Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.

Keeping Boston Safe: Two in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Two Firearms in Dorchester

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:05 AM, on Monday, April 22, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force and BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 6 Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. As a result, officers were able to safely locate and recover two guns (1) a 9mm Marlin Firearms Model 9 Rifle, (2) a 12-gauge Mossberg 500A Shotgun (see photo) and several loose rounds of ammunition found in various locations within the residence. As a result of the items found, a 21-year-old female and a 16-year-old male were taken into custody on scene without incident.

Both parties have since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court. The female was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition while the juvenile male was charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

BPD in the Community: Officers from District C-11 Sponsor Physical Fitness Boot Camp for Teens Over April School Vacation

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BPD in the Community: In an effort to keep kids busy and give them something challenging and fun to do over the April vacation, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) teamed up with the good folks from the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester to put together and offer a physical fitness-driven Boot Camp to the community’s young people. According to our officers, the kids had a blast. Special thanks to Officers Cedric Lopes, Amy Hamilton and Chris Sampson for all their hard work and attention to detail.  

Commissioner Gross Visits the Boston Police 911 Call Center During National Public Safety Week

Often heard but seldom seen, 9-1-1 Telecommunication Operators are the behind-the-scenes first responders in Boston. They play an integral role in ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all Bostonians.

Last week, for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross stopped by the BPD’s 911 Call Center to show his appreciation, love and support for all of our call takers and dispatchers. And, as you can see by the photos and the smiles, it was much appreciated.

BPD Photos of the Day: Looking Back at the 123rd Running of the Boston Marathon

BPD Photos of the Day: As we look back at last Monday’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon, we would like to thank every member of the BPD who worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators and medical personnel along the race route. We congratulate all of this year’s runners as we look forward to next year’s race.

 

Boston 72 and Public Journal for Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 5

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 5

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 17

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

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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: We Belong - Youth Through Leadership Program Visits Washington D.C.

BPD in the Community: Over April vacation, members of the BPD travelled to Washington D.C. with a group of area youths to participate in a four-day trip focusing on civic engagement. On their second day, the group travelled to Arlington National Cemetery and made the climb up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where they solemnly watched the Changing of the Guard. They also visited the office of newly elected Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley before meeting with officers assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division. Day three brought a quick stop at the United States Capitol and the Supreme Court as well as a visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial. The trip concluded with tours of two esteemed area universities, Georgetown and Howard.

The trip was planned as part of the We Belong: Empowering Youth Through Leadership Program which was established to help young people succeed by connecting them with civic leaders, nonprofit and business executives as well as elected officials.

We would like to thank our officers for giving of their time to help make special memories for this group of future leaders.

 

Hyde Park Woman Arrested on Local Cemetery Vandalism Charges

At about 4:45 PM, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park), while in the area of 19 Millstone Street, observed Deborah Gideon, 53, of Hyde Park, toss what appeared to be red powder in the air and into the street.  Further surveillance of Gideon led officers to the area of Mount Hope Cemetery where they observed her exit her motor vehicle, approach some headstones and make a tossing motion with her hand.  Gideon got back into her motor vehicle and drove further into the cemetery where officers initiated a traffic stop. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they observed a spray bottle in the front passenger side, a gallon of a reddish liquid, containers of various colored salt, powered juice mixes, and olive oil. 

Ms. Gideon was placed under arrest and charged with, Attempt to Commit a Crime to wit:  Vandalism of a Gravestone and Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1200. Ms. Gideon will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

UPDATE: Ms. Gideon will be charged with 6 additional counts of Vandalism including the damage to the Boston Police Relief Association Memorial located at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Shots Fired Incident in Roxbury

