Quincy Police Department

  • Agency: Quincy Police Department
  • Address: 1 Sea Street, Quincy, 02169 MA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 617-479-1212
Fax: 617-745-5810

Quincy Police Department is located at 1 Sea Street, Quincy, 02169 MA. The Quincy Police Department phone number is 617-479-1212.

Quincy Police Department News


A note of thanks we received this morning: "I wanted to reach out and say thank you for making a police visit possible at the North Quincy Early Learning Center. The children were absolutely thrilled with officer Nick. Officer Nick went above and beyond making every child feel special and answered every question he was asked. Every child was able to take an individual picture with him and was given a sticker after. We couldn’t believe he was coming from finishing a shift and had so much energy. He even gave the class a special surprise and had officer Donovan stop by with his k-9 Hodor. Yesterday was truly a memorable day for the preschool class room and we have the wonderful people at the Quincy Police Department to thank for it." -Kerry Thanks for the letter, Kerry. The pleasure was all ours!

Please join us in honoring our veterans. Note the NEW route and start time! #VeteransDayParade #FreedomIsNotFree

Drug Control Unit, with Assistance from K-9 Unit, Arrest Two For Trafficking and Seize Approx. 36 Grams of Fentanyl On Thursday, November 1, 2018, members of the Quincy Police Drug Control Unit (DCU) approached Mr. Michael Belanger on Ricciuti Drive and arrested him on outstanding warrants. A search of Mr. Belanger recovered two bags of an off-white, rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine. Officer S. Dabillis and his K-9 partner arrived on scene. K-9 Karl performed a sniff of the public air around Belanger and alerted to a narcotic odor in the area of Belanger's buttocks. Officer Sean McCormack arrived on scene to transport Belanger. Knowing that K-9 Karl alerted to a narcotic odor, Officer McCormack checked the prisoner compartment area prior to transporting Mr. Belanger to the Quincy Police Station. While transporting Mr. Belanger, Officer McCormack observed that Mr. Belanger was wiggling in his seat. Upon arrival at the station, Offficer McCormack located several knotted bags of a gray powder believed to be Fentanyl on the floor in the prisoner compartment of the cruiser. Detectives weighed the knotted bags of powder and they were found to weigh ~15.2 grams. In addition to the two outstanding warrants, Mr. Michael Belanger, 51, of Rogers St, Quincy was charged with Trafficking Class A (Fentanyl +10g) and Possession of Class B With the Intent to Distribute. ********** On Friday, November 2, 2018 DCU members observed what appeared to be a drug deal in the area of Waters Stret & Phipps Street between a white male and the operator of a gray Dodge Neon, now known as Leopoldo Andrade. Detectives encountered the white male who admitted to purchasing crack cocaine from the operator. Officer Foley stopped the vehicle and placed Mr. Andrade under arrest for the distribution of crack cocaine. The Dodge Neon was towed to the Quincy Police station where Officer Foley and K-9 Charlie conducted a search of the vehicle. K-9 Charlie alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor in the area of the center of the dashboard. Officer Foley then located 38 small knotted bags of a substance believed to be Fentanyl and 2 knotted bags of a substance believed to be crack cocaine that were secreted in the dashboard. The Fentanyl weighed approx. 21 grams. Mr. Leopoldo Andrade, 36, of Washburn St, Taunton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl (over 10g), Distribution Class B (cocaine) Subsequent Offense, and Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class B (cocaine) Subsequent Offense. Mr. Andrade has previously been found guilty of Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class A in Suffolk Superior Court. Detectives also seized $3,907 in cash.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at approx. 5:380pm units were dispatched to 1250 Hancock Street #325 for a report of a female who was awake, but had trouble breathing, and felt pain on the right side of her body. Upon arrival, Quincy Fire Dept was already on scene and attending to one of the victims. Officers found other victims complaining that they were having similar type of symptoms, as they too were having trouble breathing, felt dizzy, coughing, and had itchy skin. QFD decided to evacuate the third floor of the building, and ultimately the whole building. At approximately 9:00pm, the Boston Fire Department HazMat Team and the Quincy Fire Department declared the building safe. Detective Monteith, Detective Walsh, and Sgt O'Shea entered the building along with the head of Security at Quincy College to view the security footage of the third floor. Detectives observed two females, now identified as Hannah Craig and Samani Freeman, using a can of pepper spray in the lounge area of the third floor. Both Hannah Craig and Samani Freeman were located on Coddington Street and placed under arrest. A can of pepper spray was seized as evidence. Hannah Craig, 18, of Lambert St, Medford and Samani Freeman, 19, of Cummings Hwy, Mattapan, were charged with the following: Assault & Battery w/Deadly Weapon (2 counts), Assault by Means Dangerous Weapon, Disturbance of School or Public Meeting, Noxious/Filthy Substance in Building, and Disorderly Conduct

