ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Recover a Gun and Arrest One in Dorchester

At about 11:35 am on Thursday, February 25, 2016, members of the District B-3 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of Park and Vinson Streets in Dorchester when officers observed an individual known to have an active default warrant for Larceny. Upon seeing the individual enter a motor vehicle, officers promptly activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the motor vehicle. While taking the suspect into custody, officers discovered that the suspect was in possession of a loaded firearm (see photo). Officers charged Dion Sturkey, 41, of Boston with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawfully Carrying of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm 2nd Subsequent Offense.