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 BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATORS AND MOTHER OF INJURED CHILD MAKE PUBLIC PLEA FOR INFORMATION

WHO:             Boston Police investigators; mother of injured child injured

WHAT:           Boston Police investigators and the mother of the 4 year old child injured in the recent shooting incident at Harambee Park are making a joint appeal to the public for information regarding the incident.

On June 27, 2011 at approximately 9:20pm, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at Harambee Park (Talbot Ave and Wales St.). Upon arrival, officers learned that a shooting incident had resulted in the injury of a 4 year old boy and a 24 year old male. The child was rushed to Boston Medical Center and he is currently listed in stable condition. The 24 year old male received a graze wound and was treated at Carney hospital.

WHEN:           Friday July 1, 2011 at 4:30pm

WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room

CONTACT:    If you have any information about the incident that occurred last evening, I urge you to come forward and contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist the investigation in an anonymous manner should call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.

NEWS FROM THE "COLD CASE" SQUAD: FORMER HYDE PARK RESIDENT CHARGED IN ’88 MURDER

BOSTON, June 28, 2011 – Almost a quarter-century after 20-year-old Janet Phinney was found strangled in a wooded area behind her West Roxbury home in an area known as the Grove, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced the indictment and arrest of the victim’s ex-boyfriend for her homicide.  The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned an indictment charging MICHAEL COKER (D.O.B. 7/3/62), a former Hyde Park resident, with first-degree murder for Phinney’s 1988 death.  The victim was last seen by family members at the Cedar Road home where she lived with her parents and siblings on Mar. 18, 1988; Phinney’s body was discovered by a neighbor a few days later on March 21.

 Boston Police officers arrested Coker this afternoon, and he is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in the Magistrate’s Session of the Suffolk Superior Court.

 Police Commissioner Davis stated, “Homicide detectives, Suffolk County prosecutors and the Phinney family have been seeking justice for Janet for more than 20 years. The dogged efforts of the Cold Case Squad, the painstaking re-examination of the evidence by the BPD Crime Lab and the relentless dedication of prosecutors made this  indictment possible. My hope is that this significant development provides Janet’s family with some sense of peace.”

 “Today, after more than 20 years of uncertainty, Janet Phinney’s family members received the news that their loved one’s murderer has been indicted and arrested,” Conley said. “These developments are a direct result of modern advancements in the field of forensic analysis. In recent years, this has allowed Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors to identify more and more offenders, ultimately holding them accountable in a court of law. Whether it’s days, weeks, months or years, the message here is that we will never quit in our pursuit of justice.”

 Phinney, who had been working as a hairstylist and a waitress and living with her parents at the time, was discovered strangled to death by a neighbor after the victim’s parents filed a missing persons report with the Boston Police Department. Investigators say Coker was a person of interest at the time, but the state of the evidence was insufficient to charge him until recently.

 In 2010, members of the Boston Police Department’s Cold Case Squad began a re-examination of Coker’s death bolstered by forensic technology that was unavailable at the time of the offense. Biological evidence recovered from the crime scene was uploaded to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, a database of DNA samples from unsolved crimes and known offenders. That uploaded biological evidence was a “hit” – a match to a known suspect, later identified as Coker, who had been ordered to provide a DNA sample to the database after an unrelated conviction.

 Conley earlier this month wrote a letter to the Senate and House Chairs of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary urging them to adopt legislation that would expand the CODIS database to include post-conviction DNA samples, and further, to adopt a version of Katie’s Law, which requires arrestee DNA sampling. To date, 24 states and the Federal government have adopted versions of the law, while Massachusetts does not permit DNA sampling even for those arrested and charged with murder, burglary, serious sex crimes or any other felony.

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

Death Investigation at 124 Eustis Street

 Around 10:59PM last night, Saturday, June 25, 2011, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of Dearborn and Eustis Streets in Roxbury for a report of shots fired.  On arrival, officers were directed to the immediate area around 124 Eustis Street where they were able to locate ballistic evidence. A short time later, officers were advised of a self-transported victim to Boston Medical Center whose injuries were deemed life threatening.  Officers immediately responded there and were able to confirm that the victim had suffered apparent gunshot wounds in the Dearborn and Eustis Streets area. The victim, a 21 year-old black male was pronounced a short time after arrival at the hospital.

