Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Leads to Arrest After Violent, Unprovoked Assault Downtown

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Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 1:37 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in the area of 1 Franklin Street, Downtown. On arrival, officers located a male victim covered in blood, suffering from a deep laceration to his forehead. Officers spoke to the victim and a female witness who stated they were walking on Washington Street towards Summer Street when an unknown Hispanic male approached them and punched the victim in the face with a closed fist. The female witness pursued the suspect who fled the area.

Additional units arrived on scene and searched the area for the male matching the description of the suspect who was located a short time later near the Chinatown Train Station. Upon being positively identified as the suspect, the male became increasingly agitated and began to violently struggle with officers, kicking and thrashing his body while inside the rear of the patrol wagon. Eventually, officers were able to secure the male who was transported to the station where he refused to be booked. 

Officers arrested Luis Andino, 25-years-old, of South Boston. Andino is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault and Battery Causing Bodily Injury and Resting Arrest. 

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers in the Back Bay Arrest Early Morning Graffiti Tagger

 

At about 5:43 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a vandalism in progress call in the area of 287 Berkeley Street, Back Bay. While en route, officers observed blue spray paint on a construction site wall in the area of 425 Boylston Street. 

As officers approached the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, they observed a male fitting the description of the suspect that was given out by the BPD operations dispatcher. Officers stopped the suspect, later identified as Angel Rodriguez, 37, of Boston, and immediately smelled the odor of fresh paint coming from Rodriguez’ clothing and observed blue paint on his jacket.  After Rodriguez removed his hands from his pockets, the officers recovered one (1) can of blue spray paint from his jacket pocket.  

Angel Rodriguez was placed under arrest for Malicious Destruction of Property by Graffiti/Tagging and will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers from District D-4 Arrest Suspect Wanted for Commercial Break-In in the South End

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers from District D-4 Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Commercial Break-In in the South End: At about 9:20AM, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, detectives assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to the Bloom Couture Floral Studio at 769 Tremont Street for a breaking and entering report. On arrival, officers spoke to a store employee who stated that, upon opening the store at 9:10AM, she discovered that the store had been broken into. Upon looking around the store for evidence of a break-in, officers observed several signs confirming that the store had been broken into including damage to a rear exterior door, the door jamb and a cash register. After reviewing the store’s security camera, officers were able to generate a description of the suspect. Moreover, a check of fingerprints lifted from the store’s cash register and later processed by the BPD’s Latent Print Unit enabled officers to identify a potential suspect. In light of the aforementioned, detectives applied for an arrest warrant for Luis Mercado, 44, of Boston charging him with the crime.  

At about 11:29AM, on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers located and arrested the suspect in the area of 112 Southampton Street. While being taken into custody, the suspect stated, "I'm all done, this is it." Mercado is charged with Unarmed Breaking and Entering into a Building (Nighttime). The investigation remains active.

Mercado is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Boston Police Fugitive Unit Arrest Suspect Wanted on Several Outstanding Warrants for Breaking and Entering

Earlier today, at about 12:15 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Albert Morrissette, 48, of Dorchester as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 29 Homestead Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on several outstanding warrants sought out of Boston area courts stemming from several recent breaking and entering incidents. The suspect will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Four Suspects Under Arrest After Armed Robbery in Dorchester

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 12:57 AM on Saturday December 29, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested four suspects after responding to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 14 Trull Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he had been robbed by four individuals, two armed with knives, who took his cellphone and tablet before fleeing the area in a vehicle. Additional responding officers soon located and stopped a vehicle matching the given description in the area of Adams Street and Winter Street. As the suspect vehicle was slowing to a stop, officers observed the front passenger side door open slightly as an object was discarded on the ground. The item was later recovered and determined to be the victim’s tablet. Officers removed all four occupants from the vehicle and placed them in custody without incident after they were positively identified. Victor Torres, 41, of Dorchester, Angel Torres, 36, of Mattapan, John Santa, 29, of Dorchester and Sandro Rosa, 31, of Boston, will be charged with Armed Robbery in Dorchester District Court.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Juvenile and Recover Loaded Firearm in Roxbury

 

At about 11:15 PM on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 15-39 Dabney Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were met by the victims who stated they had been shot at. Officers were provided with a description of the suspect and began to search the area. Officers located a male matching the description of the suspect walking down the street with his right arm pinned to the side of his body. Officers attempted to approach the male who immediately began to run away from officers. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was apprehended in the area of 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Officers recovered a Jennings Bryco Arms firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition inside of the suspect’s front right pocket. 

