At about 2:00 AM on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made two on-site arrests and recovered a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Dudley Street and West Cottage Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had been stolen during an armed carjacking on August 6, 2019 in the area of 180 Shawmut Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop and removed both occupants from the vehicle. The female operator stated she was given the keys by a third party and was unaware the vehicle had been stolen.
Officers arrested the operator Shaasia Edmonds, 21-years-old, of Randolph and the passenger, Makel Lopes, 18-years-old, of the South End. Both are charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor vehicle and are expected to appear in Roxbury District Court.
The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 12:51 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed carjacking in the area of Appleton Street and Tremont Street in the South End. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he was approached by a young Hispanic male and a young black male who displayed a firearm before demanding the victim’s wallet, money and cell phone. The victim stated the black male pointed the firearm at him while the Hispanic male removed him from the vehicle. Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled the area onto Tremont Street. Officers searched the area for the suspects and the vehicle to no avail.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.
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.