Boston 96: Weekend Update and Public Journal

Data includes 96 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

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

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 23

Residential Break-ins: 11
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.

Officers Arrest Man in Possession of a Loaded Rifle in Dorchester

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At about 7:59 PM, on Monday, October 14, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 381 Centre Street in Dorchester.

Officers were advised by the BPD dispatcher that 4 males were arguing and that one of those males was holding what appeared to be a rifle in his hand.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect coming out of a driveway and due to the nature of the call, officers placed the male, later identified as Paul Brown, 33, of Dorchester, into handcuffs and searched him for any weapons that may have been present.

Officers were able to locate a rifle leaning against a chain link fence in the driveway. The Mossberg International 71ST, .22 caliber long rifle had a magazine containing 23 rounds of ammunition.

Mr. Brown was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Carrying a Rifle or Shotgun on a Public Way. Brown is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD in the Community: Officers Present a Brand New SafetyNet Bracelet to Young Man in Roxbury

BPD in the Community: On Friday October 11, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) and the BPD Bureau of Community Engagement presented a SafetyNet bracelet to a young man from the community. The officers were aware that he is a big fan of the BPD and often wanders from home to go to visit the district station or to take a look at police vehicles on duty in the neighborhood. In addition to the tracking bracelet, officers presented a number of police related items and even gave their young visitor the chance to activate the lights and sirens of a cruiser at the base. This bracelet will give his family members a sense of security while helping our officers quickly locate him should he wander again in the future.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Trafficking Arrest in Dorchester

At about 12:15 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11, Drug Control Unit (Dorchester), and District E-5, Drug Control Unit (West Roxbury), executed a search warrant for two apartments located at 37 Greenock Street in Dorchester.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered and seized: More than 30 grams of Heroin, 10 grams of packaged Marijuana, $166,343.00 in US currency and other related drug paraphernalia.

Officers charged Kenron Roache, 24, of Dorchester with Trafficking: Class A, Drugs (Heroin), and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).

Kenron Roache is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Boston Police Enjoyed Making a Dream Come True for an 8-Year-Old Boy

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Commissioner William Gross, members of the BPD Command Staff, and BPD Special Operations, welcomed Braiden, an 8-year-old boy that is the newest “Dream Kid” chosen by Dream on 3, a Charlotte-based nonprofit that makes sports Dreams come true for children with life-altering conditions.

Braiden's sports dream is to attend a New England Patriots game and meet some of the players, but he absolutely adores police officers. Says Braiden “I want to be a police officer when I grow up because they help people and keep them safe.” 

Thank you to Dream on 3 for allowing the Boston Police Department to be a part of Braiden’s Dream Experience.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, October 11, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 2
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 4
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.

Safer Boston: BPD Officers Bravely Confront, Subdue and Arrest Gun-Wielding Suspect during Motor Vehicle Stop in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:14PM, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, members of Youth Violence Strike Force were on random patrol when officers observed a gray motor vehicle travelling along Howard Ave in Roxbury with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows which clearly compromise the safety and well-being of any officer approaching the vehicle given the obvious difficulty presented to any officer seeking to successfully look inside the vehicle. It should be noted that in this case, the side windows were so dark that officers could not determine how many people were inside the car. In light of the violation, officers activated their lights and sirens to stop the vehicle to better understand and investigate their observations. While approaching the vehicle, officers were able to see two occupants frantically moving around the interior of the vehicle in such a way as if to suggest they were attempting to conceal something. While talking to the operator of the vehicle, officers noted he appeared to be extremely nervous given the fact that he was shaking and breathing at an accelerated rate. Additionally, the operator appeared to be shielding the right side of his body leading officers to believe that he may have been attempting to conceal a weapon.

In light of the aforementioned observations, officers, now greatly concerned that the operator may be armed, instructed him to exit the car. However, instead of compliance, the suspect remained defiant while repeatedly refusing to cooperate with the officer’s legal instructions. As the suspect’s level of resistance intensified, officers observed the operator reach for an object inside his jacket. Fearing that the suspect was reaching for a firearm, officers immediately unholstered their department-issued firearms and ordered the suspect to show his hands.  At this point, officers were able to successfully restrain and handcuff the suspect. Said one of the officers on scene, “That individual’s lucky nobody was seriously hurt.”

