One Less Gun: Two Separate Incidents Result in Recovery of Two Firearms

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INCIDENT #1: At about 1:40 PM on Friday, December 15, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a stop of a motor vehicle in the area of Mount Vernon Street and Harbor Point Boulevard, Dorchester, as part of an ongoing investigation. Officers were aware that the operator of the motor vehicle, 22-year-old Paul Jacobs of Canton, was unlicensed and had an active default warrant out of Somerville District Court for Speeding and Unlicensed Operation. As a result of the stop and subsequent arrest, officers recovered a loaded Beretta 9mm handgun from the vehicle. Jacobs was placed under arrest without incident and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Subsequent Offense).

INCIDENT #2: At about 4:50 PM on Friday, December 15, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a found firearm in the area of Wenlock Road. Officers arrived on scene and were informed that the caller had found an unloaded Glock 27 .40 caliber firearm hidden in a closet while packing to move out of his house. A check of the serial number indicated that the firearm had been reported stolen out of Pembroke in 2014. Officers recovered and processed the firearm.

The BPD would like to take this opportunity to remind City of Boston residents that today, December 16, 2017, the department is holding a one-day gun buyback program during which residents may anonymously turn in firearms to receive a $100 Visa gift card. Below are the locations and process for turning in an unwanted handgun: