Yesterday, Monday, November 15, 2010 around 12:38PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested suspect, Demare K. Gary, of Roxbury and charged him with Possession of Class B, Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute within 1,000’ of a School Zone.
The suspect came to be placed under arrest as a result of a 911 call to 22 Elm Hill Avenue/The Walnut Grove Head Start to investigate a child. En route, officers were advised that staff at the daycare/pre-school had found what they believed to be crack cocaine inside a three year old child’s sneaker.
On arrival, officers spoke to the staff at the school who explained to officers that the child had complained about her foot hurting and when a teacher removed her shoe to try to fix, they located a plastic bag inside her shoe with what appeared to be numerous individually packaged bags of crack cocaine. Once the substance was found inside the child’s shoe, it was brought to the program director’s office who notified the police and the Department of Children and Families. Once the shoe was removed from the child’s foot to be brought to the program director, she expressed concern to the school staff saying, “Where is my shoe? Mommy is going to be mad at me. (The teacher) took my candy my mom put in my shoe. Where’s (the teacher)?” When asked by staff where she had gotten the (candy) from? The child responded and stated, “My mommy! My mommy did it last night. My mommy put it in my shoes and said it was candy.”
Officers then spoke with the child’s mother who told officers that she was not aware of the substance believed to crack cocaine in the child’s shoe. The mother went on to state that she put on the child’s shoes this morning during which she complained about her foot hurting. The mother stated that she loosened the child’s shoes and dropped her off at school at her regular time. After speaking to all the parties, officers took custody of the child’s shoe which had seventeen (17) individually packaged plastic bags of a substance believed to be crack cocaine.
After speaking to all the parties above, officers had a conversation with the suspect who is the mother’s boyfriend, who has another child in common with her. The suspect, after conversation with officers, admitted that he had put the crack cocaine in the child’s shoes the night before and had forgotten about it. The suspect was consequently placed under arrest after his admission and charged with trhe above offenses.
Last night around 11:29PM, officer from the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit) arrested suspect, Christian Scott, 18 of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.
Officers from the Gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Stanwood Street when they observed the suspect walking. Officers observed the suspect immediately appear to become agitated and alarmed upon seeing them. Officers, attention drawn to the suspect, observed him place his hands at his waist and make a downward motion toward the ground while passing in front of 114 Stanwood Streets. The suspect then stuffed both his hands back into his jacket pocket, clenched his jacket tightly and started walking away. The suspect appeared to be noticeably alarmed, staring at officers as they passed by, breathing fast and heavy.
Officers, at this point, based on their training, experience, knowledge of the area and the suspect’s behavior and actions believed that the suspect had possibly discarded a weapon and/or may be attempting to conceal additional weapons. Officers stopped their cruiser and approached the suspect for the purpose of conducting a threshold inquiry to further investigate their belief. As officers approached the suspect, he immediately pulled his hands out of his pocket and stated, ‘Yo, I got nothing!” Officers observed the suspect shaking nervously and looking up and down Stanwood St. as if looking for an escape route. The officers pat frisked the suspect and went to look in the area where the suspect had made a downward motion. A pat frisk revealed nothing on the suspect but a search of the area where he had made the downward motion revealed a loaded firearm. It should be noted that the suspect was stopped only 15’ from where the gun was found. Further, the gun was found on the top layer of leaves in the front yard of the area where the suspect was observed throwing the object.
The suspect was placed under arrest after he gave an explanation as to why he was carrying the gun and transported to the district station for booking.
Last night around 6:43PM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a hit and run motor accident at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave. and River Street.
On arrival, officers spoke to the occupants of two cars who had been struck by a suspect motor vehicle which fled the scene Cummins Hwy. toward Roslindale Square. Officers, after getting the information about the direction of flight, proceeded in that direction and caught up to the suspect motor vehicle near the intersection of Cummins Hwy and Favre Street. Officers followed the suspect motor which was traveling on only three wheels with lights and sirens to Cummins Hwy and Mt. Calvary St. where the suspect vehicle finally stopped. It should be noted that the suspect was operating on only three wheels during the time that she was followed by officers with sparks flying from the contact of the rim to the pavement.
