Detail Officer Makes Great Arrest - Pursuing and Catching Man with Gun

At about 2:10am, on Friday, June 10, 2011, an officer performing a paid detail in the area of 180 Lincoln Street observed a group of males arguing at the intersection of Lincoln & Beach Streets. Seeing the argument, the detail officer approached and intervened in an effort to calm the combatants. While attempting to calm the situation, the detail officer promptly observed one individual slowly backing up with what appeared to be a small silver firearm in his right hand. Seeing the gun, the officer promptly drew his department issued firearm and ordered the suspect to put the gun down. At this point, the suspect, refusing to adhere to the officer’s lawful commands, turned away from the officer and fled on foot.  While running behind the suspect, the officer repeatedly broadcast his position and the suspect’s direction of flight. In the area of 201 South Street, the detail officer, still running behind the suspect, observed the suspect slow and make a motion consistent with a person dropping an object. Further, the officer heard a metal object drop to the ground. Since the noise heard was consistent with noise made when a gun is dropped to the ground, a search of the immediate area was conducted. During that search, officers were able to locate and take possession of a loaded firearm.   

After dropping the firearm, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. When asked to produce a license to carry, the suspect stated, “I don’t have one.”

Officers arrested Eddy Alcindor, 30, of Randolph and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers, Possession of a Firearm on a Public Way and Resisting Arrest.

Local Lobster Boat and BPD Harbor Patrol Unit Rescue Boaters After Capsize (check out images below!)

On June 9, 2011 at 5:45pm, the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit responded to a radio call for a boat taking on water and people in the water in the reserve channel near Conley Terminal. On arrival officers observed a lobster boat at the scene with the victims aboard and a partially submerged boat along side. Officers asked the Captain of the lobster boat to take the victims to Berth 10 where they can be examined by Boston EMS. Officers then towed and moored the boat at Berth 10 and observed that the boat's bilge pump was pumping out the water. Officers observed damage to the boat's port side railing and front window. Officers spoke with a victim who stated while enroute to India Wharf a thunder storm formed and the waters became rough causing waves to break over the bow filling the boat with water. All victims stated that they were not injured in incident. Officer escorted the victims to their vehicle and assisted in mooring up their boat.

Proactive Warrant Sweep Nets 24 Suspects

Today, June 9, 2011, members of the Boston Police Department (The Fugitive Unit, officers and detectives from Districts A-1, A-15, B-2, B-3, C-11 and D-4) in collaboration with officers from the Boston Housing Authority and Special Agents from Housing and Urban Development initiated and conducted Operation PAWS, a proactive warrant sweep.  The goal of the Operation PAWS is to send a clear message to those individuals who would choose to ignore their responsibility and answerability to the judicial process. Operation PAWS also seeks to target and arrests those individuals who are involved in gang-related activity who would seek to affect the quality of life for the residents of the City and cause fear amongst its residents. By focusing on these individuals, the Boston Police Department seeks to reduce gang violence and let those that would ignore the mandates of our court system know that they will be held accountable.

 Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis in response to this warrant sweep stated, “This pro-active warrant sweep is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the residents from those individuals with no regard for the rules of our society, especially with the summer months upon us.” 

 Twenty-four (24) individuals were arrested today as a result of Operation PAWS with charges ranging from Assault and Battery to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Class B (crack cocaine and cocaine) Drugs. These individuals will appear at different district courts to answer for their charges.

SHAW, David, 56, Assault and Battery and multiple counts of Larceny over $250

BUFORD, Tomika, 32 for Unarmed Robbery

RIVERA, Carlos, 42 for Parole Violation

WESLEY, Richard, 49 for several counts of Assault and Battery

SPARROW, Adam, 31 for Operation after License Revocation

GENNIS, Laneice, 31 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Class B Drugs

A 16 year-old male for Larceny

FLUCAS, Bernadete, 36 for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

PATIN, Damien A, 36 for Larceny

CLARKE, Edward, 18 for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

RUSSELL, Brian, 54 for Possession of Class B

BOYETTE, Anthony, 24 for Possession of Class B

GOMES, Augusto, 34 for Assault and Battery and Threats

WORRELL, Andre, 46 for Larceny

CLARK, Jasmine, 19 for Assault and Battery, Receiving Stolen Property, & Larceny over $250

RIVERA, Andres, 46 for Operating after License Revocation

MELENDEZ, Alex G, 31 for Breaking and Entering and larceny over $250

JONES, Janet, 36 for Operating Motor Vehicle w/out Being Licensed, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle

ORTIZ, Samuel, 29 for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

WALLER, Cedric T, 26 for Assault and Battery

CEDRONE, Jesse, 27 for Unarmed Robbery

ARIAS, Jose, 18 for Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing

BAZILE, Villy, 20 for Armed Robbery, and witness Intimidation

JEFFRIES, Dale M, 54 for Operating a Motor Vehicle w/out Being Licensed

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.

