At about 3:34pm, on Sunday, May 19, 2013, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to an accident involving a motor vehicle and a female bicyclist. On arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from what appeared to be life threatening injuries. As a result of injuries suffered in the accident, the bicyclist, a female in her early twenties, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives – assigned to the Boston Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team – are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this accident. At present, the cause of the accident is still under investigation and no violations have been issued at this time.
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.
Marathon Monday Street Closings – Please Take Note of the Street Closings Scheduled for Tomorrow’s Big RaceThe picture of the enclosed sign says it all especially as it relates to Marathon Monday. If you plan on travelling around the city tomorrow, it is in your best interests to either utilize public transportation or seek alternate routes. As for street closings, there’s going to be a lot of them. In fact, the complete list of RACE DAY STREET CLOSINGS is listed below:
•Starting @ 6:00am – All streets in the vicinity of Copley Square will be closed.
•Starting @ 9:30am – All streets in the Brighton area leading into the race route will be closed.
•Starting @ 9:30am – All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue, as well as, Mass Turnpike, Exit 22, eastbound Copley Square and all streets in the Brighton area closed.
•Starting @ 10:00am – All streets west of Mass Ave in the Kenmore Square, Audubon Circle area. Red Sox game begins at 11:05am.
•BEACON STREET: From Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle). The entire length of Beacon Street in Brookline will be closed since it is part of the race route.
•BERKELEY STREET: From St. James Avenue to Newbury Street.
•BOYLSTON STREET: From Mass Ave to Arlington Street.
•CHESTNUT HILL AVENUE: From Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road).
•CLARENDON STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Stanhope Street.
•COMMONWEALTH AVENUE: From Beacon Street to Gloucester Street and from Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue.
•DALTON STREET: From Belvidere Street to Boylston Street.
•DARTMOUTH STREET: From St. James Avenue to Newbury Street.
•EXETER STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue.
•FAIRFIELD STREET: From Boylston Street to Newbury Street.
•GLOUCESTER STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street.
At about, 11:07 am, Saturday, April 06, 2013, officers from district D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call to assist housing police for a found firearm in the area of 16 East Brookline Street, Boston.
On arrival, officers observed suspects handcuffed by housing police. Housing officers stated pest control employees found two firearms in the bedroom underneath a mattress. The employees were there for a scheduled inspection for bed bugs in the apartment.
One employee stated when he lifted the mattress in the master bedroom to check for bed bugs, he observed two firearms. He informed his partner and the Boston Housing Authority Supervisor in charge of the inspection. The supervisor secured the door and contacted her supervisor. Boston Housing Police and Boston Housing Management responded and gained entrance. Upon arrival they observed a young child sitting on a chair, no adults were present. Officers brought the child into hallway with housing management while the rest of the apartment was cleared. Officers found the parents lying on the bed, not responding to verbal commands. Officers brought the suspects out of the bedroom and confirmed there were two firearms underneath the mattress. Both suspects were placed in handcuffs for their safety and officer’s safety. The child was transported to his grandmothers at the request of his mother. The suspects stated they believed the firearms belonged to their cousin visiting from Florida but could not provide any other information regarding such person.
A search warrant was later issued. Detectives recovered a sentry safe under the bed containing several other firearms and 300 rounds of ammunition. A total of five firearms, two with defaced serial numbers and one large capacity firearm, a safe and a scale were located within this apartment.
(1 large capacity defaced Glock firearm (357 caliber) with loaded, 1 Ruger firearm (380 caliber) with loaded, 1 defaced Smith and Wesson revolver firearm (38 caliber), 1 Taurus The Judge Public Defender firearm 410/45 caliber loaded, 1 North America Long Rifle loaded (22 caliber).
The suspects were placed under arrest and transported to districts to be booked. Officers located in plain view on the bedroom mirror the Pest Control Inspection Notice notifying the date of the inspection.
Dannie E. Levy, 29, of Mattapan, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Improper Storage of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
Sayira Cooper, 24, of Boston, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Improper Storage of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
The victim has been identified as Allan Chasas, 47 of Abington.
At about, 6:11pm, Saturday March 30, 2013, officers from district D-4, (South End) responded to a radio call for a fire in the area of 59 Fenway Boston.
On arrival, officers observed a working fire in the weeds in the Fens close to the Mother Rest Playground.
The Boston Fire Department also responded. Officers were told by a witness, a person maybe in the water near the scene. Investigators believe the victim ran through the weeds and jumped into the water. The victim was treated for life threatening injuries and transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he later was pronounced deceased
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 CrimeStoppers 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 wishing to remain anonymous.
Early this morning at 6:38am officers from District D-4(South End) responded to 148 West Canton Street to investigate a man down.
On arrival officers located an unknown white male wearing a brown sweater, blue jeans, brown coat, brown boat shoes and red hat lying face down on the stairs. The male was pronounced deceased on scene. No visible injuries or trauma were observed on the victim.
Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.
To help the investigation anonymously, community members can call the CrimeStoppers 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 capacity.
At about 9:21pm on Monday, March 18, 2013 officers from District 4(South End) responded to the area of 760 Boylston Street (Charlesmark Hotel).
Officers spoke with the bartender who stated two male suspects ordered 2 Coronas and a Hennessey, and paid with a $100 (USC) bill and received change. A third male wearing a white hoodie and Yankees ball cap ordered a Hennessey and also paid with $100 (USC) bill and also received change. A male witness on scene stated to the officers the three men were seated together behind him, and he observed the exchanges with the bartender. After the men finished their drinks they left the bar.
Upon further investigation the bartender observed the money left for the tabs to have a “ghost image” of Lincoln and suspecting the bills were counterfeit he followed two of the male suspects into the Sola at 710 Boylston Street (Hotel Lenox). The third suspect proceeded on Boylston Street towards Fairfield Street and made good his escape.
As officers spoke with the suspects, a witness informed officers he had observed the two suspects drop money on the floor behind them. Officers retrieved (8) $100 bills.
Felix Perez, 23, and Dana Leyland, 29, both of Rhode Island were arrested and charged with Possession of Counterfeit Notes and Uttering or Publishing False Writings.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding of this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call District D-4 detectives at (617) 343-5619.
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.
BPD District D-4 (South End), Boston Police Athletic League and the Blackstone Community Center: Lenox-Camden Swim Team
Officers assigned to the Community Service Office at district D-4 (South End) continue to work closely with our community partners in order to keep our neighborhood kids safe and healthy.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to two of our biggest partners, the Boston Police Athletic League and the Blackstone Community Center.
Our officers have been providing transportation and guidance to a group of children from Lenox-Camden who joined a swimming program. A venue change to The Blackstone Community Center, as well, as some well needed funds provided by PAL has enabled us to keep this successful program alive! http://www.bpdnews.com/wordpress/wp-admin/upload.php
The kids love it and we thank our community partners for all of their help!
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