#NoShaveNovember starts today! Chief Paul Keenan has authorized members of the Quincy Police Dept to participate in No Shave November. Any officer wishing to grow a beard during the month of November is authorized to do so, as long as they make a donation to Cops For Kids With Cancer, Inc. As of April 1, 2018, Cops For Kids With Cancer has assisted six #Quincy families. Visit www.copsforkidswithcancer.org to learn more about this charity, see upcoming events, or to make a donation. https://copsforkidswithcancer.org/no-shave-november-2018/ #CopsForKidsWithCancer #CFKWC #Movember #NSN #MenWithBeards #Mustache #Beard

Quincy Fire and Boston Hazmat determined building safe. Inquiries should be diected to #Quincy Fire Dept. ********** Hazmat situation at 1250 Hancock. Initial reports several individulas effected by unknown substance. Several transported to local hosp: non-life threatening injuries. Bldg evacuated. #QFD on scene assessing. Hancock St- Dimmock to Coddington currently closed.

Good morning everyone! Today we are happy to introduce Officer Stephen Brown. Officer Brown graduated the Police Academy back in July and has completed his Field Training. He is currently assigned to the First Half shift (4pm-12am). He is no stranger to law enforcement. He worked at the Sheriff's Department for 8 years, was a Randolph Auxiliary Police Officer for 3 years, and a Foxborough Police Reserve Officer for 2 years. Not to mention his father was also a police officer. We asked him a few questions so you could get to know him a little better. Q: Why did you want to become a police officer? When did you realize that was what you wanted to do? A: I want to help make a difference in my community. I shadowed my father in 7th grade who was a Police Officer. I rode with him the entire day and I knew this is what I wanted to do. Q: What activities do you enjoy on your time off? A: Going to the gym, coaching for Quincy Youth Basketball and spending time with family. Q: What is the best advice you have ever received and who gave it to you? A: Try to find the positivity in every situation and life lesson you learn. - My wife Q: What was your favorite subject in the academy and why? A: I really enjoyed the Applied Patrol Procedures. The hands-on and the scenarios were a great experience. Q: What is something you are most proud of? A: Never giving up on my dream and my life goal of becoming a Police Officer. Q: What was the last book you read? A: The Shack. If you see Officer Brown in your travels, please make it a point to say hello!

Today’s the day! Classes are at 9AM, 10AM, and 11AM!! It’s not too late to participate. Grab a friend and come take a class. No experience necessary and you do not have to be a member of TMX to participate. All proceeds to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation and and Marissa’s Mission 🎀

From the City of Quincy: The areas first Nor'easter is expected to hit the South Shore with rain and wind beginning late tonight through early Sunday morning. In anticipation of the storm, the Quincy D.P.W. has done street cleaning & drain clearing this week. Tide gates have been locked down in the Hough's Neck community. For any flooding issues, please call 617 376-1910. For any non emergency tree related issues, please call 617 376-1251. If you see down tree limbs on power lines, please dial 911 for the Quincy Police. If you notice leaves collecting over a drain near your home, please help keep them clear if you can. The DPW has planned a street sweeping cleaning up after the storm through early next week.

