Boston 24: Data from Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 6 Vehicle Recoveries: 6 Breaks: 11

Residential Break-ins: 7 Commercial Break-ins: 1

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.

If You’re Attending Tonight’s Bruins Game … Behave Like a Champion!!!

The Boston Police Department would like to remind fans attending Game 3 of tonight’s Stanley Cup Final game between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks to be on their best behavior. “It’s our primary focus to deliver a peaceful and safe event,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “I ask that you celebrate a win or loss with the pride and class that our team and our city deserves.”

The Boston Police Department wants those attending the game or frequenting the area in and around the Garden before or after the game to know that individuals caught drinking in public or failing to behave in a responsible manner can and will face arrest.

Said Commissioner Davis, “I want to remind the fans to celebrate safely and responsibly.  If asked to leave an area, please do so peacefully. Public drinking will not be tolerated. If you’re a student and you’re arrested, you should know there will also be consequences with your college or university.”

 “We ask all sports fans to be responsible and respectful while cheering on our team,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “It’s important these hockey games are a safe and fun experience for everyone. Public safety is our top priority.”

Boston 24: Data from Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 0 Bank: 0 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 4 Vehicle Recoveries: 6 Breaks: 12

Residential Break-ins: 6 Commercial Break-ins: 2

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: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1Non-fatal Shootings: 2 Non-fatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 2 Bank: 0 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5 Vehicle Recoveries: 5 Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 12 Commercial Break-ins: 2

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: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 2Non-fatal Shootings: 6 Non-fatal Stabbings: 6

Street Robberies: 19 Commercial Robberies: 2 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 12 Vehicle Recoveries: 15 Breaks: 47

Residential Break-ins: 36 Commercial Break-ins: 10

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.

UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION IN AREA OF 302 CONGRESS STREET

Victim Identified  At about 8:20pm, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, members of the Boston Fire and Boston Police Harbor Units responded to a call for a report of a body in the water in the area of 302 Congress Street. Members from the Boston Fire Department’s Harbor Unit entered the water and recovered the body of a male victim believed to be in his early forties. Preliminary investigation indicates cause of death to be drowning. The victim has been identified as 40 year-old Anthony Smith.

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.

Boston 24: Data from Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 3 Non-fatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 6 Commercial Robberies: 1 Bank: 1 Other: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2 Vehicle Recoveries: 5 Breaks: 10

Residential Break-ins: 14 Commercial Break-ins: 1

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: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7 Vehicle Recoveries: 2 Breaks: 14

Residential Break-ins: 6 Commercial Break-ins: 1

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.

DEATH INVESTIGATION IN AREA OF 302 CONGRESS STREET

At about 8:20pm, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, members of the Boston Fire and Boston Police Harbor Units responded to a call for a report of a body in the water in the area of 302 Congress Street. Members from the Boston Fire Department's Harbor Unit entered the water and recovered the body of a male victim believed to be in his early forties. Cause and manner of death remain under investigation. However, preliminary investigation indicates no visible signs of trauma. The Office of Media Relations will update this incident as additional information becomes available.

Boston 24: Data from Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 3 Vehicle Recoveries: 5 Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 14 Commercial Break-ins: 3

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: Data from Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 5

Street Robberies: 14 Commercial Robberies: 1 Bank: 2 Other: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 18 Vehicle Recoveries: 10 Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 19 Commercial Break-ins: 6

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.

**Photo Opportunity**

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                     For More Information Contact: Friday, May 20, 2011                                                                                                                                                                 Press Office, 617-635-4461 

 Urban Shield: Boston to Test the Region’s First Responders

24-Hour Competition Will Host Exercises Throughout City and Region Culminating with a Simulated Major Terrorist Attack on Fort Point Channel

 WHEN:     TOMORROW!! Saturday, May 21

 WHERE/TIME:    

 Site: Fore River Shipyard, Quincy

Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

What: Structural collapse and rescue

Teams: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)

** Please call Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald (617-839-2315) to schedule an on-site interview

 Site: Winthrop Public Landing

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

What: Maritime interdiction with hostage

Teams: Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

** Please call Boston Police media relations (617-343-4520) to schedule an on-site interview

 Site: New England Produce Center, Chelsea

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

What: Explosive device found inside a motor vehicle

Teams: Bomb Squads and K-9 Teams

** Please call Boston Police media relations (617-343-4520) to schedule an on-site interview

 Site: Boston Marine Industrial Park

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

What: Large-scale event similar to terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Teams: SWAT, USAR, Emergency Medical Services, Bomb Squads

** Please call Boston Police media relations (617-343-4520) to schedule an on-site interview

 WHAT:

 Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston will host Urban Shield: Boston, a 24-hour large scale crisis management competitive training exercise that will begin tomorrow 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 Almeda 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.

Mayor Menino Announces First in the Nation Multi-Discipline Simulated 24-Hour Safety Services Competition Urban Shield: Boston to Test the Region’s First Responders

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                For More Information, Contact: Friday, May 20, 2011                                                                                                                                                            Press Office, (617) 635-4461

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

 Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino kicked off Urban Shield: Boston, a 24-hour management and competitive training exercise simulating large-scale crisis events and a major terrorist attack impacting Boston and the region.  The competition will begin tomorrow 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.

