Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Four Firearms Including Loaded AK-47 During Three Separate Incidents in Twelve Hours

 Firearm Seized During Incident #2

Firearm Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #1: At about 3:17 PM on Monday February 5, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers from the Waltham Police Department arrested Wilson Mendes, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges in the area of 343 Moody Street in Waltham. During their investigation, officers were able to safely recover a loaded AK-47 and a loaded 9mm handgun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Waltham District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

INCIDENT #2: At about 3:45 PM on Monday, February 5, 2018, officers assigned to the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit arrested a known suspect on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 27 McDonough Way in South Boston. The officers had stopped Keon Baker, 26, of South Boston, as part of a drug investigation at which time they performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a 9mm Kel-Tec Luger handgun from the waistband of the suspect’s pants. When asked if the firearm was loaded, the suspect replied, “Yes, one in the chamber and ten in the mag.” Officers also located and recovered a small bag of crack cocaine from the suspect’s pants pocket. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in South Boston District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

INCIDENT #3: At about 2:58 AM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of Norfolk Street and Epping Street in Dorchester. The officers were investigating an unattended motor vehicle that appeared to have struck a parked car when the observed a firearm in plain sight on the floor of the offending vehicle. Officers recovered the weapon which was found to be a loaded .380 Davis Industries Model P-380 handgun which has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. This investigation remains active and ongoing.