Wild Party Lands Several in Jail, One with a GunOn Sunday, March 30, 2008, around 3:11pm, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury and Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress at the intersection of Warren and Gaston Streets.
There, officers met with the victim of the assault who reported to officers that she was attending a party at 5 Wellington Ct. when she was assaulted by a group of females because they didn’t like the way she was dressed nor the way she was dancing. The victim further reported that her cell phone was taken from her and a large black male threw her down a flight of stairs when she attempted to call the police.
The victim told officers that that she thought the suspects were still at the party and officers accompanied her back to the party to try to find the suspects. On arrival at the front door, officers observed several loud people making their way out of the party, and requested additional units to assist them in trying to locate the suspects responsible for the assault on the victim.
As officers approached the threshold of the apartment, officers observed an individual charging down the stairway of the apartment armed with a handgun yelling, “I’m gonna @%$? kill you mother $!*$!!!” while pointing the gun in the direction of the officers. At this time, officers yelled “Gun!” to alert other officers of the presence of an armed gunman. Officers quickly unholstered their firearm to engage the suspect. The suspect, who was only 8-10’ from the officers then quickly retreated back up the hallway and ran back up the stairs.
Officers then entered the hallway and attempted to pursue the suspect who was now making his way up the stairs. Officers encountered a large crowd in the hallway as they pursued the suspect. One individual in the hallway attempted to obstruct the path of officers and struck an officer with his elbow. Officers had to forcefully proceed past this individual as they continued their pursuit of the suspect. As officers neared the suspect, they ordered him to drop the gun but he ignored them and continued to try to elude capture. Officers, now on the heels of the suspect, pushed ascent up the stairs causing him to lose his grip on the gun and throw the gun in the air.
Officers along with the suspect then engaged in a battle for the gun. During this battle for the gun, another individual grabbed a hold of an officer to assist the suspect in his attempt to escape and regain control of the gun. The gun, still rendered loose, now fell started to fall down the stairway when a female suspect tried to gain control of the gun. The female failed in her efforts, and consequently the gun fell between some banisters and was recovered by an officer standing below.
Officers after a violent struggle were able to secure the suspect and place him under arrest. After the arrest of the main suspect, officers were able to locate the individuals that had attempted to prevent them from capturing the armed suspect, and placed them under arrest.
The armed suspect, Esteve Diaz, 26, of the South End was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, second subsequent offense, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon: Gun, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Disorderly Conduct. Suspect, Juan Robles, 29, of Centerview who had assaulted officers while they were pursuing the armed suspect was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Suspect, Alexis Sanabria, 24, of Dorchester who grabbed officers to assist the armed suspect in eluding officers was also arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Disorderly Conduct.
B&E Suspects Gets Arrested for “Looking Into a Car”
Yesterday, Sunday, March 30, 2008 around 2:23pm, officers from District D-4 responded to 190 Warren Street in the South End for a suspect breaking into a motor vehicle.
En route, officers were advised that the suspect was a black, non-Hispanic male wearing a black jacket. On arrival, officers observed an individual matching the suspect description at the intersection of Warren St. and West Brookline Avenue. Nearby, officers located a motor vehicle with the front passenger window smashed out.
Officers spoke to the individual matching the suspect description and he reported to officers that he had only looked through the window of the car. Officers then located the owners of the car who came and inspected the car. The owner noted a number of items missing from the car, which included a pair of sunglasses, a calculator, a stopwatch, some loose change and a Marriott Hotel rewards card with the owners name on it. The noted items were then located on the suspect’s person.
The suspect, John Williams, 44, of Roxbury was then placed under arrests and charged with Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle, and Receiving Stolen Property.
Victim from 29 Linden Street Identified
At about 2:02am, on Saturday, March 29, 2008, officers from Area D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 29 Linden Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located a 25 year-old Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Beth Israel Hospital where he was later pronounced.
The victim has been identified as Luis Ortiz, 25, of Brighton.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members who wish to remain anonymous should either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.