Boston Police Department is investigating a child that was last seen in the area of 8 Hartford Street, Dorchester. Child may be with a white male, operating a black 4 door sedan, and an unknown passenger in the rear seat. The sedan has a partial license plate of the #8.
Anyone who observes the vehicle is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or 911.
At about 8:53pm, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) on a patrol in the Bromley-Heath Housing Development made an on-site arrest at 940 Parker Street, Roxbury.
While officers were on patrol, they observed a small group in the rear of 950 Parker Street. As officers approached the group, an unidentified male fled the area in a quick manner towards 940 Parker Street.
Officers spoke with three individuals that remained and during their interaction with them conducted a pat frisk for resident’s safety and officer’s safety.
While performing the pat frisk of the suspect, officers observed a spring loaded knife clipped to his front pants pocket. As officers continued to conduct the pat frisk, the suspect began to turn his body and attempted to pull away from the officer. Officer felt a hard object consistent with a grip of a firearm. The officer removed the object from the suspect’s right, rear pocket and was able to confirm it was a firearm.
Officers requested additional units to the scene and notified operations a firearm was present. The suspect was taken into custody and violently struggled with arresting officers at the scene.
The other two individuals, who were with the suspect, were released from the scene.
The male suspect, Jiwan Battiste, 33, of Dorchester, was arrested for Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Class E Drugs.
Boston Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect Wanted for Shoplifting from a CVS in Jamaica Plain
Boston Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect Wanted for Shoplifting from a CVS in Jamaica Plain
About 2:45pm, on Monday June 18th, 2012, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a larceny in progress at 704 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers spoke with the CVS manager who stated that an unknown Hispanic male entered the store and stole several cosmetic items. The manager further states that the suspect hurried out of the store and, once outside, got on a bike and fled the area. The suspect was last seen riding his bike along Centre Street towards Seaverns Ave. A search of the area proved unsuccessful. According to store employees, the suspect stole over five hundred dollars worth of merchandise.
Anyone with information relative to the suspect seen in the in-store surveillance video is asked to call Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) detectives at (617) 343-5628.
Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested only in your information, not your identity.
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Multi-Agency Cooperation Enables Area Police Departments to Team Up and Take Down Suspect Responsible for Close to 200 Breaks and Over a Million Dollars in Stolen Goods
At about 10:00am, on Monday, June 18, 2012, while assisting members of the NORPAC Task Force (Norfolk County Police Anti Crime Task Force) regarding a larger investigation relative to a series of residential breaking and entering incidents that had occurred throughout the region over the past year, detectives from the Boston Police Department and officers assigned to NORPAC approached a jewelry store located at 333 Washington Street (Unit 516) at Downtown Crossing. Investigators entered the store and, after identifying themselves as police officers, asked to speak with the owner of the store. Upon meeting the owner, officers showed and informed the owner that a search warrant had been applied for and was later granted to search the store.
A search of the store enabled officers to identify and recover several stolen items that had been reported stolen during a break which took place on May 15, 2012 in the area of 32 Garrison Street. At the time, over $80,000 dollars of worth of merchandise (including jewelry and computers) was reported stolen from that location. In addition to the location in Boston, investigators also recovered goods stolen from a location in Brookline. The total of the merchandise stolen from both locations (Boston & Brookline) is estimated at approximately $250,000.
Officers arrested the owner of the store, Florin Ghita, 62, of Weymouth, and charged him with Receiving Stolen Property.
As part of the larger investigation, investigators from several jurisdictions including Needham, Wellesley, Dedham, Norwood and Norfolk, while assigned to the NORPAC task force, in collaboration with detectives from Boston, Brookline, Westwood, Medford and Lexington were able to identify the suspect responsible for the breaks. On Monday, June 18, 2012, officers from Natick, Boston and Framingham arrested Craig Cromartie, 44, of Framingham. Cromartie is charged with three counts of Breaking & Entering at Night with Intent to Commit a Felony.
At present, additional charges are pending as investigators believe Mr. Cromartie is responsible for upwards of 200 breaks which netted over a million dollars in stolen merchandise.
Police Remind Residents To Be Vigilant Of Suspicious Neighborhood Activity:
The Boston Police Department continues to focus on the following initiatives to address concerns relative to residential break-ins. Officers also would like to take this opportunity to offer the community safety tips and prevention information.
Boston Police Initiatives Include:
- Residential break-in reports are analyzed by our Intelligence Center (BRIC) daily and officers are deployed to areas of concern.
- The BRIC has a full-time analyst dedicated to monitoring and analyzing residential break-ins.
- Detectives respond to each incident and evaluate for print and DNA evidence at the premises.
- Detectives canvass the building for possible witnesses, security footage etc.
- Detectives and Uniformed officers aggressively attempt to apprehend any persons wanted for B&E.
- Detectives work closely with local management companies to ensure that they have taken the necessary safety steps to properly secure buildings such as alarms on fire escapes etc.
- Detectives assigned to days attend arraignments of person arrested for B&E and attempt to have sufficient bail imposed and probation or parole revoked if possible.
