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

 

At about 10:50 PM on Saturday May 11, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Maxime Richardson, 35, of Dedham on firearm and motor vehicle related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 50 Rockwell Street in Dorchester. The officers were on patrol and had stopped a motor vehicle for a series of traffic infractions when they learned that the operator, later identified as Richardson, did not possess a valid driver’s license. After removing the suspect, they recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was 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, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension or Revocation. Additionally, the suspect was issued motor vehicle citations for his infractions.

 

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

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 12:45 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019 members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants resulting in one arrest in the area of 1023 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. As a result of the search warrants, officers recovered the following items: a Smith & Wesson model 3904 semi-automatic firearm loaded with 5 rounds of live ammunition, four rounds of live ammunition, multiple plastic bags containing crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Nelson Thomas, 43-years-old, of Mattapan. Thomas is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Violation with Three Prior Violent Crimes or Drug Offenses, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. 

 

Officers Make On-Site Gun Arrest After Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 8:59 PM, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site arrest for firearm related offenses at the intersection of Stratton Street and Westview Street in Dorchester. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Blue Hill Avenue near Westview Street, for a motor vehicle with a cancelled registration being operated by the driver, later identified as Leroy Frederick, 47, of Lynn, MA.  

As officers approached the motor vehicle to ask Mr. Frederick to produce his drivers license, he suddenly put the vehicle in gear and attempted to flee the scene. Officers reached into the vehicle to gain access through the driver’s side door. Mr. Frederick continued his attempt to put the vehicle in gear while still pressing on the gas pedal. Officers were able to take control over the vehicle but Mr. Frederick refused to be placed into handcuffs and resisted officers’ attempts several times while reaching towards his front waist band. As officers gained control of one of Mr. Frederick's arms, they immediately observed his hand on a firearm in his waist band area as if he were attempting to pull it out. Officers immediately grabbed the firearm as Mr. Frederick loosened his grip. Officers were able to place Mr. Frederick safely under arrest. 

Leroy Frederick will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on the following charges. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Failure to Submit to a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Operating After Suspended License.

Death Investigation in the area of Milton Avenue in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 10:05 AM, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Milton Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim inside a residence suffering from wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced non-viable on scene.

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.

 

One Less Gun: Two Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan

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One Less Gun: At about 5:23 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made two arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 1186 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. While on patrol in the area of 1212 Blue Hill Ave, officers noticed two males who observed the officers and immediately hurried away from them. Officers followed the males and observed them to be loitering in a “No Trespassing” area barring all unauthorized entry. Officers continued toward the two males who immediately fled upon seeing officers. Officers observed one of the males throw a small bag onto the roof of one of the businesses in the area. At this time, officers gave chase and pursued the males on foot into a local business at 1186 Blue Hill Avenue. The two suspects then fled the area again, but were both located and secured a short time later as officers and detectives continued their investigation into the bag which had been thrown onto the roof of the businesses at 1186 Blue Hill Avenue. Inside of the bag, officers discovered a Glock 26 .9mm firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition. The firearm was safely removed from the roof with the assistance of the Boston Fire Department. 

Officers arrested Kerry Charlotin, 29-years-old, of Hyde Park and Jabrill Andrews, 26-years-old, of Mattapan. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. Andrews is charged with Trespassing while Charlotin is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Trespassing.  

 

BPD in the Community: Students from Mildred Ave Community Center Enjoy a Day of Fun Courtesy of Suffolk Construction and Officers from District B-3 in Mattapan

BPD in the Community: On Monday, April 29, 2019, the BPD’s Bureau of Community Engagement provided high levels of good cheer and great fun for the students at the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. As you can see in the photos, the kids had a wonderful time and smiles were most assuredly in high supply as the kids played sports and participated in a raffle while dining on free hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off of the grill. The BPD Ice Cream Truck made an appearance and provided all the frosty treats the kids could eat. Special thanks to Suffolk Construction for providing and donating all the raffle prizes which consisted of some great items including bicycles, helmets and multiple gift cards for movies and food establishments. All in all, a great time had by some really great kids.

14-Year-Old Suspect Under Arrest After Replica Firearm Recovered at the Mildred K-8 School in Mattapan

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:45 AM, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, Boston School Police officers arrested a 14-year-old male from Dorchester after a firearm (see photo), later determined to be a BB gun, was recovered during an administrative search at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School located at 5 Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and has since been arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on one charge of Possession of a Firearm on School Property.

 

Officers Arrest Juvenile on Gun Related Charges

 

At about 5:36 PM, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site arrest for firearm related offenses in the area of 34 Stratton Street. Officers were on patrol in the area of Stratton Street and Westview Street when they observed a juvenile known to them enter into a courtyard carrying a small bag. 

