Traffic Stop of an Unlicensed Driver Leads to a Gun Arrest

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At about 1:50 AM, on Friday, July 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 197 Columbia Road, Dorchester.

Officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a red light on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop and observed the operator, later identified as Nilton Fernandez, 20, of Dorchester, talking to the officers through the closed drivers side window. Mr. Fernandez did not open the window but instead opened the driver’s side door. After further investigation it was revealed that Mr. Fernandez did not have a valid driver’s license and was placed under arrest. As Mr. Fernandez was exiting the motor vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm under the driver’s seat. Officers recovered a loaded Lorcin 9mm with one round in the chamber and 8 rounds in the magazine.

Mr. Nilton Fernandez was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.  He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

UPDATE: At about 11:37 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Adilson Barbosa, 22, 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.

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 Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 11:37 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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.

 

Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury

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Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury: At about 2:50AM, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol when they observed a black motor vehicle travelling at high rate of speed on Stanwood Street heading in the direction of Blue Hill Ave. In light of the vehicle’s high rate of speed, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Initially, the vehicle appeared to stop. However, as officers began to exit their cruiser, the operator of the vehicle drove off. In short time, the vehicle stopped a second time in the area of Warren and Quincy Streets. This time, the operator of the vehicle remained on scene. Upon engaging the operator, officers immediately instructed him to remove his keys from the ignition before exiting the vehicle. Once outside the car, the operator of the vehicle, 26-year-old Donald Brown of Boston, was placed under arrest for failing to stop for police officers. A pat frisk of the vehicle for weapons enabled officers to discover and recover a firearm determined to be a Walther .380 Smith & Wesson handgun. When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the suspect was unable to.  

Additionally, officers charged the suspect with the Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 8, 2019.     

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:03 PM on Wednesday July 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Michael Beasley, 29, of Norwood, on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a recovered handgun in the area of 2917 Washington Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were informed by a private security guard working at the New Academy Estates that he had asked the suspect to leave the property after a brief confrontation. As the suspect was walking away, the guard observed the suspect drop an unknown object which was later determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Titan Tiger revolver.  

Additional responding units soon located the suspect standing with a group nearby. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running, jumping over several backyard fences before finally being placed in custody in the area of 290 Highland Street. As the officers were walking the suspect to a cruiser for transport, they recovered a small plastic bag containing crack cocaine that the suspect had attempted to discard on the ground.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Roxbury Man Arrested on Gun and Trafficking Charges After Motor Vehicle Stop

At about 12:50AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, officers assigned to District B2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm and drug arrest in the area of Magazine Street and Kemble Street in Roxbury.

While patrolling the area, officers observed a motor vehicle travelling on Magazine Street towards Massachusetts Avenue fail to stop at a solid red light. Officers activated their lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop officers recovered a loaded Pietro Baretta .380, Model 84BB with thirteen rounds in the magazine. While officers were conducting a search incident to arrest, they observed a plastic bag with individually packaged plastic bags, believed to contain methamphetamine’s and a small bag of a brown powder like substance believed to be Fentanyl.  Officers seized more than $8,000 in U.S. Currency, 41 grams of a clear crystal white substance, 61 grams of a brown powder substance, 13 grams of a white rock substance and 43 pieces of a white pill with the name “Xanax” on it.

Thiago Teixeira was arrested and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Trafficking Class A, Drugs (28-99 Grams), Trafficking Class B, Drugs (28-99 grams), Possession with intent to Distribute, Class B, Drugs.

Investigation Update: Suspect Arrested in Homicide in the area of 107 Devon Street

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UPDATE: At about 10:05 AM on Monday, June 24, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit made an onsite warrant arrest in the area of 21 Garden Lane in Waltham. Officers arrested Lalance Smith, 29-years-old of Quincy, for an active warrant out of Dorchester Court for charges of Murder, Armed Robbery, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The facts and circumstances of the initial incident are as follows: At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Arnold Woodrum, 59, of Dorchester.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect and Recover Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 12:27 AM on Saturday June 22, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Dorian Henriquez, 32, of Roxbury, on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 225 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. During the initial incident, the suspect had been observed with a handgun during a physical altercation with an adult male victim inside the address. Officers stopped the suspect as he attempted to leave the area on foot at which time they performed a pat frisk and safely recovered a loaded .380 Keltec handgun from the front pocket of the suspect’s hooded sweatshirt. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in New Hampshire. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault and Battery and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Firearm Recovered and Three Arrested During Traffic Stop in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 7:53 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two males and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating without a valid inspection sticker. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the operator. The operator provided officers with a Massachusetts Identification Card in lieu of an active driver’s license. Officers advised the operator that his identification card is not valid to operate a vehicle. Officers requested identification from the two other occupants, a front and rear passenger, both provided their information verbally to officers. While speaking to the occupants, officers observed two open beer bottles and a case of beer on the ground in front of the front passenger, who appeared increasingly nervous. A query of the operator’s identification yielded the result of a revoked license, and with neither of the occupants possessing an active license, all parties were removed from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a plastic bag containing a pair of sweatpants, and inside of the pocket was an XD-9 Springfield Armory firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. Officers placed all three occupants under arrest. 

