UPDATE: Officers Arrest Suspect for November 2018 Murder in Mattapan

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At about 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit took custody of Patrick Lys, 31-years-old, of Weymouth. Lys was arrested by Springfield Police Department and transported to Boston for an outstanding warrant out of Dorchester District Court on the charge of Murder. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 1:58 AM on Sunday, November 18, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 10 Westmore Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Korey Wornum-Parker, 28, of Roxbury.

 

BPD Homicide Detectives and District B-3 Detectives Charge Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in the Area of 12 Halborn Street in Mattapan

 

At about 11:06 PM, on Friday, January 11, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 12 Halborn Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late thirties suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds. At the time of the incident the victim was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

At about 10:30 AM, on Monday, January 14, 2019, District B-3 Detective’s arrested Danny Nunez, 26 of Hyde Park and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  Nunez will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 12:56 AM on Thursday January 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made onsite firearm arrest while conducting a traffic stop in the area of 776 Washington Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle with a malfunctioning brake light and were approaching to speak with the operator when the front seat passenger, later identified as Demitrius Woodson, 22, of Cambridge, suddenly reached forward and concealed an unknown object under the seat. Officers called for additional units after observing both the operator and the passenger behaving in a nervous fashion. Officers removed both parties and conducted a pat frisk of both parties and the vehicle which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Ruger P89 handgun from underneath the front passenger’s side seat. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. The operator was issued a written warning for the equipment violation and released from the scene. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

Officers Arrest One, Recover Drugs and Firearm in Dorchester

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At about 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made and onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Geneva Avenue and Park Street in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of the above location. While speaking to the operator, officers observed the male to appear extremely nervous during their interaction and while looking for his registration inside of the glove compartment. Officers asked the male to step out of the vehicle to which he complied. At this time, officers observed the handle of a firearm inside of the suspect’s coat pocket. Officers recovered a black Lorcin 380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. Further investigation led to the discovery of twelve individual plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana as well as an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Christopher Chavis, 32-years-old, of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. Chavis is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Johnston Road in Dorchester

 

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 3:05 AM, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 19 Johnston Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Emmanuel Molin, 32, of Taunton.

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 19 Johnston Road in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 3:05 AM, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 19 Johnston Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 30’s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to a local area 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.

 

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.

 

Safer Boston: Search Warrant Enables BPD Officers to Recover a Firearm in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:07pm, on Friday, December 28, 2018, detectives from District B-3 (Mattapan) executed a search warrant in the area of 67 Ceylon Street in Dorchester. As a result of the search, officers were able to locate and confiscate a black semi-automatic Walther P99 9mm firearm and a black Walther P99 magazine. In light of the items that were discovered, officers charged Darryl Dowdell, 40, of Boston with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Fugitive Unit Arrests Suspect Wanted for Murder in the area of 50 Evelyn Street in Stoughton 

UPDATE: As part of the May 15, 2018 homicide investigation in the area of 50 Evelyn Street in Mattapan, officers arrested Jocelyn Vasquez, 32-years-old of Dorchester for the murder of 33-year-old Garfield Thomas. With the assistance of Stoughton Police, officers were able to locate the suspect in the area of 147 Seaver Street in Stoughton. Vasquez is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on a straight warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

The original facts of the investigation are as follows: At about 10:39 AM on Tuesday May 15, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 50 Evelyn Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim, who has since been identified as 33-year-old Garfield Thomas of Mattapan, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

 



UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 7 Dyer Street in Dorchester

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 12:34 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a shot spotter notification in the area of Astoria Street. On arrival officers located numerous pieces of ballistic evidence. A short time later officers received another radio call for two males shot inside of a motor vehicle in the area of 7 Dyer Street. One male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital. The other male victim was pronounced deceased on scene and has since been identified as Myssiah Pledger, 18-years-old, of Dorchester.  Officers received further notification of a third male shot who self-applied to a local area hospital with non- life-threatening 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.

Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in Mattapan

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At about 1:15 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 1575 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. While on directed patrol in the area of the above location, officers made a motor vehicle stop as part of an ongoing drug investigation. During the traffic stop, the operator looked back at the officers multiple times while he appeared to place an object underneath him while he sat in the driver’s seat. When officers approached the motor vehicle, they observed the operator to be shaking uncontrollably and constantly hiding his hands from the officers’ sight. The operator became increasingly evasive with his answers to officers, who then removed him from the motor vehicle, fearing he was in possession of a weapon. While the suspect was removed from the vehicle, officers observed a black Ruger LCP .380 loaded with three rounds of live ammunition on the driver’s seat where the suspect had been sitting.  

Officers arrested Dionix Villilo, 20-years-old of Hyde Park and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Villilo is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile After Recovering Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

At about 5:22PM on Wednesday December 26, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest while on patrol in the area of 90 Ames Street. Officers observed a male juvenile with his right-hand in his coat pocket grasping an unknown object. The suspect appeared to be extremely nervous as the officers approached to speak with him. During the interaction the suspect would not maintain eye contact with the officers and fled on foot into the courtyard between several buildings throughout the housing complex. Officers gave chase and at no time did the suspect remove his right hand from his coat pocket. Officers observed the suspect kneel down in front of a parked motor vehicle, pull an object out of his waistband area and throw it underneath the motor vehicle. The suspect tried to run back to the rear courtyard of 90 Ames Street but was quickly apprehended by officers. 

