Boston Police Department Members Honored at 17th Annual Community Fellowship Luncheon

On Friday, September 27, 2019 Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross was the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Community Fellowship Luncheon hosted by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Area Church League at the Back Bay Hilton Hotel in Boston. The Boston Area Church League is a faith-based organization founded to provide resources and mentorship to youth through the disciplines of athletics, education, health, nutrition, training, and the arts. Commissioner Gross, Superintendent Nora Baston, and Director Laura Dickerson were honored for their distinguished leadership in the community.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Save Choking Six-Week-Old Infant in the South End

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Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 3:15 PM on Wednesday September 25, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) were flagged down during a medical emergency in the area of Washington Street and Waltham Street in the South End. The officers were on routine patrol when they were approached by a distraught father who stated that his six-week-old baby appeared to be choking. The officers were directed to a nearby motor vehicle where they observed the mother holding the infant. The mother handed the baby to the officers who immediately noted that the child was not breathing. The officers administered life saving aid on scene by clearing the infant’s airway and restoring his breathing. Boston EMS soon arrived on scene and transported the baby, along with his relieved and grateful parents, to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

Said Commissioner Gross, “Firstly, I want the parents to know that I’m thinking of them and praying for a speedy recovery for their little one. I’m grateful that my officers were in the right place at the right time and that they were equipped with the training and the professionalism to help this family in their time of need and save this baby’s life.”

 

One Under Arrest for Attempting to Break into Firefighter’s Personal Vehicle in Boston  

 

At about 8:11 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the area of Edgerly Road and Stoneholm Street in Boston. While enroute to the aforementioned location, officers received additional information that an off-duty Boston Firefighter had been chasing the male who was in possession of a crowbar. Officers were able to apprehend the male and recover the crowbar. Officers assisting on scene spoke to the victim who stated while leaving the firehouse at 941 Boylston Street, he observed an unknown Hispanic male attempting to break into his motor vehicle with a crowbar. The victim stated he confronted the male and asked him what he was doing. The victim stated the suspect then fled the area while the victim and two other firefighters gave chase. During the pursuit, the suspect stopped and swung the crowbar at one of the firefighters, just barely missing his head. Eventually, the suspect was apprehended. One of the victims stated the suspect had removed the crowbar from the bed of his truck which was parked in front of the firehouse. 

Officers arrested Fernando Arroyo, 44-years-old of Boston. Arroyo is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Stealing Motor Vehicle Parts. 

 

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston

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Investigation Update: At about 9:30 PM on Saturday, September 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit located and interviewed Gerald Lenzel Bowens, 25, of Malden as part of their ongoing investigation. As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with Manslaughter. Bowens is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday September 23, 2019.

The original facts and circumstances of the incident are as follows: At about 9:12 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from stab wounds. The victim, later identified as Timothy D. Walton, 32, of Roxbury, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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.

 

 

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in the Back Bay

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Investigation Update: At about 11:00 AM on Friday September 20, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, with the assistance of members of the Brockton Police Department, located and arrested a 34-year-old male from Roxbury in connection to a non-fatal shooting in the Back Bay. The suspect was wanted on a straight warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling at the time of his arrest. The suspect has since been arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 2:00 AM on Sunday September 8, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Huntington Avenue and Blagden Street in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers located a victim who was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which were considered non-life threatening in nature.  

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

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.

 

Death Investigation in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 9:12 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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.

 

 

Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm After Lengthy Foot Chase in the South End

 

One Less Gun: At about 11:41 AM on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 851 Harrison Avenue in the South End. While en route to the scene, officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect, who was noted to have a ripped sweatshirt due to a physical altercation with a store clerk at the business located at the aforementioned address. Officers observed the male who, upon seeing officers, immediately broke off from a larger group and fled officers in a full sprint. Officers pursued the suspect to the area of 102 Camden Street where he was taken into custody. Upon retracing the suspect’s escape route, officers located Colt Automatic .25 caliber firearm loaded with four live rounds of ammunition as well as the suspect’s discarded ripped sweatshirt. 

