Search Warrant Leads to Trafficking Arrest in Dorchester

At about 12:15 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11, Drug Control Unit (Dorchester), and District E-5, Drug Control Unit (West Roxbury), executed a search warrant for two apartments located at 37 Greenock Street in Dorchester.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered and seized: More than 30 grams of Heroin, 10 grams of packaged Marijuana, $166,343.00 in US currency and other related drug paraphernalia.

Officers charged Kenron Roache, 24, of Dorchester with Trafficking: Class A, Drugs (Heroin), and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).

Kenron Roache is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD Officers Grateful to Help Two Suicidal Males During Two Separate Incidents with Assistance from Concerned Community Members

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:27 PM, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an adult male threatening suicide in the area of 99 Boston Street in South Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim attempting to jump from the overpass. The victim was on the outside of the fence line while a good Samaritan was desperately clutching onto his sweatshirt through the metal chain links. One officer immediately reached through the fence in an attempt to secure the victim while a second officer climbed over the fence. That officer was able to reach the male party and hold him in place until members of the Boston Fire Department arrived on scene, at which time, they were able to cut through the fence and pull both the victim and the officer to safety. The victim was then transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

INCIDENT #2: Several days prior, at about 6:56 AM, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a call for an adult male threatening suicide in the area of Fairview and Mendum Streets in Roslindale. On arrival, the officers learned that the male party had fled on foot towards the Arboretum with the intention of harming himself. While searching the area for the victim, a concerned community member informed the officers that they had observed a person hiding behind some sort of box in close proximity to the commuter rail train tracks with a train slowly approaching. The officers immediately keyed their police radios to notify and ask their dispatcher to halt all train service on the tracks as they approached and secured the victim on scene without further incident. The victim then informed and confirmed the relieved officers that he had indeed intended to end his life by jumping in front of the moving train. The victim was then transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for medical attention and treatment.

In both these instances, a community member made a choice that directly assisted the lifesaving efforts and actions of some of Boston’s Finest and our first-responder partners. While we would never ask anyone to put themselves in harm’s way or endanger themselves in any way whatsoever, we are grateful for the assistance provided during these two incidents when every second truly mattered.

If you ever find yourself in crisis and thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one and in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at (877) 870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential and completely anonymous.

 

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide Investigation from July 2019 in the area 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale

UPDATE:  Earlier today, at about 12:45 PM, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Anderson Lugo, 23, of Norwood in the area of Morton Street and Lorna Road in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was placed in custody pursuant to several outstanding warrants unrelated to the ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect was subsequently interviewed by BPD Homicide Detectives and charged with Murder. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 3:10 PM, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Daniel Vo, 24, 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.

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 Suspect and Recover a Loaded Firearm After a Traffic Stop in West Roxbury

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:40PM, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) conducted a traffic stop in the area of Washington Street and Lagrange Street in West Roxbury.  Officers observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed fail to stop for a pedestrian in a cross walk while continuing through a red light.

As officers approached the motor vehicle, they observed the operator, later identified as Jonathon Leon, 28, of Boston, toss an object toward the area of the passenger floor.

Officers walked around to the passenger side where they observed a wallet and an object believed to be a firearm. Officers recovered a loaded Glock 43 9mm firearm containing 7 rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

Jonathon Lean was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court. 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrants Lead to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Mattapan

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 9:45 AM on Monday September 30, 2019, members of the Drug Control Units assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) made an onsite arrest while recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during an investigation in Mattapan. The officers applied for and were granted search warrants for the target of their investigation, Lynden Scott, 30, of Brockton, as well as his motor vehicle and a residence on Wildwood Street in Mattapan. The officers performed a traffic stop after observing the suspect exit the residence and enter his motor vehicle. Upon seeing the officers approaching, the suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee but was placed in custody after brief foot pursuit. Officers then performed a search and recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus PT111 handgun from a mechanical “hide” inside the vehicle. The officers later recovered approximately 24 grams of crack cocaine from the suspect during the booking process. Officers simultaneously performed a search of the residence which led to the recovery of 8 suboxone strips, $629.00 in U.S. Currency along with other evidence consistent with the packaging and selling of illegal street drugs.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Trafficking Class B Drugs.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:30 AM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, with the assistance of members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, executed a search warrant in the area of 70 Lyndhurst Street in Dorchester. During the execution of the search warrant, officers safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 firearm (see photo) with a defaced serial number containing 27 rounds of ammunition, 2 thirty round magazines, as well as a quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials, and other evidence of the selling of illegal drugs. As a result, officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Nyjulius Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (2 Counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by the Local 338 Bagels & Coffee in West Roxbury