Once stopped, officers approached the car the operator just stared blankly at officers despite being ordered out of the vehicle. Officers eventually unlocked the suspect’s car door and officers asked the suspect operator if she had noticed that the police patrol wagon that had been behind her for some time with lights and sirens and she replied that she had not. Suspect operator was asked if she recalled hitting some vehicles in Mattapan Square and she exclaimed, “No, I didn’t!” Officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car and observed the suspect’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Officers asked the suspect operator if she had anything to drink and she replied, “I had a couple of drinks.” Officers additionally observed the suspect’s speech to be heavy and slurred.
The suspect was asked to exit the car for the purpose of taking some sobriety tests and upon exiting, was immediately observed to be unsteady on her feet. Several sobriety tests were administered to the operator and she failed all of them. Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers formed the opinion that the suspect’s ability to safely operate her car had been compromised by virtue of her consumption of alcohol. The suspect, Anne Michalik, 53 of Roslindale was arrested and charged with Operating under the Influence of Alcohol, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Property Damage.
Last night around 10:10PM, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) arrested suspect, Avismael Mercado, 24 of Roslindale and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Revocation, Refusal to Submit to Officers and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.
Officers were traveling on Washington St. when they noticed a cloud of white smoke in the area of 3552 Washington Street causing cars traveling on that street to come to a stop due to lack of visibility. Officers pulled to the side of the road and shortly after doing so, observed several ‘low rider’ cars in a nearby lot and smelled burnt car tires. Shortly after making note of this, officers observed one of these cars pull out of the lot at a high rate of speed, screeching its tires with smoke coming from the rear of the car.
Officers followed the car as it sped out of the driveway of this lot and saw it turn off of Washington St. to Burnett Street. There, the operator quickly exited the car and attempted to walk away from his car despite officers orders to stay in the car. The suspect ignored officers’ orders and instead proceeded into a nearby back yard and attempted to flee from officers. Officers pursued the suspect and once they caught up to him, attempted to stop him from climbing the fence. The suspect pushed officers in an attempt to escape and it took some time before officers could gain control of the suspect.
Once placed under arrest, officers determined that the suspect had a revoked license and consequently was appropriately charged with the above offenses.
Yesterday afternoon around 12:19PM, officers from the Youth Violence Task Force (Gang Unit) were on patrol in the Franklin Hill area, which had construction crews on the street, when they observed a car being driven at an excessive speed in light of the construction.
Officers conducted a traffic stop in the rear of 56 Franklin Hill Ave. and there approached the occupants of the car. During the traffic stop, officers spoke to both occupants of the car and noticed that the passenger was nervous and never made eye contact with officers and instead looked down and back and forth. Officers engaged the passenger in conversation during the time that the operator’s information was being processed and noticed a black metallic object sticking out from underneath his buttocks, and also a container with BB pellets in the car. Based on the totality of circumstances, officers fearing that the passenger may be armed asked him to exit the car at which point a partially open knife fell from underneath him.
Once the suspect got out of the car, officers surveyed the car and observed a noticed a pair of gray shorts on the back seat wrapped up in a ball with the handle of what appeared to be a firearm sticking out of it. Officers placed both occupants of the car in handcuffs after confirming that this indeed was a firearm and both stated that they did not have a license to carry a firearm. Suspects, Charles Whittington, 33 of Dorchester and Anthony Silva, 33 of Dedham were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Suspect Silva, the operator of the car was additionally cited for Speeding.
Early this morning around 12:53AM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) were on patrol in the area of Dorchester Ave and Park St. when they observed a pick-up truck weaving and being operated on the wrong side of the road.
Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and requested a copy of the operator’s license and registration. During the initial conversation, officers immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect’s breath. Officers asked the suspect/operator where he was coming from and he stated to officers that he had just left a bar where he consumed about four (4) beers. After telling officers this, the suspect told officers that didn’t live too far and just wanted to go home. During this continuing conversation, officers noticed that the suspect was slurring his speech in addition to smelling like alcohol.
Officers, believing that the suspect was operating under the influence of alcohol, asked him to step out of his car in order to perform some field sobriety tests. While exiting his car, the suspect was unsteady on his feet and had to place his hand on his car to maintain his balance. Officers then provided the suspect with instructions for the tests. While providing the suspect instructions for the tests, the suspect consistently interrupted officers and failed to follow instructions. After some time, officers were able to provide instructions and directions to the suspect who failed all three tests given to him.
Having failed all three tests given to him, officers formed the belief that the suspect’s right to safely operate his car was substantially diminished due to consumption of alcohol. The suspect, Barry Rampersad, 40 of Dorchester was placed under arrest and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for Failure to Stay to the Right and Weaving Between Lanes.