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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Shots Fired Incident in Roxbury: At about 7:33PM, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of 30 St. James Street in Roxbury when they observed a motor vehicle wanted in connection to an earlier call in which the operator of the vehicle is believed to have brandished a firearm during a heated confrontation with another individual in the area of 464 Tremont Street in the South End. In light of the earlier incident, officers knew who the vehicle was registered to. In fact, after exiting their marked police cruiser, officers soon observed and located the individual in the presence of a small group of males in the rear of 24 St. James Street. Fearing the presence of a firearm and, as always, acting in the best interest of officer safety, officers promptly conducted a pat frisk of the individual for weapons. When no weapons were discovered, officers began questioning the individual about his possible involvement with the earlier incident. However, the individual quickly became argumentative and began to verbally disparage the officers. In short time, tensions heightened and more individuals began to join the confrontation. As such, officers called for additional officers to respond to the scene. With back-up officers on scene, officers, while working hard to establish the peace, heard the sound of gunshots in the immediate area. After taking cover and quickly making certain that no one had been injured, officers established a perimeter and began searching for suspects and ballistic evidence. Officers soon located 5 rounds of ballistic evidence in the rear of 22 Akron Street and ballistic damage to a 2nd floor window in the rear of 24 St. James Street. Additionally, a discarded firearm, described as a Bersa .40 caliber pistol, was located and recovered between two vehicles in a vacant lot at the intersection of Akron Street and Regent Street. Although several individuals were interviewed at the scene, no one was arrested or charged. However, over the course of the next several days, investigators from District B-2 (Roxbury), after reviewing facts and circumstances surrounding the call, were able to establish the names of the individuals wanted in connection to the shots fired incident  

After securing arrest warrants for the individuals in question, officers arrested Kevin Graham, 18, of Boston, Shaquille Watford, 25, of Brockton and James Morale, 22, of Boston and charged all three with:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way

  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building

  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon To Wit Firearm.

BPD in the Community: We Belong - Youth Through Leadership Program Visits Washington D.C.

BPD in the Community: On Wednesday April 17, 2019, members of the BPD boarded a bus bound for Washington D.C. with a group of thirteen area youths to begin a four-day trip focused on civic engagement. The trip was planned as part of the We Belong: Empowering Youth Through Leadership Program which was established to help young people succeed by connecting them with civic leaders, nonprofit and business executives and elected officials. For their first group activity, they went to enjoy a Washington Nationals game which was played in honor of Black Heritage Day at Nationals Park. We look forward to seeing what adventures await as their week goes along. Enjoy your time in our nation’s capital and be safe!

 

One in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Lansdowne Street Entertainment Venue

 

At about 8:20 PM on Wednesday April 17, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a sexual assault at the House of Blues located at 15 Lansdowne Street in Boston. Officers arrived on scene and observed a large group of approximately 200 people waiting outside the venue. Officers entered the building where they encountered approximately 800 people inside who appeared to be growing restless while awaiting the start of the scheduled performance. After an exhaustive search, officers were able to locate the victim and escorted the party outside to a waiting ambulance for treatment and evaluation. While the officers continued to attend to the victim, the crowd both outside and inside the venue grew unruly upon learning that the headline performer of the show would not be appearing. Officers called for additional responding units to assist with crowd control and dispersal. Through their coordinated efforts, officers, supervisors and command staff members were able to restore order and clear the area after about thirty minutes. There were no reported injuries on scene.

Officers arrested, Samuel Simmons, 20, of Newton after a brief struggle after observing him push and punch members of the House of Blues security staff while attempting to regain entry through an emergency exit door. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.

A Licensed Premises Violation was issued to the House of Blues for both the sexual assault and the altercation involving the patron and staff member.

The investigation into the initial sexual assault is deemed classified and remains active and ongoing at this time.

 

Great Work Recognized: Civilian Tyler Bovitch Honored for Contributions and Support During BPD Investigations

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Great Work Recognized: Earlier today, on Thursday April 18, 2019, Commissioner Gross presented a commendation to Boston Police civilian Tyler Bovitch, assigned to the BPD Forensic Group. Mr. Bovitch was recognized for his contributions to a number of investigations conducted by the BPD Homicide Unit’s Fatal Collision Investigative Team.  For his professionalism and continued support, he is hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 5

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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

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

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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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.