Keeping Boston Safe: Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Suspect Found in Possession of 2 Firearms

At about 11:51 AM on Monday, January 29, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered two firearms in the area of Welles Ave and Joseph Street in Dorchester during the arrest of Nicholas Sicellon, 18, of Boston on gun-related charges. Officers observed the suspect clutching and grabbing at an object in his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. After observing the suspect enter a motor vehicle, officers activated their lights and sirens to effect a car stop.  As soon as officers exited their vehicle, the suspect exited his vehicle and took off running. While running behind the suspect, officers observed the suspect toss a black firearm (see photo of black .45 Caliber Springfield Armory) into a yard in the area of 14 Joseph Street and continue running. In short time, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect in the area of 20 Melbourne Street. An immediate search of the suspect enabled officers to confiscate a second firearm found in the suspect’s front waistband area. Officers arrested Nicholas Sicellon, 18, of Boston and charged him with the two counts of the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Resisting Arrest. It should be noted that both firearms had been reported stolen. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans: "I continue to marvel and be impressed by the dedication and devotion displayed by my officers day-in and day-out as they go about the business of protecting and serving our community. In the past three days, my officers have taken 11 guns off our streets. The fact that the suspect in this case thought it was okay to arm himself with not one, but two firearms, is most certainly disturbing but I’m grateful that my officers were in a position to identify and intercept a dangerous felon before he who could hurt or harm any members of our community.”