UPDATE: Homicide Victim Identified in Connection to Investigation in area of 15 Park Vale Avenue in Brighton

Victim Identified : At about 1:30 AM, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton), responded to a radio call for an Assault and Battery in the area of 15 Park Vale Avenue in Brighton. Upon arrival, officers found the male victim unconscious and suffering from a head injury. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to a local area hospital suffering from life threatening injuries and succumbed to those injuries a few days later. The victim has since been identified as Daniel Hollis, 19, of Hopedale, MA.

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.

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 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.

Death Investigation in the area of 15 Park Vale Avenue in Brighton

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 1:30 AM, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton), responded to a radio call for an Assault and Battery in the area of 15 Park Vale Avenue in Brighton. Upon arrival, officers found the male victim unconscious and suffering from a head injury. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to a local area hospital suffering from life threatening injuries and succumbed to those injuries a few days later.

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.

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 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.

BPD Photos of the Day: Allston Brighton Brian Honan 5K Race and Parade

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 runners and walkers from across the city participated in the Annual Brian Honan 5K Road Race, followed by a colorful parade. Brian J. Honan served the Allston-Brighton community for more than seven years as District City Councilor. Funds raised from the event will benefit scholarships, recreation, housing and healthcare. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and members of the Boston Police Department were proud to honor the late councilor’s life and his legacy.

BPD Traffic Advisory: Allston/Brighton Parade, Phantom Gourmet Food Festival, Jimmy Fund Walk, and Other Events

Special events taking place on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, will require street closures and temporary parking restrictions.  People coming into Boston to attend are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. 

Saturday, September 21 

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 3 AM to 7:30 PM.

  • Lansdowne Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

  • Ipswich Street, Charlesgate East to Van Ness Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

  • “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

Ipswich Street, both sides, 1249 Boylston Street to Charlesgate East; and, north side, Charlesgate East to Boylston Street at Hemenway Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Boston University Spirit Parade will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 11 AM to 2 PM.

  • Bay State Road, Raleigh Street to Granby Street (Granby Street to #264 is private property and not covered by the City of Boston’s permit.)  

Sunday, September 22

 

The Allston Brighton Parade, the Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk and the Allston Village Street Fair will take place in Allston/Brighton.

The Allston Brighton Parade formation will take place on Brighton Avenue outbound from Chester Street to Harvard Avenue.  The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed along Brighton Avenue, to Union Square, to Cambridge Street, to Brighton Center, along Washington Street, into Oak Square.

The Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk will begin at 12 PM at #181 Brighton Avenue, turn left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Washington Street, turn around at Washington and Fairbanks Street, return along the parade route to #181 Brighton Avenue. 

The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 12 Noon to 4 PM. 

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 8 PM for the Allston Village Street Fair.

  • Harvard Avenue, Allston, between Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue

  • Farrington Street, Allston, between Harvard Avenue and Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, between Harvard Avenue and Linden Street

  • Harvard Terrace, from Harvard Avenue to its end 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows for these events.

  • Brighton Avenue, outbound roadway, Malvern Street to Harvard Avenue; and north side, outbound roadway, Harvard Avenue to Cambridge Street

  • Faneuil Street, park side, opposite Adair Street to opposite #365 Faneuil Street

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, Brighton Avenue to Washington Street

  • Washington Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Oak Street

  • Harvard Avenue, both sides, Cambridge Street to Brighton Avenue

  • Harvard Terrace, both sides, Harvard Avenue to the Dead End

  • Farrington Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Linden Street 

The Jimmy Fund Walk will require the following street to be closed to traffic from approximately 5 AM to 8 PM.

  • Dartmouth Street, Saint James Avenue to Boylston Street.

In addition, traffic delays should be expected along the following two walk routes.

The Jimmy Fund Walk will begin at 9 AM: Enters the City of Boston at Boston College, Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, left onto Beacon Street, through the Town of Brookline, continuing on Beacon Street, to Kenmore Square, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, ending at Copley Square.

The Patients Walk will begin at 1:30 PM: Longwood Avenue, across Brookline Avenue and the Riverway, right to Kent Street, Beacon Street, through Kenmore Square, to Commonwealth Avenue, right to Hereford Street, left to Boylston Street, finishing at the Copley Square Park. 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beacon Street, inbound, Munson Street to opposite #712 Beacon Street

  • Boylston Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

  • Blagden Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

  • Brookline Avenue, even side, Deaconess Road toward Francis Street, including the loading zone and the first four metered parking spaces

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Trinity Place, both sides, Stuart Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

  • Cleveland Circle, Chestnut Hill Avenue, Cassidy Playground parking area meters 

The WKLB Country 102.5 Street Party will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 11 PM.

