Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Violent Struggle in Jamaica Plain

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At about 7:43 PM on Friday October 4, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Drug Control Unit arrested Osagie Mastin, 24, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 150 Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain. The officers were on routine patrol when they observed the suspect displaying clear indications that he may be armed with a firearm. When the officers approached and attempted to perform a pat frisk, a violent struggle ensued. The officers were eventually able to gain control of the suspect with assistance from additional responding units at which time officers safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Hi-Point model CF380 handgun which had fallen to the ground during the struggle. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.

 

BPD in the Community: Officers Join with Students from the Curley School in Jamaica Plain for “Safe Routes to School Boston”

BPD in the Community: Earlier today, on Wednesday October 2, 2019, students from neighborhoods across the city took part in “Safe Routes to School Boston” day, gathering together to walk to school on a beautiful fall morning. There were plenty of smiles as officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and the Bureau of Community Engagement walked with students from the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain, assisting at crosswalks and providing high fives and words of encouragement upon arrival at school. “Safe Routes to School Boston” is a city-wide effort to promote walking to school while rallying neighborhoods and the community as a whole to work together to make walking to school safe, popular, and fun.

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer John Lynch 75 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 John Lynch who passed away 75 years ago today. Officer Lynch passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 1944, as result of injuries previously sustained in the line of duty. Officer Lynch was involved in a physical altercation with a suspect in 1936 which resulted in serious injuries. While Officer Lynch was able to return to work, his ongoing health issues persisted, ultimately, forcing him to retire from active duty in 1942 after serving the City of Boston for 22 years.

Officer Lynch was 57-years-old at the time of his passing and was survived by his wife and their four children.

Officer Lynch is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA.  His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 13, West Line 39, as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the Massachusetts State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Washington Street in District E-13 (Hyde Park).

 

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: Thank you to the community members, Transit Police, and Councilor Matt O’Malley who joined members of the Command Staff and officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) for Coffee with a Cop held at El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain this morning. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Two Recover Loaded Firearms During Investigation in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 1:27 AM on Monday September 9, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite firearm arrest while on directed patrol in the area of 944 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. While conducting a check of the hallways and laundry room of the Bromley Heath Housing Development, officers located Damari Scarlett-Dixon, 18, of Weymouth, and were aware that he was trespassing on the property. During their investigation, the officers performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from the right side of the suspects waistband. The suspect was successfully placed in custody after a brief struggle.

While on scene, officers located and recovered a discarded .380 caliber Taurus Spectrum handgun from atop a dryer in the laundry room which has since been turned into the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.

 

Officers Arrest Armed Suspect and Recover Loaded Firearm in Jamaica Plain 

 

One Less Gun: At about 7:30 PM, on Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. While on directed patrol in the Bromley Heath Development, officers observed a male on a bicycle riding in the area. Upon seeing officers, the male abruptly turned around on his bicycle and fled in the opposite direction while constantly looking back at the officers. The male, who appeared nervous, continued to pedal away from officers with his right hand rigidly affixed to an apparent object in his pocket. Officers continued their surveillance of the male who retreated to the area of 130 Heath Street. Officers followed the male, still with his hand inside of his pocket. The male attempted to evade officers, switching directions numerous times, before officers approached him. The male quickly reached into his right jacket pocket as officers approached. The male then turned away from officers and positioned himself against a fence. The male was commanded to remove his hands from his pockets to which he refused. Officers eventually secured the male’s arms and located a Kel-Tec .380 firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition.  The male was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Jerry Matos, 21-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Matos is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

Officers Arrest One and Recover Firearm from Scooter in Jamaica Plain  

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One Less Gun: At about 9:02 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 138 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. While enroute to the aforementioned location, officers received information from BPD Operations that a group of kids on scooters had assaulted his friend and that an older black male suspect had pointed a firearm at them before hiding it under the seat of his scooter. With this information, officers arrived on scene and observed a male matching the description of the suspect. Officers approached the male who was sitting on a scooter. The male was directed to step away from the scooter and turn it off. Officers opened the seat of the scooter and subsequently located a plastic bag containing multiple smaller plastic bags containing marijuana, a Glock 9mm Polymer 80 firearm and a magazine containing four rounds of live ammunition.  

Officers arrested Jonathan Alleyne, 55-years-old, of Mattapan. Alleyne is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD Officers and Community Members Celebrate The Dominican Festival of Boston 2019 held in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross joined the men and women of the BPD to celebrate with the community at the Dominican Festival of Boston 2019 in Jamaica Plain. Officers were in place along the parade route to ensure the safety of all attendees. There were plenty of smiles, flags, music, and dancing on display as a festive time was had by all!

 

Officers Arrest Two Males Following Investigation into a Shooting in Jamaica Plain

 

Between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, officers were able to locate two males who were identified during an investigation into a shooting which took place at about 11:52 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019 in the area of 279 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

Officers arrested Andre Raper, 26-years-old, of Jamaica Plain and Jerome Barrows, 22-years-old, of Roxbury. Raper was arrested at about 3:01 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the area of 934 Parker Street for an active straight warrant out of Roxbury District Court for Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building. Barrows was arrested at about 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the area of 277 Centre Street for an active straight warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Withholding Evidence from a Criminal Proceeding.

