Boston 24: Data Includes Period from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4 Vehicle Recoveries: 4 Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 16 Commercial Break-ins: 1

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Below please find a preliminary summary of incidents from July 4, 2011

07/04/2011 7:16p*60 Hollander St ,RX* Person Shot – victim pronounced deceased.

 

07/04/2011 21:55 *36 Norton St ,DO* Person Shot/ 3 Victims – 1 victim pronounced deceased, 2 victims stable

 

07/04/2011 23:26 *120 Huntington Av ,BB* 2 Persons Stabbed, 1 victim critical, 1 victim stable

1 person under arrest, detectives seeking warrant for a second suspect

 

07/04/2011 23:36 *Blue Hill Av/Morton St ,MT Person Shot Transp to Carney. Victim stable.

 

07/04/11 23:33 hrs *52 Thomas Pk, SB* 2 people stabbed. Both suffering non-life threatening injuries.

 

07/04/2011 23:34 *Talbot Av/Washington St ,DO* Person Shot  Transp to Carney. Victim stable.

 

07/04/2011 23:54 *975 Blue Hill Av ,DO* 1 Victim Stabbed...to the back...Non-Life Threatening...Transp to BMC

 

07/05/11 - 00:15 *245 Columbia Rd.RX* 2 persons shot. Both victims pronounced deceased.

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).

 

 

Boston 24: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 4 Commercial Robberies: 1 Bank: 0 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 2 Vehicle Recoveries: 5 Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 12 Commercial Break-ins: 0

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Targeted Enforcement for ‘Operation Kickstand’ Leads to Arrest of ‘Wanted’ Suspect

At approximately 5:28pm on June 28, 2011, Officers were assigned a directed patrol to conduct enforcement on scooters and dirt bikes which were being operated improperly on city streets, due to continued community complaints and violence associated with these vehicles. This ongoing effort is part of Mayor Thomas Menino’s initiative dubbed ‘Operation Kickstand’. As the officers were traveling on Howard Ave by Wayland St, they observed a male operating a scooter with no helmet or eye protection. This male also had a passenger without any protective equipment. The officers further noticed that the front fairing of the scooter was missing and ignition exposed. The officers completed a traffic stop of the scooter from the front and side of due to the appearance that it may have been stolen. The officers had the operator/suspect, 17 year old David Young of Dorchester, step from the scooter and observed that he had on an ankle bracelet. The officers asked him why he had a bracelet and the suspect stated for his "gun case". The officers asked the suspect for his license or permit which he stated "he didn't have one". The officers also learned he had an active warrant.

The suspect was placed into cuffs for his warrant and a further search revealed that the suspect had a folding knife in excess of 2 1/2" in his front right pocket. The suspect was transported to B2 for booking and charged with the warrant, unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon (knife), and operating scooter (150cc) without being licensed, operating an unregistered m/v. The scooter was towed. The outstanding warrant was from Brookline District Court for charges including: attempt to commit a crime, receiving stolen property (2 counts) and conspiracy.

 

Boston 24: Data from Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 2 Non-fatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 0 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 10 Vehicle Recoveries: 3 Breaks: 14

Residential Break-ins: 8 Commercial Break-ins: 9

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 2Non-fatal Shootings: 2 Non-fatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 14 Commercial Robberies: 3 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 14 Vehicle Recoveries: 7 Breaks: 46

Residential Break-ins: 19 Commercial Break-ins: 7

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24: Data from Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 2 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 0 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 3 Vehicle Recoveries: 2 Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 11 Commercial Break-ins: 3

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 1 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 0 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8 Vehicle Recoveries: 6 Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 8 Commercial Break-ins: 1

Note: the above information is only preliminary information and, as such, should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Death Investigation in the Area of 453 Blue Hill Ave

At about 8:48pm, on Friday, June 17, 2011, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 453 Blue Hill Ave. On arrival, officers located a black male in his early twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.  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.

Gun & Drugs Removed from Boston's Streets

About 8:15 PM on Thursday, 06/16/2011, officers responded to assist Area B-2 (Roxbury) units with a radio call for a person with a gun at Blue Hill Avenue and Winthrop Street.  A description of the suspect was broadcast over the radio and as officers approached the intersection, they observed a male standing on the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Winthrop Street who matched the suspect's description.  When the suspect observed the police cruisers, he began briskly walking down Winthrop Street and looked over his shoulder back towards the cruisers.  When the suspect observed that officers were following him, he began to run. Officers observed the suspect attempting to manipulate something in his waistband.  Officers believed that the suspect was attempting to conceal or discard a firearm.  After catching up with the suspect, the suspect resisted officers and during a brief struggle, an officer recovered a black semi-automatic pistol from the suspects waistband.  Officers handcuffed the suspect and searched him, recovering seven small plastic bags and one medium plastic bag of white, rock-like substance consistent with crack cocaine from the suspect's right front pants pocket.  Keith Hobbs, 25, of Boston, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Class B Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance within 1000 feet of a School Zone.

