Congratulations to Recently Promoted Sergeant Detective and Three Newly Ranked Detectives

Congratulations to the following Boston Police Officers who were recently promoted to Detective at a ceremony on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Boston Police Headquarters: Commissioner Gross bestowed the gold detectives’ badge to these deserving officers. 

Sergeant Detective James Moore, Detective Gary Barker, Jr., Detective Emanuel Canuto, and Detective Emily English. 

We wish you the best of luck in your new positions!

Missing Person Alert: Maria Fernandez, 13, of Boston

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department is issuing a missing person alert while seeking assistance from the public in efforts to locate 13-year-old Maria Fernandez of Boston.

Fernandez is described as a black hispanic female, 5’ tall, 100 pounds with a thin build, black hair, brown eyes. She was last seen January 11, 2019 at about 3:00 PM at the Indigo House in Arlington wearing a green coat with fur, black boots with fur and ripped jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Fernandez is urged to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-6677.

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).

Community members should also know that 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 Thursday, January 17, 2018

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

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.

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

Investigation Update: At about 7:33 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Terrell Williams, 22, of Roxbury on an outstanding warrant in the area of 182 Blackstone Street in Fall River. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted in connection to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:50 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, in the area of 4 Brinton Street in Roxbury.

Hours before the arrest was made, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant as part of this investigation in the area of 48 Bower Street in Roxbury. During their search, officers located and seized a 9mm SAR Arms B6 Compact handgun along with numerous rounds of ammunition and assorted large capacity feeding devices.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Armed Suspect After Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

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At about 7:33 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of 476 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle for a marked lane violation and were approaching to speak with the operator when the rear seat passenger, Davell Woodrum, 25, of Dorchester, who was known to the officers through previous interactions, took off running while pinning his right arm against the side of his body. Officers were able to catch up to the fleeing suspect a short distance away at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus 24/7 G2C handgun from inside the right pocket of a pair of basketball shorts the suspect was wearing beneath his pants. The suspect was then placed in custody without further incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal Level 2.

 

BPD Remembers Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman John Lynch Killed in the Line of Duty on this Day 111 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers Patrolman John Lynch: The blue flame at the BPD Memorial forever burns bright for those lost in the line of duty. On this day 111 years ago, January 16, 1908, Patrolman John Lynch, 28, was shot and killed in the line of duty by an armed robber in the area of Summer & Kingston Streets in Boston.  

Patrolman Lynch and another officer were investigating a store robbery at 364 Washington Street when they split up in an effort to locate the three suspects responsible for the crime. While separated, Patrolman Lynch came upon one of the suspects who shot him. Upon hearing the gunshot, the other officer ran to find Patrolman Lynch still holding onto the suspect. Patrolman Lynch would die moments later.

Lynch was laid to rest at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 24, West Line 15.

Although many years have passed since Patrolman Lynch’s death, the weight of his sacrifice has never grown lighter. To forever honor that sacrifice, a Hero Sign is posted at the intersection of Kingston and Summer Streets in downtown Boston. If you’re passing through the area, please take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
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.

Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of Geneva Avenue and Olney Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an illegal U-turn when they learned that the operator, Maurice Watkins-Cundiff, 26, of Brockton, did not possess a driver’s license. Officers removed the operator and placed him in custody without incident at which time they asked the remaining occupants to exit the vehicle. As the front seat passenger got out, he informed the officers that he was in possession of a firearm. Officers quickly secured the passenger, later identified as Jovani Miranda, 27, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .357 Rossi revolver with an obliterated serial number from the inside pocket of the suspect’s coat. The suspect was then placed in custody without further incident.

Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Miranda will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Watkins-Cundiff will be charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Firearm Related Charges After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury

 

