BPD In The Community: Commissioner Evans Reads to the Kids at the Henderson School in Dorchester

BPD IN THE COMMUNITY: On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans spent time reading books to the children at the Henderson School (Dorchester).  As you can see in the photos, Commissioner Evans had a blast hanging out with the kids while reading Caps for Sale. Said the Commissioner, "It’s so important for the kids to see us in a positive light. We want them to grow up knowing how much we care about them and their safety. And, getting the chance to read to them gives us a chance to share that message.”

The Boston Police Department would also like to extend their thanks to the Henderson School for inviting us to spend time with the children. We enjoy building positive relationships with the students and look forward to returning soon!

BPD In The Community: BPD District C-11 (Dorchester) Senior Appreciation Boat Cruise

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the 3rd Annual Dorchester Senior Appreciation Cruise embarked on a three-hour tour around Boston Harbor.  The cruise was hosted by the District C-11 (Dorchester) Community Service Office and was co-sponsored by the combined resources of District C-11, the Bay State Cruise Company and PAL.  It was the district’s way of honoring the senior citizens of Dorchester with music, dancing, lunch and raffle items donated by Dorchester's generous merchants. The Boston Police Department would like to thank all the smiling seniors who came out to enjoy a day on the water and express our gratitude to everyone who worked hard to make this voyage a success. Job well done!

BPD In The Community: Officer Jeffrey Lopes Receives SPARK Boston Impact Award

On, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Officer Jeffrey Lopes was nominated for his work in creating "We Belong," an organization dedicated to empowering at risk youth with education to strengthen their neighborhoods and promote their communities' interests.

This year’s award category, Community Building & Neighborhood Improvement, reflects the diversity of styles and methods on how millennial residents embody the role of leader and changemaker. A selection committee comprised of SPARK Boston Council members reviewed over 125 nominations in order to select the finalists.

Officer Jeffrey Lopes is one of those officers whose dedication to community policing is changing the lives for our youth! Great Job Officer Lopes!

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 22, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers Arrest Female Twice Within Four Hours

 

At about 1:13PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), responded to a call for a larceny in progress at 318 Hanover Street (CVS), Boston. Upon arrival, officers spoke with employees at the store who stated they witnessed a woman, later identified as Angelina Damelio, 33 of Malden, steal multiple items from the store. Damelio was seen putting items in her bag. When an employee confronted Damelio she began hitting him with her purse. At that time Damelio began taking more items and fled the store. Officers were able to view video surveillance of the incident. A short time later officers patrolling the area observed Damelio at Salem Street and Cross Street where she was placed under arrest and charged with Shoplifting.  Damelio was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

At about 4:20PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), were walking out of roll call and made an on-site arrest for attempted larceny at the front desk of Boston Police District A-1 Station, 40 New Sudbury Street, Boston. Officers observed the suspect, later identified as Angelina Damelio, 33 of Malden, reach her hand through the six-inch gap of the safety glass and grab the front desk clerks tan leather purse, that was sitting next to a computer. Damelio attempted to pull the purse towards her and through the hole in the partition. Officers confronted Damelio, at which point she began to cause a disturbance in the lobby area before attempting to leave. Officers immediately placed Damelio under arrest for Attempted Larceny and she escorted back to the booking area. Damelio will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: Members of District B-3 Drug Control Unit Seize Significant Amounts of Illegal Drugs while Arresting One on Drug Related Charges in Roxbury

Keeping Boston Safe: Members of District B-3 Drug Control Unit Arrest One on Drug Related Charges in Roxbury: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, members of the District B-3 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were conducting a drug investigation in Roxbury when officers observed what appeared to be a drug transaction between an individual operating a motor vehicle and a second individual seen approaching the vehicle. As a result of their observations, officers approached and stopped the motor vehicle. The operator of the car, a 47-year-old male from Boston, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin) Over 100 grams and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Cocaine) after significant amounts of both illegal narcotics were located inside the suspect’s vehicle. A BPD Drug K-9 assisted officers during the arrest and helped alert them to the presence of illegal drugs which were hidden inside the suspect’s vehicle. In total, officers were able to seize over 80 bags of heroin, 13 bags of cocaine and over $1200 in US Currency.

Officer Seriously Injured while Assisting EMTs in Hyde Park

At about 5:20 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call to assist Fallon Ambulance with a Massachusetts Section 12 order in the area of 71 Central Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers met with the subject of the order, a 22-year-old, 5’10” tall, 160-pound male from Hyde Park, and advised him that there was a court order requiring him to go to the hospital. The suspect immediately stated he refused and took a combative stance against the officers. The officers again attempted several times to verbally convince the male to go in the ambulance to the hospital to no avail. The male then began swinging his fists at the officers, but one officer was able to grab the male’s shirt in an attempt to subdue him. A violent struggle ensued during which the male attempted to punch, kick, and bite the four officers while they attempted to handcuff him. The officers were struck multiple times on their heads and upper bodies. The male was then able to pull an 8-inch screw driver from his pocket and attempted to stab three of the officers and the EMT. Although the officers were able to gain control of the weapon, the male began to bite one of the officers about the head. Still unable to handcuff the male, the struggle for the officers continued when the male turned on his back and kicked one of the officers in the chest. He was then able to pull a second screw driver from his pocket and again attempted to stab the officers. Although the male continued to resist, the officers were eventually able to handcuff the male and place him in the ambulance. The male was transported to Mass General Hospital.

One officer sustained serious injuries and several more suffered minor injuries as a result of the struggle.

“I am extremely upset by this incident and the fact that some of my officers were seriously injured as a result of it,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “But I believe they used a great deal of restraint in their use of force, and I commend their actions and bravery. It goes to show that attempting to handcuff someone who does not want to be handcuffed is not always a pretty process; and sometimes it does take multiple officers and a great deal of force, even when the subject appears to be unarmed and average build, as this male was.

