BPD Seeks the Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person Responsible for Vandalism Done to Several Memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan

BOSTON POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL

BPD Seeks the Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Person Responsible for Vandalism Done to Several Memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan: Earlier today, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, where several memorial monuments including one which is dedicated to fallen Boston Police officers, were reported vandalized. The Boston Police Relief Association Memorial (see photo) was erected in honor and memory of officers who have passed away. Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation which remains active and ongoing at this time. Additional vandalized memorials include the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI & WWII monument altar, Knights of Columbus and Free Masons memorials.

Said Police Commissioner William Gross, “How incredibly distasteful and disheartening it is to learn about the damage done to the memorials at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan. Clearly, these memorials are meant to honor and show great respect to those, whether they be veterans or police officers, who spent a lifetime in dedicated service to our city and nation. I find it beyond reprehensible and wrong that anyone would think it okay to damage and desecrate such hallowed grounds. Clearly, we hope to quickly identify and hold accountable the person responsible for these misguided and hateful actions.”

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

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.

 

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 9:35 PM on Monday March 18, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Verenisa Valdez, 25, of Jamaica Plain on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 226 Washington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle with an expired registration which was being operated by the suspect at the time. Officers removed the suspect and placed her in custody without incident at which time they recovered a loaded .45 caliber Glock 38 handgun from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.  

 

Investigation Update: Malden Man Arrested in Connection to Sexual Assault in South End

INVESTIGATION UPDATE:

On Monday, March 18, 2019, Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit Detectives arrested Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24 of Malden. Detectives sought a warrant out of Boston Municipal court for Assault and Battery, Indecent Assault and Battery and Assault with intent to Rape in connection to a sexual assault that occurred Sunday, March 17, 2019, at about 2:00 PM at a business establishment on Harrison Avenue in the South End. 

Smith-Pacheco was arrested in Malden and will be transported back to Boston, District D-4 (South End) for booking and is expected to be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court.

 

BPD Photo of the Day: Thank You to Our Law Enforcement Partners for Their Assistance at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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BPD Photo of the Day: Our officers assigned to the BPD Citywide Bicycle Unit are grateful for the assistance rendered by the Massachusetts State Police and UMASS Boston Police Department at yesterday’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. As a result of a partial call out for regional assistance, 60 officers were mobilized along and around the parade route to assist with public safety. For larger scale events in the city, the “Cobra Team”, as it’s called, can grow to upwards of 150 officers with the assistance of other local law enforcement agencies. We thank our officers for their work yesterday and we thank our partners for their help which resulted in another successful and safe parade day.

 

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

Vehicle Thefts: 10
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins: 10
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.

Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out to Enjoy the 118th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston

118th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The Boston Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the 118th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston yesterday. The members of the community who celebrated responsibly made the festive day memorable for all.

During the course of the event, the BPD issued 128 citations for public drinking, two marijuana citations, three license premise violations and arrested three males on various charges:

  • A 17-year-old male from Easton was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

  • A 20-year-old male from Taunton was charged with Affray and Assault and Battery.

  • A 22-year-old male from Green Harbor was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

All arrestees have since been arraigned in South Boston District Court.

We are grateful to all of our officers and department members who worked hard to ensure the safety of the parade participants and spectators along the route. Once again, we thank everyone who helped to make this event the family focused day it’s intended to be. 

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help In Effort to ID Suspect Wanted in Connection to Sexual Assault in South End

BPD Seeks Public’s Help In Effort to ID Suspect Wanted in Connection to Sexual Assault in South End: The BPD is releasing an image of a person wanted in connection to a sexual assault which occurred earlier today, Sunday, March 17, 2019, at about 2:00pm at a business establishment on Harrison Ave in the South End. 

Anyone with information relative to the suspect’s identity is asked to call detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400.

Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

BPD Remembers the Service of Patrolman Francis B. Johnson Killed in the Line of Duty 50 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: On this day 50 years ago, March 17, 1969, Boston Police Patrolman Francis B. Johnson was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance at a tavern in the area of Kneeland Street and Tremont Street in Downtown Boston. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Johnson was 51 years of age at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for 27 years. He was survived by his wife and six children. He was laid to rest at the Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree.

Patrolman Johnson’s name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 35, West Line 6. His name is also on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters along with the Police Memorial at the State House in Boston. A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor at Tremont Street and Boylston Street in Downtown Boston.

Please join the men and women of the BPD as we take a moment to honor and remember his service and sacrifice fifty years ago today.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Yields Discovery of Firearms and Drugs in Dorchester

 

At about 11:16 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019, detectives assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) executed a search warrant in the area of 472 Washington Street in Dorchester.  As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items: a Bryco Jennings 9mm Firearm loaded with eleven rounds of live ammunition, a Colt MK IV Series 70 Firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition, six small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be heroin, three small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be Fentanyl, and three small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack.  

Officers arrested Dequell Golson, 26-years-old, of Dorchester. Golson is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Improper Storage of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession of Class A Drugs, and two counts of Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Officers in Roxbury Arrest Juvenile Male in Possession of Two Firearms

 

On Friday, March 15, 2019 at about 11:19 PM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearms arrest of a juvenile male in the area of 63 Codman Park in Roxbury. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area with multiple units responding from District B-2 (Roxbury) & District E-13 (Jamaica Plain).

The dispatchers provided a description of two males wearing black clothing running from Westminster Avenue through the backyards towards Cobden Street.

Officers exited their cruiser when they observed two male suspects walking at a rapid pace. One of the suspects began looking left and right while making safety adjustments to his front pockets.  Officers, fearing that the suspect was armed, conducted a pat frisk and immediately located a firearm in the suspects front pocket. Once the suspect was placed under arrest, officers found a second firearm in the waistband of the suspects pants.

