Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Call for a Person Shot in Roxbury

 

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 3:58 PM on Friday August 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects on multiple charges after responding to a call for a person shot in the area of 530 Warren Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds who was immediately transported to an area hospital for treatment. His condition is listed as critical at this time. While canvassing the area, responding officers observed two suspects, later identified as Dashawn Price, 23, of Roxbury, and Jean Cassamajor, 18, of Dorchester, fleeing the scene as they jumped over a backyard fence in the area of 120 Humboldt Avenue. The two suspects were detained and later placed in custody after being interviewed by detectives. The two suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275. 

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 help 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.

 

BPD Community Advisory: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Perform Flyover of the Boston Harbor and Waterfront on Monday August 19, 2019

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: This week, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial flyover along the Boston waterfront and over Boston Harbor in the late morning on Monday August 19, 2019 (see attached route map below).

The Red Arrows departed for Canada and the United States on August 5, 2019, and will visit more than 25 North American cities during their 11-week deployment. While in Boston, the Red Arrows will also take part in events promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The British Consulate-General, Boston will be hosting a social media contest with prizes awarded for best photo of the flyover shared with the hashtag #RedArrowsTour. The winner will be chosen by the Arrows themselves, so keep your eyes to the skies and have your camera ready this Monday morning! 

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Officers Arrest Two Males Following Investigation into a Shooting in Jamaica Plain

 

Between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, officers were able to locate two males who were identified during an investigation into a shooting which took place at about 11:52 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019 in the area of 279 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

Officers arrested Andre Raper, 26-years-old, of Jamaica Plain and Jerome Barrows, 22-years-old, of Roxbury. Raper was arrested at about 3:01 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the area of 934 Parker Street for an active straight warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building. Barrows was arrested at about 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the area of 277 Centre Street for an active straight warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Withholding Evidence from a Criminal Proceeding.

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 11:52 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 50 Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers received information that two unknown black males were shooting across Centre Street. With this information, officers canvassed the area, eventually locating ballistic evidence in front of 279 Centre Street. Officers additionally located an adult male victim who suffered a non-life-threatening apparent graze wound. Officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail.

 

Officers Arrest 25-year-old Male for Third Firearm Offense and Recover Loaded Gun After Foot Pursuit in Jamaica Plain

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One Less Gun: At about 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 16 Chilcott Place in Jamaica Plain. While on patrol in the area of 2030 Columbus Avenue, officers observed an individual known to them from prior interactions. Officers had received information that the male may be in possession of a firearm. Officers exited their vehicle and approached the male who immediately turned his back to officers before walking away from the vehicle. The male, who was wearing a fanny pack, quickened his pace and began sprinting away from the officers. Officers pursued the male, who jumped over several fences in an attempt to evade them. After briefly losing sight of the male, additional officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter. The male was located in the bed of a pickup truck in the rear of 16 Chilcott Place. Officers placed the male in custody after a brief struggle. Officers observed the male to no longer be wearing the fanny pack or his shoes. As officers retraced the suspect’s path of flight, they located his sneakers in close proximity to the fanny pack. Inside of the fanny pack, officers located a Glock 19 Gen 4 SYP936 9mm firearm loaded with fifteen rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Semaj Leary, 25-years-old, of Chelsea. Leary is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License 3rd Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 0
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.

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Sergeant Edward Q. Butters Who Died in the Line of Duty 90 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: On Wednesday August 14, 1929, Sergeant Edward Butters died while protecting and serving the citizens of Boston after succumbing to injuries sustained after he was thrown from a department vehicle while on duty.

Sergeant Butters, who was 61-years-old at the time of his death, had been employed with the Boston Police Department for 38 years. Butters is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, MA.

His name is located at the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 12, East Line 5. Additionally, his name can be found on the BPD’s Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters located at One Schroeder Plaza and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial located on the grounds of the Massachusetts State House near the intersection of Bowdoin Street and Ashburton Place.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Blue Hill Avenue on District B-3 (Mattapan).

