Boston 24: Friday, July 31, 2015

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Boston 24: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 7
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.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms, Arrest Two in Two Separate Incidents

INCIDENT #1: Training and Experience Allow Officers to Recognize Armed Felon

At about 6:30 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested a suspect in the area of 34 Tonawanda Street for firearm related offenses.

While on patrol, officers observed a group congregated in front of a residence known to officers for drug related incidents. As officers approached the area in their cruiser, one male suddenly separated himself from the group upon noticing the vehicle. Officers know through training and experience that a sudden separation from a group upon police presence is a possible indicator of an individual that may be armed. While still seated in their vehicle, officers engaged the male in casual conversation. After a brief interaction, the officers exited the vehicle and upon moving behind the male, observed what appeared to be the butt of a silver-colored firearm in the male’s right shorts pocket. Officers then recovered a loaded Bryco Brand 380 semi-automatic firearm from the individual.

Having knowledge of the individual’s criminal history, officers knew that he was not eligible for and did not possess a License to Carry, and therefore arrested 33-year-old Sean H. Henderson of Brookline for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd  and Subsequent Offense), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Armed Career Criminal (Level 1).

INCIDENT #2: Suspect Carrying a Firearm Sheds Clothing but Cannot Shed Officers in Pursuit

At about 1:10 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a suspect for firearm related charges and warrants in the area of 179 Glenway Street in District B-3 (Mattapan).

While on patrol in the above area, officers made a random query of a vehicle observed operating on a public way and found that the vehicle’s registration had expired. Officers attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle; however, as officers approached on foot, the operator drove away, stopped a short distance down the street, then bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect over fences and through several yards, broadcasting his description as a male wearing a black and white shirt. Officers momentarily lost sight of the male, but located him under a set of stairs wearing a dark tank top. After a subsequent chase, the officers were able to apprehend the suspect when they located him shirtless laying on a back porch. Officers recovered his dark tank top from underneath the suspect, as well as the black and white shirt he had shed earlier along his flight path. With the black and white shirt officers also recovered a loaded 9mm Glock Model 17.

The suspect, 27-year-old Carlos Montero-Ramirez of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Failure to Stop for Police Officers, Trespassing, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Montero-Ramirez was also arrested on 4 outstanding warrants that had previously landed him on BPD's Significant Wanted Persons list and issued a citation for his motor vehicle violations.

Cops for Kids with Cancer Provides Heart Warming Moment at the BPD Harbor Unit

Cops for Kids with Cancer Provides Heart Warming Moment at the BPD Harbor Unit: This past Wednesday, July 29, 2015, cancer patients from the Tufts New England Medical Center’s Pediatric Oncology Unit were treated to a tour of Boston Harbor courtesy of the BPD Harbor Unit. The boat ride, an annual affair for kids battling cancer at Tufts New England Medical, was arranged by the good people at Cops for Kids with Cancer. Said an unnamed representative from Cops for Kids with Cancer organization: “The kids you see here this evening are true heroes battling one of life’s deadliest diseases. The boat ride was created to give these kids and their parents a break from their day-to-day reality and an hour or two to think about something other than cancer. And, if the officers from the BPD Harbor Unit were able to give that to them tonight, then that’s the best gift they could’ve given.”

To learn more about Cops for Kids with Cancer – please click on the enclosed link: http://copsforkidswithcancer.org

Thanks to the Boston Police Activities League (PAL) & the Recently Departed Shane Victorino – Kids from Savin Hill Enjoy an Incredible Day at Fenway!!!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Thanks to the Boston Police Activities League (PAL) and the Recently Departed Shane Victorino – Kids from Savin Hill Enjoy a Great Day at Fenway! Members of the Savin Hill Baseball League recently stopped by Fenway Park to meet some of their boyhood idols thanks to tickets and on-field access provided courtesy of PAL’s Bill Stoddard and the Shane Victorino Foundation. Even though Victorino was recently traded to the Anaheim Angels and couldn’t be there to meet the kids in person, his foundation had made arrangements prior to his departure for the kids to meet and greet the likes of All-Star Brock Holt, Xander Bogaerts, Rusney Castillo and Pablo “Panda” Sandoval. As you can well imagine, the kids had an absolute blast!!! Thanks to the Shane Victorino Foundation and Boston PAL for making this day one the kids from Savin Hill won’t soon forget.    

