Recent Promotions: The Boston Police Department Announces Three New Promotions

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Three members of the Boston Police Department were promoted earlier this afternoon on Friday, July 19, 2019, during a ceremony held in Commissioner Gross’ Conference Room at Boston Police Headquarters.  Congratulations to the newly appointed Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant. Good luck in your new assignments.

Promoted to the Rank of Temporary Captain:

  • Lieutenant Detective Darrin Greeley, Homicide Unit

Promoted to the Rank of Temporary Lieutenant:

  • Sergeant Detective James Conley, B-3 Detectives

Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant:

  •  Detective Darryn Brown, Homicide Unit

 

Two Suspects in Custody and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered Following Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

 

At about 4:15 PM on Monday July 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 14 Harvard Street in Dorchester which resulted in ballistic damage to an unoccupied motor vehicle. During that incident, two suspects, later identified as Teshawn Hector-Coleman, 25, of Stoughton and Daiquan Miller, 20, of Hyde Park, were observed fleeing the area on motorized scooters.

At about 6:20 PM, officers observed two individuals matching the suspect description operating scooters in a rear courtyard area adjacent to 30 Stratton Street in Dorchester. Additional responding units set a perimeter and were able to stop both suspects, despite their efforts to flee. Officers then recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY handgun located inside a storage pouch which was secured against the chest of Teshawn Hector-Coleman. Officers also then recovered a loaded .25 caliber Raven Model MP25 handgun from an under-seat storage compartment of the scooter which was being operated by Daiquan Miller. Both suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident.

Officers continued their investigation and learned that the scooter which was being operated by Hector-Coleman had recently been reported stolen. Officers later located the owner of that scooter who stated that the two suspects had robbed her at gunpoint at about 5:50 PM in the area of Hunts Playground in Almont Park, taking her scooter and an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim informed officers that Hector-Coleman had displayed a firearm while Miller had shown a knife during the robbery. The victim, an adult female, was not injured during the incident and was able to positively identify both suspects.

The two suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Carjacking and Armed Robbery.

 

One Arrested and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:01 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered two loaded firearms in the area of 158 Harvard Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an inoperable brake light. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) to conduct a traffic stop. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the windows to have an excessive, illegal tint. Officers spoke to the operator, who was known to them from prior encounters. Upon notifying the operator of the motor vehicle infractions, officers located a Taurus PT 738 .380 firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition and a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition from inside of the center console of the vehicle.  

Officers arrested Thomas Searcy, 23-years-old, of Boston. Searcy is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Searcy was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for the defective brake light and the excessive tint.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in East Boston

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 7:15 PM on Thursday June 27, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Carlique President, 32, of Mattapan, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 290 William McClellan Highway in East Boston. The officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the suspect in Dorchester District Court as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation. The officers observed the suspect as he was operating a motor vehicle at which time they performed a traffic stop. The officers then secured the suspect and conducted their search which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 handgun as well as several small bags of crack cocaine from inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Dunkin’ located at 895 Morton Street in Mattapan. Commissioner Gross, Captain Fitzpatrick, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and several officers from District B-3, shared 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.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 3 Duke Street in Mattapan

 

At about 3:02 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 3 Duke Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located 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 victim has since been identified as Corey Thompson, 25 of Mattapan.

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 3 Duke Street in Mattapan

 

At about 3:02 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 3 Duke Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located 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.

 

Officers Make On-Site Gun Arrest in Mattapan

 

At about 7:44PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Y.V.S.F.) made an onsite arrest of Deandre Michel, 23, of Boston on firearm related charges in the area of 1150 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. 

While officers were in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street, they observed the suspect, Michel, standing on the corner of the intersection before he immediately fled on foot into a nearby convenience store. Once officers made it inside of the store, they observed the handle of a firearm secured in Michel’s waistband. Officers recovered a loaded Ruger 9E with 11 rounds in the magazine.

Deandre Michel was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity (high capacity) firearm. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Male in Possession of Firearm with Large Capacity Feeding Device in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: About 4:24PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the area of 36 Winston Road in Dorchester for a radio call for an armed robbery in progress.  

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect immediately turn and flee on foot towards the area of 19 Marden Avenue then onto Middleton Street. After a foot chase, officers apprehended the suspect and recovered a Smith & Wesson M&P firearm with a loaded extended magazine (see photo) which had been discarded by the suspect as he attempted to escape the officers.

The juvenile suspect was charged with the following: Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Delinquent to wit: Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Delinquent to wit: Trespassing. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 6 Michigan Ave in Dorchester

 

UPDATE: At about 1:18 AM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Hines, 23, of Mattapan.

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 6 Michigan Ave in Dorchester

 

At about 1:18 AM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a 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.

