Keeping Boston Safe: Today, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, in collaboration with outside law enforcement agencies including US Marshals, apprehended three dangerous felons wanted in connection to three separate incidents.
The facts and circumstances surrounding each incident are as follows:
INCIDENT #1: Suspect Charles Phillips, 29, of Boston was located and arrested without incident in South Boston earlier today. Phillips was wanted in connection to a stabbing incident which occurred on February 4, 2017. At that time, the suspect stabbed a female victim multiple times during an altercation in the area of 61 Monument Street in Charlestown. The victim was treated for non-life threatening stab wounds to her arm. The suspect is charged with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).
INCIDENT #2: Suspect Romando Joseph, 28, of Boston was located and arrested without incident earlier today in the area of 109 Mercer Street in South Boston. Joseph was wanted in connection to threats made during an incident which occurred on February 1, 2017 in the area of 1200 Blue Hill Ave. At that time, the suspect threatened to hurt, harm and kill several individuals. The suspect is charged with threats made.
INCIDENT #3: Suspect Johnathan Kirkland, 25, of Florida was located and arrested without incident in Dorchester earlier today. Kirkland was wanted out of Ocala Florida for Rape of a Child. Kirkland, who fled Florida in an effort to avoid and evade capture, was tracked down and apprehended by members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and US Marshals. The suspect is charged with being a Fugitive from Justice as he awaits rendition back to Florida.
Said Commissioner William Evans: “I want to commend my officers, as well as the outside law enforcement agencies who helped and assisted in our successful efforts to take three dangerous individuals off the streets of Boston. Today’s arrests should send a strong and clear message that the long arm of the law knows no limits or boundaries when it comes to apprehending any individual who thinks it’s okay to hurt or harm any member of our community. Our city is most certainly a safer place with these individuals in police custody.”