Search Warrant Nets Two Arrests and Two Firearms in Dorchester

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At approximately 12:30pm on October 16, 2019, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit and Area B-2 (Roxbury/Mission Hill) Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants in the area of 34 Creston Street in Dorchester (Area C-11). As a result, Cedrick Slayden 23, of Dorchester and Dexter Forrester, 22, of Dorchester were arrested.

Dexter Forrester will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Drugs & Operating a motor vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License

Cedrick Slayden will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Distribution of Class A, Drugs, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 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.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in Dorchester

At about 1:05 AM on Wednesday October 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 12 Arion Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located multiple shell casings in front of the address.

Officers were able to obtain video footage which showed the suspect, later identified as Troy Connally, 35 of Boston, lifting his right arm out of his jacket pocket and pointing a firearm towards the sky. Officers then observed several muzzle flashes.

Officers canvassed the area and observed the suspect walking in the area of Arion Street and Davern Avenue. Officers approached and stopped the suspect at which time they recovered the slide of a semi-automatic weapon from his jacket pocket. The suspect was then placed in custody on scene without incident.

Mr. Connally was placed under arrest and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Firearm Discharged Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.  He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

Investigation Leads to Arrest and Recovered Firearm After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in Dorchester

At about 9:21 PM on Tuesday October 15, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of Townsend Street and Codman Park following a call for shots fired that occurred earlier that evening at approximately 8:26 PM.

The suspect, later identified as, Arhjai Jackson, 20, of Boston, was observed via video surveillance footage shooting at an unidentified motor vehicle. As part of their investigation, detectives obtained consent to search 63 Codman Park which resulted in the recovery of a loaded Glock 23 .40 caliber firearm from inside the residence. The firearm was loaded with one round of ammunition in the chamber with one round remaining in the magazine. The magazine is capable of holding 15 rounds of ammunition.

Arhjai Jackson was arrested on scene without incident and charged with the following; 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 and Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury 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.

 

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. 

 

Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old in Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

One Less Gun: At about 6:45 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Waumbeck Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a large group inside of the Trotter School Playground. Officers noticed the group appeared to be smoking and were present in the park after dusk. Officers approached the group and while speaking with three males, observed one of them to suddenly start breathing excessively, leaning forward as if to conceal an item inside of the front pocket of his sweatshirt. Fearing the male was in possession of a weapon, officers asked the male to stand up in an effort to possibly identify the item he was trying to conceal. At this time, the male attempted to flee from officers, but was immediately apprehended. Officers located a SCCY CPX-1 firearm, loaded with four rounds of live ammunition, from the suspect’s waistband. The suspect, who did not possess a valid license to carry, was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester. The juvenile is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Two Firearms, Multiple Rounds of Ammunition and Drugs in Roxbury

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 4:59 AM on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant in the area of 8 Humboldt Court in Roxbury. As a result of the search warrant, officers arrested a 26-year-old male of Roxbury and recovered the following items: a Glock 42 .380 caliber semi-automatic firearm, Rohm Gesellschaft RG-14 .22 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition, a Glock .380 magazine loaded with six rounds of live ammunition, thirty-seven rounds of live ammunition, and a plastic bag containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. 

The suspect has been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while Committing a Felony, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. 


Officers Arrest Two and Recover Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:50 PM, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of Tremont Street and Parker Street, officers observed a silver motor vehicle operating with excessively dark tints and no front license plate. Officers followed the vehicle to the intersection of Longwood Avenue and St. Alphonsus Street where the operator of the silver motor vehicle maneuvered his car in such a way that the entire intersection was gridlocked. Due to the multiple infractions, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue. While speaking with the operator and the front passenger, officers observed a knife protruding from the passenger’s front pocket. As a consequence, both occupants were removed from the vehicle. Officers then located a mason jar containing marijuana, a measuring scale, and a SCCY CPX-1 9mm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, from within the center console of the vehicle. Neither the operator nor the passenger possessed a valid License to Carry in Massachusetts and both were taken into custody.

Officers arrested the operator, Dre Robinson-Gaylor, 26-years-old, of Dorchester and the passenger, Alaonzo Jinwright, 21-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Robinson-Gaylor faces additional charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. 


Juvenile Charged with Assault with Intent to Murder Following Stabbing in Roxbury

 

At about 1:24 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 55 Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. Officers spoke to the victim who stated he had been stabbed by a male known to him. The victim was then transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers searched the area for the suspect and eventually located a male matching the description of the suspect in the area of Ruggles Street. Upon approaching the male, officers observed what appeared to be blood on the male’s shirt. The male was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Roxbury. The male is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Delinquent to wit: Assault with Intent to Murder, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers Host Night at Fenway for Local Kids!

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) accompanied a group of children from the Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club to Fenway Park. With assistance from the Red Sox staff and their gracious hospitality, the officers, as part of the Boston Police Hockey Blue Line Pals, provided transportation to Fenway so the kids could enjoy batting practice and a meet and greet with some Red Sox players before Thursday night’s game! After the officers chipped in for dinner and snacks, the kids were awarded the game ball to top of their special day with the BPD!