  • Lansdown Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Beacon Hill Fall Fest will require the following street closures.

  • Mount Vernon Street, Charles Street to Brimmer Street, closed to traffic 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Charles Street, Charles Circle/Cambridge Street to Beacon Street, closed to traffic 11 AM to 5 PM.

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM”

  • Charles Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street

  • Mount Vernon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Brimmer Street

  • River Street, both sides, Mount Vernon Street to Lime Street

 

BPD Traffic Advisory: Straight Pride Parade, MR8K, Labor Day March, and BC Football

Special events taking place from Saturday, August 31, through Monday, September 2, will impact traffic and parking in Boston and require the implementation of temporary restrictions.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.  

Saturday, August 31 

The Straight Pride Parade is scheduled to begin at 12 PM on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets.  Marchers will proceed on Boylston Street, turn left on Tremont Street, continue onto Cambridge Street to City Hall Plaza.  Streets along the route will be closed for the duration of the event, and ”No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows. 

  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Exeter Street to Tremont Street; and odd side, from Hereford Street to Gloucester Street 

  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street 

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue 

  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Newbury Street 

  • Providence Street, both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street 

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue 

  • Charles Street South, both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street 

  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street 

  • Tremont Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street 

  • West Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Temple Place, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Bromfield Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Park Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street 

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to New Chardon Street 

  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street 

  • School Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to Province Street 

  • Court Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street 

  • New Chardon Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street/Congress Street 

  • Union Street, both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street 

  • Hanover Street, both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street

 A Boston College football game is scheduled for 4 PM.  Neighborhood residents who do not already have an Allston/Brighton Resident Parking Permit are encouraged to obtain a one day resident parking pass at the Boston Transportation Department vehicle that will be parked at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Thomas More Road.   Passes will be available on Friday, August 30, from 4-8 PM, and on Saturday, August 31, from 12-4 PM.  Residents must present a proof of residency from their Brighton address to receive the one day parking pass. 

Monday, September 2, 2019 

The MR8K will begin at 9 AM on Guest Street in Brighton at the Warriors Arena.  An estimated 2,000 runners will proceed from Guest Street, to Life Street, left on North Beacon Street, right on Gordon Street, right on Cambridge Street, right on Washington Street, left on Foster Street, right on Commonwealth Avenue westbound, right on Lake Street, left on Washington Street, right on Bigelow Street, right on Faneuil Street, left on Market Street, right on North Beacon Street, left on Life Street, right on Guest Street.  The run is expected to be completed by 11 AM. 

The Labor Day March is scheduled to begin at Copley Square at 12:15 PM.  An estimated 500 people will proceed on Boylston Street to the Boston Common.  The event is expected to be completed by 1:15 PM. 

*Please note that the above temporary traffic and parking restrictions are in addition to those implemented this weekend to assist with move-in activity for Boston’s college students.  Please see: https://www.boston.gov/news/student-move

 

Nothing Better than Having a Cup of Coffee With A Cop at the Swissbäkers in Allston/Brighton

Nothing Better than Having a Cup of Coffee With A Cop at the Swissbäkers in Allston/Brighton: Our officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) had a wonderful time connecting and communicating with community members at 'Coffee with a Cop' earlier today, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, hosted by the fine folks at the Swissbäkers Bakery at 168 Western Ave in Allston. As always, the BPD’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ community policing initiative is all about bringing people together - police officers and the community members alike – to discuss and problem solve issues impacting our neighborhoods. And, best of all, the coffee’s always on us. Thanks again to everybody who turned out. Make no mistake about it, together we make our city safer.

Male Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Brighton

 

One Less Gun: At about 4:37 AM on Sunday, August 25, 2019, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a fight in the area of 1850 Soldier’s Field Road in Brighton. On arrival, officers observed a silver sedan exiting the parking lot at an accelerated rate of speed. As officers exited their vehicle, they were approached by the victim who stated that the operator had pulled a firearm on him. Officers immediately returned to their vehicle and followed the silver sedan, subsequently initiating a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1234 Soldier’s Field Road. At this time, assisted by Massachusetts State Police, officers approached the operator upon discovering his license had been suspended. Officers removed the operator from the vehicle as well as a female passenger. Officers subsequently located one rounds of live ammunition in the rear seat behind the driver along with five sealed medicine bottles and one open medicine bottle containing a substance believed to be codeine. 