Keeping Boston Safe: Drug Investigation Enables BPD Officers to Seize a Gun and Drugs in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: Drug Investigation Enables BPD Officers to Seize a Gun and Drugs in Dorchester: Today, Thursday, July 30, 2015, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were conducting a drug investigation when officers conducted a stop of a motor vehicle containing two individuals believed to have been involved in a drug transaction. A query of the vehicle revealed that the registration was revoked. After stopping the car in the area of 217 Columbia Road, officers arrested both occupants. A search of the car enabled officers to recover a .22 caliber long rifle pistol (see photo) loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition and 22 small plastic bags containing a Class B Drug believed to be Crack Cocaine.

Officers arrested Bryan Bajandas, 20, of Boston and Yeison Roa, 20, of Boston and charged both with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Crack).

Making a Difference: Public Safety Event Held for Special Needs Children

Today, Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Boston Police Department in collaboration with Boston Fire, Boston EMS, MA Transit Police, MA State Police, and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, entertained special needs children during a Public Safety Event at the Ohrenberger Community Center.

Among other units, the BPD Bomb Squad was there to let the kids try on their gear and check out their EOD robots, while the motorcycle officers allowed them to sit on their bikes. But on a 90-degree day like today, the real attraction was the BPD Ice Cream Truck! Overheard by our photographer, from one kid to another, “This is way more fun than playing basketball!” In this weather, we say AMEN to that!

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

 

At about 11:30 PM on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit affected an arrest for firearm related charges in the area of Parker Street and Annunciation Road in District B-2 (Roxbury).

While conducting an unrelated drug investigation in the above area, officers heard a radio broadcast for shots fired near Cabot Street. A description of the shooter was also broadcast, and a short time later, DCU officers observed a suspect fitting the description riding a bicycle nearby. Without exiting their cruiser, the officers attempted to engage the individual, who began to frantically look in all directions as if searching for an escape route. So focused on finding a way to avoid the officers was the suspect, that he rode his bike directly into the rear passenger’s side of the officers’ cruiser.

Due to the individual’s nervous demeanor, frantic actions, vicinity to the shots fired call, and physical description, the officers frisked the suspect for weapons. Officers detected a firearm in the suspect’s back pants pocket and recovered a loaded black Titan .25 caliber handgun.

Because the suspect did not possess a License to Carry, officers arrested 33-year-old Evan Burton of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of  a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).

Boston 24: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 8
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.

One Less Gun: Firearm Recovered in Dorchester, Two Armed Career Criminals Arrested

At about 5:30 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of two males for firearm related offenses in the area of 31 Robinson Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).

While on patrol, officers observed a male known to them operating a motor vehicle on Adams Street, Dorchester. Officers were aware that this male’s driver’s license was suspended and conducted a stop of the vehicle and its two occupants. As officers spoke with the occupants, the officers observed a box in plain view in the passenger compartment labeled “North American Arms.” Upon seeing the box and having knowledge of the occupants’ criminal histories, which prohibited them from lawfully possessing a firearm, the officers requested a K9 officer to assist. After the K9 indicated the presence of a firearm in the vehicle, officers were able to recover an unloaded North American Arms .22 caliber magnum firearm from an aftermarket compartment in the center console. Officers also observed that the vehicle was rented and neither of the occupants was an authorized operator.

The operator, a 24-year-old male from Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Suspended, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).

The passenger, a 22-year-old from Mattapan, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent Offense), and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).

