One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms in Two Separate Incidents Last Thursday Night

 

INCIDENT #1: At about 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2016, officers performing a paid detail in the area of Columbia Road and Bird Street in Dorchester responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 692 Columbia Road.

As the dispatcher broadcast the location of the suspect, officers realized they were nearby and began heading in that direction. The dispatcher stated that the suspect with the gun had been seen climbing scaffolding while holding a gun in his waist band. As officers approached 692 Columbia Road, they observed an individual known to them walking hurriedly away while holding his waistband and repeatedly looking back over his shoulder. Officers approached the male and immediately observed the handle of a firearm in his waistband. Officers removed the loaded black Springfield Arms Model XD455 ACP 3.3 firearm from the suspect. When the suspect reported he did not have a license to carry, officers placed him under arrest. Thirty-one-year-old Januario Oliveira of Dorchester was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

INCIDENT #2: At about 3:05 AM on Friday, April 1, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Waumbeck Street.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that the suspect had shown a firearm and made threats before placing the firearm in a tan bag. Officers located the suspect and then, with the help of a K-9, recovered the tan bag containing a Desert Eagle pistol loaded with a large capacity feeding device, a box of ammunition, and several personal papers with the suspect’s name from the rear of a residence.

Officers arrested a 28-year-old male of Roxbury and charged him with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.