One Less Gun: BPD Officers Make Warrant Arrest, Recover Loaded Firearm After Performing Traffic Stop in Roxbury

At about 11:00 PM on Wednesday August 3, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite warrant arrest and recovered a loaded firearm after performing a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Road and Holden Street in Dorchester.  The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation when they learned that the operator, Wilson Mendes, 20, of Dorchester, was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.  After removing the suspect and placing him in custody without incident, the officers performed an inventory search prior to towing the vehicle which led to the recovery of a loaded .22 caliber Ruger Mark II Target Model handgun.  The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.