Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Six Guns and Arrest Six Suspects in Five Separate Incidents in a 24 Hour Period

Gun recovered in incident #3

Gun recovered in incident #3

Boston Police Recover Six Guns, Arrest Six, in Five Separate Incidents

During the course of their duties yesterday, Boston Police officers from several districts removed six guns from city streets in five separate incidents. “These incidents are fine examples of the great work being done by my officers and responsible community members who want to keep this city safe,” said Commissioner William Evans. “My officers have taken over 100 guns off the street this year. They continue to put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors of this great city.”

The incidents are summarized below in chronological order:

Incident #1: At about 2:03 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, an officer from District C-11 (Dorchester) made observations of a Black Acura traveling at a high rate of speed through the intersection at Park Street and Waldeck Street. After making additional observations of the suspect car, the officer conducted a car stop at Wainwright and Lithgow Streets. As the officer approached the car, he made observations of the rear passenger who was hunched over with his chest to his knees and both arms between his legs. This rear seat passenger sat upright as the officer illuminated the inside of the car with a flashlight. Two other occupants, the driver and a front seat passenger were observed and the driver was asked for his license and registration. Initially the driver provided a false name to officers and was unable to provide any identification or a license to operate a vehicle. The front seat passenger was visibly nervous and initially denied having any identification on his person.  An additional officer arrived to assist and the based on the actions of the suspects they were removed from the vehicle.  After further inquiry and investigation by the officer, both the rear passenger and front seat passenger were identified. Based on the actions of the three suspects to this point, officers performed a pat frisk of the inside of the car. During the frisk of the car, officers recovered two loaded handguns, one from the area were the rear seat passenger was observed hunched over and the other under the front passenger seat.

Now with the presence of at least two firearms in the vehicle, officers secured the occupants. None of the occupants could produce a license to carry a firearm. Arrested was the driver, Artur DeBarros, 19, of Central falls Rhode Island, front passenger Reggie Barros, 23, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and rear passenger Kelvin Barros, 19, of Dorchester. All three are charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Additionally, the driver, DeBarros is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Arraignment will be in Dorchester District Court.

Incident #2: At about 8:14 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to 245 Summer Street, Boston for a found firearm. Officers met with staff and were informed that an alert maintenance employee had located a gun inside a trash receptacle. Officers were directed to the weapon and recovered a grey handgun inside a sock from the trash bag. Detectives responded and the gun will be processed. This investigation remains active.

Incident #3: At about 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Codman Square to due recent firearm related violence in that area between known gangs. While in the area, officers made observations of two individuals walking on Washington Street at Bowdoin Street. One of the individuals was walking in way that alerted officers that he may be in possession of a firearm. Upon recognizing the presence of the officers, this individual walked away from his companion and headed in the direction of 8 Gaylord Street and was briefly out of view of the officers. Moments later, this individual reunited with his companion and officers stopped both to conduct an inquiry. As officers were documenting their inquiry and the two individuals were walking away, one the officers located a loaded  black .32 caliber (pictured above), revolver in the area were the suspect was observed coming from. As the officers approached the individuals again, the one who officers believed to have discarded the weapon ran from the officers. After a brief foot chase the officers were able to apprehend, Amir Massey, 22, of Dorchester. Massey is charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Resisting Arrest. Arraignment will be in Dorchester Court.

Gun recovered in incident #4

Gun recovered in incident #4

Incident #4: At about 5:44 PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants, one for the subject of the investigation and one for his residence at 42 Esmond Street, Dorchester. As part of an ongoing investigation, officers in possession of two search warrants set up surveillance in the area of 42 Esmond Street in Dorchester.  The target of the investigation was observed leaving his residence and was stopped by officers a short distance away. Upon producing the warrants to search the individual and his home, officers searched and recovered a set of house keys from the pocket of the subject. Officers proceeded to the residence of the subject and made a peaceful entry using the recovered house keys. During the course of the search, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded black .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun (pictured above) and 15 additional rounds of ammunition. Arrested inside the apartment was Everton Lawrence, 25, of Dorchester. He is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Incident #5: At about 9:14 PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the area of Geneva Avenue and Bowdoin Street for shots fired in the area. A suspect vehicle description was provided to officers and the direction it was headed. Responding officers observed a vehicle leaving the parking lot of 200 Geneva Ave that matched the suspect vehicle’s description. Officers stopped this vehicle a 1999 blue Nissan Altima, in front of 130 Geneva Avenue. Inside the suspect vehicle were three occupants, a male driver, a male front seat passenger and a female rear seat passenger. During this encounter, the female passenger was observed clutching both her hands over her pockets. Based on these and other observations the three occupants were removed from the car and frisked. During the frisk of the female, an officer recovered and seized a loaded black 380 caliber handgun from her jacket pocket. Arrested was Tiarra Wint, 20, of Hyde Park. She is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. She will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.