Keeping Boston Safe: BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Dangerous Felon Wanted Out of North Carolina on Gun-Related Charges and Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree

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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Dangerous Felon Wanted Out of North Carolina on Gun-Related Charges and Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree: After a far-reaching investigation, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit with help from the US Marshals Service located and arrested 36-year-old Allen Lewis who was wanted in connection to an attempted murder which occurred in early May of 2018 in Kingston, North Carolina. During that incident, the suspect left a man struggling for his life after shooting him multiple times.

Earlier today, at about 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit observed the suspect sitting in a parked car in the area of 85 Stoughton Street in Dorchester. When officers moved in to take the suspect into custody, a brief struggle preceded his arrest. Once in custody, a search of the suspect’s vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a loaded 9mm Ruger firearm.

Officers arrested Allen Lewis and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Being a Fugitive from Justice. Upon his return to North Carolina, the suspect will be charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to thank my officers for their never-ending efforts to protect and serve the citizens of our city. Thanks to their undeniable courage and bravery, a brazen felon, an individual most assuredly considered armed and dangerous, is behind bars awaiting his return to North Carolina after mistakenly believing he could run, hide and find refuge in a city that has long stood strong against gun violence and those who think it’s okay to fuel it.”
 

BPD Officers Travel to New Hampshire to Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

 

Earlier today, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and officers from the U.S. Marshall’s Service arrested Andrew O'Brien, 29, of Rochester, New Hampshire, in connection to a non-fatal shooting which occurred in Dorchester earlier this month.

At about 3:00 PM on Friday June, 8, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) located an adult male victim who had been shot after responding to the sound of gunfire in the area of 9 Southern Avenue. District detectives established the suspect’s identity, leading officers to locate and arrest the suspect today in Rochester.

The suspect will be booked on fugitive of justice charges in New Hampshire and returned to Massachusetts at which time he will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 39 Hartford Street

 

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 39 Hartford Street

Less than a week after the shooting death of 34-year-old Dwayne Thomas, the man responsible for his murder is behind bars. On Friday, May 4, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and District D-14 Neighborhood Drug Control located and apprehended Derrell Russell, 29, of Plymouth and charged him with Murder. Mr. Russell is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans: "I want to thank my Homicide Detectives, as well as, members of both the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and District D-14 Drug Control Unit for the hard work and dedication to justice that led to the arrest of the suspect in this case. The fact that the suspect was in custody less than a week after the original call is a credit to my officers and their ongoing commitment to protecting and serving the citizens of Boston. Because of their efforts, a dangerous felon is behind bars and our community is safer as a result. To the family and friends of Dwayne Thomas, it is my sincere, humble hope that news of today's arrest brings with it some small measure of comfort and closure." 

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:

At about 2:45AM, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 39 Hartford Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Dwayne Thomas, 34, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate 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.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Wanted Suspect on Numerous Warrants After Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation

At about 2:30 PM on Monday, April 23, 2018, officers assigned to the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Lenita Webb, 31, of Roxbury pursuant to numerous outstanding warrants in the area of 50 Annunciation Road in Roxbury. At the time of her apprehension, Webb was wanted on thirty-five warrants involving fifty-seven charges stemming from numerous larcenies and other crimes which occurred in Boston and several surrounding communities. The arrest comes after a collaborative effort between the Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, U.S. Marshals and detectives from various agencies throughout Massachusetts. The suspect will appear later today in Roxbury District court for arraignment in connection to the following warrants:

