One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One for Trespassing and Recover Illegal Gun in Roxbury


At about 10:40 PM on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 34 Annunciation Road in Roxbury.

While on patrol, officers observed a group of individuals milling around the basketball courts in the area of 1195 Tremont Street. Upon seeing the officers, several members peeled away from the group in what appeared to be a hurried effort to vacate the area. Officers specifically observed one of the individuals (known to them from previous interactions) sprinting away while clutching his waistband in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. Following a brief foot chase in which the suspect entered a “No Trespassing” area, officers were able to apprehend the suspect. A search of the immediate area earlier occupied by the group allowed officers to recover a Sport King .22 caliber firearm loaded with nine live rounds and one in the chamber.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Peter Mastin of Dorchester and charged him with Trespassing. Additional charges as it relates to the firearm could be pending.  

*** NOTE: Including the above, the Boston Police Department has now recovered and taken 360 illegal guns off the streets of Boston.