One Less Gun: YVSF Officers Recover Loaded Firearm during Traffic Stop

At about 2:08 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 88 Bernard Street in District B-3 (Mattapan).

Officers observed a vehicle in the above neighborhood without a front registration plate and traveling at speeds well above the City of Boston speed limit of 25 mph. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle and observed an individual in the front passenger seat who was known to them to have a history of incidents involving firearms. For their safety, officers conducted a pat frisk of the individual and subsequently recovered a loaded black Glock 26 9mm firearm with obliterated serial numbers from the waistband of his pants. Officers knew this individual, 35-year-old Antoine Rise of Dorchester, to be ineligible for a license to carry.

Officers arrested Rise and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).