One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Traffic Stop in the Seaport

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At about 1:07 AM on Monday September 10, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested David Meli, 29, of Somerville, on firearm and motor vehicle related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of 51 Seaport Boulevard in South Boston. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they learned that the driver, Meli, was operating with a revoked license. As the officers were removing the operator, they observed a firearm in plain sight in the driver’s side door. Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident at which time they recovered the firearm which was determined to be a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory handgun with an altered serial number. The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.

One Less Gun: Loaded Firearm and Drugs Recovered After Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit in South Boston

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At about 11:15 PM on Friday September 7, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Robert Santos, 24, of Jamaica Plain on firearm, drug and motor vehicle related charges in the area of Moakley Park in South Boston. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle that the suspect was operating for a traffic infraction in the area of Preble Street near Mohawk Street. As the officers were approaching the vehicle, it suddenly sped off towards Old Colony Avenue. The suspect vehicle then entered the parking lot of Moakley Park and came to an abrupt stop at which time the operator quickly exited the vehicle and took of running. Responding officers quickly arrived on scene and chased the suspect on foot across a baseball field, eventually placing him in custody after a brief struggle. Officers then recovered a loaded .380 caliber Glock 42 handgun which the suspect had discarded as he fled. Officers were also able to recover 32 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale from the suspect along with additional contraband from inside the recovered motor vehicle. The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Trafficking Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B & C Drugs, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

 

One Less Gun: Officers Assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Recover Loaded Firearm in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: In ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of our fine city, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force confiscated a loaded firearm. At about 11:34 PM, on Friday, August 31, 2018, officers recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 22 Fenno Street in Roxbury as part of an ongoing firearm investigation. Officers identified several individuals in the area and were able to recover a loaded Taurus 9mm (see photo) as well as multiple rounds of ammunition. The firearm will be turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis for processing.

 

One Less Gun: Firearm Arrest Leads to Search Warrant Uncovering Guns and Drugs in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street, Dorchester. As a result of an ongoing firearm investigation, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and did place two males under arrest. Officers arrested Hassan Searcy, 20-years-old from the South End and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Officers also arrested another passenger, Jaquori Lyons, 20-years-old from Lynn, on an outstanding warrant. Officers recovered a loaded Ruger 9mm as well as 8 rounds of ammunition.

Upon further investigation, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant of the residence in which the suspects emerged from, in the area of Esmond Street. Upon executing the search warrant on Thursday, August 30, 2018, officers placed four individuals under arrest. Officers also recovered a loaded SCCY 9mm firearm, a .357 Luger revolver, body armor, ammunition, as well as multiple Xanax pills and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested Roy Martin, 25 -years-old of Dorchester, Stephen O’Neal, 24-years-old of Mattapan, Kenneth Martin, 23-years-old of Dorchester and a 17-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester. All of the suspects were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Drugs.

All suspects to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 12:00 AM on Sunday August 26, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Otis Kimbrough, 50, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 799 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were in the area after responding to a call for a male suspect who had been observed placing a firearm in the trunk of a vehicle. Officers soon located and stopped the suspect vehicle at which time they safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson model SV40VE and placed the suspect in custody without incident. Kimbrough will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Youth Violence Strike Force Officers Arrest Three Suspects While Recovering Three Loaded Firearms During Three Separate Incidents in Less than Nine Hours

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 7:30 PM on Friday August 24, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Allen Lopez, 27, of Hyde Park, as part of an investigation after performing a traffic stop in the area of 46 Alwin Street in Hyde Park. Officers had stopped the suspect for a traffic infraction and removed him from the vehicle at which time they performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Walther PK380 handgun with an obliterated serial number from the suspect’s front waist band area. Officers then placed the suspect in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 2:30 AM on Saturday August 25, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Donta White, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges as part of an investigation in the area of 17A Livingstone Street in Dorchester. Officers located and approached the suspect in a driveway next to the address at which time they performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber Kimel Model 5000 revolver. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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INCIDENT #3: At about 3:43 AM on Saturday August 25, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest of Joquentz Constant, 22, of Dorchester, after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Columbia Road and Seaver Street. While on approach, officers observed the suspect walking quickly on Columbia Road while clutching at the waistband area of his pants. Officers stopped their vehicle and were preparing to exit in order to speak with suspect when he suddenly took off running. Officers pursued the suspect on foot and were closing in on him when they observed him pull a firearm from his waistband and discard it on the sidewalk. The firearm was later recovered and determined to be a loaded .32 caliber Regent revolver with an obliterated serial number. Officers were able to place the suspect in custody after a brief but violent struggle. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Resisting Arrest.

