Suspect in Custody and Stolen Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:54 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Richfield Street in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a series of traffic infractions. Officers removed the operator, Julius Martinez, 25, of Dorchester, after he was unable to provide a valid driver’s license or registration. Officers then conducted a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 handgun from inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was placed in custody without incident. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Lewiston, Maine. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Investigation Update: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Roxbury

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At about 2:26 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Julio Soto, 27, of Brockton, in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant which was applied for and granted to investigators assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury). The warrant was sought in connection to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred on Saturday May 11, 2019 in the area of 1 Fairland Street in Roxbury. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

 



One in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

At about 1:49 AM on Saturday May 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Walnut Street in Roxbury. The officers were on directed patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the officers were approaching the vehicle, they observed the operator, later identified as Lorne Dyson, 51, of Avon, discard an unknown object underneath the driver’s seat. Officers conducted their investigation and removed the operator to perform a pat frisk which led to the recovery of loaded 9mm Kel-Tec P-11 handgun with a defaced serial number from inside the vehicle. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

 

One Less Gun: One in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Hyde Park

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 950 American Legion Highway, Hyde Park., resulting in the arrest of Jalani Tinnis-Edwards, 21, of Mattapan.

 During the traffic stop officers observed Edwards tense up while attempting to reach for a backpack off of his shoulder. Officers were able to prevent Edwards from removing the bag and immediately felt a heavy metal object inside. Officers unzipped the backpack and recovered a loaded Ruger A95 9mm with one round in the chamber and ten rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

 Jalani Tinnis-Edwards was charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury Court.

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Vehicular Homicide in the Area of Fottler Road and Hiawatha Road in Mattapan

Victim Identified: At about 3:22 PM, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call to assist Boston EMS in the area of Fottler and Hiawatha Roads in Mattapan. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult female, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Brenda Lee Keller, 57, of Boston.

At the time of the incident, the above-pictured motor vehicle was observed travelling on Hiawatha Road in the direction of Blue Hill Avenue. The vehicle is described as a black-colored sedan with windows that appeared to be tinted. The operator, who was last seen walking away from the scene towards Tennis Road, is described as a black female with a heavy build and long hair, wearing a white shirt and black pants.

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.

BPD Announces and Unveils Safe Exchange Zones for E-Commerce Transactions at All District Stations Across the City

EXCHANGE ZONES: As the number of residents buying and selling goods online continues to increase and grow, so too do the potential risks associated with these types of transactions which can sometimes involve meeting a stranger in unfamiliar surroundings. In an effort to keep these arranged dealings as safe as possible, the BPD is introducing designated “Safe Exchange Zones” at every Boston Police District Station across the city, as well as, BPD Headquarters. These areas are monitored via security video and available 24 hours a day. 

Please see the complete list of addresses below to find the Safe Exchange Zone nearest you:

  • BPD Headquarters, 1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, 02120

  • District A-1, 40 New Sudbury Street, Downtown, 02114

  • District A-7, 69 Paris Street, East Boston, 02128

  • District A-15, 20 Vine Street, Charlestown, 02129

  • District B-2, 2400 Washington Street, Roxbury, 02119

  • District B-3, 1165 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, 02124

  • District C-6, 101 W Broadway, South Boston, 02127

  • District C-11, 40 Gibson Street, Dorchester, 02122

  • District D-4, 650 Harrison Avenue, South End, 02116

  • District D-14, 301 Washington Street, Brighton, 02135

  • District E-5, 1708 Centre Street, West Roxbury, 02132

  • District E-13, 3347 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130

  • District E-18, 1249 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, 02136

 

Investigation Update: BPD Seeks to Identify Vehicle of Interest in Connection to Vehicular Homicide Investigation in the Area of Fottler Road and Hiawatha Road in Mattapan

UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in effort to identify a vehicle of interest in relation to an ongoing vehicular homicide investigation.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 3:22 PM, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call to assist Boston EMS in the area of Fottler and Hiawatha Roads in Mattapan. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult female, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of the incident, the above-pictured motor vehicle was observed travelling on Hiawatha Road in the direction of Blue Hill Avenue. The vehicle is described as a black-colored sedan with windows that appeared to be tinted. The operator, who was last seen walking away from the scene towards Tennis Road, is described as a black female with a heavy build and long hair, wearing a white shirt and black pants.