  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 01/19/18 for Threats to Commit Crime, Unarmed Robbery and A&B
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 02/09/18 for Common and Notorious Thief
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 02/09/18 for Larceny Over $250
  • Boston Municipal Court Default Warrant issued 03/07/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 09/22/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 10/26/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 10/26/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Boston Municipal Court Straight Warrant issued 10/26/17 for Shoplifting by Asportation
  • Roxbury District Court Straight Warrant issued 10/10/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Dorchester District Court Straight Warrant issued 01/26/18 for Theft
  • Dorchester District Court Straight Warrant issued 09/15/17 for Larceny Over $250 and Threats to Commit a Crime
  • Quincy District Court Default issued 03/17/17 for Larceny Over $250 and Forge/Misuse RMV Document
  • Quincy District Court Default Warrant issued 03/17/17 for Possession Class B Drugs and Shoplifting by Asportation (2nd offense)
  • Quincy District Court Default Warrant issued 03/17/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Quincy District Court Default Warrant issued 03/17/17 for Larceny from Building
  • Quincy District Court Straight Warrant issued 07/28/17 for A&B and Unarmed Robbery
  • Quincy District Court Straight Warrant issued 09/25/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Wrentham District Court Straight Warrant issued 04/06/18 for Possession/Use False/Stolen RMV Document and Receiving Stolen Property over $250
  • Wrentham District Court Straight Warrant issued 11/07/17 for Shoplifting by Concealment (2nd offense) and Larceny Over
  • Dedham District Court Default Warrant issued 03/09/17 for Larceny Over $250 (2 Counts)
  • Dedham District Court Straight Warrant issued 03/13/17 for Larceny Over $250 (2 Counts)
  • Dedham District Court Straight Warrant issued 07/28/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Dedham District Court Straight Warrant issued 08/29/17 for Attempt to Commit a Crime and False Fire Alarm
  • Cambridge District Court issued 02/15/18 for Larceny Over $250
  • Cambridge District Court Straight Warrant issued 02/15/18 for Larceny Over $250
  • Waltham District Court Straight Warrant issued 05/09/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Malden District Court Default Warrant issued 03/06/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Woburn District Court Default Warrant issued 03/20/17 for Rec Stolen Property, Larceny Over $250, Attempt to Commit Crime and Unlawful Possession of Theft Detection Deactivation
  • Hingham District Court Straight Warrant issued 07/13/17 for Larceny Over $250, A&B, Threats, Larceny from Person and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon
  • Peabody District Court Straight Warrant issued 08/09/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Plymouth District Court Straight Warrant issued 04/03/18 for Larceny Over $250
  • Salem District Court Straight Warrant issued 10/17/17 for Larceny Over $250, Vandalizing Property and Common and Notorious Thief
  • Newton District Court Straight Warrant issued 07/17/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Lynn District Court Default Warrant issued 03/21/17 for Larceny Over $250
  • Marlborough District Court Straight Warrant issued 04/19/18 for Larceny Over $250

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Suspect in Rhode Island Relative to Ongoing Drug Investigation

 

Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, after a lengthy investigation, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit with the assistance of the US Marshals HIDTA Task Force and the US Marshals Rhode Island Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 30-year-old Hector Bannister of Boston in the area of 453 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI.

Bannister was wanted on an active and outstanding arrest warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for Trafficking Cocaine (18 grams or more), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Cocaine) (2nd and subsequent offense).

Bannister is also being charged with being a Fugitive from Justice in RI and awaiting rendition back to Boston. He will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

Safer Boston: Boston Police Officers Arrest Suspect Only Three Days after Non-fatal Shooting Incident in Roxbury

 

At about 9:50 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 2665 Washington Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a 22-year-old female suffering from a graze wound to her head. She, and her three-year-old child who suffered minor injuries from broken glass, had just exited a nearby business and entered their vehicle when the shooting occurred. Both victims were transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A thorough investigation into the shooting allowed officers and detectives to identify the shooting suspect as 18-year-old Victor Swain, Jr. of Randolph, and subsequently, officers received a warrant for his arrest out of Roxbury District Court. Today, less than three days after the original incident, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Youth Violence Strike Force placed Swain under arrest after a brief standoff in the area of 25 Drayton Street in Dorchester. Swain is charged with two counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and several firearms charges.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “I’m troubled that a mother and her young child were injured in this senseless act of violence. No one should be a victim of an incident like this, and I commend my officers for making such a quick identification and arrest of the suspect. Hopefully, the community will rest easier knowing that this reckless and dangerous individual is off the street.”

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Suspect in Non-fatal Shooting Incident, Recover Loaded Firearm from Suspect

 

At about 9:10 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 28-year-old Shawquan D. Jackson of Dorchester for violations of the auto laws, firearm related offenses, and for charges connected to a non-fatal shooting that occurred in the area of Mass Ave and Proctor Street in the early morning hours of December 9, 2017.