At about 4:44 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 41 Warren Street in Roxbury. Officers were on patrol in the area on their department issued bicycles when they observed and approached Jerrell Greene-Martin, 19, of Roxbury as part of an investigation into a possible street level drug transaction. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect immediately took off running while clutching the right side waist area of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect on their bicycles until they observed him remove a silver revolver from his pants at which time, they dismounted. As the officers closed in on the suspect, he threw the firearm into the air, which struck a parked motor vehicle before landing on the street. Additional responding units quickly arrived on scene to assist taking the resistant suspect into custody. Officers then safely recovered the discarded firearm which was determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver. The firearm had been reported stolen in Washington in 2009. During the booking process, officers recovered a small amount of crack cocaine along with several strips of suboxone and cash from the suspect.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Violent Struggle During Drug Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 5:19 PM on Tuesday January 15, 2019, members of the District D-4 (South End) Drug Control Unit arrested Gerald Moore, 23, of Hyde Park, on firearm and drug related charges after conducting a traffic stop as part of an investigation in the area Blue Hill Avenue and Waverly Street in Roxbury. Officers had stopped the vehicle which was being operated by the suspect and were speaking to him when he suddenly exited the vehicle and took off running down Blue Hill Avenue. Officers caught up to the suspect a short distance later at which time he began to reach towards a camouflaged pouch that was attached to his waist area. As officers attempted to restrain the suspect, one of them clearly felt a handgun inside the pouch as he struggled to control the suspect’s hands while alerting the others to the presence of the weapon. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody while safely recovering a loaded 9mm Ruger SR9 handgun from inside pouch. It was later revealed the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Maine in 2018.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Distribution of Class B Drugs, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 4
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 Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Hyde Park

 

At about 10:00 AM on Tuesday January 15, 2019, members of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit and Auto Theft Task Force arrested Jason Martinez, 24, of Dorchester and Dionna Caruthers, 20, of Dorchester on drug related charges as part of an investigation in the area of Tower Street and Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. Officers applied for and were granted arrest warrants for each of the suspects out of West Roxbury District Court as well as five search warrants out of Dorchester District Court as part of this large-scale investigation. Officers were able to locate both targets travelling in a motor vehicle on Hyde Park Avenue at which time they performed a traffic stop. Officers removed Caruthers, who was operating the vehicle and Martinez, who was in the front passenger seat. Officers were then able to safely recover one medium sized bag of heroin with an approximate weight of 10.8 grams as well as one plastic bag containing 8 small bags of heroin in addition to another plastic bag containing 6 small bags of heroin. Officers also seized $3,640.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence.

Both parties were taken into custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Ongoing Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Firearm & Drugs in Roxbury

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At about 4:50 am on January 15, 2019, as a result of an ongoing drug investigation, the District B2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, City-Wide Drug Control Unit and the Boston Police SWAT team executed two search warrants, one for 5 Cardington Street, apartment.#1 and a second search warrant for the person of Rufus Davis, 52, of Roxbury.

The SWAT team made its entry and located Davis, who attempted to flee from a bathroom at which time officers took Davis into custody without incident. Once the apartment was deemed clear and safe the drug unit informed Davis that officers were there with a search warrant for Davis and his apartment.

A search of Davis and the apartment was conducted and officers recovered the following items:

A black Hi Point .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm with black electrical tape on the handle and 7 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition in the magazine.

A black digital scale

6 Suboxone strips

2 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition

15 plastic bags of marijuana

13 plastic bags of crack cocaine

As a result of the execution of the warrants, Davis will be charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession Firearm 2nd and Subsequent Violation, Armed Career Criminal Level II, Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute as well as Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute Subsequent Offense.





BPD in the Community: Boston Police and Boston Bruins Team Up to Discuss Fitness and Anti-Bullying with Children at St. Brendan's School in Dorchester

Last week the Boston Police Department, along with the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Athletic League discussed fitness and anti-bullying prevention at St. Brendan’s School in Dorchester. The kids were excited to see Blades, the Bruins Mascot; who gave them hi-fives and hugs. A few members from the Massachusetts State Police were present to support the program and talked about the importance of partnership and friendship. Fun was had by all.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 7

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 18

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

BPD Homicide Detectives and District B-3 Detectives Charge Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in the Area of 12 Halborn Street in Mattapan

 

At about 11:06 PM, on Friday, January 11, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 12 Halborn Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late thirties suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds. At the time of the incident the victim was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

At about 10:30 AM, on Monday, January 14, 2019, District B-3 Detective’s arrested Danny Nunez, 26 of Hyde Park and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  Nunez will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 49 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury

 

Investigation Update: At about 9:57 PM on Saturday January 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an unknown medical emergency in the area of 49 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was declared deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Edward Mowring, 70, of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers 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 those wishing to remain anonymous.