The male will be charged with Mayhem, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Screwdriver), four counts of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Screwdriver), ABDW (Shod Foot), and three counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

Great Work Recognized: Six BPD Women Awarded for their Service at 2018 Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony

 Pictured From L to R: Sergeant Detective Kelley O'Connell, Deputy Nora Baston (accepting award on behalf of Civilian Elizabeth Campbell), Police Officer Nicole Grant, Police Officer Kerline Desir, Police Officer Leoutrah Tabb, Civilian Jennifer Gillis

Pictured From L to R: Sergeant Detective Kelley O'Connell, Deputy Nora Baston (accepting award on behalf of Civilian Elizabeth Campbell), Police Officer Nicole Grant, Police Officer Kerline Desir, Police Officer Leoutrah Tabb, Civilian Jennifer Gillis

The Spirit of MAWLE (Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement) Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday night, June 19, 2018 at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. The Spirit of MAWLE Awards are presented to women in law enforcement who have gone above and beyond in the areas of leadership, mentoring, courage, community service, performance, and civilian achievement. The awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of these women. The BPD is proud to announce that the following Boston Police officers and civilians were honored with special recognition certificates:

  • Sergeant Detective Kelley O'Connell
  • Civilian Elizabeth Campbell
  • Police Officer Nicole Grant
  • Police Officer Kerline Desir
  • Police Officer Leoutrah Tabb
  • CivilianJennifer Gillis

From all of us at the BPD, we say, “Congratulations on this recognition of your excellent work, and thank you for your service to the City of Boston!”

Join Officers from the Boston Police Department for "Zumba with a Cop!"

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The Boston Police District E-13 Community Service Office would like to invite everyone to participate in "Zumba with a Cop".  The FREE Zumba lessons will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm behind English High School at 144 McBride Street in Jamaica Plain.  Lessons will run from June 21st to August 2nd. No experience necessary; we'll teach you everything you need to know--this is about fun and building relationships in our community! We look forward to seeing you there!

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect for Breaking into a Downtown Store

 

At about 2:18 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to 66 Charles Street for a report of broken glass to the front door of the Peets Coffee shop. Upon arrival, officers observed that the glass was broken on the front door, where it appeared someone had entered the store. Officers entered the building and cleared the store to make sure no one was still inside. Officers noticed a brick, broken in half, on the floor of the shop near the front door. Officers were able to view the company’s video surveillance system and observed the suspect look through the door, walk away and then return to the store smashing the glass to the front door. Once inside, the suspect is seen running toward the registers, where he grabbed two tip jars then ran out through the broken glass door, scraping the side of his arm. 

A short time later, officers patrolling the area of the Boston Common near Tremont Street and Boylston Street stopped a person fitting the description of the suspect that officers had viewed on video surveillance from 66 Charles Street. The suspect was wearing an orange bandana around his left arm as if covering a recent injury that was bleeding.

Officers placed the suspect, identified as Thomas May45, of Boston, and charged him with Breaking and Entering into a Building/Nighttime. May will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Respond to the area of Franklin Park for a Found Weapon

 

At about 8:49PM, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), responded to the area of 6 Jewish War Veterans Drive in Boston for a found firearm. Upon arrival, officers were met by the caller who stated she was walking along Jewish War Veterans Drive, on the golf course side of the street, when her child picked up a small frame semi-automatic pistol from a crack in a granite slab, located adjacent to the sidewalk. The mother ordered her child to put the firearm down and telephoned 911.  The caller walked officers to the firearm’s location where they observed a small framed 9mm pistol resting with the muzzle straight up in the air between the granite slab.  Area B-2 detectives responded to the scene to recover and secure the firearm.

BPD in the Community: Students from the Blackstone School Explore the High Seas with BPD Harbor Patrol Unit

Be it by land or sea, the men and women of the Boston Police Department are always looking for ways to strengthen the relationships we enjoy with our city's young people. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, members of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit enjoyed spending time with the kids from the Blackstone School (South End).

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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: Kim El-Amin

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate Kim El-Amin (aka Kim Amin) who was reported missing to the Boston Police on January 20, 2018. Ms. El-Amin is described as a 60-year-old black female from Roxbury. She was last seen a year and a half ago on the day before Thanksgiving on November 24, 2016 in the area of Country Club Blvd, Worcester, MA. Ms. El-Amin is homeless and is known to frequently go away for long periods of time but has always contacted family by telephone until recently. Ms. El-Amin is known to frequent the Mattapan Square area and Worcester, MA.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Kim El-Amin is asked to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-6677.

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.

Coffee with a Cop is Coming to Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan!

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The men and women of the Boston Police Department invite you to join us for our next Coffee with a Cop event in District B-3 (Mattapan) on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan. 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!

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 7
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 Officers Travel to New Hampshire to Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

 

Earlier today, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and officers from the U.S. Marshall’s Service arrested Andrew O'Brien, 29, of Rochester, New Hampshire, in connection to a non-fatal shooting which occurred in Dorchester earlier this month.

At about 3:00 PM on Friday June, 8, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) located an adult male victim who had been shot after responding to the sound of gunfire in the area of 9 Southern Avenue. District detectives established the suspect’s identity, leading officers to locate and arrest the suspect today in Rochester.

The suspect will be booked on fugitive of justice charges in New Hampshire and returned to Massachusetts at which time he will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

BPD 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 in District C-11 (Dorchester) 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 black male with a slim build, about 5'8"-5'10" tall, and wearing a black shirt and dark pants.

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 District 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 18, 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.