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 11:52 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 50 Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers received information that two unknown black males were shooting across Centre Street. With this information, officers canvassed the area, eventually locating ballistic evidence in front of 279 Centre Street. Officers additionally located an adult male victim who suffered a non-life-threatening apparent graze wound. Officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail.

 

Officers Arrest 25-year-old Male for Third Firearm Offense and Recover Loaded Gun After Foot Pursuit in Jamaica Plain

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One Less Gun: At about 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 16 Chilcott Place in Jamaica Plain. While on patrol in the area of 2030 Columbus Avenue, officers observed an individual known to them from prior interactions. Officers had received information that the male may be in possession of a firearm. Officers exited their vehicle and approached the male who immediately turned his back to officers before walking away from the vehicle. The male, who was wearing a fanny pack, quickened his pace and began sprinting away from the officers. Officers pursued the male, who jumped over several fences in an attempt to evade them. After briefly losing sight of the male, additional officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter. The male was located in the bed of a pickup truck in the rear of 16 Chilcott Place. Officers placed the male in custody after a brief struggle. Officers observed the male to no longer be wearing the fanny pack or his shoes. As officers retraced the suspect’s path of flight, they located his sneakers in close proximity to the fanny pack. Inside of the fanny pack, officers located a Glock 19 Gen 4 SYP936 9mm firearm loaded with fifteen rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Semaj Leary, 25-years-old, of Chelsea. Leary is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License 3rd Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms While on Patrol in Jamaica Plain

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:51 PM on Saturday August 10, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) recovered two loaded firearms while on patrol in the Bromley Heath Housing Development in Jamaica Plain. Officers located a loaded .22 caliber Erma LU 22 hand gun along with a loaded .45 caliber Molon Labe Arms handgun. Both firearms have been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.

 

Community Members Enjoy Free 'Zumba with a Cop' Fitness Class in Jamaica Plain

ZUMBA WITH A COP: This past Thursday, July 18, 2019 - and every Thursday from June 20-to-August 15 - Community Service Officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) hosted ‘Zumba with a Cop’ fitness class in the Southwest Corridor Park behind English High School (144 McBride Street) in Jamaica Plain. To those interested in participating in a future class, please know that everybody is welcome, no experience is necessary and we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Zumba with a Cop is a free, hour-long group fitness class designed to promote wellness and positive police/community relationships. We look forward to seeing you at our next class.

BPD in the Community: Another Successful Flashlight Walk - This Week We Were on District E-13 in Jamaica Plain!!!

FLASHLIGHT WALK: On Thursday, July 18, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain), the Bureau of Community Engagement, and the Command Staff joined Jamaica Plain residents for a Flashlight Walk near the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The walk wrapped up at Jackson Square Park, where participants visited the Score4More barbecue and enjoyed food, music, and dancing. Our officers had a great time meeting and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members.

Thanks again to everybody who came out!  If you know someone who’d 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.

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:03 PM on Wednesday July 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Michael Beasley, 29, of Norwood, on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a recovered handgun in the area of 2917 Washington Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were informed by a private security guard working at the New Academy Estates that he had asked the suspect to leave the property after a brief confrontation. As the suspect was walking away, the guard observed the suspect drop an unknown object which was later determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Titan Tiger revolver.  

Additional responding units soon located the suspect standing with a group nearby. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running, jumping over several backyard fences before finally being placed in custody in the area of 290 Highland Street. As the officers were walking the suspect to a cruiser for transport, they recovered a small plastic bag containing crack cocaine that the suspect had attempted to discard on the ground.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

Join Officers from the Boston Police Department for "Zumba with a Cop"

The Boston Police District E-13 Community Service Office would like to invite everyone to participate in "Zumba with a Cop".  The FREE Zumba lessons will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm behind English High School at 144 McBride Street in Jamaica Plain.  Lessons will run from June 20th to August 15th. No experience necessary; we'll teach you everything you need to know--this is about fun and building relationships in our community! We look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the area of Mozart and Bolster Streets in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: At about 9:54PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of Mozart and Bolster Streets in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers located a male victim on Mozart Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A second male victim, who was located on Bolster Street, also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries was pronounced deceased. Both victims have since been identified as Christian Green, 32, of New Bedford and Jose M. Martinez, 34, of Boston.

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 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.

 

Death Investigation in the area of Mozart Street and Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 9:54PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Mozart Street and Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain.  

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim on Mozart Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The second male victim who was located on Bolster Street, also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Both victims are believed to be in their late 20’s to early 30’s.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

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

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

 

Brockton Man Arrested on Gun Charges in Jamaica Plain

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:39 PM, on Monday, June 10, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 138 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

As officers approached the area, they observed a group of males in the courtyard of 138 Heath Street. Upon seeing the approaching officers, one of the males, later identified as Jakeal Upchurch, 18 of Brockton, quickly fled on foot towards Heath Street in the direction of Lawn Street. Officers observed Upchurch throw an object over a fence into a bush. Upchurch was apprehended after a loaded 9MM Ruger was located and recovered.

Jakeal Upchurch was placed under arrest and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Large Capacity, Possession of Firearm without FID Card, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.