Keeping Boston Safe: Ongoing Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Firearm & Drugs in Roxbury

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At about 4:50 am on January 15, 2019, as a result of an ongoing drug investigation, the District B2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, City-Wide Drug Control Unit and the Boston Police SWAT team executed two search warrants, one for 5 Cardington Street, apartment.#1 and a second search warrant for the person of Rufus Davis, 52, of Roxbury.

The SWAT team made its entry and located Davis, who attempted to flee from a bathroom at which time officers took Davis into custody without incident. Once the apartment was deemed clear and safe the drug unit informed Davis that officers were there with a search warrant for Davis and his apartment.

A search of Davis and the apartment was conducted and officers recovered the following items:

A black Hi Point .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm with black electrical tape on the handle and 7 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition in the magazine.

A black digital scale

6 Suboxone strips

2 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition

15 plastic bags of marijuana

13 plastic bags of crack cocaine

As a result of the execution of the warrants, Davis will be charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession Firearm 2nd and Subsequent Violation, Armed Career Criminal Level II, Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute as well as Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute Subsequent Offense.





Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm While Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recent Incident in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:00 AM on Thursday January 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team in the area of 6 Brook Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were able to recover a loaded .380 caliber Colt handgun while arresting the target of their investigation, Luis Pina-Baptista, 44, of Dorchester.

The warrant was sought in connection to an incident that occurred at about 10:40 PM on Thursday January 3, 2019, in the area of Upham Avenue in Dorchester during which an adult female victim was confronted by the suspect who was later identified by investigators. During the confrontation, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim during an apparent ‘road rage’ incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

 

Investigation Update: Additional Charges Sought After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Sawed-Off Shotgun and Ammunition in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: On Wednesday December 19, 2018, members of the Boston Police Special Investigations Unit with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the area of 28 Supple Road in Dorchester. The search warrant was applied for and granted out of Dorchester District Court as part of an ongoing investigation following a firearm arrest on Monday December 17, 2018, in the area of Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester.

During their search, officers located and recovered a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, 2 shotgun shells and 8 rounds of.380 caliber ammunition. As a result, the target of the investigation, a 55-year-old male from Dorchester, will face additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Bullet Proof Vest, Drugs and Cash in Brighton

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:10 AM on Monday November 19, 2018, members of the District D-14 Drug Control Unit (Brighton) assisted by the BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 81 Faneuil Street in Brighton. As a result, officers located and seized a loaded .32 caliber Iver Johnson revolver, a ballistic vest in a tactical carrier, along with several bags of marijuana and $485.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Cesar Crespo, 20, of Brighton, placing him in custody on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Distribution with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

Death Investigation in the area of 528 Washington Street in Dorchester

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 11:35 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the sound of gunfire while on patrol in the area of 528 Washington Street in Dorchester. Officers located an adult male victim in his early 60’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A suspect was placed in custody on multiple charges at the time of the incident and the investigation remains active.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma. 

 

Suspect in Custody After Officers Respond to the Sound of Shots Fired and Locate Shooting Victim in Dorchester

 

At about 11:35 PM on Saturday October 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the sound of gunfire while on patrol near the Fabian Gas Station located at 528 Washington Street in Dorchester. Officers soon located an adult male victim in his early 60’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered to be life threatening at this time. Officers initiated an investigation and determined that a male suspect had approached the victim, who was working at the gas station at the time, and shot him during what appears to have been an attempted robbery. A detailed suspect description was then given out to additional units who had responded to canvass the area. A few minutes later, officers located and stopped an individual matching the given description and placed him in custody after being positively identified. The suspect, Kevin Williams, 21, of Dorchester, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Attempted Robbery.

