Community Alert: Boston Police Investigates House Break-Ins in the Dorchester Neighborhood

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating several reports of home break-ins that occurred in the area of St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut Train Station (District C-11) this month. Officers have taken reports from at least four victims who stated their homes were broken into in the early morning hours while multiple residents were in the home. All victims have reported there was no property stolen from their homes. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 5’6” tall.

The BPD reminds all members of the community that although officers are actively and stringently patrolling these areas, the police encourage the community’s assistance in raising awareness and safe-guarding against victimization.

Anyone with information regarding the circumstances surrounding these incidents is strongly urged to contact Boston Police C-11 Detectives at 617-343-4581.

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

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Officers advise community members to make sure all windows and doors of the home are locked and secured at night,
  • If you return home and something looks questionable (e.g. a slit screen, broken window, or open door) do not go inside. Call 911 from a safe location.
  •  Be sure you have blinds or curtains on your windows to discourage people from looking into your home. Always keep your windows covered at night and leave lights on in a few rooms.
  • Turn outdoor lights on from dusk to dawn to make your property more visible. All entrances should be well lit.  

Boston Police Department and MassHousing Partner Together and Introduce a New and Innovative Community Collaborative Model to Boston

The Boston Police Department and MassHousing have partnered together over the past 10 months to strategize, develop and introduce a new and innovative community collaborative model to Boston, known internationally as Community Safety and Well Being (CSWB).

During the week of June 18th, 2018, Global Network for Community Safety, a Canadian-based firm of the models architects, will visit Boston to train police officers, community partners, city agencies, non-profits, health organizations and residents, on the theory and framework of the Hub Model of risk driven collaboration and how it relates to Community Safety and Well Being for Boston.

The first meeting was held today, Monday, June 18, 2018 for the local Systems Leaders and sets the stage for the Community Safety and Well Being initiative. Global Network will also provide practical training for direct service providers in Jamaica Plain and East Boston on the implementation of a Hub Table in their neighborhood on Tuesday, June 19th, Wednesday, June 20th, and Thursday, June 21st.

BPD In The Community: Thanks to Everybody Who Turned Out for Another Successful Father's Day Unity Walk!

Thanks to everybody who turned out for our 4th Annual Father's Day Unity Walk! Yesterday’s turnout was even better than last year as we continue to grow this great event in partnership with the communities we serve. Special thanks to the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins for their support and thank you again to everybody who took the time to come out to celebrate dads!

 

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 72 HR PERIOD beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 3

Vehicle Thefts: 11
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 29

Residential Break-ins: 13
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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.

Missing Person Alert: Felipe Montero-Delarosa, 69, of Roxbury

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate 69-year-old Felipe Montero-Delarosa. Mr. Montero-Delarosa is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5'08" in height, 190 lbs., with short curly black and grey hair. Mr. Montero-Delarosa primarily speaks Spanish. He was last seen on Sunday May, 6, 2018, in the area of 65 Codman Park in Roxbury.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Felipe Montero-Delarosa is asked and advised to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-6694.

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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Today's BPD Photo of the Day Celebrates BPD Dads: Happy Father’s Day from the Men and Women of the Boston Police Department

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: From all of us here at the Boston Police Department to all of you, we say: "Happy Father’s Day!!!" We would also like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the fathers in the BPD who will be spending part of this special day on patrol working hard to protect and serve the citizens of our fine city. As you can well imagine, we're extremely proud of our BPD dads and the role model status they proudly embrace and embody both in the lives of the young people in our communities and in the lives of their loved ones at home. As our officers work hard to keep you safe, we kindly ask that you say a prayer that keeps them safe, especially, up until the end of their shift on Father's Day, because judging by today's Photos of the Day, there's a whole lot of of sons and daughters anxiously waiting to see dear ole' Dad come walking through the door. Again, Happy Father's Day everybody!!! 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest After Home Invasion in Dorchester

 

At about 2:32 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Taurean Pearson, 36, of Boston, on multiple charges after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 42 Lyon Street in Dorchester. During the incident, the suspect forcibly entered an apartment after falsely identifying himself as a police officer. After an adult male victim pushed the suspect out of his apartment entryway, the suspect produced a knife and slashed the victim on his wrist. Responding officers quickly located the suspect as he attempted to flee on foot in the area of 34 Lyon Street and placed him in custody without further incident after he was positively identified. Officers recovered the knife and seized it as evidence. The victim was evaluated by EMS on scene but refused further medical attention. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Home Invasion, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Malicious Destruction of Property.