Officers recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson firearm underneath the motor vehicle near the front passengers’ tire. The juvenile suspect was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses; Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Delinquent to wit Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  The juvenile suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Death Investigation in the area of 7 Dyer Street in Dorchester

 

At about 12:34 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a shot spotter notification in the area of Astoria Street. On arrival officers located numerous pieces of ballistic evidence. A short time later officers received another radio call for two males shot inside of a motor vehicle in the area of 7 Dyer Street. One male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital. The other male victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  Officers received further notification of a third male shot who self-applied to a local area hospital with non- life-threatening 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.

 

One Under Arrest Following Stabbing in Mattapan

 

At about 12:27 AM on Monday, December 24, 2018 officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattpan) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 760 Cummins Highway. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who was suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim stated he was approached by a male known to him who confronted the victim before punching him and chasing him into an alleyway. The victim stated the suspect stabbed him while inside of the alleyway and then chased the victim to the above area where he called police. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers located the male suspect and placed him under arrest.

Officers arrested Herbert Bousseau, 43-years-old, of Hyde Park. Bousseau is charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

BPD Photo of the Day: Officers from District B-3 Mattapan Host Community Christmas Party for Children in the Neighborhood

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On Thursday, December 20, 2018, Commissioner Gross, Police Officers, and Santa Claus, hosted a community Christmas Party at District B-3 (Mattapan).  Santa handed out donated toys and bikes to the kids. It was a holly-jolly time for all who attended.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover a Firearm After Arresting a Juvenile on Gun-related Charges in Mattapan

ONE LESS GUN: At about 5:51pm, on Monday, December 17, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on patrol in the area of Astoria Street when they observed an individual walking in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. Specifically, officers noted that the individual was clutching at the waistband of his sweatpants with his right hand while the suspect's left arm continued to sway back and forth in a normal manner. Officers further noted that the suspect’s right arm looked to be pressed tightly to his right side as if to indicate that individual was attempting to conceal something. Officers further observed the suspect's stride appeared to be hindered due to the effort being made to control and conceal the object in his waist area. While approaching the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to be nervous and, upon seeing the officers, began to quicken his pace in an effort to avoid them. Believing that the suspect was armed, officers attempted to engage the suspect in conversation. However, as the officers got closer, the suspect took off running. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect. A search of the suspect enabled officers to locate and take possession of a firearm (see photo) found inside the suspect’s waistband.

Officers arrested a 16-year-old male of Boston and charged him with the  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

BPD in the Community: Great time had by all at the District B-3 Girls Softball Program's Annual Holiday Cookie Swap

BPD in the Community: Our officers and the kids from the District B-3 Girls Softball Program and The BASE had a blast tasting, testing and trading cookies and assorted homemade baked goods at the League’s Annual Cookie Swap!!! According to those who attended, the only thing better than the cookies was the company of those who attended. Great time had by all including Officer Ruiz, Officer Brewington, Superintendent Baston, Deputies Colon and Chin and the officers from District B-3 (Mattapan). Yet another opportunity for our officers to interact and connect with the kids in our community in a positive way.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 155 Savannah Avenue Mattapan  

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 9:59 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 155 Savannah Avenue in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Gregory Phillips, 25, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

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

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

 

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers Honored with Commissioner’s Commendations for Their Bravery in the Line of Duty While Subduing an Armed Suspect in Dorchester

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Great Work Recognized: On Thursday December 13, 2018, Commissioner William Gross awarded commendations to Sergeant Thomas Brooks and Police Officers Salvatore Calabrese, David Lateigne, Stephen Puopolo, Robert Robichaud and Kevin Rooney for their actions in the line of duty when confronting an armed suspect.

At about 2:34 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for drug activity which resulted in the arrest of one male and the recovery of a loaded firearm in the area of 20 Ames Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle with a rejected inspection sticker and approached to speak with the operator. While doing so, officers also spoke to an adult male passenger seated in the rear of the vehicle who appeared to be extremely nervous, with his chest visibly moving up and down. When the passenger began to clutch at an unknown object on the right side of the waistband area of his pants, the officers asked both parties to step out of the vehicle. The driver complied and exited the vehicle but the passenger refused, instead choosing to lock the door and roll the window up while continuing to clutch the still unidentified object. Officers repeatedly gave the male verbal commands to exit the vehicle which he refused. Fearing that the suspect was armed, officers forced their way into the vehicle by breaking a window at which time a violent struggle ensued. Officers were eventually able to gain control of the suspect and recover a loaded handgun from his pants.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of these officers, this suspect and a firearm were removed from the streets and possible future violence was averted. 

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

 

Death Investigation in the area of 155 Savannah Avenue Mattapan  

 

At about 9:59 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 155 Savannah Avenue in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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.