Last chance to purchase our #PinkPatchProject items at the #Quincy Farmers Market! Today is our last day. We’re at Pageant Field until 5pm. T-shirts are back in stock and going quickly! All proceeds benefit #MarisasMission

Two Arrested For Breaking & Entering On Monday, October 22, 2018, at approx. 9:22pm, Officer Waters responded to a Channing Street residence on a report of a past breaking & entering. She spoke with a resident and learned that the suspect(s) entered the home via the basement door and stole numerous items. At that time, Detective Pepdjonovich and Lt. Detective Guarente responded to process the scene. On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Detective Chen obtained video surveillance from a home in close proximity to the above break. The video showed the front end of a light colored Cadillac SUV and two individuals walking along the sidewalk. Detective Chen noted that the Cadillac had a loud muffler. At approx. 6:30pm on October 23rd, Lt. Detective Guarente was in the area of Channing Street conducting a follow-up investigation when he observed a tan colored Cadillac SUV. He noted that despite the fact his windows were up, he was able to hear the loud muffler of the SUV. Lt. Guarente kept surveillance on the vehicle. A query of the vehicle revealed that the registered owner, Paul Bradley, had been previously found guilty of breaking & entering charges. He watched as the vehicle pulled onto Royal Street and parked. The two occupants then exited the vehicle and walked town Royal Street towards Vassal Street. Approx. 10-15 minutes later, the two occupants then returned to the vehicle and the vehicle drove off. Based on his observations, Lt. Guarente requested the vehicle to be stopped. The occupants were identified as Paul Bradley and Ut Nguyen. Officer Waters, who was now on scene, interviewed Ut Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen admitted to Officer Waters that he was the "lookout" for Mr. Bradley as he broke into a home on Royal Street. He directed the officers to the home, where officers observed signs of a break. Mr. Nguyen also stated that a camera was stolen from the home on Royal Street. A camera was located in the center console of the SUV. Paul Bradley, 40, of Billings Street, Quincy, and Ut Nguyen, 34, of Coleman St, Dorchester were arrested and charged with Breaking & Entering in the Night with the Intent to Commit A Felony for the break that occurred on Royal Street. Both were held on $7,500 cash bail and are expected to be arraigned at Quincy District Court today. Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation into the break that occurred on Channing Street on 10/22/2018. Once that investigation is complete, charges will be filed, if appropriate.

On Monday October 22, 2018 the Quincy Police Drug Control Unit (DCU) was conducting surveillance in the West Quincy section of the city due to citizen complaints of drug activity. At approx. 5:00pm, detectives observed what they believed to be a drug delivery to a resident of the area. Detectives spoke with the Hispanic male, now identified as Donnys Peguero. They advised Mr. Peguero of their observations and belief that he had just made a delivery of narcotics. Based on their observations, and the results of that conversation, Mr. Peguero was then placed under arrest. Inside his jacket, detectives located 11 individual clear knotted corner bags that contained a tan powder detectives immediately recognized as fentanyl/heroin. The substance weighed approx. 14 grams with packaging. Detectives also seized a cell phone and $695 in cash. Donnys Peguero, 38, of Leslie St in Dorchester was arrested and charged with Trafficking Fentanyl, Distribution Class A, Subsequent Offense, and Operating After License Revocation. He was previously found guilty of Trafficking Cocaine in Middlesex Superior Court. Mr. Peguero was released on $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Quincy District Court this morning. The resident that purchased the fentanyl was provided with a Norfolk District Attorney’s Office Buyer Diversion Treatment Card. If you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, we have several ways to reach our DCU. You may contact them by calling 617.328.4527, emailing anontips@quincyma.gov or by using our MyPD app. You can remain anonymous.

