BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Home Invasion in Hyde Park


BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Home Invasion in Hyde Park: At about 3:20 PM on Saturday January 12, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle Neponset Avenue near Loring Street in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers observed a vehicle matching the given description idling in the middle of the street with an unknown male standing next to it. Upon seeing the officers, the unknown male, later identified as Thiago Oliveira, 28, of Hyde Park, quickly entered the vehicle and sped away. The officers broadcast a description of the fleeing vehicle while continuing their investigation. Officers soon discovered that the door of a nearby residence appeared to have been kicked open. Officers spoke with the occupant of the apartment, an adult male, and learned that Oliveira, who was known to him had forced his way into the apartment and threatened him with a silver and black firearm. The suspect attempted to shoot the victim multiple times during the confrontation but his weapon malfunctioned.

While on scene, officers received a second call relative to a found firearm, believed to have been discarded by the suspect in the area of 1114 River Street, less than a mile away from the original call. The firearm was secured and determined to be a loaded 40 caliber Smith & Wesson SD40VE handgun which matched the description provided by the victim.

Officers ascertained that the suspect was presently on probation and, consequently, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet on his person. Armed with this knowledge, officers were able to track the suspect as he returned to 42 Neponset Street a few hours later. Numerous officers responded back to the scene along with members of the BPD SWAT Team at which time the suspect surrendered himself without incident.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including:

  • Armed Home Invasion

  • Assault with Intent to Murder

  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm

  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

  • Varies Violations of the Auto Laws