Three Firearms Recovered and Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Armed Home Invasion in Hyde Park

 

At about 8:53 PM on Sunday October 20, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for an unknown disturbance in the area of 27 Business Terrace in Hyde Park. While on approach, the officers were informed by their dispatcher that the caller was still on the line, stating that there were several armed suspects inside the home attempting to rob the occupants and that they had tied up at least one adult male victim on scene. As the officers made entry, several victims began yelling that the suspects were making their escape through a rear door of the residence. The officers made their way to the rear of the building where they quickly located a male suspect, later identified as Larry Green, 38, of Dorchester, hiding underneath a staircase. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. Officers located multiple victims on scene, including three males who had been restrained with zip ties. No injuries were reported and all parties refused medical attention.  

Additional responding officers then conducted a search of the area after receiving detailed descriptions of the outstanding suspects. Officers soon observed and approached a second male suspect, later identified as Dejon Barnes, 19, of Worcester, standing in a nearby parking lot. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified back at the crime scene.

Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a Sig Sauer SP2022 handgun, a Taurus 709 handgun and a Taurus G2C handgun from inside the address as well as several zip ties, latex gloves and other evidence of the crime in the surrounding area.

Both suspects will appear in West Roxbury Court on multiple charges including Home Invasion, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

At this time, detectives are continuing their efforts to identify any possible remaining suspects who may have been involved in this incident. This investigation remains ongoing.

 

Off-Duty Officer Aids in the Arrest of Two Knife-Wielding Juveniles Outside of a Hyde Park Restaurant

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 4:05 PM, on Thursday, October 3, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park), responded to a radio call to assist an off-duty Boston Police Officer who had witnessed a fight in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located at 1312 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park.

The two suspects, combatants in an altercation, had knives in their hands and were attempting to stab each other. Those suspects were later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile male of Hyde Park and a 16- year-old juvenile male of Roxbury.

The off-duty officer was able to intervene and gain custody of the 15-year-old juvenile while the other suspect fled on foot. However, the fleeing suspect was quickly apprehended a few blocks away by responding units. Officers recovered two knives and placed both juveniles under arrest charging them with: Delinquent to wit: Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). Both are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Juvenile Court.

Coffee with a Cop Stops by the Coffee Break Café in Hyde Park

Coffee with a Cop: Thanks to all those who stopped by Coffee with a Cop at the Coffee Break Café earlier today in Hyde Park. Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross were on hand with officers assigned to District E-18 to meet and greet community members on a beautiful fall morning. If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Walter Baxter 82 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer Walter Baxter who died in the line of duty 82 years ago today. On Wednesday, August 4, 1937, Officer Baxter died as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty when he was struck by a motor vehicle while manning a traffic box.

He was 39 years of age at the time of his passing and had served with the department for 11 years. Officer Baxter was survived by his wife and their two small children.

Officer Baxter is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mattapan. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 5 East Line 17. His name is also located on 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 Hyde Park Avenue in District E-18 (Hyde Park).

 

BPD in the Community: Kids from the PAL Junior Police Academy Enjoy a Private Duck Boat Tour of Boston

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, children from the Junior Police Academy and Community Service Officers from Districts E5 (West Roxbury) and E18 (Hyde Park), went on a tour around Boston by land and by sea aboard the Duck Boats.

There were plenty of smiles as the Junior Officers made their way onto the Charles River where they each got a chance to take the wheel. We’re happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun filled day in the city!

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Hyde Park

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At about 7:32 PM on Thursday July 11, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Joel Skyers, 21, of Hyde Park, on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 1269 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle as part of a drug investigation when they recovered a loaded .38 caliber Colt revolver, three plastic bags of marijuana, two bags of cocaine, $680.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence from inside a bag which had been in the suspect’s possession while he was a passenger inside the vehicle.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Distribution of Class D Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After Stabbing Incident in Hyde Park

 

ARRESTS MADE: At about 6:54 PM on Thursday July 4, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) placed two suspects in custody after responding to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 1025 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. On arrival, several parties on scene directed the officer’s attention to a suspect vehicle which was preparing to leave the parking lot. Officers immediately stopped the vehicle and removed both the operator, later identified as Elton Barbosa, 26, of Hyde Park, and the passenger, Gerson Moreno, 21, of Dorchester. Officers then continued their investigation and located an 18-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be non-life threatening in nature. Officers also located two other adult male victims who had been punched by the suspects and a third adult male victim who sustained a laceration during the incident. These three victims declined medical attention. Both suspects were placed in custody after being positively identified and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery.