Next Sunday, October 28th, we’re teaming up with TMX Boxing Academy to #KnockOutBreastCancer 🥊 All experience levels welcome. You DO NOT have to be a member of TMX Boxing to register... although you will probably be hooked once you take a class! Classes are at 9am, 10am, and 11am. Max 50 participants per class. To register, call TMX Boxing at 617.481.8680 All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Marisa's Mission TMX Boxing is located at 20 Independence Ave, Quincy. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #BreastCancer #PinkPatchProject #Pinktober #Boxing #TMXBoxing #NeverGiveUpTheFight #NoOneFightsAlone #SusanGKomen

Don’t forget.. we’re at the #Quincy Farmers Market until 5pm today (Fri) selling our #PinkPatchProject items! Knit hats, sweatshirts, and baseball caps to keep you warm this winter 🌬❄️ T-shirts currently sold out, but new shipment coming! Proceeds to benefit Marisa's Mission

On Wednesday, October 10th, Officer M. McNeil was dispatched to the lobby of the Quincy Police Station to speak with a victim regarding a larceny. Officer McNeil took the initial report, and a follow-up investigation was assigned to Detective James Menz of our Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Based on a thorough investigation by Detective Menz, and information he learned, Detective Menz applied for and was granted a search warrant for 25 Buckley Street #3, Quincy. At approx. 3:42am this morning, October 18, 2018, members of the QPD Bureau Of Criminal Investigations, SWAT Team, and Crisis Negotiation Team executed the search warrant. Robert Bozeman, 29, of 25 Buckley St #3, Quincy was arrested and charged with the following: - Human Trafficking - Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Gun) - Threats to Commit A Crime - Armed Assault to Murder - Possession a Firearm without FID - Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of building - Possession of Ammunition w/out FID - Assault Deadly Weapon (gun) - Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B (cocaine) - Possess of an Electric Stun Gun without FID/LTC as well as numerous Assault & Battery charges. He is expected to be arraigned in Quincy District Court this afternoon.

Anyone else see Kelly kick a field goal at tonight’s #Patriots pre-game wearing a QPD #BreastCancerAwareness t-shirt?? We met Kelly at the #Quincy Food Truck Festival when she wanted to purchase a #PinkPatchProject t-shirt (Officer Waters bought it for her). She is fighting for her life, yet she has such a positive attitude! Kelly, we wish you the very best! Keep fighting. Keep that positive attitude. #AttitudeIsEverything #FightLikeAGirl #GoKelly #GoPats Pink Patch Project Marisa's Mission

Please welcome Officer Cian O'Connor. Cian is a Staff Sergeant in the Air National Guard. Prior to joining QPD, he served five years of active duty service in the Air Force. We asked him some questions so you could get to know him a little better. Q: Why did you want to become a police officer and when did you realize that was what you wanted to do? A: I have wanted to be a police officer since I was a kid. I want to make a difference in the community that I grew up in. Q: What activities do you enjoy on your time off? A: Working out, traveling and watching movies. Q: What do you think will be the toughest part of this job? A: Learning all the streets and neighborhoods. I have lived in Quincy for over 20 years and there are still parts of the city I’m unfamiliar with. Q: What was your favorite subject in the academy and why? APP (Applied Patrol Procedures). It was good to put everything we’ve learned throughout the academy together to respond to training scenarios. Q: What is something you are most proud of? A: Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to join the military and become a police officer and I’ve accomplished both those goals. Q: What is something interesting about yourself that others may not know? A: I have been to 20 countries. Wow! Officer O’Connor is currently assigned to the overnight shift. If you happen to be out late, or up early, and run into him, please make it a point to welcome him!

UPDATE: We just got the call... our shirts have arrived a day early!! They WILL be for sale tonight as well 👏👏 They go quickly... ******** Did you pre-order one of our #PinkPatchProject hooded sweatshirts? Looking to pick one up? We will be selling our QPD swag in the lobby of the station tonight, Thursday October 11th from 4pm-6pm or tomorrow, Friday, October 12th, at the Quincy Farmers Market from 11:30am-5:00pm. **Note: Our t-shirts are sold out AGAIN! More coming Friday (hopefully in time for us to sell them at the farmers market 🙏🙏) Thank you everyone for supporting Marisa's Mission!