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest After Armed Robbery in Roxbury

 

At about 7:19 PM on Friday August 31, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for an armed robbery at gunpoint in the area of 280 Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and adult male victim who stated that he had been approached by a male suspect who displayed revolver and directed him into an apartment building hallway. The suspect then robbed the victim of his wallet, cellular phone and several personal items before fleeing the scene on foot. Officers were provided with a detailed description of the suspect which included what appeared to be an electronic monitoring device on his right ankle. Responding officers were able to track the suspect to an apartment inside 167 Homestead Street at which time, members of the BPD SWAT Team made contact with the suspect after converging on the address and placed him in custody without incident. While on scene, officers observed property that belonged to the victim in plain view inside the apartment. The suspect’s apartment was secured pending the issuance of a search warrant. The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables Members of the BPD’s Citywide Drug Control Unit to Seize a Gun and Illegal Drugs in Mattapan

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables Members of the BPD’s Citywide Drug Control Unit to Seize a Gun and Illegal Drugs in Mattapan: Early this morning, on Monday, August 13, 2018, members of the Citywide Neighborhood Drug Control Unit while working in conjunction with BPD’s SWAT Team executed a search warrant that led to the recovery of an illegal firearm and illegal drugs at 41 Hiawatha Road in Mattapan. A search of the location enabled officers to see and take possession of a loaded Glock 22 Gen .40 CAL with an obliterated serial number which officers later learned had been reported stolen out of Atlanta, GA. Officers also confiscated 55 grams of a Class B Drug (Cocaine) and 10 grams of a Class D Drug (Marijuana). Additionally, officers arrested Kaaron Brown, 31, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking a Class B Drug and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug.

Great Work Recognized: BRIC Analyst Receives High Praise for His Role in Catching Serial Armed Robber

GREAT WORK RECOGNIZED: For several months, starting in mid-January and ending in early July, a masked man with a gun robbed and terrorized twenty-four commercial establishments throughout the Greater Boston area. But, thanks to the BRIC's (Boston Regional Intelligence Center) Senior Intelligence Analyst, Brett Loycano, the suspect in this case never got a chance to rob store #25 due to Loycano's ability to deftly identify and discern an M.O. in the robberies that ultimately led to the suspect's undoing and eventual capture.

During the investigation, Loycano received high praise for his ability to connect-the-dots while  gathering, coordinating and streamlining intelligence reports to eight different police departments including several districts in Boston who were impacted by the series of masked armed robberies. Although no one had yet been injured in any of the incidents, police officials feared it was only a matter of time before someone was. The two different firearms brandished by the suspect during the crime spree were widely thought to be real and, as such, most feared it was only a matter of time before an innocent clerk, shop keeper or bystander would find themselves standing face to face with a suspect unafraid to threaten the use of deadly force.

Meantime, officers and detectives were able to tighten the net on the suspect's movements and location, due in large part to Loycano's continuous updates and guidance. Moreover, a task force was formed and convened on Monday, July 2, 2018, during which a PowerPoint presentation, created by Loycano, was shared with all impacted law enforcement agencies highlighting the suspect's movements, tendencies and inclinations. Unbeknownst to the masked suspect, his days were numbered and his next robbery would likely be his last. 

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, the masked suspect would rob a Somerville convenience store at gunpoint while using an older black Mercedes as his get-a-way car. The suspect's use of the black Mercedes proved to be his final and fatal mistake, as detectives from the BPD Special Investigations Unit had made direct mention of the suspect's use of an older black Mercedes during previous robberies. In light of the new info, Somerville PD put out an all-points bulletin on the vehicle and a responding unit took note and captured the license plate. Armed with the plate information, authorities were able to take one giant step closer to getting their man. 

On Thursday, July 5, 2018, the Boston Police SWAT Team executed a search warrant in Roxbury where the man behind the mask was located and arrested. 

For his significant contributions, insight and guidance during the investigation, Brett Loycano is hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

Said Superintendent Colm Lydon, commanding officer of the BRIC, "Although much of what they do is behind the scenes, this isn't the first time Brett, like many of our other highly talented BRIC analysts, has played a crucial role in making our city safer and helping us solve crime. And, it certainly won't be the last."   

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD officers execute search warrant in barricaded Mattapan residence, arrest one suspect and recover three firearms

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Earlier this morning, Thursday, June 14, 2018, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the District B-2 (Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team, executed a search warrant in the area of 19 Rosewood Street, Mattapan. During the execution of the warrant, circumstances required that SWAT officers ram the doors to the residence over 100 times because the suspects within had barricaded and fortified the house. When police finally made entry, officers were able to recover the following:

  • One “AR-style” firearm
  • One revolver and one semi-automatic handgun, both found loaded and cocked in a laundry pile
  • An unspecified number of rounds of ammunition
  • Two ballistic vests and one gas mask

Officers arrested the target of the investigation, 38-year-old Dana Hill of Mattapan, and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Using/Wearing Body Armor during the Commission of a Felony

Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “These officers did an incredible job in this investigation and execution of the search warrant. They faced some extremely unsafe and potentially lethal conditions during the incident but were able to place a very dangerous individual under arrest while preventing him from causing any further harm to the officers or the community. I hope this brings some peace of mind to the people in this neighborhood that this suspect and these weapons are no longer on the streets.”