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.

This marks the City’s 19th homicide for 2011 as compared to 29 at this time in 2010.

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.

Death Investigation at 113 Evans Street, Dorchester

Last night, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 around 9:54AM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a “ShotSpotter” activation in the area of 113 Evans Street. While en route, officers were advised that the call had been upgraded to a person shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a 20 year-old black male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to Boston Medical Center suffering from life threatening injuries where he today succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by either calling the CimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

Death Investigation at Humphreys Street and Humphreys Place

Last night, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 around 8:12PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the a radio call for a person shot at the corner of Humphreys Street and Humphreys Place. On arrival, officers located a 28 year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to Boston Medical Center where he later pronounced.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information about this shooting incident is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by either calling the CimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

Death Investigation at 794 Massachusetts Avenue

This morning around 8:24AM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to 794 Massachusetts Ave. for a person stabbed. On arrival, officers located, a white male in his late twenties suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center suffering life threatening injuries where he was rushed into surgery. The victim however did not recover from his injuries and was subsequently pronounced.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

Boston Police Warn Public about Internet Employment Scam

Today at 1:12PM, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to 3060 Washington St. /Sovereign Bank for a female suspect trying to cash a fake check. On arrival, officers spoke to the bank manager who stated that the suspect, who was still on scene, was trying cash a fake check and had cashed two Traveler’s Checks two days prior totaling $1,000.00. The manager reported that the bank discovered that the checks were fraudulent after they were cashed and the suspect received the cash.

Officers then spoke to the suspect and she explained to officers that she received three checks in the mail after applying for a job on Craigslist. The suspect reported to officers that she had sent in her resume in for an opportunity to become a “Secret Shopper” after seeing an advertisement. The suspect then stated that after she sent in her resume, she received an email from a Jake Farmer explaining the terms of her employment. Those terms of her employment stipulated that she would receive American Express Traveler’s checks and she would be told where her “Secret Shopper” mission was and what to get. After getting the specific items and rating them, she would then keep a portion of the money from the checks and return the rest to her employer.

The victim turned suspect provided officers with copies of the emails she had received and stated to officers that she still had the $1,000.00 from the checks she had cashed as she had not yet mailed them to her employer. The victim/suspect, based on evidence provided to officers and detectives, was not placed under arrest.

Detectives will continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of this incident. Members of the public are advised to be cautious about any such similar internet offerings and should contact the police if they have been contacted, are in contact or have otherwise been victimized in any similar scams.

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office Advisory Regarding South Boston Assault

Some of you may be interested in the arraignment results of five teens charged in the vicious group beating of two unarmed victims, ages 33 and 34, near the intersection of East Broadway and I Street early on Mother's Day.  Suffolk prosecutors assigned to South Boston District Court yesterday recommended that all five be held on $10,000 cash bail; Judge Michael Bolden imposed the following for each defendant:  SEAN KELLEY, 18, of Charlestown, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and drinking in public, $1,000 cash bail; atty Arnold Cohen

DANIEL LYNCH, 18, of South Boston, charged with charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and drinking in public, $1,000 cash bail; atty Daniel Dilorati

DERECK McCANN, 17, of Dorchester, charged with assault and battery and drinking in public, $3,000 cash bail and bail revoked on an unrelated Juvenile Court case; atty Jack Garland

KEVIN McCARTHY, 18, of South Boston, charged with assault and battery and drinking in public, $1,000 cash bail; atty Jane Moynihan

KEVIN RULL, 18, of South Boston, charged with assault and battery and drinking in public, $1,000 cash bail; atty Daniel Dilorati

 Should the defendants post bail, each was additionally ordered to wear a GPS tracking device, stay away from the victims, and abide by an 8:00 pm curfew during the pendency of the case.  All five defendants were ordered to return to court on June 8.  Please note that booking photos will not be released due to the eyewitness nature of the identifications.

