Buyer Beware! Boston Police Continue to Warn Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

During the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is done at the buyer’s risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors.

The department suggests that fans guarantee authenticity by purchasing tickets through the Boston Bruins website, Ticketmaster.com, in person at the TD Garden Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Purchasing via other means, creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket.  Individuals attempting to gain admission using fraudulent tickets will be evicted from the building and face the possibility of arrest.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248. 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). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department in ONLY interested in the INFORMATION you provide, NOT who YOU are.

 

B&E Doesn’t Pay

Early this morning around 2:02AM,  officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested suspects, Charles Moulaison, 18 of Dorchester, Michael B. Martin, 18 of Franklin, and Amir Massey, 18 of Dorchester and charged them with two count of Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime. Officers were initially responded to a call for a crime in progress in the area of King St. and Neponset Ave. for a two black males and a white male breaking into cars on King Street. On arrival, officers were initially unable to locate any suspects but a short while later, officers were able to locate suspect Moulaison who was held pending further investigation. A short while later, responding officers and a detail officer observed the other two suspects traveling on Sturtevant Street. Officers were able to chase down the other two suspects and detain them.

After the suspects were all detained, officers responded to the location of a witness who reported hearing a car alarm and then observing the suspects running down King Street.  After running down the street, the suspect stopped again and started checking the doors of cars again at which point the witness observed the three suspects enter a car that was parked in front of 132 King Street.  Officers responded to the car pointed out by the witness and confirmed that it indeed had been accessed by the suspects.  In addition, officers also located another car that had been accessed by the suspects.

The three suspects were then placed under arrest and transported to the district station. At the station, officers recovered several bags of marijuana from suspect Moulaison and a number of items that potentially were stolen.

A Message from the Neighborhood Watch Unit: Planning a Block Party this Summer? Contact your Local Community Service Officer or the Neighborhood Watch Unit for Assistance!

It's about that time and Neighborhood Watch groups across the city are beginning to make their plans for their annual, summer block parties! The Neighborhood Watch Unit believes the block parties and similar social events are a great way for residents and neighbors to connect and build community.  These neighborhood events provide a way in which people can meet each other and begin to have a dialogue about where they live and what they want for their street.  Block parties usually tend to draw even the most reticent person because they’re fun!  Some of the events that have taken place in the past are ice cream socials, yard sales and tag sales, barbeques and the traditional pot luck block party where people congregate and socialize right on their street.  If you would like to plan a block party call your local CSO office or the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 617-343-4345 for assistance.  

Community Event Listing: Boston Police District C-11 Presents Summer Safety Day & Bike Rodeo

WHAT: The Boston Police Department along with several community partners are hosting a summer safety day for local families. Local children will have the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills and important bicycle safety tips. • Children ages 4-12 years and parents welcome

• Safety Info for Kids and Parents

• Bring your bike and helmet

• Fun Bike Games and Agility Test

• Cool Bike Helmets - Free as supplies last!

• Free raffle for two 20” kids bikes!

WHEN: Saturday June 11, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: I.B.E.W. Local 103 Parking Lot,

256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

WHO: Boston Police District C-11, The Boston Society of Vulcans (Safety Town), the Suffolk, County Sheriff’s Department and Dot Bike

INFO: Call the C-11 Community Service Office at 617-343-4524

DID YOU KNOW: The three common causes of car/bike crashes for kids under 15 years old:

1. Riding out of a driveway without stopping.

2. Running stop signs.

3. Turning left without yielding.

 

Nine things to keep in mind about kids in traffic:

1. Young kids can’t see things out of the corners of their eyes

as well as adults can.

2. Kids often have trouble telling where a sound (like a siren)

is coming from.

3. Kids often lack a sense of danger.

4. Kids are often restless and have trouble waiting for things like

traffic lights.

5. Kids have trouble understanding complex chains of events.

6. Kids have trouble judging speed and distance of oncoming cars.

7. Kids tend to focus only on the things that interest them most.

8. Kids often mix fantasy with reality.

9. Kids may believe that grown-ups will look out for them.

 

Hundreds of Boston Police Officers To March on 'A Day To Remember'

Boston Police Relief Association Memorial Service Honors Deceased Member of the Department WHO:              Mayor Thomas Menino, Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Superintendant-In-Chief Daniel Linskey, Boston Police Relief Society Association President John McGee, Reverend John Connolly, Grand Rabbi Y. A. Korff and the Boston  Police Gaelic Column and Honor Guard.

WHAT:           Hundred of Boston police officers descend on Mount Hope Cemetery to honor deceased members of the Boston Police Department. The event includes a march to the Boston Police Relief Association Memorial, a memorial service and a ‘Reading of the Roll’ to recognize those deceased.