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Andrew B. Cuneo

A hero sign and memorial plaque were dedicated to Patrolman Cuneo in October of 2011

A hero sign and memorial plaque were dedicated to Patrolman Cuneo in October of 2011

BPD Remembers: The Boston Police Department remembers Officer Andrew Cuneo who was shot and killed in the line of duty 98 years ago on August 13, 1921. Officer Cuneo, who was the first Italian-born Boston Police Officer killed in the line of duty, was shot while confronting an armed gunman on Hanover Street in the North End.

Officer Cuneo had been with the department for 15 years and was 44-years-old at the time of his death. Making his death ever more tragic was the fact that Patrolman Cuneo was survived by his wife and nine children.

Officer Cuneo is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Roslindale, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 7, East Line 6, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Officers Memorial at the Statehouse in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign and memorial plaque have been posted in honor and memory of Officer Cuneo on Hanover Street on District A-1 (Downtown).

Cops for Kids with Cancer Hosts Boston Harbor Boat Ride with the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit

On Monday, August 12, 2019, children diagnosed with cancer, and their families, were treated to a tour of Boston Harbor courtesy of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit. The boat ride, an annual affair for kids battling cancer at Tufts New England Medical, was arranged by Cops for Kids with Cancer! Created to give a much needed break to the children and their families, our officers look forward to this event each and every year.

To learn more about Cops for Kids with Cancer – please click on the enclosed link: http://copsforkidswithcancer.org

 

4th Annual Bike Ride For Peace Held in East Boston

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to participate in our 4th Annual Bike Ride For Peace at the East Boston Memorial Park and Greenway in East Boston. Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross welcomed cyclists of all ages as they got the chance to ride alongside some of Boston’s Finest as well as officers from the Chelsea Police Department. When we come together, we make our neighborhoods and our communities safer.  

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury

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At about 12:21 PM, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult female suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dora Sofia Chaves, 38-years-old, of Roxbury.

While still on scene, officers were able to establish the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to the stabbing who was then taken into custody.

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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

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Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester: At about 1:45am, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Stoughton Street when officers observed silver motor vehicle make an illegal turn at the intersection of Stoughton and Pleasant Streets. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency blue lights and sirens and were able to stop the car in the area of 70 Pleasant Street. Upon engaging the operator of the vehicle, officers immediately recognized him from previous encounters. While talking to the operator, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous and breathing at a rapid pace. When asked to provide his driver’s license, the operator stated he didn’t have it on him. When asked to produce the car’s registration, the operator stated that he didn’t know where it was because the car belonged to a friend. In light of the conflicting and confusing answers, officers asked the driver to exit the car. With the suspect now outside the car, officers conducted a pat frisk of the car’s interior. While frisking the vehicle, officers observed and confiscated a firearm (see above photo) found inside the vehicle’s center console. When asked if he had a license to carry the firearm, the suspect stated, “I don’t.”  

Officers arrested Khamaree Price, 20, of Boston and charged him with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Subsequent Offense of Firearm Conviction, Armed Career Criminal and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

The firearm was determined to be a black Hi-Point 45mm semi-automatic firearm.

BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester

BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester: At about 6:30pm, on Monday, August 13, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street in Dorchester after receiving information relative to an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm. The individual was described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts and black-and-white sneakers. In short time, officers observed an individual fitting the description of the person believed to be in possession of the gun. Upon closer inspection, officers noted that the individual was walking in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm as he continued to look around nervously while frequently clutching at an object in his waist area. Moreover, officers specifically noted an easily discernable bulge in the suspect’s right hip area and, the fact that, he was wearing a GPS bracelet on his ankle. While surveilling the suspect, officers observed the suspect enter a motor vehicle. At this point, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street. While approaching the car, officers observed the suspect hastily bend over in such a way as if to suggest he was trying to hide something. After ordering the suspect to show his hands, officers quickly pat frisked the suspect whereupon a loaded firearm (see photo) was found tucked inside the suspect’s right waist area.  

Officers arrested Arndray Love, 29, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.  The suspect is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court. 

The recovered firearm is described as a 9MM Ruger P89DC.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 18

Residential Break-ins: 11
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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 2019. The victim has since been identified as Aquil Muhammad, 18, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 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 help 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.