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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One for Unarmed Robbery in the Downtown Area

 

At about 6:42 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest for and unarmed robbery in the area of Tremont Street and Winter Street in the Downtown area.

While conducting a drug investigation in the area of the above location, officers’ attention was drawn to a female victim screaming frantically that she had just been robbed. As officers turned toward the victim, they observed a white male running in a full sprint down Winter Street toward Washington Street. Officers immediately gave chase eventually catching up to the suspect in the area of 12 Winter Street. Following a brief struggle, the suspect was placed under arrest. Officers were able to recover all of the victim’s property that had been stolen.

Officers arrested 41-year-old Scott Smith of Boston and charged him with Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (Injuries), and Resisting Arrest.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 188 Washington Street

 

At about 4:45am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a fight in the area of 188 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a female, believed to be in her twenties, suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.  

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Death Investigation in the area of 205 Bowdoin Street

 

At about 7:22pm, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 205 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a victim suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Gerald Williamson, 31, of Boston.

After a complete and thorough investigation, detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit were able to identify and locate the individual wanted in connection to this incident. On Monday, October 20, 2014, detectives arrested Edgardo Clark, 29, of Quincy and charged him with Murder.

Homicide detectives continue to actively examine the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

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

Homicides: 2
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 10

Street Robberies: 12
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 33

Residential Break-ins: 21
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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: Suspect Arrested in Fall River in connection with an Indecent Assault in the area of Tileston & Wiggin Streets

At about 10:00 PM, on Saturday, October, 18, 2014, member of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested a 36-year old male, Nieto Wagner of Fall River, wanted in connection for an indecent assault in the North End, Boston. Wagner is expected to appear in Boston Municipal Court tomorrow.

 The facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows:

At about 2:45am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a female victim stating that she had been indecently assaulted in the area of Tileston & Wiggin Streets.  According to the victim, she was walking home when she noticed an unknown individual (described as a Hispanic male in his early thirties, approximately 5'7” to 5’9” tall, stocky build, with black spiked hair, wearing a white zip-up jacket, blue jeans and camouflage boots) walking behind her. When the victim turned to acknowledge the suspect, a brief conversation ensued before the suspect grabbed the victim in an indecent manner and then ran off. According the victim, the suspect spoke with what she believes to be a Hispanic accent. Officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful in their efforts to locate him.

Anyone with information relative to the above incidents is asked to call detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

Concerted Effort to Curb Gun Violence Enables BPD Officers to Seize Six Illegal Firearms in Less Than 10 Hours

Concerted Effort to Curb Gun Violence Enables BPD Officers to Seize Six Illegal Firearms in Less Than 10 Hours:  In the BPD's ongoing efforts to combat gun violence and target those who knowingly carry and possess illegal firearms in our community, BPD officers arrested six suspects and confiscated six illegal guns (see enclosed photos) in six separate incidents within a 10 hour period.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I continue to be impressed with the work being done by the men and women of the Boston Police Department. Thanks to their commitment and courage, we were able to take six guns off our streets and out of our neighborhoods in less than ten hours. And, hopefully, six fewer guns translates into six fewer tragedies or crimes.”

The facts and circumstances of the incidents are as follows: 

INCIDENT #1: At about 1:30pm, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) took a report from a victim stating that an individual known to him – a fellow classmate - attempted to rob him at gunpoint in the area of 53 Annunciation Road. One day later, on Friday, October 17, 2014, at about 8:15pm, officers located the suspect, a 16 year-old juvenile male from Boston, and charged him with Armed Robbery and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. A search of the suspect’s residence enabled officers to recover the firearm used in the crime. 

INCIDENT #2: At about 6:30pm, on Friday, October 17, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call to investigate a motor vehicle in the area of 7 Paisley Park in which the occupants were seen possibly drinking and doing drugs in the car. On arrival, officers confirmed that the occupants of the car were smoking marijuana. A search of the car enabled officers to locate and seize a loaded black firearm. When neither occupant was able to produce a license to carry, officers arrested Desean Clare, 24, of Dorchester and Dequell Golson, 22 of Dorchester and charged both with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried and Possession of Class D Drugs.

INCIDENT #3: At about 12:30am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest for firearm and drug related offenses as a result of a traffic stop in the area of Dale & Wakullah Streets in Roxbury. As a result of the stop, officers recovered a loaded Walther PK 380 firearm and several small individually wrapped bags of what officers believed to be heroin and marijuana. Officers arrested Lamar Tillery, 23, of Hyde Park and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Firearm 2nd Subsequent Offense, Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs (marijuana) and Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class A Drug (heroin). 

