BPD in the Community: BPD Partners with the Bruin’s BFit Program for a Presentation at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and recruits from Class 58-18 made a visit to the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester for a presentation on the negative effects of bullying in the community. Partnered with the Boston Bruin’s BFit Program, which focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle through maintaining a proper nutrition and participating in physical activities, a joint presentation emphasized the importance of healthier living for school aged students.

 

Buyer Beware: Boston Police Warn Fans of Counterfeit Tickets Heading Into Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals

BUYER BEWARE: In just a few short hours, on Wednesday June 12, 2019, the Boston Bruins will take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets to the big game. Fans who purchase tickets from a second or third party source are taking a chance. Therefore, we encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources, like online and social media sites such as Craigslist and Reddit, is done at the buyer’s own risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. as well as, the monetary loss.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Be safe, enjoy the game and let’s go B’s!!!

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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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.

 

Great time had by all at today’s Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society’s Annual Cookout for Retirees in Roslindale

ANNUAL COOKOUT: Great to see so many old, familiar faces at today’s Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society’s Annual Cookout for retired #BPD officers and detectives in Roslindale earlier today!!! Great time had by all!!! Retired but never forgotten and always appreciated. God bless 'em all.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to a Call for a Person with a Gun in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 9:38 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Derek Lima, 27, of Randolph, on firearm-related charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 31 Draper Street in Dorchester. On approach, officers observed a person matching the given description of the suspect standing with a group of males in front of 96 Draper Street. Officers performed a pat frisk of the suspect for weapons and immediately recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson MP handgun from the waistband area of the suspect’s pants. The suspect was then placed in custody without incident. While in the rear of the cruiser, the suspect attempted to kick an officer and spit in his face. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

 

Suspect in Custody After Threatening Female Victim with BB Gun in Charlestown

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:07 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested Donquell Mayes, 18, of Stoughton on assault charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 49 Corey Street in Charlestown. During the incident, the suspect had displayed what appeared to be a firearm while threatening an adult female victim during a confrontation. Responding officers soon located and stopped the suspect and then recovered what was later determined to be a Magnum Force Desert Eagle BB Gun which he had discarded in a nearby dumpster. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to Wit: Gun).

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 5
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.

Brockton Man Arrested on Gun Charges in Jamaica Plain

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

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

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

Buyer Beware: Boston Police Warn Fans of Counterfeit Tickets Heading Into Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals

BUYER BEWARE: On Wednesday June 12, 2019, the Boston Bruins will take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets to the big game. Fans who purchase tickets from a second or third party source are taking a chance. Therefore, we encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources, like online and social media sites such as Craigslist and Reddit, is done at the buyer’s own risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. as well as, the monetary loss.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Be safe, enjoy the game and let’s go B’s!!!

 

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, June 10, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 6
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.

 

Suspect in Custody after BPD Officers Respond to Bank Robbery in Roslindale

 

ARREST MADE: At about 10:03 AM on Monday June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) arrested Donald Martin, 60, of Boston, after responding to a call for an unarmed bank robbery at the TD Bank located at 930 American Legion Highway in Roslindale. On arrival, officers immediately located the suspect as he was walking to a nearby parked motor vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody after a brief struggle which resulted in minor injuries to three officers on scene. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unarmed Robbery (Bank) and Larceny Over $250 and Resisting Arrest.

 

One in Custody and Firearm Recovered After Armed Robbery in Roxbury  

 

At about 12:22 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 86 Codman Park in Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a Lyft driver, who stated he arrived at the above location for a pick up when an unknown black male entered the rear of his motor vehicle, pulled out a firearm, and pointed it at the victim before demanding the victim’s cell phone and cash. The victim stated he handed over his possessions to the suspect who fled the area on foot toward Washington Street. Additional units arrived at the scene and began to search for the suspect and eventually located two males in the area of Academy Road. Officers approached the males, one of whom matched the description of the suspect who was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition. The suspect was taken into custody. Officers also located a cell phone belonging to the victim as well as his wallet, both of which were returned to the victim. The second male was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested David Walker, 20-years-old, of Dorchester. Walker is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Violation with prior Violent/Drug Crime Conviction, and Armed Robbery. 

 

BPD in the Community: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Massachusetts Held at Nickerson Field

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run and opening ceremonies was held last night, Friday, June 7, 2019, on Nickerson Field at Boston University.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, members of the Boston Police Department, BU Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and many other police agencies from across the state were honored to run with and escort the participants onto the field to kick off this year’s competitions! Through this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run, members of the MA law enforcement community were able to raise over $660,000 to donate to Special Olympics Massachusetts and to support the athletes who live, work, and compete in their local communities.

One Under Arrest on Multiple Warrants and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

 

At approximately 8:20 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Columbia Road and Ceylon Street in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle parked at the intersection of Wayland Street and Howard Avenue. Officers identified the rear passenger, as an individual known to them to have multiple warrants and to possibly be in possession of a firearm. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in order to take the male into custody, but the female operator refused to yield to police. The operator fled from police before coming to a stop in a parking lot at the intersection of Columbia Road and Washington Street. Officers continued their attempt to stop the vehicle when the rear door suddenly opened and the rear passenger jumped out in an effort to flee from officers. A brief foot pursuit occurred before officers successfully apprehended the suspect in the area of 24 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way. Officers subsequently recovered a TCP Taurus firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and five small plastic bags containing crack cocaine from the suspect. The female operator, who was later discovered to have been operating the motor vehicle with a revoked license, was issued a citation, a summons, and was released from the scene along with the front passenger.  

Officers arrested Donell Phillips, 31-years-old, of Lynn. Phillips is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  Additionally, Phillips has multiple active warrants including a warrant out of Lawrence District Court for charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and a warrant out of South Boston District Court for charges of Operating Under the Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Class B Drugs. 


Recent Promotions: BPD Officer Promoted to Sergeant and One Officer Rated as Detective

Congratulations to Michael P. McHugh who was recently promoted to Sergeant, and Miguelangelo R. Pires, who was recently promoted to the rank of Detective. Earlier today, Friday, June 7, 2019, a ceremony was held at Boston Police Headquarters where Commissioner William Gross presented the officers with their new gold badges.  We wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 7, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

BPD in the Community: BPD Officer Chambers and Local Students Volunteer at the Our Savior Lutheran Church

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, local students, assisted by Boston Police Officer Chambers —assigned to the School Police Unit, volunteered to serve dinner to homeless veterans and residents at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in A-7 (East Boston).

During his time with the School Police Unit, Officer Chambers has cultivated meaningful relationships with students from all around the city who want to be active in their communities. When asked about his work in the school system, Officer Chambers reflected:

“These students have been an absolute delight to work with as they have exceeded the level of hard work that I require of them. I feel like we are on the cusp of a profound moment in their lives.”