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.

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).

 

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.

District D-4 Officers Arrest Emotionally Disturbed Suspect in front of Copley Mall

At about 8:31am, on Thursday, June 30, 2011, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person causing a disturbance in the area of 146 Dartmouth Street. On arrival, officers observed the suspect, described as a Hispanic male wearing no shirt and baggy jeans, pacing back and forth in front of the entrance to the Copley Mall near Neiman Marcus. Officers spoke to security personnel who confirmed that the individual in front of the store was – in fact – the individual causing the disturbance. Security personnel further stated that they wanted the suspect removed from the property. Officers approached the suspect and informed him that he was no longer welcome on the property. While talking to the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to be concealing something in his right hand. Specifically, the suspect appeared to be concealing something while holding a black hat in his hand. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers instructed the suspect to drop the hat and show them his right hand. However, instead of complying with the officer’s legal instructions, the suspect became increasingly agitated and refused. As officers continued to instruct the suspect to drop the hat, the suspect moved towards the officers and began shouting, “Just shoot me!!! Shoot me!!!” Still unable to determine whether the suspect was armed, officers made a point to create distance between themselves and the suspect. At this time, the suspect began pointing his hand, still covered by the hat, directly at officers in such a way as to suggest the suspect was in possession of a weapon. 

After refusing to acknowledge or obey the constant and continuous stream of commands instructing him drop the hat and show his hands, the suspect was subdued when officers employed the use of less-than-lethal weaponry.  Upon being struck by a pliable projectile round, the suspect dropped the hat. After a violent physical struggle, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. While attempting to apprehend the suspect, officers observed the suspect attempting to digest a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. 

Officers arrested Max Corona, 27, of Boston and charged him with Disturbing the Peace, Possession of a Class B Drug (cocaine), Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon on a Police Officer and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer. 

The suspect was transported to the Boston Medical Center for further evaluation. 

Seized and turned in as evidence was a small bag of a white powdery substance, believed to be crack cocaine, which the suspect had on his person during the incident.

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).

BOSTON POLICE, SUFFOLK PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCE “OPERATION TANGLEWOOD” (Mug shots of Arrestees and WANTED suspects attached)

BOSTON, June 22, 2011—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis today announced the indictments and arrests of 18 alleged drug dealers in Operation Tanglewood, a long-term investigation into cocaine and heroin distribution in the area of the Lenox Street Housing Development. Police Commissioner Ed Davis stated, “This should serve as a clear message to any individuals engaging in violent activity in our communities. We will continue our relentless efforts to hold violent perpetrators accountable. We will not allow these individuals to destroy quality of life for hard-working, law-abiding community members.”

District Attorney Conley said, “The ease with which plainclothes officers bought cocaine and heroin over and over again shows just how brazen these defendants were. The density of drug retailers in this area forced residents to walk a gauntlet every time they left for school, came home from work, or went out to the store. They brought us their concerns, we acted, and the result is safer streets, homes, and parks for families and businesses.”

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Monday returned the following indictments against the following defendants:

  1. RICHARD ALLEN (D.O.B. 5/6/70) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation;
  2. RASHAWN BANKS (D.O.B. 8/6/90) Dorchester: two counts of distributing a Class B substance, two school zone violations, two counts of distribution as a second or subsequent offense, and federal drug distribution charges;
  3. WILLIAM CORDERO (D.O.B. 12/4/65) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class A substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  4. EMILIO DeJESUS (D.O.B. 12/11/65) of Roslindale: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  5. MELVIN ESCOBAR (D.O.B. 9/14/75) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, one count of inducing a minor into drug distribution, three counts of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  6. COURTNEY JACKSON (D.O.B. 5/16/86) of Roxbury: one count of distribution of a Class B substance, one school zone violation;
  7. COREY JAMISON (D.O.B. 8/12/77) of Dorchester: one count of distributing a Class A substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  8. RONALD JENKINS (D.O.B. 10/26/60) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  9. JASON JULIAN (D.O.B. 2/17/81) of the South End: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation;
  10. JOSE MALDONADO (D.O.B. 1/3/75), no fixed address: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  11. JAIRO MORETA (D.O.B. 4/4/84) of Roxbury: four counts of distributing a Class B substance, three school zone violations;
  12. AMIR RICHARDSON (D.O.B 3/16/91) of Brighton: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation;
  13. WILLIAM RIOS (D.O.B. 12/16/79) of Roxbury: three counts of distributing a Class A substance, three school zone violations; three counts of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  14. ELIEZER SANTIAGO (D.O.B. 5/18/77) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class A substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  15. JUSTIN SEARCY (D.O.B. 3/14/90) of Jamaica Plain: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, and federal drug distribution charges;
  16. BERNARD SIMMONS (D.O.B. 4/30/61) of Dorchester: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation, one count of distribution as a second or subsequent offense;
  17. ROBERT SMITH (D.O.B. 6/12/60) of Roxbury: one count of distributing a Class B substance, one school zone violation; and
  18. JOHNNY TORRES-SANTOS (D.O.B. 7/10/55) of the South End: two counts of distributing a Class A substance, two school zone violations, two counts of distribution as a second or subsequent offense.