Officers arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile of Mattapan and charged him with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Firearm Discharged within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun). The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Victim Rescued Near Long Wharf Thanks to Quick Response by BPD Harbor Unit

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 5:20 PM, on Friday, November 23, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Unit responded to a call for a person in the water in the area of Long Wharf in Downtown Boston. Officers quickly arrived on scene and spotted the victim, a male in his thirties, in the water near a mooring ball and pulled him aboard their 31’ foot Safe Boat. It was dark and below freezing at the time of the rescue with the water temperature in the harbor at only about 50 degrees. Officers were unable to ascertain why the victim had gone into the water. Officers immediately brought the victim to the dock at Long Wharf where he was met by awaiting Boston EMS personnel who transported him to an area hospital for treatment.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Male for Unarmed Robbery in Roxbury  

 

DAILY DOSE OF GREAT POLICE WORK: At about 2:30 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site arrest in the area of 48 Warren Street in Roxbury. While on patrol, officers were approached by a female victim who stated she had been assaulted and robbed of her belongings. The victim stated she was approached by two males and a female suspect. The victim stated the group assaulted her and stole her purse. Officers searched the area for the suspects and were able to locate a group matching their descriptions. Officers observed one of the males wearing the purse described by the victim as that which contained her property. 

Officers were able to recover the victim’s property and arrested Dorall Hilton, 26-years-old, of Dorchester. Hilton is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unarmed Robbery, Unarmed Assault to Rob, and Receiving Stolen Property. 

 


Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Four Following Unarmed Robbery Downtown

 

At about 8:31 PM on Sunday, October 28, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a fight inside of the Roche Bros Supermarket at 8 Summer Street, Downtown. Upon arrival, officers observed staff members and security following a small group of males and females attempting to flee the store. Officers assisted the staff and spoke to the four individuals. While speaking with the uncooperative members of the group, who had made multiple attempts to flee the area, officers learned that a victim had remained on scene.

Officers spoke to the victim who stated she had been robbed of her cell phone by the group earlier in the day and then subsequently attacked again by the group while inside of Roche Bros. The victim stated the suspects had assaulted her before one of the members stole her wallet and fled. Officers placed four individuals under arrest. Shantez Cole, 20-years-old, of Dorchester, James Isaac, 22-years-old, of Chelsea, Aleigha Fernandes, 24-years-old, of Chelsea, and Kaylee Rock, 21-years-old, of West Roxbury.

Cole and Fernandes are both charged with Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Isaac is charged with Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery, and Rock is charged with Disorderly Conduct and Receiving Stolen Goods. All are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court. 

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Three in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Breaking and Entering in Progress in Jamaica Plain

 

At about 1:03 PM on Wednesday October 24, 2018, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) placed three suspects in custody after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 30 Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers were directed to a basement door in the rear which appeared to have been forced open. Officers soon located three individuals inside, later identified as Abdirahmaan Ali, 19, of Jamaica Plain, Hamza Jeilani, 18, of Dorchester and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and placed them in custody after confirming that they did not reside in the building. Officers later spoke with a witness who stated that they had observed one of the suspects kick the basement door open prior to all three suspects entering the address. The adult suspects will be charged in West Roxbury District Court with Breaking and Entering while the juvenile suspect will be charged in West Roxbury Juvenile Court with Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering. 

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Seven Arrested for Trespassing Downtown  

 

At about 9:26 PM on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an on-site trespassing arrest of seven males in the area of 40 Winter Street, Downtown. Due to recent incidents of fights, armed robberies, and reports of a large group dealing drugs, officers were on directed patrol in the area. Officers observed a group of males crowding the doorway of a retail shop, ignoring posted signs for loitering. When officers approached, several of the males attempted to flee the area. Officers notified the males that they were under arrest for trespassing. At this time, two of the males became aggressive and began to fight with officers. Officers were eventually able to place all of the individuals under arrest. 

