On January 27, 2014 at about 10:43pm, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop which resulted in a Glock 19 semi- automatic firearm and ammunition recovery at 65 Wayland Street. Officers had knowledge the rear passenger in that vehicle fled and the 9mm firearm was located in the path of flight from the unknown assailant.
At about 12:40am, on January 29, 2014 officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) Traffic Enforcement Unit observed a Honda Accord with four occupants, traveling at a high rate of speed on Blue Hill Ave. Officers stopped the vehicle and observed the rear passenger had an open container alcohol and neither passengers were wearing seatbelts.
During the paperwork exchange officers from the Boston Police Anti-Crime Unit pulled alongside to assist. Officers immediately recognized the two male occupants as members of a local Street Gang, that had prior firearms related arrests and may have been associated with the January 27, 2014 incident mentioned above. Subsequently, all occupants were removed from the motor vehicle and further investigation recovered a Freedom Arms Mini Revolver .22 Magnum and ammunition.
A female suspect, Jahmeilla Tresvant, 19, of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and issued a Massachusetts Citation for Failure to Wear Seatbelt. A second female, the driver was issued Massachusetts citations for Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Speeding, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Two male occupants were issued citations for failure to Wear Seatbelts and one received a citation for Open Container of Alcohol. The three unnamed individuals were identified and released.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4275.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.