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Death Investigation in the area of 868 Huntington Ave in Roxbury

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Death Investigation in the area of 868 Huntington Ave in Roxbury: At about 12:20am, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to Brigham & Women's Hospital at 75 Francis Street in Roxbury to take a report relative to an elderly male, believed to be in his seventies, transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The victim, suffering serious head trauma, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. BPD Homicide Investigators are asking for the public’s help if they have information regarding the victim’s injuries. Investigators believe the victim’s injuries may have been sustained in the area of 868 Huntington Ave in Roxbury between the hours of 8:00pm - 9:00pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Anyone in the area at that time who may have information helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD in the Community: Flashlights and Smiles on Full Display during the Flashlight Walk at the Mission Main Apartments

BPD IN THE COMMUNITY: Special thanks to everyone who came out for the Flashlight Walk through Mission Main Apartments last night. It is always a great moment when the men and women of the Boston Police Department are able to reinforce our strong ties with members of our community.

If you would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345.

Officers Arrest Male and Recover Loaded Revolver in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 10:15 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 20 McGreevey Way in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of 68 Albert Street, officers observed a group of individuals known to them from prior encounters. As officers were in the area, they took notice of one particular male who, upon seeing officers, began to quicken his pace as he retreated to the rear of the community center. At this time, as officers exited their cruiser, they observed the male to grab his waistband and immediately flee the area in a full sprint in an attempt to evade officers. The male continued away from officers with his arms pinned to his waist. The male ran through a courtyard on Prentiss Street towards Parker Street before he was apprehended on McGreevey Way. Officers located a Smith & Wesson DA .45 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s pocket. 

Officers arrested Takari Hobbs, 18-years-old, of Mattapan. Hobbs is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Call for a Person Shot in Roxbury

 

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 3:58 PM on Friday August 16, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects on multiple charges after responding to a call for a person shot in the area of 530 Warren Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds who was immediately transported to an area hospital for treatment. His condition is listed as critical at this time. While canvassing the area, responding officers observed two suspects, later identified as Dashawn Price, 23, of Roxbury, and Jean Cassamajor, 18, of Dorchester, fleeing the scene as they jumped over a backyard fence in the area of 120 Humboldt Avenue. The two suspects were detained and later placed in custody after being interviewed by detectives. The two suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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 or District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275. 

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.

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury

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At about 12:21 PM, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult female suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dora Sofia Chaves, 38-years-old, of Roxbury.

While still on scene, officers were able to establish the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to the stabbing who was then taken into custody.

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

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Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester: At about 1:45am, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Stoughton Street when officers observed silver motor vehicle make an illegal turn at the intersection of Stoughton and Pleasant Streets. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency blue lights and sirens and were able to stop the car in the area of 70 Pleasant Street. Upon engaging the operator of the vehicle, officers immediately recognized him from previous encounters. While talking to the operator, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous and breathing at a rapid pace. When asked to provide his driver’s license, the operator stated he didn’t have it on him. When asked to produce the car’s registration, the operator stated that he didn’t know where it was because the car belonged to a friend. In light of the conflicting and confusing answers, officers asked the driver to exit the car. With the suspect now outside the car, officers conducted a pat frisk of the car’s interior. While frisking the vehicle, officers observed and confiscated a firearm (see above photo) found inside the vehicle’s center console. When asked if he had a license to carry the firearm, the suspect stated, “I don’t.”  

Officers arrested Khamaree Price, 20, of Boston and charged him with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Subsequent Offense of Firearm Conviction, Armed Career Criminal and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

The firearm was determined to be a black Hi-Point 45mm semi-automatic firearm.

Officers Arrest Two Suspects in a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Recover a Loaded Firearm

At about 12:45 AM, on Monday, August 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), initiated a traffic stop in the area of Dudley Street and Harrison Avenue, Roxbury, after observing a motor vehicle proceed through a red light and a stop sign at a high rate of speed

Officer activated their lights and sirens, but the driver of the motor vehicle refused all attempts until coming to a stop in the area of 115 Warren Street. As officer approached the motor vehicle, they observed the brake lights still illuminated. Officers asked the driver to shift the motor vehicle into park, but instead, the driver sped off in the direction of Regent Street. It was revealed through a Registry of Motor Vehicle query that the motor vehicle was stolen out of Saugus.

As officers followed the path of the stolen motor vehicle, information was received that there was a black firearm, along with numerous pistol rounds scattered in the middle of Regent Street leading up towards Fountain Street. Officers identified numerous pieces of black plastic material, a silver coiled spring, and pieces of a pistol magazine, all consistent with a magazine being thrown from a speeding vehicle and shattering. The M-1911 AP INTERNATIONAL firearm was found to have one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine. The motor vehicle in question reappeared at Circuit Street and Regent Street where it had crashed into a parked motor vehicle. Officers placed both suspects under arrest without incident.

William Hudson, 20, of Hyde Park and Demayo Flowers-Toney, 19 of Dorchester, were charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Defacing of Serial Number of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Driving to Endanger. They will both be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Individuals in Connection to a Home Invasion in the area of Rand Street and Julian Street in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify two individuals in the above photos as it relates to an ongoing home invasion investigation. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 10:33 AM on Friday, August 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a home invasion in the area of Rand Street and Julian Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated two unknown males had broken into her apartment through a rear window. The victim stated the males threatened the victim with a firearm and knife before tying her up and blindfolding her. The victim stated the males proceeded to take various items of value before fleeing the residence, leaving her home in a state of disarray. The males fled the area on distinctive bicycles.

Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage which shows the males prior to the incident in the area of Dacia Street and Brookford Street at about 9:30 AM.  

The male on the bicycle with red pegs and brakes travels on Brookford Street, down Woodbine Street before disappearing in the area of Warren Street.

The second male on the bicycle with blue handle bars travels on Brookford Street to Blue Hill Avenue before disappearing in the area of Lawrence Avenue.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

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.

 

Officers Recover Carjacked Vehicle and Arrest Two in Roxbury  

 

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.