The Boston Police Relief Association, a fraternal benefit association, was organized on January 13, 1871 and incorporated in 1876.

WHERE:         Mount Hope Cemetery main entrance, Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.

WHEN:           Sunday, June 5, 2011 @ 10:00 am.

 

Boston Police Officers Step Up To The Plate For 2nd Annual ‘Field of Dreams’ Wiffle Ball Tournament

Numerous officers participate to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes WHO:              Mayor Thomas Menino; Police Commissioner Edward Davis; Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald; Boston Police Runners Club President and Boston Police Detective Cecil Jones; numerous Boston Police officers and family and friends; Renown singer Rene Rancort

WHAT:           The Boston Police Runners Club is holding the 2nd Annual ‘Field of Dreams’ Wiffle Ball Tournament to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Numerous Boston Police officers and their families will be on hand for some competitive wiffle ball! Last year’s event raised $32,500 for juvenile diabetes. Rene Rancort of Boston Bruins’ fame will perform the National Anthem to kick off the competition.

WHERE:         Boston Athletic Club

650 Summer Street, South Boston

WHEN:           Saturday June 4, 2011 at 12:00pm

National Anthem to be performed at noon

WHY: The Boston Police Runners Club recognized that diabetes has effected many families throughout the Boston Police Department and the community. With the history of charitable efforts undertaken every year by the Boston Police Department, the club believed there was an important opportunity to contribute to this important cause.

Community Reminder: Boston Police Warn Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

During the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is done at the buyer’s risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors.

The department suggests that fans guarantee authenticity by purchasing tickets through the Boston Bruins website, Ticketmaster.com, in person at the TD Garden Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Purchasing via other means, creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket.  Individuals attempting to gain admission using fraudulent tickets will be evicted from the building and face the possibility of arrest.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248. 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). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department in ONLY interested in the INFORMATION you provide, NOT who YOU are.

 

UPDATE: Death Investigation in the Area of 29 Selden Street in Dorchester: Homicide Victim Identified

 At about 9:42pm, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside of 29 Selden Street. On arrival, officers located and observed a 20 year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as 20 year old Raheem Browder of Boston. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

2nd ANNUAL FIELD OF DREAMS WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT HITS THE DIAMOND THIS WEEKEND ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE: JUVENILE DIABETES

Last year Super Fitz and friends raised close to $33,000 for Juvenile Diabetes

“She appeared to be tired. Something wasn’t right and then they told us.”

When doctors told Paul Fitzgerald that his daughter, Caroline, then 8 years-old, had juvenile diabetes, like most parents, he was quick to confess, although familiar with the terminology, he wasn’t completely familiar with the disease. However, that was four years ago. Today, Paul Fitzgerald, a Superintendent in the Boston Police Department, and his family not only have a better understanding of the disease that effects approximately 285 million people worldwide, but they also better understand the responsibility that comes with doing everything in their power to spread the word about the need for funding the research that will one day lead to a cure. “The goal is to cure this disease. We can’t wait to see the day when no family has to worry about juvenile diabetes. But accomplishing that goal means people have to step up. I can’t be a doctor but I can raise money.”

In an effort to step up, Fitzgerald and his family had long been thinking about a way to raise awareness and monies for the disease that presently affects their daughter. To hear Paul tell it, the family had been thinking about holding a road race or a golf tourney. And although Paul is a big fan of both, he was looking for something different, something that would be more inclusive, something, not just for adults, but also for kids of Caroline’s age. So, after much talk and some lengthy discussions, the idea came to the Fitzgeralds courtesy of an old friend and colleague. Said Detective Cecil Jones, “How about a wiffle ball tournament?” To Fitzgerald and his family, the suggestion was one they liked instantly.

Last summer, thanks to a wonderful support group consisting of people like Karen Kelleher, Tommy Joyce, Brendan England, Sean Butler and a host of others, on June 12th, 2010, the 1stAnnual Field of Dreams Wiffle Ball Tournament took to four make-shift diamonds inside the Boston Athletic Club and became a reality.

According to Fitzgerald, the reality of the day far exceeded all expectations and went far better than anyone could have envisioned or imagined. According to Fitzgerald, on the day of the event, he couldn’t help but count his blessings. He says, prior to the first pitch being thrown, he looked around at the large turnout and found himself humbled by the tremendous show of support and friendship. “Something like this only comes together because people who care make it happen. I can’t thank my family, my friends and all those who participated enough. This day was possible because people cared enough to come out.”

When it came to raising dough for a great cause, the 1stAnnual Field of Dreams Wiffle Ball Tourney was nothing short of a huge home run. All in all, the tourney raised $32,500.

This year promises to be even better. Says Fitzgerald, “We’d love to raise as much, if not more money than we did last year. But, to do that, we need people to come out.”

