BPD in the Community: Girls Baseball Clinic Held at McConnell Park in Dorchester

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, BPD hosted a baseball clinic for girls at McConnell Park in Dorchester. The clinic was presented in partnership with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, their affiliate, American Girls Baseball, the Boston Police Bureau of Community Engagement, Women in Blue, and the Police Athletic League. Additional support for the clinic was provided by the Red Sox Foundation, Minor League Baseball, the Boston Slammers and the Base.

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.

Officers Arrest Man in Possession of a Loaded Rifle in Dorchester

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At about 7:59 PM, on Monday, October 14, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 381 Centre Street in Dorchester.

Officers were advised by the BPD dispatcher that 4 males were arguing and that one of those males was holding what appeared to be a rifle in his hand.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect coming out of a driveway and due to the nature of the call, officers placed the male, later identified as Paul Brown, 33, of Dorchester, into handcuffs and searched him for any weapons that may have been present.

Officers were able to locate a rifle leaning against a chain link fence in the driveway. The Mossberg International 71ST, .22 caliber long rifle had a magazine containing 23 rounds of ammunition.

Mr. Brown was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Carrying a Rifle or Shotgun on a Public Way. Brown is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Search Warrant Leads to Trafficking Arrest in Dorchester

At about 12:15 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11, Drug Control Unit (Dorchester), and District E-5, Drug Control Unit (West Roxbury), executed a search warrant for two apartments located at 37 Greenock Street in Dorchester.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered and seized: More than 30 grams of Heroin, 10 grams of packaged Marijuana, $166,343.00 in US currency and other related drug paraphernalia.

Officers charged Kenron Roache, 24, of Dorchester with Trafficking: Class A, Drugs (Heroin), and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).

Kenron Roache is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrants Lead to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Mattapan

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 9:45 AM on Monday September 30, 2019, members of the Drug Control Units assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) made an onsite arrest while recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during an investigation in Mattapan. The officers applied for and were granted search warrants for the target of their investigation, Lynden Scott, 30, of Brockton, as well as his motor vehicle and a residence on Wildwood Street in Mattapan. The officers performed a traffic stop after observing the suspect exit the residence and enter his motor vehicle. Upon seeing the officers approaching, the suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee but was placed in custody after brief foot pursuit. Officers then performed a search and recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus PT111 handgun from a mechanical “hide” inside the vehicle. The officers later recovered approximately 24 grams of crack cocaine from the suspect during the booking process. Officers simultaneously performed a search of the residence which led to the recovery of 8 suboxone strips, $629.00 in U.S. Currency along with other evidence consistent with the packaging and selling of illegal street drugs.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Trafficking Class B Drugs.

 

Diligent Investigation Enables Detectives to Identify and Arrest Male Wanted in Connection to Chinatown Shooting

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 9:30 PM, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, detectives assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested John McGee, 37, of Quincy. Following a lengthy investigation, McGee was taken into custody in the area of 75 Centre Street in Dorchester. McGee is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense, and seven counts of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:

At about 3:33 AM, on Saturday, September 21, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) heard multiple shots being fired in the area of Chinatown Gateway Park between Hudson and Beach Streets. Officers responded to the area of 19 Edinboro Street and observed a group of individuals taking cover behind a parked motor vehicle, none of whom were injured. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

 

UPDATE: Homicide Investigators Arrest Male in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: At about 7:30 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, assisted by Manchester Police and the US Marshals, arrested Brian Joyce, 25, of Dorchester in connection to a homicide investigation. Joyce was arrested in Manchester, NH for an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:46 PM, on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27, of Randolph.

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.

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.


UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27-years-old, of Randolph.

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. 

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 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

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. 

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.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:30 AM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, with the assistance of members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, executed a search warrant in the area of 70 Lyndhurst Street in Dorchester. During the execution of the search warrant, officers safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 firearm (see photo) with a defaced serial number containing 27 rounds of ammunition, 2 thirty round magazines, as well as a quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials, and other evidence of the selling of illegal drugs. As a result, officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Nyjulius Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (2 Counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

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