Concurrently, additional officers spoke to the victim who stated the suspect had entered the store and attempted to purchase some food, but possessed insufficient funds. The victim stated he gave the victim the food anyways. The victim stated the suspect began asking customers inside of the store for spare change before demanding additional food items from the victim. The victim stated he approached the suspect and asked him to leave the store due to his behavior. The victim stated at this time, the suspect attacked the victim, punching him in the head. An additional staff member attempted to break up the altercation between the victim and the suspect. The victim stated the suspect then pulled a firearm from his waist and struck the intervening employee in the head. Eventually the victims were able to remove the suspect from the store. The victim stated the suspect then pointed the firearm at one of the victims before threatening him and fleeing the scene. 

Officers arrested Steven Huntley, 37-years-old, of Boston. Huntley is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class E Drugs, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and two counts of Assault and Battery. Additionally, Huntley was discovered to have an active default warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court for three counts of Armed Robbery while Masked. 

 

Boston Police Investigate Threat in the Area of 200 Clarendon Street, Back Bay

At about 7:29 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 the Boston Police Department was alerted to a potential threat in the area of 200 Clarendon Street. After further investigation the Boston Police Department has found the incident to be an uncorroborated threat of unknown reliability.

The Boston Police Department has increased its uniformed presence in the area and all appropriate local, state, and federal authorities are coordinating to identify the source of the threat. The Boston Police Department will continue to monitor the situation.

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer William R. Beckman 43 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer William R. Beckman 43 Years ago today. On Wednesday September 1, 1976, Boston Police Officer William Beckman suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty after responding to a vandalism call in the area of 325 Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay. On arrival, Officer Beckman became involved in a foot pursuit and subsequently made an arrest when he collapsed after placing the suspect in his cruiser.

Officer Beckman was 52 years old at the time of his passing and had served with the Boston Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and their five children.

Officer Beckman is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 24, West Line 11, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Boylston Street at Ring Road on District D-4 (South End).

BPD Community Advisory: Straight Pride Parade Scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019 on Copley Square

Community Advisory: On Saturday, August 31, 2019, the Boston Police Department anticipates large crowds to gather in response to a planned event which is scheduled from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Boston. Event participants will be gathering at Copley Square and marching along a planned route down Boylston Street, to Tremont Street and concluding on City Hall Plaza. The Department has been and continues to be in contact with event organizers and is working with them to ensure a safe and peaceful day. 

The Department has a comprehensive operational plan in place. While details of this plan are not for public release, those in attendance at the event can expect a large police presence of both uniformed and undercover officers. The Department will be deploying fixed video cameras and mobile video support teams to assist with keeping the event safe for all who attend. 

Parking in and around Copley Square, City Hall Plaza and along the parade route will be prohibited. Signs will be posted, “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event” on effected roadways. 

Due to increased public safety concerns, those who plan on visiting the areas impacted by this event on Saturday August 31, 2019, are strongly urged to not bring backpacks, large bags or strollers. For those who choose to bring these items, please be advised that they may be subject to search, and there will be no storage area designated to leave these belongings.

In order to provide a safe and peaceful environment, the Boston Police Department has determined certain items to be prohibited from the Copley Square and City Hall areas as well as along the entire parade route. Please see the list of prohibited items below:

  •  Firearms, knives, weapons, sharp objects, shields or fireworks 

  • Pop up tents or canopies 

  • Cans, glass containers, pre-mixed beverages or alcoholic beverages 

  • Wagons or pull carts 

  • Coolers 

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as ‘drones’ 

  • Pets (excluding certified service animals) 

  • Grills, propane tanks or open flames 

  • Bicycles 

  • Flag poles, bats, clubs, sticks (including signs attached to sticks)  

  • Any athletic equipment or other item which could be used as a weapon

     

Security Checkpoints will be set up in and around City Hall Plaza where magnetometers will be utilized in addition to mandatory bag checks. 

Traffic is expected to be impacted along the route and surrounding areas. Travelers are encouraged to leave extra time, seek alternate routes or utilize public transportation.  

The Boston Police Department expects all who will be attending events to act respectfully and responsibly. The Department intends to provide a safe and peaceful opportunity for people to exercise their Constitutional rights. Violence or property damage of any kind will not be tolerated. Anyone engaging in illegal behavior is subject to arrest and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Investigation Update: Male Arrested in Connection to Open and Gross Lewdness in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue 

 

UPDATE: At about 10:30 AM on Friday, August 23, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for open and gross lewdness in the area of Arlington Street and Newbury Street inside of the Public Garden. While enroute, officers received information that a white male had been hiding in the bushes committing a lewd act. On arrival, officers located the male inside of the Public Gardens and placed him under arrest for an active warrant.

