UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the area of Mozart and Bolster Streets in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: At about 9:54PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of Mozart and Bolster Streets in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located a male victim on Mozart Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A second male victim, who was located on Bolster Street, also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries was pronounced deceased. Both victims have since been identified as Christian Green, 32, of New Bedford and Jose M. Martinez, 34, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively 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 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 Mozart Street and Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 9:54PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Mozart Street and Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain.  

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim on Mozart Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The second male victim who was located on Bolster Street, also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Both victims are believed to be in their late 20’s to early 30’s.

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.

 

Brockton Man Arrested on Gun Charges in Jamaica Plain

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:39 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 138 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

As officers approached the area, they observed a group of males in the courtyard of 138 Heath Street. Upon seeing the approaching officers, one of the males, later identified as Jakeal Upchurch, 18 of Brockton, quickly fled on foot towards Heath Street in the direction of Lawn Street. Officers observed Upchurch throw an object over a fence into a bush. Upchurch was apprehended after a loaded 9MM Ruger was located and recovered.

Jakeal Upchurch was placed under arrest and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Large Capacity, Possession of Firearm without FID Card, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

One in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Jamaica Plain

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At about 9:50 AM on Wednesday June 5, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on directed patrol near the Bromley Heath Housing Development when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. Officers removed the operator, Kaleab Geberemeskeale, 21, of Roxbury, after they learned he did not possess a valid driver’s license. As the officers were preparing to tow the motor vehicle, they recovered a loaded 9mm Kel Tech P-11 Luger handgun from inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 19 Tremlett Street in Dorchester

 

At about 10:47 PM on Thursday May 30, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 19 Tremlett Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim inside the residence suffering from a stab 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 Richard Frank Jr., 47, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

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.

 

Traffic Stop in Jamaica Plain Leads to Gun Arrest

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At about 12:02 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain), initiated a traffic stop of a motor vehicle with excessive tint on all windows including the windshield. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they could smell the strong scent of marijuana. Once speaking to the occupants of the motor vehicle, officers immediately observed a small bag of the drug near the passenger, later identified as Jamal Garcia, 18, of Revere.  Also observed next to Garcia’s leg was a black and pink bag that appeared to have the outline of a firearm. Officers removed the passenger from the motor vehicle and recovered a loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol with 10 live rounds in the magazine.

Jamal Garcia was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court

Male Arrested for Multiple Warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in Egleston Square

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 10:36 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck in the area of 3084 Washington Street in Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim, a Boston Police Officer, lying on the ground in front of the above location. The officer stated he had observed the male suspect, who was known to have multiple active warrants, in the area of the above location. The officer approached the male and notified him of the active warrant and stated that he was under arrest. At this time, the suspect violently pulled away from the officer in an attempt to evade arrest and continued to flee away from the officer. The officer gave chase across Washington Street and passed behind a large truck. At this time, both the officer and the suspect were struck by a motor vehicle traveling from Columbus Avenue towards School Street. The officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, was also transported to a local hospital where he will remain until he is able to be booked. The operator of the motor vehicle remained on scene and no citations have been issued at this time.   

The suspect has been identified as Wilfredo Burgos, 39-years-old, of Roxbury. Burgos is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Court on charges of Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in addition to multiple active warrants including a warrant out of East Brookfield District Court for Operating with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, Worcester District Court for Operating with a Suspended License, and Roxbury District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Subsequent Offense, Larceny under $1200.00, Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Receiving Lost Credit Card, and Receiving Improper Credit Card. 

 


Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Connection to December Non-Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain

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At about 11:00 AM on Tuesday April 30, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Willie Barnes, 20, of Roslindale, as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 504 Dudley Street in Roxbury. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal - Level 1. The warrant was issued out of Roxbury District Court after officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim on Saturday December 1, 2018, in the area of 98 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

Officers then executed a search warrant of the suspect’s residence on Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 with obliterated serial number and a large capacity drum-style feeding device along with evidence related to the shooting.

The suspect will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court on the above listed charges.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers Participate in the Inclusive Community Sports Day in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: Earlier today, on April 27, 2019, members of the Community Liaison Unit and officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) participated in Boston’s first Inclusive Community Sports Day at the James W. Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain. Hosted by the Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the Inclusive Community Sports Day gave our officers the chance to participate in various activities including soccer, track, and Zumba while continuing to show our dedication to “Changing the Game!”

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to One Under Arrest, Recovery of Firearm, Ammunition, Drugs, and Cash in Jamaica Plain

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 11:20 AM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and E-5 (West Roxbury) Drug Control Units assisted by the Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant of an individual in the area of Lamartine Street and Cerina Road in Jamaica Plain. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered approximately 2.2 grams of crack cocaine and approximately .7 grams of Fentanyl. Officers placed the suspect under arrest at this time.

