Officers Arrest One 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.

One in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Jamaica Plain

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At about 9:50 AM on Wednesday June 5, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on directed patrol near the Bromley Heath Housing Development when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. Officers removed the operator, Kaleab Geberemeskeale, 21, of Roxbury, after they learned he did not possess a valid driver’s license. As the officers were preparing to tow the motor vehicle, they recovered a loaded 9mm Kel Tech P-11 Luger handgun from inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 19 Tremlett Street in Dorchester

 

At about 10:47 PM on Thursday May 30, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 19 Tremlett Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim inside the residence suffering from a stab wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Richard Frank Jr., 47, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

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.

 

Traffic Stop in Jamaica Plain Leads to Gun Arrest

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At about 12:02 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain), initiated a traffic stop of a motor vehicle with excessive tint on all windows including the windshield. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they could smell the strong scent of marijuana. Once speaking to the occupants of the motor vehicle, officers immediately observed a small bag of the drug near the passenger, later identified as Jamal Garcia, 18, of Revere.  Also observed next to Garcia’s leg was a black and pink bag that appeared to have the outline of a firearm. Officers removed the passenger from the motor vehicle and recovered a loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol with 10 live rounds in the magazine.

Jamal Garcia was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court

Male Arrested for Multiple Warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in Egleston Square

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 10:36 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck in the area of 3084 Washington Street in Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim, a Boston Police Officer, lying on the ground in front of the above location. The officer stated he had observed the male suspect, who was known to have multiple active warrants, in the area of the above location. The officer approached the male and notified him of the active warrant and stated that he was under arrest. At this time, the suspect violently pulled away from the officer in an attempt to evade arrest and continued to flee away from the officer. The officer gave chase across Washington Street and passed behind a large truck. At this time, both the officer and the suspect were struck by a motor vehicle traveling from Columbus Avenue towards School Street. The officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, was also transported to a local hospital where he will remain until he is able to be booked. The operator of the motor vehicle remained on scene and no citations have been issued at this time.   

The suspect has been identified as Wilfredo Burgos, 39-years-old, of Roxbury. Burgos is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Court on charges of Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in addition to multiple active warrants including a warrant out of East Brookfield District Court for Operating with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, Worcester District Court for Operating with a Suspended License, and Roxbury District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Subsequent Offense, Larceny under $1200.00, Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Receiving Lost Credit Card, and Receiving Improper Credit Card.