Concurrently, officers on scene at 1850 Soldier's Field Road spoke with multiple witnesses who stated an individual inside of the restaurant had fallen and the suspect began laughing at him causing a verbal altercation to occur between the victim and the suspect in which the suspect removed a firearm from his waistband before threatening to shoot the victim and fleeing the scene in the silver sedan. 

Officers on scene with the suspect requested a K9 to respond to the area in which the suspect had stopped. A search of the suspect’s path of flight yielded the discovery of a Smith and Wesson 9mm firearm loaded with eleven rounds of live ammunition as well as one spent shell casing. The suspect was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Gordon Newton, 35-years-old, of Dorchester. Newton is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

 

BPD in the Community: District D-14 Hosts Day of Kayaking for Youth Runner’s Club

BPD in the Community: On August 1, 2019, the District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Office hosted a day of Kayaking on the Charles River as part of their year-long running program “Road to the Right Track.” Started in 2013 by BPD Civilian Frank Hughes, the program focuses on the importance of health and wellness. The program meets twice a week fifty-two weeks a year to exercise together. With assistance from officers within District D-14 as well as various specialized units, once a month the runner's club meets to discuss the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and the importance of exercising! 

For additional information on the Road to the Right Track, please contact the District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Office at (617) 343-4376.

 

One Arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property in Allston

 

At about 4:10 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 27 Coolidge Road in Allston. Officers spoke to the victim who stated she had heard movement in the upstairs apartment. The victim stated that the upstairs tenants were on vacation so she exited her apartment and was subsequently met by an unknown male party. The victim stated she spoke to the male who incorrectly identified the upstairs neighbor. The victim continued speaking with the male, believing that he should not have been inside of the upstairs residence. The victim was able to compile vital information including a detailed description of the male as well as the motor vehicle in which he was operating. Officers observed damage to the apartment door, frame, and lock as well as pry marks. Concurrently, additional officers noticed a vehicle matching the registration provided by the victim operating in the area of Waverly Street and South Waverly Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 75 Lincoln Street and located a large screwdriver underneath the driver’s seat. The suspect was positively identified and placed under arrest. 

Officers arrested Glen Deloney, 63-years-old, of Roxbury. Deloney is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court on charges of Malicious Destruction of Property, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Attempt to Commit a Crime, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, and Trespassing. 

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer James G. McCann Jr. Who Died in the Line of Duty 82 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Boston Police Officer James G. McCann, Jr. who died in the line of duty 82 years ago on Wednesday June 16, 1937.

Officer McCann had just finished working his night shift in District D-14 (Brighton) when he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 36. Making his passing ever more tragic is the fact that he was survived by his wife and two children.

Officer McCann was laid to rest at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts. His name is located on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in front of the District D-14 (Brighton) police station at 301 Washington Street in Brighton.

Should you find yourself in that area, please keep an eye out for McGann’s Hero Sign and, if time allows, take a second to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a brave soul who died protecting and serving our city while also recognizing the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by all those he left behind.    

BPD in the Community: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Massachusetts Held at Nickerson Field

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run and opening ceremonies was held last night, Friday, June 7, 2019, on Nickerson Field at Boston University.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, members of the Boston Police Department, BU Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and many other police agencies from across the state were honored to run with and escort the participants onto the field to kick off this year’s competitions! Through this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run, members of the MA law enforcement community were able to raise over $660,000 to donate to Special Olympics Massachusetts and to support the athletes who live, work, and compete in their local communities.

Officers Arrest One Male Suspect on Armed Robbery Charges in Brighton

 

ROBBERY ARREST: At about 3:05 AM, on Friday, April 12, 2019, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton), responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Harvard Avenue in Brighton.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect, later identified as Tyquan Harris, 29, of Boston, grabbed the taxi driver’s money, cell phone, and credit cards, then fled on foot down Linden Street towards Commonwealth Avenue.  Officers apprehended the suspect a short time later in the area of 48 Harvard Avenue, recovering a cell phone and credit cards, which was all property of the taxi driver. Also seized from the suspect was a black folding knife.  Officers observed a Harris’ brown wallet in the back seat of the taxi which contained a counterfeit $100 bill.

Tyquan Harris was placed under arrest and charged with Armed Robbery (Taxi), and Possession of Counterfeit Notes. He will be arraigned in Brighton District Court.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Drugs During Investigation in Brighton

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At about 3:30 PM on Thursday March 28, 2019, members of the District D-14 (Brighton) Drug Control Unit arrested Jose Arias, 31, of Jamaica Plain, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 354 Market Street in Brighton. Officers stopped a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect after observing a street level drug transaction in the area of Oak Square. Officers removed the suspect and placed him in custody without incident after recovering 118 bags of cocaine with a total weight of 266 grams from suspect’s jacket pocket and from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs.