Officers arrested a 43-year-old male of Boston. The suspect had an active warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for Unarmed Breaking and Entering, Open and Gross Lewdness, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 9:39 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated an unknown white male had been following her as she walked to her residence on August 5, 2019 at about 11:35 PM. The victim stated she had entered her residence and proceeded through two doors, both of which require access, before entering the elevator.

The victim stated she had obtained surveillance footage which had shown an unknown white male enter the foyer of the residence after the victim had entered the elevator. The male is shown committing a lewd act while inside of the foyer. The male is then shown attempting to access the second door, before leaving the scene.

 

BPD Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old Suspect After Responding to a Call for a Person with a Gun in the area of the Blackstone School in the South End

 

At about 7:17 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested a juvenile suspect after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the rear parking lot of the Blackstone Innovation School located at 380 Shawmut Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers observed an individual matching the given description and approached to speak with him. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect, later identified as a 14-year-old from Roxbury, immediately took off running but was stopped a short distance away by additional responding officers. Officers placed the suspect in custody after recovering a firearm, which was later revealed to be a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun, and an MTech Extreme knife with a brass knuckle handle from inside a back pack the suspect was carrying. The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Possession of a BB Gun and Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried.

 

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Individual in Connection to Open and Gross Lewdness in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue  

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the individual in the above photos as it relates to an ongoing open and gross lewdness investigation. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 9:39 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated an unknown white male had been following her as she walked to her residence on August 5, 2019 at about 11:35 PM. The victim stated she had entered her residence and proceeded through two doors, both of which require access, before entering the elevator. 

The victim stated she had obtained surveillance footage which had shown an unknown white male enter the foyer of the residence after the victim had entered the elevator. The male is shown committing a lewd act while inside of the foyer. The male is then shown attempting to access the second door, before leaving the scene. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Officers Recover Carjacked Vehicle and Arrest Two in Roxbury  

 

At about 2:00 AM on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made two on-site arrests and recovered a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Dudley Street and West Cottage Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had been stolen during an armed carjacking on August 6, 2019 in the area of 180 Shawmut Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop and removed both occupants from the vehicle. The female operator stated she was given the keys by a third party and was unaware the vehicle had been stolen. 

Officers arrested the operator Shaasia Edmonds, 21-years-old, of Randolph and the passenger, Makel Lopes, 18-years-old, of the South End. Both are charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor vehicle and are expected to appear in Roxbury District Court. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 12:51 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed carjacking in the area of Appleton Street and Tremont Street in the South End. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he was approached by a young Hispanic male and a young black male who displayed a firearm before demanding the victim’s wallet, money and cell phone. The victim stated the black male pointed the firearm at him while the Hispanic male removed him from the vehicle. Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled the area onto Tremont Street. Officers searched the area for the suspects and the vehicle to no avail.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Investigation Update: Suspect Wanted in Connection to Aggravated Assault and Battery in the South End is in Custody

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Investigation Update: At about 11:25 AM on Monday August 5, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) located and arrested Michael Powers, 34, of Boston, without incident in the area of 774 Massachusetts Avenue after an identification was made. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted in connection to an aggravated assault and battery which occurred the day prior in the area of 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including: Aggravated Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Additionally, the suspect was found to be wanted on several outstanding warrants on various charges: Larceny Over $250 issued out of Brockton District Court, Possession of Class A Drugs issued out of Boston Municipal Court as well as Breaking and Entering, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Larceny from the Person, Destruction of Property and Trespassing issued out of Lowell District Court.

