One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest 17-Year-Old Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 6:13 PM on Monday August 20, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 17-year-old male from Randolph after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 37 Larchmont Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they discovered a loaded 9mm Ruger EC9S handgun on the floor of the rear passenger area where the suspect was seated. Officers were able to recover the weapon and place the suspect in custody without incident. The juvenile suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Community Members Join Together for Dominican Festival of Boston 2018 held in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross joined the men and women of the BPD to celebrate with the community at the Dominican Festival of Boston 2018 in Jamaica Plain. Officers were in place along the parade route to ensure the safety of all attendees. There were plenty of smiles, flags, music, and dancing on display as a festive time was had by all!

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 12
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 32

Residential Break-ins: 9
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.

One Less Gun: Quick and Decisive Actions Taken by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm After Foot Pursuit in the Fenway

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At about 10:58 PM on Friday August 17, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested a 26-year-old male suspect from Lynn after responding to a call for a person screaming inside an undisclosed address in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. On arrival, officers entered the address and made their way to the basement where they heard a female victim screaming for help and the sound of an agitated male suspect behind a locked apartment door. After knocking and announcing their presence, and fearing for the victim’s safety, one of the officers kicked the door open as both officers then quickly entered the apartment. Upon entry, officers immediately observed a female victim being held down in a reclining chair by the male suspect. The suspect was holding the victim down with his left hand while pointing a firearm at the victim’s head, which the officers clearly observed in his right hand. As the officers approached the suspect, he immediately backed away from the victim and fled out of the rear apartment door into the alley behind the building. One officer remained with the victim as the second officer, now assisted by additional responding units, pursued the suspect on foot. After chasing the suspect for several blocks, officers were able to place the suspect in custody without further incident at which time they safely recovered a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

The suspect has since been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Home Invasion, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Arrest Made in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing in Downtown Boston

 

At about 1:40 AM on Sunday August 19, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 69 Bromfield Street in Downtown Boston. On arrival, an adult male victim was quickly located and transported by EMS to an area hospital for treatment of a serious stab wound. The victim remains hospitalized at this time while continuing to recover from his injuries but is expected to survive. Detectives conducted a thorough investigation which has now led to the arrest of Joseph Porter, 47, of Boston, in connection to this incident. The suspect will be charged with Assault with Intent to Murder in Boston Municipal Court.

 

BPD in the Community: Young Officers from the BPD Junior Police Academy Visit ‘The Hall’ at Patriot’s Place in Foxborough

Last week, members of the BPD Junior Police Academy accompanied Community Service Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) and District C-6 (South Boston) on a trip to Patriot’s Place in Foxborough. The young officers in training got the opportunity to tour ‘The Hall’ where they had fun trying on genuine Patriot’s gear and even took a few attempts at kicking an extra point.

Thank you to the Boston Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) for their continued support of our Junior Police Academy and for making special days like the one these kids had at Gillette Stadium possible.

 

Little Garrett Sings Along with Officer Kim Tavares at Patriots vs. Eagles Preseason Game

There is nothing like hearing the National Anthem —to get into the patriotic spirit before the game. But three-year-old Garrett, son of two Boston Police Officers, amplified the moment when he sang along with Officer Kim Tavares from his seat in the crowd. Little Garrett may have what it takes for a call to back up in Cop-Pool Karaoke!

Boston Police Officer Kim Tavares Sings the National Anthem before New England Patriots Pre-season Game vs Eagles

Officer Tavares Sings National Anthem: Last night, on Thursday, August 16, 2018, prior to the New England Patriots pre-season 37 - 20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Boston Police Officer Kim Tavares took center stage singing the National Anthem in front of the Foxboro faithful at Gillette Stadium and she once again did a wonderful job.

 

 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Gun-related Charges in Mattapan

ONE LESS GUN: At about 5:25 pm, on Thursday, August 16, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area Deering Road and Harvard Street. According to the BPD Police Dispatcher, after displaying the firearm, the suspect jumped into a white SUV with New York plates and fled the area. In short time, officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle seen fleeing the area. As a result, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the vehicle in the area of 106 American Legion Highway. While approaching the vehicle, officers had difficulty seeing into the car given fact that the vehicle’s windows were heavily tinted. As such, officers instructed the operator to open all the vehicle’s windows. With the windows down, officers quickly observed four occupants inside the car. Based on the severity of the call and heightened level of danger confronting the officers given the potential presence of a firearm, officers ordered the occupants to exit the vehicle. While pat frisking one of the occupants, officers felt and took possession of a loaded firearm (see photo). The firearm, with 6 rounds in the cylinder, was later determined to be an Armscor M206 .38 Caliber Revolver.