 

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.

 

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. 


Three Suspects in Custody and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to the Sound of Gunfire in Dorchester

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At about 8:19 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested three suspects on firearm related charges after responding to the sound of gunfire in the area of Washington Street and Fenlon Street in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they heard multiple gunshots while travelling on Washington Street. Several witnesses immediately began to direct the officer’s attention to a U-Haul box truck that was accelerating away from the scene at a high rate of speed down Fenelon Street. Officers were able to stop the suspect vehicle with the assistance of additional responding units at the intersection of Thane Street and Athelold Street at which time they immediately removed the operator, later identified as Manuel Duran-Portillo, 22, of Everett. Officers then approached the rear storage area of the truck which was unsecured and partially opened. Officers lifted the sliding door and observed two additional suspects standing inside with two firearms on the floor in front of them. Both suspects, later identified as a 16-year-old from Dorchester and a 16-year-old from Randolph, were quickly placed in custody without incident. The two firearms were then safely recovered and determined to be a loaded 38 special Taurus revolver and a loaded 9mm Bryco Arms handgun. The operator was then also placed in custody without incident.

Manuel Duran-Portillo will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop for Police. The two juvenile suspects will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

 

Honoring the Fallen: Annual Police Memorial Mass Held at Mount Hope Cemetery

HONORING THE FALLEN: On Sunday, June 2, 2019, members of the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Relief Association gathered with friends and family at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan for a Memorial Mass to honor and remember the officers who passed away this past year. To all who dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the City of Boston, we offer an everlasting and eternal, "Thank you."

 

One Adult Male and One Juvenile Male Arrested in Dorchester on Armed Robbery Charges

 

At about 4:08 PM on Thursday May 30, 2019, officers assigned District B-3 (Mattapan), responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 20 Stratton Street, Dorchester. It was reported that a victim was physically assaulted and robbed of two cells phones. 

Upon arrival, officers observed two suspects fitting the description given out by the dispatcher. Upon seeing the officers, the two suspects, later identified as Omar Valladares, 18, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old juvenile, fled on foot down Stratton Street.  The juvenile male was observed holding his waist area as he began to run and was apprehended by officers a short time later.  

The suspects were positively identified and the victim was transported to a local area hospital with lacerations to the back of his head and facial area. Two cell phones that belonged to the victim were recovered from the juvenile suspect.  Recovered from Valladares was a slide release catch, which is a piece of a firearm that allows the slide of the firearm to be held open.  

The 17 -year-old male juvenile was arrested and charged with Delinquent to Wit; Armed Robbery, Delinquent to Wit; Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Delinquent to Wit; Buying, Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods, and Delinquent to wit; Trespassing. He will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Omar Valladares was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous weapon (Gun). He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

One in Custody and Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Investigate Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:44 PM on Wednesday May 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 16 Middleton Street in Dorchester which resulted in an arrest and a recovered firearm. Officers conducted an investigation which led to the identification and arrest of Bianca Blanchard, 30, of Dorchester at her residence near the crime scene. Officers then executed a search warrant at that location which led to the recovery of a 9mm Ruger LCP handgun with an extended magazine as well as several rounds of ammunition. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

Investigation Update: Male Wanted for Bank Robbery in Dorchester Taken into Custody in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: At about 8:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019, members of the Fugitive Unit conducted a warrant arrest in the area of Richfield Street in Dorchester. Officers arrested Zachary Stewart, 18-years-old, of Dorchester on an active Dorchester District Court warrant for Unarmed Robbery. Officers were informed by the suspect that he wanted to turn himself in to police and agreed to be safely taken into custody.

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 10:51 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a panic alarm at 305 Talbot Avenue (East Boston Savings Bank) in Dorchester. On arrival officers spoke to one of the tellers who stated an unknown white possible Hispanic male approached her window and passed her a note demanding money. The victim stated she handed over an undisclosed amount of US Currency to the suspect who took the money and the note, then fled on foot down Talbot Avenue toward Southern Avenue in Dorchester. A description of the suspect was broadcast and officers searched the area for him to no avail.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Male on Weapons Charges in Dorchester

 

At about 11:57 PM, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 70 Ames Street, Dorchester.

While in route, officers observed a male fitting the description of the suspect given out by the dispatcher. As officers exited their cruiser, the suspect immediately fled on foot into a nearby hallway and was apprehended a short time later by officers.

The suspect, later identified as Tahsean Kirkland, 31, of Dorchester was arrested on weapons charges after officers observed a black case hidden in an access panel in the hallway. Officers recovered a loaded V. Bernardelli .22 caliber Long, with 1 round in the chamber and 4 rounds in the magazine.

Tahsean Kirkland was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court