Today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District B-3 (Mattapan) Sergeant Thomas Brooks and Officers David Lanteigne, Michael Goggin, Sean Daniely and Robert Robichaud as well as Youth Violence Strike Force Officers Shawn Butler and Matthew Conley: On May 2, 2014, Officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a home invasion in the 1000 block of Dorchester Ave. in which the victim had been severely beaten, robbed and bound with duct tape. Officers were provided with names of the suspects as well as a motor vehicle that one of them was known to operate. Sgt. Brooks met with Officers Conley, Butler, Goggin, Lanteigne, Robichaud and Daniely to track down the suspects. Officer Butler was able to connect the suspect to a particular motor vehicle through extensive research. Officers Butler and Conley proceeded to the area of 103 Evans Street where they located the unoccupied vehicle. At this time, Officers Butler, Conley, Goggin, and Lanteigne set up a surveillance of the address while Sgt. Brooks and Officers Daniely and Robichaud set up a perimeter. At approximately 2:10 AM, the officers observed two individuals carrying a broken safe and placing it in the trunk of the motor vehicle. Officers approached and detained the suspects. A pat frisk revealed a loaded handgun carried by one of the suspects. Officers also arrested two females as well. All of the victim’s property was recovered.
The level of work performed by these officers is exemplary, due to their diligence and persistence, they were able to apprehend those responsible for such a horrific crime.