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Drug Unit and SWAT Team Execute Search Warrant and Arrest Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm and Drugs During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 5:00 AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, members of the District B2 Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 183 Quincy Street in Dorchester. As a result, officers were able to safely locate and recover a loaded 9mm Taurus PT99 handgun along with twelve grams of cocaine packaged for sale. Officers then arrested the target of their investigation, a 40-year-old male from Dorchester, on scene without incident. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Improper Storage of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Armed Career Criminal Level II.

BPD Officers Roll Out Red Carpet at St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Local 11-Year-Old Boy Battling Brain Tumor

BPD Officers Roll Out Red Carpet at St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Local 11-Year-Old Boy Battling Brain Tumor: Without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights from this year’s St. Patrick's Day Parade involved the story of 11-year-old Gavin McCarthy. In fact, the men and women of the BPD were honored and humbled to have Gavin, in his official capacity as Junior BPD Officer, front and center riding high atop the BPD SWAT Truck, the Bear, during this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston. For those not familiar with Gavin's story, he's a dynamite kid battling a brain tumor. As you can well imagine, all of our officers, from Commissioner Evans on down, are behind Gavin, rooting for him and supporting him as he tackles the challenge before him. Said one of the officers who met Gavin at this year’s parade, "You could tell right away that Gavin's a special kid and, if he ever decides to become a police officer, we'd be lucky to have him and his level of strength and toughness on our department." In addition to the above, members of the BPD’s Motorcycle Unit showcased their support for Gavin by affixing #GavinStrong signs to all of their motorcycles.         

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables BPD Officers to Arrest One and Confiscate Two Guns in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables BPD Officers to Arrest One and Confiscate Two Guns in Dorchester: At about 4:20AM, on Monday, September, 18, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force and BPD SWAT executed a search warrant at 12 Harlow St in Dorchester. Once inside the location, officers located and recovered 2 firearms (see photo), several rounds of ammunition, a $1,000 in US Currency, a plastic bag containing a Class D Drug (marijuana) and several items commonly associated with the illegal drug trade including a digital scale and several plastic baggies. Additionally, officers arrested Alidio Barbosa, 20, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute within 100 Feet of a Park.

One Less Gun: Five Firearms Recovered in Three Separate Incidents in District B-2 (Roxbury)

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:45 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed two search warrants in the area of Fayston Street in District B-2 (Roxbury). As a result of an active and ongoing investigation, officers received search warrants for the person of 34-year-old Weekenson Limas of Dorchester and his residence. Upon execution of these warrants, officers recovered three plastic bags of crack cocaine, two plastic bags of marijuana, 10 loose Clonazepam pills, one loaded Charter Arms .38 revolver, one loaded H&R Inc. Model 949 revolver, and additional ammunition.

Officers arrested Limas and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2 counts), Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while in Commission of a Felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (2nd & Subsequent), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs (Clonazepam).

INCIDENT #2: On Sunday, August 20, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Boston and Howell Streets. Officers were informed that a male had been threatened by a man with a firearm while sitting in his vehicle at a red light. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and any possible video evidence that may have captured the incident. As a result of the investigation, detectives were able to identify 29-year-old Frank B. Roberto of Dorchester as the suspect in the incident. Detectives applied for and received warrants for Roberto’s arrest and a search of his residence.

At about 9:55 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2017, officers and detectives from District B-2, along with members of the YVSF and SWAT, executed the warrants, arresting Roberto and charging him with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun). As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered two firearms, two duffel bags of marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash, packaging materials, scales, a money counting machine, and other items consistent with the illegal sale of narcotics. Officers will seek charges relative to the possession of the above contraband. This investigation remains active and ongoing. 