Daughters Turn Dad in for Driving Drunk with 3 year-old

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at around 9:30 PM  a police officer from District E-18 (Hyde Park) on patrol received information from a paramedic who had observed a white Ford Taurus strike the rear of  a Chrysler Town and Country minivan, causing major damage to its rear and causing the minivan to surge forward and strike another vehicle.  Paramedics said that upon seeing the accident they came over to assist due to the nature of the collision and observed a three year old girl with a Hispanic male in his 40's sitting in the front seats of the vehicle with the airbags deployed.  Paramedics observed injuries to the little girl and attempted to treat her but the Hispanic male stated that they were alright and left the scene.  The paramedics attempted to follow the Ford Taurus on Hydepark Avenue, but the vehicle sped off.  As this set of events were occuring another call came in for a three year child possibly struck by an airbag with cuts and scratches to her face.  Officers responded to 3 Sunnyside Street in Hyde Park and observed extensive damage to a white Ford Taurus.  Officers spoke with the little girl, who stated that she was sitting in the front passenger seat and that her grandfather was involved in a car accident.  The three year old complained of face pain to officers who observed swelling to her left cheek, small scratches to her left cheek and left eye brow.  The three year old girl was transported to Children's Hospital for her injuries.  Officers located an empty Corona Light bottle wedged between the drivers and passenger seat of the Ford Taurus.  

Subsequent to the accident and police response to 3 Sunnyside Street, two females and a male walked into District E-18 (Hyde Park) to report that they wanted their father arrested for OUI and that he was involved in a car accident with his granddaughter.  Both said that their father was operating a white Ford Taurus station wagon and that he struck several parked cars.  The mother of the three year old said that she received a phone call while at work telling her that her daughter had been in an accident.  She was then picked up by her sister and while in the back seat of her sisters car making her way home to check on her daughter she observed her father walking on River Street stumbling while he was walking.  She jumped out of her sisters car and confronted him about his reckless actions.  They then drove their father to the police station.  All officers present could observe the suspects speech to be slurred, his eyes bloodshot, and unsteadyness and lack of balance.  Officers could also smell alcohol on his breath.  A field sobriety test was conducted inside of the police station.  Jose Avillan, 47, of Mattapan, failed the sobriety test and was placed under arrest for OUI.

Boston 24: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5 Commercial Robberies: 1 Bank: 0 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 2 Vehicle Recoveries: 6 Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 10 Commercial Break-ins: 3

Note: the information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

UPDATE: South Boston Bank Robbery Suspect Caught By BPD

Last night Boston Police in conjunction with the Bank Robbery Task Force identified and apprenhended the suspect responsible for two recent bank robberies in South Boston. With the assistance of vigilant community members, officers arrested Timothy Conlon, 29, of South Boston.

On 6/9/2011 at approximately 4:35pm, police responded to a report of a bank robbery at 474 West Broadway Street in South Boston (Area C-6).  Upon arrival, police were informed that a white male in his 20's approximately 6'2" tall with blue eyes and blonde hair wearing a baseball cap entered the bank, approached the teller and handed a note demanding money.  The suspect placed the money, along with a dye pack into his pocket and left the bank.  Witnesses observed the suspect riding a bicycle at the intersection of Dorchester & West 3rd Streets with red dye on his pants. 

On 6/13/2011 at approximately 11:17am, police responded to a report of a bank robbery at 470 West Broadway Street in South Boston.  Upon arrival, police were informed that a white male in his 20's approximately 6" tall with blue eyes and light brown hair wearing a baseball cap entered the bank, approached the teller and handed a note demanding money.  The teller complied and the suspect then fled the bank via the rear door. 

