One Less Gun: Anonymous Tip Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

At about 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 26, 2016, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) received an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Iterarms Starfire handgun in the area of Lucerne and Arbutus Streets. It was later revealed that the gun had been reported stolen in Ohio in 1993. The firearm is currently being processed and investigated by the Ballistics Unit.

We thank the concerned citizen who did the right thing for their neighborhood by contacting us. Community members wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.