In less than 12 hours, the men and women of the Boston Police Department recovered three firearms – including a MAC 11 Submachine Gun – in three separate incidents.
Said Commissioner William Evans: “In less than 12 hours – the men and the women of the Boston Police Department took three guns off of our city’s streets and in doing so made our city a safer place. I continue to be impressed with the work being done by my officers in their on-going efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston.”
The facts and circumstances surrounding the incidents - as well as photos of the guns recovered - are listed and seen below:
GUN #1: At about 2:27AM, on Saturday February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when they observed a group of about 15-20 individuals running in the area of Dudley Street & Brook Ave. Sensing that a potentially harmful or dangerous situation incident may have occurred, officers immediately stopped their unmarked police cruiser to further investigate the incident. Officers quickly learned that an individual, wearing a blue hat and blue jacket, was seen threatening people with a gun. A search of the area enabled officers to see and locate an individual matching the description of the suspect in the rear of 595 Dudley Street. As officers approached, officers observed the suspect, who was standing next to a white motor vehicle, possibly place something inside the car. Officers also noted that the suspect was in the company of several individuals who appeared to have been involved in an altercation given the fact that several appeared to be bruised and bleeding. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize a loaded firearm under the front driver's seat. Officers recovered a Sig Sauer SP2022 Semi-automatic firearm (see photo of Gun #1).
Officers arrested Kenneth Madden, 18, of Belmont and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device.
GUN #2: About 2:45AM, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street when they observed a gray motor vehicle operating without its lights on. As such, officers activated their lights & sirens in an effort to stop the motor vehicle. Initially, the operator of the vehicle ignored the officer’s efforts to stop the car but eventually complied and pulled over in the area of Kneeland & Knapp Streets. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle. While talking to the operator, officers observed one of the passengers moving suspiciously in the rear of the vehicle. In light of the suspicious movements, officers instructed the suspect to exit the car. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and seize a firearm. Officers recovered a Taurus Millennium .45 Caliber Automatic Colt Pistol (see photo of Gun #2).
The rear passenger, Scublensky Adelson, 26, of Mattapan, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number.
The operator of the vehicle, Kharl Eddins, 34, of Brockton, was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.
GUN #3: At about 12:59PM, on Saturday February 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force received information about an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm in the area of Monadnock Street in Dorchester. Armed with this information and a description of the suspect, who was described as a black male wearing a red jacket and dark jeans, officers began monitoring that area in hopes of locating the suspect. In short time, officers observed an individual who matched the description of the suspect and quickly moved in. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers promptly conducted a pat frisk of the suspect and immediately felt a hard metal object, which turned out to be the handle of a firearm, in the suspect’s waist area. Officers recovered a MAC 11 submachine gun (see photo of Gun #3). In addition to the submachine gun, officers also recovered a white plastic baggie containing a hard white substance believed to be Molly.
Officers arrested James Wilkerson, 27, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Possession Class B Drug (Molly).