Officers conducting surveillance relative to the ongoing non-fatal shooting investigation observed Jackson to be operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license in the area of 950 American Legion Highway. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle and, after placing Jackson under arrest for the above violation of the auto laws, recovered a loaded black and gray Smith & Wesson SD9 VE firearm from Jackson’s person. Further investigation revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen in 2016 out of Clayton County, GA.

Jackson was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Revoked, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Receiving Stolen Property. Officers are seeking additional charges related to the following incident:

At about 12:20 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) and C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Proctor Street and Mass Ave. Officers located a 27-year-old male victim suffering from apparent life-threatening gunshot wounds and a female witness. Officers also located three additional male victims suffering non-life-threatening injuries in the area of 63 R Boston Street. All victims were transported to Boston area hospitals.

Significant Arrest: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery of Several Boston Convenience Stores

At about 2:30 PM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, along with officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattpan) and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, located and arrested 35-year-old Thomas Huggins of Mattapan and charged him in connection to a string of armed robberies in the Brighton and Mattapan areas beginning on January 10, 2018. During the arrest, Huggins hid in a closet before putting up a violent struggle with officers. Officers were eventually able to place Huggins into custody and recover a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol from his residence. Huggins was charged with Armed Robbery by virtue of an arrest warrant issued out of Brighton District Court. Investigators are seeking charges against Huggins for unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and at least six additional incidents in the Brighton and Mattapan areas, including two armed robberies minutes apart from each other at 552 and 554 River Street (Cricket Wireless and Papa John’s), Mattapan.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident in Brighton are as follows:

At about 9:53 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for an Armed Robbery at 140 N. Beacon Street (Quality Market) in Brighton. On arrival, officers spoke to store employees who stated that a black male and black female entered the store. Employees stated that, once inside, the black male approached the counter, displayed a firearm, and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of US Currency, both suspects exited the store. A short time later, on the same date of the robbery, officers were able to locate and arrest the female suspect in the area of 1441 Commonwealth Ave.

Huggins is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and others. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call detectives assigned to District D-14 at (617) 343-4256.

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. Together we make our city safer. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are here to help 24/7/365.

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 7 Peninsula Place

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement partners in the Rhode Island area, arrested 28-year-old Marquis Martin of Roxbury for Murder by virtue of a felony warrant out of Dorchester District Court. Officers were able to locate the suspect at a motel in Middleton, Rhode Island where he was placed in custody without incident after a forced entry. The arrest came just a little more than two months after the shooting death of David Cole in Dorchester. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “Solving every homicide remains a top priority for me and every member of my Homicide Unit. They work tirelessly on every case to not only identify those responsible, but to track them down and arrest them no matter where they try to hide. I wish to commend the great work by the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for identifying, tracking and removing this violent suspect from our communities.”

The original facts of the investigation are as follows: 

At about 7:48 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 7 Peninsula Place in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 30-year-old David Cole of South Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on several additional warrants, including one issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault while Armed with Intent to Murder in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred just prior to the fatal shooting of David Cole. During that incident, an adult male victim was shot while seated in a parked motor vehicle at about 6:24 PM on October 29, 2017, in the area of 127 Eustis Street in Roxbury. 

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Seek Public’s Help to Locate Suspect Wanted for Murder

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in South Boston. Twenty-eight-year-old Marquis Martin is wanted by virtue of a felony warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder. The suspect is 5’7” tall and weighs 170 pounds. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

The original facts of the investigation are as follows:  At about 7:48 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 7 Peninsula Place, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as 30-year-old David Cole of South Boston.

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of the suspect is strongly urged to call 911 immediately or 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.

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 330 Bowdoin Street

 

At about 2:51 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded along with Boston EMS to a call for an unknown medical incident inside 330 Bowdoin Street. Upon arrival, officers made entry and located a deceased adult male victim. A criminal investigation was launched after the death was later ruled a homicide. The victim has since been identified as Nelson Torres-Santa, 55, of Dorchester.

One week later, on Monday, November 20, 2017, after an extensive investigation, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit were able to identify a suspect. The officers located 21-year-old Thomas Frank Isaac, Jr. of Braintree and placed him in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court where he will be charged with Murder, Armed Home Invasion, and Armed Robbery.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "In less than a week, my officers were able to work quickly and efficiently to gather evidence and make an arrest. I'm confident that they've built a strong case that will lead to a conviction of the suspect, so that the public may be assured that another dangerous individual is off the streets."