Parents.. if you are picking your child up at school in the North Quincy area, please avoid Harvard St due to construction (line-painting) #Wollaston #Montclair

Our #PinkPatchProject t-shirts are back in stock! We will be selling them TODAY Oct 5th 11:30am-5:00pm at the Quincy Farmers Market at Pageant Field, Merrymount Pkwy. We’re also taking preorders for our NEW hoodies that arrive next week!! All proceeds to go to Marisa's Mission

Congratulations to the two dozen+ ladies that completed our recent #SelfDefense Program. 💪 Thank you again for supporting our #PinkPatchProject ☺️ by purchasing some gear. Didn’t have a chance to attend? We are scheduling another to be held very soon. Stay tuned! #girlpower

#UPDATE 10/4/2018: The two at-large suspects in the breaking and entering that occurred on Sherman Street (full information below) have been arrested and/or turned themselves in. Based on an investigation, detectives applied for arrest warrants for Jeremiah Boswell, 18, of Cheney St, Boston and Devondre Smith, 19, of Pleasant St, N Attleboro. Jeremiah Boswell was arrested on the warrant by the Boston Police Dept. He was arraigned at Quincy District Court on the following charges: Breaking & Entering and Conspiracy. He is being held on $1,000 cash bail. Devondre Smith turned himself into Quincy District Court. He was arraigned on the following charges: Breaking & Entering and Conspiracy. He is free on $500 bail.

We are saddened to announce the passing of retired Sergeant Guido A. Pettinelli. Guido A. "Budsy" Pettinelli, Sergeant, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 93, a lifelong Quincy resident, died, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, after a long and remarkable life. Soon after graduating from Quincy High School in 1943, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard until the end of the World War II and then went on to study accounting at Burdett College. In 1949 Guido was appointed to the Quincy Police Department where he proudly served his community for thirty-six years, retiring as a Detective Sergeant in 1985. His career with the Quincy Police Department spanned multiple roles, including patrol officer, motorcycle officer, over twenty years as the citys Safety Officer, and then finally a detective. Guidos motto was "its about prevention, not apprehension." He saw his profound devotion to safety education as an important contribution to helping improve the lives of those he was entrusted to serve. As one the citys first Safety Officers, he was responsible for working with the city crossing guards and for providing city-wide school safety education. "Officer Pettinelli" was beloved and well known in this role, and he soon became a very popular personality throughout the South Shore and beyond. Through this work, he contributed greatly in developing positive policing relationships within Quincys many distinct neighborhoods. A big part of Guidos commitment to the youth of the city could also be found in his role as a coach, volunteering with many local basketball and baseball teams through the years. Though winning was always important, the relationships established through playing and coaching was always, for him, the big payoff. Guido was also one of the leaders of the Boys Club, which was a community gym located on the top floor of the old Quincy Police Headquarters on Sea Street. In many ways, his enthusiastic efforts bringing together the activities of his safety work and coaching were trailblazing at the time. Through this professional outreach and volunteerism, he established himself as a leader in innovative community building and youth empowerment. After leaving the Quincy Police Department, Guido continued his lifelong commitment to civic duty by becoming a site manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, October 6th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Friday 4 - 8 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For those who wish, donations in Guidos memory may be made to the charity of your choice. You can read the full obituary here: https://goo.gl/ysb68F

Another very successful #CoffeWithACop this afternoon at Dunkin’! It was a pleasure to talk with all of you! Lots of conversation about our pink patches and the #PinkPatchProject Pink Patch Project 🎀 Coffee with a Cop ☕️👮🏻‍♀️👮🏼‍♂️ #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerawarenessmonth #Pinktober #NationalCoffeeWithACop #communityengagement #Dunkin #DunkinBoston