Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 3:45 AM on Thursday June 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 11 Brookford Avenue in Roxbury. The officers had been called to the area due to possible drug activity and were speaking to several parties on scene when they observed a distinct bulge in the front sweatshirt pocket of one of the individuals, later identified as Alex Dalomba, 19, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Officers performed a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .380 Taurus PT 738 handgun from the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket. The suspect was immediately 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 and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

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.

 

Members of BPD’s Drug Control Unit Arrest Suspect Caught Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl in the South End

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Members of BPD’s Drug Control Unit Arrest Suspect Caught Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl in the South End: At about 2:25pm, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were on patrol when they observed the operator of a green-colored motor vehicle, which was parked in the area of Wellington Street and Columbus Avenue, engaged in what appeared to be suspicious drug-related activity. Upon closer inspection, officers recognized the operator of the vehicle from previous interactions. While surveilling the car, officers observed an individual, described as a white male, approach the car and engage in what appeared to be a drug-related transaction. During the transaction, officers observed the white male hurriedly approach the suspect’s vehicle before depositing a package in the trunk of the vehicle. When the transaction ended, officers observed the individual hurriedly walk away while the suspect drove off towards Columbus Avenue. Interested in better understanding the nature of the transaction, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the vehicle. When asked where he was coming from, the operator stated that he was coming from the dry cleaners where he had just dropped off his clothes. When officers asked the operator if he’d been anywhere else or interacted with anyone in the last few minutes, the suspect stated, “No.” When asked pointedly about the earlier transaction, the suspect appeared to be startled, flustered and surprised by the question. When further queried about the package in the trunk, the suspect had no explanation and refused to answer any questions. At this time, the suspect was asked to exit the motor vehicle while a BPD K-9 responded to the scene. Once on scene, the BPD K-9 began examining the car for the presence of illegal narcotics. In short time, the BPD K-9 alerted his handler to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.

A search warrant, which was executed on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, enabled officers to locate and seize significant amounts of two Class A Drugs. Specifically, officers seized one kilogram of Fentanyl and one kilogram of Heroin. Consequently, the suspect, Steven Gonzalez, 29, of Boston, was charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin and Fentanyl).

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Connection to Homicide in the area of 120 Huntington Ave in the South End

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Connection to Homicide in the area of 120 Huntington Ave in the South End: Yesterday, at about 10:58 AM, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 120 Huntington Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. That victim has since been identified as Luckinson Oruma, 60, of Roxbury.   

While an arrest has been made in connection to the homicide, 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.

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

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:43 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 566 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. During the course of their investigation, officers were able to safely recover a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-2 handgun from inside the vehicle at which time both the operator, Junior Dorelas, 28, of Brockton and the passenger, Jeffery Anitus, 30, of Brockton, were placed in custody without incident. The firearm was later determined to have been previously reported stolen in York, Maine. Additionally, officers were able to locate and seize several hundred Xanax pills from inside the vehicle as well as a plastic bag containing 11 grams of Fentanyl from Dorelas.

Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property. Dorelas will also be charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Three Suspects in Custody and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to the Sound of Gunfire in Dorchester

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At about 8:19 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested three suspects on firearm related charges after responding to the sound of gunfire in the area of Washington Street and Fenlon Street in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they heard multiple gunshots while travelling on Washington Street. Several witnesses immediately began to direct the officer’s attention to a U-Haul box truck that was accelerating away from the scene at a high rate of speed down Fenelon Street. Officers were able to stop the suspect vehicle with the assistance of additional responding units at the intersection of Thane Street and Athelold Street at which time they immediately removed the operator, later identified as Manuel Duran-Portillo, 22, of Everett. Officers then approached the rear storage area of the truck which was unsecured and partially opened. Officers lifted the sliding door and observed two additional suspects standing inside with two firearms on the floor in front of them. Both suspects, later identified as a 16-year-old from Dorchester and a 16-year-old from Randolph, were quickly placed in custody without incident. The two firearms were then safely recovered and determined to be a loaded 38 special Taurus revolver and a loaded 9mm Bryco Arms handgun. The operator was then also placed in custody without incident.

Manuel Duran-Portillo will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop for Police. The two juvenile suspects will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

 

BATTLE OF THE BLUE: Local Catholic Academy Plays Hoops with Boston Police

BATTLE OF THE BLUE: Monday, June 3, 2019, the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy enjoyed playing a friendly game of basketball against some of the men and woman from the Boston Police Department. The officers from the Department’s Bureau of Community Engagement have built strong and meaningful relationships with the students both on and off the court.  BPD knows the talent of the 7 and 8 grade team, so they made sure to bring their “A” game this time since they did not do so well against the Lower Mills Campus students a few month ago. 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer James T. Malloy Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 85 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer James T. Malloy Who Was Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 85 Years Ago: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer James T. Malloy who was killed in the line of duty on this day, June 4, 1934, while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle in Charlestown 85 years ago. Officer Malloy’s death came as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck in the area of Bunker Hill & Hunter Streets and dragged 125 feet by the vehicle that struck him. The operator of the car, Francis Jart, was arrested and charged with Officer Malloy’s death.  