About a dozen additional defendants were also charged in district court complaints for various drug offenses allegedly committed during the undercover operation. Those defendants will be arraigned today in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court, while the indicted defendants will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court.

Operation Tanglewood targeted drug distribution suspects in the areas of Shawmut Avenue and Tremont Street. Using previously recorded buy money, undercover officers purchased quantities of cocaine and heroin from offenders known to the Boston Police Drug Control Unit and Suffolk DA’s Gang Unit, as well as individuals who made themselves known as dealers in the course of the investigation. Those suspects sold drugs for cash and/or items they believed to be stolen goods such as cameras, DVD players, and gaming systems.

The operation was intended not only to address numerous citizen complaints and disrupt the local drug trade but also to thwart the violence and chaos that go hand-in-hand with drug distribution inside the development and at or near local businesses.

At least three drug sales were made at 18 Trotter Ct., the site of a 2009 murder over drug turf: the defendant in that case, GARRETT “G-WHIZ” JACKSON, is currently serving life without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of Tommy Speed.

A map showing the dates and locations of the undercover purchases can be found at: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=218045359051155689858.0004a638d6437515c3fb2&msa=0&ll=42.335699,-71.083517&spn=0.005623,0.007446.

 

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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

OP Tanglewood - ARRESTED and WANTED SUSPECTS

MEDIA AVAILABILTY TODAY: COORDINATED EFFORT TARGETS VIOLENT PREDATORS

Significant Warrant Sweep Targets 31 ‘Impact Players’ from City Streets Violence Reduction Efforts City-wide Continue

WHO: Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, Boston Police Commissioner

Edward Davis, Boston Police Command Staff

WHAT: District Attorney Conley and Commissioner Davis will be available to discuss ongoing violence reduction efforts in the city. Commissioner Davis will detail efforts made by the D-4 Drug Control Unit, the Youth Violence Strike Force, D-4 officers, the Boston Housing police, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office, who collaborated on a strategic investigation over the course of several months to remove violent predators from the area surrounding Lenox Street. The effort known as “Operation Tanglewood” was initiated in response to community concerns of drug dealing being conducted by known gang members and their associates.

The strategic operation utilized methodical investigative tactics to combat street-level drug dealing. As a result of several months of investigative efforts, last evening officers executed a significant warrant sweep target 31 dangerous individuals.

WHEN: TODAY June 22, 2011 at 11:30am

WHERE: Boston Police District D-4, 65 Harrison Avenue

 

 

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.

Death Investigation at 826 Blue Hill Avenue

Around 2:38PM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to 771 Albany Street/Boston Medical Center for two self applied gunshot victims. On arrival, officers confirmed that two victims, a male and a female, suffering from gunshot wounds had self-applied to BMC. At about the same time, Boston Police Operations received a call for shots fired in the area of 826 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. Investigators have determined that the incident involving the two victims originated in front of 826 Blue Hill Avenue.

The 47 year old male victim was pronounced shortly after arriving at the hospital. The 44 year old female victim is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. 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.