COFFEE WITH A COP: Thank you to all of those who stopped by Coffee with a Cop at the Local 338 Bagels & Coffee in District E-5 (West Roxbury). Our officers had a fantastic time making new friends. 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 John Ivar Jackson 90 Years Ago Today

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BPD REMEMBERS: In the early morning hours of September 4, 1929, at about 2:00am, Officer John Jackson was struck and killed by a drunk driver moments after he stepped off of a streetcar while walking his beat in West Roxbury. The driver who struck Jackson never stopped to render aid and fled the scene of the accident. Moments later, a passing motorist, seeing the injured officer, stopped and transported Officer Jackson to an area hospital (Forest Hills Hospital) where he, sadly. later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver who struck him later turned himself in and was charged with Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Although, the charges were later dropped.

Officer Jackson, who was a recipient of the Victory Medal for his military service in France during WWI and was appointed to the Boston Police Department on November 19, 1928 and assigned to Division 17 in West Roxbury. At the time of his death, Jackson was 36-years-old and had served the Boston Police Department for 11 months. Making his passing ever more tragic IS the fact that he was survived by his wife, Blanche, and their two young children: 8-yr-old George and 1-yr-old Lorraine.

Officer Jackson lays in rest at the Norden Cemetery in Uxbridge, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 60, West Line 5, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the State House in Downtown Boston.

 

Officers Arrest Two Male Suspects and Recover Three Firearms in Roslindale

SAFER BOSTON: At about 11:00 PM, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, while on patrol in the area of the Beech Street Housing Development, received information that a group of individuals congregating within the development may be in possession of firearms.

As officers entered the development and exited their cruisers, they observed suspect, Jayvon Williams, 18, of Roslindale, standing near the driver’s side of a parked motor vehicle. Due to the nature of the call, officers conducted a pat frisk and immediately felt the presence of a firearm in Williams hooded sweatshirt. The loaded firearm was a black revolver with a wooden handle containing 5 rounds.

Officers believed the passenger in the motor vehicle, later identified as James Hemingway, 29, of Roslindale, may have been concealing a weapon, so they safely removed him from the motor vehicle and observed a firearm under the passenger seat. The second firearm was a black semi-automatic Ruger LCP .380 containing 5 rounds in the magazine.

After further investigation, officers recovered a third firearm that was located on the ground in front of the driver’s side tire of the motor vehicle. The third firearm was a black semi-automatic Ruger LC9 containing 1 round in the chamber and 7 rounds in the magazine.

Jayvon Williams and James Hemingway were placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs and Stun Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 9:00 AM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to the Drug Control Units from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) executed a search warrant which led to the arrest of Alexander Delarosa, 43, of Jamaica Plain, on drug and weapons related charges in the area of 25 Wales Street in Dorchester. Officers approached and stopped the suspect at which time they were able to safely recover 23 bags of crack cocaine, 8 bags of fentanyl, several suboxone strips and a stun gun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun.

 

District E-5 Officers Had a Ball Playing Softball with Kids from the Neighborhood at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury

PLAY BALL: On Monday, July 29, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury), including Captain Therese Kozmiski and Superintendent Nora Baston, took to the diamond at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury for a fun-filled game of softball with kids from the neighborhood. By all reports, the kids and officers had a wonderful time getting to know each other while competing against one another during the game. And, as is the case with all of the BPD’s community outreach efforts, there were no losers in this game, only winners walking off the field. As for the game’s MVP, well, that award has to go to the BPD Ice Cream Truck which, when it arrived on scene, produced smiles quicker than the blink of an eye while delivering much deserved cool, frosty treats to all the kids. Special thanks to all who participated, especially our officers, who say they had a blast and are already looking forward to the next game. Also, special thanks to the PAL (Boston Police Athletic League) for printing and providing the shirts worn by each team.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale

UPDATE: At about 3:10pm, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Daniel Vo, 24, 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.

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.

Death Investigation in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale

Death Investigation in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale: At about 3:10pm, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 27 Rowe Street in Roslindale. On arrival, officers located an adult male, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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.

 

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!

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Donald A. Brown Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: Today the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer Donald A. Brown who was killed in the line of duty 45 years ago today. On Friday, May 24, 1974, Officer Donald Brown was shot and killed during a robbery at the American Legion Shopping Center at 630 American Legion Highway. Officer Brown was escorting a local store manager to a bank in the shopping center when they were confronted by four suspects. Officer Brown was shot as he attempted to draw his service revolver.

