UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to 2016 Death Investigation in the area of 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill

 

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, members of the BPD Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit located and arrested Kevin Fernandes, 24, of Boston, in the area of 31 Rugby Road in Mattapan. At the time of his arrest, Fernandes was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm stemming from a lengthy investigation conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. Fernandes will now face arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The original facts surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 7:39 PM, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill. 

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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 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.

UPDATE: BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Suspect Wanted in Connection with 2016 Homicide

Today, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested 25-year-old Calvin Boykins of Roxbury in relation to the 2016 shooting death of 22-year-old Marquis Waithe. Officers arrested Boykins on an active warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court for Murder, three counts of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and firearm related charges. Also being charged for Waithe’s murder is 24-year-old Jonathon Aquavivas of Brighton, who was already in custody on an unrelated homicide charge. 

The facts of the incident are as follows: At about 5:46 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 55 Brookledge Street. Upon arrival, officers located 22-year-old Marquis Waithe of Roxbury suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Waithe was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “My heart goes out to the family of the victim, and I want them—and all the families of victims of homicides—to know that their loved one is never forgotten. My homicide detectives and the prosecutors assigned to the District Attorney’s office work tirelessly to bring justice for each and every victim, and we hope this development will send the message that we never give up seeking justice.”

BPD Fugitive Unit Nabs Three Murder Suspects Wanted in Connection to Three Separate Homicides

Earlier today, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit, US Marshals and the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested three suspects wanted in relation to three separate Boston homicides.

Boston - At about 1:45 PM, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit located Kenneth Ford, 43, of Boston, in the area of 760 Albany Street and arrested him without incident on an outstanding Suffolk Superior Court warrant for Arson and Murder. The warrant stemmed from a fire that occurred on November 5, 2016, at 94 George Street in Roxbury, where a female victim, Michelle Trentor, was later found deceased. Ford is the second suspect to be arrested in connection to this incident.

Ohio - After a lengthy investigation conducted by the BPD Fugitive Unit and the US Marshals, Greg Wright, 21, of Boston and Danilo Depina, 31, of Boston, were located and arrested today by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Strike Force in Columbus Ohio. The two suspects were found together at the time of their arrests and were wanted in connection to two separate homicides. Greg Wright was wanted on an active Suffolk Superior Court warrant for Murder and had been on the run since the May 27, 2017, homicide of Kevin Reyes in the area of 66 Hudson Street in Chinatown. Danilo Depina had an active Suffolk Superior Court warrant for Murder in connection to the August 20, 2016, homicide of Ailton Goncalves in the area of 6 Dudley Terrace in Roxbury.

Both Depina and Wright are currently in custody in Ohio awaiting extradition back to Massachusetts.

Said Commissioner Evans, "I cannot express how grateful I am to my officers and to all our law enforcement partners who made these arrests possible. Because of their efforts, three suspects are now in custody in connection to three separate homicides that affected so many. We never forget that for every homicide victim, there are countless family members, friends and loved ones left behind looking for answers and closure.  We work hard everyday to make sure we find some sort of peace for them and we won't stop until we do.”

UPDATE: BPD Fugitive Unit Arrest Two in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 454 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

 

A little more than five months after a fatal shooting in Jamaica Plain, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested two additional suspects wanted in connection to the murder of Jeffrey Kelly. On Friday, February 3, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit tracked the two suspects to two different locations and placed them under arrest. At about 3:20 PM, officers placed Julio Pizarro, 43, of Quincy, in custody in the area of 155 Northampton Street in Roxbury and placed Amanda Algarin, 26, of Revere, in custody at about 6:30 PM in the area of 525 Beach Street in Revere.  Both suspects will be charged with Murder in Suffolk Superior Court.

The original incident occurred at about 3:33 AM, on Saturday, August 27, 2016. At that time, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 454 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased.  The victim was later identified as Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of Boston.

Said Commissioner Evans, "I've always said that we never forget a victim or the loved ones they leave behind. I want to commend everyone involved in this continuing investigation and hope that these arrests can help bring some small sense of comfort and closure to all those affected by this senseless act."

 

 

 

UPDATE: Officers Arrest Fugitive Suspect Wanted in Connection with 2016 Mattapan Murder

 

Early this morning, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, along with United States Marshals, arrested 29-year-old William Shakespeare for the June 14, 2016 murder of Marcus Hall inside a Mattapan barber shop. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office had secured a four-count indictment against Shakespeare late last year following an extensive presentation to the Suffolk County Grand Jury. Shakespeare was taken into custody in the Bronx, New York and will face extradition back to Boston in the coming days.

