Justice Served: Officers Arrest Juvenile Wanted in Connection to Downtown Stabbing

 

At about 6:30 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017, officers from the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, with the assistance of the Everett Police Department, responded to the area of 40 Veterans Avenue in Everett to serve an arrest warrant. Officers located the target of the warrant, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Everett, and arrested him for Delinquent to wit: Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery.

The arrest stems from a stabbing incident that occurred a week prior. At about 10:30 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Tremont and Winter Streets. Upon arrival, officers located a victim in serious condition. The victim was transported to a Boston area hospital and is expected to survive. As a result of an extensive investigation, detectives were able to quickly identify, locate, and arrest the suspect in less than two weeks. The suspect was arraigned on March 31 in Boston Municipal Court.

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation at 332 Harvard Street in Dorchester

 

Less than a year and a half ago, on March 31, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 332 Harvard Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed that a fire had been set on the first floor of the residence. After the fire was extinguished, a search of the location lead to the discovery of a male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was later identified as Richard Long, 37, of Boston. 

Earlier this evening, at about 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested the individual wanted in connection to the shooting death of Richard Long. Officers arrested Victor Arrington, 30, of Boston and charged him with Murder, Arson and Armed Assault with Intent to Murder. Arrington is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Dorchester District Court.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “To know the individual responsible for the murder of Richard Long is now in police custody and is no longer in a position to hurt or harm other members of our community is a testament to the BPD’s ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston. To Richard’s family, I hope the news of today’s arrest brings with it some level of solace, comfort and closure. To my detectives, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Suffolk County District Attorneys Office, I’d again like to thank them for all of the hard work done and dangers confronted in arresting the suspect wanted for the murder of the victim in this case.”

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate 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.

Justice Served: BPD Cold Case Detectives Crack 1987 Homicide Case Charging One with the Murder of Dora Jean Brimage

Almost thirty years ago, 19 year-old Dora Jean Brimage was last seen alive leaving a Prentiss Street party in Roxbury. She was found dead the next morning on the floor of a vacant building in the area of 655 Warren Street. For nearly thirty years, the killer remained unknown and was able to evade capture until this past week when a Suffolk County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging James Paige, 50, of New Hampshire with first-degree murder in the death of Dora Jean Brimage.

Over the years, Boston Police Homicide Detectives never gave up on the case in their ongoing efforts to secure justice for the family of Dora Jean Brimage.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “A case like this should send a clear and convincing message that in Boston the fight for justice never ends. No case is ever overlooked and, certainly, no victim is ever forgotten. To the family of Dora Jean Brimage, it is my sincere hope that the news of the arrest in this case brings with it some small measure of comfort and closure. No doubt, this day has been a long, long one in coming and, hopefully, it delivers a significant level of solace. As for my detectives, I can’t offer enough praise for their hard work or the never-quit approach that led to this case being solved. I’m proud of them, their work and the fact that in Boston, the search for justice, regardless of how long it takes, never ends until those responsible are brought to justice.”

Justice Served: BPD Homicide Detectives Crack 2004 Homicide Case Charging Two with the Murder of Thomas Hawkins

 

Justice Served: BPD Homicide Detectives Crack 2004 Homicide Case Charging Two with the Murder of Thomas Hawkins: Almost twelve years ago, at about 1:00am, on Thursday, August 12, 2004, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Theodore Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 38-year-old Thomas E. Hawkins of Dorchester, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Over the years, Boston Police Homicide Detectives never gave up on the case in their ongoing efforts to secure justice for the family of Thomas Hawkins. Leads were pursued. Witnesses interviewed. New evidence scrutinized. Old evidence re-examined. The work continued and, today, the hard work and long hours paid off as Boston Police Homicide Detectives announced the arrest of two individuals wanted in connection to the 2004 murder of Thomas Hawkins. On Thursday, May 26, 2016, detectives secured arrest warrants for 36-year-old Kevin Graham and 32-year-old Ellis Golden. Graham, already incarcerated on another matter, and Golden, who was located by the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, will both be charged with Murder and are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Friday, May 27, 2016. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans: “A case like this underscores the fact that in Boston the fight for justice never ends. No case is ever overlooked and, certainly, no victim is ever forgotten. To the family of Thomas Hawkins, it is my sincere hope that the news of today’s arrests brings with it some small measure of comfort and closure. No doubt, this day has been a long one in coming and, hopefully, it delivers a significant level of solace. As for my detectives, I can’t say enough good things about their resolve or the dogged determination that led to this case being solved. I’m proud of them, their work and the fact that in Boston, the search for justice, regardless of how long it takes, never ends until those responsible are brought to justice and held accountable for their cowardly acts.”

Justice Served: Boston Police Arrest Mattapan Man for 2013 Homicide in the Area of 335 West 2nd Street, South Boston

Today, December 4, 2015, Officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit along with Homicide Investigators arrested Jonathan Matos, 26 of Mattapan after a Suffolk County Grand Jury Indicted him for the murder of 18-year-old Jonathan Reyes.

On January 7, 2013, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 335 West 2nd Street, South Boston. On arrival they located the victim outside, later identified as Jonathan Reyes, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Reyes was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

“I hope this arrest brings some level of comfort to the Reyes family. This should serve as a reminder that the Boston Police never stop investigating until justice is served, said Commissioner Evans. “I want to acknowledge the great work of the homicide and fugitive units for their dogged determination and efforts in this case.”

Matos will be arraigned Monday in Superior Court. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.

Justice Served: Lynn Man Convicted in 2012 Dorchester Murder Case

Today, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Suffolk Superior Court, 31-year-old George Ortega of Lynn was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm for the shooting death of Steven Fuentes. The incident occurred in front of 19 Leyland Street in Dorchester on May 24, 2012, and Fuentes succumbed to his injuries at Boston Medical Center almost three years ago to the date. 

This conviction comes as a result of professional crime scene management by Boston police officers and the Crime Scene Response Unit, meticulous investigation on the parts of the Boston police homicide detectives, thorough preparation by the ADA, and brave testimony by officers and community members. The sentencing of Ortega will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.