Hole in Ceiling Leads to Firearm ArrestYesterday night around 10:35PM, officers and detectives from District E-18 (Hyde Park) arrested suspect, Jimmy R. Moreno, 18, of Roslindale and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm within 500’ of a Dwelling.
Officers were first called to 20 Fawndale Rd. in Roslindale to investigate what appeared to be a bullet that the first floor residents had found on their floor after coming back from vacation. In addition, the victims had also observed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the ceiling of a back porch. Based on their observation, officers determined that the bullet had been fired from an upstairs apartment.
Officers responded to the upstairs apartment and there spoke o the tenant of record who told officers that her son (suspect Moreno) occupied the bedroom above where the bullet hole had been found. Officers then spoke to the suspect who initially stated that he knew nothing of the bullet hole that had been found, but upon finding the hole in the suspect’s bedroom, he exclaimed to officers and detectives on scene, “OK, OK, I’ll tell you where the gun is!” the suspect then admitted to officers that he had a gun and directed them to underneath the suspect’s mattress. There, officers located and recovered loaded semi-automatic 45. caliber handgun.
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested after Stabbing Victim
This morning around 4:30AM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to 1651 Washington St. for a report of a person stabbed with possible life threatening injuries.
On arrival, officers observed EMTs on scene attending to the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was rushed to Boston Medical Center by ambulance and en route to the hospital provided an officer in the ambulance with a description of the suspect and the events that precipitated the attempted robbery and stabbing.
The victim reported that she was walking on Washington St. when she was approached from behind by the suspect who asked for a cigarette. The victim stated that when she turned around, the suspect attempted to take the money that she had in her hand and her backpack from her. The victim reported that when she resisted the suspect’s attempts to rob her he started stabbing her. The victim then provided officers with a suspect description and direction of flight.
At about 5:08AM, half an hour after the incident, officers were traveling in the area of Harrison Ave. and East Lennox St. when they observed a black male matching the suspect description who was walking in a hurried pace and continually looked back at the cruiser. As officers drove up to the suspect, they noticed that the suspect had his jacket turned inside out. Officers exited their cruiser to conduct a threshold inquiry and were immediately told by the suspect that he was coming from a relative’s house. Officers aware that the described stabbing suspect had distinctive logo on his jacket asked the suspect if something was wrong with his jacket, and asked him if they could see his jacket. The suspect complied and stated, “Yeah, go ahead, I didn’t do nothing!” The suspect removed his jacket and officers immediately observed the logo to be the same as that described to have been on the jacket of the suspect and noted that there was blood on the collar and the wrist/sleeve area of the jacket.
The suspect was detained and returned to the hospital where the victim was being treated for stab wounds to the neck/throat, and both hands. Immediately upon seeing the suspect, the victim positively identified him stating that she was 200% sure that the suspect was the same person who had attempted to rob her and stabbed her. The suspect, Willie A. Jenkins, 41, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, and Armed Robbery.