At about 12:20 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 1178 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim later identified as Marcus Hall, 31 of Dorchester, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene. Boston Police Homicide detectives and prosecutors from Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office worked tirelessly investigating and ultimately identifying Shakespeare as the suspect responsible for this brazen daytime murder. The investigation led authorities to believe that Shakespeare fled the state shortly after the murder to avoid capture.

After an eight month investigation, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and US Marshals, along with NYPD, located and arrested Shakespeare this morning without incident in the Bronx, New York. Shakespeare is being processed in New York awaiting extradition back to Boston. Upon his return, he will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of First-degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. 

“This investigation was marked by seamless collaboration by police and prosecutors,” District Attorney Conley said. “On the street and in the grand jury, their work set the stage for Mr. Hall’s loved ones to find justice in a Suffolk County courtroom. I’m grateful to them, to the New York Police Department, US Marshals, and every person – sworn and civilian – who helped us reach this point.”

“This arrest illustrates the commitment and extraordinary work of my investigators and officers. It sends a strong message that no matter where you run to, we will find you and we will arrest you,” said Commissioner Evans. “I pray that the news of this arrest brings some level of peace to the family of the victim, and I wish to thank my officers and all who helped locate and arrest this dangerous criminal.”

UPDATE: Boston Police Department Grateful for Public’s Help in Effort to Successfully Identify Persons of Interest in 2016 Death Investigation

UPDATE: Boston Police Department Grateful for Public’s Help in Effort to Successfully Identify Persons of Interest in 2016 Death Investigation: The Boston Police Department would like to thank all those who helped in the effort to successfully identify the two individuals pictured. Community members should take great comfort and satisfaction in learning that both individuals have been identified and have been in contact with investigators relative to a 2016 death investigation. It’s important to note and clarify that these individuals are not considered suspects in this investigation but rather persons of interest. 

At about 2:27pm, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 152 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. One of the victims, Benine Timothee, a 36-year-old female of Dorchester, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim, a male in his teens, was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

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.

UPDATE: Boston Police Department Seeking the Public’s Help in Identifying Persons of Interest in 2016 Death Investigation

At about 2:27 PM on Saturday, October 29, 2016, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 152 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. One of the victims, Benine Timothee, a 36-year-old female of Dorchester, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim, a male in his teens, was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals pictured in relation to the aforementioned homicide investigation. These individuals are NOT wanted at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit 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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 99 Airport Way, East Boston

 

At about 10:45 PM on Saturday, December 24, 2016, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a found body in the area of 99 Airport Way, East Boston.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim that appeared to be in his late teens suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 18-year-old Luis Fernando Orellano Ruano of Central America.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the Area of 99 Airport Way, East Boston

 

At about 10:45 PM on Saturday, December 24, 2016, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a found body in the area of 99 Airport Way, East Boston.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim that appeared to be in his late teens suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

UPDATE: BPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Suspect in Connection to August 2016 Murder of Jeffrey Kelly

 

Today, Thursday, December 22, 2016, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit placed 28-year-old Amos Carrasquillo of Dorchester under arrest at Federal Court for the murder of Jeffrey Kelly that occurred on August 27, 2016 in the area of 454 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.

At about 3:33 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 454 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of Boston.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “Today’s arrest, along with the apprehension of three murder suspects last week, illustrate the Boston Police Department’s dedication to bringing these suspects to justice. We understand the importance of finding and prosecuting suspects quickly, and we hope it can bring some amount of closure and peace for the victim’s loved ones.”

True Meaning of Christmas on Full Display at this Year’s Shop with a Cop

True Meaning of Christmas on Full Display at this Year’s Shop with a Cop: For the 8th year in a row, officers from all over the city made their way to the Target in Dorchester to participate in Shop with a Cop. As in year’s past, cops and kids from neighborhoods all over Boston were paired up for an evening filled with friendship, fun, and Christmas shopping. The kids don’t spend a dime, everything is paid for, and it’s an event our officers wouldn’t miss for the world. In fact, ask any one of our officers and they’ll tell you that Shop with a Cop is hands down one of the best community events of the year. When asked to describe what makes the event so special, our officers immediately pointed to the goodness of the kids and their willingness to think of others. It’s no secret that many of the kids participating in Shop with a Cop come from households where funds are tight and Christmas lists curbed. But when given the chance to shop for themselves, the majority of the kids attending this year’s Shop with a Cop, as witnessed by our officers, chose - instead - to shop for others. Time and time again, kids were asked the question every young kid yearns to hear: “What do you want for Christmas?” And, time and time again, kids asked if it would be okay to use the gift card to shop for others. Time and time again, kids thought of little sisters, brothers, mothers, and fathers. One kid wanted to use his gift card to buy groceries for his family. Another wanted to buy clothes for a little sister. Another wanted to buy perfume for his mother. Another wanted to buy a sweater and a pair of socks for a brother. And, time and time again, our officers reassuringly went along with the plan and then quickly reached into their own pockets and said to one incredibly thoughtful child after another, “Okay, now let’s get something for you.” The spirit of Christmas was most assuredly on display at the Target Store in Dorchester this past Monday night. And our officers would be the first to acknowledge that they most certainly received as much, if not more, than they gave.