The Boston Police would like to thank the communty for their ongoing participation and support. If you have any information about criminal activity in your community, please 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.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Boston Police Recruits to Honor Fallen Officers

WHO: Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis; 64 Boston Police Recruits WHAT: Boston Police recruits from Class 49-10, who are set to graduate on June 16th, will jog through city streets with a final destination of the Boston Police memorial at Police Headquarters. Commissioner Davis and BPD Command Staff will greet the recruits as they arrive to the memorial. The recruits will carry a wreath along their run and ultimately lay that wreath at the memorial in honor of fallen BPD officers. This final run prior to graduation is a tradition for the Boston Police. The graduation is Thursday (graduation details to follow).

WHERE: Boston Police Headquarters (Police Memorial is outside)

WHEN: Wednesday June 15

Finish: 9:30am (memorial)

ROUTE: After departing the Police Academy, the route will take the recruits to Truman Pkwy to Blue Hill Ave to Warren St to Dudley to Malcolm X Blvd to Tremont arriving at the memorial at Boston Police Headquarters.

 

UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT at 22 WENTWORTH TERRACE

Suspect Expected to Face Numerous Charges

This morning at 6:42 am, Boston Police officers from District B-3 responded to a call for a domestic violence incident at 22 Wentworth Terrace (which becomes Dunbar Ave.).

Dunbar Avenue in Dorchester. The female caller reported to 911 that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was threatening to kill her.

Several Boston Police officers arrived to the scene and observed a male in front of the residence.  As the officers approached, the male suspect turned toward them, pointing his firearm, shot at the officers and struck one of our officers.  At that time, the officer returned fire. A second officer on the scene also discharged his firearm. The male suspect was struck multiple times, transported to BMC and is currently listed in stable condition.

A female relative (of the initial female victim) who was also located outside of the residence was struck during the encounter. She received a non-life threatening wound to the leg and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. She is in stable condition.

After the incident, ballistics evidence from the crime scene was also located inside the Fifield Elementary School. The incident occurred two hours prior to the school opening and there were no reported injuries.

We are thankful to report that our officer is recovering from surgery and is in stable condition.

The investigation is currently ongoing by the Boston Police Homicide Unit, the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigation Team and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

The male suspect, 25 year old Tyrone Cummings of Dorchester is under guard at the hospital and is expected to be charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, multiple firearm and domestic violence related charges.

Commissioner Davis stated, “I would like to thank all of the Boston Police members for their actions this morning and commend the ongoing hard work and sacrifice made every day by our dedicated officers. As this incident demonstrates, there is no such thing as a routine call. Commissioner Davis added, “Domestic violence calls can be one of the most dangerous calls that an officer responds to. Traffic stops and domestic violence calls are the leading cause of line of duty deaths for police officers. I would like to express my thoughts and well wished to our officer Shawn Marando and his family. We will continue to support him and his family in the days to come.”

Officer Marando is 46 years old, a 13 year veteran of the Boston Police Department and currently assigned to District B-3.

 

 

Boston 24: Data from Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8 Vehicle Recoveries: 3 Breaks: 16

Residential Break-ins: 16 Commercial Break-ins: 3

Note: the information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Media Availability for Officer-Involved Shooting Incident on Dunbar Ave

This morning at approximately 6:42am,  an officer responded to 22 Dunbar Ave in Dorchester for a domestic-related incident. A shooting incident occurred at the scene resulting in injury to three individuals. The officer suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital. A male suspect suffered gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at BMC. A female at the scene was struck and is being treated for a non-life threatening wound at Beth Israel. Commissioner Davis will have a media availability today tentatively scheduled for 1:00pm at Boston Police Headquarters in the Media Room.

Suspect Involved in Struggle with Police Faces Multiple Charges

James Sanders, 18, of Roxbury is expected to be arraigned in a hospital bed at the Boston Medical Center on Friday, June 10, 2011. The arraignment comes one day after Sanders was observed taking part in a drug transaction in the area of 18 Trotter Court. Sanders will be charged with Assault & Battery on a Public Employee, Resisting Arrest and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug. At about 7:27pm, on Thursday, June 9, 2011, officers from Area D-4 (South End) were on patrol in the area of 18 Trotter Court when they observed Sanders engaged in what appeared to be a drug transaction. However, when officers approached, Sanders took off on foot in an effort to escape capture. The suspect was struck by a vehicle as he continued to flee across Washington Street. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to the suspect in the area of 1850 Washington Street. As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, a physical altercation ensued wherein the suspect violently fought and resisted the officer’s efforts to affect the arrest. During the struggle, the officer’s firearm discharged. The discharge struck the suspect who was subsequently transported to the Boston Medical Center where he’s being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is under investigation by the BPD Firearm Discharge Investigation Team, as well as, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.