GUN-TOTING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ROXBURYAbout 11:10pm, on Friday, September 20, 2008, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to radio call for a group of approximately ten males fighting in the middle of Cunningham Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed the group pushing and shoving. Offices immediately exited their cruiser and commanded the combatants to separate. While officers were in the process of separating the parties, officers observed one suspect in particular, a black male, later identified as Richard Gomes (approximately 5'8 tall, 200 pounds, wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans) walk rapidly away from the group. Upon seeing this, officers quickly instructed Gomes to remain where he was. However, instead of standing still, the suspect began to run away from the scene. While pursuing him on foot, officers observed the suspect repeatedly grab at his waist area in such a way as to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. With the suspect in custody, officers re-traced the steps of the foot pursuit. A search of the area enabled officers to recover the suspect’s brown hoodie and a semi-automatic firearm. When asked if he had in his possession a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated, “No.” Officers arrested Richard Gomes, 29, of Brockton and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. IF YOU’RE GONNA DRINK .. DON’T DO IT IN PUBLIC At about 12:54am, on Saturday, September 20, 2008, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Mission Hill when they observed a white male walking in the middle of Oswald Street. As officers got closer, officers observed that the suspect was holding a beer can (Miller High Life) in his right hand. Upon seeing the officers pull up next to him, the suspect held up the beer can and stated, “I know I’m not suppose to have this.” Despite the confession, officers arrested Stephon Bentley, 21, of Roxbury and charged him with Drinking in Public. WINDOW BREAKER ARRESTED IN CHARLESTOWN At about 10:33pm, on Friday, September 20, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call to investigate an incident in the area of 111 N. Washington Street. On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who stated that they observed the suspect sitting in a car being operated by a female. According to witnesses, the occupants of the car were arguing when the suspect punched the windshield and shattered it. Witnesses say the suspect then exited the car, still screaming at the female, and kicked the front door of the Amici Restaurant located at 111 N. Washington Street. When the suspect kicked the front door, the glass inside the door shattered. According to witnesses, the suspect then re-entered the motor vehicle but was stopped by police in the area of Vine and Bunker Hill Streets. When officers questioned the suspect about the incident, the suspect began to verbally abuse the officers. Officers arrested Carl Stephens, 30, of Roxbury and charged him with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.