Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hit and Run Investigation in Charlestown

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Investigation Update: At about 10:30 AM on Monday August 5, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) arrested Allen Williams, 65, of Everett, in connection to a fatal hit and run investigation in Charlestown.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call to assist Everett PD in the area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult male, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Death and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension or Revocation.

 

Investigation Update: The Boston Police Department is Cancelling the Community Alert Seeking to Identify a Motor Vehicle Relating to an Ongoing Fatal Hit and Run Investigation in Charlestown

Investigation Update: The Boston Police Department is cancelling the community alert which was posted in an effort to identify a motor vehicle relating to an ongoing fatal hit and run investigation in Charlestown.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call to assist Everett Police in the area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown. This area is close to the line dividing Boston and Everett. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult male, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of the incident, the suspect vehicle was observed travelling on Alford Street in the direction of Everett. The vehicle was later observed entering the rotary in the area of Broadway and Main Street in Everett.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone who may have been in the Alford Street area on the night of the incident is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Any detail, no matter how small it may seem, might make a difference to this ongoing investigation.

People who may have witnessed the incident may anonymously contact 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.

 

Community Alert: BPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Vehicle of Interest in Connection to a Fatal Hit and Run in the Area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown

Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the motor vehicle in the above images as it relates to an ongoing fatal hit and run investigation.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call to assist Everett PD in the area of 99 Alford Street in Charlestown. This area is close to the line dividing Boston and Everett. On arrival, officers were notified by Boston EMS that the victim, an adult male, had suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of the incident, the above-pictured motor vehicle was observed travelling on Alford Street in the direction of Everett. The vehicle is described as a white colored Ford F150 pickup with plywood fencing on the truck bed. The motor vehicle may possible have damage to the front driver’s side bumper, grill, and headlight assembly.

The vehicle was last observed entering the rotary in the area of Broadway and Main Street in Everett.

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.

 

Drug Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests Downtown

As part of the Boston Police Department’s ongoing efforts to take drugs off of the streets, a collaborative effort involving various districts and units within the BPD made nine onsite warrant arrests in the Downtown area on July 25, 2019. Officers arrested the following individuals as part of Operation “Stay Away” across the city:

  • Jude Gabriel, 25-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Juninho Bonneau, 20-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Andrescion West, 23-years-old, of Randolph active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Dequan Mitchell, 21-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Ramon Collazo, 32-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense

  • Perest Antoine, 33-years-old, of Dorchester active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

  • Bryanna Noble, 37-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class B Drugs

  • Thomas Cowans, 26-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime

  • Roneca Hicks, 19-years-old, of Mattapan active warrant for Distribution of Cocaine 

Additionally, 14 individuals were arrested and taken into custody on charges of Distribution of Marijuana over the course of the past month and a half. 

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Harris B. McInnes Killed in the Line of Duty 92 years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: On Sunday, July 3, 1927, Boston Police Officer Harris B. McInnes was shot and killed while pursuing two suspects after a robbery on Main Street in the area of Charles Street in Charlestown. Officer McInnes was 36-years-old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for seven and half years. Making his line-of-duty death ever more tragic is the fact that Officer McInnes was survived by his wife and daughter.

Officer McInnes is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 35, West Line 6, as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the Massachusetts State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Main Street near Austin Street in Charlestown.

Should you happen to find yourself in that area, please take a second to stop, honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a fallen hero who was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting his city.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Suspects While Recovering Two Loaded Firearms Within Ten Minutes During Two Separate Incidents in Roxbury and Charlestown

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INCIDENT #1: At about 10:48 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects while recovering a loaded firearm following a brief foot pursuit in the area of 18 Abbotsford Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, the front seat passenger, later identified as Ildelfonso Velez, 18, of Attleboro, immediately exited the vehicle and took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The suspect vehicle then sped away. The officers stopped their cruiser and pursued the fleeing suspect on foot down a nearby alleyway. While in pursuit, the officers observed the suspect discard a .40 caliber Ruger P94 handgun onto the ground which was later recovered. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect on Crawford Street where he was placed in custody without further incident. A short time later, additional responding units located and stopped the suspect motor vehicle in the area of Homestead Street and Harold Street at which time the operator, Dimitri Thomas, 26, of Hyde Park, was placed in custody without incident. Both parties will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Dimitri Thomas will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer while Ildelfonso Velez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