BPD Remembers: Boston Police Officer Dennis O. Simmonds Posthumously Promoted to the Rank of Police Sergeant

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Yesterday, Thursday, June 14, 2018, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans posthumously promoted Boston Police Officer Dennis O. Simmonds to the rank of Police Sergeant. 

Sergeant Simmonds was appointed to the Boston Police Department on December 8, 2008. He received the Department’s Schroeder Brothers Memorial Award on February 18, 2014 for his actions during the initial shootout in Watertown following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, during which he suffered an injury that ultimately lead to his death in the line of duty on April 10, 2014. Sergeant Simmonds was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

It is with honor that Commissioner Evans announces Sergeant Simmonds' promotion in remembrance of his service to the Boston Police Department and the City of Boston.

“The decision to posthumously promote Officer Simmonds to sergeant was an easy one,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “He was an exceptional police officer who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the city he loved. This is a tribute to his hard work and service to the City of Boston during his time as an officer. His leadership and dedication made him a perfect candidate for sergeant, so I have promoted him to honor his name and keep his memory alive.”

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 15, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 7
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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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.

Commissioner William Evans Visits with the Inspirational Women of Dress for Success

BPD in the Community: Commissioner William Evans stopped by the BPD’s Family Justice Center in Brighton earlier today, Thursday, June 14, 2018, to visit and show his support for the women involved and participating in the Dress for Success program. The program was created to help women strive for and achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools needed to help them find success in both their work and personal lives. Said Commissioner Evans, “I can’t say enough say good things about a program like Dress for Success. This is a program created to help good people reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams. The woman involved in the program are nothing short of inspirational and certainly deserving of our support and encouragement. And, I just wanted them to know that we’re here to help and assist them in any way we can.”

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD officers execute search warrant in barricaded Mattapan residence, arrest one suspect and recover three firearms

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Earlier this morning, Thursday, June 14, 2018, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the District B-2 (Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team, executed a search warrant in the area of 19 Rosewood Street, Mattapan. During the execution of the warrant, circumstances required that SWAT officers ram the doors to the residence over 100 times because the suspects within had barricaded and fortified the house. When police finally made entry, officers were able to recover the following:

  • One “AR-style” firearm
  • One revolver and one semi-automatic handgun, both found loaded and cocked in a laundry pile
  • An unspecified number of rounds of ammunition
  • Two ballistic vests and one gas mask

Officers arrested the target of the investigation, 38-year-old Dana Hill of Mattapan, and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Using/Wearing Body Armor during the Commission of a Felony

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “These officers did an incredible job in this investigation and execution of the search warrant. They faced some extremely unsafe and potentially lethal conditions during the incident but were able to place a very dangerous individual under arrest while preventing him from causing any further harm to the officers or the community. I hope this brings some peace of mind to the people in this neighborhood that this suspect and these weapons are no longer on the streets.”

BPD in the Community: Have you heard yet? The 4th Annual Father’s Day Unity Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 17, 2018. Join us!

FATHER'S DAY UNITY WALK: Please join us on Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM for our 4th Annual Father’s Day Unity Peace Walk. The two-mile walk begins and ends at El Parquesito Hermandad on Walnut Avenue at Seaver Street in Roxbury, rain or shine. Come help celebrate dads and families with Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans, Chief Gross and representatives from the Red Sox and Bruins on what promises to be a fun day for all. We look forward to sharing this special day with you and yours.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, June 14, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 10

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

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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.

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers James Gigliello and Dwayne Jackson of District E-18 Hyde Park Receive Commissioner’s Commendation for Bank Robbery Arrest

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Officer Gigliello responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at the Santander Bank at 860 River Street. As Officer Gigliello approached the bank, the suspect looked toward Officer Gigliello and began to run. Officer Gigliello pursued the individual and, after a brief foot chase and with the assistance of Officer Jackson, he was able to place the suspect under arrest. At this point, officers discovered a stack of bank wrapped money in the suspect's hooded sweatshirt pocket. For their efforts and quick response, these officers are each hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

Coffee with a Cop is Coming to Starbucks in Downtown Crossing

The men and women of the Boston Police Department invite you to join us for our next Coffee with a Cop event in District A-1 (Downtown) on Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at Starbucks in Downtown Crossing. Come get to know the officers protecting and serving your community! All are welcome and the coffee is free! We hope to see you there!