Officers arrested the operator, Ervonne Carter, 51-years-old, of Roxbury, the front passenger, Lashawn Bannister, 24-years-old, of Boston, and the rear passenger, Walter Coleman, 22-years-old, of Dorchester. All are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License. Carter faces an additional charge of Operating After Revocation as well as a MA Uniform Citation. Coleman is additionally charged with Firearm Violation with Three Prior Violent/ Drug Offenses. 

 


Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

UPDATE: At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Arnold Woodrum, 59, 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.

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.

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:11 AM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Jaquoiri Washington, 19, of Dorchester on firearm-related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Gayland Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they recovered a loaded .380 Cobra Enterprises handgun in the area where the suspect had been seated as a passenger inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Three Under Arrest, Drugs and Cash Recovered in Dorchester

 

At about 6:07 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019 members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 41 Ames Way in Dorchester. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered 157.16 grams of Fentanyl, 56.2 grams of cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

Officers arrested Eduardo Hecto, 19-years-old, of Dorchester and Adonis Pena-Robles, 25-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Substance and Trafficking Class B Substance. Hecto faces an additional charge of Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Substance. A third male, Alagi Hatten-Kallon, 25-years-old of Boston, was located inside of the residence and taken into custody on an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for charges of Malicious Destruction of Property, Threats, and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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.

 

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Fenway

 

At about 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 835 Huntington Avenue in Boston. Officers spoke to the victim, a livery driver, who stated he had picked up a fare in the area of 12 Boyd Street in Dorchester. The victim stated he drove the male to the area of St. Albans Street to complete the fare. The victim stated the suspect attempted to pay the victim with a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill, which the victim refused to accept. The victim stated the suspect removed a firearm from a small bag he had been carrying and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phones. The suspect took the victim’s property and fled into the Mission Park Complex. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

District B-2 (Roxbury) Detectives were assigned the case and hastily began their investigation, obtaining the identification of the male suspect. Detectives were subsequently granted an arrest warrant for the suspect. 

At about 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite warrant arrest of the suspect, Uhmari Bufford, 24-years-old, of Dorchester, in the area of 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.  

Bufford was arrested on an active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Armed Robbery.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, located at 2493 Washington Street in Roxbury. Captain Facey and several officers from District B-2, joined recruits from Class 58-18 to share a cup of coffee 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.

 

One in Custody and Firearm Recovered After Armed Robbery in Roxbury  

 

At about 12:22 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 86 Codman Park in Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a Lyft driver, who stated he arrived at the above location for a pick up when an unknown black male entered the rear of his motor vehicle, pulled out a firearm, and pointed it at the victim before demanding the victim’s cell phone and cash. The victim stated he handed over his possessions to the suspect who fled the area on foot toward Washington Street. Additional units arrived at the scene and began to search for the suspect and eventually located two males in the area of Academy Road. Officers approached the males, one of whom matched the description of the suspect who was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition. The suspect was taken into custody. Officers also located a cell phone belonging to the victim as well as his wallet, both of which were returned to the victim. The second male was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested David Walker, 20-years-old, of Dorchester. Walker is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Violation with prior Violent/Drug Crime Conviction, and Armed Robbery. 

 

One Under Arrest on Multiple Warrants and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

 

At approximately 8:20 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Columbia Road and Ceylon Street in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle parked at the intersection of Wayland Street and Howard Avenue. Officers identified the rear passenger, as an individual known to them to have multiple warrants and to possibly be in possession of a firearm. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in order to take the male into custody, but the female operator refused to yield to police. The operator fled from police before coming to a stop in a parking lot at the intersection of Columbia Road and Washington Street. Officers continued their attempt to stop the vehicle when the rear door suddenly opened and the rear passenger jumped out in an effort to flee from officers. A brief foot pursuit occurred before officers successfully apprehended the suspect in the area of 24 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way. Officers subsequently recovered a TCP Taurus firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and five small plastic bags containing crack cocaine from the suspect. The female operator, who was later discovered to have been operating the motor vehicle with a revoked license, was issued a citation, a summons, and was released from the scene along with the front passenger.  

Officers arrested Donell Phillips, 31-years-old, of Lynn. Phillips is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  Additionally, Phillips has multiple active warrants including a warrant out of Lawrence District Court for charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and a warrant out of South Boston District Court for charges of Operating Under the Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Class B Drugs. 


Recent Promotions: BPD Officer Promoted to Sergeant and One Officer Rated as Detective

Congratulations to Michael P. McHugh who was recently promoted to Sergeant, and Miguelangelo R. Pires, who was recently promoted to the rank of Detective. Earlier today, Friday, June 7, 2019, a ceremony was held at Boston Police Headquarters where Commissioner William Gross presented the officers with their new gold badges.  We wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 3:45 AM on Thursday June 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 11 Brookford Avenue in Roxbury. The officers had been called to the area due to possible drug activity and were speaking to several parties on scene when they observed a distinct bulge in the front sweatshirt pocket of one of the individuals, later identified as Alex Dalomba, 19, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Officers performed a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .380 Taurus PT 738 handgun from the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket. 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 and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.