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INCIDENT #2: At about 10:58 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested two suspects on firearm related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of Alfred Street and Dexter Street in Charlestown. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. As the officers were approaching to speak with the operator, later identified as Raul Landaverde, 22, of Somerville, they observed him moving quickly towards the passenger side of the vehicle before returning to an upright position. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed both the operator and the front seat passenger, later identified as Kirby Calixte, 26, of Somerville, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 23 handgun with a thirty round extended magazine from inside the vehicle. The two suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident. Both suspects will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Additionally, Raul Landaverde will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Suspect in Custody After Threatening Female Victim with BB Gun in Charlestown

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:07 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested Donquell Mayes, 18, of Stoughton on assault charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 49 Corey Street in Charlestown. During the incident, the suspect had displayed what appeared to be a firearm while threatening an adult female victim during a confrontation. Responding officers soon located and stopped the suspect and then recovered what was later determined to be a Magnum Force Desert Eagle BB Gun which he had discarded in a nearby dumpster. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to Wit: Gun).

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Four Arrested, Firearm, Drugs and Cash Recovered in Charlestown

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) made four onsite arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Rutherford Avenue and Old Rutherford avenue in Charlestown. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with no inspection sticker. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) and conducted a traffic stop. Officer’s spoke to the operator who provided a license. A query of the operator’s license led officers to the discovery that the license was in fact suspended. Officers learned that none of the four occupants were licensed operators, with each of the passengers only having an identification card. At this time, officers made the determination to tow the motor vehicle due to none of the occupants being licensed. Each of the occupants were removed from the motor vehicle. While removing one of the rear passengers, officers recovered two bags of marijuana and a Springfield XD .40 caliber firearm loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition, which had fallen from the male’s waistband to his ankle. The passenger was taken into custody. Additionally, officers located a backpack containing a digital scale, two plastic bags, one containing 26 pills believed to be ecstasy and the other containing 78 pills believed to be Xanax. Officers also recovered an undisclosed amount of US Currency as well as additional plastic bags containing marijuana. All four occupants were taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Ashley Saintus, 21-years-old, of Dorchester, Youcef Benarba, 25-years-old, of Chestnut Hill, Pierre Diamondez, 21-years-old, of Hyde Park, and Romario Sanchez, 19-years-old, of Dorchester. All are expected to be arraigned in Charlestown District Court. Saintus is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs Subsequent Offense, Possession of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Benarba is charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Diamondez is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Sanchez is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

 

BPD Officers Participate in Special Olympics School Day Games at Charlestown High

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, members of the Bureau of Community Engagement and officers assigned to Area A were honored to be a part of the Special Olympics K-8 School Day Games event at Charlestown High School. Joined by Boston Public School Students, the event began with an opening ceremony followed by various activities and a ceremonial awards presentation. The day was topped off with an appearance by the BPD’s Ice Cream Truck which provided refreshments for the athletes!

 

Officers in Charlestown Arrest One Suspect on Gun Charges at Constitution Marina

 

At about 6:25 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, officer assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to the area of One Constitution Road for a person yelling and waving an object in his hand that looked like a magazine to a gun. 

The suspect apparently owned a boat in the area and was last seen walking off the dock after leaving threatening notes on a nearby owners boat slip. Officers observed a male matching the suspect’s description and stopped him in the area of 28 Constitution Road. Officers encountered Jeffery Oliveira, 36 of Charlestown, in front of the marina building and asked him if he had any weapons on his person but Oliveira refused to speak to officers. After further investigation it was revealed that Oliveira had placed two bags inside the marina door. Officers searched the bag and recovered a loaded silver and brown Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, and a loaded black Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver.  

Oliveira was placed under arrest for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of ammunition. He will be arraigned in Charlestown District Court.

 

Suspect in Custody on Drug Related Charges One Day After BPD Investigation in Charlestown

 

At about 6:31 PM on Sunday April 14, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) recovered a plastic bag containing 96 oxycodone pills from inside a motor vehicle during an investigation in the area of 275 Medford Street. Officers were originally called to the area after a call for shots fired which resulted in an adult male victim self-applying to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers later determined and confirmed that the evidence recovered belonged to Jonathan Libbey, 32, of Charlestown, who was not on scene at the time of the investigation. At about 7:35 PM on Monday April 15, 2019, officers located and arrested the suspect without incident in the area of Commercial Street and Charter Street in the North End. The suspect will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm Following Traffic Stop in Charlestown

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One Less Gun: At about 8:26 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm following a traffic stop in the area of Monument Street and Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with excessive tints on the windows and an expired registration decal. Officers approached the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. While speaking with the operator, officers observed the passenger with a green substance believed to be marijuana inside of a tray between his feet. At this time, both the operator and passenger were removed from the vehicle. Inside of the rear climate control panel, officers subsequently located a black Smith & Wesson .32 long revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. The operator of the motor vehicle was taken into custody while the passenger was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested Laron Richardson, 30-years-old, of Brockton. Richardson is expected to be arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Open Container of Marijuana in a Vehicle. 