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.

Media Availability: Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Gross, Chief Long and Local Clergy to Discuss 2019 Summer Safety Strategies

Media Availability: Mayor Martin Walsh, Commissioner William Gross and Chief Greg Long will be sitting down and meeting with local clergy to discuss summer safety strategies for 2019.

WHO: City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, Chief Gregory Long, Command Staff, local clergy and elected officials.

WHAT:  Meeting with local clergy to discuss strategies and outlook for Boston youth and communities in the upcoming summer months.

WHEN: Monday, May 20, 2019. Meeting @ 12:00 PM. Media availability to follow.

WHERE: Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room.

CONTACT: Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Three in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Two Shotguns During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 1:16 AM, on Friday May 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested three individuals on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Crawford Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation when they learned that the operator, later identified as Brandon Jenson, 32, of Boston, did not possess a valid driver’s license. As the officers began to ask the operator to step out of the vehicle, they observed what appeared to be a shotgun resting next to his right leg, pointed down towards the gas pedal. At this time, the officers removed the operator as well as the front seat passenger, later identified as Bennett Williams-Rollins, 24, of Dorchester and the rear seat passenger, Giselle DeJesus, 22, of Dorchester. Officers then safely recovered the weapon from the driver’s area which was determined to be a Smith and Wesson Model 916A shotgun (SEE PHOTO). Officers also then observed and recovered a Harrison and Richardson Standard M48 shotgun from the rear seat passenger area as well as several shotgun shells from the trunk of the vehicle.

All three parties were placed in custody on scene without incident after it was confirmed that none of them were licensed to carry a firearm. The three suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Jenson will also be charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

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.

Two Males Wanted on Felony Warrants, Including One for Murder in Minneapolis, Arrested in South Boston

 

At about 11:05 AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019, detectives assigned to the Fugitive Unit received information that a suspect wanted for murder in Minneapolis, Minnesota was possibly in South Boston driving a trucking rig. Detectives, having also obtained a license plate for the rig, began patrolling the area with assistance from the US Marshals and the DEA. At about 12:25 PM officers observed the truck bearing the registration provided traveling in the area of Cypher Street and West Service Road in South Boston. Officers approached the vehicle and removed the occupants. The operator was identified and released from the scene, while both passengers were taken into custody for felony warrants out of Minnesota. 

Officers arrested Farhan Ibrahim, 20-years-old, of Minneapolis and Ahmed Rashed Ahmed, 26-years-old, of Boston. Both are expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on Fugitive from Justice charges. Ibrahim was wanted on an active warrant out of Minneapolis for Murder. Ahmed was wanted on an active warrant out of Minneapolis for Felony Assault 2nd Degree Dangerous Weapon with Substantial Bodily Injury. 

 

Death Investigation in the Area of Fottler Road and Hiawatha Road in Mattapan

 

At about 3:30 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call to assist Boston EMS in the area of Fottler Road and Hiawatha Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult female, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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.

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

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury  

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One Less Gun: At about 3:05 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Ingleside Street in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle completely blocking the crosswalk while waiting at a stop light at the intersection of West Cottage Street and Blue Hill Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infraction of blocking the crosswalk. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the passenger quickly duck down and then back up. A query of the operator’s license led officers to the discovery it had been suspended. At this time, with neither the operator nor the passenger possessing a valid driver’s license, officers removed both parties from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle before being towed allowed officers to locate a Charter Arms .38 Special Undercover revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from a handbag on the floor in front of the passenger’s seat. The passenger was taken into custody. The operator was released from the scene with a citation and will be charged with Operating After Suspension. 

Officers arrested Justin Martin, 25-years-old, of Milton. Martin is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense. 

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Great Work Recognized: Officers Assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) Honored for Their Actions in the Line of Duty

Great Work Recognized: While on patrol recently in District B-2 (Roxbury) Officers Joseph McMenamy and Robert Lemire located an adult male victim who stated that he had just been stabbed while pointing at a suspect vehicle as it pulled into a nearby driveway. Both officers immediately ran towards the suspect motor vehicle while Officer Conner Murphy, who was working a paid detail in the area, rendered necessary aid to the victim. In order to stop the bleeding, Officer Murphy utilized his department issued raincoat to apply pressure to the victim’s wounds until EMS arrived on scene. Simultaneously, Officers McMenamy and Lemire were able to apprehend two suspects after a brief struggle as they attempted to flee the motor vehicle. The officers later recovered a knife and other physical evidence from one of the suspects.

