BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: Thank you to the community members, Transit Police, and Councilor Matt O’Malley who joined members of the Command Staff and officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) for Coffee with a Cop held at El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain this morning. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

Missing Person Alert Issued for 67-Year-Old Kim Doan 

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department is issuing a missing person alert and asking for the public’s help in an effort to locate 67-year-old Kim Doan (pictured) who was last seen in the area of 1 Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX theater at about 4:05 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Doan, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, is 5’4” in height and weighs approximately 120 lbs. She was last seen wearing a purple Northface windbreaker, black pants, eye glasses, and a baseball cap with FLORIDA on the front. Doan lives in Connecticut.   

Anyone who sees Kim Doan is asked to call District A-1 Detectives at (617) 343-4248 or 911.

Community members wishing to assist the search 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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27-years-old, of Randolph.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search 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. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 2

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.

BPD Traffic Advisory: Allston/Brighton Parade, Phantom Gourmet Food Festival, Jimmy Fund Walk, and Other Events

Special events taking place on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, will require street closures and temporary parking restrictions.  People coming into Boston to attend are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. 

Saturday, September 21 

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 3 AM to 7:30 PM.

  • Lansdowne Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

  • Ipswich Street, Charlesgate East to Van Ness Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

  • “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

Ipswich Street, both sides, 1249 Boylston Street to Charlesgate East; and, north side, Charlesgate East to Boylston Street at Hemenway Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Boston University Spirit Parade will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 11 AM to 2 PM.

  • Bay State Road, Raleigh Street to Granby Street (Granby Street to #264 is private property and not covered by the City of Boston’s permit.)  

Sunday, September 22

 

The Allston Brighton Parade, the Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk and the Allston Village Street Fair will take place in Allston/Brighton.

The Allston Brighton Parade formation will take place on Brighton Avenue outbound from Chester Street to Harvard Avenue.  The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed along Brighton Avenue, to Union Square, to Cambridge Street, to Brighton Center, along Washington Street, into Oak Square.

The Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk will begin at 12 PM at #181 Brighton Avenue, turn left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Washington Street, turn around at Washington and Fairbanks Street, return along the parade route to #181 Brighton Avenue. 

The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 12 Noon to 4 PM. 

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 8 PM for the Allston Village Street Fair.

  • Harvard Avenue, Allston, between Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue

  • Farrington Street, Allston, between Harvard Avenue and Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, between Harvard Avenue and Linden Street

  • Harvard Terrace, from Harvard Avenue to its end 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows for these events.

  • Brighton Avenue, outbound roadway, Malvern Street to Harvard Avenue; and north side, outbound roadway, Harvard Avenue to Cambridge Street

  • Faneuil Street, park side, opposite Adair Street to opposite #365 Faneuil Street

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, Brighton Avenue to Washington Street

  • Washington Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Oak Street

  • Harvard Avenue, both sides, Cambridge Street to Brighton Avenue

  • Harvard Terrace, both sides, Harvard Avenue to the Dead End

  • Farrington Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Linden Street 

The Jimmy Fund Walk will require the following street to be closed to traffic from approximately 5 AM to 8 PM.

  • Dartmouth Street, Saint James Avenue to Boylston Street.

In addition, traffic delays should be expected along the following two walk routes.

The Jimmy Fund Walk will begin at 9 AM: Enters the City of Boston at Boston College, Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, left onto Beacon Street, through the Town of Brookline, continuing on Beacon Street, to Kenmore Square, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, ending at Copley Square.

The Patients Walk will begin at 1:30 PM: Longwood Avenue, across Brookline Avenue and the Riverway, right to Kent Street, Beacon Street, through Kenmore Square, to Commonwealth Avenue, right to Hereford Street, left to Boylston Street, finishing at the Copley Square Park. 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beacon Street, inbound, Munson Street to opposite #712 Beacon Street

  • Boylston Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

  • Blagden Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

  • Brookline Avenue, even side, Deaconess Road toward Francis Street, including the loading zone and the first four metered parking spaces

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Trinity Place, both sides, Stuart Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

  • Cleveland Circle, Chestnut Hill Avenue, Cassidy Playground parking area meters 

The WKLB Country 102.5 Street Party will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 11 PM.

