Long Time BPD Community Partner Father Doc Conway Featured in Online Video Tribute

Thank you to online media source Only Good TV for their piece highlighting one of our most valued partners in the community, Father Richard ‘Doc’ Conway, of Saint Peter’s Church in Dorchester. Father Conway has lived and worked in the Boston area his entire life, forging relationships both within the Boston Police Department and across the neighborhoods we serve together in the pursuit of peace and harmony. If you have a few minutes to spare, please enjoy this video and get to know one of Dorchester’s most engaging personalities.

 

BPD in the Community: Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Another Successful Flashlight Walk in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Earlier this week, on Tuesday August 20, 2019, Mayor Walsh joined members of the BPD Command Staff and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) for a Flashlight Walk in Dorchester. Community members of all ages came out to walk on a beautiful evening while stopping along the way to say hello to their friends and neighbors.

Thank you to everyone who made it a point to attend and if you or someone you know would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to: meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov for more information.

 

Great Work Recognized: BEST Team Clinician Kimberly Hula and Officer Devon Cornelius Honored at Boston Police Headquarters

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Great Work Recognized: Earlier today, on Thursday August 22, 2019, Commissioner Gross presented commendations to BEST Team Clinician Kimberly Hula and Police Officer Devon Cornelius, assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), for their ongoing efforts to further develop the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) Co-Response Program. Over a four-week period, Officer Cornelius and Ms. Hula worked together as a unit dedicated exclusively to calls involving mental health issues, tracking critical information for each response and conducting proactive follow-ups when appropriate.

This partnership has provided immeasurable benefits to our officers as well as the community at large while connecting those in need with necessary services.

For their efforts and tireless dedication, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm During Investigation into Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

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At about 4:05 PM on Friday August 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Lisa Nguyen, 26, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 45 Adams Street in Dorchester. During the stop, officers located and recovered a fully loaded 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4 with an extended magazine which was loaded 24 rounds of ammunition, including one round in the chamber. The firearm was located inside a bag that the suspect was carrying at the time of the traffic stop.

The officers had stopped the vehicle as part of an investigation into a shots fired incident that occurred on Tuesday August 6, 2019, in the area of 15 Lincoln Street in Dorchester. There were no injuries or ballistic damage reported during the initial incident although officers did recover several shell casings at the crime scene. District detectives continue to investigate the suspect’s possible involvement in that incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs and Stun Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 9:00 AM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to the Drug Control Units from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) executed a search warrant which led to the arrest of Alexander Delarosa, 43, of Jamaica Plain, on drug and weapons related charges in the area of 25 Wales Street in Dorchester. Officers approached and stopped the suspect at which time they were able to safely recover 23 bags of crack cocaine, 8 bags of fentanyl, several suboxone strips and a stun gun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun.

 

BPD in the Community: Children from the Junior Police Academy Visit Patriot Place in Foxborough

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Today, August, 7, 2019, children from District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester), joined Boston Police Officers for a Junior Police Academy outing at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The children were not camera shy and enjoyed taking pictures while touring the Patriots Hall of Fame interactive museum, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. We are happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other. Another successful day with the JPA!

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

Investigation Update: At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. That victim has since been identified as Alfredo Centeio, 30, of Dorchester. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening 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.

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

 

Death Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening 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.

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 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:10 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for two people shot in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, who has since been identified as Christian Nunes, 20, of Dorchester, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene while the second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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.

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.

 

Officers Assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Juvenile Carrying a Loaded Firearm

At about 9:36 PM, on Monday, July 29, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 455 Quincy Street, Dorchester. 

Officers were patrolling on Columbia Road near Ceylon Street, when they observed a group of males walking toward Ceylon Park.  One male in particular was tightly clutching a fanny pack that was secured across his chest while continuously looking back, which is consistent with an armed gunman. 

As officers exited their motor vehicle and approached the males on foot, they observed the suspect continue to clutch the fanny pack on his left side. At the sight of officers, the male suspect fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away. Officers observed a firearm inside the fanny pack as it was already unzipped.  Recovered was a loaded Smith and Wesson 38SW Special Revolver CTG with 6 rounds of ammunition.

The 17-year-old, juvenile male, of Dorchester, was charged with Delinquent to Wit Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Delinquent to Wit Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. He will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Death Investigation in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation: At about 11:10 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for two people shot in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene while the second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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.

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.

 

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Ripple Cafe in Dorchester

At 9:00 AM. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Coffee with a Cop stopped by Ripple Café located at 1906 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello and a special thanks to Ripple Café for providing the refreshments for the event.  If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

Join us Today for Coffee with a Cop at Ripple Cafe in Dorchester!

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The men and women of the Boston Police Department invite you to join us today for our next Coffee with a Cop event which will be held in District C-11 (Dorchester), 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at Ripple Cafe, located at 1906 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Come get to know the officers protecting and serving your community! All are welcome and the coffee is free! We hope to see you there!

Officers Arrest One Following Stabbing and Armed Robbery in Dorchester

 

At about 5:30 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call to assist Massachusetts State Police for a person stabbed in the area of 695 Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival officers were directed to a crime scene in front of the above location, the adult male victim having been transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds. Officers were provided with a description and eventually located a male who matched the description in the area of 8 Allstate Road. The male was identified as the suspect and subsequently taken into custody. 

Officers responded to the hospital to speak with the victim who stated he was sitting in the park in the rear of 695 Columbia Road when he was approached by the suspect who was known to him. The victim stated the suspect pulled out a knife and began stabbing the victim before taking his possessions including the victim’s passport and identification as well as an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

Officers arrested Bernardino Baran-Garcia, 26-years-old, of Boston. Baran-Garcia is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Armed Robbery. 

 

Recent Peace Walk in Dorchester Features Commissioner’s Commendations for Local Community Members

PEACE WALK: Earlier this week, Commissioner Gross joined with members of the BPD Command Staff and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) for an evening Peace Walk with friends and neighbors in Dorchester. The night began with a gathering prayer at Saint Peter’s before heading down for a special visit at Elier’s Barbershop where the Commissioner presented several employees with commendations for their service to the community. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Peace Walks across the city and please be sure to come out and join us.

 

Investigation Update: Fatally Wounded Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified

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UPDATE: At about 5:15 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019, officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 506 Geneva Avenue (Town Field) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two black male suspects fleeing from the scene. Officers continued their pursuit of the suspects, one of whom fled up Mather Street while the other male, suspect #1, who was observed carrying a firearm, fled to the area of 10 Penhallow Street in Dorchester. Suspect #1 fired at the officers who returned fire. Suspect #1, who has since been identified as Jaymil Ellerbe, 19-years old, of Dorchester, was fatally wounded while the second suspect, made good on his escape from officers. Officers continued to search the area for suspect #2 to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigations Team 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 Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Following Shooting on Penhallow Street in Dorchester

 

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 10:24 PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Ernest Watkins, 21-years-old, of Dorchester in the area of Melville Avenue and Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Watkins is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  

The facts of the initial incident are as follows: At about 5:15 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019, officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 506 Geneva Avenue (Town Field) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two black male suspects fleeing from the scene. Officers continued their pursuit of the suspects, one of whom fled up Mather Street while the other male, suspect #1, who was observed carrying a firearm, fled to the area of 10 Penhallow Street in Dorchester. Suspect #1 fired at the officers who returned fire. Suspect #1 was fatally wounded while the second suspect, who was later identified as Ernest Watkins, made good on his escape from officers. Officers continued to search the area for Watkins to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigations Team 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.