attempt to affect the suspect’s arrest. When officers attempted to handcuff the suspect, the suspect violently resisted officer’s attempts to take him into custody. During the booking process, the suspect continued to verbally disrespect and disparage officers. At one point, the suspect began directing racial obscenities at officers inside the station. The suspect also repeatedly banged his head on the booking glass window. 

Officers arrested Chris Prader, 20, of East Boston and charged him with Being Disorderly, Inciting a Riot and Resisting Arrest.

Photo Opportunity: Boston Police Department Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony - Watch a Live Internet Broadcast of the Graduation on ‘BPDNews Live!’ At Ustream.tv!

WHO: Mayor Thomas Menino, Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Superintendent Paul Joyce, Minister Don Muhammad, Brookline Police Chief Dan O’Leary, Command Staff, BPD Gaelic Column and Honor Guard, Graduating Recruits with their family and friends, BPD Chaplains (Reverend Gary Adams and Reverend Sean Connor). WHAT: Today’s ceremony celebrates the graduation of 64 Boston Police Department Recruits and 2 Recruits from the Brookline Police Department. Mayor Menino and Commissioner Davis will welcome 64 men and women into the ranks of the Boston Police Department. The ceremony will include the badge pinning, special awards and remarks by several distinguished guests.

Individuals are also invited to view the graduation ceremony via a live internet broadcast located at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bpdnews-live.

In addition to the graduating recruits, Mayor Menino and Commissioner Davis welcomed 44 new recruits to the Boston Police Academy on June 6, 2011. Over the next six months, these recruits will be subject to a strict regimen of intense training and education. The Academy will prepare the recruits to carry out the Boston Police mission of Community Policing to protect and service the citizens of Boston.

WHERE: The Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 3:00pm.

Breaking Car Mirrors Lands Three Behind Bars

At about 12:42am, on Thursday, June 16, 2011, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for three white males vandalizing cars in the area of 160 Endicott Street. According to the caller, the male suspects were seen breaking side mirrors off of several cars. When officers arrived on scene, several witnesses pointed in the direction of the suspects. Officers apprehended the suspects and returned them to the scene of the incident. Once there, several witnesses positively identified the three individuals responsible for the damage.  Officers arrested Brandon Zagarella, 18, of Andover, Michael Trwari, 28, of Andover and Justin Jerackas, 22, of New Hampshire and charged all three with the Willful & Malicious Destruction Property.

PHOTO OP: Boston Police Department Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony Tomorrow! Watch a Live Internet Broadcast of the Graduation on ‘BPDNews Live!’ At Ustream.tv!

Boston Police Department Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony Recruit Class 49-10 Watch a Live Internet Broadcast of the Graduation on ‘BPDNews Live!’ At Ustream.tv!

WHO: Mayor Thomas Menino, Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Superintendent Paul Joyce, Minister Don Muhammad, Brookline Police Chief Dan O’Leary, Command Staff, BPD Gaelic Column and Honor Guard, Graduating Recruits with their family and friends, BPD Chaplains (Reverend Gary Adams and Reverend Sean Connor).

WHAT: Tomorrow’s ceremony celebrates the graduation of 64 Boston Police Department Recruits and 2 Recruits from the Brookline Police Department. Mayor Menino and Commissioner Davis will welcome 64 men and women into the ranks of the Boston Police Department. The ceremony will include the badge pinning, special awards and remarks by several distinguished guests.

Individuals are also invited to view the graduation ceremony via a live internet broadcast located at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bpdnews-live.

In addition to the graduating recruits, Mayor Menino and Commissioner Davis welcomed 44 new recruits to the Boston Police Academy on June 6, 2011. Over the next six months, these recruits will be subject to a strict regimen of intense training and education. The Academy will prepare the recruits to carry out the Boston Police mission of Community Policing to protect and serve the citizens of Boston.

WHERE: The Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 3:00pm.

A MESSAGE FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: PARKING REGULATIONS FOR BOSTON BRUINS STANLEY CUP FINAL

The Boston Transportation Department will implement temporary parking regulations in the vicinity of North Station, the Fenway/Kenmore Square area and the Faneuil Hall area during Wednesday night’s Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Final. The restrictions are similar to those posted for Monday evening’s home game.

The City of Boston strongly urges hockey fans to take public transportation to celebrations surrounding the Stanley Cup Finals.  Parking regulations will be strictly enforced, and vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed.

Signs reading “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event, Wednesday 6 PM – 2 AM” will be posted on the following streets:

North Station Area:

  • Beverly Street, from Causeway Street to North Washington Street
  • Canal Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Causeway Street, from North Washington Street to Merrimac Street
  • Friend Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Haverhill Street, from Causeway Street to North Washington Street
  • Lancaster Street, from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street
  • Medford Street, from North Washington Street to Causeway Street
  • Merrimac Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
  • Portland Street, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street
  • Rip Valenti Way, from Merrimac Street to North Washington Street

(more)

Faneuil Hall Area:

  • Hanover Street, from Congress Street to Surface Road
  • North Street, from Congress Street to Surface Road
  • Union Street, from North Street to Hanover Street

 

Fenway Park/Kenmore Square Area:

  • Brookline Avenue, from Yawkey Way to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Burlington Avenue, from Brookline Avenue to End
  • Fullerton Street, from Brookline Avenue to End
  • Beacon Street, from Bay State Rd. to Deerfield Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue, from Brookline Avenue to Kenmore Street
  • Kilmarnock Street, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
  • Lansdowne Street, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Overland Street, from Brookline Avenue to End
  • Van Ness Street, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
  • Yawkey Way, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

 

To protect the safety of residents and guests, the Boston Police Department may further restrict vehicle parking and limit vehicular and pedestrian access.

 

“These parking regulations are designed to ensure safety and accessibility in the city during and after the Boston Bruins game,” said Boston Transportation Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin.  “This is an exciting time for hockey fans but we must remember to act responsibly and enjoy the experience in a positive manner.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armed Shoplifter Arrested

Around 2:30PM yesterday, Monday, June 13, 2011, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) arrested suspect, Deron Smith, 18 of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Shoplifting. Suspect, Tarikah Warner, 17 of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Officers initially responded to 450 Washington St. in Downtown Boston/Macy’s for two shoplifters in custody. On arrival, officers spoke to loss prevention staff who reported that they observed the two listed suspects at the jewelry section removing items from the paper backing and putting them in their pockets. The two were stopped prior to leaving the store and detained while Boston Police was called. The two suspects were frisked and a loaded firearm recovered from suspect Smith along the shoplifted items. Suspect Warner was also found to be in possession of some shoplifted items.

Maybe You Don’t Know Who You’re Messing With

At about 11:55pm, on Friday, June 10, 2011, an officer performing a paid detail in the area of 25 Union Street (Hennessy’s Bar) observed a verbal altercation between employees of the bar and a patron being asked to leave the premises. When the officer approached the altercation, the patron began to verbally disparage and disrespect the officer. Bar employees told the officer that the patron had worn out his welcome. When the officer informed the patron that he was no longer welcome inside the establishment, the patron refused to leave the area and continued to yell and scream at the officer. When told that his refusal to adhere to the officer’s legal instructions could result in his arrest, the patron stated he didn’t care and had no trouble coming up with bail money. At one point, the patron attempted to throw money at the officer. Moreover, the patron stated that he had a relative who worked in the State House and because of this relationship, he could and would have the officer fired.  When back-up units arrived, the patron was given one final opportunity to leave the area. When he refused, he was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Matthew Cullen, 22, of Stoneham and charged him with Disorderly Conduct.