 

Detail Officer saves distraught woman attempting to jump from N. Washington Street bridge

At approximately 3:00am  this morning, there were some tense moments when an officer working a detail in the area of Congress and Hanover Streets responded to a radio call for a female attempting to jump from the N. Washington Street bridge. On arrival the officers observed the female who had climbed over the fence on the outbound side of N. Washington Street and was threatening to jump. A cab driver had pulled over to the side of the road and was pleading with the victim to come back over the fence. The officer engaged the victim in conversation and determined that she was clearly distraught.  At her request, the officer made numerous attempts to contact the victim's friend but was unable to reach her. As the situation became increasingly tenuous, the officer continued to engage the victim.  At one point the victim became distracted and the officer bravely seized the opportunity to pull her to safety.  The officer suffered a slight injury during the maneuver.

The victim was rushed to the hospital for evaluation. The officer was also taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The Boston Police Department is proud of the officer and cab driver for their heroic efforts and extends its care and concern to the victim.

Right Suspect, Wrong Crime

Yesterday around 5:20PM, officers from district A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to a radio call for possible suspects of a stabbing that just occurred in the Downtown Crossing area on Tremont Street near Marginal Way. Officers immediately responded to the area of Tremont St. where the possible suspect was observed traveling and there observed an individual matching the suspect description cross the Mass. Pike Bridge onto Shawmut Avenue. Officers then observed the suspect walk into a building on Shawmut Ave. and came out shortly thereafter with a young child and another adult male.  Based on the description of the suspect from the Downtown crossing area stabbing incident, the proximity of this suspect and the call that officers had received, officers stopped this suspect in order to further investigate his connection to the stabbing incident.

Officers stopped the suspect and conducted pat frisk of the suspect as part of the threshold inquiry. During the pat down of the suspect’s backpack, officers felt a hard object at the bottom of his bag and asked the suspect about the object. The suspect at that time replied, “You can have it.”  Officers again asked the suspect several more times about the object in his car with the suspect repeatedly answering, “You can have it.” Eventually, the suspect answered officers telling them it was a gun inside the bag. The suspect was placed under arrest after officers looked in his bag and recovered a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle in the bag.

The suspect, Jeffrey T. Jones, 17 of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Carrying a Rifle or Shotgun on a Public Way, and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers.

After the suspect was arrested, it was determined that he was not the suspect responsible for the stabbing.

Ticket Scalper Scalped for Counterfeit Tickets!

Yesterday evening around 6:00PM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) arrested suspect, David Lucas, 28 of Bronx, NY and charged him with Manufacturing Counterfeit Tickets. Officers were in the area of the Boston Garden monitoring vendors and scalpers when they noticed the suspect speaking to a passerby at the MBTA plaza. Upon making note that the officers were watching him, the suspect quickly began walking away as officers attempted to catch up to him. Officers finally caught up to the suspect on Staniford Street and there conducted a threshold inquiry. The suspect, once asked what he was doing, told officers that he was “scalping tickets.” When asked if he had any more tickets on his person, the suspect failed to answer. A pat frisk revealed that the suspect had 18 tickets on his person, 14 tickets for last night’s game and 4 for Wednesday’s game.

Officers, believing that the tickets were fake, brought them to the Boston Garden and there a box office manager confirmed that the tickets were indeed counterfeit.

Illegal Transaction Lands One in Jail for Unarmed Robbery

About 6:50PM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the intersection of Stuart and Washington Streets for a robbery in progress. En route, officers were advised that the suspect was still on scene with the victim. On arrival, officers observed a man and a woman. Officers spoke to the man who reported to them that he met the suspect and they engaged in a conversation about having money for sex, with the woman to receive monetary compensation for her services. The victim reported that the “negotiations” broke down and the female suspect took his phone and refused to give it back to him. The victim reported that the suspect started to walk away from him after taking his phone  and when he caught up to her at Washington and Stuarts Street, she threw his phone to the ground damaging it. In addition, the victim reported that the suspect also took about $40 from him.