 

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to the 4th of July Quadruple Shooting on Fayston Street Dorchester

On, Thursday, August 23, 2018, Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force along with the assistance of the Worcester Police Department and Massachusetts State Police, arrested Jyarie Shoulders, 21 of Dorchester, in the area of 134 Eastern Avenue, Worcester, MA., on a warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court for multiple counts of Assault & Battery to wit a Firearm. Jyarie Shoulders was booked and held at Worcester Police Department.

Boston Police obtained a warrant for Jyarie Shoulders regarding the following incident that took place at about 6:45PM on Wednesday, July 04, 2018.  Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 79 Fayston Street, Boston. Upon arrival officers located three victims suffering from apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to local area hospitals by Boston EMS. While on scene, officers were alerted to the fact that an additional victim had self-applied to a local area hospital suffering from non-life threating gunshot wounds sustained on Fayston Street.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest 17-Year-Old Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 6:13 PM on Monday August 20, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 17-year-old male from Randolph after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 37 Larchmont Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they discovered a loaded 9mm Ruger EC9S handgun on the floor of the rear passenger area where the suspect was seated. Officers were able to recover the weapon and place the suspect in custody without incident. The juvenile suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Three Suspects, Including a 16-Year-Old Male, After Recovering Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester as a Result of a Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:25 PM, on Thursday, August 2, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Brandon Varela, 20, of Avon, Tino Fernandes, 21, of Randolph and a 16-year-old male from Randolph on firearm and drug-related charges during a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Franklin Field Road in Dorchester. The arrests come as a result of a lengthy, joint investigation in conjunction with the Randolph and Braintree Police Departments. Officers were able to place all three suspects in custody without incident while safely recovering a loaded .32 caliber Black Llama model Gabilondo Y Cia Vitoria handgun (See photo). Additionally, officers seized a medium sized bag of heroin, 2 small bags of crack cocaine along with $683.00 in US Currency during the booking search of Brandon Varela. All suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Brandon Varela will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A and B Drugs. Tino Fernandes will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and the 16-year-old male will be charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects and Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents in Less Than One Hour

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 1:29 AM on Saturday July 28, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Rufus Wornum, 33, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges after conducting a motor vehicle stop in the area of Annabel Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and were speaking to the occupants when they discovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson model 5W9YE handgun on the floor of the front passenger compartment where the suspect was seated. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. All charges are indicated as 3rd and subsequent for the offender.

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 2:05 AM on Saturday July 28, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Corey Reynolds, 18, of Hyde Park, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 3 Chamblet Street in Roxbury. The officers were on patrol when they stopped their vehicle to speak with a group of individuals gathered in front of the above address. As the officers approached, the suspect immediately took off running while clutching at the waistband area of his pants. The officers pursued the suspect and placed him in custody without incident at which time they recovered a fully loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson MP40 Shield handgun from the waistband of his pants. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Bravely Chase Down and Arrest Suspect Armed to the Teeth with Large Capacity Firearm in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 12:45 AM on Sunday July 22, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 154 Heath Street in Roxbury. The officers were on patrol in the Bromley Heath Housing Development when they stopped to investigate two males who were loitering in a parking lot. As the officers exited their vehicle, one of the individuals, later identified as Eddy Baez, 26, of Jamaica Plain, turned and took off running while clutching at the waistband area of his pants, leading the officers to believe that he may be armed. Officers pursued the suspect on foot through a nearby courtyard and were approximately ten feet behind him when they observed him pull a large gun (see photo) out of his pants with his right hand. Officers continued their pursuit, with their firearms now drawn, while giving numerous verbal commands for the suspect to drop the weapon, which he refused. As the officers closed in on the suspect, he threw the firearm into a nearby descending staircase in the area of 9 Horan Way. Officers were finally able to catch up to the fleeing suspect in the area of 11 Bickford Street where he was placed in custody after a brief but violent struggle. Officers were then able to recover the discarded firearm which was determined to be a fully loaded 9mm AA Arms AP9 pistol. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Resisting Arrest.

