Officers Arrest One for Assault to Murder After Striking Officers with Stolen Motor Vehicle in South Boston

 

At about 11:27 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018, an officer working a paid detail in the area of 1436 Columbia Road was notified that a truck had been stolen from the construction site. The detail officer broadcast a description of the suspect and the vehicle. Another officer working a paid detail in the area observed the stolen motor vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. With his emergency equipment activated (lights and sirens) the officer followed the suspect vehicle into Dorchester. Multiple attempts to stop the suspect were unsuccessful. The suspect struck several parked motor vehicles before backing into the officer’s cruiser. Additional units arrived on scene and continued their attempts to stop the vehicle. As an officer exited his cruiser, the suspect drove towards the officer and struck him with the stolen truck. Officers were able to stop the suspect in the area of 192 Boston Street in Dorchester. Both officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested Robert Bjorkman, 49-years-old, of Middleboro. Bjorkman is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Assault to Murder, Malicious Destruction of Property, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Leaving the Scene Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest. 

 

Thank You to Our Veterans

On this Veterans Day, the men and women of the Boston Police Department would like to  honor and thank all who have served and sacrificed while protecting the United States of America. Today, we recognize those who have protected and safeguarded the liberties and freedoms that define our Country. For their selfless service and unwavering dedication to the USA, we say thank you to all of our Veterans. 

 

BPD in the Community: Hi-5-Friday Stops by the Paul A. Dever School in Dorchester

Hi-5-Friday stops by the Paul A. Dever School in Dorchester: Earlier this morning smiles were seen on the faces of students as they were welcomed with plenty of Hi 5’s by Boston Police Officers. When kids see police officers, we want them to see people who care about keeping them safe, and, “Hi-5-Friday” is a perfect way to send that message.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, November 9, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Male for Unarmed Robbery in Roxbury  

 

DAILY DOSE OF GREAT POLICE WORK: At about 2:30 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site arrest in the area of 48 Warren Street in Roxbury. While on patrol, officers were approached by a female victim who stated she had been assaulted and robbed of her belongings. The victim stated she was approached by two males and a female suspect. The victim stated the group assaulted her and stole her purse. Officers searched the area for the suspects and were able to locate a group matching their descriptions. Officers observed one of the males wearing the purse described by the victim as that which contained her property. 

Officers were able to recover the victim’s property and arrested Dorall Hilton, 26-years-old, of Dorchester. Hilton is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unarmed Robbery, Unarmed Assault to Rob, and Receiving Stolen Property. 

 


BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Visits with Students, Faculty and Staff at Brooke High School in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Earlier today, on Thursday, November 8, 2018, Commissioner Gross addressed students, faculty and staff at Brooke High School in Dorchester. The Commissioner was interviewed by an aspiring student journalist about his decision to become a police officer, his career with the BPD and ascension to his present position as Boston’s Top Cop. The Commissioner addressed several questions and topics while sharing his thoughts on the importance of education, pride, inclusion and tolerance. Students took the time to speak to the Commissioner in small groups and even one-on-one after the main presentation. There were plenty of follow up questions at the end of the Commissioner’s presentation which led to even more meaningful discussions, smiles and even a few hugs.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

 

Third Suspect in Custody Days After Execution of Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in the South End

At about 11:30 PM on Wednesday November 7, 2018, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit located and arrested Angel Perez, 43, of Boston on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 70 South Bay Avenue in Boston. The suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection to an investigation in the area of 43 Dwight Street. During the execution of a search warrant on Monday November 5, 2018, officers arrested two suspects while recovering a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, 44 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of crack cocaine (see photo) along with $2480 in U.S. Currency. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trafficking Class A & B Drugs.

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Detectives Assigned to District B-3 Mattapan Recover Firearm After Executing Search Warrant

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At about 8:00AM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call in the area of 183 Harvard Street, Dorchester for a report of a person with a gun. On arrival, officers located all parties involved still arguing at the corner of Esmond Street and Harvard Street. During the argument, victim stated the suspect, later identified as Desean Clare, 28 of Mattapan, retrieved a black firearm from his motor vehicle, threatened him, and then proceeded into his own apartment.  Officers located Desean Clare and he was positively identified, placed under arrest and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

Later that evening, District B-3 Detectives executed a search warrant at Desean Clare’s apartment and recovered a medium sized sentry safe which contained a silver .25 caliber firearm with a black handle, 2 AK 47 magazines, and loose rounds of ammunition. 

