Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Make Disturbing Discovery After Stopping a Motor Vehicle for Failing to Properly Display Its Headlights - At about 9:31pm, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) observed a motor vehicle travelling with either deactivated or defective headlights in the area of Warren and St. James Streets in Roxbury. Upon seeing the car driving with no lights on, officers activated theirs and stopped the car. While talking to the operator, officers learned that the operator was unable to produce his driver’s license. According to the operator, he had one but he didn’t have it on him. However, when attempting to verify that the operator did – in fact – have a valid license via the Registry of Motor Vehicles, officers learned that the operator’s license had been suspended thus making it illegal for him to operate his vehicle. As such, officers arrested the operator of the vehicle, a 25 year-old male of Boston, and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License. While officers were conducting an inventory search of the vehicle and its contents prior to the car being towed from the scene, an individual claiming to be the owner of the car showed up on the scene. When asked to produce documentation confirming ownership of the vehicle, the individual was unable to. While inventorying the contents of the vehicle, officers made several distressing and disturbing discoveries. Specifically, officers located a loaded black firearm, a knife, several pairs of handcuffs, a stun gun, multiple hats, a bandana, gloves and a large pair of binoculars.
When asked about the items found inside the vehicle, the individual claiming ownership of the car stated, “Everything in the car is mine.” The male suspect, a 22 year-old male from Boston, was subsequently arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of an Electronic Weapon (Stun Gun). It was later confirmed that the suspect was owner of the vehicle.