UPDATE: Victim Identified, BPD Investigators Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Solve Fatal Shooting in the area of 47 Charles Street in Dorchester

UPDATE: Victim Identified, BPD Investigators Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to Solve Fatal Shooting in the area of 47 Charles Street in Dorchester: In ongoing efforts to identify those responsible for the shooting death of a 24-year-old female in Dorchester, BPD Homicide Detectives are seeking additional help from the public. At about 9:36pm, on Monday, October 15, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of Charles and Ditson Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, has since been identified as Alicia Restrepo, 24, of Boston

As investigators continue to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident, they are seeking help from residents and community members who may have been in the areas of Leroy Street, Ditson Street, Charles Street and Geneva Avenue at the time of incident. Anyone with information, regardless of how minor or small it may appear, is strongly encouraged to contact 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 47 Charles Street in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation in the area of 47 Charles Street in Dorchester: At about 9:36pm, on Monday, October 15, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of Charles and Ditson Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact 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 Columbia Road and Geneva Ave in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 9:31 PM, on Friday, October 12, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his thirties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later 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. 


 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation the area of 12 Vinson Street in Dorchester

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 2:08 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 12 Vinson Street in Dorchester. Officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Marlon Richardson, 19-years-old, 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 12 Vinson Street in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 2:08 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 12 Vinson Street in Dorchester. Officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later 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. 

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 528 Washington Street in Dorchester

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 11:35 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the sound of gunfire while on patrol in the area of 528 Washington Street in Dorchester. Officers located an adult male victim in his early 60’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A suspect was placed in custody on multiple charges at the time of the incident and the investigation remains active. The victim has since been identified as Jose Williams, 67-years-old, 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 528 Washington Street in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 11:35 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the sound of gunfire while on patrol in the area of 528 Washington Street in Dorchester. Officers located an adult male victim in his early 60’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A suspect was placed in custody on multiple charges at the time of the incident and the investigation remains active.

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 Officers Respond to the Sound of Shots Fired and Locate Shooting Victim in Dorchester

 

At about 11:35 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the sound of gunfire while on patrol near the Fabian Gas Station located at 528 Washington Street in Dorchester. Officers soon located an adult male victim in his early 60’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be life threatening at this time. Officers initiated an investigation and determined that a male suspect had approached the victim, who was working at the gas station at the time, and shot him during what appears to have been an attempted robbery. A detailed suspect description was then given out to additional units who had responded to canvass the area. A few minutes later, officers located and stopped an individual matching the given description and placed him in custody after being positively identified. The suspect, Kevin Williams, 21, of Dorchester, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Attempted Robbery.

 

One Less Gun: Male Arrested and Illegal Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:35 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle infraction in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Centre Street in Dorchester. Upon conducting the stop, officers observed the passenger to appear to be shaking uncontrollably. Further investigation led officers to discover the operator to have no license. At this time, officers asked both the operator and passenger to exit the vehicle. Officers discovered a loaded Taurus Slim Pt 709 firearm in the passenger’s waistband. The passenger, identified as Benjamin Dew Douglas, 24-years-old of Boston, was placed under arrest. 

Benjamin Dew Douglas is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Officers Arrest Male for Stealing Motor Vehicle in Dorchester

 

At about 9:22 PM on Monday, September 25, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a larceny of a motor vehicle in the area of 237 Washington Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he observed two males enter his motor vehicle and drive away. The victim stated he then observed the suspects almost immediately crash the motor vehicle before fleeing the area on foot. Officers were redirected to the area of 43 Harvard Street in Dorchester where witnesses stated one of the suspects had retreated into the residence. Upon further investigation, officers were able to identify the male suspect as Christopher Lewis, 18-years-old, of Boston, who was then placed under arrest.

Lewis is charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.  

 

BPD in the Community: Hi-5-Friday stops by the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester

Hi-5-Friday stops by the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester: Earlier this morning, Friday, September 21, 2018, Boston Police Officers had a phenomenal time connecting with and making a positive impression while high-fiving the kids from the Saint John Paul II Academy in Dorchester. As you can clearly see in the photos, the kids could not have been more excited to see our officers and our officers could not have been more excited about connecting with and positively interacting with the kids. Said one of the officers, “It’s so important for the kids to see and interact with us in a positive, fun, friendly environment. Keeping kids safe is one of our most important priorities. When kids see police officers, we want them to see people who care about keeping them safe. And, Hi-5-Friday is a perfect way to send that message.”

BPD in the Community: High5Friday at the Henderson Lower School in Dorchester

Earlier this morning, on Friday, September 14, 2018, Boston Police Officers and Transit Police Officers met at the Henderson Lower School in Dorchester (District C-11) to greet the students for this week's High5Friday. The kids were surprised and excited as you can see by their faces! After greeting the young students as they exited their buses, the officers escorted them into their classrooms and stayed to play and learn for a little while. All the students agreed that this was their best day of school ever! High fives, stickers and words of encouragement from not one but two local police departments made every student feel special.