A Titan Tiger 38 SPL Revolver and a Smith & Wesson “Airweight” .38 SPL Revolver was recovered from the suspect. In addition, officers observed that the Smith and Wesson Revolver had five spent shells and appeared as though the revolver had been fired.

The 17-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester was charged with two counts of Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned Boston Juvenile Court.

BPD in the Community: Annual St. Patrick's Day Event with BPD Gaelic Column Held at Franciscan Children's in Brighton

On Friday, March 15, 2019, members of the Boston Police Gaelic Column and District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Officers stopped by the Franciscan Children’s Hospital to share their love of music with the kids and hospital staff. Everyone had fun interacting with the band members and the kids even had a chance to play the drums. This has become an annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition that everyone looks forward to participating in.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, March 15, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Officers Make Arrest in Multiple Armed Robberies of Delivery Drivers

 

At about 12:48 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 25 Sutton Street. The victim, a delivery driver, reported being robbed of an undisclosed amount of money at knifepoint. Officers investigated the number used to place the delivery request. Officers found the same phone number was used in 2 other armed robberies —of delivery drivers, in the same area.

At about 6:10 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) executed a search warrant in the area of 67 Wildwood Street. Jashone Bullock, 18 of Dorchester, was placed under arrest for Armed Robbery and Intent to Rob While Armed. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2019 Traffic Advisory: Street Closures and Parking Restrictions in South Boston

PARADE PREP: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as the South Boston Boys and Girls Club Road Race, will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The parade and road race will result in street closures and reduce on-street parking availability. People coming into the City for the event are 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.

The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 10 AM to 4 PM.

The parade will begin at 1 PM on West Broadway at the Broadway MBTA Station and continue left onto East Broadway, right onto P Street, right onto East Fourth Street, left onto K Street, right onto East Fifth Street, left onto G Street, right onto Thomas Park, right onto Telegraph Street, left onto Dorchester Street, ending at Dorchester Avenue. Disbursal will be on Dorchester Avenue from Dorchester Street to Damrell Street.

The road race will begin at 11 AM on West Sixth Street at the Boys and Girls Club and is expected to end at Noon. Traffic will be delayed along the route as runners make their way to the finish line. The route will be from West Sixth Street to Dorchester Street, right onto East Broadway, down and around the Farragut Statue at Day Boulevard, to East Broadway, right onto West Broadway, left onto E Street, left onto West Sixth Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club at #230 West Sixth Street.

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

  • Dorchester Ave, Both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Ave, and, both sides, from Dorchester Street to Damrell Street

  • Foundry Street, Both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue

  • West Second Street, Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to A Street

  • A Street, Both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street

  • Binford Street, Both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 45 Binford Street

  • West Fourth Street, Both sides, from A Street to Dorchester Avenue

  • West Broadway, Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street

  • East Broadway, Both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street

  • P Street, Both sides, from East Broadway to East Fourth Street

  • East Fourth Street, Both sides, from P Street to K Street

  • K Street, Both sides, from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street

  • East Fifth Street, Both sides, from K Street to G Street

  • G Street, Both sides, from East Fifth Street to #96 G Street

  • Thomas Park, Both sides from G Street to Telegraph Street

  • Telegraph Street, Both sides, from Thomas Park to Dorchester Street

  • Dorchester Street, Both sides, from Telegraph Street to Dorchester Avenue

  • West Sixth Street, Both sides, from F Street to Dorchester Street

  • F Street, Southeast side (Boys & Girls Club side), West Sixth Street to Bowen Street

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 3

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

Residential Break-ins: 3
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.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 7:24 PM on Wednesday March 13, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Hassaun Daily, 27, of Jamaica Plain on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Lorne Street and Wilbert Circle in Dorchester. During the incident, an adult male victim was approached by a motor vehicle being operated by the suspect. The suspect vehicle pulled along side the victim as he was walking down the street at which time the suspect made statements towards the victim while pointing a firearm at him. Officers searched the area and soon located the suspect motor vehicle parked nearby. When the officers asked the suspect to step out of the vehicle, he put the car in gear and attempted to flee. Additional responding units were able to block the suspect’s path of flight with their vehicles and convince the suspect to comply. Officers then removed the suspect and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 Sig Sauer handgun equipped with a laser scope from inside the vehicle. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Failure to Submit to a Police Officer.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 6

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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.

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury: At about 2:08PM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made a firearm arrest in area of Parker and Gurney Streets in Roxbury. Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Annunciation Road as a result of a shooting incident which occurred the day before inside the Annunciation Housing Development. While patrolling the area, officers observed a group of males loitering in a courtyard. Several of the individuals were known to the officers as a result of previous interactions and encounters. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the group slowly dispersed and began walking away from the area. As the group was leaving, officers observed one of the individuals get involved in a verbal altercation with a motorist. During the verbal altercation, officers observed the individual gesturing and motioning towards his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. Fortunately, the altercation ended without injury when the motorist drove off. However, the officer’s concern that the individual may be armed remained. In an effort to better understand their observations and concerns, officers, with badges clearly displayed, approached the individual and his three friends in the area of Parker and Gurney Streets. When instructed to remain on the sidewalk, the individual ignored the officers and quickened his pace in an effort to put distance between himself and the officers. However, after catching up to the suspect, officers conducted a pat frisk for the presence of weapons. As a result of the frisk, officers were able to feel and find a firearm in the suspect’s left pocket. When asked to produce a license to carry, the suspect stated that he didn’t have one. The loaded firearm (see photo) was determined to be a Ruger LCP .380 Auto Pistol. 

Officers arrested Dedric Dew, 21, of Lynn and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.