Our Officers have identified a suspect, arrested another suspect, and recovered a firearm and ammunition following two separate overnight gunshot incidents. A shooting occurred at Richie’s Shell this morning on 1001 Cambridge Street in Cambridge at 3:58 a.m. The victim is a 50-year-old clerk at the station, who confronted a black male outside the station after they stole a bottle of water. The suspect retrieved a bag from a vehicle, pulled out a firearm and shot at the clerk. The driver of the vehicle fled in one direction and the shooter fled on foot. The clerk was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shot grazed his foot. He has since been released from the hospital. After an initial investigation, officers recovered the firearm used in the shooting in a black plastic bag on Inman Street. The driver of the vehicle was also identified by officers, stopped and taken into the Cambridge Police Station for questioning. The suspect who fled on foot is described as a black male with long hair. He was wearing dark pants and a blue shirt. Officers have identified that suspect and continue to investigate this incident. Earlier in the evening, police made an arrest following an investigation of gunshots that occurred late last night in the area of Washington Elms and Harvard Street. Following a ShotSpotter activation and calls to the Emergency Communications Department, Cambridge Police responded to the Washington Elms parking lot on Harvard Street last night at approximately 11:53 p.m. for a report of multiple gunshots. Two vehicles – described as sedans – were reported leaving the scene at the time of the shooting. There are currently no reported injuries or victims, however, two unoccupied vehicles parked adjacent to each other were damaged by gunshots. Cambridge Police searched the area and were also able to locate additional shell casings in the area. Reporting parties indicated a large group fighting in the area approximately 30 minutes prior to the gunshots. Multiple individuals in the area of the gunshots were stopped and questioned. One of the individuals – Abigail Riskey, 19, 265 Columbia Street in Cambridge -- was asked to remove items out of her purse to ensure there were no weapons in her possession. One of the items was something heavy inside of a piece of cloth. Officers unknotted the cloth and observed a box with a pictured handgun and bullets on the cover. Upon further inspection, the box contained numerous rounds of 9MM ammunition. Riskey did not provide a license to carry ammunition or a firearm and was placed under arrest for Possession of Ammunition without an FID card. The ammunition and cloth were taken as evidence. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to call the Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. The Cambridge Police will have an increased presence in the area as the investigation into this incident is ongoing. Members of the Cambridge Police Department will be participating in a previously scheduled community discussion along with Mayor McGovern and City Manager DePasquale related to recent gun activity in The Port and Harrington/Wellington area tonight at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pisani Center, which is located at 131 Washington Street. All are encouraged to attend.
The Cambridge Police today recovered a loaded .38 caliber firearm, drugs, scales, and cash earlier this morning following an illegally parked vehicle stop in Central Square. Patrol Officers observed the driver - James Bonaventure, 24, Cambridge - of the vehicle park and exit the driver's seat while in a No Parking Zone in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Prospect Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. An investigation into the vehicle and operator's license revealed that Bonaventure was operating a vehicle with a suspended license. While awaiting a tow, Officers began to perform a search of the vehicle. During the search, Officers recovered a loaded .38 caliber firearm, multiple bags of marijuana, pills, $599 in cash, scales and other paraphernalia, all of which was submitted to evidence. Bonaventure was arrested and faces a number of charges, including Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Possession of a Class E Drug, Possession of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. As part of the Festival, Cambridge Public Safety Agencies today hosted "The Science Behind Public Safety" at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility. Families and participants had an opportunity to meet and hear from: Cambridge Emergency Communications Department Cambridge MA Fire Department Pro EMS Center for MEDICS Animal Control Multiple Cambridge Police Department units, including the Explosive Ordinance Unit and their K-9s, Special Response Team Unit, Traffic Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Crime Scene Services Unit and Community Services Unit. Attendees also had an opportunity to observe and experience different public safety tools and technologies.
Join your Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, Officers from the Cambridge Police Department, members of the LGBTQ+ Commission, and your neighbors for coffee and conversation on Saturday, April 14 anytime between 9-11 a.m. at Caffè Nerro, which is located at 589 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. This event represents a unique opportunity for community members to informally meet with your new Police Commissioner, LGBTQ+ Liaison for the Police Department, other police personnel and members of the LGBTQ+ Commission in a neutral location to build relationships, address questions, discuss community issues and, of course, drink great coffee.