Once outside the car, a frisk of the suspect enabled officers to locate and recover a loaded firearm (see photo) found inside the suspect’s right pocket. The loaded firearm was later determined to be a Glock 27 (.40 caliber) with a 13 round high capacity magazine. Additionally, a more extensive search of the suspect enabled officers to discover and recover a plastic bag containing an off-white colored powder believed to be fentanyl. It should also be noted that the motor vehicle’s window tint was determined, as measured by a tint meter, to be 7% darker than the allotted 35% permitted by Mass General Law.   

Officers arrested Nicholson Nicolas, 21, of Cambridge and charged him with the following:

·       Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd Offense)

·       Carrying a Loaded Firearm

·       Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

·       Possession of a High Capacity Firearm

·       MGL c265 S18B, Firearm in Felony, Possess

·       Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Fentanyl)

Additionally, Nicolas was issued citation for:

·       Excessive Window Tint

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, October 10, 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: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 1
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.

BPD Officers Grateful to Help Two Suicidal Males During Two Separate Incidents with Assistance from Concerned Community Members

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:27 PM, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an adult male threatening suicide in the area of 99 Boston Street in South Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim attempting to jump from the overpass. The victim was on the outside of the fence line while a good Samaritan was desperately clutching onto his sweatshirt through the metal chain links. One officer immediately reached through the fence in an attempt to secure the victim while a second officer climbed over the fence. That officer was able to reach the male party and hold him in place until members of the Boston Fire Department arrived on scene, at which time, they were able to cut through the fence and pull both the victim and the officer to safety. The victim was then transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

INCIDENT #2: Several days prior, at about 6:56 AM, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a call for an adult male threatening suicide in the area of Fairview and Mendum Streets in Roslindale. On arrival, the officers learned that the male party had fled on foot towards the Arboretum with the intention of harming himself. While searching the area for the victim, a concerned community member informed the officers that they had observed a person hiding behind some sort of box in close proximity to the commuter rail train tracks with a train slowly approaching. The officers immediately keyed their police radios to notify and ask their dispatcher to halt all train service on the tracks as they approached and secured the victim on scene without further incident. The victim then informed and confirmed the relieved officers that he had indeed intended to end his life by jumping in front of the moving train. The victim was then transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for medical attention and treatment.

In both these instances, a community member made a choice that directly assisted the lifesaving efforts and actions of some of Boston’s Finest and our first-responder partners. While we would never ask anyone to put themselves in harm’s way or endanger themselves in any way whatsoever, we are grateful for the assistance provided during these two incidents when every second truly mattered.

If you ever find yourself in crisis and thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one and in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at (877) 870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential and completely anonymous.

 

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide Investigation from July 2019 in the area 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale

UPDATE:  Earlier today, at about 12:45 PM, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Anderson Lugo, 23, of Norwood in the area of Morton Street and Lorna Road in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was placed in custody pursuant to several outstanding warrants unrelated to the ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect was subsequently interviewed by BPD Homicide Detectives and charged with Murder. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 3:10 PM, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Daniel Vo, 24, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.

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

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

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

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

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.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, October 8, 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: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 0
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 2
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.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered Following Foot Pursuit in Roxbury

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At about 5:25 PM, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Tyrese Sealy, 18, of Roxbury, on firearm related charges in the area of the Trotter Playground located at Humboldt Avenue and Waumbeck Street in Roxbury.

The officers were on patrol when they observed a suspect who matched the description from a recent wanted bulletin for an armed robbery with a firearm that took place in the area of 160 Humboldt Avenue on October 6, 2019. As officers entered the playground, the suspect quickly fled the scene and a foot chase ensued down Waumbeck Street towards Harold Street.  While continuing their pursuit, the officers observed the suspect reach into his waist area and throw an object into a driveway on Harold Street. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect at which time they recovered the discarded object which was determined to be a .380 caliber Taurus TCP ACP handgun with 1 round in the chamber and 6 rounds in the magazine.