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Respond Quickly to Breaking and Entering in the South End and Arrest One Suspect

 

At about 12:40 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 48 East Springfield Street.  Upon arrival, officers observed a white male, later identified as Michael McCole, 54 of Boston, emerge from a gated, fenced in patio area. Officers entered the fenced in area and observed a tan tool container that was ajar and the padlock/bent hasp appeared to have been forced open. Nearby video surveillance captured the suspect entering the rear patio area where he can be seen breaking into the tool storage container. McCole was placed under arrest and was charged with Breaking and Entering, Nighttime.  Suspect McCole will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Arrest Suspect as a Result of Warrants and Ongoing Firearm Investigation

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At about 9:45 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, members of the Citywide and District B-2 (Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Units executed two search warrants in the area of 40 Lawrence Avenue as part of an ongoing investigation. As a result of the warrants, officers recovered a loaded silver Walther PPK 380 ACP firearm that had previously been reported stolen out of Alabama and unspecified amounts of loose crack cocaine. Officers located and arrested the subject of the warrants, 47-year-old Danny Suggs of Dorchester and charged him with firearm and drug related offenses, as well as Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm). Suggs was arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD Photo of the Day: The BPD Ice Cream Truck Pays a Visit to the Kiddos at Saint John Paul II School in Dorchester

Seeing the kiddos enjoy a Hoodsie cup during a visit from the BPD's ice cream truck on a warm summer day is priceless. BPD's ice cream truck has been making the rounds to kids in the community to continue its well-established tradition of serving the youth of the city and building supportive relationships.

BPD in the Community: Officers from District C-6 (South Boston) Excited to Host Community Summer BBQs!

Last night, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, community service officers from District C-6 (South Boston), in collaboration with the South Boston Seaport Catholic Collaborative and the Boston Housing Authority, hosted a Community Peace Barbeque at the Saint Monica and Saint Augustine Church on Old Colony Avenue. These barbeque events are set to take place one Tuesday evening each month during the summer, in addition to the Community Peace Breakfasts, which will take place one Saturday morning a month. Our officers are also excited to announce "Blue BBQs," hosted for seniors at the South Boston senior housing developments on Thursday evenings during the summer. For more information on any of these events, please contact the C-6 Community Service Office at 617-343-4747. All are welcome, and the more the merrier! 

One Less Gun: Boston Police and Transit Police officers track down and arrest suspect in possession of firearm, ammunition, and ballistic vest

At about noon on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person with a firearm in the area of 39 Boylston Street. Officers were met by a security officer at that location who advised officers that earlier that day a male attempted to enter the facility with a loaded firearm in his waistband, as well as several magazines and a box of ammunition in his bag. The male produced a Pennsylvania License to Carry ID that the security officer inspected and photographed, but he advised the male that firearms were not allowed inside the facility. The male left with his firearm and stated that he would return later. Further investigation by Boston police officers revealed that the male, identified as 23-year-old Robert E. Goodson of Etna, Pennsylvania, did indeed have a License to Carry; however, it had been revoked one week before. Officers initiated an investigation and advised the security officer to recontact the police should Goodson return.

At about 7:45 AM the following morning, officers received a call from the security officer stating that Goodson had returned, was using the facility, and was not armed or in possession of the large red and black duffel containing the ammunition. After several hours of investigation, Boston police officers were able to locate the duffel bag at a baggage storage desk at the South Station Bus Terminal. Officers contacted the Transit police who maintain jurisdiction over the station, and the officers together determined that the duffel bag would be opened. Upon searching the bag, officers observed and seized the following items:

  • One Glock 23 semi-automatic firearm
  • Five large capacity magazines, three of which were fully loaded
  • Nearly 100 rounds of ammunition
  • One black Kevlar ballistic vest, a black neoprene ski mask, and black leather tactical style gloves

At about 4:10 PM that same afternoon, Transit police officers were able to locate Goodson and place him under arrest for firearm related charges.