 


BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is Seeking the Public’s Help to Identify Male Wanted in Connection to Recent Aggravated Assault and Battery in the South End

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in efforts to identify an individual in connection to an aggravated assault and battery that occurred at about 4:55 PM on Sunday August 4, 2019, in the area of 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End. During the incident, an adult female victim was violently restrained by a white male in his thirties with a medium build, short brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a black baseball cap, blue t-shirt and black shorts, carrying a black back pack. The victim was able to free herself and call for help at which time the suspect fled the area on foot. Several witnesses attempted to stop the suspect but he was able to escape. The suspect was last seen running towards Albany Street where he jumped over a fence into the courtyard area of the Pine Street Inn. Responding officers searched the area 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 District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

One Male Under Arrest After Stabbing in Boston

 

At about 2:54 AM on Saturday, August 3, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 23 Bay State Road in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim stated he had entered the store at 782 Commonwealth Avenue when he was approached by an unknown black male, an unknown white female, and an unknown white male in a wheelchair. The victim stated while he was giving change to the white male in the wheelchair, the black male became verbally aggressive toward the victim before producing a small knife and stabbing the victim in the arm resulting in non-life-threatening injuries. Boston EMS responded to the scene to treat the victim's injuries. 

Additional officers arrived on scene and began to canvass the area for the suspect. While searching the area, officers were notified that a Massachusetts State Trooper had observed the suspect in the area 141 Massachusetts Avenue. The suspect was positively identified and taken into custody. Officers recovered a knife from the suspect’s person.  

Officers arrested Vincent Norwood, 44-years-old, of Roxbury. Norwood is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

BPD Arrests Sixteen Individuals in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street

 

The BPD’s ongoing efforts to address general public safety issues in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street resulted in sixteen arrests on Friday, August 2, 2019. In a collaborative effort involving officers assigned to various districts and units, the BPD deployed resources to focus on enhancing safety in the general area.

Officers arrested the following individuals:

Robert Sullivan, 36, of Foxborough - active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Ronald Leclair, 38, of West Roxbury – active default warrant for Distribution of Class A Drugs, active default warrant for Shoplifting, and Assault and Battery. Leclair is also charged with Possession of Class B Drugs.

Rashad Blount, 32, of Trenton, NJ – active default warrant fir Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Shoplifting, active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest, and active default warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Building and Receiving Stolen Property.

Andre Walker, 60, of Mattapan – charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.  

Daniel Rossetti, 27, of Medford – active default warrant for Assault and Battery, active default warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, Marked Lane Violation, active default warrant for Armed Assault to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Jamal Smith, 31, of Roxbury – active default warrant for Possession with intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. Smith is also charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Michael Clancy, 35, of Plymouth – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

William Dewolfe, 44, of South Boston – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs.

Amanda Torres, 30, of New Bedford – charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Jeffrey Andrews, 34, of Norton – active default warrant for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and active straight warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member Subsequent Offense.

Sydney Currier, 31, of Manchester, NH – active straight warrant for Trespassing.

Taff Bishop, 32, of Bronx, NY – active straight warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, active default warrant for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct, and active straight warrant for Possession of Class B Drugs.

Nicole Martin, 25, of East Boston – active default warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class A Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property, active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, and active default warrant for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, and Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.

Devin Newbery, 27, of Pittsfield – active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Credit Card Fraud, Conspiracy, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Uttering.

Terry Byner, 57, of Dorchester – active straight warrant for Assault and Battery and active straight warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs. Byner is also charged with Possession with intent to Distribute Class A Drugs.

Ronald Rodgers, 56, of Jamaica Plain – Distribution of Class B Drugs.

All suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman James B. O'Leary

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BPD Remembers: The Boston Police Department remembers Patrolman James B. O’Leary who was killed in the line of duty on this very day, August 2, 1963, 56 years ago. Patrolman James O’Leary was shot and killed while chasing several suspects who had just committed a robbery. The two suspects were arrested and convicted of first degree murder.

Patrolman O’Leary, badge #1618, had served with the agency for 16 years and was 46-years-old at the time of his death. Sadly, O'Leary was survived by his wife and three children.

Patrolman O’Leary is buried at St.Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. His name is on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 3, East Line 11.

A Hero Sign is posted in honor and memory of Patrolman O'Leary at Commonwealth Avenue and Fairfield Street in District D-4 (South End). Should you find yourself in that area, please keep an eye out for Patrolman O'Leary's Hero Sign. And, if time allows, say a prayer thanking and acknowledging Patrolman O'Leary for his service and sacrifice while also acknowledging the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by his family forced to come to grips with the loss of a husband, father and friend.  

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