The suspect, Felicia Younge, 38 of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery.

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.  

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.

 

Traffic Advisory for JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Happening Today in area of Boston Common Beginning at 6pm

The Boston Transportation Department would like to inform motorists that delays and traffic congestion should be expected in the downtown area beginning at approximately 6 PM this evening due to the Annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge road race. Approximately 12,000 participants will follow the route from Charles Street at the Boston Common, left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), to Kenmore Square, turn around after the MBTA bus way, to Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), under the Massachusetts Avenue overpass, continuing on Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

Temporary “Tow Zone No Stopping” regulations have been posted on the following streets between the hours of 2 PM through 8PM.  Vehicles parked in violation of this regulation may be ticketed and towed.

 

  • Beacon Street,
  • Charles Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue

 

Additionally, to protect public safety the following roadways will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 6 PM.

 

  • Charles Street, between Boylston and Beacon
  • Beacon Street, between Charles and Arlington
  • Arlington Street, between Beacon and Boylston
  • Commonwealth Avenue between Arlington and Kenmore Square.

 

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

Wanna Be Sleeping Beauty Arrested for Refusing to Wake Up

At about 3:51am, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to 64 Arlington Street (Four Season Hotel) for a report of several guests creating a disturbance and refusing to leave the hotel. On arrival, officers made their way the room in question. Once there, officers knocked on the door and awaited entry. According to security personnel, the occupants of the room had been warned several times about the excessive noise which was disturbing other hotel guests. When the occupants refused to discontinue the noise making, security personnel informed them that they had to leave the hotel. Upon being told to leave, the occupants of the room refused. When the door opened, officers observed approximately six individuals inside the room. Once inside the room, officers informed the occupants that their business was no longer welcome and the hotel wanted them to vacate the premises. While officers were explaining the situation to the group, one of the occupants pretended to be asleep. In fact, as officers were talking, the individual would pretend to wake up and then quickly fall back to sleep. In short time, it became readily apparent to the officers that the individual pretending to be asleep was being deliberately uncooperative and antagonistic. After approximately twenty minutes, officers were able to clear the room. 

However, once outside the room, the individual who pretended to be asleep, proceeded to make loud and objectionable noises. Given the loud noises, officers warned the individual that if the noise making continued, he would be subject to arrest. 

As the suspect in the case was leaving the hotel, he stopped and stated, “I’m not leaving until I give the hotel their room key. I know they’re going to charge me for this.” 

At this point, officers arrested Joshua De Lisle, 21, of Tewksbury and charged him with Trespassing.

If You’re Gonna Steal It … Wearing it Right Away Probably Not the Best Idea

At about 3:42pm, on Friday, May 27, 2011, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) observed and stopped a suspect (wearing a Red Sox shirt) who was wanted in connection with an earlier shoplifting incident. According to the original call, the suspect entered a store in the area of 38 Winter Street, grabbed a Red Sox shirt and fled the store without paying for it. Officers noted that the suspect was wearing what looked to be a brand new Red Sox shirt. Specifically, officers noted that the shirt still had crease lines easily visible. When asked to return to the store, the suspect agreed. Upon seeing the suspect, the store manager stated,” That’s him and he’s wearing the shirt he stole.”

When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, a physical struggle ensued. During the course of the altercation, due to the suspect’s refusal comply with the officer’s instructions, officers were forced to employ their department issued OC Spray. After a lengthy struggle, officers were able to handcuff the suspect.

Officers arrested David Fox, 28, of Boston and charged him with Resisting Arrest, Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Shoplifting.

Downtown Urinator Arrested for Indecent Exposure

At about 2:20am, on Sunday, May 22, 2011, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) were on patrol when they observed an unknown individual urinating in front of a large crowd in the area of 151 Stuart Street. Given the suspect’s apparent disregard for the people around him, as wells as his refusal to locate and utilize an appropriate urinal, officers approached the suspect with the intent of gathering his information in order to issue him a summons to appear in court. However, when the suspect saw officers approaching, he attempted to flee on foot. After a short foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend the suspect.  Officers arrested Abdulmohsen Ebineid, 22, of Cambridge and charged him Indecent Exposure and Resisting Arrest.