INCIDENT #4: At about 12:44am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a call for a loud party and group gathered in the area of 67 Walnut Park which is an abandoned property. As officers approached the party, the group began to quickly disperse in the direction of Walnut Park. A search of the area and the abandoned property enabled officers to see and take possession of a stainless steel Ruger .357 Magnum revolver found lying at the base of a bush in the yard. Although several individuals were questioned at the party, no arrests were made.  

INCIDENT #5: At about 12:55am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, after observing a motor vehicle with an improperly illuminated license plate, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Morton and Norfolk Streets in Dorchester. During the stop, officers allowed the operator to exit the vehicle in an effort retrieve his license from the trunk of the vehicle. At this time, officers noted that the front passenger was attempting to conceal something. When asked if he was in possession of a gun, the passenger confirmed that he was. Officers arrested the suspect and confiscated a loaded Highpoint semi-automatic firearm. Paul Cabrera, 19, of Mattapan was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition  and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers. 

INCIDENT #6: At about 1:55am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested an individual for the unlawful possession of a firearm in the area of 7 Ronald Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a white motor vehicle with three occupants and one individual standing outside of the car. The male standing outside of the car told officers that somebody had punched and pushed him to the ground. Officers noted the individual’s clothes appeared to be muddy and wet. While inspecting the area where the suspect stated he had fallen, officers observed the suspect’s sweatshirt. Upon retrieving the sweatshirt, officer recovered a black firearm (see photo) with a magazine inside the sweatshirt.  Trevis Catron, 19, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm: 2nd Subsequent Offense.

 *** Noteworthy Stats: In the calendar year 2014, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken 543 illegal crime guns off the streets of Boston. A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. In addition to the above, 391 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. All told, there are 934 fewer guns in circulation as a result of the above efforts. For perspective purposes, the BPD seized a total of 667 guns for the year in 2013. To learn more about the Boston Gun Buyback Program, visit: bpdnews.com/bgb

Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating a Report of an Indecent Assault in the area of Tileston & Wiggin Streets

 

Boston Police are seeking the public’s help in an effort to ascertain the identity of the individual wanted in connection to the enclosed incident:

At about 2:45am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a female victim stating that she had been indecently assaulted in the area of Tileston & Wiggin Streets.  According to the victim, she was walking home when she noticed an unknown individual (described as a Hispanic male in his early thirties, approximately 5'7” to 5’9” tall, stocky build, with black spiked hair, wearing a white zip-up jacket, blue jeans and camouflage boots) walking behind her. When the victim turned to acknowledge the suspect, a brief conversation ensued before the suspect grabbed the victim in an indecent manner and then ran off. According the victim, the suspect spoke with what she believes to be a Hispanic accent. Officers conducted a search of the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful in their efforts to locate him.

Anyone with information relative to the above incidents is asked to call detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
  • Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
  • Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
  • Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles.
  • Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
  • Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal residents that you need assistance. Yelling words like: “Fire!” “Help!” and/or “Rape!” are other ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need help.
  • Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
  • Call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on the way. Make sure they expect you at a certain time, so that in the event you fail to show up, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.
  • Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts and know that anyone at any time can be a victim of crime. Never assume: “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”
  • If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract, or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.

U.S. Marshals Add Boston Murder Suspect to List of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives

SUSPECT: peter castillo

The U.S. Marshals Service announced the addition of suspected murderer Peter Castillo (see photo) to its 15 Most Wanted Fugitive List. On May 10, 2012, Castillo allegedly shot and killed 22 year-old Stephen Perez, a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours of duty in the Middle East, following an altercation in the Boston Theater District. Castillo was immediately identified as the shooter by the Boston Police Department and an arrest warrant charging the suspect with murder was issued. Shortly after the incident, Castillo allegedly fled to New York then to the Dominican Republic. In addition to being wanted for the murder of Stephen Perez, a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was also issued.

Said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia A. Hylton: “The U.S. Marshals Service reserves our 15 Most Wanted list for the worst of the worst fugitives accused of the most egregious crimes. Peter Castillo’s alleged crimes have made him the latest addition to the list, earning him the full attention of the U.S. Marshals Service. We will use every available resource to bring him to justice.”

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Castillo’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1 (800) 336-0102.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police 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 will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 3
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Illegal Gun in Jamaica Plain

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

At about 8:19 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 10 Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain.

