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.

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in an Effort to Identify Individual in Connection to a Hit and Run in South Boston

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The Boston Police Department is releasing the above image in an effort to identify the individual pictured in relation to a hit and run which occurred in the area of Northern Avenue and Fan Pier Boulevard in South Boston.

The facts of the original incident are as follows:  At about 11:45 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) onsited a motor vehicle accident in the area of Northern Avenue and Fan Pier Boulevard in South Boston. On arrival, officers observed an Amtrak truck operating erratically after striking multiple cars in the area. Officers observed an unknown Hispanic male flee the motor vehicle on foot. The suspect made good on his escape, evading officers upon fleeing into a construction site. Additional officers responded to the scene and were able to locate a female victim suffering from minor injuries when the Amtrak truck apparently ran over her foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives at (617) 343-4742.

Community members wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

 

Boston Police Harbor Unit Performs Water Rescue Near Thompson Island

 

WATER RESCUE: At about 6:15PM, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Harbor Unit, while patrolling Boston's Inner Harbor in the Long Wharf area, responded to a radio broadcast from the United States Coast Guard for two people in the water hanging onto a buoy in the vicinity of Thompson Island. Officers arrived on scene, observed the victims, and due to a strong south west wind, officers were able to bring the vessel close enough to rescue both adult male victims and one dog from the buoy.

Victims had launched their kayak from Carson Beach in South Boston and paddled out into Dorchester Bay when strong winds and choppy seas became overwhelming. As they turned to head back, the kayak began to take on water, capsized, and sank, forcing the victims into the frigid 40-degree water. The kayakers were able to climb on top of the buoy where they spent more than an hour waiting for help to arrive. Victims were transported to Boston Police Harbor Unit Base where they were treated by Boston EMS and taken to a local area hospital suffering from severe hypothermia. Unfortunately, the victims’ dog did not survive and officers transported him to Angel Memorial Hospital.

Thanks to the Good Samaritan who was on a tour of the J.F.K. Library and contacted the United States Coast Guard when they happened to look through a pair of binoculars and, in doing so, observed the two victims in distress holding onto the buoy. Without that help, this incident could have had a dramatically different outcome.

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Roxbury

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 8:10 AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) and E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Drug Control Units executed a search warrant in the area of 33 School Street in Roxbury.

As a result, officers recovered the following items: a Springfield Armory XD .45 caliber firearm loaded with fourteen rounds of live ammunition and sixty-nine rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Samuel Bordoy, 24-years-old, of Dorchester. Bordoy is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. 

 

BPD Photo of the Day: Thank You to Our Law Enforcement Partners for Their Assistance at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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BPD Photo of the Day: Our officers assigned to the BPD Citywide Bicycle Unit are grateful for the assistance rendered by the Massachusetts State Police and UMASS Boston Police Department at yesterday’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. As a result of a partial call out for regional assistance, 60 officers were mobilized along and around the parade route to assist with public safety. For larger scale events in the city, the “Cobra Team”, as it’s called, can grow to upwards of 150 officers with the assistance of other local law enforcement agencies. We thank our officers for their work yesterday and we thank our partners for their help which resulted in another successful and safe parade day.

 

Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out to Enjoy the 118th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston

118th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The Boston Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the 118th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston yesterday. The members of the community who celebrated responsibly made the festive day memorable for all.

During the course of the event, the BPD issued 128 citations for public drinking, two marijuana citations, three license premise violations and arrested three males on various charges:

  • A 17-year-old male from Easton was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

  • A 20-year-old male from Taunton was charged with Affray and Assault and Battery.

  • A 22-year-old male from Green Harbor was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

All arrestees have since been arraigned in South Boston District Court.

We are grateful to all of our officers and department members who worked hard to ensure the safety of the parade participants and spectators along the route. Once again, we thank everyone who helped to make this event the family focused day it’s intended to be. 

 

One Under Arrest for Tagging in South Boston

 

At about 2:50 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in progress in the area of East First Street and P Street in South Boston. While enroute to the above location, officers received additional information that an unknown male had been spray painting inside of an alley way. A description of the male was also provided to officers. On arrival, officers detected a strong odor of paint fumes emanating from the area. Officers observed several street signs which appeared to be defaced and covered with fresh, wet paint. Officers continued to canvass the area for the suspect. Officers eventually located a male matching the description of the suspect in the area of O Street and East First Street. While approaching the male, officers observed him to be carrying a can of spray paint which he immediately placed inside of his pocket upon seeing officers. The suspect was then commanded to removes his hands from his pockets, to which he complied. Officers observed the suspect to be wearing blue latex gloves with paint on the finger tips. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody.  

