Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

UPDATE: At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Arnold Woodrum, 59, of Dorchester.

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.

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

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:11 AM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Jaquoiri Washington, 19, of Dorchester on firearm-related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Gayland Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they recovered a loaded .380 Cobra Enterprises handgun in the area where the suspect had been seated as a passenger inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Three Under Arrest, Drugs and Cash Recovered in Dorchester

 

At about 6:07 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019 members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 41 Ames Way in Dorchester. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered 157.16 grams of Fentanyl, 56.2 grams of cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

Officers arrested Eduardo Hecto, 19-years-old, of Dorchester and Adonis Pena-Robles, 25-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Substance and Trafficking Class B Substance. Hecto faces an additional charge of Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Substance. A third male, Alagi Hatten-Kallon, 25-years-old of Boston, was located inside of the residence and taken into custody on an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for charges of Malicious Destruction of Property, Threats, and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

At about 3:32 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 107 Devon Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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.

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

 

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Fenway

 

At about 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 835 Huntington Avenue in Boston. Officers spoke to the victim, a livery driver, who stated he had picked up a fare in the area of 12 Boyd Street in Dorchester. The victim stated he drove the male to the area of St. Albans Street to complete the fare. The victim stated the suspect attempted to pay the victim with a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill, which the victim refused to accept. The victim stated the suspect removed a firearm from a small bag he had been carrying and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phones. The suspect took the victim’s property and fled into the Mission Park Complex. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

District B-2 (Roxbury) Detectives were assigned the case and hastily began their investigation, obtaining the identification of the male suspect. Detectives were subsequently granted an arrest warrant for the suspect. 

At about 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite warrant arrest of the suspect, Uhmari Bufford, 24-years-old, of Dorchester, in the area of 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.  

Bufford was arrested on an active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Armed Robbery.

 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury 

Coffee with a Cop Stops by Dunkin’ Donuts in Roxbury: Thanks to everyone who stopped by Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, located at 2493 Washington Street in Roxbury. Captain Facey and several officers from District B-2, joined recruits from Class 58-18 to share a cup of coffee and conversation with community members about public safety issues and concerns in a relaxed, informal setting. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

 

One in Custody and Firearm Recovered After Armed Robbery in Roxbury  

 

At about 12:22 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 86 Codman Park in Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a Lyft driver, who stated he arrived at the above location for a pick up when an unknown black male entered the rear of his motor vehicle, pulled out a firearm, and pointed it at the victim before demanding the victim’s cell phone and cash. The victim stated he handed over his possessions to the suspect who fled the area on foot toward Washington Street. Additional units arrived at the scene and began to search for the suspect and eventually located two males in the area of Academy Road. Officers approached the males, one of whom matched the description of the suspect who was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition. The suspect was taken into custody. Officers also located a cell phone belonging to the victim as well as his wallet, both of which were returned to the victim. The second male was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested David Walker, 20-years-old, of Dorchester. Walker is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Violation with prior Violent/Drug Crime Conviction, and Armed Robbery. 

 

One Under Arrest on Multiple Warrants and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

 

At approximately 8:20 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Columbia Road and Ceylon Street in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle parked at the intersection of Wayland Street and Howard Avenue. Officers identified the rear passenger, as an individual known to them to have multiple warrants and to possibly be in possession of a firearm. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in order to take the male into custody, but the female operator refused to yield to police. The operator fled from police before coming to a stop in a parking lot at the intersection of Columbia Road and Washington Street. Officers continued their attempt to stop the vehicle when the rear door suddenly opened and the rear passenger jumped out in an effort to flee from officers. A brief foot pursuit occurred before officers successfully apprehended the suspect in the area of 24 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way. Officers subsequently recovered a TCP Taurus firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and five small plastic bags containing crack cocaine from the suspect. The female operator, who was later discovered to have been operating the motor vehicle with a revoked license, was issued a citation, a summons, and was released from the scene along with the front passenger.  

Officers arrested Donell Phillips, 31-years-old, of Lynn. Phillips is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  Additionally, Phillips has multiple active warrants including a warrant out of Lawrence District Court for charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and a warrant out of South Boston District Court for charges of Operating Under the Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Class B Drugs. 


Recent Promotions: BPD Officer Promoted to Sergeant and One Officer Rated as Detective

Congratulations to Michael P. McHugh who was recently promoted to Sergeant, and Miguelangelo R. Pires, who was recently promoted to the rank of Detective. Earlier today, Friday, June 7, 2019, a ceremony was held at Boston Police Headquarters where Commissioner William Gross presented the officers with their new gold badges.  We wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 3:45 AM on Thursday June 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 11 Brookford Avenue in Roxbury. The officers had been called to the area due to possible drug activity and were speaking to several parties on scene when they observed a distinct bulge in the front sweatshirt pocket of one of the individuals, later identified as Alex Dalomba, 19, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Officers performed a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .380 Taurus PT 738 handgun from the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:43 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 566 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. During the course of their investigation, officers were able to safely recover a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-2 handgun from inside the vehicle at which time both the operator, Junior Dorelas, 28, of Brockton and the passenger, Jeffery Anitus, 30, of Brockton, were placed in custody without incident. The firearm was later determined to have been previously reported stolen in York, Maine. Additionally, officers were able to locate and seize several hundred Xanax pills from inside the vehicle as well as a plastic bag containing 11 grams of Fentanyl from Dorelas.

Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property. Dorelas will also be charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Male Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Fourth Offense Following Shots Fired in Roxbury

At about 1:30 AM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Dalkeith Street in Roxbury. Officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Balfour Street. On arrival, officers observed a male standing across the street from where the shots were fired. The male appeared to be extremely nervous, breathing heavy and continually looking over his shoulder toward a motor vehicle parked on Dalkeith Street, a short distance away from the male and the shots fired incident. Officers continued their dialogue with the male who stated that he did not live in the area and that his car was parked on Dalkeith Street. Officers approached the motor vehicle and upon opening the passenger’s side door, immediately located a Glock 27 firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition resting underneath the passenger’s seat. The suspect was placed under arrest. Additionally, officers recovered another firearm, a Smith and Wesson model 5906 loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition, from the rear middle seat of the motor vehicle. 

Officers arrested Darrel Barboza, 36-years-old, of Allston. Barboza is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Fourth Offense, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm Fourth Offense, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

Traffic Stop Leads to One Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

At about 6:41 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 121 Devon Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Normandy Street and Devon Street, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with a revoked registration. Officers conducted a traffic stop due to the infraction. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the four occupants. The operator was informed that the registration to the vehicle had been revoked and that was the reason for which she was being stopped. Officers requested identification from the three passengers and the operator. As one officer returned to his patrol car to check the validity of the identifications provided, additional officers maintained surveillance of the occupants. At this time, officers observed the front passenger bend down to the floor before quickly returning to the upright position. Officers then removed all occupants from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Baretta model 87 .380 firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition, from underneath the front passenger’s seat. 

Officers arrested the front passenger, Ky-Von Ross, 20-years-old, of Dorchester. Ross is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

One Less Gun: Three Males Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Roxbury  

 

One Less Gun: At about 2:20 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made three onsite arrests and recovered a firearm in the area of 61 Degautier Way in Roxbury. Officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of the 10 Degautier Way in Roxbury, while en route, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling with no headlights and operating at an accelerated rate of speed. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infractions. While speaking with the operator, who was immediately confrontational with officers, officers observed the front passenger to be bleeding from an injury on his hand. The front passenger stated he fell while running away from the gunshots being fired. Officers spoke to the rear passenger, who was nearly out of breath, and made the determination to remove the occupants based off of the occupants’ actions and the nearby call for shots fired.

With the assistance of a BPD K-9, officers recovered a Glock 19, semi-automatic firearm, in the full lock back position, within the spare tire compartment of the vehicle’s trunk. All occupants were taken into custody. While attempting to place the rear passenger into the cruiser, he became instantly combative and attempted to flee from officers. The rear passenger was eventually placed into the cruiser after a brief, but violent struggle. Eventually all three occupants were transported to the district station.

Officers arrested the operator, Kaivon Blake, 22-years-old, of Dorchester, the front passenger, Shan Tahatdil, 29-years-old, of Dorchester, and the rear passenger, Keeshon Wilson, 28-years-old, of Brighton. All are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Blake received a citation for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Headlights Displayed and is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense. Wilson is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense and Resisting Arrest. Tahatdil is additionally charged with Firearm Violation with a Prior Violent Crime or Drug Conviction. 

 

PEACE WALK: Hope You Can Join Us Tonight for Friday Night Peace Walk in Roxbury

 

Peace Walk: Please Join Us Tonight for the Weekly Friday Night Peace Walk in Roxbury

WHERE: 12th Baptist Church at 160 Warren Street, Roxbury

WHEN (Two Start Times):  4:30 PM & 6:00 PM

We encourage all citizens who want to make a difference in the community to come out and walk side-by-side with Boston Police Command Staff, Boston Police Officers and Boston Clergy as they take STRIDES together in making the streets of Boston a safe place for all. There are two scheduled Peace Walks departing from the 12th Baptist Church at 4:30pm and 6:00pm. So, if you can’t make the early, don’t be afraid to show up late.

One in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday May 21, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 25 Perrin Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. During the course of their investigation, the officers safely recovered a loaded 9mm FMK handgun from inside the vehicle at which time they arrested the front seat passenger, identified as Mark Stokes, 27, of Dorchester. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

Investigation Update: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Roxbury

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At about 2:26 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Julio Soto, 27, of Brockton, in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant which was applied for and granted to investigators assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury). The warrant was sought in connection to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred on Saturday May 11, 2019 in the area of 1 Fairland Street in Roxbury. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

 



One in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

At about 1:49 AM on Saturday May 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Walnut Street in Roxbury. The officers were on directed patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the officers were approaching the vehicle, they observed the operator, later identified as Lorne Dyson, 51, of Avon, discard an unknown object underneath the driver’s seat. Officers conducted their investigation and removed the operator to perform a pat frisk which led to the recovery of loaded 9mm Kel-Tec P-11 handgun with a defaced serial number from inside the vehicle. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Three in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Two Shotguns During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 1:16 AM, on Friday May 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested three individuals on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Crawford Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation when they learned that the operator, later identified as Brandon Jenson, 32, of Boston, did not possess a valid driver’s license. As the officers began to ask the operator to step out of the vehicle, they observed what appeared to be a shotgun resting next to his right leg, pointed down towards the gas pedal. At this time, the officers removed the operator as well as the front seat passenger, later identified as Bennett Williams-Rollins, 24, of Dorchester and the rear seat passenger, Giselle DeJesus, 22, of Dorchester. Officers then safely recovered the weapon from the driver’s area which was determined to be a Smith and Wesson Model 916A shotgun (SEE PHOTO). Officers also then observed and recovered a Harrison and Richardson Standard M48 shotgun from the rear seat passenger area as well as several shotgun shells from the trunk of the vehicle.

All three parties were placed in custody on scene without incident after it was confirmed that none of them were licensed to carry a firearm. The three suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Jenson will also be charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.