His death came one month prior to his planned retirement at the age of 64 after 29 years of service.

Officer Brown is buried at the Saint Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., Panel 10, East Line 3, along with the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor near the American Legion Shopping Center in Roslindale.

 

Officers Arrest Two Suspects on Drug Trafficking Charges in West Roxbury

 

DRUG ARREST: At about 6:40 PM, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 officers assigned to the District E-5 Drug Control Unit (West Roxbury), made a drug trafficking arrest in the area of 32 Shaw Street in West Roxbury. 

Officers observed the suspect, later identified as Marco Pedrazarosa, 35, of West Roxbury, exit a motor vehicle before entering a residence on Shaw Street. The suspect was then seen leaving the residence while carrying a tan-colored box. Before entering a second motor vehicle, different from the first, the suspect was observed nervously scanning the area while looking up and down the street.

Officers approached the second motor vehicle to speak with the driver, later identified as Fausto Luna, 48, of Roxbury, and observed the tan box now sitting on the front passenger seat. After further investigation, the officers observed clear plastic bags containing large white pieces of a substance, later determined to be cocaine. 

Fausto Luna and Marco Pedrazarosa were arrested and both charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs between 28-99 grams (Cocaine) and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws..

Both suspects will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Ward M. Bray Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 98 Years Ago 

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BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Ward M. Bray Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 98 Years Ago: On this day 98 years ago, April 14, 1921, Officer Ward M. Bray was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle in the area of Centre Street and Walter Street in Jamaica Plain. Officer Bray was carried by a fellow officer to a doctor passing by who pronounced him deceased at the scene.

A United Stated Army Machinist in World War I, Officer Bray was a 2-year veteran of the department and 26-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife, his mother, and his sister.

Officer Bray was laid to rest at Acorn Cemetery in Rockland, Maine and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 27, West Line 10.

In Boston, a Hero Sign is posted at the intersection of Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you’re in the area, keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to One Under Arrest, Recovery of Firearm, Ammunition, Drugs, and Cash in Jamaica Plain

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 11:20 AM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) and E-5 (West Roxbury) Drug Control Units assisted by the Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant of an individual in the area of Lamartine Street and Cerina Road in Jamaica Plain. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered approximately 2.2 grams of crack cocaine and approximately .7 grams of Fentanyl. Officers placed the suspect under arrest at this time.

Additionally, officers secured a second search warrant of the suspect’s residence on Greenley Place in Jamaica Plain. At approximately 4:43 PM, officers entered the residence and executed the search warrant. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered the following items: a 9mm Springfield Armory xp9 semi-automatic firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, forty-five shotgun shells, twenty-eight rounds of .40 caliber live ammunition, an undisclosed amount of US Currency, approximately 58 grams of Fentanyl, and approximately 27 grams of crack cocaine in total. 

Officers arrested Apahlo Sullivan, 23-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Sullivan is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charges including: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class A Drugs over 36 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs Over 18 grams, multiple counts of Distribution of Class A Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Shotgun Recovered After Suspect Attempts to Run Down Police Officer in West Roxbury

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Shotgun Recovered After Suspect Attempts to Run Down Police Officer in West Roxbury: At about 1:30PM, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, an officer performing a paid detail in front of the Roche Brothers Supermarket located at 1800 Centre Street in West Roxbury observed a motor vehicle illegally parked and blocking the front entrance to the market. In a show of good will, instead of issuing a written citation and towing the vehicle, the officer entered the store and asked store employees to use the in-store public address system to ask the owner of the car to move the vehicle. In short time, the owner exited the store and returned to his vehicle. When the officer approached the operator to make him aware of the fact that a citation could have been written, the operator ignored the officer, jumped into his vehicle and took off at a high rate of speed while almost striking the officer. The officer immediately broadcast a description of the car over the police radio. In short time, responding officers learned that the vehicle was last seen travelling on South Street towards Washington Street. While en route to that location, officers were informed that the suspect had struck several cars while fleeing the area. Officers were able to locate the suspect after he struck a vehicle and then a light pole in the area of Bexley Road in Roslindale. After a brief struggle, officers were able to take the suspect into custody. A search of the suspect’s vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a loaded Browning 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun which was found lying on the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Officers arrested Michael Robicheau, 57, of West Roxbury and charged him with Refusing to Stop for a Police Officer, Driving to Endanger, Operating on a Revoked/Suspended License, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Car), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, in West Roxbury District Court.