INCIDENT #3: At about 2:35 AM on Friday, August 25, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) attempted to conduct a stop of a motor vehicle for violations of the auto laws in the area of Normandy and Stanwood Streets, Dorchester. When the vehicle stopped, the operator immediately fled the scene on foot while holding his waistband. Officers gave chase through several backyards. During the pursuit, they observed a loaded magazine fall from the operator’s waist. Once officers had apprehended the operator, they recovered the magazine and had a K-9 canvas the operator’s flightpath for additional contraband. As a result, the K-9 located an unloaded firearm with no magazine. Officers arrested 31-year-old Calvin Horne of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Horne was also cited for several violations of the auto laws.
 

BPD Fugitive Unit Arrest Lawrence Murder Suspect in Mattapan

 

At about 11:50 PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit and BPD SWAT Team in a coordinated effort with the Massachusetts State Police and the Lawrence Police Department arrested Justin Hollingsworth, 25, of Mattapan, in the area of 67 Woolson Street in Mattapan, by virtue of a murder warrant issued out of Lawrence District Court. The suspect was wanted in connection to an incident that occurred in February on Avon Street in Lawrence. The suspect has been booked in Boston and will be arraigned later today in Lawrence District Court.

Death Investigation in the Area of 141 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

 

At about 8:38 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 141 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston. On arrival, the officers made entry to the building and observed a male suspect armed with a firearm.  Upon seeing the officers, the suspect immediately began firing at the officers, causing them to return fire. During the exchange, the suspect was struck by the officers and after a violent struggle, placed in custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No police officers were struck by gun fire but several were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  A subsequent protective sweep of the location by members of the BPD SWAT Team led to the discovery of two adult victims, a male and a female, believed to be in their 40’s, suffering from traumatic injuries who were pronounced deceased on scene. 

Multiple charges will be finalized and sought against the suspect in South Boston District Court. This incident will be further investigated by the BPD Homicide Unit, Fire Arms Discharge Investigation Team and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.  The investigation remains active and updated information will be provided when possible.  

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Apprehend Suspect after Violent Assault in South End

 

At about 1:45 AM on Thursday, March 2, 2017, officers from District D-4 (South End) was flagged down by an assault victim in the area of 26 Chandler Street.

While on patrol, an officer observed a victim bleeding from the head and yelling for help in the above area. After contacting EMS for the victim, the officer was informed that the victim had been struck with a metal pan and a ceramic vase several times by the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Michael Perry of Malden, before escaping the assault via the fire escape from the third-floor room where the suspect remained. Additional responding officers then observed Perry smashing the window of that room and throwing furniture and other objects out of the window. BPD Tactical units responded, and after several failed attempts to negotiate with Perry, they made entry into the room. When Perry continued to be erratic and uncooperative with police, officers deployed a taser to no avail. Perry then jumped from the window onto an awning, then fell to the ground where he continued in a violent struggle with officers. Officers tased the suspect once more before he was finally taken into custody. Perry was arrested and immediately transported to Boston Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Perry will be charged with Assault and Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Willful/Malicious Destruction of Property, and Resisting Arrest.

“This was clearly a very disturbed, violent person we were dealing with,” said Commissioner Evans. “My officers used a lot of restraint with a suspect who had proved himself to be reckless and dangerous. Thankfully the officers were able to rely on their training and experience to deescalate the situation enough to take him into custody."

New Kitty Condo for "SWAT Cat" - Team Mascot Moves into New Home at Boston Police SWAT Base in Roxbury

Yesterday, on Friday February 10, 2017, officers assigned to Mobile Operations set up a new kitty condo for their team mascot, affectionately referred to as SWAT Cat.  The officers in the unit have been caring for the adorable stray Calico since she began prowling around the BPD Special Weapons and Tactics base back in 2013.  Officer Jamie Pietroski, a 15-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, stayed late after work for several nights painstakingly preparing Swat Cat’s new home.  The condo features a spacious studio interior layout, a large deck for outdoor dining and glass sliding doors offering panoramic city views.  Swat Cat moved right in and looks very happy with her new custom kitty accommodations.

