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).

 

Suspect Arrested for Armed Traffic Enforcement

About 8:11AM, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun at LaGrange and Pender Streets. En route, officers were redirected to the location of the victim, a food delivery driver.  On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who told officers that a male suspect pointed a gun at him and told him to “stay out of my neighborhood.” The victim reported that he was en route to make a delivery when he first saw the suspect glaring at him as he passed him on Pender Street. The victim continued on his way and made his delivery and en route back to the restaurant again while on Lagrange St. the suspect pulled up next to him in a dark colored car. The victim reported that the suspect then stated to him, “Why are you driving through my neighborhood like that? There are kids in my neighborhood!”  The victim told officers that he responded that he would not jeopardize any children’s safety since he has children of his own and also knowing that he had not been driving in a negligent or reckless manner that would cause harm to any children. The victim then reported that the suspect yelled out to him, “Cut through my neighborhood like that again, and I’m going to take your car! Stay out of my neighborhood!” The victim reported to officers that as the suspect was yelling at him through the car window, he pulled out a black colored handgun and pointed it at the victim.

The victim then reported that he left the area after having the gun pointed at him and returned to his restaurant where he called 911. Officers returned to the area after being provided a description of the suspect and his car and were able to find a car matching the suspect’s at the corner of Pender and LaGrange Streets. Shortly after finding the car, officers were approached by the suspect who informed officers that he had a license to carry a firearm. The victim was returned to the scene and positively identified the suspect and his car. After the suspect was placed under arrest, officers responded to his house and there recovered three (3) firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  In addition to the ammunition and firearms, officers also seized the suspect’s License to Carry.

The suspect, Robert M. MacCormack, 32 of West Roxbury was arrested and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

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.

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

(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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION IN THE AREA OF 115 BROOKWAY ROAD: Homicide Victim Identified

At about 10:15pm, on Sunday, June 5, 2011, officers from Area E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person or persons shot in the area of 115 Brookway Road in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim, a 23 year-old male, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The other victim, also a 23 year-old male, was transported with life threatening injuries to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is listed in critical condition. The deceased victim has been identified as Wilfredo Martinez, 23, of Medford. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously should either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in the information you can provide, not the identity of the person providing it.

Buyer Beware! Boston Police Continue to Warn Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

During the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is done at the buyer’s risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors.

The department suggests that fans guarantee authenticity by purchasing tickets through the Boston Bruins website, Ticketmaster.com, in person at the TD Garden Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Purchasing via other means, creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket.  Individuals attempting to gain admission using fraudulent tickets will be evicted from the building and face the possibility of arrest.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department in ONLY interested in the INFORMATION you provide, NOT who YOU are.

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION IN THE AREA OF 115 BROOKWAY ROAD

At about 10:15pm, on Sunday, June 5, 2011, officers from Area E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person or persons shot in the area of 115 Brookway Road in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim, a 23 year-old male, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The other victim, also a 23 year-old male, was transported with life threatening injuries to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.  The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously should either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in the information you can provide, not the identity of the person providing it.

A Message from the Neighborhood Watch Unit: Planning a Block Party this Summer? Contact your Local Community Service Officer or the Neighborhood Watch Unit for Assistance!

It's about that time and Neighborhood Watch groups across the city are beginning to make their plans for their annual, summer block parties! The Neighborhood Watch Unit believes the block parties and similar social events are a great way for residents and neighbors to connect and build community.  These neighborhood events provide a way in which people can meet each other and begin to have a dialogue about where they live and what they want for their street.  Block parties usually tend to draw even the most reticent person because they’re fun!  Some of the events that have taken place in the past are ice cream socials, yard sales and tag sales, barbeques and the traditional pot luck block party where people congregate and socialize right on their street.  If you would like to plan a block party call your local CSO office or the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 617-343-4345 for assistance.