- Community Service Officers, sometimes with the assistance of local youth, frequently distribute awareness bulletins to residents which offer prevention information.
- Officers offer complimentary home security analysis for all community members.
- Officers work closely with Court Probation to identify known B&E suspect that are active or just off probation for B&E’s. If active on probation these suspects will be visited to make sure they are in compliance of the conditions of probation. All identified suspects will be looked at for the past B&E’s on the district
- Walking beats are frequently assigned to areas identified as experiencing B&E incidents in an effort to increase uniform visibility.
- BPD has created a database of known B&E suspects for officer’s use in patrol vehicles.
- Community Service Officers continue to advise residents at all the community meetings to call 911 for suspicious individuals in and around their neighborhood.
- Community Service Officers have advised College’s to issue alerts to their students and provide them with tips on target hardening their residence.
- Boston Police Districts frequently share best practices with one another to put forth the most effective initiatives citywide.
- Use sturdy doors.
- Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.
- Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.
- Don ‘t buzz people into the building without knowing who they are
- Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.
- Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building. This can be done in a polite way and is essential.
- Lock your windows.
- When you are not at home, always lock your first floor windows.
- In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.
- Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.
- Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood
- Call your local district station and request a home security analysis.
Any community member interested in receiving a complimentary home security analysis from officers can schedule an appointment by calling your local district station. District station contact information is located at BPDNews.com.
Community members with information on residential break-ins is encouraged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department wants to assure community members that the department is only interested in what you now, not who you are.
Non-fatal Shootings: 1
Non-fatal Stabbings: 8
Street Robberies: 12
Commercial Robberies: 1
Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Residential Break-ins: 16
Commercial Break-ins: 1
Note: the information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.
On this day, Sunday, June 17, 2012, the Boston Police Department would like to thank and acknowledge all the fathers out there on this very special day. While most would readily agree that there are fewer professions more taxing and testing than that of a police officer, police officers are quick to respond and point out that, while our work may be challenging, there is no work or job more important than that of a father. So, on this day, to all the fathers out there, we thank you and wish you a very Happy Father’s Day.
Whose Idea Was It Anyway??? (History of Father’s Day)
The credit for the creation of Father’s Day belongs to Sonora Smart who smartly suggested that fathers deserved a day of thanks and appreciation. As such, the first acknowledgement of Father’s Day took place on June 19, 1910 at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington. On that day, pastors from Sonora’s church delivered a sermon celebrating and acknowledging the contributions and importance of fathers.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Forty eight years later in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.
The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in their efforts to locate Kilyn Ray Vaughn. Kilyn Ray Vaughn is a 14 year-old male from Brockton.
Kilyn Ray Vaughn was reported missing from Brockton on May 22, 2012 and was recently seen in Boston in the area of Humboldt Avenue, Elm Hill Avenue and Egleston Square (Columbus Avenue). Anyone who sees Kilyn is asked to call the Brockton Police Department at 508-941-0200 or 911.
Kilyn Ray Vaughn
The missing person is further described below:
Name: Kilyn Ray Vaughn
Age: 14 years-old
Race: Black Non-Hispanic
Weight: 120 lbs
Individuals who wish to provide information in an anonymous manner may do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently guards and protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
Update: Traffic Advisory Relative to Gasoline Spill in the area 1246 Dorchester Ave (Between Freeport & Hoyt Streets)
With the afternoon commute approaching, traffic will certainly be slowed in the area in and around 1246 Dorchester Ave from Freeport Street to Savin Hill Ave. Cleaning crews are actively working in the area from last night’s oil spill.
As such, motorists are asked and encouraged to seek alternative routes detouring them away from the impacted location.
At about 10:00am, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were in the area of School Street and Mendell Way and observed a group of about 40-50 people protesting.
Upon further investigation, officers observed the group in front 3 Mendell Street protesting an eviction. Officers spoke with organizer who stated they were trying to persuade the bank that initiated the foreclosure eviction to delay the process and to renegotiate.
Officers observed a constable on scene who was serving the eviction on behalf of the bank. The constable had a court order issued by Boston Housing Court to remove anyone occupying the property.
Officers announced their office and instructed the protesters on the property of 3 Mendell Way to leave the property or be arrested.
After being advised numerous times to leave the property of 3 Mendell Way, officers arrested the following persons for Trespassing:
1. Dominic A. Desiata, 30, of East Boston
2. Kenneth P. Tilton, 55, of Jamaica Plain
3. Louise Profumo, 63, of Roxbury
4. Elizabeth Ann Malia, 62, of Jamaica Plain
5. Romina Green, 33, of Medford
6. Maria Christina Blanco, 35, of Jamaica Plain
At about 21:19pm, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person shot at 279 Centre Street. On arrival, officers along with Boston Housing Officers observed three people suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Officers observed a male victim, suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wounds to his arms. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries,
Officers observed a 27 year old, male victim, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his left calf area. The victim was transported to Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.
Officers observed a 22 year old, male victim, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District E-13 detectives at (617) 343-5628.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.