BPD Recruit Class #58-18 Completes Final Class Run Two Days Before Graduating from the Boston Police Academy

BPD Recruit Class #58-18 Completes Class Run Two Days Before Graduation: Two days before they get sworn in as police officers, today, Monday, June 17, 2019, the members of BPD Recruit Class #58-18 completed what has become a rite of passage running from the Boston Police Academy to Boston Police Headquarters where they were greeted by Commissioner William Gross who welcomed the class of over 115 recruits to the ranks Boston Police Department. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street in South Boston. At which time, Commissioner Gross will administer the Oath of Office whereby the members of Recruit Class #58-18 are officially inducted and sworn in as new police officers. Of course, we wish each and every member of Class #58-18 the best of safety and success as they embark upon a career of public service protecting and serving one of the greatest cities in America.   

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 6 Michigan Ave in Dorchester

 

At about 1:18 AM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Hines, 23, of Mattapan.

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.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Arnold Woodrum, 59, of Dorchester.

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.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

 

At about 1:11 AM on Monday June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Jaquoiri Washington, 19, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Gayland Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they recovered a loaded .380 Cobra Enterprises handgun in the area where the suspect had been seated as a passenger inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

 

At about 7:25 PM on Sunday June 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Naysaan Austin, 23, of Dorchester on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. Officers were approaching to speak with the suspect when he suddenly took off running through several backyards while clutching the right side of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect over several fences and were able to place him in custody in the rear of 20 Milton Avenue. The officers then performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .22 caliber Sig Sauer Mosquito handgun from the suspect’s right pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Career Criminal (Level 3) and Disorderly Conduct.

 

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, June 17, 2019

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 8
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 12

Residential Break-ins: 9
Commercial Break-ins: 5

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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: The BPD's Annual Father's Day Unity Walk Once Again Draws Another Great Crowd in Jamaica Plain

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: Great time had by all at today's Annual Father's Day Unity Walk hosted by the #BPD in JP earlier today, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Shout out to all the dads out there who work hard each and every day to make a difference in the lives of their young ones. Special thanks to NBC10’s Latoyia Edwards who was nice enough to emcee today’s festivities.

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer James G. McCann Jr. Who Died in the Line of Duty 82 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer James G. McCann Jr. who died in the line of duty 82 years ago on Wednesday June 16, 1937.

Officer McCann had just finished working his night shift in District D-14 (Brighton) when he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 36, leaving behind a wife and two children.

Officer McCann was laid to rest at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts. His name is located on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in front of the District D-14 (Brighton) police station on Washington Street in Brighton.

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Adolph F. Butterman Who Died 100 Years Ago Today as a Result of Injuries Sustained in the Line of Duty

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BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer Adolph F. Butterman who died on Monday June 16, 1919, as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Officer Adolph Butterman died several weeks after he was shot by an unknown assailant during the May Day Riot in Roxbury on May 1, 1919. He was 53 years of age at the time of his passing.

Officer Butterman is buried at The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury.

His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 13, East Line 17, along with the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in the area of 409 Dudley Street in Roxbury.

Happy Father’s Day from the Men and Women of the BPD!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: From all of us here at the Boston Police Department to all of you, we say: "Happy Father’s Day!" We would also like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the fathers in the BPD who will be spending part of this special day on patrol working hard to protect and serve the citizens of our fine city. We are extremely proud of our BPD dads and the role model status they proudly embrace and embody both in the lives of the young people in our communities and in the lives of their loved ones at home. As our officers work hard to keep you safe, we kindly ask that you say a prayer that keeps them safe, especially up until the end of their shift on Father's Day, because judging by these photos there's a whole lot of sons and daughters anxiously waiting to see their Dad come walking through the door. 

 

Death Investigation in the area of 6 Michigan Ave in Dorchester

 

At about 1:18 AM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

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.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Three Under Arrest, Drugs and Cash Recovered in Dorchester

 

At about 6:07 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019 members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 41 Ames Way in Dorchester. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered 157.16 grams of Fentanyl, 56.2 grams of cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

Officers arrested Eduardo Hecto, 19-years-old, of Dorchester and Adonis Pena-Robles, 25-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Substance and Trafficking Class B Substance. Hecto faces an additional charge of Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Substance. A third male, Alagi Hatten-Kallon, 25-years-old of Boston, was located inside of the residence and taken into custody on an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for charges of Malicious Destruction of Property, Threats, and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, June 14, 2019

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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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.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Fenway

 

At about 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 835 Huntington Avenue in Boston. Officers spoke to the victim, a livery driver, who stated he had picked up a fare in the area of 12 Boyd Street in Dorchester. The victim stated he drove the male to the area of St. Albans Street to complete the fare. The victim stated the suspect attempted to pay the victim with a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill, which the victim refused to accept. The victim stated the suspect removed a firearm from a small bag he had been carrying and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phones. The suspect took the victim’s property and fled into the Mission Park Complex. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

District B-2 (Roxbury) Detectives were assigned the case and hastily began their investigation, obtaining the identification of the male suspect. Detectives were subsequently granted an arrest warrant for the suspect. 

At about 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite warrant arrest of the suspect, Uhmari Bufford, 24-years-old, of Dorchester, in the area of 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.  

Bufford was arrested on an active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Armed Robbery.

 

Officers Arrest One Male on Gun Charges in East Boston

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At about 12:21 PM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 191 Sumner Street., East Boston. 

Officers received a description of the suspect, later identified as Erick Soto, 29, of East Boston.  As officers approached Soto, he fled on foot. Officers observed a bright orange handled knife protruding from Soto’s pants pocket but he refused to stop.  

Once officers apprehended Soto, they attempted to perform a pat frisk for their safety but Soto continued to be uncooperative. After complying with officers, a spring-loaded knife was recovered from Soto’s pocket as well as a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 Revolver from Soto’s pant leg. 

Erick Soto will be arraigned in East Boston District Court on the following charges; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm 500 Ft of a Dwelling.

BPD in the Community: 5th Annual Father’s Day Unity Walk Scheduled for Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Please join us on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. for our 5th Annual Father’s Day Unity Peace Walk. The two-mile walk begins and ends at El Parquesito De Hermandad on Walnut Avenue at Seaver Street in Roxbury, rain or shine. Come celebrate dads and families, we look forward to sharing this special day with you and yours!

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Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Roxbury

 

At about 3:59 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. While enroute to the above location, officers received information that a black female suspect had fired gunshots in the direction of the highway and was walking toward the expressway behind the South Bay House of Correction. On arrival, officers spoke to a white male operating a bright orange bicycle who stated that a female was shooting off fireworks in the area. Officers continued to search the area of Mass Ave and Melnea Cass for the female, eventually locating her within a group of individuals including the male on the bicycle. As officers approached, the female began to flee on foot, but was located and apprehended a short distance away. The male on the bicycle fled in the opposite direction, but was also located and apprehended. Officers recovered ten small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine as well as a Smith & Wesson .38 SPL loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and two spent shell casings from the male suspect. The female suspect was found to have an active warrant and was also taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Tiernan Walsh, 18-years-old, of Mattapan and Lakeesha Braggs, 25-years-old, of Roxbury. Walsh is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Braggs is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building and Possession of Class A Substance. Braggs also has an active warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Fugitive from Justice, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, located at 2493 Washington Street in Roxbury. Captain Facey and several officers from District B-2, joined recruits from Class 58-18 to share a cup of coffee and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.