The 35-year-old Malloy was a 7-year veteran of the department at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and two children.  

Officer Malloy was laid to rest at the Calvary Cemetery in Waltham and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 10, East Line 4.

In Boston, his name is etched on the Wall of Honor at BPD Headquarters and the Mass Law Enforcement Memorial located on the grounds of the Massachusetts State House. Additionally, a Hero Sign is posted in honor and memory of Officer Malloy at the corner of Bunker Hill and Hunter Streets in Charlestown. Should you find yourself in that area, please keep an eye out for Malloy’s Hero Sign and, if time allows, take a second to say a prayer and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a brave soul who died protecting and serving our city while also recognizing the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by all those he left behind.    

Suspect Arrested in Homicide in the area of 120 Huntington Avenue in the South End

 

HOMICIDE ARREST: At about 10:58 AM, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 120 Huntington Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Officers on scene received information that the suspect had fled the scene in a taxi cab. Quick response from a detail officer in the area allowed officers to locate the taxi cab and subsequently the suspect who was placed under arrest in the area of 1 Ring Road in the Back Bay.

Officers arrested Phillip Foy, 34-years-old, of Pawtucket. Foy is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Murder, Armed Carjacking and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

At this time, investigators do not believe there is any active threat to the public. 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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Bank Robber Taken into Custody After Falsely Claiming to have been Assaulted and Robbed in South Boston  

 

At about 1:08 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in the area of 501 Southampton Street (East Boston Savings Bank) in South Boston. On arrival, officers were informed by the victim who stated an unknown male suspect with a distinct limp had entered the bank and handed her a note demanding cash and that he was also in possession of a bomb. The victim stated she handed over the money which the suspect took before fleeing the bank in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

At about 6:35 PM District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives assisted officers with a robbery report in the area of 441 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Detectives spoke to the supposed victim who stated that he had been attacked and robbed by a group of people inside of an apartment. The victim, who walked with a distinct limp, refused medical treatment and stated he wanted a ride to Logan Airport so he could return to Chicago. Detectives immediately recognized the victim to in fact be the suspect in the earlier bank robbery. The suspect was promptly taken into custody. Officers recovered the stolen money from the suspect’s person.   

Officers arrested Eugene Davis, 54-years-old, of Chicago. Davis is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Armed Robbery. Additionally, Davis was discovered to have multiple warrants including an active warrant out of Quincy District Court for Larceny Over $1200 and another active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Aggravated Assault, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault and Battery.

 

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, June 3, 2019

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 9
Vehicle Recoveries: 6
Vehicle Breaks: 16

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Honoring the Fallen: Annual Police Memorial Mass Held at Mount Hope Cemetery

HONORING THE FALLEN: On Sunday, June 2, 2019, members of the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Relief Association gathered with friends and family at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan for a Memorial Mass to honor and remember the officers who passed away this past year. To all who dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the City of Boston, we offer an everlasting and eternal, "Thank you."

 

Male Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Fourth Offense Following Shots Fired in Roxbury

At about 1:30 AM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Dalkeith Street in Roxbury. Officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Balfour Street. On arrival, officers observed a male standing across the street from where the shots were fired. The male appeared to be extremely nervous, breathing heavy and continually looking over his shoulder toward a motor vehicle parked on Dalkeith Street, a short distance away from the male and the shots fired incident. Officers continued their dialogue with the male who stated that he did not live in the area and that his car was parked on Dalkeith Street. Officers approached the motor vehicle and upon opening the passenger’s side door, immediately located a Glock 27 firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition resting underneath the passenger’s seat. The suspect was placed under arrest. Additionally, officers recovered another firearm, a Smith and Wesson model 5906 loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition, from the rear middle seat of the motor vehicle. 

Officers arrested Darrel Barboza, 36-years-old, of Allston. Barboza is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Fourth Offense, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Fourth Offense, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

One Less Gun: 17-year-old Male Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in the South End

 

One Less Gun: At about 12:38 AM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 111 West Concord Street in the South End. While on a directed patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed two males running on Al Street away from West Newton Street. Simultaneously, officers were notified by BPD Operations of shots fired in the area of 100 West Newton Street. Due to the shots fired call and the proximity of the two males running away from the area, officers attempted to speak with the males. At this time, the males began to run away from officers, who immediately pursued them on foot. During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of one of the males but observed the second male suspect crouch down between two vehicles in the area of 111 West Concord Street. Officers caught up to the suspect and subsequently recovered a Custom Trace firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, from inside of the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket.  Additionally, detectives on scene located ballistic evidence in the area of 100 West Newton Street as well as a motor vehicle with ballistic damage as well. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Boston. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm, within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Removal of a Firearm Serial Number, and Malicious Destruction of Property.