  • Lansdown Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Beacon Hill Fall Fest will require the following street closures.

  • Mount Vernon Street, Charles Street to Brimmer Street, closed to traffic 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Charles Street, Charles Circle/Cambridge Street to Beacon Street, closed to traffic 11 AM to 5 PM.

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM”

  • Charles Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street

  • Mount Vernon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Brimmer Street

  • River Street, both sides, Mount Vernon Street to Lime Street

 

Officers in South Boston Arrest One Suspect After Recovering a Firearm

At about 5:09 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 220 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.

Upon arrival, officers observed two motor vehicles parked in the middle of Dorchester Avenue with their doors open. The motor vehicles appeared to have been in an accident and the suspect, later identified as Danh Nguyen, 29, of Dorchester, was standing next to one of the motor vehicles. Due to the nature of the call, officers immediately conducted a pat-frisked and recovered an unloaded 9mm Sig Sauer P320 Pistol inside of a fanny pack, along with two fully loaded ten round magazines.

After further investigation it was revealed that after the motor vehicle accident and before police arrival, Mr. Nguyen was observed exiting his motor vehicle with the Sig Sauer Pistol in his hand as he approached the driver's side window of the victim’s motor vehicle.

Danh Nguyen was arrested and charged with; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Nguyen will be arraigned in South Boston District Court. 

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

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.

City of Boston Credit Union and Boston Police Runners Club Present Boston Police Department with $500,000 to Support Renewed Focus on Officer Health & Wellness

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross today joined the City of Boston Credit Union, Boston Police Runners Club, and Boston Police unions to announce the Boston Police Department Health and Wellness Team. The newly created initiative will be supported through $500,000 in initial funding from the Credit Union and Runners Club that will allow the BPD to provide services and programs necessary for improved health and safety of officers.

“The home lives and professional lives of our first responders are intertwined - supporting them with tools and resources to lead healthy lives is our top priority,” Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said.  “Financial security along with physical and mental health are keys to keeping them safe on the job and leading fulfilling lives at home.”

The Boston Police Department’s Health and Wellness Team (HWT) is dedicated to providing the programs, resources and referral services necessary for the overall needs of BPD personnel. The development of the HWT will allow health ambassadors to deploy across the city to develop personal relationships throughout the department - going district by district and division by division - identifying the concerns of first responders to better align resources with individual and group needs.  

In 2018, the Boston Police Department (BPD) endured the loss of several officers due to health and wellness issues ranging from heart attacks, strokes, cancer and suicide, creating a need for a renewed focus on the health and wellness services provided to officers across the department.

“No one in our community should feel alone - most especially those that answer the call every day to protect and serve us, our neighbors and our city,” President and CEO of the City of Boston Credit Union said.  “We can do more and together with the Commissioner and his staff, we will find better ways to support our officers as they support and provide comfort to us in our times of great need.”

In addition to the $250,000 grant, the City of Boston Credit Union continues to support the Boston Police Department through Financial Education and Literacy programs with newly appointed cadets.

“We’re grateful to BPD leadership for taking the action necessary to provide comprehensive support to department members,” said Cecil Jones, Boston Police Sergeant Detective, City of Boston Credit Union Director and President of the Boston Police Runners Club. “This funding will help continue our work to create a healthier environment and wellness opportunities for the men and women of the department who are committed to serving our community every day.” 

Death Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search 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. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Weekend Update and Public Journal for Monday, September 16, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 11

Street Robberies: 9
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 9
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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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.