 

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Gunfire in Dorchester

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At about 10:50PM on Monday, July 9, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 46 Torrey Street (Dorchester). While traveling on Norfolk Street, officers heard approximately three-gun shots coming from the Roberts Playground area. Officers turned onto Withington Street toward Torrey Street in the direction of where they believed the shots were fired. Upon approaching 46 Torrey Street, officers observed a black male, later identified as David Amadin, 26 of Dorchester, wearing gray sweatpants and a white t-shirt, appear from behind a bush and start to walk towards the cruiser. Officers observed a bulge from under the male’s t-shirt on the right side of his waist line. As officers stopped the cruiser and exited, the suspect immediately ran into the driveway of 46 Torrey Street. Officers gave chase and observed the suspect to be running with his right arm pinned to the right side of his waist and his left arm freely moving.  Officers continued to chase the suspect and observed him throw a black object onto the roof of one of the parking garages.  After throwing the object onto the roof the suspect stopped running and turned around to face the officers. For their safety, officers placed the suspect in handcuffs.

Another officer was able to climb onto the roof where he located a black firearm. The firearm was determined to be a .45 caliber Black Springfield Armory, 5 live .45 rounds of ammunition within a Springfield Armory Feeding Device. After further investigation, it was revealed that the suspect did not reside at 46 Torrey Street.

David Amadin, 26 of Roxbury, was placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd Subsequent), Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd Subsequent), and Possession of Ammunition (2nd Subsequent). Amadin will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate 3 Guns in Less than 5 Hours in 3 Separate Incidents 

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INCIDENT #1: At about 11:48AM, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Bird Street and Columbia Road when officers observed a gray motor vehicle travelling with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows. In light of their observations, officers attempted to stop the motor vehicle. However, instead of pulling over, the operator slowed but refused to come to a complete stop. While following behind the car, officers observed the front seat passenger moving in such a way as if to suggest he was attempting to conceal something. Eventually, the car came to a stop in the area of Alexander Street and Blue Hill Ave. But, as soon as the vehicle stopped, a black male, carrying a backpack, quickly emerged from the car and took off running. After a lengthy foot chase, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect. A search of the backpack enabled officers to locate and confiscate a German Sport Guns GSG 1911 firearm (see photo above). Officers arrested Fitzgerald Saint-Louis, 22, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

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INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #2: Approximately three hours later, at about 3:15pm, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Bowdoin Street and Geneva Ave when they observed two individuals operating dirt bikes while not wearing helmets. While following behind the dirt bikes, officers noted that one of the operators was wearing a backpack which looked to be weighted down by some sort of heavy object located at the bottom of the bag. Fearing the presence of a weapon, coupled with the operator’s failure to wear a protective helmet, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the operator. However, instead of stopping, the operator accelerated in an effort to escape the officers. Officers were able to catch up to and stop the operator in the area of Talbot Ave near the Lee School. A pat frisk of the suspect’s backpack enabled officers to locate and confiscate a silver Interarms .38 revolver (see photo). Officers arrested Theron White, 27, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Operating an Off Road Vehicle on a Public Way, Operating after License Suspension and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.