 

Three Suspects Arrested in Hyde Park on Gun and Drug Related Charges

At about 11:46PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, officers assigned to District E18 (Hyde Park) responded to the area of 815 Hyde Park Avenue for a report of several males attempting to break into a building.

On arrival, officers observed three males crouched down near a motor vehicle in the rear driveway of 811 Hyde Park Avenue. As officers approached, the three males fled on foot in the direction of Forest Hills.  Officers utilized their flash lights to clearly illuminate the suspects and apprehended them a short time later. 

Recovered from the scene were three firearms: a loaded Ruger P95 9mm, containing 5 rounds in the chamber, a Micro Desert Eagle .380, a Glock 26 9mm, containing 13 rounds of ammunition in a large capacity feeding device, $356.00 in US Currency, 4 small plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, 5 plastic packages of blunt wraps, and a small plastic baggy containing 1 vile of commercially packaged THC oil.

Eric Andujar, 22, of Hyde Park was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

Luis Munoz, 22, of Roxbury was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

The 17-year-old Juvenile of Hyde Park was placed under arrest and charged with: Delinquent to wit Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Delinquent to wit Possession with intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs.

All three suspects will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Man Arrested on Drug Charges by BPD Drug Control Unit

At about 9:12AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 officers of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 827 Hyde Park Avenue and arrested Thomas Stoner, 38, or Hyde Park.

The following items were recovered: U.S. Currency, .380 caliber ammunition, an empty firearm magazine, a total of 68.9 grams of cocaine, 22 oxycodone pills, 4 digital scales, numerous plastic baggies, and other drug paraphernalia. 

Thomas Stoner was charged with Trafficking Class B (Cocaine), and Possession with intent to Distribute Class B (Oxycodone).  He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs and Cash in Roslindale

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 10:35 AM on Thursday May 23, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Cesario Soto Cueto, 30, of Roslindale on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of Harrison Avenue in Roslindale. Officers simultaneously executed search warrants for the suspect, his motor vehicle and his residence which led to the recovery of more than 1,620 grams of fentanyl and $5,179 in U.S. Currency. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs. 

 



Hyde Park Woman Arrested on Local Cemetery Vandalism Charges

At about 4:45 PM, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park), while in the area of 19 Millstone Street, observed Deborah Gideon, 53, of Hyde Park, toss what appeared to be red powder in the air and into the street.  Further surveillance of Gideon led officers to the area of Mount Hope Cemetery where they observed her exit her motor vehicle, approach some headstones and make a tossing motion with her hand.  Gideon got back into her motor vehicle and drove further into the cemetery where officers initiated a traffic stop. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they observed a spray bottle in the front passenger side, a gallon of a reddish liquid, containers of various colored salt, powered juice mixes, and olive oil. 

Ms. Gideon was placed under arrest and charged with, Attempt to Commit a Crime to wit:  Vandalism of a Gravestone and Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1200. Ms. Gideon will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

UPDATE: Ms. Gideon will be charged with 6 additional counts of Vandalism including the damage to the Boston Police Relief Association Memorial located at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Detectives Seeking Information in Regards to Several Incidents of Vandalism at Catholic Churches Across the City

 

At about 7:20 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in the area of 2223 Dorchester Avenue (Saint Gregory’s Church) in Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that an unknown individual had defaced the religious statue on the church’s property, covering the statue in an unknown red substance. The victim stated this is the fourth incident in which the statue had been vandalized in the past month with the same red substance being poured on the statue. Officers searched the area for a suspect to no avail. 