Death Investigation in the Area of 7 Fayston Street, Dorchester

 

At about 12:50 AM on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 7 Fayston Street, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a female victim in her 30's suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Officers at the scene arrested the suspect, 47-year-old Elba Morales of Dorchester, and charged her with Murder. Morales will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Three Murder Suspects in the Shooting Death of Shawn Borden at 1631 Dorchester Ave

 

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects Wanted in Connection to the Shooting Death of Shawn Borden at 1631 Dorchester Ave: At about 5:50pm, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 1631 Dorchester Ave. On arrival, officers observed a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as Shawn Borden, 41, of Boston, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased several days later.  

As the result of dogged determination and a never-quit pursuit of those responsible, members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit were able ascertain and establish the identities of three individuals wanted in connection to the murder of Shawn Borden. On today’s date, Friday, December 16, 2016, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Youth Violence Strike Force were able to chase down and apprehend all three suspects. Officers arrested Tyshawn Sanders, 18, of Boston, Tyshawn Cummings, 21, of Boston and Jamari Manning, 21, of Boston and charged all three with Murder. All three suspects are expected to be arraigned Monday, December 19, 2016, in Dorchester District Court. 

Said Commissioner William Evans: “Today’s arrests should send a strong message to anyone who knowingly chooses to hurt or harm any member of our community. If you carry a gun and use it to take the life of another human being, we will find you and bring you to justice. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are committed to making our city the safest city it can be and today’s arrests most certainly speak to that commitment.” 

UPDATE: Boston Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Motor Vehicle Related to Death Investigation in the Area of 55 Downer Avenue

At about 8:06 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 55 Downer Avenue. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim in his early twenties who was transported to an area hospital by Boston EMS where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Cardoso of Dorchester.

Detectives are now reaching out to the public for their assistance in locating the above pictured vehicle of interest in relation to this incident. The vehicle is described as a blue 2003-2005 Honda Accord coupe. This information is sought for investigative purposes only; the person/persons related to this vehicle are NOT wanted at this time.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Alpine and River Streets, Mattapan

 

At about 12:12 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Alpine and River Streets, Mattapan.

Upon arrival, officers observed that a vehicle had collided with a residence and the operator of the vehicle, a male in his twenties, was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male was pronounce deceased at the scene. Officers later determined that the original shooting incident occurred in the area of Tileston and Rosemont Streets. The victim has since been identified as 23-year-old Daquon Brown of Boston.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the Area of 1631 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester

 

At about 5:50 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 1631 Dorchester Avenue. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.  On Tuesday October 25, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to Homicide Unit 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.

Death Investigation in the Area of 49 Bullard Street in Dorchester

 

At about 2:55 PM on Monday, December 12, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 49 Bullard Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit 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. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are on call 24/7/365. 

Death Investigation in the Area of Alpine and River Streets, Mattapan

 

At about 12:12 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Alpine and River Streets, Mattapan.

Upon arrival, officers observed that a vehicle had collided with a residence and the operator of the vehicle, a male in his twenties, was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male was pronounce deceased at the scene. Officers later determined that the original shooting incident occurred in the area of Tileston and Rosemont Streets.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the Area of 195 Normandy Street in Dorchester

 

At about 2:54 AM on Saturday November 19, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury)  responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 195 Normandy Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was declared deceased on scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Under Arrest and Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 36 Nazing Street in Roxbury

At about 10:12 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 36 Nazing Street.  On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  The victim has since been identified as Anthony Toombs, 24, of Dorchester.

Earlier today, at about 8:30 AM on Friday November 18, 2016, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested Antoiwane Davis, 23, of Dorchester, in the area of 3 Nazing Street.  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court where he will be charged with Murder.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit 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.