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE A SUCCESS

The Boston Police Department is pleased to announce that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was conducted in a successful manner as thousands attended and enjoyed this year’s festivities and parade.  The Boston Police Department in conjunction with assisting agencies arrested 11 individuals for various offenses ranging from fighting to disorderly conduct and issued 363 citations. The following individuals were arrested and charged with the attached charges:

  1. Dana G. Goodwin, 21 of Weymouth- Assault and Battery
  2. John Dunkle, 23 of South Boston- Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Destruction of Personal Property
  3. Bryan J. Errico, 21 of Weymouth - Disorderly Conduct and Affray
  4. Scott Ferris, 25 of South Boston- Possession of Class B
  5. Kevin Iafrate, 22 of Brockton- Affray, Indecent Exposure, Possession of Class E and Disorderly Conduct
  6. Shane C. Maloney, 19 of Randolph- Affray and Resisting Arrest
  7. Patrick B. McNamara, 20 of Randolph- Affray and Resisting Arrest
  8. Ramon L. Casado, Jr., 21 of Weymouth- Affray and Resisting Arrest
  9. Ryan Drew, 19 of Quincy- Affray
  10. John Weeks, 19 of Randolph- Unarmed Assault, Affray and Resisting Arrest
  11. The 11th individual was arrested by Mass. State PD

In preparation for the parade, the Boston Police Department, in collaboration with several other agencies, worked hard to come up with and implement a proactive plan to ensure the safety of attendees and a trouble free environment for all those attending this year’s parade.

The Boston Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their help and assistance in helping this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade to be a safe, well attended family event.

Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services

Boston EMS

Boston Fire Department

Massachusetts State Police

MBTA Transit Police

Boston Transportation Department

Boston Public Works

Inspectional Services

All uniformed Boston Police Officers assigned to the Parade Route

DEATH INVESTIGATION AT 19 GROOM STREET IN DORCHESTER

Last night, Monday, March 14, 2011 around 10:47PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to 19 Groom Street in Dorchester for a person shot.

On arrival, officers located an 18-year old male suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center by EMS with life threatening injuries where he was later pronounced.  

Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. The Boston Police Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to please contact detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested in what you know, not who you are.


Two Stolen Car Suspects Arrested after Hitting Pedestrian and Occupied Cars

This morning around 11:25AM, an officer from B-2 (Roxbury) was on patrol in the Egleston Square area when a motor vehicle was observed with a disfigured plate. The officer followed behind the car without lights or sirens while running the plate on the Mobile Data Terminal. At about the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Dimock St. officers discovered the car was stolen and almost simultaneously as officers activated their lights and sirens, the suspect motor vehicle took off, making a right turn onto Dimock Street.

 As officers made their way up Dimock Street, an individual was observed hobbling on the side of the road and officers rightfully indicated that this individual may have been hit by the suspect vehicle and stopped to render assistance.

 The suspect motor vehicle continued up Dimock St. and then made a right turn onto Cobden St. where all officers were directed to stop following the suspect car by a Supervisor as it had gone done a one way street in the wrong direction. The suspect motor vehicle apparently continued onto Walnut Ave. where it hit an occupied motor vehicle and was observed by a detail officer. The detail officer informed Operations of the stolen car, the fact that it had hit a car and its direction of travel.  The suspect motor vehicle continued up Walnut Ave. to Seaver Street where it hit another motor vehicle and became disabled.  At this point the two suspects jumped out of the car and took off on foot. Officers responded to the location, pursued the suspects and were able to successfully catch and place them under arrest.

 The driver suspect, Michael Johnson, 39 of Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Driving to Endanger, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Personal Injury, and Operating after Revocation or Suspension and his passenger, Stedmon Hill, 37 of Jamaica Plain was charged with Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle. In addition to the above charges, suspect Johnson will face a number of civil motor vehicle infractions.

 

Homicide Deemed to be of a Domestic Nature

This morning around 10:16AM, officers from District B-3 (Dorchester) responded to 80 Ames Way in Dorchester for a person stabbed.

On arrival, officers responded to the doorway of 80 Ames Way and were directed to an apartment and there located a non-responsive black non-Hispanic male victim suffering from a stab wound. EMS was requested to the scene and the victim was pronounced at the scene.

A female who identified herself as the victim’s girlfriend was arrested at the scene after investigation. The suspect, Cherry Clinton, 28 of Dorchester was arrested and has been charged with Murder.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to aid this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME. It’s important to note, the Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.