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects Wanted in Connection to Downtown Home Invasion

 

Today, Friday, November 17, 2017, after an extensive and thorough investigation by District A-1 (Downtown) detectives, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit were able to locate and arrest two suspects involved in a violent home invasion that occurred on April 18, 2017 in the area of 185 Fulton Street. The suspects, 28-year-old Neil Tom and 25-year-old Julie Podier, both of Brockton, were the targets of an arrest warrant issued from Suffolk Superior Court merely two days prior for the armed home invasion in the North End during which one of the victims, who is in a wheelchair, was “pistol whipped” with a firearm.

Tom and Podier will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “I commend the work of my detectives who worked tirelessly over the course of several months to investigate every lead in this case. It is their skill, due-diligence, and dedication that allowed them to identify the suspects and acquire an arrest warrant. Their collaboration with the Fugitive Unit yielded a quick arrest and, in addition to making our city safer, I hope that these arrests provide a measure of comfort and calm to all those impacted by these violent and callous criminals." 

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Found in Possession of Firearm at the Time of Arrest

At about 6:45 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested 38-year-old Charles Williams of Boston for the July 15, 2017 shooting death of Dennis Parham in the area of Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue in this South End. At the time of his arrest in the area of North Beacon Street in District D-14 (Brighton), Williams was found to be in possession of a loaded black semi-automatic firearm with an obliterated serial number. Williams will additionally be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm (3rd & Subsequent Offense), and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Third Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 165 Delhi Street, Mattapan

A few months after already making two arrests in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Javoni Boyd, investigators have now arrested a third suspect who will be charged with Murder. At about 9:25 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2017, members of the BPD Homicide and Fugitive Apprehension Units located and arrested 24-year-old Jerome Greenaway of Hyde Park, in the area of Cleary Square in Hyde Park as a result of their ongoing investigation. The suspect will be arraigned on one count of Murder and three counts of Assault to Murder today in West Roxbury District Court.

“The BPD Homicide detectives have worked this case tirelessly for the past three and a half months,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. “They didn’t close the case simply because they made that first arrest in July. Their goal is to hold every single person responsible for this young man’s death accountable for their criminal acts and bring justice for Javoni and his family.”

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:

At about 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 165 Delhi Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Boyd, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Boyd was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Even with this latest arrest, 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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Recover Three Illegal Firearms in Three Separate Incidents

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INCIDENT #1: At about 2:20 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Dudley Street and East Cottage Street in District B-2 (Roxbury), when they observed several males known to officers near Backwoods Pizza. Upon observing the officers, the males entered the pizza shop. A moment later, one of the males exited wearing his hood over his head in 79-degree weather and avoiding eye contact with the officers. Officers maintained surveillance and after a short distance, the male grabbed his waistband and quickened his pace. At this point officers attempted to stop the male. A short foot pursuit ensued, during which the male ignored officers’ commands to show his hands and stop. Officers were finally able to apprehend the male at which time a pat frisk revealed a loaded Glock 27 .40 caliber firearm in the male’s waistband. Officers arrested 25-year-old Joao Fernandes of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. 

INCIDENT #2: At about 9:30 PM on September 11, 2017, members of the YVSF observed a group smoking and drinking on the sidewalk around a parked car with its driver’s side doors ajar in the area of 73 Charles Street in District C-11 (Dorchester). The officers observed a female sitting in the vehicle’s driver’s seat and a male sitting in the passenger seat behind her. Upon approach, an officer observed an item passed between the male and the female. When the officer inquired about the exchange, the female told the officer she gave him a cigarette. Not seeing a cigarette in the male’s possession, the officers conducted a pat frisk of the passenger area of the vehicle. Officers immediately located a loaded silver Jennings J-22 pistol under the driver’s seat. Officers arrested the 28-year-old year old female, identified as Gabriella Pachman of South Weymouth, and the 16-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and charged them with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

INCIDENT #3: Earlier this morning, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, members of the Fugitive Unit located and arrested 37-year-old Maurice Berry of Dorchester, wanted by the Sexual Assault Unit on a straight warrant for Rape. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a loaded Walther P22 firearm in the backyard of his residence. Berry was also found to be in violation of a restraining order at the time of his arrest. Berry will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
 

Investigation Update: Boston Police Arrest Suspect in 2015 Murder at Arbour Hospital

 

At about 2:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 41-year-old Hameen R. Edwards of Dorchester on an active straight warrant for Murder out of Suffolk Superior Court. Edwards was wanted for the 2015 murder of 50-year-old John Duggie of Framingham.

