CAR STOP LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS AND ONE GUN RECOVERED
At about 6:45pm, on Saturday, June 19, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Hancock Street when they observed a car traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers then observed the car take a right turn without activating its turn signal. As a result, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the car. However, instead of stopping, the car accelerated. Officers observed the motor vehicle take a turn down a dead end street. At the end of the street, officers observed four occupants exit the car and flee in four different directions. Officers were able to catch up to and apprehend two of the four suspects. A search of the car enabled officers to locate and take possession of a firearm.
When asked if either individual had a license to carry a firearm, both stated they did not.
Officers arrested Roudy Hendricks, 17, of Boston and Jamal Johnson, 17, of Boston and charged both with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device.
“I’M A RUGBY PLAYER. DO YOU REALLY THINK I’M GOING TO BACK DOWN???”
At about 2:39am, on Saturday, June 19, 2010, an officer, while monitoring the crowd in the Theatre District, observed an altercation involving 5 to 6 males. While approaching the disturbance, officer observed one individual (herein referred to as suspect #1) push another (victim) with both hands. As a result of his observations, the officer approached suspect #1 and informed him that he was being placed under arrest. However, when the officer attempted to cuff the suspect, suspect #1 began pushing and shoving the officer. At the same time, a friend of suspect #1’s, herein referred to as suspect #2, attempted to intervene on behalf of his friend. When told to stay back, suspect #2 stated, “I’m a rugby player. Do you really think I’m gonna back down?”
When additional officers arrived on scene, both suspect #1 and suspect #2 (the rugby player) were taken into custody.
Officers charged Fernanda Saddi, 19, of Cambridge (suspect #1) with Assault and Battery, Disorderly Person and Resisting Arrest. Kiernan Le-Petit, 28, of England (suspect #2) was charged with Being a Disorderly Person.
ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
At about 11:33am, on Friday, June 18, 2010, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an incident of domestic violence in the area of 38 Joyce Hayes Way. On arrival, officers observed an individual who appeared to be bleeding from her left eye. When asked about the injury, the individual (herein referred to as the victim) stated that her sister and mother were involved in an altercation. The victim further states when she attempted to break up the fight, her sister pushed her and then threw a wooden napkin holder which struck her in the face. The victim was treated on scene for her injury.
While officers were attempting to speak to the sister, the sister kept asking for her backpack. When told she couldn’t have it, the sister kicked one of the officers in the knee. As a result of the kick, the officer’s knee buckled. The officer was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for the injury done to his knee.
Suspect was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (napkin holder) and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon on Police Officer (shod foot). The wooden napkin holder was seized and turned in as evidence.