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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

BPD Officers Recover Large Capacity Firearm After Responding to Call for Shots Fired in Dorchester

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At about 12:34 AM on Monday May 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) recovered a large capacity firearm after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 68 Magnolia Street in Dorchester. Officers conducted their investigation which led to the recovery of a .40 caliber Glock 35 handgun with one round of ammunition in the chamber and a fully loaded 22 round magazine located next to it underneath the rear porch of 14 Woodford Street. The weapon has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.

 

One in Custody After Traffic Stop Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:17 AM, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest while on patrol in the area of Hutchings Street and Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they learned that the operator did not possess a valid driver’s license. The officers then removed the operator and two passengers, one of whom was later identified as Davente Monteiro, 19, of Roxbury. As officers were speaking with Monteiro, he became nervous and appeared to be breathing heavily. When Monteiro became evasive while in conversation with the officers, they performed a pat frisk and immediately recovered a loaded 9mm Glock handgun (SEE PHOTO) with an obliterated serial number from inside the front, right waistband area of his pants. The suspect was then 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, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and the operator was summonsed for his motor vehicle law infractions.

Suspect in Custody in Connection to Saint Patrick’s Day Armed Robbery in Roxbury

 

Investigation Update: At about 5:45 PM on Saturday May 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite warrant arrest of Chequan Griswold, 19, of Roxbury, after a brief foot pursuit in the area of 1985 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from an investigation into an armed robbery which occurred at about 7:19 PM on March 17, 2019, in the area of 78-80 Walnut Park in Roxbury. The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Threats to Commit a Crime.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Male for Attempted B&E in Roxbury

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Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 1:58 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest in the area of Warren Street and Copeland Street in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Ave and Moreland Street in Roxbury, officers observed a male leaning against a shutter door at 67 Blue Hill Avenue (Roxbury Energy Gas). Due to recent incidents of both commercial and residential burglaries in the area, officers decided to approach the male. As officers arrived at the business, the male was no longer in the area. Upon further investigation, officers observed a large pair of bolt cutters attached to the lock and the lock appeared to have been cut. Officers recovered the bolt cutters and searched the area for the male they had seen earlier. Officers located the male a short distance later and placed him under arrest. 

Officers arrested Trevor Walthall, 53-years-old, of Mattapan. Walthall is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Possession of Burglarious Tools, Attempted Breaking and Entering, and Attempt to Commit a Crime. A query of Walthall revealed an active warrant issued out of Roxbury District Court for Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to Commit a Felony. 

 

BPD Bureau of Community Engagement Meets with Youth Guidance Group at the John D. O'Bryant School in Roxbury

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On Thursday, May 2, 2019, The BPD Bureau of Community Engagement joined the BAM (Becoming A Man) Youth Guidance Organization at the John D. O’Bryant School in Roxbury. The organization does amazing work with the young men to give them the tools to become successful in school and in life!  

 

Suspect in Custody After Breaking and Entering at Roxbury Convenience Store

 

At about 4:30 PM on Tuesday April 30, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite warrant arrest of Trevor Walthall, 53, of Mattapan while on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Clifford Street in Roxbury. At the time of his arrest, the officers were aware that the suspect was wanted on several outstanding warrants stemming from a prior breaking and entering incident at a convenience store located at 338 Warren Street in Roxbury. During the initial incident, which occurred at about 1:00 AM on Tuesday April 23, 2019, the suspect was observed on security video breaking a front door lock as he gained entry to the store where he caused damage to a cash register before fleeing the area with an undisclosed amount of cash, tobacco products, a 50” inch television and other items of value. The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering, Unarmed Burglary, Larceny from a Building and Vandalism.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to One Arrest, Recovery of Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 12:49 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, members of the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 460 Quincy Street in Dorchester. As a result, officers recovered the following items: a Jennings Model J22 firearm, one  round of live ammunition, multiple plastic bags containing cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Angel Villar-Sanchez, 27-years-old, of Dorchester. Villar-Sanchez is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One, Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs, and Cash After Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle in the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Vine Street in Roxbury, resulting in the arrest of one and the recovery of a loaded firearm. While in the area due to a call for shots fired, officers observed a motor vehicle idling on the road, facing the wrong direction, matching the description of a motor vehicle in area during a prior call for shots fired. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator after a query revealed the motor vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. While speaking with the operator, officers observed two additional occupants inside of the vehicle. Due to the recent call for shots fired and the motor vehicle matching the description of that which had been circling the area during the shots fired call, officers removed the occupants from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition located in the area under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Further investigation of the firearm revealed it to have been reported stolen out of New Hampshire. Additionally, officers seized a large bag of marijuana and a digital scale from the vehicle. An undisclosed amount of US Currency was seized from the suspect during the booking process.

Officers arrested the operator, Andre Fielder, 22-years-old, of Mattapan. Fielder is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intend to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property. The occupants were identified and released from the scene. 

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Cadets Participate in a Day of Service at the Trotter School in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Yesterday, on Friday April 12, 2019, volunteers around the city came together to participate in a Day of Service at several area schools with a shared mission of performing general clean up and making improvements to the school grounds. Several Boston Police cadets and officers helped students and staff members at the William Monroe Trotter K-8 School in Dorchester by making repairs to garden beds, replacing mulch and soil while planting new seasonal flowers. Thank you to all our department members for their participation and thank you to our friends at the Trotter School for their warm welcome.

 

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested on Several Firearm Related Charges

At about 11:46 AM on Friday, April 12, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Marco Victorino, 24, of Boston, in the area of 138 Crawford Street in Dorchester on several firearm related offenses stemming from an armed robbery that took place on Monday, April 8, 2019, at approximately 8:00 PM in the area of 233 Humbolt Avenue in Dorchester. 

At about 11:40 AM, officers observed Victorino in the area of 138 Crawford Street and when approached, Victorino refused to remove his hands from inside of his sweatshirt and continually attempted to bend over at the waist as if to conceal or prevent something from dropping from his pants. After observing the handle of a firearm, officers recovered a loaded Taurus G2C 9mm pistol with nine (9) live rounds of ammunition inside of a magazine capable of holding twelve (12) rounds which is considered to be a "high capacity magazine”.

Victorino was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in Roxbury

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:55 AM, on Friday, April 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 arrested Alfred Brown, 60, of Roxbury while recovering a loaded firearm after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 2 Charlame Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he had just been shot at by a suspect who then fled into a nearby home. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the building before making a forced entry with the assistance of additional responding units from the Boston Police SWAT Team. Once inside, the officers were able to locate the suspect as he attempted to flee down a rear stair case at which time he was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Officers continued their investigation and soon located a loaded Colt revolver in an alley behind the house with the assistance of a BPD K-9 officer. It was later determined and confirmed that the weapon had been discarded by the suspect prior to entering the building.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500’ of a Dwelling and Armed Assault with Intent to Murder.

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest for Armed Robbery Warrant, Firearm and Ammunition Recovered in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 8:10 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, detectives and officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site warrant arrest in the area of 10 Smith Street in Roxbury. As part of an ongoing investigation officer conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested Keiver Gopaul, 28-years-old, of Dorchester on an active Dorchester District Court warrant for Armed Robbery. With the assistance of the K-9 Unit, officers recovered a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P Shield firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition from a secret compartment beneath the radio inside of the motor vehicle in which Gopaul was operating. 

Gopaul is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charged of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Armed Career Criminal Level 2.