Officers arrested Alexander Dunn, 32-years-old, of South Boston. Dunn is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Destruction of Property and Tagging.

 

One Less Gun: One in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

 

One Less Gun: At about 10:30 AM on Sunday, March 3, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 870 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers encountered two occupants of a motor vehicle who were observed to have been engaging in drug activity. Due to recent instances of violence in the area, the occupants were removed from the vehicle. At this time, officers located a HS Germany .22 Caliber Revolver loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition inside of a backpack on the floor of the passenger’s front seat. Officers placed the passenger under arrest. 

Officers arrested Devonte Jackson, 25-years-old, of Randolph. Jackson is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

Thank You for Thanking Us: BPD Detective Receives Letter of Gratitude from South Boston Resident

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Boston Police Department received a letter of thanks from Mr. Dan Hurley on behalf of his mother, a resident of South Boston, expressing gratitude to BPD Detective Robert Charbonnier for going above and beyond the call of duty while working a paid detail in South Boston. 

“To whom it may concern, 

Sometimes, only the bad incidents seem to make headlines, so I wanted to send you a police officer’s random act of kindness.  

On 2/25/2019, a police detail was being used at East 5th Street and Cutler Court in South Boston, for a Verizon work location. My 82-year-old mother lives on the corner of the court, and has for over 65 years. She was up early and wanted to run a few errands, as she likes to say, driving to do her weekly food shopping, and post office run. When she returned home, she attempted a right hand turn into the Court, to pull into her yard, where she has off street parking. She completely forgot about the scheduled work. As she started to pull in, she saw a police officer, who put his hand up to stop her, as there were trucks and workers he was protecting. She stopped, and the officer approached her window and politely explained that she could not proceed.  My mother asked if she could just park her car in the yard, that she had forgotten about the work, and would not be venturing out the rest of the day. The gentleman said absolutely, viewing the groceries in the car. The officer asked my mother if she wanted help carrying them in, which she accepted. The officer then carried my mother’s groceries into the house and placed them where she wanted them. Unfortunately, she did not ask him his name. He then asked her if she needed anything else and went on his way. I really wish that she had asked him his name, or got a badge number so I could thank him, however she did not. I figured that it would not be that hard for you to look into who that detail was, and let him know that I wanted to thank him for being so kind. Thanks in advance.” 

To Mr. Hurley, who took the time to send us this gracious letter, and his mother, we at the BPD say: “Thank you for thanking us!”

 

UPDATE:  Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in area of Gerard Street in Roxbury

UPDATE: At about 2:21 AM on Friday, February 22, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) encountered a male operating a motor vehicle in the area of 102 Gerard Street in Roxbury.

During the interaction, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and officers. During the exchange, a Boston Police Officer was struck multiple times by the suspect’s gunfire. A short time later, the suspect’s motor vehicle, with the suspect still inside, was located in the area of George Street in Roxbury. The suspect, who is identified as Kasim Kahrim, 36, of Boston, was pronounced deceased on scene. Officers recovered a firearm from the motor vehicle in which the suspect was located. The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  

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.

Boston Police Officer Shot in Roxbury

 

At about 2:21 AM on Friday, February 22, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) encountered a male operating a motor vehicle in the area of 102 Gerard Street in Roxbury.

During the interaction, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and officers. During the exchange, a Boston Police Officer was struck several times by the suspect’s gunfire. A short time later, the suspect’s motor vehicle, with the suspect still inside, was located in the area of George Street in Roxbury. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. Officers recovered a firearm from the motor vehicle in which the suspect was located. The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  

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.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston: Acting on several community complaints and concerns relative to the unlawful sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles out of the King Smoke Shop at 600 East Broadway Street in South Boston, detectives assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) with help from both the District C-6 (South Boston) and District A-1 (Downtown) Drug Control Units initiated an investigation to better understand the facts and circumstances fueling the concerns. As a result of the investigation, which included undercover purchases of marijuana inside the store, officers were able to accumulate sufficient evidence and cause to charge two employees of the establishment with the unlawful sale of marijuana. On today’s date, Monday, February 11, 2019, an officer working in an undercover capacity entered the establishment and purchased several marijuana cigarettes.

In light of the illegal purchases, investigators arrested Saqib Imran, 38, of Brockton and charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana). Additionally, officers charged the owner of the store, Tanveer Shah, 61, of Bellingham with Possession with Intent to Distribute both a Class D Drug (Marijuana) and a Class C Drug (THC). Soon after the arrests, a search warrant was obtained in order to properly quantify and catalogue the store’s illegal marijuana inventory. During the search, officers were able to locate and confiscate multiple marijuana cigarettes and marijuana-infused edibles and candies.

