Father Who Leaves Infant Alone in Vehicle is Charged with Possession of Drugs and Child Endangerment
On arrival, officers were flagged down by a witness who stated a baby was locked in an unattended motor vehicle. The motor vehicle was parked in front of 24 Greenville Street and across from 21 Greenville. The witness stated he observed the baby inside the vehicle and asked others in the area if they knew where the parent/owner of the vehicle might have gone. Upon investigation the officer observed a young infant appearing to be 3 months of age locked in the unattended car with the windows only slightly cracked. Officers were attempting to safely gain access to the vehicle when a White Hispanic male emerged from 21 Greenville Street. The male subject approached the officers and appeared to be nervous. The subject identified himself as baby’s father and the owner of the motor vehicle. . Upon further inquiry, the subject now identified as the suspect stated he went into a friend’s apartment to buy “cologne.” Officer observed had a number “No Trespassing” signs clearly posted on the building which is a known drug location. The suspect was unable or unwilling to reveal the address or name of the seller of the cologne. It also appeared to the officers, through their training and experience that the suspect may have been under influence of alcohol and or narcotics. Officers, fearing for the safety of all persons on-scene, conducted a pat frisk of the suspect. and discovered a white rock-like substance consistent with crack cocaine. The suspect was then handcuffed and charged with Possession of a Class ‘B’ Substance. During a subsequent search incident to arrest, officers discovered a green leafy substance in a white paper fold believed to be marijuana and a spring loaded black and silver knife greater than one and half inches in length located in his vest breast pocket.
The infant child was treated and transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center. The child’s mother was notified and advised of the child’s location.
Carlos Maldonado, 41, Jamaica Plain, is charged with Possession of a Class B Substance, Possession of a Class D Substance (civil), Carrying a Per Se Weapon and Reckless Endangerment of a Child.
Street Robberies: 9
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1
Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Vehicle Breaks: 17
Residential Break-ins: 12
Commercial Break-ins: 3
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.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
May 13, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry signed a memorandum of understanding with Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward Davis on May 13 to increase cooperation aimed at building foreign law enforcement capacity.
The Boston Police Department has a long history of promoting partnerships in both the public and private sectors to reduce violence and strengthen public safety initiatives. Plans for this new partnership predate the marathon bombings in the Secretary’s hometown.
The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) operates in more than 80 countries and has come to rely on U.S. police experts to develop cross-border linkages to fight modern criminal threats.
The INL Bureau has more than 50 formal and informal police, justice, and corrections partnerships across the United States.
The Department of State benefits by tapping into the unique skill sets, knowledge, and expertise of active serving police officers, corrections officers, and legal professionals.
State and local partners expand their ties to countries with which their communities have links, develop new skill sets, and represent their country.
Host country counterparts benefit from working with active-serving U.S. counterparts and learning their proven law enforcement methods.
The international relationships developed through these programs are often useful to U.S. police departments as they address the challenges of combating foreign criminal networks.
In this instance, the State Department and Boston Police Department will now complete final negotiations over what specific regions and types of exchanges the partnership shall entail.
For further information, please contact [email protected]
Officers stood side by side at attention, family members held back tears, Honor Guards marched as the boom of the Gaelic Column rang through air at the intersection of Centre and Moriane Streets. Passersby asked “what’s going on?” Officers answered a dedication to a fallen hero.
Sherman Griffiths worked as a dedicated detective for the Boston Police Department, fighting against crime, during a time when the drug war was at its peak. But that was not only what made up the man called Detective Sherman Griffiths.
Sherman Griffiths was a father of two lovely daughters, who spoke of the memories they hold on to through letters, pictures and stories, he left intuitively behind.
He was a husband, that even twenty five years later, his wife beamed with pride when looking at the dedication plaque, that will hang in the neighborhood her husband protected.
He was the friend that so many people came out to remember, it took almost the whole ceremony for his family to say hello to everyone.
He was the coworker that put smiles on officer’s faces, when reminiscing about the good old days with Sherman.
He was the brother that inspired 5 of his brothers, to follow in his foot steps and become Boston Police Officers.
He was the hero, that gave his life for others and this is how he will be remembered.
Godspeed Detective Sherman Griffiths, may you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.
On arrival, officers observed a male victim inside the cemetery suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. EMS responded and the victim was pronounced deceased.
Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.
On arrival, officer spoke to witness, who stated an argument ensued between the victim and suspect. The witness stated the suspect then stabbed the victim and fled on foot. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4275.
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.
On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those Federal, State and Municipal Police Officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.
In 1994, the 103rd Congress, as part of the Violent Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, amended Public Law 87-726. President William J. Clinton then signed Public Law 103-322, which directs that the American Flag on all government buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15 of each year.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, the American Flag will be flown at half-staff on all police buildings to honor and remember the Boston Police Officers and all other police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On this day, May 15th 2013, our country will not have to empathize, with citizens of yesteryear, how it feels to morn one of their very own Police Officers. On this day, we will all hold the pain close to our hearts. Remembering the great sacrifice that officers today, yesterday and tomorrow will make for the blanket of comfort they provide to us. Godspeed officers, may you rest in peace.
Community Event Reminder: Boston Police Hero Sign Dedication Ceremony for Detective Sherman Griffiths
EVENT: Boston Police Hero Sign Dedication Ceremony
Detective Sherman Griffiths
Killed in the line of duty on February 17, 1988
25 year anniversary
DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2013
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Moraine Street, Jamaica Plain (next to Canary Square Restaurant at South Huntington Avenue)
ATTENDING: Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Members of Boston Police Command Staff, Officers and Staff, BPD Unions, Detective Griffiths family and friends including BPD members.
Sherman Griffiths was born on December 3, 1951; he served in the Massachusetts National Guard from 1971 to 1977; he was appointed to the Boston Police Department on April 4, 1980; he served in several districts before being reassigned to the Drug Control Unit where he served with distinction and while assigned to the DCU, was rated a Detective on November 4, 1987; Detective Griffiths was killed in the line of duty on February 18, 1988. He had been promoted to Detective just 3 months prior to his death.
On February 18, 1988 the Drug Control Unit conducted a raid on a barricaded apartment, suspected as a drug outlet on Bellevue Street in Dorchester. Detective Griffiths was one of several plainclothes detectives involved in the raid when he was shot by a bullet fired through the door. Detective Griffiths succumbed to the injury. In articles written in local newspapers, Detective Griffiths was described as a “gentle giant and someone who would want us to be even more aggressive in making the streets and neighborhoods safe. Sherman knew that a better and safer community for his children and for all our children necessitated his getting involved. He was loved by his family and admired by his peers” (various sources BPD & external).
Detective Griffiths is survived by his wife Deidre and their daughters Hilary (age 6 at the time of Detective Griffiths death) and Melanie (age 4 at the time of Detective Griffiths death). He is also survived by his brothers (noted above).