Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Downtown Daytime Stabbing

 

At about 4:40 PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 128 Tremont Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male victim suffering from multiple apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to Tufts Medical Center by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been stabbed during an altercation with two other males. Officers on-scene obtained surveillance video of the incident showing the victim arguing with an unknown suspect (later identified as 19-year-old Jaden Clemenceau of Mattapan) when a second suspect approaches and begins to stab the victim. The second suspect then handed an object to Clemenceau before both males fled the scene in the direction of Winter Street. Officers instantly recognized the second suspect, identified as 22-year-old Henry Vo of South Boston, from an ongoing investigation by the District A-1 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit. Officers knew this male to operate a light blue Honda Odyssey and frequently parked it on Charles Street. Officers were informed that Vo was also in the company of a female suspect. Officers canvassed the area and discovered the vehicle parked on South Charles Street. Officers approached and found Vo and the female suspect, 19-year-old Victoria Toledo of South Boston, sitting inside. In plain view of the officers was a large plastic bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine in the center console cup holder, a large amount of US currency, and what appeared to be a knife in an open bag on the seat. Officers took both Vo and Toledo into custody without further incident.

Vo was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs within 100 ft of a Park. Toledo was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs within 100 ft of a Park.

While processing this arrest, officers were advised of a walk-in stab victim at Mass General Hospital. Officers responded and found Clemenceau being treated for wounds received during his confrontation with the victim. Clemenceau was placed under arrest at the hospital and charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).