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INCIDENT #3

INCIDENT #3:  Less than an hour later, at about 4:10pm, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when officers observed a black motor vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign in the area of Rosseter and Bullard Streets. In light of the aforementioned violation, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) to conduct a lawful traffic stop. While approaching the vehicle, officers observed the operator moving in such a way as if to suggest he was attempting to hide or conceal something under the front seat of the vehicle. While talking to the operator, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous while visibly shaking and breathing heavily. When asked if he had hidden anything under his seat, the operator became increasingly more uneasy and quickly put his car into drive and slammed down the accelerator in an effort to escape the area. After losing sight of the suspect, officers were able to regain a visual on the suspect when he was forced to stop his vehicle after getting tangled up in traffic in the area of Westville Street and Drayton Street. As officers got closer, they observed the suspect discard an object as he exited his vehicle and ran down an alley in the area of 216 Westville Street. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect. After a physical altercation, officers were able to take the suspect into custody. A search of the immediate area enabled officers to locate and recover a black .40 caliber Glock (see photo) which the suspect attempted to discard.  

Officers arrested Hal McIntosh, 29, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Subsequent Offense).

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to commend my officers for the hard work and ongoing efforts to keep people safe in our city. Within five hours, my officers bravely took three guns off of our streets and arrested the three individuals who thought it was okay to illegally possess them. As I’ve mentioned many times before, the 4th of July has always been a challenging time for those of us in law enforcement due to the loud parties and large gatherings which always seem to lead to trouble and violence. But, thanks to my officers, there’s no doubt in my mind that this day was a whole lot safer thanks to their efforts.”

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Bravely Disarm Belligerent Motorist Refusing to Stop for Officers in Mattapan

BPD Officers Bravely Disarm Belligerent Motorist Refusing to Stop for Officers in Mattapan: At about 3:57pm, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle take an illegal turn in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) in order to conduct a stop of the vehicle. While retrieving the operator’s license and registration, officers noted that the operator appeared to be nervous, apprehensive and breathing heavily. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers asked the operator to exit the motor vehicle. When officers attempted to open the driver's door, the operator immediately put his car into drive, slammed on the accelerator and attempted to flee the scene. However, one of the officers, who was able to dive into the vehicle, struggled and fought with the operator in an effort to gain control of the car. After a lengthy struggle, the officer was able to rip the keys out of the ignition while bringing the car to a rolling stop. With the vehicle stopped, officers immediately took the suspect into custody. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a large bag of marijuana, a black Heckler & Koch 9mm firearm (see photo) and close to $2,000 in US Currency.

Officers arrested Aaren Howard, 28, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Motor Vehicle), Failure to Stop for Police and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana).

One Less Gun: Officers Seize Two Illegal Firearms and Arrest Two Suspects in Two Separate Incidents in Less than Five Hours

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INCIDENT #1: At about 5:10 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 33 Adams Street. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a male suspect known to the victim, accompanied by two additional suspects, had pulled out a cocked firearm and pointed it at the victim. The officers were provided with a description of the suspects, and additional responding units began to canvas the area. A short time later, officers observed a shirtless male crouched down near the front passenger side of a parked motor vehicle in front of 56 East Street. Officers exited their cruiser to investigate, and the male stood up and began to walk away. Officers stopped the male and returned to the vehicle to see why the male had been crouched down. Officers observed a t-shirt near the front passenger side tire. The officer grabbed the t-shirt and immediately observed a black loaded ISSC Model M22 firearm wrapped inside the t-shirt. When the male, identified as 19-year-old Keion Javon Rowell of Dorchester, could not produce a License to Carry, officers placed him into custody. Rowell was subsequently identified as one of the suspects in the incident that occurred near 33 Adams Street. Rowell was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Rowell will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

INCIDENT #2: At about 9:55 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Norfolk Street, Mattapan, where a large crowd was dispersing after a call for shots fired had come in approximately 20 minutes earlier. The attention of the officers monitoring the crowd was suddenly drawn to a male standing in the middle of the street yelling on a cell phone. Officers recognized the male as 26-year-old Dimitri R. Harris of Dorchester and turned their cruiser around to investigate the disturbance. As they approached, officers observed that Harris was now standing further down the street near the driveway of 449 Norfolk Street. Harris immediately told officers that he didn’t have anything on him and gave the officers permission to check. Officers stood by with Harris as additional units canvassed the area for discarded items. Soon officers were directed to a first-floor porch of a residence, and from there, officers observed a black firearm on the garage roof. Officers recovered the loaded Ruger LCP 380 Auto firearm and arrested Harris. Harris was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Trespassing. Harris will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

