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.

Ongoing Drug Investigation Leads to Three Under Arrest and Recovery of Drugs and Cash in Jamaica Plain

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At about 9:30 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2018, members of the District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain), the District B-3 Drug Control Unit (Mattapan) and the Citywide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 280 Hyde Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Officers recovered over 44 grams of a Class B substance believed to be cocaine as well as over 10 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. Officers arrested Yamera Borreio, 48-years-old of Jamaica Plain and Carlos Rodriguez, 43-years-old, of Lawrence. At about 7:30 AM on Saturday December 29, 2018, as part of the investigation, officers arrested an additional male, Santos Mercado-Ruiz, 29-years-old, of Roslindale, in the area of 4640 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Borreio is charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs, Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs Subsequent Offense as well as two active warrants for Trafficking Class B Drugs and Violation of the Auto Laws. Rodriguez is charged with six counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs Subsequent Offense, Trafficking Class b Drugs, Trafficking Class A Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense. Mercado-Ruiz is charged with six counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs. All are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

'Tis The Season: Our Officers Had a Great Time Spreading Holiday Cheer at the District E-13 Holiday Party in Jamaica Plain

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‘Tis The Season: At district stations all across the city, the men and women of the BPD have certainly been in the spirit of the holiday working hard to secure presents and gifts for kids in their communities so that this Christmas will be one filled with holiday cheer, joy and happiness. To all of our officers who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty in heart-fueled efforts to secure and provide presents to kids all across our city, we say, “Thank you.” As you can see by the photo recently taken at the District E-13 holiday party in Jamaica Plain, our officers also look pretty good in red sometimes, too.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Firearm and Ammunition While on Patrol in Jamaica Plain

One Less Gun: At about 6:20PM, on Thursday December 6, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) recovered a discarded firearm in the area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on directed patrol when they located a .38 caliber revolver along with a clear plastic bag containing 5 rounds of .38 special ammunition. The weapon has been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

 

Fugitive Unit Arrests Juvenile on Multiple Warrants for Charges Including Armed Assault to Rob in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 10:15 AM on Wednesday. December 5, 2018, members of the Fugitive Unit made an on-site arrest of a 16-year-old male juvenile in the area of 3347 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. As part of an ongoing investigation, officers placed the juvenile in custody for several outstanding warrants on charges of Armed Assault to Rob, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unarmed Robbery, and Assault and Battery. 

 

UPDATE: Victims Identified and Causes of Death Determined in Death Investigation in the area of 60 Bickford St in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: Victims Identified and Causes of Death Determined in Death Investigation in the area of 60 Bickford Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 5:45pm, on Monday, November 19, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 60 Bickford Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, a 32-year-old male later identified as Jose Dos-Santos of Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, while a second victim, a 23-year-old female later identified as Lodimira Dos-Santos of Boston, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries was pronounced deceased. As for the cause and manner of death, the Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the female’s death a homicide while the male’s death has been ruled a suicide. 

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 investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

Death Investigation in the area of 6 Hoffman Street in Jamaica Plain 

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 1:14 AM, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Chestnut Avenue and Hoffman Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent life threatening gunshot wounds. The male victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 60 Bickford Street in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 5:45 PM on Monday November 19, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 60 Bickford Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located a male in his thirties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of his death. Officers simultaneously located a female victim in her twenties suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 23-year-old Lodimira Dos-Santos. Officers also located a male victim in his thirties who was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening stab wound. The death of Dos-Santos marks the city’s 49th homicide of the year.

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: Three Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Violent Struggle with Officers in Jamaica Plain

ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:13 PM on Saturday, November 17, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a firearm in the area of 950 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on patrol in the above area when they observed a group of males known to them through previous encounters, walking down the street. As officers attempted to speak with the males, one of them immediately began to flee the area. Officers gave chase to the male, who attempted to enter the residence at 950 Parker Street, a violent struggle occurred in the entryway to the residence. While officers were struggling with the suspect, a second male arrived on scene and attempted to intervene, the male began fighting with officers, but was subsequently placed under arrest. At this time, a female suspect exited the residence and began shouting at officers, who were still attempting to place the first male suspect under arrest. Officers continued struggling with the male who was clenching an object close to his chest. Officers were eventually able to identify the object to be a loaded firearm. Upon noticing the firearm, the female suspect began to physically assault officers as they attempted to remove the firearm from the male suspect. Eventually officers were able to place both the male suspect and his mother, the female suspect, under arrest. A .32 caliber Charter and Arms Undercover Revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition was secured at the scene. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old- juvenile male of Weymouth, who is charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries and Trespassing. A second 17-year-old male of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Delinquent to Wit: Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. The female suspect, identified as Shirley Thompson, 40-years-old, of Weymouth is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. All suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

Making a Difference: BPD Officer Antonette Cabral Honored at the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

DIFFERENCE MAKER: On Friday, October 26, 2018, Boston Police Officer Antonette Cabral was honored at the 2018 Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Heroes Celebration for her work as a community service officer in District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). Officer Cabral was recognized for her work as a mentor for at-risk youth who attended the ABCD Summerworks program and the Boston Police Teen Academy. Through her dedication to expanding opportunities for the City’s at-risk youths, Officer Cabral has proven that her hard work and determination does not go unnoticed by the community she continues to serve.  

 

Great  Work Recognized: BPD Drug Control Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Two Knives During Confrontation in Roxbury

 

Sergeant Detective Dennis Cogavin and Police Officers Daren Bradshaw, Patrick Flaherty and Charles Moore, assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit, recently arrested an armed suspect while defusing a potentially violent confrontation in the area of 1990 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting a drug investigation in the area when they observed a male suspect armed with two knives chasing a male victim on the opposite side of the street.

The officers immediately responded, sprinting across the street to intervene. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapons and placed him in custody without further incident after he complied. The suspect was later arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Officers Bradshaw, Moore, Flaherty and Sergeant Detective Cogavin are commended for their professionalism in the face of an armed suspect and courage while preventing a possibly deadly street encounter. These officers managed to successfully place an armed individual under arrest during an extremely volatile incident without harm to any parties involved, officers or bystanders.

 For their efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Happy Halloween from the BPD!

Within the past week, officers from districts all over the city celebrated Halloween in their own unique way. From Trunk-or-Treat at the Peer Support Unit, to the Haunted Cell Blocks of B-3 (Mattapan), each of the districts put their own spin on Halloween. Here at the BPD we say “have a safe and happy Halloween!!”

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Three in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Breaking and Entering in Progress in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 1:03 PM on Wednesday October 24, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) placed three suspects in custody after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 30 Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers were directed to a basement door in the rear which appeared to have been forced open. Officers soon located three individuals inside, later identified as Abdirahmaan Ali, 19, of Jamaica Plain, Hamza Jeilani, 18, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and placed them in custody after confirming that they did not reside in the building. Officers later spoke with a witness who stated that they had observed one of the suspects kick the basement door open prior to all three suspects entering the address. The adult suspects will be charged in West Roxbury District Court with Breaking and Entering while the juvenile suspect will be charged in West Roxbury Juvenile Court with Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering.