Stabbing Victim Expected to Survive…Police Search for PerpetratorOn Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at approximately 11:35pm, Officers assigned to Area D-4 (lower Roxbury / Fenway), responded to the area of 110 Gainsborough Street for a report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, Officers observed Boston EMS treating a 26 year-old, black male, for an apparent stab wound to the upper chest. The victim was transported to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital for treatment for his non-life threatening wound. Officers located a witness to the incident and they were informed that the victim was approached by an unknown black male, 30-35 years, close cropped black hair, clean shaven, wearing a black & white zip-up hoodie (dice logo pattern) and stated “Do you know me?” An altercation ensued and the unknown suspect stabbed the victim in the upper chest before fleeing the area. Officers immediately searched the general area for the suspect to no avail. The victim is currently in stable condition and is expected to survive. Boston Police Area D-4 detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident. Anyone with information regarding the above-mentioned suspect is urged to call the D-4 detective unit at 617-343-4683. Individuals wishing to relay information in an anonymous manner may do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text “TIP” to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is committed in protecting the identity of cooperative community members who wish to remain anonymous. Downtown Thief Arrested By Detail Officers After Trying To Strike Again On January 27, 2009, at approximately 10:40am, an employee of Oasis Technology came into the front desk of Area A-1 (downtown), to report a theft of an X-box video game system from the lounge area of his place of employment, 175 Portland Street. The reporting party stated that the theft took place on 1-27-09, between the hours of 3:40pm – 3:45pm. He went on to state that the suspect was captured on surveillance video and described as an unknown black male. It was also learned that this was the second theft by a similar looking suspect within a three week period. On the first occasion, the suspect stole a computer from the establishment. Area A-1 (downtown) detectives launched an investigation into the theft and took custody of the surveillance video. Photos of the suspect were printed and distributed to area businesses in the hope of identifying the black male suspect. An A-1 detective traveled to Oasis Technology and supplied the employees with the photo of the suspect and instructed to call 911 if he were to return. On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at approximately 9:01am, officers assigned to Area A-1 (downtown), responded to Oasis Technology, 175 Portland Street, for a report of a larceny in progress. Officers arrived on-scene and spoke with Oasis employees who informed them that they observed an unknown black male exit the elevator to the fourth floor and enter the conference room. The unknown black male was immediately recognized as the same suspect that was caught on surveillance video stealing a computer from their company back in January 2009. The black male then exited the conference room carrying a black bag and entered the men’s room. At this time, two Oasis employees entered the men’s room and confronted the unknown black male. The black male was in possession of a black bag containing a WII video game system, numerous video games and several controllers. They also recognized the black bag as their property that was stolen in January along with the computer. One of the Oasis employees checked the conference room and discovered the WII system and other items to be missing. The black male admitted to stealing the gaming system and abruptly ran from the men’s room and exited the building with the Oasis employee’s giving chase. Once outside, several officers conducting details observed the chase and broadcast the description of the fleeing black male. The detail officers gave chase down Portland Street and ultimately apprehended the suspect in the area of 101 Merrimack Street. Oasis employees were able to positively identify the suspect and their property was returned. Officers arrested Michael Payne, 54, of Boston on the charges of Larceny From a Building. Area A-1 detectives will also charge Mr. Payne with the theft that took place within Oasis Technology in January of 209. They are also investigating the possibility that Mr. Payne is responsible for several other similar crimes in the general area in recent time. Officers Arrest Man With Firearm and Crack Cocaine On Monday, June 15, 2009, at approximately 12:43am, Officers assigned to Area B-2 (Roxbury), received information that four individuals were selling drugs in the area of Madison Park Court. They also learned that these individuals may be in possession of a firearm. The officers relayed this information to other B-2 officers and searched the general area. While doing so, Officers heard a loud noise coming from the rear of 110 Madison Park Court. Four individuals fitting the description were then located. A large bottle of Bacardi rum was observed on the ground and one of the parties was observed to have a plastic cup in his hand. The cup was later discovered to contain an alcoholic beverage. Officers immediately ordered the individuals to show them their hands to which they refused. Based on the information of them possibly possessing a firearm, coupled with them refusing to obey lawful orders, the officers were forced to order the suspects to the ground at gunpoint. The suspects complied and a loaded Highpoint 9mm semi-automatic firearm was located on the ground next to one of the suspects. That suspect was immediately placed into custody. During a search of the suspect, Seven (7) plastic bags of crack cocaine were located in his rear pocket. A computer check of the seized firearm showed it was stolen out of Bamberg, South Carolina. Officers arrested Dequann Whyte, 17, of Boston on the charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trespassing, Person Under Twenty-One in Possession of Alcohol, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Class B Substance (crack cocaine) With Intent to Distribute Within 1000 feet of a School Zone.