Police Briefs 09-24-2020

Boston Man Dies in Triple Shooting

At about 7:46 p.m. on Friday, September 18, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Hammond Street and Westminster Street in the South End. Upon arrival, officers located three adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to local area hospitals, two with non-life-threatening injuries and one with life-threatening injuries. The victim suffering life-threatening injuries later succumbed to his injuries. That victim has since been identified as Dennis Mejia, 43, of Boston.

Peapod Delivery Truck Stolen, Found in Jp

At about 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a larceny of a motor vehicle in the area of 10 E. Springfield St. in the South End. On arrival, officers spoke to the witness who stated he was making a Peapod grocery delivery in the area when an unknown male jumped into the delivery truck and took off in an unknown direction. The victim provided a description of the male as well as pertinent information about the delivery truck. A short time later, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) observed the truck driving on School Street in Jamaica Plain. Detectives followed the vehicle before it came to a stop in the driveway at 12 School St. and placed the operator under arrest.

Officers arrested Wilfredo Burgos, 40, of Hyde Park. Burgos was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. 

Man Threatens to Stab People

At about 7:03 p.m., on Thursday, September 17, 2020, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person with a knife in the area of 794 Massachusetts Ave.

Boston Police Operations informed officers that Boston Public Health Commission police officers had reported seeing a black male with no shirt on, in possession of a knife threatening to stab people.

Officers located the male, later identified as Christian Tomlinson, 29, of Mattapan, in the area of Northampton Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard. Officers observed Tomlinson to be shirtless and profusely sweating. As officers approached Tomlinson he began to act erratically, rolling around on the sidewalk and moaning. Officers requested Boston EMS to respond to the scene for Tomlinson to be evaluated. For officer, EMS, and Hospital staff safety, all bags and persons transported by Boston EMS to hospitals are pat frisked for weapons. Officers recovered a silver Winchester .38 Special Revolver from Tomlinson’s backback. The weapon was not loaded but officers did recover four rounds of .38 mm ammunition from inside of the bag. Boston EMS transported Tomlinson to a local area hospital for further evaluation. Tomlinson was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Scooter Accident Reveals Loaded Gun

At about 6:21 p.m., on Wednesday, September 16, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm after a moped crash in the area of 599 Harrison Ave. While parked in the lot of District D-4, officers heard a loud crash in the area of the aforementioned location. An off-duty officer notified officers that he had observed a green moped traveling on Plympton Street towards Harrison Avenue. The off-duty officer stated that the moped had crashed after the operator popped a wheelie which caused the moped to go straight into the air before crashing to the ground.

Officers proceeded to the scene where Boston University Officers were rendering aid to the operator of the moped. The BU Officers stated the male operator had been driving recklessly, speeding and running red lights all throughout the area. Boston EMS and Boston Fire responded to the scene, and while treating the operator, they were forced to cut the straps off of the backpack he had been wearing. When officers took possession of the backpack, they recovered a Ruger 9mm firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition. Officers secured the firearm which was encased within a sock. The operator was taken into custody. The operator was transported to a local hospital where medical personnel discovered a medium sized plastic bag containing fentanyl. Officers arrested Marcus Johnson, 35, of Roxbury. Johnson was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Armed Career Criminal Level 2, Driving to Endanger, and Possession of Class A Drugs.

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