ONE LESS GUN: Anonymous Tip Leads to Recovery of a Firearm in Roslindale

At about 5:15 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017, members of the District B-3 Neighborhood Drug Control received information in the form of an anonymous tip indicating that an illegal firearm could be found, possibly hidden, behind a dumpster in area of Cliffmont & Canterbury Streets in Roslindale. Upon receiving the tip, officers promptly proceeded to the location in order to determine the veracity of the information provided. Once there, officers were able to locate and confiscate a firearm (see photo) found behind the dumpster. The firearm, described as a black Cobra .380 pistol with a magazine containing three live rounds of ammunition, was submitted into evidence. Said Commissioner Evans, “I just want to thank the concerned community member who took the time to contact our department. Thanks to the tip provided, a dangerous firearm is off the streets and no longer in a position to hurt or harm a member of our community.”