At about 8:30 AM on Monday, March 11, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in the area of 25 Maple Street (Most Precious Blood Church) in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he observed an unknown red substance on a statue on the church’s property. The victim further stated that he observed the same red substance on a bench in front of 90 West Milton Street in Hyde Park (Saint Anne’s). Officers searched the area for a suspect to no avail. 

At about 8:25 AM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in the area of 90 West Milton Street (Saint Anne’s Church) in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he observed an unknown red substance on a statue in front of the church, similar to the substance he had previously located on a bench in front of the church as well as on the side of Most Precious Blood on March 11, 2019. The victim further stated a parishioner notified him of a prior, unreported incident in which an unknown black female entered Most Precious Blood Church during closing and attempted to spray an unknown substance on the statues inside of the church. The unknown female, when confronted, stated that she was just praying before exiting the church and leaving the scene in a white sedan.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Civil Rights Unit at (617) 343-4527.

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.

 

One Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges in Mattapan

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On Monday, April 01, 2019 at 9:30 PM, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit, executed a search warrant in the area 24 Woodgate Street, Mattapan and arrested the target of their investigation, Joey Delossantos, 19 of Mattapan. As a result of the warrant, the following items were recovered: More than 62 grams of Fentanyl, 170 grams of an unknown white powder, $1400.00 in US currency and drug paraphernalia.

Delossantos was charged with Trafficking: Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl), and Possession with intent to Distribute Class B, Drugs (Oxycodone). He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Hyde Park Man on Weapon and Drug Charges

 

At about 10:08 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit, arrested Dreshaun Johnson, 20, of Hyde Park, on a warrant issued out of West Roxbury District Court for Distribution of Class A, Drugs (Heroin),

After several months of investigations, officers observed Dreshaun Johnson enter a motor vehicle in the area of 317 Wood Avenue and conducted a traffic stop of that motor vehicle in the area of 164 Wood Avenue.  Officers removed Dreshaun Johnson from the motor vehicle and located several plastic baggies of illegal narcotics on his person.

Officers also conducted a search warrant of Dreshaun Johnson’s residence and seized the following items: 1 Smith and Wesson revolver, several rounds of ammunition, and other drug paraphernalia.

Dreshaun Johnson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking; Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl), and Distribution of Class B, Drugs (Cocaine).  He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

Suspect Placed in Custody on Drug Trafficking Charges During Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 10:00 AM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Roberto Polanco, 37, of Mattapan, on drug trafficking charges during an investigation in the area of Ruxton Street in Mattapan. Officers had located the suspect and were attempting to execute a search warrant for his person when he fled on foot through several neighborhood backyards. Officers pursued and were soon able to place the suspect in custody in the area of 14 Rockingham Road. Officers then executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence which led to the recovery of 267 grams of heroin, 133 grams of fentynal, $5,671 in U.S. Currency along with other evidence consistent with the packaging and selling of illegal drugs. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs (2 Counts).

 

BPD Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Suspect Months after Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Hyde Park

 

ARREST MADE: At about 9:05 PM, on Monday, October 8, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 20 Prescott Street in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers spoke with a pizza delivery driver who stated that he had made contact with a customer via cellphone who indicated he would meet him at the above address to receive his food order. The victim stated that when he went to hand the food over, the male party pulled a firearm from his jacket pocket before pointing it at the victim while demanding the food and valuables from the victim. The unknown male suspect then fled the area on foot with the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.

District detectives conducted a lengthy investigation which then led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old male from Hyde Park. At about 1:30 PM on Friday March 1, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested the male suspect without incident in the area of 1823 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. Investigators later recovered a black Daisy Powerline BB gun from the suspect’s residence.

The suspect has since been arraigned on an Armed Robbery charge in West Roxbury District Court.

 

BPD in the Community: The Boston Bruins BFit Stopped by Sacred Heart School in Roslindale

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This morning the Boston Bruins BFit visited the Sacred Heart School in Roslindale.  

BFit’s mission is to encourage movement and promote healthier living throughout New England. The Boston Bruins pledge to use their expertise in professional strength & conditioning, nutrition, and physical therapy as a platform to bring fitness to everyone.

The Boston Police Community Engagement Unit was also present to talk to the kids about bullying and to reinforce how important it is to be kind to one another.