The officers and volunteers of Boston Police District E-13 in Jamaica Plain want to take this opportunity to offer our great appreciation to all of the sponsors who helped with the Fishing Derby on June 30. Almost 400 kids, parents, friends and neighbors all enjoyed a sunny, fun-filled afternoon of fishing and games at beautiful Jamaica Pond. The derby was the 2nd Annual Catch & Release with the Boston Police, organized by the officers and staff of BPD, District E-13. With generous help from many local sponsors, the kids received fishing gear, food, cold drinks, music, games, raffles, demonstrations and more. This free, fun local event was very much appreciated, as seen in the smiling faces at the Pond throughout the afternoon.
Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Police, newly-appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, community groups and residents will come together for National Night Out at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on August 6. There will be free kids' activities, food, entertainment, awards for Boston's crime watch groups and more. This event is taking place from 4 to 8 pm at 90 Bickford St., Jamaica Plain. National Night Out started in 1984 by bringing civic groups, community organizations, police, residents and more together. More than 2.5 million people participated in the first National Night Out. Now more than 38 million participate annually.
Boston Police chased down and arrested a Jamaica Plain man who allegedly had a fully loaded high capacity pistol on him at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. Officers were on patrol by 154 Heath St. Roxbury, around 12:45 am on July 22 when they approached two men loitering in a parking lot, according to BPDnews.com. As officers got out of their vehicle, one of the men, later identified as Eddy Baez, 26, of Jamaica Plain, took off running. Police quickly pursued the suspect on foot and into a nearby courtyard.
The 2nd Annual Catch & Release Fishing Derby with the Boston Police was recently held at Jamaica Pond. Held on June 30th, more than 300 kids enjoyed hours of fishing, games, prizes, food, cold drinks, music, shows -- and a special guest appearance from Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman, from NESN! The Boston Police would like to thank all of the BPD volunteers, staff, and community sponsors who made this beautiful day of family fun a reality.
Shaun Harrison was sentenced to serve between 23 and 26 years for trying to kill an English High School student he was supposed to be a mentor to -- and instead recruited him to sell marijuana in 2015. On May 31st, Harrison was found guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, and two counts each of unlawful possession of a rifle or shotgun and unlawful possession of ammunition. One day later, Judge Christopher Muse handed down a sentence of 23 to 26 years in state prison followed by five years of probation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. As the dean of students at English High School, Shaun Harrison ingratiated himself to an at-risk 17-year-old in 2015. When the teenager's drug sales were lackluster Harrison tried murdering the student. The victim's aunt spoke before Harrison was sentenced.