39 Arrested in Weekend Warrant Sweeps, 3 Guns Seized

Boston Police and MBTA Transit Police targeted the lower Roxbury area this weekend in high visibility saturation patrols netting 39 arrests and the seizure of three firearms. Officers from Districts 2, 4 and the Tactical Bike Unit partnered with the Transit Police and Probation department riding trains and targeting identified areas in lower Roxbury. Train passengers were extremely pleased with the very visible police presence and members of the community praised the police efforts. Two Command Buses, one from Boston and one from the Transit Police, were utilized as command posts and staged at different locations in the targeted areas. Last weekend, 113 individuals were arrested during a similar sweep. These 152 arrests should send a crystal clear message that the Boston Police and Transit Police are committed to reducing and preventing crime and violence in the City.Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Darrin Greeley says reaction from the community has been very positive. “These operations have worked well to address community complaints on all levels and several of the neighborhood crime watch groups were pleased at seeing the officers on horseback, mountain bike and foot patrols.” Greeley said. This operation is ongoing and will continue through midnight tonight.