BPD Officers Once Again Prepare for Upcoming Independence Day Festivities

Following up on last year’s performance of God Bless America, Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty are back to share their rendition of our National Anthem. Special thanks to Kevin Quinn and everyone at iHeart Media for their collaborative support on this project. On behalf of all of us here at the Boston Police Department, we wish you all a very happy and safe 4th of July.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 17
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 20

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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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 Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for Upcoming Fourth of July Events

JULY 4TH TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require street closings and parking restrictions at select locations in Boston.  People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary.  Please see www.boston.gov for the most up to date July 4th traffic and parking impacts on local streets in the city.

 In addition to state owned roadways in the area, due to the concert and fireworks at the Hatch Shell, the following local streets in the Back Bay will be closed to traffic.

 

Wednesday, 7/3/19, beginning at 3 PM

• Berkeley Street at Beacon Street

 

Thursday, 7/4/18, beginning at 6 PM

• Beacon Street, from Charles Street to Massachusetts Avenue, and all streets feeding into Beacon Street

• Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

 

Parking will be impacted in the Back Bay as follows.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday through Thursday”

• Beacon Street North side (even side), from David Mugar Way to Clarendon Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Wednesday & Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue

• Berkeley Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Clarendon Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Dartmouth Street both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street

• Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G Mugar Way

• Chestnut Street both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Revere Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Charles Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to St. James Avenue

• Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street

• Clarendon Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Fairfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Gloucester Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Hereford Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Massachusetts Avenue, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Charlesgate East

• Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

 

The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 AM on Thursday, July 4, at City Hall Plaza.  Traffic and parking in the vicinity of Government Center and Downtown will be impacted as follows.

 Traffic delays should be expected on the following parade route from approximately 9 AM through 10:15 AM.

 Leave City Hall Plaza, turn left onto Cambridge Street, continue onto Tremont Street, left onto Winter Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State House, left onto Congress Street, to Faneuil Hall.  During the pause at approximately 10 AM, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place from the balcony of the Old State House.  It is anticipated that Congress Street, State Street and Devonshire Street at the Old state House will be closed to traffic while the reading is taking place.

 

Parking will be impacted as follows.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Thursday”

• Cambridge Street, City Hall side, from Court Street to the JFK Federal Building

• Devonshire Street, both sides, from State Street to Quaker Lane

• State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm and Drugs During Warrant Arrest of an Armed Robbery Suspect

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm During the Warrant Arrest of a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery: About 1:34 pm, on Friday, June 28, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 82 George Street when they observed an individual known to have an outstanding warrant relative to an armed robbery that occurred less than a week earlier on American Legion Highway in Roslindale. Upon seeing the suspect, officers promptly approached and placed the suspect under arrest. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover a firearm (see photo) later determined to be a loaded, black Glock 27 firearm with nine rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. In addition to the firearm, the suspect was found to be in possession of large amount of a brown powder believed to be heroin which was wrapped in plastic and covered in tinfoil. In addition to the warrant, the suspect, Alexander Soto, 21, of Boston was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:22 PM on Friday June 28, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest after recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during a traffic stop in the area of 486 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As they approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Kharone Greene, 21, of Mattapan, they observed him quickly lean towards the passenger side of the vehicle and discard an unknown object. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed the operator and conducted a frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber Walther PPK handgun in the area where he had been reaching. The suspect was then immediately placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers also seized $838.00 in U.S. Currency from the driver’s side door storage pocket along with two digital scales and numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

BPD Investigators Seek Public's Help in Effort to Locate Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 66 Milton Avenue in Dorchester

Investigation Update: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's help in an effort to locate murder suspect wanted in connection to ongoing death investigation in the area of 66 Milton Avenue in Dorchester. Boston Police Detectives have identified the above pictured suspect wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred last month in Dorchester. Ricardo Jamesy Washington, 24, of Roxbury, is wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Dorchester District Court on charges of Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Ricardo Washington is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

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.

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

At about 10:05 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Milton Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim inside a residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced non-viable on scene. The victim was later identified as Donell Davis, 24-years-old, of Boston.

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.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in East Boston

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 7:15 PM on Thursday June 27, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Carlique President, 32, of Mattapan, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 290 William McClellan Highway in East Boston. The officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the suspect in Dorchester District Court as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation. The officers observed the suspect as he was operating a motor vehicle at which time they performed a traffic stop. The officers then secured the suspect and conducted their search which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 handgun as well as several small bags of crack cocaine from inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 28, 2019

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

Residential Break-ins: 0
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: We Belong - Police Commissioner and Members of the Boston Police Department Attend Participant Graduation!

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, Command Staff, and members of the Boston Police Department gathered at the Harvard Club on Commonwealth Avenue to celebrate the graduation of several participants in the ‘We Belong’ program.

The graduation featured a welcome from the Harvard Club, Boston PAL board member Marcus DeFlorimonte, an address from keynote speaker Commissioner Gross, and finally certificates presented by BPD and civic leaders.

The We Belong: Empowering Youth Through Leadership Program was established to help young people succeed by connecting them with civic leaders, nonprofit and business executives, and elected officials.

Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers Recognized for their Efforts at the 4th Annual PAARI Awards in Gloucester

Great Work Recognized: On Wednesday June 26, 2019, Deputy Superintendent Michael Stratton, Lieutenant David Murphy, Sergeant Peter Messina, Officer Josh DeLisle, Officer Joshua De La Rosa and Officer Daniel Harlow were honored to be among this year’s recipients for the 2019 PAARI Law Enforcement Leadership Award. PAARI, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, was founded in 2016 and has grown into a national movement involving nearly 500 law enforcement agencies who believe in treatment over arrest and incarceration. Since its inception, the program has helped more than 20,000 people take their first steps towards recovery. We thank PAARI for recognizing the efforts of our officers as we salute them for their compassion and commitment to helping those in need.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 2

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

Investigation Update: Fatally Wounded Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified

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UPDATE: At about 5:15 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019, officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 506 Geneva Avenue (Town Field) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two black male suspects fleeing from the scene. Officers continued their pursuit of the suspects, one of whom fled up Mather Street while the other male, suspect #1, who was observed carrying a firearm, fled to the area of 10 Penhallow Street in Dorchester. Suspect #1 fired at the officers who returned fire. Suspect #1, who has since been identified as Jaymil Ellerbe, 19-years old, of Dorchester, was fatally wounded while the second suspect, made good on his escape from officers. Officers continued to search the area for suspect #2 to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigations Team 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.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ in Mattapan: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Dunkin’ located at 895 Morton Street in Mattapan. Commissioner Gross, Captain Fitzpatrick, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and several officers from District B-3, shared a cup of coffee and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

 

Roxbury Man Arrested on Gun and Trafficking Charges After Motor Vehicle Stop

At about 12:50AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, officers assigned to District B2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm and drug arrest in the area of Magazine Street and Kemble Street in Roxbury.

While patrolling the area, officers observed a motor vehicle travelling on Magazine Street towards Massachusetts Avenue fail to stop at a solid red light. Officers activated their lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop officers recovered a loaded Pietro Baretta .380, Model 84BB with thirteen rounds in the magazine. While officers were conducting a search incident to arrest, they observed a plastic bag with individually packaged plastic bags, believed to contain methamphetamine’s and a small bag of a brown powder like substance believed to be Fentanyl.  Officers seized more than $8,000 in U.S. Currency, 41 grams of a clear crystal white substance, 61 grams of a brown powder substance, 13 grams of a white rock substance and 43 pieces of a white pill with the name “Xanax” on it.

Thiago Teixeira was arrested and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Trafficking Class A, Drugs (28-99 Grams), Trafficking Class B, Drugs (28-99 grams), Possession with intent to Distribute, Class B, Drugs.

Three Suspects Arrested in Hyde Park on Gun and Drug Related Charges

At about 11:46PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, officers assigned to District E18 (Hyde Park) responded to the area of 815 Hyde Park Avenue for a report of several males attempting to break into a building.

On arrival, officers observed three males crouched down near a motor vehicle in the rear driveway of 811 Hyde Park Avenue. As officers approached, the three males fled on foot in the direction of Forest Hills.  Officers utilized their flash lights to clearly illuminate the suspects and apprehended them a short time later. 

Recovered from the scene were three firearms: a loaded Ruger P95 9mm, containing 5 rounds in the chamber, a Micro Desert Eagle .380, a Glock 26 9mm, containing 13 rounds of ammunition in a large capacity feeding device, $356.00 in US Currency, 4 small plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, 5 plastic packages of blunt wraps, and a small plastic baggy containing 1 vile of commercially packaged THC oil.

Eric Andujar, 22, of Hyde Park was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

Luis Munoz, 22, of Roxbury was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

The 17-year-old Juvenile of Hyde Park was placed under arrest and charged with: Delinquent to wit Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Delinquent to wit Possession with intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

All three suspects will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

Suspect Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Following Shooting on Penhallow Street in Dorchester

 

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 10:24 PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Ernest Watkins, 21-years-old, of Dorchester in the area of Melville Avenue and Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Watkins is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  

The facts of the initial incident are as follows: At about 5:15 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019, officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 506 Geneva Avenue (Town Field) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two black male suspects fleeing from the scene. Officers continued their pursuit of the suspects, one of whom fled up Mather Street while the other male, suspect #1, who was observed carrying a firearm, fled to the area of 10 Penhallow Street in Dorchester. Suspect #1 fired at the officers who returned fire. Suspect #1 was fatally wounded while the second suspect, who was later identified as Ernest Watkins, made good on his escape from officers. Officers continued to search the area for Watkins to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigations Team 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.

 

Missing Person Alert: Jeremy Rouse

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate 17-year-old Jeremy Rouse. Jeremy was last seen at about 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, in the area of Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street in Roxbury. Jeremy is described as a Black-Hispanic male, with a slim build, and dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and black and pink sneakers. Jeremy suffers from mental health and physical issues for which he takes medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeremy Rouse is advised to contact District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives directly at 617-343-4275.