Officers arrested Chawki Ibrahim, 18, of Quincy and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan

Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan: At about 9:48 a.m., on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 27 Deering Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located three adult male victims, believed to be in their twenties, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.  The victim has since been identified as Yashua Amado, 29, of Mattapan. The remaining two victims were transported to area hospitals.  Their identifications will not be released.

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate 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.

If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to 2016 Death Investigation in the area of 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill

 

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, members of the BPD Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit located and arrested Kevin Fernandes, 24, of Boston, in the area of 31 Rugby Road in Mattapan. At the time of his arrest, Fernandes was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm stemming from a lengthy investigation conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. Fernandes will now face arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The original facts surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 7:39 PM, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill. 

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

#KeepingBostonSafe: Members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Seize a Gun, Drugs and Money in Dorchester:

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#KeepingBostonSafe: Members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Seize a Gun, Drugs and Money in Dorchester: Earlier today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, members of the Area B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant at 164 Seaver Street in Dorchester. Upon entering the location, officers observed and took possession of a a loaded .25 caliber firearm, a plastic bag containing approximately 38 grams of a Class B Drug (crack cocaine), a digital scale, numerous plastic baggies and $8,524 in US Currency.

Additionally, officers arrested Ricardo Blanchard, 29, of Boston and charged him with the following: 

  • Trafficking Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm in Commission of a Felony

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Motor Vehicle Accident in Dorchester

 

At about 7:50 PM on Wednesday August 15, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Shaquan Mason, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges in the area of 155 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.

Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle in the area of Neponset Circle in Dorchester traveling at a high rate of speed which was missing a front tire, causing visible sparks. The suspect vehicle continued to operate erratically, until spinning 360 degrees and coming to rest after crashing into a guardrail. Officers then approached and observed the operator exiting the vehicle while clutching a white backpack against his chest with both arms. The suspect appeared unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Officers placed the suspect in custody after a brief struggle at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Canik handgun from inside the backpack. Officers later located and seized four large bags of marijuana and nearly $3000.00 in U.S. Currency from inside the vehicle.

Shaquan Mason will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Resisting Arrest.

 

BPD in the Community: Cops and Community Members Have a Great Time Kayaking on the Charles River

BPD in the Community: Whether it’s by land or by sea, there are no limits to the lengths the men and women of the BPD are willing to go when it comes to building lasting trust and good will with members of our community. In addition to tried and true relationship building initiatives like Peace Walks, Flashlight Walks, Junior Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, we now give you Kayaking on the Charles. In fact, this past week, officers from District D-14 organized a wonderful event which attracted well over 100 community members who enjoyed an evening kayaking on the Charles River followed by a BBQ dinner. All who attended the event had a wonderful getting to know our officers. Said one of the officers involved, “This is all about connecting with our community members, hearing they’re concerns while interacting with them in a fun, friendly, informal environment.”  Said another officer, "We’d much rather meet you on the Charles River in a kayak than on Charles Street during a motor vehicle stop." Again, a well-deserved tip of the oar to the officers from District D-14 (Brighton) for thinking outside the box in the BPD's ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship we enjoy with the community we're sworn to protect and serve.

Special thanks to Charles River Kayak and the New Balance Foundation for helping make this special event as special as it was. 

 

BPD Investigators Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets

BPD Detectives Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets: Boston Police Detectives have identified the pictured suspect wanted in connection to a double homicide that occurred last month in Brighton. Nicholas Antoine, 20, of Boston, is wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Brighton District Court for two counts of Murder in addition to multiple firearm related charges. 

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Nicholas Antoine is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

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.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows:

At about 12:41 AM, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 15, 2018

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

BPD in the Community: Boston Police Flashlight Walk Lights up the Night and Brings the Community Together in C-11 Dorchester

FLASHLIGHT WALK: There were plenty of smiles on full display at the District C-11 #FlashlightWalk. Our officers had a great time meeting and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members. Flashlight Walks are all about coming together as a community and the District C-11 Flashlight Walk certainly achieved that goal. Thanks again to everybody who made it a point to attend last night!