Additionally, officers secured a second search warrant of the suspect’s residence on Greenley Place in Jamaica Plain. At approximately 4:43 PM, officers entered the residence and executed the search warrant. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items: a 9mm Springfield Armory xp9 semi-automatic firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, forty-five shotgun shells, twenty-eight rounds of .40 caliber live ammunition, an undisclosed amount of US Currency, approximately 58 grams of Fentanyl, and approximately 27 grams of crack cocaine in total. 

Officers arrested Apahlo Sullivan, 23-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Sullivan is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charges including: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class A Drugs over 36 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 18 grams, multiple counts of Distribution of Class A Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs.

 

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. 

 

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room: At about 6:33 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a group of males making noise and causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed three males quickly exit the laundry room and disappear into the building. In light of the hasty departure, officers conducted a protective sweep of the laundry room. While searching the room, officers observed a black jacket resting on top of one of the laundry machines. While lifting the jacket, officers immediately felt the weight of an object consistent with that of a firearm. Upon looking in the pocket of the jacket, officers were able to discover and recover a loaded black Smith & Wesson 40 Caliber Firearm. After rendering the weapon safe, officers transported the firearm to the Ballistics Unit for further processing.  

Investigators soon identified an 18-year-old-male from Dorchester as the suspect wanted in connection to the recovered firearm and were granted a warrant for his arrest. At about 10:35 AM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested the suspect without incident at his residence. The suspect has since been arraigned at Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering a Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 6:25 PM on Sunday March 10, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Drug Control Unit arrested two suspects on firearm and drug related charges during an investigation in the area of West Main Street and Morton Street in Dorchester. Officers performed a traffic stop after observing a street level drug transaction at which time they arrested the rear seat passenger, Wilbert Soto, 21, of Jamaica Plain, without incident. Officers then recovered various edibles, THC and BHO cartridges, loose marijuana and cash from inside the vehicle near where the suspect had been seated. Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Lorcin handgun from inside the trunk of the vehicle. Officers then arrested the operator, Luis Otero, 21, of Jamaica Plain, who was placed in custody without incident. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Wilbert Soto will be charged with Distribution of Class D Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C and D Drugs. Luis Otero will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C and D Drugs.

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Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Respond to Shots Fired in Jamaica Plain

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At about 9:11 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm after hearing shots fired in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on patrol when they heard numerous gun shots and observed a male suspect, later identified as Antonio Garcia-Rivera, 18, of Roxbury, fleeing on foot onto Bickford Avenue. Officers observed the suspect retreat into the rear of 36 Wensley Street before jumping a fence into an adjacent backyard. Responding officers set a perimeter and soon located the suspect lying face down on the ground in the side yard of 46 Wensley Street. Officers placed the suspect in custody and then located and recovered a loaded 9mm Ruger P85 from the backyard of 36 Wensley Street.

The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

 

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Remembering Detective Sherman Griffiths

On this day 31 years ago, Boston Police Detective Sherman Griffiths was shot and killed in the line of duty protecting and serving the citizens of our fine city.

Detective Sherman Griffiths was shot and killed while serving a narcotic warrant with other officers in the Drug Control Unit. As Detective Griffiths attempted to gain entry, shots were fired from inside of the apartment, he was struck and succumbed to his injuries the next morning.

As you go about the course of your day, please stop and take a moment to remember and acknowledge Sherman, his sacrifice, and those who miss him every day. 

Great Work Recognized: Officer Receives Commissioner's Commendation for Disarming Man with a Knife in Jamaica Plain

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Congratulations to Officer Zi Zhou on earning a Commissioner's Commendation for his actions in the following incident:

In November of 2018, Police Officer Zi Zou assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to the area of 1550 Columbus Avenue and observed two men fighting outside the Jackson Square MBTA station, with one attempting to stab the other. The suspect armed with a knife fled into the Mildred Hailey Housing Development with Officer Zou in pursuit. The suspect turned to face the officer. Officer Zou gave commands for the suspect to drop the knife but he refused. With only several feet separating them, Officer Zou made the calculated decision to attempt to disarm the suspect and pinned the suspect, as additional units arrived to assist. The suspect was disarmed and placed under arrest. It was later determined that the suspect was possibly an emotionally disturbed person and had randomly pulled a knife on the victim. Thanks to the actions of Officer Zou, the suspect was stopped and prevented from causing serious bodily injuries to other innocent people, while at the same time, ensuring for a medical evaluation of the suspect. For his actions, Officer Zou is hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

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.

 

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Victim Identified in Homicide in the area of 3100 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

 

UPDATE: At about 3:32 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 3100 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where they were treated for life threatening injuries. One of the victims later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Carl Reynolds, 28-years-old, of Roxbury

Further investigation led Homicide Detectives to seek an arrest warrant for Victor Rodriguez, 28 years old, of South Boston. Rodriguez, who is in police custody while receiving treatment for a gunshot wound, is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 3100 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

 

Death Investigation in the area of 3100 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 3:32pm, on Friday, January 18, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 3100 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where they were treated for life threatening injuries. One of the victims later succumbed to his injuries and was 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.