Mt. Auburn Street Bus Priority Project: Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, 3/27/18, 6-7:30PM. Join us at the Russell Youth Center (680 Huron Ave). http://bit.ly/2FrONFe
240 Albany Street in Cambridge is home to a shelter run by partnering groups Caspar, Inc. and Bay Cove Human Services. The shelter has over 100 beds and delivers wrap-around services, including healthcare, to our homeless neighbors, but they need our help! That's why the Cambridge Police Department is challenging Councillors Siddiqui and Mallon to a wool sock drive. *Wool* socks are a valuable resource to the shelter and our goal is to collect 500 pairs. Please help us help our homeless neighbors! Bring a pair (or more!!!) of *NEW WOOL SOCKS* to either the Cambridge POlice Department or Cambridge City Hall any time between February 12th and 21st. Cambridge Police Department 125 6th St Cambridge, MA 02141 Cambridge City Hall 795 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 If you want additional information about the shelter or want to make additional contribution, you can get more information by visiting http://www.casparinc.org/. Thank you!
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Earlier this afternoon, while one of our officers was enforcing no left turns at Massachusetts Avenue and Prospect Street, they observed a SUV heading west on Mass Ave making an illegal left turn onto Western Avenue. The officer pulled over the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the two occupants. The driver was not able to provide a license when requested nor any paperwork associated with the rental car. Backup from a nearby cruiser was requested to support the stop due to the occupants furtive movements. The operator, Nathan Brito, 24, Medford, and the passenger were then asked to exit the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was subsequently conducted. While searching the vehicle, officers located four plastic clear bags containing an estimated four ounces of marijuana in the glove compartment. Brito stated there was a knife in his backpack in the rear of the vehicle. Officers then recovered the folding knife with a handle shaped like a gun. All four bags of marijuana and the folding knife were placed in the Property Unit as evidence. Brito will be charged with Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug. The vehicle will be held in custody as the investigation is ongoing. All in all, a job well done to our officers for their professionalism and thorough on-site investigation, which ensured this stop was a safe one and without incident.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard Jr. have confirmed that Kevin Reddick, 17, of Cambridge, has been arrested in connection with the November 16, 2017 shooting death of 28-year-old Malachi Mims. Reddick has been charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of armed assault with intent to rob, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition and possession of a loaded firearm. An arraignment date has not been scheduled. The defendant was located on Stuart Street in Boston on December 31 and placed under arrest. On November 16, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Tremont and Hampshire Street in Cambridge. They located the victim who was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting was not believed to be random and the subsequent investigation led to the issuance of a warrant for the defendant's arrest. These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Nicole Allain.
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The Cambridge Police Department is seeking donations for its annual “Secret Santa for Seniors” gift drive. Now in its 11th year, the Cambridge Police’s “Secret Santa for Seniors” gift drive will accept donations now through Friday, Dec. 15. Gifts can be dropped off in the first floor main lobby of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility, 125 Sixth St. or at City Hall, 795 Mass. Ave., in the City Clerk's Office. Over the 11 years of this program, the Cambridge Police and the community have brought joy to thousands of senior citizens. We are looking forward to bringing even more cheer to our seniors this year. The following suggested items – unwrapped – would be greatly appreciated: • Food – non-perishable (e.g. chocolate, tea, jams, crackers, hard candy) • Gift cards • Socks • Slippers • Hats • Gloves • Blankets • Bath robes • Local sport team items • Lip balm • Cough Drops For more information, please contact Matt Nelson at (617) 349-9354 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join your neighbors, Senior Center participants, Senior service providers and new Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard for coffee and conversation on Thursday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Senior Center located at 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. This event represents a unique opportunity for interested individuals to informally meet with new Police Commissioner and other police personnel to discuss community issues, address questions, build relationships and, of course share in some good refreshments. Come share with Commissioner Bard issues that are impacting the Cambridge Senior Community. For more information please contact Susan Pacheco at 617-349-6220 or at email@example.com.
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last night in the area of Tremont Street and Hampshire Street at approximately 7:30 p.m. One victim, a male in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Community members wishing to assist this investigation should contact Massachusetts State Police Assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office at (781) 897-6600 or anonymously by text messaging Tip411 (847411) and begin your text with Tip650 and then type your message. You can also submit a tip anonymously via the Cambridge Police MyPD app or call CPD’s 24-hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 617-349-3359. This is an open and ongoing investigation. The victim's identity is being withheld at this time pending confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office and next of kin notification. ###
Join your neighbors and new Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard for coffee and conversation this Saturday, November 18th anytime between 8:30-10 a.m. at Curio Coffee, which is located at 441 Cambridge Street. This event represents a unique opportunity for community members to informally meet with your new Police Commissioner and other police personnel in a neutral location to discuss community issues, address questions, build relationships and, of course, drink great Curio Coffee.