 

UPDATE: Victor Pena, 38, of Boston has been charged with Kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of Olivia Ambrose

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UPDATE: Victor Pena, 38, of Boston has been arrested and charged with Kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose who was located earlier today. Pena is scheduled to be arraigned in Charlestown District Court tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Boston Police Release Images of Person of Interest in Relation to Missing Person Olivia Ambrose

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UPDATE: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the male in the photos above in connection to the investigation into missing person Olivia Ambrose who was last seen in the area of 25 Union Street in Downtown Boston on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Investigators have reviewed surveillance video and marked a timeline of events and locations in the areas of both Downtown Boston and Charlestown in hopes of better understanding the facts and circumstances surrounding Olivia Ambrose’s disappearance. 

  •  11:04 PM: Ms. Ambrose is seen leaving a bar located at 25 Union Street (Hennessy’s) with a white male who has since been determined to not be involved in her disappearance.

  •  11:42 PM: Approximately 40 minutes later, two unknown males are observed inviting Ms. Ambrose to walk with them in the area of Congress Street and State Street. One of the males appears to walk ahead while the second male (shown in the photos above) places his arm around Ms. Ambrose and directs her towards the State Street MBTA Station.

  •  12:01 AM: Approximately 20 minutes later, additional video shows Ms. Ambrose being accompanied by that same male, still with his arm around her, exiting the Bunker Hill Community MBTA Station in Charlestown. The other male party is no longer observed in any surveillance video moving forward.

  •  12:13 AM: Approximately 10 minutes later, Ms. Ambrose and the unknown male are observed again in the area of Green Street walking together towards Bartlett Street. A short time later, phone records indicate Ms. Ambrose’s phone was in the general area of the Bunker Hill Housing Development.

Olivia Ambrose is described as a 23-year-old white female, about 5’2” tall, with blue eyes and curly brown hair. She was last seen wearing a red corduroy dress under a long white and grey coat.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Olivia Ambrose is advised to contact 9-1-1 or District A-1 (Downtown) Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

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.

 

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Recent Bank Robbery in Charlestown 

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:26 AM on Friday November 30, 2018, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a call for a bank robbery in the area of 5 Austin Street in Charlestown. During the incident, a male suspect entered the bank, pushed aside an elderly customer who was waiting in line and pointed a firearm at a teller while demanding cash. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

During the course of their investigation, members of the Bank Robbery Task Force identified Thomas Hickey, 49, of Boston, as the person responsible for the crime.  At about 12:30 PM on Thursday December 6, 2018, officers located the suspect walking in the same area on Austin Street approaching Rutherford Avenue at which time he was placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Armed Robbery (Bank), Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

 

BPD Officers and BMC Healthnet Plan Launch Leadership Program For Young Women and Men in the City of Boston

MAKING BOSTON BETTER: On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the youth leadership group, We Belong, kicked off this year’s meeting at the Schrafft's building in Charlestown. The group serves young men and women in the city of Boston, helps deepen leadership skills, and explore’s civic engagement opportunities within and beyond all neighborhoods in the city. After some ice-breaking activities, the group discussed the importance of words, the impact of the words they use and how to advocate for themselves and each other. According to our officers, everybody was engaged, insightful and committed to making our city a better, more inclusive place for all.

BPD in the Community: Captain Phil Terenzi had a Wonderful Time Stopping by the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown to Participate in the 'Big Cheese Reads' Program

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BPD in the Community: Captain Phil Terenzi Participates in ‘Big Cheese Reads’ Program: Captain Phil Terenzi had a wonderful time reading to the kids at the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown earlier today, October 24, 2018,  as part of the Big Cheese Reads program which is an educational initiative that invites business, cultural and community leaders to read to students in the Boston Public Schools while simultaneously emphasizing the undeniable correlation that exists between literacy and future achievement and career success.  

BPD in the Community: Great Time Had by All at Coffee with a Cop in Charlestown

BPD in the Community: Great Time Had by All at Coffee with a Cop in Charlestown: Thanks to everybody who stopped by District A-15 in Charlestown earlier today, Friday, September 21, 2018, for Coffee with a Cop. Commissioner Gross, Captain Kenneth Fong and the officers assigned to District A-15 had a wonderful time making new friends while interacting with and talking to community members in the area. Coffee with a Cop is all about creating a friendly, informal setting where officers and community members can come together in an effort to better understand issues and concerns impacting the neighborhood in ongoing efforts to work together while making our city one of the safest big cities in America. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, we’d love to hear from you. For more info, please call (617) 343-4345.