Police Briefs 10-08-2020

Downtown Capt. Collars Rape Suspect

At about 6 a.m., on Monday September 28, members of the BPD Sexual Assault Unit responded to a call for an assault with intent to rape in the area of the Boston Public Garden in Downtown Boston. On arrival, detectives spoke with the victim who stated that she was walking inside the park when she was approached by a male suspect who placed his hand over her mouth while making sexually explicit threats and attempting to remove an article of clothing on the victim. The victim was able to free herself from the suspect’s grasp and flee to safety. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s with slim to medium build and short black dreadlocks.

Then, at about 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) and detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit made an onsite arrest of the suspect, Luan Maxwell, 30-years-old, of Boston, with Downtown Capt. Robert Ciccolo giving chase and making the arrest. While on patrol, officers received information regarding the location of the suspect and further observed him walking on Boylston Street towards Washington Street. Upon seeing officers, the male fled onto Beech Street and across Kneeland Street, where he was apprehended by Captain Ciccolo of and detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit, on Harrison Avenue. Maxwell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court for Assault with Intent to Rape.

BPD Remembers

The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Sergeant William F. Healey who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 2, 1946. Sgt. Healey was shot and killed while confronting two armed gunmen found burglarizing a home at 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston.

Sgt. Healey was 48 years old and had been with the department for 18 years at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and their two daughters.

Sgt. Healey is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, panel 36, west line 9, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign is placed in honor and memory of Sgt. Healey in front of 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston on District D-4 (South End).

Pedestrian Hit

At about 4:23 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian struck in the area of Boylston Street and Charles Street in Boston. On arrival, officers observed a black pick-up truck which had collided with the gate to the Public Garden. Officers could not immediately locate the operator, but did observe an adult female victim lying unconscious on the ground inside of the park gate. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses on scene provided a description of the suspect who was observed fleeing the scene by casually walking across Charles Street attempting to blend in with the crowd. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and his description was broadcast via BPD Operations, to no avail.

While officers were writing the incident report, they were made aware that an individual had reported his truck had been stolen. Officers confirmed that the stolen truck was in fact the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian at Boylston Street and Charles Street.

At about 8:30 p.m., detectives observed a male matching the description of the suspect in the area of Washington Street and School Street. As they approached the male and engaged him in conversation, the male identified himself and officers immediately discovered he had provided an alias. The male, who had two active warrants, was placed under arrest. The male was identified as the suspect in the hit and run and was subsequently transported to the district station.

Officers arrested Keith Andrade, 58, of Boston. Andrade is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Personal Injury. Additionally, Andrade had two active warrants out of Boston District Court for Larceny from a Person.

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