Desean Clare will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Speaks at Back Bay Association Business Breakfast

WORKING TOGETHER: Earlier today on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Commissioner William Gross spoke at the Back-Bay Association Business Breakfast hosted by the Colonnade Hotel. Commissioner Gross spoke to the group regarding community policing and the importance of working together to solve crimes.  All in attendance were pleased with his efforts and resources he has put forth to combat crime in the city of Boston.  “When you see something, say something!”

 

#ICYMI: BPD Officers Help Promote the Grand Opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C.

ICYMI: Last month, on Saturday October 13, 2018, The National Law Enforcement Museum officially opened in Washington D.C. In preparation for the grand opening, Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty took part in a television commercial inviting people to ride along with officers from across the country to come see, hear and experience the museum together. The National Law Enforcement Museum is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. Please visit https://lawenforcementmuseum.org/ to learn more.

 

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Two Breaking and Entering Incidents at the Prudential Center in the Back Bay

 

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 2:11 AM on Wednesday November 7, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) located and arrested Cheval Holmes, 48, of Dorchester, on breaking and entering charges in the area of 53 Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay. Officers were aware that the suspect was wanted in connection to two recent breaking and entering incidents involving a kiosk inside the Prudential Center Mall during which a total of 30 watches were stolen. The two incidents occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday October 27th and Wednesday October 31st. Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident while recovering a screwdriver from inside his coat pocket. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Breaking and Entering (2 Counts), Larceny and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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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.

 

Boston Police Arrest Everett Man Wanted in Connection to Sexual Assault in Dorchester

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, members of the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit arrested Michael Squadrito, 40, of Everett for Rape. Squadrito’s arrest stems from an incident that occurred early on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  In the incident, the female victim was using a ride sharing service returning home from downtown Boston.  The driver of the service drove to a location in Dorchester where he sexually assaulted the victim.

Michael Squadrito will be arraigned today in the Dorchester District Court.  

In the interim, the men and women of the BPD continue to remind and urge anyone who has been a victim of a sexual assault and is in need of helpful resources to please contact the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24-hour hotline at 1-800-841-8371.

TIPS FOR ENSURING YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY:

• Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
• Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
• Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
• Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
• Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal residents that you need assistance. Yelling “Fire!” “Help!” and/or “Rape!” are ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need help.
• Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
• Carry a cell phone.
• Call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on your way. Make sure they expect you at a certain time, so that in the event you fail to show up, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.
• Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Know this: anyone at any time can be a victim of crime. Don’t assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”
• If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract, or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.
• If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or residence.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

Twenty New Detective Candidates Complete Intensive Training at the BPD Academy

NEW CLASS OF DETECTIVES: A new group of candidates have just completed their final preparatory training at the Boston Police Academy in their journey towards becoming a detective. Twenty Boston Police Department potential detectives culminated their training by processing a full "mock" crime scene, utilizing all of the skills they have learned over their four-week training course in anticipation of forthcoming promotions. 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables BPD Officers to Arrest Two Suspects following the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm, Crack Cocaine and Cash in the South End

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:00 AM, on Monday, November 5, 2018, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and District D-4 (South End) Drug Control Unit arrested two suspects on numerous firearm and drug related charges after executing a search warrant in the area of 43 Dwight Street in the South End. After members of the BPD SWAT Team entered the location and secured the two targets of the investigation, Luis Candelario, 44, of Boston and Jean Welch, 32, of West Roxbury, investigators were able to discover and recover a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, 44 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of crack cocaine (see photo) along with $2480 in U.S. Currency.

During the course of the investigation, officers further discovered that both of the aforementioned suspects had been mandated to wear GPS monitoring devices as directed and instructed given the terms of their probation. Both suspects informed officers that they had forcibly detached and removed the GPS ankle bracelets and, as a result of doing so, fully understood that in violating the terms of the their probation, were consequently wanted out of several courts within the Commonwealth including New Bedford, Quincy and Framingham on various drug related charges.

Both suspects will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trafficking Class A & B Drugs in addition to answering for their outstanding warrants.

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, November 5, 2018

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

Street Robberies: 7
Commercial Robberies: 3
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 30

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.