 “The upcoming 10th anniversary of the most tragic terrorist event in our nation’s history reminds us that the threat against us is never fully gone,” Mayor Menino said. “We know it’s important to test our readiness and the abilities of our first responders. Urban Shield: Boston will show the nation the steps the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region is taking to prepare for all-hazards and help ensure all Bay Staters that we are ready if the unthinkable were to happen. Cities are on the frontlines of homeland security.”

 Approximately $1 million in grant funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be appropriated for Urban Shield: Boston with the goal of providing a multi-layered training exercise to enhance the skills and abilities of regional first responders when addressing large-scale events. The exercises and overall competition will also test the command structure of the Unified Area Command (UAC) composed of top officials from each first responder agencies throughout the metropolitan region and supported by $2 million worth of new communications equipment immediately placing each agency on the same radio wavelength should there ever be a large scale crisis.

 In addition to receiving excellent training and experience, Urban Shield will provide the metro-Boston region with critical information related to current policies, capabilities, equipment, assets, command and communication systems, and emergency operation centers.

 As first responder teams arrive from throughout the metro-Boston region, they will be assigned to deal with a series of 12 complicated issues based on past real life events including:

 an “active shooter” situation at the Boston Copley Marriott Place;

  • a “terrorist seizure” of a control room in Everett;
  • a “maritime interdiction with hostages” in Winthrop;
  • an “explosive device” situation found at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Brookline;
  • three separate “structural collapse and rescue” scenarios at the Quincy shipyard;
  • an “explosive device” situation at Old Quincy High School in Quincy;
  • an “explosive device” situation aboard an Amtrak train at the Conrail Yard in Boston;
  • a hazardous materials exposure with decontamination at the Tobin Grammar School in Cambridge;
  • and a large scale “explosive device” situation in a public venue at the Produce Market in Everett.

 Technical Rescue Teams of the Boston Fire Department will be joined by firefighters from Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop in search and rescue operations during many of the scenarios. They will be cutting through concrete walls and stabilizing weakened structures in the search for trapped people.

 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will also be integrated into each scenario, testing the abilities of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to triage victims throughout each ordeal. 

 During the competition, each scenario will run multiple times throughout the 24-hour period and residents in the area may hear simulated gunfire and explosions, or observe officers responding to designed situational emergencies within each exercise.

 Teams of between five to 12 members will participate in the scenarios, including Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units from:

 the Boston Police Department;

  • the Cambridge Police Department;
  • the Everett-Revere combined unit;
  • the Somerville Police Department in partnership with the Northeastern Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC);
  • the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Association (MBTA) Police Department;
  • the Massachusetts State Police;
  • the Almeda County Sherriff’s Department (California);
  • the Middlesex County police department;
  • the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council;
  • and the Providence Police Department.

 Urban Shield: Boston will culminate with a large consolidated event modeled after the terror attacks in Mumbai at Dolphin Way in the Marine Industrial District. The consolidated event will allow government, law enforcement, fire, EMS and emergency management personnel, along with federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the National Guard, and the Coast Guard to meet and communicate regarding steps to counter potential terrorist efforts.

 During this major exercise, hundreds of regional first responders including SWAT teams, bomb squad and K9 units, fire fighters, EMS, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams and others will converge on a large facility, which has been taken over by a group of heavily armed terrorists.

MORE THAN 20 YEARS LATER, MAN CHARGED IN DORCHESTER SLAYING

More than 20 years after Richard Gleason was stabbed to death in Dorchester, today Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announce the indictment and arrest of the man responsible for the murder. On March 28, 2011, the Suffolk County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging EUGENE SUTTON with first-degree murder for Gleason’s May 16, 1989, slaying inside a School Street apartment then frequented by crack cocaine users. Sutton will be arraigned at 2:30pm this afternoon (May 19, 2011) in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis stated, “Two decades have passed and the years have not lessened the grief of Richie’s family or the perseverance of homicide detectives and prosecutors. I hope that this development made possible by the relentless efforts of the Cold Case Squad, the determination of Suffolk County prosecutors and the cooperation of witnesses provides the Gleason family with some sense of closure and peace.”

“It might be days, weeks, years, or decades, but Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors won't quit while there's a chance of finding justice,” District Attorney Dan Conley said. “These developments are a reminder that accountability is waiting for every person who uses violence on our streets.”

Gleason, a 38-year-old man who worked as a laborer and also delivered food for a Quincy shelter, was stabbed multiple times inside the kitchen area of an apartment at 49 School Street. Investigators say Sutton was a person of interest at the time but the state of the evidence was insufficient to charge him until recently.

In 2009, members of the Boston Police Department’s Cold Case Squad began a re-examination of Gleason’s death that included making contact with witnesses in the decades-old case. Those efforts led to a grand jury investigation this year that resulted in his indictment. Sutton is currently serving a state prison sentence for unrelated drug charges.

Boston 24: Data from Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 0 Non-fatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 10 Vehicle Recoveries: 2 Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3 Commercial Break-ins: 5

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: Data from Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0Non-fatal Shootings: 1 Non-fatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4 Vehicle Recoveries: 1

Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 12 Commercial Break-ins: 2

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.