Suspect Arrested with FirearmOn Sunday, May 4, 2008, officers from District B-3, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, Boston Police SWAT team, Homicide Unit, and Youth Violence Strike Force arrested suspect, Mohammed Kaba, 21, of Roslindale who was wanted on outstanding warrants for Possession of Class B, Distribution of Class B, Distribution of Class B within a School Zone, Assault and Battery, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Resisting Arrest.
Based on an ongoing investigation, officers had received information that the suspect would be in the area of 614 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. Officers observed the suspect inside the Hip Zeppi clothing store and approached him to confirm his identity when he bolted toward the front door and attempted to avoid arrest. Officers were waiting at the front door anticipating the suspects attempted escape and engaged him in a struggle after he broke the glass front door of the store. After a brief but violent struggle officers were able to place the suspect in handcuffs and arrest him.
After being placed under arrest, officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect and recovered a loaded firearm from his waistband, and an additional magazine clip. Further check of the suspect revealed him to be in possession of several bags of marijuana.
The suspect was transported to District B-3 for booking where he was further charged in addition to the outstanding warrants with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Magazine, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of Class D, Possession of Class with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Resisting Arrest, and Being an Armed career Criminal.
The suspect, after being placed under arrest and transported to the district station for booking, intimated to officers that he would have started shooting at officers if he had made it out of the store.
Trespassing Investigation Leads to Arrests of Six
Around 5:44pm yesterday, Sunday, May 4, 2008, officers from District B-3 (Dorchester and Mattapan) responded to 214 Harvard St. in Dorchester to conduct an inspection of the hallways due to numerous complaints of teenagers trespassing, hanging out in the hallways, and smoking marijuana.
Officers responded to the building and conducted a cursory search of the hallways when they observed a group of teenagers, 4 males and three females, passing a lit marijuana cigarette around. As the group made note of the officers, they dropped the marijuana cigarette. Officers approached the group and found a bag of marijuana on the floor next to one of the suspects. Officers spoke to the suspects, and were told that the bag of marijuana specifically belonged to one individual in the group.
Officers, based on their observations and experiences, decided to place the four males under arrest for trespassing, and possession of the marijuana. As officers were placing the four males under arrest, they asked the three females to step aside so as to expedite the process. While placing one the male suspects under arrest, the three females attacked two of the officers, punching, and kicking them. Other officer on scene then assisted the officers under attack and placed the three female suspects under arrest. One of the male suspects escaped during the attack by the female suspects.
The three female suspects, an 11-year old, a 14-year old, and a 16 year old all from Dorchester were arrested and charged Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Aiding the Escape of a Prisoner. Three male suspects, Josiah sterling, 18 of West Roxbury, Lennie Lubin, 19, of Boston and a 13-year old from Dorchester were arrested and charged with Trespassing and Possession of Class D.
Multi-Agency Efforts Nabs Purse Snatcher
Last night around 10:33pm, a combined effort of Northeastern P.D., an Allied Barton Security guard and Boston Police officers from District D-4 (South End) resulted in the arrest of suspect, Edward T. Hall, 44, of Boston who was charged with larceny from a Person.
Offices initially responded to the area of Camden St. and Columbus Ave. for a call for larceny from a person/unarmed robbery. On arrival, officers located the victim who reported to officers the suspect walked up to her and asked her for change and when she started to give the suspect change, he grabbed her wallet and fled. The victim started yelling for help when an unidentified young male witness chased the suspect through Carter playground. The suspect stopped at the Northeastern parking lot located on Camden St. when the victim yelled to a security guard at the lot who then notified Northeastern police. Northeastern P.D. responded to the suspect’s location and detained him until officers from District D-4 responded and placed him under arrest.