One in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday May 21, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 25 Perrin Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. During the course of their investigation, the officers safely recovered a loaded 9mm FMK handgun from inside the vehicle at which time they arrested the front seat passenger, identified as Mark Stokes, 27, of Dorchester. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by La Sultana Bakery in East Boston! 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by La Sultana Bakery in East Boston: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop early this morning at La Sultana Bakery located at 40 Maverick Square in East Boston. Captain McCormick and officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) shared a cup of coffee, donated by the owner of La Sultana, and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. 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.

 

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

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.

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

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One Less Gun: At about 11:07 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 8 Darlington Street in Dorchester. While on patrol on the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Millet Street in Dorchester. Due to the infraction, officers conducted a traffic stop in front of 8 Darlington Street. Officers spoke to the operator, who was not in possession of his driver’s license. While speaking with the operator, officers observed a gun holster on the floor beside the operator’s foot and subsequently removed the operator from the vehicle. Officers then located a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, inside of the motor vehicle. The operator was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Ernest Monell, 28-years-old, of Lakeville. Monell is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

Investigation Update: One Arrested for Homicide in the area of 95 Millet Street in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: At about 3:00 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit made an arrest in Brockton for a homicide in the area of 95 Millet Street in Dorchester. Officers arrested Shakeem McNeill, 28-years-old, of Brockton. McNeill is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court for Murder. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 8:42 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 95 Millet Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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.

 


Death Investigation in the area of 95 Millet Street in Dorchester

 

At about 8:42 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 95 Millet Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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.

 

BPD Officers Participate in Special Olympics School Day Games at Charlestown High

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and officers assigned to Area A were honored to be a part of the Special Olympics K-8 School Day Games event at Charlestown High School. Joined by Boston Public School Students, the event began with an opening ceremony followed by various activities and a ceremonial awards presentation. The day was topped off with an appearance by the BPD’s Ice Cream Truck which provided refreshments for the athletes!

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Individuals Wanted in Connection to Assault and Battery in South Boston

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Individuals Wanted in Connection to Assault and Battery in South Boston: At about 1:15am, on Sunday, May 12, 2019, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress in the area of 408 E. Third Street in South Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was kicked and punched by two individuals after a verbal confrontation regarding loud noise. According to the victim, Suspect #1 is described as a white male with blonde hair, about 6'01" tall, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans while Suspect #2 is described as a white male with black hair, wearing a black polo shirt and blue jeans. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District C-6 Detectives at (617) 343-4742.

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.

Commissioner William Gross Releases Statement Regarding Last Night’s Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a BPD Cruiser

Commissioner William Gross: "I am glad to hear that the young girl involved in last night’s incident is recuperating from her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. Investigators continue to investigate this incident, although preliminary findings are leading to this being an accident. The Boston Police Department works hard everyday to keep residents safe, and I can tell you that this is any police officers' worst nightmare. I ask for everyone to keep the young girl and her family in our thoughts as she recovers."

Boston 24: Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-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: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 16

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.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 4

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 19

Residential Break-ins: 8
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 Department and Police Commissioner Gross Celebrate Haitian Unity Day!

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross joined local families, community members and officers, and politicians at the Haitian Unity Day Parade in honor of Haitian Flag Day. It was a great celebration of the Haitian community —through the beautiful forms of music, dance, food, and entertainment in our city.

#BPDinTheCommunity: Smiles Were in High Supply During Opening Day Festivities for the Boston Area Church League at Clifford Park in Roxbury

#BPDinTheCommunity: Anytime there’s a chance to engage our city’s young people in a positive way, as there was during Opening Day festivities for the Boston Area Church League at Clifford Park over the weekend, our officers are always happy to offer their time and support.

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.