 The immediate response and seamlessly coordinated efforts by these three officers resulted in potentially life saving treatment of the victim on scene and the arrest of two dangerous individuals.

 For their efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a firearm in the area of 150 Dudley Street in Roxbury. As part of an ongoing firearm investigation, officers observed the suspect standing with another young male in the area of 40 Warren Street in Roxbury and continued their surveillance following the males to the area of 150 Dudley Street where they approached the two. While speaking with one of the males, officers observed a pocket knife in the younger male’s front pocket. Officers confiscated the knife, at this time, the second male attempted to push past officers in an attempt to flee the area. The suspect was immediately secured and officers located a Taurus .357 Magnum firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. The male was placed under arrest. Officers then attempted to place the male with the knife under arrest, but were met with violent resistance, attempting to punch one of the officers in the face. The male was eventually placed under arrest. 

Officers arrested Jeavoni Celester-Thistle, 19-years-old, of Roxbury and a 16-year-old juvenile male of Roxbury. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court with Celester-Thistle facing charges of  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, the juvenile is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. 

 

Officers Arrest 17-Year-Old After Motor Vehicle Stop Results in the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 12:42 PM, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 615 Warren Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers discovered a motor vehicle operating with revoked insurance. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency equipment and stopped the motor vehicle to further investigate the incident. While approaching the vehicle, the two male occupants were observed attempting to hurriedly to exit the vehicle. After being instructed to remain inside the vehicle, all of the occupants quickly complied. Officers notified the operator that the insurance of the motor vehicle was revoked and that they would be towing it as a result. The males were then safely removed from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Jimenez Arms INC T-380 firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition. The firearm was inside of a jacket which the passenger had been sitting on. The passenger was taken into custody. The operator was released from the scene but is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Revoked Insurance and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old male of Dorchester who is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm. 

Two Arrested for Armed Robbery by Knife in Dorchester

 

At about 7:44 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest of two individuals in the area of Geneva Avenue and Columbia Road in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers were approached by a male victim who stated he had just been robbed of his cell phone. The victim provided a description of the two male suspects and the motor vehicle in which they were operating. The victim further stated he was approached by the two males, one of whom held a knife to the victim while the other male went through the victim’s pockets and removed his cell phone. The suspects fled the area in a red motor vehicle toward Wayland Street. Officers searched the area for the vehicle which they were able to locate in traffic near the intersection of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.  Both the operator and passenger were identified as the suspects who had robbed the victim. Officers located the victim’s cell phone which had been discarded on Ceylon Street. 

Officers arrested Jikhalil Smith, 24-years-old, of Dorchester and Gus Braggs Jr., 22-years-old, of Roxbury. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. Smith and Braggs are both charged with Armed Robbery while Braggs faces an additional charge of Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Male Arrested for Multiple Warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in Egleston Square

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 10:36 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck in the area of 3084 Washington Street in Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim, a Boston Police Officer, lying on the ground in front of the above location. The officer stated he had observed the male suspect, who was known to have multiple active warrants, in the area of the above location. The officer approached the male and notified him of the active warrant and stated that he was under arrest. At this time, the suspect violently pulled away from the officer in an attempt to evade arrest and continued to flee away from the officer. The officer gave chase across Washington Street and passed behind a large truck. At this time, both the officer and the suspect were struck by a motor vehicle traveling from Columbus Avenue towards School Street. The officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, was also transported to a local hospital where he will remain until he is able to be booked. The operator of the motor vehicle remained on scene and no citations have been issued at this time.   

The suspect has been identified as Wilfredo Burgos, 39-years-old, of Roxbury. Burgos is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Court on charges of Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in addition to multiple active warrants including a warrant out of East Brookfield District Court for Operating with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, Worcester District Court for Operating with a Suspended License, and Roxbury District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Subsequent Offense, Larceny under $1200.00, Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Receiving Lost Credit Card, and Receiving Improper Credit Card. 

 


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-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: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

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.