 

BPD in the Community: Annual St. Patrick's Day Event with BPD Gaelic Column Held at Franciscan Children's in Brighton

On Friday, March 15, 2019, members of the Boston Police Gaelic Column and District D-14 (Brighton) Community Service Officers stopped by the Franciscan Children’s Hospital to share their love of music with the kids and hospital staff. Everyone had fun interacting with the band members and the kids even had a chance to play the drums. This has become an annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition that everyone looks forward to participating in.

UPDATE: Arrest of Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Homicide in the Area of Faneuil and Brackett Streets

 

UPDATE: Less than six months after the shooting deaths of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque, a suspect is in custody. On Friday, December 14, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement partners in Georgia, arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury for two counts of Murder by virtue of a felony warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court. Officers were able to locate the suspect at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia where he was placed in custody.  

Said Commissioner William Gross, “Members of the Homicide and Fugitive Units worked tirelessly on this case to not only identify the suspect who was responsible, but to track him down and arrest him while he was hiding in a trailer park in Georgia. I commend the great work of the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for bringing justice to the families who lost their loved ones.”

The original facts of the investigation are as follows: At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their twenties suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

 

Congratulations to Boston Police Officer Loletha Graham-Smith on Her Retirement After 35 Years of Service

Earlier today, on Friday November 30, 2018, Officer Loletha Graham-Smith was honored at her final roll call before her retirement after 35 years of service to the City of Boston. Officer Graham-Smith was applauded by her fellow officers as she added her name to the Area D “Hall of Fame” located at District D-4 in the South End. The hall was created by former District Commander Captain Paul Ivens to honor retired members of the department who had served in Area D for more than a decade during their careers. Officer Loletha Graham-Smith joined the BPD in 1983 and spent the majority of her career serving the South End, Lower Roxbury, Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods which are covered by District D-4. We wish Loletha the very best of health and happiness as she moves into this next chapter of her life.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover 2 Loaded Guns While Apprehending 4 Suspects in 2 Separate Incidents in Less Than 2 Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:24 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) located and arrested two wanted individuals while recovering a discarded firearm in the area of 41 Gordon Street in Brighton. Officers were aware that Jerome Barrows, 21, of Boston and Uhmari Bufford, 24, of Dorchester, were wanted on outstanding warrants stemming from two separate incidents. At the time of their arrests, Barrows was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition while Bufford was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: Knife). Both parties were placed in custody without incident as they exited an apartment where an apparent gathering had just broken up. Officers performed a protective sweep of the now unoccupied apartment at which time they observed and recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory USA Model XD9 with a large capacity feeding device and an obliterated serial number (See Photo Below). The weapon will be turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for further processing. Both suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court where their respective warrants were issued.

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 INCIDENT #2: At about 2:10 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects after recovering a firearm during a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue and were speaking with the operator when another vehicle sped past them at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was travelling approximately fifty miles per hour in a twenty-five miles per hour zone, in rainy conditions, with the headlights turned off. The vehicle made no attempt to slow down or move over as it went past the officers and their cruiser with the emergency blue lights fully activated. Officers were able to stop the speeding vehicle a short distance away and were approaching to speak with the operator when they observed him leaning towards a female front seat passenger who was then observed reaching down towards the passenger compartment floor area. Officers removed the female passenger, Ana McGlashin-Lopez, 24, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun from underneath the front passenger seat. Officers then removed the operator, Jason Ayala, 37, of Lexington, and placed both parties in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation and observed that the operator appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unsteady on his feet. Officers also recovered an open container of alcohol in the front center console of the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court. McGlashin-Lopez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Ayala will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in addition to Violations of the Move Over Law and the Open Container Law.

BPD Remembers The Service And Sacrifice Of Officer Charles McNabb Killed In The Line Of Duty On This Day 50 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers The Service And Sacrifice Of Officer Charles McNabb Killed In The Line Of Duty On This Day 50 Years Ago: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Charles McNabb who was killed in the line of duty on this very day 50 years ago. On November 23, 1968, Officer McNabb was shot and killed in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Ave in Allston.

McNabb, who was a 13-year veteran of the department, was 36-years-old at the time of his death. Making his passing ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and four children. Following in the footsteps of his father, his son, David, would join the Boston Police Department as a police officer in 1989.  

Officer McNabb was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 40, West Line 3.

In Boston, a Hero Sign (see photo) is posted to honor his life and service in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. If you’re passing through the area, please keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.