 Specifically, officers recovered the following:

  • Over 60 bags of edible Marijuana candies

  • 67 vials of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • 26 Moon Rock Marijuana candy containers

  • 95 Marijuana cigarettes

  • Over $1,000 in US Currency

Both individuals are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, February, 12, 2019 in South Boston District Court.

Officers Arrest One for Aggravated Assault and Battery, Armed Robbery in South Boston

 

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 7:00 AM on Friday, February 8, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit made a warrant arrest in the area of 266 East 9th Street in South Boston. Officers arrested Adelson Lovensky, 21-years-old, of Boston, on an outstanding warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery and Armed Robbery. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 10:44 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 125 Tremont Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A description of the suspect was broadcast, but an initial search of the area yielded no results. Through an intensive investigation, officers were able to identify the male suspect and sought an arrest warrant.

 

Officers Arrest One for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition During Traffic Stop in South Boston

 

At about 12:50 AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite arrest and recovered live ammunition during a traffic stop in the area of 11 W. Broadway Street in South Boston. While on patrol in the above area, officers discovered a motor vehicle operating with an expired registration and conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers spoke to the operator who stated that he had recently purchased the vehicle and had not registered it. At this time, officers notified the operator and the passengers that the motor vehicle was going to be towed for the expired registration and attached plates. A search of the vehicle led officers to discover a Glock magazine containing six rounds of live ammunition located under the passenger's seat. The operator was subsequently taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Victor Pimentel, 22-years-old, of Brockton. Pimentel is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unattended Ammunition.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Teenagers on Multiple Charges After Recovering Loaded Firearm and Drugs from Inside Stolen Motor Vehicle in Roxbury

 

At about 12:57 AM on Sunday February 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested four suspects on multiple firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of 870 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were on patrol in the area when a query of the suspect motor vehicle registration revealed it have been reported stolen. Officers stopped the vehicle and removed the operator and the front seat passenger, both identified as 17-year-old males from Jamaica Plain, as well as the two rear seat passengers, Keyon Roberson, 18, of Dorchester and Ivan Andujar, 19, of Dorchester. All parties were placed in custody without incident. Prior to towing the recovered motor vehicle, officers located and seized a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP firearm and large plastic bag containing several smaller plastic bags of crack cocaine.

Keyon Roberson and Ivan Andujar will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle. The two juvenile suspects will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Jamaica Plain Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

At about 9:18 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain) and District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 53 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain. As a result of their efforts, officers were able to recover a large amount of Class A Drugs (Fentanyl), Class B Drugs (Crystal Meth), $7,000 in U.S Currency, and Drug Paraphernalia.   

Jorge Ramirez-Diaz, 46, of Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs and Trafficking Class B Drugs. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms While Arresting Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

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At about 9:05 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), with assistance from officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), Boston Housing Police and the BPD K-9 Unit, arrested Yusuf Mohamed, 19, of South Boston, on firearm related charges in the area of 4 Orton Marotta Way in South Boston. The arrest comes as a result of an investigation into a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:15 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, in the area of 1439 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a 5.7 caliber FN Herstal handgun as well as a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun with a laser sight. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.


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Officers Arrest One for Armed Robbery and Recover Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

At about 9:24 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a robbery in the area of Boston Street and Howell Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he had been assaulted and robbed by a group of males and a female. The victim provided a description of the suspects and their direction of flight. Officers located a group who matched the description of the suspects. The members of the group dispersed and immediately fled to the rear of 782 Dorchester Avenue upon seeing officers. Officers were able to apprehend one of the males who was identified as the suspect who had assaulted the victim and stole his belongings. Officers recovered the victim’s property as well as a black 9 mm Ruger loaded with four rounds of live ammunition.   

Officers arrested Hector Juarbe, 18 years old, of Roxbury and charged him with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

BPD in the Community: Officers Take Part in “Cookies & Books” at the Perkins School in South Boston

BPD in the Community: Earlier today, on Thursday December 6, 2018, some of our officers enjoyed a fun morning reading to students at the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston. The officers were there to participate in the school’s “Cookies & Books” program which encourages students to share their love of reading and, of course, delicious cookies. Officers read books focusing on safety, positivity and community while sharing a few laughs and even a couple of high fives along the way. We would like to thank the students, faculty and staff for their warm welcome.

District C-6 Donates Hundreds of Winter Coats, Hats and Gloves During the Holiday Season

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During the month of December, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Community Service Office partnered with a local charity foundation to donate 200 winter coats as well as hats and gloves to the youth in need from the South Boston area. The event, which took place at the Condon Community Center, focused on giving back to those in need during the holiday season!