On July 2, 2015, staff members at the Arbour Hospital at 49 Robinwood Avenue, Jamaica Plain found Edwards kneeling over the victim Duggie who had suffered a wound to his head. One month later, Duggie succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Almost exactly two years later, after an extensive investigation, the suspect, Edwards, has been arrested and will answer to the charge of Murder on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "This shows that my detectives never forget a single victim. Whether it takes two days or two years, they work extremely hard every day to bring justice for the victims and their families."

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Convenience Store Robbery in Hyde Park

 

Two days after an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hyde Park, one of the suspects responsible for the crime is behind bars. At about 7:20 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at 1503 River Street (River Park Food Mart) in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers spoke to store employees who stated that three males entered the location and attempted to rob the store at gunpoint. During the robbery, one of the suspects discharged a firearm striking two victims. Both victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. After an extensive investigation and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, investigators were able to identify one of the suspects. Earlier this evening, at about 7:00pm, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit were able to locate and apprehend Nickolas Baldeo, 20, of Fall River who is charged with Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Assault to Rob.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I want to commend my officers for the dogged determination and hard work that led to the timely arrest of the suspect in this case. Clearly, our city’s a safer place with an individual like this behind bars and, again, I want to thank my officers for comprehensive investigation that led to his apprehension.”

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District E-18 (Hyde Park) detectives at (617) 343-5607.

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.

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Non-Fatal Stabbing in Boston Common

Earlier today, at about 6:15 AM on Monday, July 31, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested Victor Carrasquillo, 18, 0f Dorchester, in the area of 40 Gibson Street in Dorchester in relation to a non-fatal stabbing that occurred on the Boston Common. At about 5:20 PM on Wednesday July, 26, 2017, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person stabbed after a fight inside the park. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound who was quickly transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which were considered serious. After a thorough investigation, the suspect was identified and taken into custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court where he will be charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder.

UPDATE: BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Suspect Wanted in Connection with 2016 Homicide

Today, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested 25-year-old Calvin Boykins of Roxbury in relation to the 2016 shooting death of 22-year-old Marquis Waithe. Officers arrested Boykins on an active warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court for Murder, three counts of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and firearm related charges. Also being charged for Waithe’s murder is 24-year-old Jonathon Aquavivas of Brighton, who was already in custody on an unrelated homicide charge. 

The facts of the incident are as follows: At about 5:46 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 55 Brookledge Street. Upon arrival, officers located 22-year-old Marquis Waithe of Roxbury suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Waithe was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “My heart goes out to the family of the victim, and I want them—and all the families of victims of homicides—to know that their loved one is never forgotten. My homicide detectives and the prosecutors assigned to the District Attorney’s office work tirelessly to bring justice for each and every victim, and we hope this development will send the message that we never give up seeking justice.”

BPD Arrests Suspect in Connection to April 2017 Non-Fatal Shooting

After a lengthy fugitive investigation, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Youth Violence Strike Force, and the US Marshals HIDTA Task Force were able to track wanted shooting suspect 19-year-old Tynigel Belgrave of Dorchester to New York where he was arrested this morning, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the US Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force in the area of 880 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY.
 
Belgrave had an active and outstanding warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Assault with Intent to Murder and several firearm related charges stemming from a non-fatal shooting that occurred on April 11, 2017 in the area of 20 Vesta Road, Dorchester. Belgrave had been on the run for several months since the incident, initially fleeing from Boston to Connecticut, then ultimately traveling to New York City. Belgrave will be arraigned as a Fugitive from Justice in Brooklyn and await extradition back to Boston by the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
 
“Despite the lack of cooperation from the victim, who refused to even identify himself to officers in this incident, the detectives and specialized units were able to piece together facts and circumstances leading to the identification and apprehension of the suspect,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “It was the great teamwork and effort from the Fugitive Unit, YVSF, District B-3 detectives, and the US Marshals Service, as well as assistance from the community, that allowed us to track down and apprehend this violent criminal.”