At about 7:54am, on Saturday June 8, 2013, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit – with assistance from officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) – arrested RICHARD CALDERON-COLON, 40, of Dorchester, who was wanted for 5 outstanding straight warrants charging him with Armed Robbery in connection with several McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts robberies. Police located and arrested Calderon-Colon while he slept in a motor vehicle parked outside of 27 Ames Street. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court.
The incidents related to the arrest are as follows:
Over the last few weeks several McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts restaurants in the City of Boston have been robbed.
In all of the robberies, the suspect was described as either a black male or a black Hispanic male, ~25 -40 years of age, between 5’5” and 5’9”. The suspect had shown or displayed a black firearm duing the robberies.
Witnesses reported the suspect to have a Spanish (Puerto Rican) accent in some incidents and a Haitian or Jamaican accent in others. In all of the incidents the suspect has been noted to have some kind of accent. The suspect reportedly hangs in the restaurants and in some incidents the suspect has ordered coffee. The suspect has jumped over the counter in some of the incidents.
These incidents have generally taken place around closing time:
C6 5/29/13 @10:18 PM 870 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
BM 5’7″ 160, red hoodie, black and white bandana; displayed a black firearm and robbed the McDonald’s
B3 5/25/13 @9:05 PM 895 MORTON ST
BM 30-40, 5’5″, Haitian/Jamaican accent; ordered coffee and donut, then asked for another donut, Suspect displayed black handgun, demanded money, jumped over the counter took cash from 2 registers
D4 5/24/13 @7:35 PM 616 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
BM 30-40, 5’8″, slim, entered store, ordered coffee, sat and drank it, and ordered a second cup. Suspect displayed a black revolver and demanded cash. Clerk backed away, suspect jumped over the counter and took cash
E13 5/21/13 @9:19 PM 3064 WASHINGTON STREET
BHM 30-40, 5’9″ med; asked for coffee and showed a black handgun. The clerk fled to the back, suspect jumped over the counter and took cash and fled.
C6 5/18/13 @10:48 PM 256 BOSTON STREET
BHM 28 5’7″ med, clean shaven, asked for coffee, jumped over counter showed a black firearm and demanded money. Suspect took cash from the register and fled
C11 5/13/13 @11:00 PM 605 WASHINGTON STREET
BHM 30 5’7″, spoke Spanish and English, possible Puerto Rican
accent. Suspect was hanging out front for a while went in to use the bathroom came out at closing, demanded money, showed a black revolver
In tribute to Officer Collier’s character and values, MIT is in the process of creating the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Donations received will be used to establish the Collier Medal – a commendation to be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the values of Officer Collier. To learn more about how to make a donation – please click on the enclosed link:
Boylston Street will continue to be closed from Berkeley Street to Mass Ave. On Tuesday, Newbury Street will be open to vehicular traffic. The Prudential Center will be open for business but only will be accessible from the Huntington Avenue Side.
On arrival officers observed approximately 10 individuals in the street across from the Grand Canal engaged in a verbal and physical altercation. Witnesses on scene reported to officers they observed the group in the club socializing earlier in the night, before an argument ensued. As the party of about ten males and females were removed outside, several patrons reported they were physically assaulted by the bouncer. Four of the victims in the group stated they received injuries after being kicked, punched and choked by the bouncer, who attempted to remove them from the Grand Canal. The victims further explained that they were taking a photo in the bar when they accidently bumped an unknown female. At which time an argument ensued between the two groups. A male identified as a bouncer for the club approached the large group, in an attempt to remove them from the club. Officers observed at least four victims in their twenties with visual injuries to their faces and heads. Two male victims and two female victims, all in their twenties, were transported to Mass General Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
After viewing a video of the alleged incident taken with a cell phone officers arrested, Sidney Phillips, 31, of Avon, for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. He will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.
On arrival officers spoke with an 84 year old male victim who stated at 5:20pm an unknown white male wearing a black or blue baseball cap, blue wind breaker and blue jeans, rang the doorbell posing as a Water Utility Employee. The victim opened the door and was instructed to run the water in the kitchen. The victim complied and while occupied in the kitchen area, a second male, (no further description) went upstairs into the bedrooms and removed approximately $1000. USC dollars and several piece of jewelry. A 71 year old female witness on scene reported the two suspects then fled in a blue utility vehicle (possible KIA model).
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding both of these incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.
Community members wanting to help this investigation anonymously can either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text 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.
National Weather Service has warned that tomorrow morning’s commute will be extremely difficult. With that forecast in mind, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today met with his Snow Team and Interim Superintendent of Schools John P. McDonough and the decision has been made to close schools tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The latest forecasts indicate that Boston could see 8 inches of snowfall with the expectation for freezing rain, ice, and sleet throughout the morning’s commute. Residents and commuters should expect very slow traffic as the City’s plowing operations continue throughout Tuesday morning. For commuters coming into Boston tomorrow, public transportation will be the best route. The Mayor and his team will continue to monitor the latest weather reports.
All Boston Centers for Youth and Families sites will be OPEN tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All children over age 6 are welcome, but youth under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off to complete a short written form.
Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the storm. They will pre-treat the roads before the snow starts and will work throughout tonight and into tomorrow. The department will have 396 pieces of equipment on hand for the overnight.
Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500, or contact us via Twitter using @NotifyBoston. Residents should also visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow for latest updates and to submit requests and find information online.
Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
• Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
• Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
• Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
• Do not double-park.
• Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
• For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow
As of 6:45pm, the Boston Police Department is reporting that officers assigned to today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade issued 336 citations for drinking in public. In addition to the citations, officers arrested 26 individuals primarily for disorderly conduct.
*** Note: Numbers are subject to change.
To report a loud party, call the Boston Police Loud Party Line at (617) 343.5500.
For a map of the parade – courtesy of boston.com – click on the enclosed link:
On arrival, officers observed a male victim being treated after getting sprayed with mace. The victim stated he met a person who he believed to be woman on-line and made plans to meet. The victim stated he met the suspect in her hotel room so they could “hang out”. The victim stated when he went to use the bathroom, the door was locked and the suspect stated he could not use it. The victim believed someone was in the bathroom and stated he was leaving. The suspect told him he could not leave. At the same time, the bathroom door opened and another male exited stating, “Let him go”. When the victim attempted to leave the suspect sprayed the victim in the face with mace, and continued to spray at him into the hallway as he fled. The suspect claimed she threw the mace out of the window for her protection. The suspect was later identified to be a male.
Several other hotel guests stated they were having trouble breathing and the building was evacuated, EMS responded and treated the guests.
Zackery Johnson, 34, of Newark, NJ was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, Dangerous Weapon