While on directed patrol in the area of the above location due to a person shot earlier in the evening, officers’ attention was drawn to a group of approximately six males huddled together in Mozart Park. Upon seeing officers, five of the males began to leave the area together, while one male fled in the opposite direction, clutching an apparent object in his waistband. At this time, the suspect removed a shiny silver item from his waistband and threw it over a fence into the backyard of a residence. Officers detained the male and canvassed the area for the object. Upon searching the area of Priesing Street, officers were able to recover a silver Smith & Wesson Airweight .38 revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition. The male was subsequently placed under arrest.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Emmanuel Pena of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Juvenile and Recover Illegal Firearm in Roxbury

PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNEWS.COM

At about 8:49 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of Washington Street and Westminster Street in Roxbury.

While on directed patrol in the area of the above location due to recent firearm related incidents, officers observed two unknown males walking toward the police vehicle. As officers continued down the street, one of the males, upon seeing officers, immediately turned and fled, clutching an apparent object in his waistband. Officers, fearing that the male may be armed, gave chase.  During the pursuit, the suspect removed a firearm from his waistband and continued running while brandishing the firearm in his right hand. Officers were able to recover a .22 caliber Smith & Wesson Long Rifle revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition along the route in which the suspect fled. The suspect was apprehended and placed under arrest in the area of Washington Street and Westminster Street in Roxbury.

Officers arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile of Roxbury. The juvenile is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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.

 

Students at the Murphy School Roll Out the Red Carpet for Boston's Best & Bravest during First Responder Appreciation Day

Kids at the Murphy School Roll Out the Red Carpet during First Responder Appreciation Day: Young kids looking to follow in the footsteps of our local first responders got a chance to conduct some face to research during First Responder Appreciation Day which was recently held at the Murphy School in Dorchester. Representatives from the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Boston EMS, Suffolk County Sheriff Department and the Mass State Police gladly and enthusiastically attended and participated in the event. In addition to recognizing and thanking our first responders, the day was also designed to give the kids an opportunity to meet and learn about first responders and the jobs they do on a day-in and day-out basis. As you can see by the pictures, all in attendance had a great time.  

 

Making a Difference: Boston PAL Sends 10 Lucky Kids to the Bruins Game

Thanks PAL!!! Despite the B’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche this past Monday, the news wasn’t all bad as Boston PAL (Police Athletic/Activities League) sent 10 grateful kids to the B’s game for free. In the enclosed photo you see Bobby Orr soaring above and smiling kids below. Special thanks to PAL Director Bill Stoddard, Sgt. Gino Provenzano and Officers Chris Shoulla & Darrell Vinson for chaperoning the event. Gotta love PAL!!!

 

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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.

 

Bravo’s Hit TV Show - Top Chef – is Coming to Boston & Some of Boston’s Finest Could Be Joining Them!!!

For those who didn’t already know, the Emmy Award winning TV show - Top Chef – was in Boston earlier this year filming, shooting and piecing together the necessary ingredients for the show’s 12th Season which premieres this Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:00pm on Bravo.  As in years past, Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi, Tom ColicchioGail Simmons will headline TV’s top rated reality cooking show along with some very special guests. In fact, in addition to Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski, rumor has it that several members of both the Boston Police & Boston Fire Departments were invited to stop by and view a taping of the show at an undisclosed restaurant just outside of Boston. Now, whether or not an invitation to view the show leads to an actual appearance on the show, well, that remains to be seen. But, if you like the idea of seeing your first responders breaking bread with Padma, Tom and Gail, then, all we can say is … keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned. "Boston has always been at the top of our wish list as a location for Top Chef,” said Bravo producer Shari Levine, “not only because of its rich historical significance, but also because of its robust and ever-growing culinary scene." When asked to assess Boston’s culinary scene Tom Colicchio offered the following, “The quality of chefs and restaurants in Boston is amazing. Boston just doesn’t get the respect that Chicago or San Francisco get. It’s better here than in San Francisco and you can quote me on that.” Top Chef airs Wednesday nights at 10:00pm on Bravo. 

 

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Vehicle Breaks: 22

Residential Break-ins: 14
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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.

 

BPD IN THE NEWS: Officers Jose Ruiz & Cynthia Brewington Deliver an Unusual Service to the Mattapan Community

IN THE NEWS: A great thanks to Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis for spotlighting several BPD Officers - including  Officers Jose Ruiz and Cynthia Brewington - who go well beyond simply protecting and serving with their Saturday morning bread deliveries throughout the Mattapan community. To read the complete story as it appeared in the Herald - please click on the enclosed link:

www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/peter_gelzinis/2014/10/gelzinis_cops_fight_hunger_as_well_as_crime