Cops for Kids with Cancer Hosts Boston Harbor Boat Ride with the BPD Harbor Patrol Unit

On Monday, August 12, 2019, children diagnosed with cancer, and their families, were treated to a tour of Boston Harbor courtesy of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit. The boat ride, an annual affair for kids battling cancer at Tufts New England Medical, was arranged by Cops for Kids with Cancer! Created to give a much needed break to the children and their families, our officers look forward to this event each and every year.

To learn more about Cops for Kids with Cancer – please click on the enclosed link: http://copsforkidswithcancer.org

 

Cops for Kids with Cancer Provides Heart Warming Moment at the BPD Harbor Unit

This past Wednesday, July 29, 2015, cancer patients from the Tufts New England Medical Center’s Pediatric Oncology Unit were treated to a tour of Boston Harbor courtesy of the BPD Harbor Unit. The boat ride, an annual affair for kids battling cancer at Tufts New England Medical, was arranged by the good people at Cops for Kids with Cancer. Said an unnamed representative from Cops for Kids with Cancer organization: “The kids you see here this evening are true heroes battling one of life’s deadliest diseases. The boat ride was created to give these kids and their parents a break from their day-to-day reality and an hour or two to think about something other than cancer. And, if the officers from the BPD Harbor Unit were able to give that to them tonight, then that’s the best gift they could’ve given.”

To learn more about Cops for Kids with Cancer – please click on the enclosed link: http://copsforkidswithcancer.org

Cops for Kids with Cancer Donates $10,000 to MGH Pediatric Cancer Unit

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Cops for Kids with Cancer and the Boston Police Department took the children from the Pediatric Cancer Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital and their parents for a boat ride on the 60-foot BPD Harbor Unit boat "Guardian." All the kids had a great time! Afterward, retired Boston Police Chief Bob Faherty presented a $10,000 check to Elyse Levin-Russman, representing the Pediatric Cancer Unit of the MGH. The money, raised by Cops for Kids with Cancer, will be used to support the children in the Pediatric Cancer Unit.

Members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit Foil Wannabe Pirates Looking to Loot Boats in Boston Harbor

Members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit Foil Wannabe Pirates Looking to Loot Boats in Boston Harbor:  At about 2:17pm, on Monday, July 20, 2015, officers assigned to the Boston Police Harbor Unit responded to a telephone call made to the Boston Police Harbor Unit Base from a person stating that there was a suspicious boat riding around the mooring field of the Boston Harbor Sailing Center. While en route to the call, officers received additional information about two individuals acting suspiciously and throwing items – including couch cushions – off of a 45 foot Hatteras sport fishing boat. While approaching the vessel, officers observed two males standing on the fly bridge of the vessel and a third individual floating away from the scene in a smaller boat. Officers promptly boarded the vessel and asked the men if they owned the boat. In response to that question, both men stated they didn’t know. While searching the boat, officers noted that vessel appeared to be in utter disarray. Specifically, officers observed the salon door to be open and personal items thrown and strewn about the cabin. In light of the suspect’s inability to show any proof of ownership relative to the vessle, officers placed both suspects under arrest. With the suspects in custody, officers made their way to Long Wharf in order to rendezvous with responding officers from District A-1 (Downtown) who would then transport the suspects to the downtown station. As for the third suspect who attempted to escape on a second boat, he was later picked up and apprehended with help from the US Coast Guard. Officers later determined that the boat used in suspect #3’s failed get-a-way was stolen. Moreover, suspect #3 was found to be in possession of several stolen items including: fishing rods, a tackle box, a fish finder, a chart plotter GPS, a marine radio, a solar cell phone charger and binoculars. All three suspects were taken into custody.   

Officers arrested Dwayne Hill, 52, of Boston, Tony Villegas, 60, of Boston and Robert Allen, 25, of Boston and charged all three with Breaking & Entering (Ship), Trespassing, Receiving Stolen Property (Boat), Using without Authority (Boat) and the Willful Malicious & Destruction of Property.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit Save the Life of Heart Attack Victim on Spectacle Island

Prompt Response Enables Members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit to Save the Life of Heart Attack Victim on Spectacle Island: At about 5:15pm, on Monday, July 20, 2015, officers assigned to the Boston Police Harbor Unit were on patrol in Boston Harbor when they received a call for help via the marine radio for a person in need of medical assistance, possibly having a heart attack, in the area of Spectacle Island. Upon hearing the call, officers immediately responded to Spectacle Island where, on arrival, they located a 54 year-old male complaining of heart pain. After loading the victim aboard their police boat, officers promptly notified Boston EMS to meet them at Berth 10 to aid and assist the victim. On arrival, officers were met by Boston EMS who quickly transported the victim to Tufts Medical Center where he was treated for cardiac arrest. Said one Boston EMS official: “Thanks to the BPD, that guy’s lucky to be alive. No doubt about it, their quick response saved his life.”