As officers approached the juvenile, they observed him place something in the neighboring unit's grill. Officers opened the cover of the grill which revealed a bag which contained a firearm.  The Ruger P89 9mm had one live round in the chamber and a 10-round magazine with 10 lives rounds. 

The male juvenile suspect was charged with: Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile District Court.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 12 Violet Street in Mattapan

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 11:10 PM, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 12 Violet Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located two male victims approximately in their late 40’s, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to local area hospitals where they were pronounced deceased.

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.

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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At about 6:42 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 12 Darlington Street in Dorchester. As part of an extensive ongoing, multi-agency investigation, officers arrested Justin Brown, 18-years-old, of Dorchester following a brief struggle in the area of the aforementioned location. Upon taking the suspect into custody, officers recovered a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s jacket pocket. 

Brown is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.  

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Firearm, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

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Keeping Boston Safe: At approximately 11:33 AM on Monday, April 8, 2019 members of the District C-6 (South Boston) and B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Units executed a search warrant of a residence in the area of 41 Evans Street in Dorchester. As a result, the following items were recovered: 9 MM Ruger semi-automatic firearm loaded with three rounds of live ammunition, over three -hundred and fifty rounds of live ammunition, multiple bags of a substance believed to be cocaine, approximately four ounces of marijuana, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Malcolm Hall, 29-years-old, of Dorchester and Alexander Leviner, 54-years-old, of Dorchester. Hall is charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Leviner is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class A Drugs. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide in Mattapan 

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Investigation Update: Boston Police Homicide Detectives have charged Anthony Davis, 37-years-old, of Mattapan, with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 4th Offense, and Armed Career Criminal Level 1 in the homicide investigation of Eleanor Maloney, 74-years-old, of Mattapan.

Davis is currently admitted to a local Boston hospital and is expected to be arraigned at a later date. 

The Boston Police Department continues to review 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan

UPDATE: At about 4:57pm, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an elderly female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. That victim has since been identified as Eleanor Maloney, 74, of Mattapan.

The Boston Police Department continues to review 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan

 

Death Investigation in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan: At about 4:57pm, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an elderly female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Additionally, officers located two adult males suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment and further evaluation of their 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Keeping Boston Safe: Two Firearms, Ammunition, and Drugs Recovered Following Traffic Stop in Dorchester

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 12:20 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered two illegal firearms, ammunition, drugs, and cash in the area of 9 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with excessive window tints. Officers conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the operator, an inquiry of the operator’s license led to the discovery that it had been suspended. At this time, the operator was placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following items: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, semi-automatic .380 caliber firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition, Sig Sauer P938, semi-automatic, .380 caliber firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, a Glock magazine loaded with thirteen rounds of live ammunition, approximately 254 grams of cocaine, approximately 121 grams of a crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Kaynan Yassim, 25-years-old, of Quincy was arrested and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges including two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large CPACITY Feeding Device, Trafficking Class B Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance, and Operating with a Suspended License.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant of Roxbury Apartment Leads to Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 6:15 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 5 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items: a Springfield Armory 1911 .45 caliber firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, ninety-two rounds of live ammunition, multiple plastic bags containing a substance believed to be marijuana, a stolen scooter, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The male suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Officers arrested Salomon Guerrero Jr., 28-years-old, of Roxbury. Guerrero Jr. is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance, and Receiving Stolen Property. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 2:40 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester.  

While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had previously been involved in an incident at the New England Baptist Hospital in which the operator allegedly displayed and spoke about being in possession of a firearm. Assisted by members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit, officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester. The male operator was removed from the vehicle and officers subsequently observed the handle of a firearm partially covered by the floor mat in the front seat. Officers placed the operator under arrest and recovered a Polymer 80 Glock 23 firearm loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition from under the floor mat. An additional magazine loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition was located inside of a sweatshirt in the rear of the motor vehicle.  

Officers arrested Otiz Knights, 47-years-old, of Dorchester. Knights 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.  

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Stolen Firearm and Ammunition in Dorchester

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 1:14 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, detectives and officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), assisted by the members of the SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the area of 11 Chamberlain Street in Dorchester as part of an active and ongoing investigation. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered a black Glock semi-automatic firearm reported stolen out of North Carolina, a fully loaded high capacity extended feeding device, and multiple rounds of live ammunition.

Officers arrested Keion Rowell Jr., 19-years-old, of Dorchester. Rowell Jr. is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Further Investigation revealed the suspect to have an active warrant out of Dedham District Court for charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration, Failure to Stop for Police, and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. 

 

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

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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.