Officers arrested Amable Cedeno, 23-years-old of Dorchester, Jonathan Lauriston, 19-years-old of Boston, Sanders Volcy, 23-years-old of Boston, Angello Vernet, 28-years-old of Randolph, Kervins Baptiste, 23-years-old of Lynn, Alex Philogene, 22-years-old of Boston, Makerven Lynch, 29-years-old of Medford. All are charged with Trespassing, while Baptiste and Philogene face an additional charge of Resisting Arrest and Lynch is additionally charged with Possession with intent to Distribute Class D and Class B Drugs.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Five Suspects, Including Three Juveniles, During Two Separate Robbery Incidents

INCIDENT #1: At about 6:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officer assigned to Area A-7 (East Boston) were flagged down for a robbery that occurred in the area of Condor Street and Glendon Street, East Boston. Four males were observed physically assaulting and robbing a 13-year-old male victim at knife point, stealing his glasses and shoes. All four suspects were positively identified and the victim’s glasses and shoes were returned to him. Two knives were recovered from the suspects. Monte Davis, 19 of Dorchester, and three juvenile males, all from Boston, were place under arrest and charged with Armed Robbery and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. All four suspects will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

INCIDENT #2: At about 7:39 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to assist Berklee College Police in the area of 31 Hemenway Street, Boston. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Berklee officers who stated that they had identified an armed robbery suspect from an incident that took place earlier that day in the area 1140 Boylston Street, Boston.

Circumstances surrounding the original incident are as followed:

At about 12:19 AM, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call that a male had pulled a knife on two victims in the area of 1140 Boylston Street and demanded cigarettes. The suspect was described as a white male wearing ragged clothing, a blue sweatshirt with white lettering and jeans. Berklee officers observed a male fitting that description in the area of 31 Hemenway Street and immediately contacted the Boston Police. Officers from District D-4 soon arrived on scene and arrested Ryan Buckles, 33, of Boston, charging him with Intent to Rob While Armed. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

 

Great Work Recognized: Detectives Honored for Their Efforts Leading to the Arrest of Suspect Wanted in Connection to Multiple Armed Robberies and Stabbings in Mattapan

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From August 14th to September 10th, a series of seven armed robberies took place in Mattapan. The victims in each of these robberies were females who were walking home alone. In four of the incidents, the female victims were stabbed in the lower body and robbed. All seven robberies took place in the same geographical area, between the hours of 9:45 PM and 2:00 AM.

Detectives Juan Seoane and Matthew Fogarty, assigned to District B-3, canvassed the areas surrounding the robberies for any video surveillance and developed a person of interest. This same suspect was also observed using a victim's stolen credit card at the gas station within hours of one of the robberies. The suspect wore very distinctive clothing during each of the incidents and carried a black backpack. Detectives Seoane and Fogarty were able to capture images of the suspect from the video footage and disseminate them to patrol officers. They also noted that following one of the robberies, the suspect was observed running after an MBTA bus which was leaving the area at the time of the incident.

A robbery suppression plan was initiated with units assigned to monitor specific areas.

On Monday September 10th, a female victim called 9-1-1 and reported she had been stabbed following a robbery at which time a description of the suspect was broadcast. Detectives Al Young, Jean-Gerard Dorsainvil, Seoane and Fogarty who were conducting surveillance with Sergeant Detective John Fitzgerald in the area, began to search for the suspect along his past escape routes. The detectives observed a male matching the given description carrying a black backpack who was concealing his face under his hood as he left the area on an inbound MBTA bus. The bus was stopped and the suspect was safely removed. The suspect was found to be in possession of a small knife. The suspect was then positively identified by the most recent victim and placed under arrest without incident. The suspect would later be positively identified by past robbery victims as well.

For their dedicated efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Suspect Following Broken Bottle Slashing in Roxbury

 

DAILY DOSE OF GREAT POLICE WORK: At about 9:39 PM on Monday, September 17, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for two people stabbed in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Ball Street in Roxbury. Upon arrival, officers observed two male victims suffering from non-life-threatening lacerations. Uncooperative victims led officers to an unidentified witness who provided a description of the female suspect. Officers assigned to District B-2 located a female matching the description of the suspect in the area of 303 Dudley Street in Roxbury. Officers placed the suspect, Celia Simmons, 59, of Dorchester under arrest.