If you would like to see this year’s Field of Dreams Wiffle Ball Tournament,  the 2nd Annual Field of Dreams Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held this Saturday (June 4, 2011) at the Boston Athletic Club at 653 Summer Street in South Boston.

To learn more about Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, log on to the website at www.jdrf.org

Death Investigation in the Area of 29 Selden Street in Dorchester

At about 9:42pm, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot outside of 29 Selden Street. On arrival, officers located and observed a 20 year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in what you know, not who you are.

Getting Down and Dirty at Area C-11 in Dorchester

Recently, Captain Richard Sexton and the officers from Area C-11 received a visit from a special group of youngsters looking to get down and dirty in their efforts to beautify the grounds surrounding the district station located at 40 Gibson Street in Dorchester.

Approximately 15 youngsters from Cub Scout Pack 28 and the James Rice Amvets Post initiated a landscaping community service project which involved the cleaning and mulching of the area out in front of the Area C-11 station.

Said Captain Sexton, “The kids did a tremendous job. The station looks great and we have the youngsters from Cub Scout Pack #28 to thank.” After the work was done, Captain Sexton treated the kids to pizza as a way of showing his appreciation for the great work done. The area in front of the station is home to a memorial dedicated in honor of deceased retired Detective Edwin Kennealy.

Pretending to be a Delivery Person Enables an Undercover Officer to Deliver Two into Police Custody

At about 4:10pm, on Monday, May 23, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a delivery person believing he was being set up for a robbery. According to the delivery person, he had received a call for a food delivery to 110 Rosseter Street on Sunday. However, upon arriving at the address, the delivery person states he observed two individuals (two black males) who appeared to be indecisive about approaching him. Unable to make the delivery, the delivery person left the area. One day later, the victim says he received a call for a food delivery to the same address but, instead of returning to the address, the driver contacted police. Upon hearing the driver’s story, the decision was made to send an officer in plain clothes in place of the delivery person. As such, the officer in plain clothes, driving the delivery person’s delivery vehicle, was dispatched to make the food delivery. Upon arriving at the address, officers observed two black males make their way towards the undercover officer.

In short time, both individuals approached and robbed the officer. According to the officer, one of the suspects stated, “Give it up,” and then proceeded to snatch two brown bags of food from the officer's hands. After robbing the undercover officer, both suspects attempted to flee the area on foot.

In short time, responding officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspects.

Officers arrested Dekwaun Knight, 19, of Dorchester and Justin Hunter, 20, of Roxbury and charged both with Unarmed Robbery.

Quick Response Derails Car Theft Suspect

This morning around 12:46AM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the Tedeschi’s parking lot at 1420 Dorchester Ave. for a car that had just been stolen from the parking lot. On arrival, officers found out that the victim had left his car running while he ran into the store and as he was coming out, he observed a black male wearing a multi-colored jacket get in his car and head down Dorchester Avenue. A description of the car and the suspect was broadcast to units.

A short while after the incident was broadcast, officers on patrol observed the car being operated on Dorchester Ave. toward Columbia Road. Officers followed the suspect motor vehicle with lights and sirens and eventually the car pulled over on Southampton St. by Massachusetts Avenue.  Once the car was stopped, officers ordered the suspect out of the car. The victim was transported to the scene where he positively identified the suspect.

The suspect, Dashaun Johnson, 28 of Brockton was arrested and charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked License.

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Mayor Menino to Kick-off First in the Nation Multi-Discipline Simulated 24-Hour Safety Services Competition Urban Shield: Boston

Competition Will Consist of Several Simulated Crisis Events Throughout City and Region, Culminating with a Major Terrorist Attack Scenario PHOTO-OP:

Simulations for large-scale event modeled after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai including a car explosion, a small robot used to disable bombs and a trained canine detecting an explosive device.

WHO:

    • Don McGough, Office of Emergency Management
    • Superintendent Daniel Linskey, Boston Police Department
    • Commissioner Rod Fraser, Boston Fire Department
    • Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission
    • Chief James Hooley, Boston EMS
    • Teams of regional first responders including Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)

 

WHEN: TOMORROW!! Friday, May 20 at 3:30 PM

WHERE: Marine Industrial Park

3 Dolphin Way, South Boston

WHAT:

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will kick off Urban Shield: Boston, a 24-hour management and competitive training exercise simulating large-scale crisis events impacting the metro-Boston region and culminating with a large-scale event modeled after the terror attacks in Mumbai at the Marine Industrial Park in South Boston. The competition will begin Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and will include teams from the City of Boston, Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island and Alameda County in California. The competition will assess each team’s ability to successfully respond to and manage multiple terrorist events and other emergencies occurring simultaneously throughout the Boston area.