Self-Proclaimed Golf Pro Gets T’d OffAt 4:12AM on Wednesday, July 30, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a man smashing windows at the Black Rose Bar, located at 180 State Street. On arrival, officers identified Michael Gaffney, 32, of Woburn, as the suspect.
According to an on-duty security guard at the bar, Mr. Gaffney used a golf club to smash the bar’s windows. He appeared to be extremely intoxicated, and yelled various lewd insults at the officers on the scene. He threatened to “beat them” once he was freed from their handcuffs. He also demanded that he be let go since he was “a golf professional”.
The officers placed the suspect under arrest for destruction of property and disturbing the peace. He was transported to the District A-1 station for booking, and was treated by EMS for injuries that he claimed were sustained during a bar fight earlier in the evening.
Shooting Incident at 262 Magnolia Street
This morning around 12:03AM, officer from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to 289 Magnolia Street on a report of a person shot.
On arrival, officers located the victim, a 20 year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was conscious, informed officers that he heard what sounded like three gunshots started running, collapsed and was able to get up and run to 262 Magnolia Street.
EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Boston Medical Center where doctors determined his injuries to be non-life threatening, and he was said to be in stable condition.
Officers, at the scene of the incident, spoke to security guard who reported to them that they had pursued a possible suspect towards Greenheys St. but had lost him. Officers responded to the area where the suspect had last been seen fleeing, and were able to find a firearm.
The facts and circumstances of this incident are currently under investigation by District B-2 detectives. Anyone with information is asked to contact B-2 detectives at (617) 343-4275. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous should contact the CrimeStoppers Unit at (617) 494-TIPS or text ‘TIPS’ to CRIME (27463).
No Hiding from BPD Canine’s Nose
About 1:51AM this morning, officer from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) observed a power outage in the vicinity of Columbus Ave. and Bragdon Street.
Officers, cognizant of a history of breaks to the Walgreen’s Pharmacy located at 1890 Columbus Ave. during power outages, directed their information to its perimeter. On scene, officers observed a broken front window, and the alarm lights flashing inside the store.
Numerous units responded to the store to secure all access points. Verbal commands were issued to any individual in the store to come out but no one came out. After some time, a canine officer responded and entered the store with canine, Cuba. During a search of the building, canine officer Cuba was able to successfully locate the suspect hiding inside the store.
The suspect, Andrew Edwards, 50, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Possession of Burglarious Tools.
Urinating on a Police Cruiser…Never a Good Idea!
At approximately 3:07AM this morning, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) were flagged down by a park ranger while patrolling in the area of 170 Tremont Street.
Once stopped, officers were informed by the park ranger that she had been approached by a passerby that there was a heavily intoxicated male wandering through the park. The park ranger additionally informed officers that she had attempted to speak to the drunk male but he had refused to heed any of the park ranger’s instructions. The drunk male was told several times to leave the Boston Common area but he had refused despite the fact that there are clearly posted signs indicating no trespassing after 11:00PM.
Officers were then informed that the suspects after failing to heed any and all orders of the park rangers pulled out his penis and urinated all the side of the park rangers’ vehicle.
The suspect, James N. Vachon, 31, of Boston was arrested and charged with Open and Gross Lewdness and Trespassing.