As we enter the second half of the year and the Fourth of July holiday, Boston police officers have bravely taken over 320 illegal firearms off the streets of Boston so far in 2018. We at the BPD continue to believe that #OneLessGun will lead to #OneLessTragedy.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Recovering Loaded Firearm during Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 8:05 PM on Wednesday June 27, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects after recovering a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of 56 Humphreys Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they learned that the operator, Armando Gomes, 30, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, had a suspended license. As the officers were continuing their investigation, the front seat passenger, Allahmah Kuyateh, 22, of Providence, Rhode Island, suddenly exited the vehicle and attempted to push past one of the officers. Officers performed a pat frisk of the passenger at which time they recovered a knife with a curved blade from inside he pants pocket. Officers placed the passenger in custody with assistance from additional responding units after a brief struggle. The operator was placed in custody without incident. Once both suspects were secured, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory ACP model SA-XD handgun fitted with a laser sight and a high capacity magazine from inside the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Armando Gomes will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. Allahmah Kuyateh will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried (Knife) and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

One Less Gun: Officers Make Arrest in Shooting Incident on Bishop Joe L. Smith Way, Dorchester

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At about 12:45 PM on Monday, June 25, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 24 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way. Upon arrival, the officers observed several vehicles with ballistic damage and were informed by witnesses that a male had exited a vehicle and shot toward a group of people. One male suffered non-life-threatening injuries and transported himself to an area hospital.

Further investigation revealed that a suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants exited the passenger side of an older model red sedan, hunch down, then fire multiple shots into a group of people before reentering the vehicle and fleeing. Officers and detectives were able to track the vehicle back to an address on Cunningham Street, where both the operator and the passenger were observed exiting the vehicle and entering a residence. Several hours later, officers were able to conduct a motor vehicle stop of both the operator and passenger, as well as three additional males, in a gray motor vehicle in the area of Dudley and East Cottage Streets. Officers ordered all five occupants, including the operator, 26-year-old Jamaal Reese of Marblehead, and the backseat passenger, 26-year-old Tre A. Lankford of Winthrop, out of the car, and as a result of further investigation, officers were able to secure both the red sedan and the residence on Cunningham Street and obtain a search warrant.

Upon receiving and executing the search warrants, officers recovered two firearms and a bag of loose ammunition.

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Reese and Lankford for firearm related charges. Lankford was additionally charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, to wit; Gun.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm during Investigation in Boston

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At about 9:08 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop as part of an investigation in the area of Park Drive and Boylston Street in Boston. Officers arrested Jameel Clark, 25, of Boston, after safely recovering a loaded 9mm Glock 19 handgun. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension or Revocation.

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile on Gun-Related Charges in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:05 PM, on Friday, June 1, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area of 56 Dimock Street, Roxbury. As a result of the investigation, officers recovered the following firearm:

  • One loaded .22 caliber High Standard Double Nine firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Boston in connection with this investigation. The juvenile is charged with Delinquency to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Firearm. The juvenile will be arraigned in the Boston Juvenile Court.

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms during Three Separate Incidents

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FIREARM SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #2

INCIDENT #1: At about 3:13 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a found firearm in the area of 10 Lattimore Court in Lower Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and recovered a loaded 9mm Lorcin handgun which has since been handed over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

INCIDENT #2: At about 7:31 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested James Witkowski-Owens, 23, of Randolph, on firearm related charges after recovering a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson model SW9VE handgun during an investigation in the area of Washington and Williams Streets in Roxbury. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

INCIDENT #3: At about 11:48 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit arrested Anthony Johnson, 34, of Dorchester, on firearm and drug related charges after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Taurus Millenium G2 PT140 handgun and several small bags of crack cocaine during an investigation in the area of 99 Wayland Street in Dorchester. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.