The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, Possession of a Firearm Obliterated Serial Number and Trespassing. 

 

BPD in the Community: Officers Stop by Dorchester School to Discuss Bicycle Safety

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#BPDinTheCommunity: Our officers had a wonderful time discussing and talking about the importance of bicycle safety with the kids at the Saint Brendan School in Dorchester. According to one of the teachers, the kids have been wearing their safety helmets at an increased rate ever since our officers stopped by the school. And, as you can well imagine, our officers couldn’t be happier to hear that their public safety message was most assuredly well received. Said one of the officers, “Always feels good to make a difference.”

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman John ​F.​ Condon Killed in the Line of Duty on this Day 92 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Patrolman John F. Condon who was killed in the line of duty on this day, October 7, 92 years ago. On October 7, 1927, Patrolman Condon was killed in the line of duty when a suspect took possession of his firearm, while Patrolman Condon was attempting to arrest another male, and shot him repeatedly.

Patrolman Condon was 41-years-old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for eight years. Making his passing all the more tragic is the fact that he was survived by his wife and three children.

Patrolman Condon is buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (Panel 6, West Line 28), as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the Massachusetts State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in Patrolman Condon’s honor at 543 Tremont Street in District D-4 (South End). Should you ever find yourself in the area, please take a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifice of a hero who gave his life while protecting and serving others.

Boston 72: Weekend Update and Public Journal

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

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

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

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 13

Residential Break-ins:9
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.

Officers Recover a Loaded Firearm after a Traffic Stop and Arrest Two Suspects

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At about 3:14 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 23 Fessenden Street, Mattapan.

While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle whose registration was revoked.  As officers exited their police cruiser, the driver of the motor, later identified as, Jelani Tinnis-Edwards, 21, of Mattapan, also exited his motor vehicle in an attempt to flee on foot. Officers were able to quickly detain Tinnis-Edwards. Due to the fact that the motor vehicle was being towed for a revoked registration, the passenger, later identified as, Brajon Brown, 20, of Mattapan, was also removed from the motor vehicle.

It was revealed through a registry of motor vehicle inquiry, that Tinnis-Edwards’ driver’s license was suspended and he was placed under arrest.

Officers then located a small fanny pack in the backseat of the vehicle that contained a loaded Cobra .380 with one round in the chamber, a total of 8 rounds of ammunition.

Brown was charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Tinnis-Edwards was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Operating after Revocation/Suspension. Both suspects are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Violent Struggle in Jamaica Plain

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At about 7:43 PM on Friday October 4, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Drug Control Unit arrested Osagie Mastin, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 150 Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain. The officers were on routine patrol when they observed the suspect displaying clear indications that he may be armed with a firearm. When the officers approached and attempted to perform a pat frisk, a violent struggle ensued. The officers were eventually able to gain control of the suspect with assistance from additional responding units at which time officers safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Hi-Point model CF380 handgun which had fallen to the ground during the struggle. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, October 4, 2019

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

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

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

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

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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.

Off-Duty Officer Aids in the Arrest of Two Knife-Wielding Juveniles Outside of a Hyde Park Restaurant

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 4:05 PM, on Thursday, October 3, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park), responded to a radio call to assist an off-duty Boston Police Officer who had witnessed a fight in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located at 1312 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park.

The two suspects, combatants in an altercation, had knives in their hands and were attempting to stab each other. Those suspects were later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile male of Hyde Park and a 16- year-old juvenile male of Roxbury.

The off-duty officer was able to intervene and gain custody of the 15-year-old juvenile while the other suspect fled on foot. However, the fleeing suspect was quickly apprehended a few blocks away by responding units. Officers recovered two knives and placed both juveniles under arrest charging them with: Delinquent to wit: Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). Both are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Juvenile Court.