One Less Gun: Combative Suspect Taken into Custody, Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Dorchester

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At about 5:50 PM on Friday December 23, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) along with officers from the BPD Special Operations Unit made an onsite firearm arrest after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 45 Brookledge Street in Dorchester.  Witnesses reported seeing a male suspect, later identified as William Utley, 37, of Dorchester, firing a handgun in the area.  While there were no reported injuries or damage to personal property as a result, officers did locate ballistic evidence on scene.  The suspect then fled on foot and was observed walking into the backyard of 31 Brookledge Street.  An officer observed a person matching the suspect description sitting on a wall with a second individual in front of the address and approached to speak with them.  Given the nature of the call and the fact that he was outnumbered, the officer had his department issued firearm drawn and immediately began to give the men verbal commands to show their hands and get on the ground.  The two men did not comply and instead began to yell at the officer, “You show me your hands and get the ‘expletive’ on the ground!” while advancing on the officer with their hands out of his sight.  The suspect then rushed towards the officer who responded by pushing the suspect back with his left hand to create distance while maintaining control of his weapon with his right hand.  As the suspect began to advance toward the primary officer again, officers from Special Operations who had arrived on scene were able to take the suspect to the ground.  As the officers struggled to handcuff the combative suspect, a magazine loaded with .45 caliber ammunition fell from the suspect’s pocket.  Once the suspect was in custody, officers checked the backyard of the address where they recovered a .45 caliber Colt MK IV Series 80 Combat Commander handgun which had been discarded by the suspect.  It was later revealed that the firearm had previously been reported stolen out of Goffstown, New Hampshire.  The second individual who had been with the suspect was identified, questioned and released from the scene.  The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Armed Career Criminal (Level 2), Resisting Arrest and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Four While Recovering Three Loaded Firearms During Three Separate Incidents Over the Weekend

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INCIDENT #1:  At about 5:50 PM on Saturday October 29, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun which resulted in the recovery of a loaded firearm and a suspect in custody in the area of 35 Glendale Street in Dorchester.   As the officers were canvassing the area, they observed a person matching the given description, later identified as Vasco Dossantos, 28, of Dorchester, walking on Glendale Street near Columbia Road and approached to speak to him.  When the suspect saw the officers exit their vehicle, he immediately ran down an alley next to 35 Glendale Street where he dropped a loaded .22 caliber Ruger SR22 firearm into a trash barrel before locking himself inside the home.  At this time, additional units from several districts and specialized units responded to the area and set a perimeter around the address.  Officers from the SWAT Team assigned to a citywide tactical response car then breached the door the suspect had entered through and cleared the house, eventually locating the suspect on the second floor where he was placed in custody without further incident.  After officers safely recovered the discarded firearm it was determined it had previously been reported stolen in Concord, North Carolina.  The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Receiving Stolen Property.

INCIDENT #2:  At about 2:26 AM, on Sunday October 30, 2016, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of Tremont Street and West Springfield Street in the South End.  Witnesses stated that at about 2:15 AM, there had been an altercation out front of Slade’s located at 604 Tremont Street during which the suspect, later identified as Theodore Williams III, 37, of Roxbury, had displayed a firearm before fleeing the area in a motor vehicle.  While canvassing the area, the officers observed the suspect vehicle travelling on Tremont Street and performed a traffic stop.  Officers quickly recovered a loaded .380 caliber Smith & Wesson model PK380 handgun with an obliterated serial number from inside the vehicle and placed the suspect in custody without incident.  It was later revealed that the suspect’s license to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended.  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with an Altered Serial Number and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.

INCIDENT #3:  At about 8:24 PM on Sunday October 30, 2016, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects on firearm related charges in the area of Taunton Street and Wood Avenue in Hyde Park.  The officers were in the area as part of an investigation when they observed the suspect vehicle commit a traffic infraction on Messinger Street and attempted to stop it.  Upon seeing the officers activate their lights, the vehicle sped off, refusing to stop.  While travelling down Ruskindale Street, a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer model P250 handgun was thrown out of the vehicle, landing on the front lawn of a home where it was later recovered.  Officers were finally able to block the path of the fleeing vehicle at which time the operator, Danzie Daley, 29, of Mattapan and the passenger, Nathan Paisley, 27, of Mattapan, were removed and placed in custody without further incident.  Both suspects will appear in West Roxbury District Court.  Danzie Daley will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Failure to Submit to a Police Officer and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.  Nathan Paisley will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.