Yesterday afternoon, officers from the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, and agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) arrested suspect, David L. Huffman, 53 of Roxbury and charged him with Trafficking Class A over 100 Grams, Trafficking Class B over 200 Grams, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.
Officers, armed with a search warrant, responded 22 Hansford Place and started surveillance, awaiting the arrival of the suspect. The suspect arrived shortly after the surveillance started and officers stopped him, identified themselves and showed him a copy of the search warrant. Officers secured a key to the suspect’s apartment from him and successfully entered the suspect’s apartment without incident.
Pursuant to execution of the search warrant, officers recovered/seized:
- Over a 100 Grams of Heroin
- Over 300 Grams of Cocaine
- A Smith and Wesson Handgun
- Numerous Drug Paraphernalia
- Over $22, 000.00 in cash
- Large Capacity Feeding Device
The suspect will be arraigned at Roxbury District Court today.
Yesterday, 11/08/10, afternoon around 12:54PM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the 105 Chauncy St. for a robbery in progress.
On arrival, officers met with the victim who reported that she was standing in the rear of 105 Chauncy St. which is actually located on Harrison Ave. Extension when she was approached by the suspect, described as a black male, about 6’1”, medium build, wearing a navy blue and red striped hooded sweatshirt. According to the victim, the suspect walked up to her and asked her a couple of questions which she could not answer and as a result referred him to security inside the building. The suspect then walked into the building and came back a short while later and again approached the victim as if to ask her another question but instead grabbed her I-Pod out of her hand and fled down Harrison Ave Extension.
The victim followed the suspect and observed jump into the driver’s seat of a car parked near the intersection of Harrison Ave. Extension and Essex Street. The victim was able to provide officers a description of the car along with a registration despite the fact that the suspect fled the scene. Officers broadcast a description of the car along with the registration to other units in the district and nearby districts.
A short time after the description of the car and its registration was broadcast, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) stopped the suspect’s car on Putnam Street. The operator matching the suspect description was placed under arrest and transported to District 2 for booking. There, post Miranda, the suspect admitted to stealing the victim’s I-Pod. The suspect, Derric L. Fisher, 21, of Roxbury was arrested and charged Unarmed Robbery.
This afternoon around 1:43PM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the intersection of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue/Blessed Mother Teresa Church for a carjacking. On arrival, officers learned that the suspect of the carjacking had committed a breaking and entering on Howes Street shortly before the carjacking and had been fleeing the scene when he committed the carjacking.
On arrival, officers spoke to the victim of the carjacking who reported that he was a driving a bridal party and had just arrived at the church when the suspect carjacked him. The victim described the suspect as a white, non-Hispanic male, about 40 years of age, 6’0” tall and 180 lbs with medium build. The victim further reported that the suspect opened the door to the car, threw two bags into the car and demanded that the victim “start driving!” The victim initially refused to do the suspect’s bidding and a struggle ensued. During this struggle the victim was punched several times and was eventually thrown out of the limousine. After forcing the victim/driver out of the car, the suspect went on to order several members of the bridal party who were in the back of the limousine out of the car.
The suspect then fled the scene with the limousine heading toward Edward Everett Square but not before striking a nearby US Postal car.
Officers later recovered the stolen limousine in the area of 31 West 5th Street in South Boston.
Around 2:45AM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the intersection of Washington and Kneeland Streets for a motor vehicle accident where one of the parties was reporting the other one to be drunk.
On arrival, officers spoke to the caller/victim who reported that she was proceeding through a green light on Kneeland St. at the intersection of Washington St. when she was struck by the suspect who was traveling inbound on Washington Street and had a red light. Officers then spoke to the operator of the other car who admitted to officers that he had consumed one drink. The suspect was unsteady on his feet, had glassy eyes, slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol while talking to officers. Based on their observation, officers formed the opinion that the suspect was operating under the influence of alcohol. As a result, officers offered the suspect to perform sobriety tests to confirm or refute the officers’ beliefs that he was incapable of safely operating his vehicle.
The suspect agreed to perform the sobriety tests and failed the first test by failing to recite the alphabet in while by skipping letter s and stopping at the letter ‘T.’ The suspect then failed both the ‘nine step walk and turn’ test and the ‘one legged stand.’ Having failed all the sobriety tests, officers confirmed their belief that the suspect’s ability to safely operate his car had been compromised by his consumption of alcohol. The suspect, Marlon S. Pina, 39 of West Roxbury was then arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol.