Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm During Investigation into Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

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At about 4:05 PM on Friday August 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Lisa Nguyen, 26, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 45 Adams Street in Dorchester. During the stop, officers located and recovered a fully loaded 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4 with an extended magazine which was loaded 24 rounds of ammunition, including one round in the chamber. The firearm was located inside a bag that the suspect was carrying at the time of the traffic stop.

The officers had stopped the vehicle as part of an investigation into a shots fired incident that occurred on Tuesday August 6, 2019, in the area of 15 Lincoln Street in Dorchester. There were no injuries or ballistic damage reported during the initial incident although officers did recover several shell casings at the crime scene. District detectives continue to investigate the suspect’s possible involvement in that incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

 

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Investigators Arrest One in Connection to the Fatal Shooting of 74-Year-Old Woman in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan

UPDATE: Four months after the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old woman in Mattapan, an arrest has been made in connection to the incident. Earlier today, Friday, August 9, 2019, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Dane Henry, 23, of Roxbury. Henry, who is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, August 12, 2019, is charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Manslaughter.

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

At about 4:57pm, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an elderly female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. That victim has since been identified as Eleanor Maloney, 74, of Mattapan.

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD in the Community: Superintendent Eddings Speaks with Youth from Suffolk Summer Enrichment Program

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Boston Police Superintendent Eddings took a moment to speak with and provide advice to a group of teens from the Summer Suffolk Enrichment Program about careers in criminal justice and law enforcement. The Boston Police Department looks forward to seeing these young men and women as future recruits at the Boston Police Academy!

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, August 9, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

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

Residential Break-ins: 2
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 Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old Suspect After Responding to a Call for a Person with a Gun in the area of the Blackstone School in the South End

 

At about 7:17 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested a juvenile suspect after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the rear parking lot of the Blackstone Innovation School located at 380 Shawmut Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers observed an individual matching the given description and approached to speak with him. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect, later identified as a 14-year-old from Roxbury, immediately took off running but was stopped a short distance away by additional responding officers. Officers placed the suspect in custody after recovering a firearm, which was later revealed to be a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun, and an MTech Extreme knife with a brass knuckle handle from inside a back pack the suspect was carrying. The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Possession of a BB Gun and Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs and Stun Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 9:00 AM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to the Drug Control Units from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) executed a search warrant which led to the arrest of Alexander Delarosa, 43, of Jamaica Plain, on drug and weapons related charges in the area of 25 Wales Street in Dorchester. Officers approached and stopped the suspect at which time they were able to safely recover 23 bags of crack cocaine, 8 bags of fentanyl, several suboxone strips and a stun gun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun.

 

Three Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms During a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 5:39 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested three individuals while recovering three loaded firearms after performing a traffic stop in the area of 27 Ellington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to recent firearm related violence when they stopped a motor vehicle which had been previously reported stolen. As the officers approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Malik Knight, 21, of Dorchester, he attempted to exit the vehicle at which time, the officers immediately observed a firearm in plain view on the driver’s seat. The weapon was later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P handgun. At this time, a violent struggle ensued as the officers attempted to gain control of the suspect. As this was occurring, several individuals who had been standing nearby came towards the officers in an attempt to interfere with their arrest. Two members of the group, later identified as Emoni Eason-Robinson, 21, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, were placed in custody by additional responding officers and charged with Assaulting a Police Officer and Interfering with a Police Officer. Officers were eventually able to place the primary suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded Springfield XD handgun from inside a backpack that the suspect was wearing during the incident. A BPD K-9 Officer then performed a search and located a third firearm, later determined to be a loaded .25 caliber Lorcin handgun, from the general area where the two other suspects had been standing prior to interfering with the officers while in the pursuit of their duties.

The two adult suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment while the 17-year-old suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court. Malik Knight will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 Counts, 2nd and Subsequent, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.

 

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Individuals in Connection to a Home Invasion in the area of Rand Street and Julian Street in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify two individuals in the above photos as it relates to an ongoing home invasion investigation. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 10:33 AM on Friday, August 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a home invasion in the area of Rand Street and Julian Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated two unknown males had broken into her apartment through a rear window. The victim stated the males threatened the victim with a firearm and knife before tying her up and blindfolding her. The victim stated the males proceeded to take various items of value before fleeing the residence, leaving her home in a state of disarray. The males fled the area on distinctive bicycles.

Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage which shows the males prior to the incident in the area of Dacia Street and Brookford Street at about 9:30 AM.  

The male on the bicycle with red pegs and brakes travels on Brookford Street, down Woodbine Street before disappearing in the area of Warren Street.

The second male on the bicycle with blue handle bars travels on Brookford Street to Blue Hill Avenue before disappearing in the area of Lawrence Avenue.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

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.

 

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Individual in Connection to Open and Gross Lewdness in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue  

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the individual in the above photos as it relates to an ongoing open and gross lewdness investigation. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 9:39 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated an unknown white male had been following her as she walked to her residence on August 5, 2019 at about 11:35 PM. The victim stated she had entered her residence and proceeded through two doors, both of which require access, before entering the elevator. 

The victim stated she had obtained surveillance footage which had shown an unknown white male enter the foyer of the residence after the victim had entered the elevator. The male is shown committing a lewd act while inside of the foyer. The male is then shown attempting to access the second door, before leaving the scene. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

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.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, August 8, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 2
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

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.

BPD’s Haircuts for the Homeless Program Connects the Homeless to Services

By Giving Free Haircuts, BPD Officers Are Hoping to Help Connect the Homeless to Services that Could Rebuild Their Lives: It’s been said time and time again that you should never underestimate the power of a good barber, and, in the case of Boston Police Officer Joshua DeLarosa, that old adage has never been truer. Looking for new ways to engage and make inroads within the homeless community that presently occupies the area of Newmarket Square, BPD Officer DeLarosa theorized that, ironically enough, cutting might be the best way to connect. Said DeLarosa, who started cutting hair as a hobby over 15 years ago, “Not everybody wants to talk to a police officer, but everybody loves to talk to their barber.” And, so began a program, dubbed Haircuts for the Homeless, in which DeLarosa, in his new position as one of the BPD’s Homeless Liaisons along with Officer Arthur Depinho, and friends began providing free haircuts to members of the homeless community every Monday from 9:00am to noon at the Homeless Engagement Center at 112 Southampton Street. No doubt, the early returns have been positive. In fact, in the first four weeks of the program, which began in May of 2019, DeLarosa and friends have given out over 150 haircuts. And, while DeLarosa is most assuredly encouraged by the program’s early popularity, he’s more excited about its long-term potential. Said DeLarosa, “When you think about it, a haircut is transformative. It does wonders for a person’s self-esteem. And, in many ways, it’s a metaphor for what we’re trying to do out here. We’re trying to help people confront and conquer their addictions. And, if we can connect them to the right detox facility, there’s nothing more transformative than that.” DeLarosa is the first to admit that he’s far from a miracle worker, but every haircut provides him an intimate opportunity to perform one. Said DeLarosa, “When a person sits down in my chair for a haircut, I want to be encouraging. So, I take the opportunity to tell them that everybody has the right to live a good life and, if they’re willing to trust me, I can get them into a facility within 24 hours.” On any given day, DeLarosa has 20 to 30 referral spots or beds available to him at various detox facilities throughout the state. After the first 100 haircuts, DeLarosa had placed 20% of his clientele in treatment centers. Impressive numbers for sure, but DeLarosa knows there’s still much work to be done. “As a police department, we’re always looking for new and better ways to build trust and help people. Hopefully, giving haircuts is something we can use to help people get the help they need.”   

 

BPD Photos of the Day: National Night Out 2019

Please enjoy some phenomenal photos highlighting National Night Out 2019. National Night Out is a two-night, citywide celebration of crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie in Boston. Earlier this week Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Commissioner William G. Gross and District Attorney Rachael Rollins visited neighborhoods around the city to thank community members for their ongoing support and backing of the men and women of the Boston Police Department —and made a point to recognize and honor some of the top Neighborhood Watch groups and community based organizations in their crime prevention successes.

The Boston Police Department’s ability to fight crime is directly related to the strength and energy of the powerful relationships that we have with those we’ve taken an oath to protect and serve. Thank you to the Boston Police Foundation and all who continue to support the Boston Police Department in our mission to reduce fear and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods through community policing. Together we make our community safer!

Boston Police Department Seeking Requests for Proposals for 2020 Shannon Grants

The Boston Police Department is seeking RFP's for the 2020

Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant:

Funded by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant Program incorporates the key elements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model. Grant funds support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution, and reintegration programs.

On August 23rd, 2019, a bidder’s conference will be offered to provide an overview and an opportunity to ask questions. It will be held 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Boston Police Headquarters. The deadline for filing a letter of intent is September 6th, 2019, with proposals due no later than 4pm on September 19th, 2019.

Preference will be given to applications that (1) propose programs that target geographical areas with demonstrated high levels of youth violence, gang problems, and substance abuse; (2) demonstrate a commitment to neighborhood based strategies; (3) outline a comprehensive plan to work with multidisciplinary partners; and (4) provide a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25% contribution from public or private sources.

Please download the attached documents and follow the grant application guidelines. For more information contact DeMon Bills in the Office of Research and Development at demon.bills@pd.boston.gov.

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Death Investigation in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester

 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 46 Wildwood Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim —suffering life-threatening injuries— was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 8, 2019. 

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. 

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.

 

Officers Make Arrest After Two Firearms are Recovered from a Motor Vehicle

At about 7:20 PM, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested suspects, Jordan Hart, 31, of Roxbury, and Paris Quilter, 28, of Dorchester on firearm charges in the area of 9 Moody Street in Dorchester

While on patrol, officers were informed that there were multiple people with firearms sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of Dunbar Avenue and Wentworth Terrace. Meanwhile, another 911 call came in for a person with a gun operating a motor vehicle matching the same description. Officers observed the motor vehicle stopped in traffic and due to the nature of the call, they were able to safely approach the motor vehicle and remove the occupants without incident.

Officers recovered a loaded .45 Glock 21, with one round in the chamber, and 8 rounds in a large capacity magazine. Also recovered from the motor vehicle was a loaded .25 Raven Arms MP-25, with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine.

Hart and Quilter will be charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Children from the Junior Police Academy Visit Patriot Place in Foxborough

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Today, August, 7, 2019, children from District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester), joined Boston Police Officers for a Junior Police Academy outing at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The children were not camera shy and enjoyed taking pictures while touring the Patriots Hall of Fame interactive museum, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. We are happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other. Another successful day with the JPA!

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 3

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: East Boston Community Service Officers Kick Off Hockey Skills Sessions at the Porazzo Skating Rink in East Boston

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On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, BPD Community Service Officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) kicked off a skills session for local residents in preparation of the upcoming hockey season. Scheduled for twice a week from now until November, Officers Marino, Russo, and Dimarzo, with support from the Police Activities League and FMC Ice Sports, neighborhood kids are invited to hone their hockey skills while focusing on player development and our officers get the chance to engage residents in the community they selflessly serve. 

For information on how to register for the upcoming skills sessions, please contact the District A-7 (East Boston) Community Service Office at (617) 343-4752.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 4
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
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.

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan  

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At about 8:34 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Jacob Street in Mattapan. Following a radio call for shots fired in the area of 20 Glenarm Street, officers were on directed patrol in the area of Norfolk Street when they observed a motor vehicle fail to use a signal while turning onto Woodrow Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15 Jacob Street. While speaking with the operator, officers were informed that he did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The operator was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

At this time, while speaking with the two rear passengers, one of whom stated that he was in possession of a firearm. The rear passenger was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a Taurus Millennium 9mm firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. The rear passenger was placed under arrest. Each of the remaining occupants were removed from the vehicle, including a five-year-old and a six-year-old. Officers identified the passengers who were then released from the scene. 

Officers arrested the operator William Walker, 28-years-old, of Dorchester and the rear passenger, a 16-year-old juvenile male of Charlestown. Walker is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense. Walker received a citation for Child Not Secured in Car Seat. Additionally, Walker was discovered to have three active warrants: default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, straight warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and a default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The juvenile male is charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.