Firearm Found in Cheerios Box

Last night, Sunday, February 21, 2011 around 8:50PM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) were on patrol in the area of Codman Square when they heard what sounded like the sound of gunshots.  Officers immediately responded to the area where they heard the sound of gunshots while consulting with Operations as to whether ShotSpotter had picked up the sound of gunshots. Operations confirmed that ShotSpotter had detected gunshots and directed them to the area of 530 Washington Street.

At 530 Washington Street, officers located two gunshot victims suffering non-life threatening injuries.  One of the victims was transported to Boston Medical while the other was transported to Carney Hospital.  

As a result of information developed during the course of the investigation, officers and detectives responded to 11 Wheatland Ave. and there placed suspect, Michael Wiggins, 18 of Dorchester under arrests and charged him with Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness. Officers continued their investigation, and pursuant to ongoing investigation were able to identify the second suspect.  Officers, after identifying the second suspect, responded back to 11 Wheatland Ave. and there locate the second suspect, Lamar Brison, 20 of Dorchester and charged him with Intimidation of a Witness, Assault and Battery and a DYS warrant for Violation of Conditional Liberty.

As part of the ongoing investigation, officers executed a search warrant at 11 Wheatland Ave. where they recovered a number of items, amongst them the clothing the witness described the suspect was wearing at the time of the assault, a described sock used to hide the firearm with a bullet hole in it and a loaded firearm in a Cheerios box.

BOSTON POLICE ARREST OFFICER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Today Boston Police arrested Boston Police Patrol Officer Dennis Morson after a domestic incident which occurred early this morning.

About 3:12 am on Saturday, February 19, 2011 Officers responded to a radio call for a domestic violence intimate partner at a residence on Intervale Street in Roxbury. Officers spoke to a female victim, who stated her husband assaulted her and damaged property. The officer observed injury to the victim and damage to both her apartment door and front common hallway door. The victim stated that her husband then left the apartment on foot.
The female victim declined medical treatment. The victim was advised of her 209A rights.

The victim's husband is identified as Boston Police Patrol Officer Dennis Morson, 36 years of age, assigned to District B-2, appointed to the Department in May of 2004.

The Domestic Violence Unit along with the Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene.

Detectives recovered cigarette rolling papers and a plastic bag with unknown residue from the top of a kitchen cabinet. In addition, detectives located and recovered Morson’s department issued firearm which was unsecured.

While officers were searching for Morson, he turned himself into District B2. Officers placed him under arrest and charged him with Assault and Battery (209A), Malicious Destruction of Property, Intimidation of a Witness and Failing to Secure a Large Capacity Firearm. Officer Morson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

Morson is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis stated, “These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated. The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously.”


DEATH INVESTIGATION AT 21 KENNEY STREET IN JAMAICA PLAIN

 This morning, February 8, 2011 around 7:46AM, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to 21 Kenney Street for a found body.

 On arrival, officers located a female victim, believed to be in her mid-thirties, suffering from head trauma.  The victim was pronounced on scene by EMS.

 Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident. Detectives are awaiting information from the Medical Examiner to determine the specific cause and manner of death.

 The Boston Police Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to please contact detectives at (617) 343-4470.

 Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).


 


Breaking and Entering Suspects Caught with the “Goods”

This morning around 5:26AM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to 28 Myrtle Street to investigate a premise. Officers were advised that the caller had found the door to the restaurant door open with the locks broken off and the ATM missing from inside.

On arrival, officers observed the front door pried open but in a closed position with the ATM obviously missing. Officers entered the restaurant and there noticed that the front door had multiple obvious pry marks, and the two door locks broken. Officers also noticed an area on the floor with four holes consistent with bolts that would hold an ATM machine. Officers then further investigated the restaurant and noticed several other items that were missing which included a cash register and a safe. The restaurant owner responded to the store and confirmed that indeed the ATM had been stolen, along with a safe and a cash register.

Around 5:14AM, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to the Old Colony Housing Complex, specifically to the intersection of Old Colony Ave. and Dorchester St. for two males carrying an ATM. On arrival, officers searched the area to no avail until they walked into 20 Darius Court where they heard banging consistent with a hammer being used coming from the basement area.