 

BPD Officers Recover Large Package Containing Drugs in Dorchester

At about 6:45 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the area of 55 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester to recover a package. Officers were able to locate the package which contained twenty bags of a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana. The package and its contents were forwarded to the State Lab for analysis.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest One, Recover Guns and Drugs Following Search Warrant Execution in Dorchester

 

At about 7:30 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2018, officers assigned to the Fugitive Unit assisted by Massachusetts State Police, made a warrant arrest in the 300 block of Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Officers arrested a 33-year-old male of Dorchester. Following the arrest, detectives obtained a search warrant of the suspect’s residence. The execution of the search warrant took place at about 1:00 PM on September 6, 2018. As a result of the search warrant, officers were able to recover a .30 caliber Universal Firearms Corp semi-automatic rifle, a .22 caliber Winchester bolt action rifle, a stolen Glock 19 firearm, multiple rounds of live ammunition and several plastic bags containing a white powder believed to be cocaine.

BPD in the Community: High5Friday at the Everett Elementary School in Dorchester

Officers from the Boston School Police Unit and District C-11 (Dorchester) greeted students of the Everett Elementary School in Dorchester with high fives as they kicked off the 2018/2019 school year. Officers led the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, rang the bell signaling the start of the school day and handed out badge stickers to each of the pupils!

 

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to an Armed Robbery in Dorchester

At about 9:52 AM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 450 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers observed two suspects fitting the description which was given out by the dispatcher. Suspect #1, later identified as Joseph Lucas, 22, of Boston, was located at the corner of Talbot Avenue and Alban Street along with suspect #2, later identified as Audrey Frederick, 20, of Boston.  Both suspects were observed grabbing the victim’s purse and continuously trying to rip it from her hands. Suspect #1 (Lucas), attempted to take the victim’s iPhone out of her hand while holding a black folding knife to her face. The victim was able to wrestle away from both suspects and fled into a nearby office building to call for help.

Officers placed Joseph Lucas and Audrey Frederick under arrest for Armed Robbery and both will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Bright Lights and Big Smiles on Full Display at the District C-11 Flashlight Walk in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: As most already know, the men and women of the Boston Police Department continue to look for ways to strengthen and nurture the relationship needed to make our city one of the safest big cities in America. Keeping our city safe has always been and will continue to be a team effort and events like the Flashlight Walk on District C-11 in Dorchester most assuredly help us bring the team together with officers and community members walking the streets of our neighborhoods, united as one, in our ongoing effort to protect and serve our city.   

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Separate Drug Investigations Lead to the Simultaneous Execution of Two Search Warrants at the Same Address in Dorchester

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At about 4:45 AM on Friday August 24, 2018, BPD Drug Control Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester) simultaneously executed two search warrants in a coordinated effort with BPD SWAT Team in the area of 33 Regina Road in Dorchester. The warrants stemmed from two separate investigations which focused on two different apartments inside the same address. Officers arrested a 60-year-old male from Dorchester after making peaceful entry into Apartment #2 and recovering 38 small bags of crack cocaine, 2 medium sized bags of heroin along with other evidence. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Officers made a forced entry into Apartment #5 where they arrested the target of the second investigation, 31-year-old male from Dorchester, after locating him hiding in a bedroom closet. Officers then safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber ATM handgun, an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency, 53 suboxone strips, crack cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale and packaging materials. The second suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Motor Vehicle Accident in Dorchester

 

At about 7:50 PM on Wednesday August 15, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Shaquan Mason, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges in the area of 155 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.

Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle in the area of Neponset Circle in Dorchester traveling at a high rate of speed which was missing a front tire, causing visible sparks. The suspect vehicle continued to operate erratically, until spinning 360 degrees and coming to rest after crashing into a guardrail. Officers then approached and observed the operator exiting the vehicle while clutching a white backpack against his chest with both arms. The suspect appeared unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Officers placed the suspect in custody after a brief struggle at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Canik handgun from inside the backpack. Officers later located and seized four large bags of marijuana and nearly $3000.00 in U.S. Currency from inside the vehicle.

Shaquan Mason will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Resisting Arrest.

 

BPD in the Community: Boston Police Flashlight Walk Lights up the Night and Brings the Community Together in C-11 Dorchester

FLASHLIGHT WALK: There were plenty of smiles on full display at the District C-11 #FlashlightWalk. Our officers had a great time meeting and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members. Flashlight Walks are all about coming together as a community and the District C-11 Flashlight Walk certainly achieved that goal. Thanks again to everybody who made it a point to attend last night!