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Arrest B&E Suspect Trying to Flee the Scene

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Arrest B&E Suspect Trying to Flee the Scene: At about 11:17pm, on Sunday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person breaking into a store front at 980 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester. According to the caller, a male suspect, wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants, was seen smashing the glass front door of the T-Mobile Store with a metal bat. On arrival, officers learned that the suspect was seen running down Dorchester Ave towards Sudan Street. A search of the immediate area enabled officers to locate a person matching the description of the suspect in the area of Auckland and Belfort Streets. Upon seeing the suspect, officers promptly noted that the suspect had a t-shirt wrapped around his right hand which appeared to have been bleeding. Further, while approaching the suspect, officers heard the sound of a metal object hitting the ground. A search of the area within close proximity to where the suspect was standing enabled officers to recover a metal bat found lying underneath a motor vehicle.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old male from Boston and charged him with the following:

  • Breaking & Entering a Building at Nighttime

  • Possession of a Burglarious Instrument (metal bat)

  • Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:30 AM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, with the assistance of members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, executed a search warrant in the area of 70 Lyndhurst Street in Dorchester. During the execution of the search warrant, officers safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 firearm (see photo) with a defaced serial number containing 27 rounds of ammunition, 2 thirty round magazines, as well as a quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials, and other evidence of the selling of illegal drugs. As a result, officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Nyjulius Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (2 Counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

Search Warrant Leads to One Arrest, Recovery of Firearm, Drugs, and Cash in Mattapan

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 1:42 PM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Neighbor Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant of a residence that was located in the area of 27 Newcroft Circle in Mattapan. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items:

  • 10 medium plastic bags containing crack cocaine

  • Fifty-four rounds of live ammunition

  • An undisclosed amount of US Currency

  • One Taurus PT945 .45 caliber silver-colored firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Michael Tulloch, 38-years-old, of Mattapan. Tulloch is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on the following charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

  • Trafficking Class B Drugs

  • Possession of Class A Drugs

 

Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm After Lengthy Foot Chase in the South End

 

One Less Gun: At about 11:41 AM on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 851 Harrison Avenue in the South End. While en route to the scene, officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect, who was noted to have a ripped sweatshirt due to a physical altercation with a store clerk at the business located at the aforementioned address. Officers observed the male who, upon seeing officers, immediately broke off from a larger group and fled officers in a full sprint. Officers pursued the suspect to the area of 102 Camden Street where he was taken into custody. Upon retracing the suspect’s escape route, officers located Colt Automatic .25 caliber firearm loaded with four live rounds of ammunition as well as the suspect’s discarded ripped sweatshirt. 

Concurrently, additional officers spoke to the victim who stated the suspect had entered the store and attempted to purchase some food, but possessed insufficient funds. The victim stated he gave the victim the food anyways. The victim stated the suspect began asking customers inside of the store for spare change before demanding additional food items from the victim. The victim stated he approached the suspect and asked him to leave the store due to his behavior. The victim stated at this time, the suspect attacked the victim, punching him in the head. An additional staff member attempted to break up the altercation between the victim and the suspect. The victim stated the suspect then pulled a firearm from his waist and struck the intervening employee in the head. Eventually the victims were able to remove the suspect from the store. The victim stated the suspect then pointed the firearm at one of the victims before threatening him and fleeing the scene. 

Officers arrested Steven Huntley, 37-years-old, of Boston. Huntley is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class E Drugs, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and two counts of Assault and Battery. Additionally, Huntley was discovered to have an active default warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court for three counts of Armed Robbery while Masked. 

 

BPD in the Community: Looking Back on the 2019 Women In Blue Summer Camp

BPD in the Community: Over this past summer, officers assigned to the BPD Bureau of Community Engagement hosted young women from across our city for the Women in Blue Summer Camp. The camp was created in conjunction with the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) and gave the girls up close and personal access to several to specialized units within the department while meeting with several female political and civic leaders. Please enjoy the attached video as we reflect on a wonderful summer full of many happy memories.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, September 13, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.