Simmons is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury Court for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Diligent Policing Leads to Arrest of Suspect in Connection to Multiple Purse Snatchings in Mattapan

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At approximately 10:53 PM on Monday, September 10, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 643 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan. Upon arrival, officers were met by the female victim who stated that she had been robbed of her purse and stabbed in the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Officers spoke with the victim who provided a description of a suspect. Detectives immediately recognized the description as that which had been provided by previous victims of similar robberies in the area. Concurrently, area detectives and officers were searching the area for the fleeing suspect. Detectives were able to locate a male matching the description of the suspect who was in possession of a knife. Further investigation led to the arrest of Walker Browning, 25-years-old, of Mattapan. Based off of the description provided and the similarities to prior robberies of female victims, several of whom had been stabbed, detectives were able to identify Browning as the suspect. 

Browning is expected to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Intent to Rob While Armed.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Two Male Juveniles Arrested and Charged with Armed Robbery in Roxbury

 

DAILY DOSE OF GREAT POLICE WORK: At about 3:31 PM on Saturday, September 8th, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of Whiting Street and Winthrop Street, Roxbury.  Upon arrival, officers observed two male suspects fitting the description that was given out by the operations dispatcher. After further investigation it was revealed that the two teens approached a victim and stole his bicycle. One suspect reached into his waistband and motioned as if he had a weapon, although no weapon was shown. Both suspects were positively identified, placed under arrest and charged with Delinquent to wit: Armed Robbery and Delinquent to wit: Buying, Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods.

Both suspects will be arraigned in Boston Juvenile District Court.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Fugitive Unit Locate and Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robberies in Somerville

 

At about 11:00 AM on Friday September 7, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and Somerville Police Department located and arrested Lorne Harrison, 53, of Mattpan, in the area of 31 Lonsdale Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant sought out of Somerville District Court for Armed Robbery and an outstanding warrant for violating the terms of his lifetime parole. Investigators have identified Harrison as a suspect in several recent armed robberies involving a firearm in the Somerville area. The suspect will appear in U.S. Federal Court for arraignment.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Ongoing Efforts to Get Drugs Off the Streets Leads to Trafficking Arrest in South Boston

At about 1:15PM on Monday, September 3, 2018, officers assigned to the C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit made an arrest and recovered drugs in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Columbia Road. As part of an ongoing drug investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Magnolia Street and Quincy Street and were able to locate approximately 22 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl. Officers arrested Joel Santiago, 33-years-old of Everett. Santiago was charged with Trafficking Class A.

Santiago will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect in Custody After Boston Police and Boston Fire Respond to Three Suspicious Fires in Dorchester

 

Between the hours of 1:00 AM and 2:30 AM on Monday September 3, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) and members of the Boston Fire Department responded to three suspicious fires in Dorchester. Officers and fire fighters initially responded to a call for an oil truck fully engulfed in flames in the area of 87 Norwell Street. Approximately ten minutes later, a second fire was reported in a trash barrel on Waterlow Street which was quickly extinguished. At about 2:30 AM, officers were called to the area of 90 Norwell Street where a resident stated that they had observed a male suspect enter their backyard, pile up several items against a fence and light them on fire. Soon after, a BPD K-9 Officer located a suspect matching the given description in the area of Radcliffe Street and Vassar Street and placed him in custody without incident after he was positively identified. As a result of a investigation by the Fire Investigations Unit which consists of investigators from the Boston Police and Boston Fire, Sequonie Suarez, 27, of Dorchester, will be charged in Dorchester District Court on charges of Arson of a Motor Vehicle, Burning Personal Property (2 Counts) and Trespassing.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest After Armed Robbery in Roxbury

 

At about 7:19 PM on Friday August 31, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for an armed robbery at gunpoint in the area of 280 Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and adult male victim who stated that he had been approached by a male suspect who displayed revolver and directed him into an apartment building hallway. The suspect then robbed the victim of his wallet, cellular phone and several personal items before fleeing the scene on foot. Officers were provided with a detailed description of the suspect which included what appeared to be an electronic monitoring device on his right ankle. Responding officers were able to track the suspect to an apartment inside 167 Homestead Street at which time, members of the BPD SWAT Team made contact with the suspect after converging on the address and placed him in custody without incident. While on scene, officers observed property that belonged to the victim in plain view inside the apartment. The suspect’s apartment was secured pending the issuance of a search warrant. The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.