Officers went to the basement, and noticed that the door appeared to be damaged with pry marks on it. Officers entered the basement area and there discovered an ATM machine that had been damaged, a safe that had been broken into, a cash drawer that had been damaged , a two wheel cart, a sledgehammer, a crowbar, a screwdriver, gloves, a set of keys, sleeping bag, clothes and money. The room that these items were found in was a small section of the basement that had walls surrounding it except for one area that had cinder blocks removed from it creating a hole.

Officers then requested the presence of a canine officer who reported to the scene.  On scene, the canine officer and his dog, Nitro entered into the hole in the wall and there located two suspects hiding in the area, one in a small room and the other in a crawl space.

Both suspects, William K. Tierney, 24 and Gerald E. Perkins, 37 both of South Boston were arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in a Building to Commit a Felony,  Possession of Burglarious Tools, Concealing Stolen Goods, Larceny Over $250.00, Destruction of Property. Suspect, Tierney was additionally charged with Possession of Class B.

Officers were able to recover some of the money stolen from the restaurant along with register receipts and billing statements from Primo Restaurant in the basement.

SUSPECT POINTS LOADED MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT RIFLE AT OFFICERS-Officer Discharges Department Firearm and Suspect Receives Non Life-Threatening Wound to Leg

 Last night Boston Police officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force apprehended four dangerous suspects for possession of a loaded military-style assault weapon after suspect points that firearm at officers.

 Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis stated, "This is a clear case of a group of gang members who were on a mission to carry out a senseless act of violence. The intervention by our courageous officers undoubtedly thwarted a homicide. This level of gun violence is unacceptable and illegal guns must be a priority at all levels of government."

 On January 7, 2010 at approximately 11:00pm, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Adams and East Streets in Dorchester. The car, a Chrysler PT cruiser, however refused to stop for officers and fled at a high rate of speed. At Freeport St. near Morrissey Blvd. the suspect motor vehicle failed to negotiate a left hand turn onto the 93 South on-ramp and lost control crashing into the guard rail.

 At this point, all of the occupants of the car except for a rear passenger fled. Officers apprehended the suspect left in the car while others pursued the other three suspects. During the pursuit of one of the suspects, officers observed him to be in possession of an assault rifle and commanded him to drop it numerous times. The suspect ignored officers’ commands and instead turned and pointed the rifle in the direction of the officers. As a result of the suspect’s actions, one officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect in the leg. The suspect was transported to Boston Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.

 The other suspects were all apprehended and placed under arrest.  The operator of the car, Osvaldir Mendes, 23 of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Refusal to Submit/Stop for Officers, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Machine Gun, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Being and Armed Career Criminal and a host of other motor vehicle violations. Two other suspects, Takari Elliott, 18, of Dorchester and Daronde Bethea, 18, of Milton were also arrested and charged Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Machine Gun, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of Loaded Firearm and Resisting Arrest. The suspect who pointed the rifle at officers and remains at the hospital, Marvin Veiga, 21, of Dorchester will be charged with two counts of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Large Capacity Rifle on a public way, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Machine Gun, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of Loaded Firearm and Resisting Arrest.

 Officers recovered a loaded military style assault rifle from the scene as well as a .40 caliber handgun and approximately forty rounds of ammunition and several face masks.


 

Boston Police Seeks Public’s Assistance to Locate Car Involved in Hit and Run of Six-Year Old Girl

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to help find a car described as a silver Jeep Cherokee with front end damage (possibly headlight damage also) that hit a six-year old girl and fled the scene.

About 8:20PM tonight, Saturday, January 8, 2011, officers from District D-14 (Allston/Brighton) responded to the intersection of Cambridge St. and Harvard Ave. for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

On arrival, officers located a six year old girl suffering life-altering head trauma. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital in serious condition where she is currently receiving treatment.

The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are currently being investigated by District D-14 Detectives. We ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident, seen the car or know of its whereabouts to contact detectives at (617) 343-4256. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Victim from 614 Blue Hill Avenue Identified

 On January 4, 2011 at approximately 1:19 pm, officers responded to 614 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester (Area B3) for a report of a person shot.  On arrival, officers located a male in his 20′s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The male was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced a short time later. The victim has been identified as Nicholas Bufford, 21, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to aid this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME. It’s important to note, the Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.