Death Investigation in the area of 339 Seaver Street, Dorchester

 

At about 10:30 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 339 Seaver Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 31-year-old Grisel Sanchez of Boston.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest

Boston Police Civil Rights Unit Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the above pictured individual in relation to an incident that occurred on July 4, 2015 in the area of Kenmore Square in District D-4 (South End). During the incident, the suspect assaulted two females and made anti-gay comments towards the victims. The suspect also kicked an unknown male prior to assaulting the couple. The suspect is described as follows:

  • White male
  • Approximately 6’0” tall
  • Early to mid-20s
  • Short buzzed hair
  • Wearing a black shirt, black jacket, blue jeans
  • Carrying a black backpack

This individual is NOT wanted at this time. This information is being provided for identification purposes only. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Civil Rights Detectives at (617) 343-4527.

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.

Death Investigation in the area of 339 Seaver Street, Dorchester

 

At about 10:30 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 339 Seaver Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD Photo of the Day: Future Officers on Patrol at Ramsay Park

Earlier today, Tuesday July 28, 2015, a sergeant assigned to the Community Service Office at District D-4 (South End) was on patrol in the area of Ramsay Park when he came upon some young kids out enjoying the sunshine.  The children came over and told the sergeant that they wanted to be police officers when they grew up – lucky for them, he had a few badge stickers in his pocket.  Judging by the smiles, he made their day.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Two Firearms, Arrest Three During Two Incidents

Gun From Incident #1

Incident #1:  At about 7:57 PM on Monday July 27, 2015, officers assigned to the City Wide Drug Unit and Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 1058 Tremont Street in District D-4 (South End).  Officers were in the area in direct response to ongoing incidents involving gang violence and firearm related offenses.  When officers observed and approached a group of males who were known to them, one of them, later identified as Xavier Collazo, 18, of Boston, suddenly began to run away in a full sprint.  Officers were able to place the suspect in custody after a brief foot pursuit and violent struggle during which they recovered a loaded Ruger .380 caliber handgun from his pants pocket.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

Gun From Incident #2

Incident #2:  At about 10:32 PM on Monday July 27, 2015, officers assigned to the City Wide Bicycle Unit responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Columbia Road and Quincy Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).  Officers quickly located two male suspects matching the given description sitting on a bench in a nearby park and approached to speak with them.   The suspects, later identified as Luis Urdaneta, 21, of Dorchester and Cesar Lara-Aguasvivas, 21, of Mattapan, abruptly stood up and began to walk away upon seeing the officers but were immediately stopped by additional responding units.  Officers recovered a loaded Derringer .22 caliber handgun on the ground behind the bench where the suspects had been sitting.  Officers also recovered a black backpack containing nearly 50 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and a single black ankle sock from on the bench.  Officers observed that one of the suspects (Urdaneta) was only wearing one black ankle sock which matched the recovered sock.

Both suspects were placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trespassing.  

 

Boston 24: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

 

Community Alert: BPD Seek Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Individual Wanted in Connection to an Indecent Assault in East Boston

 

At about 8:30am, on Monday, July 27, 2015, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) received a call from a female victim stating that she had been indecently assaulted while walking in the area of East Boston Greenway and Sumner Street.  According to the victim, the suspect approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her and then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male believed to be in his early twenties, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, clean cut, short dark hair, wearing a plain gray t-shirt, black running pants and black sneakers.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Unit at (617) 343-4400.

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. 

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. When possible, walk with friends and people you know.
  • 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 it to signal residents that you need help. Yelling words like: “Fire!” “Help!” or “Rape!” are other effective ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need assistance.
  • Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
  • Before going out, call ahead to let friends or family know you’re on the way. Designate a time you expect to arrive, so that in the event you fail to show up on time, 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.
  • Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.

BPD IN THE NEWS: Thanks to the Boston Globe for Covering Today's Promotional Ceremony

IN THE NEWS: Thanks to the Boston Globe for covering today's BPD Promotional Ceremony which was held at Roxbury Community College. During the ceremony, the BPD formally promoted 34 members of the department to new ranks. Congratulations and good luck to all of today's promotees. Commissioner Evans shared the following with those being promoted during today's ceremony: "Supervision has never been so critical with the amount of people who are up there scrutinizing us. Everyone loves to pick on the cops now. I need you guys to make sure we are not only safe out there, but also that the officers are doing the right thing.” 

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