Straight to the Cell

Yesterday around 4:15PM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to 647 Boylston St. /AT&T for a larceny in progress. En route, officers were told that the attempting to open an account using someone else’s identity.  On arrival, officers spoke to the store manager who reported that the suspect came in the store, and opened a corporate account a week ago purchasing 19 cell phones.  The suspect then yesterday came back and attempted to purchase an additional 18 cell phones under the same corporate account. When the suspect came back yesterday, the manager discovered through their Fraud Department that the suspect was in no way connected to the organization under whose name she had opened the account.

Officers then spoke to the suspect who reported that she owned the organization that she had opened the opened the account under but could not prove in any way her ownership. The suspect then stated that the phones were for her husband’s company but also could not provide any proof of this. Officers continued their investigation and the suspect started becoming more evasive wither answers giving several different locations for her business address, none of which were correct. The phone store then provided officers with paperwork proving the fact that the suspect had gotten the phones under the false pretense of being a company owner/employee.

The suspect, Amy May, 35 of Hampton, NH was arrested and charged with larceny by False Pretense.

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.

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.

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

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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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestrians Struck in the Area of Beacon & Mountfort Streets

At about 1:15am, on Sunday, June 12, 2011, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian or pedestrians struck in the area of Beacon and Mountfort Streets. On arrival, officers located two individuals who had been struck by a motor vehicle. The operator of the motor vehicle was still on scene. Both pedestrians were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. A 24 year-old female was transported to the Beth Israel while a 26 year-old female was transported to Mass General. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed against the operator.

Proactive Warrant Sweep Nets 24 Suspects

Today, June 9, 2011, members of the Boston Police Department (The Fugitive Unit, officers and detectives from Districts A-1, A-15, B-2, B-3, C-11 and D-4) in collaboration with officers from the Boston Housing Authority and Special Agents from Housing and Urban Development initiated and conducted Operation PAWS, a proactive warrant sweep.  The goal of the Operation PAWS is to send a clear message to those individuals who would choose to ignore their responsibility and answerability to the judicial process. Operation PAWS also seeks to target and arrests those individuals who are involved in gang-related activity who would seek to affect the quality of life for the residents of the City and cause fear amongst its residents. By focusing on these individuals, the Boston Police Department seeks to reduce gang violence and let those that would ignore the mandates of our court system know that they will be held accountable.

 Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis in response to this warrant sweep stated, “This pro-active warrant sweep is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the residents from those individuals with no regard for the rules of our society, especially with the summer months upon us.” 

 Twenty-four (24) individuals were arrested today as a result of Operation PAWS with charges ranging from Assault and Battery to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Class B (crack cocaine and cocaine) Drugs. These individuals will appear at different district courts to answer for their charges.

SHAW, David, 56, Assault and Battery and multiple counts of Larceny over $250

BUFORD, Tomika, 32 for Unarmed Robbery

RIVERA, Carlos, 42 for Parole Violation

WESLEY, Richard, 49 for several counts of Assault and Battery

SPARROW, Adam, 31 for Operation after License Revocation

GENNIS, Laneice, 31 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Class B Drugs

A 16 year-old male for Larceny

FLUCAS, Bernadete, 36 for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

PATIN, Damien A, 36 for Larceny

CLARKE, Edward, 18 for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

RUSSELL, Brian, 54 for Possession of Class B

BOYETTE, Anthony, 24 for Possession of Class B

GOMES, Augusto, 34 for Assault and Battery and Threats

WORRELL, Andre, 46 for Larceny

CLARK, Jasmine, 19 for Assault and Battery, Receiving Stolen Property, & Larceny over $250

RIVERA, Andres, 46 for Operating after License Revocation

MELENDEZ, Alex G, 31 for Breaking and Entering and larceny over $250

JONES, Janet, 36 for Operating Motor Vehicle w/out Being Licensed, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle

ORTIZ, Samuel, 29 for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

WALLER, Cedric T, 26 for Assault and Battery

CEDRONE, Jesse, 27 for Unarmed Robbery

ARIAS, Jose, 18 for Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing

BAZILE, Villy, 20 for Armed Robbery, and witness Intimidation

JEFFRIES, Dale M, 54 for Operating a Motor Vehicle w/out Being Licensed