Officers in Roxbury Arrest Juvenile Male in Possession of Two Firearms

 

On Friday, March 15, 2019 at about 11:19 PM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearms arrest of a juvenile male in the area of 63 Codman Park in Roxbury. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area with multiple units responding from District B-2 (Roxbury) & District E-13 (Jamaica Plain).

The dispatchers provided a description of two males wearing black clothing running from Westminster Avenue through the backyards towards Cobden Street.

Officers exited their cruiser when they observed two male suspects walking at a rapid pace. One of the suspects began looking left and right while making safety adjustments to his front pockets.  Officers, fearing that the suspect was armed, conducted a pat frisk and immediately located a firearm in the suspects front pocket. Once the suspect was placed under arrest, officers found a second firearm in the waistband of the suspects pants.

A Titan Tiger 38 SPL Revolver and a Smith & Wesson “Airweight” .38 SPL Revolver was recovered from the suspect. In addition, officers observed that the Smith and Wesson Revolver had five spent shells and appeared as though the revolver had been fired.

The 17-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester was charged with two counts of Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Delinquent to Wit Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned Boston Juvenile Court.

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury: At about 2:08PM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made a firearm arrest in area of Parker and Gurney Streets in Roxbury. Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Annunciation Road as a result of a shooting incident which occurred the day before inside the Annunciation Housing Development. While patrolling the area, officers observed a group of males loitering in a courtyard. Several of the individuals were known to the officers as a result of previous interactions and encounters. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the group slowly dispersed and began walking away from the area. As the group was leaving, officers observed one of the individuals get involved in a verbal altercation with a motorist. During the verbal altercation, officers observed the individual gesturing and motioning towards his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. Fortunately, the altercation ended without injury when the motorist drove off. However, the officer’s concern that the individual may be armed remained. In an effort to better understand their observations and concerns, officers, with badges clearly displayed, approached the individual and his three friends in the area of Parker and Gurney Streets. When instructed to remain on the sidewalk, the individual ignored the officers and quickened his pace in an effort to put distance between himself and the officers. However, after catching up to the suspect, officers conducted a pat frisk for the presence of weapons. As a result of the frisk, officers were able to feel and find a firearm in the suspect’s left pocket. When asked to produce a license to carry, the suspect stated that he didn’t have one. The loaded firearm (see photo) was determined to be a Ruger LCP .380 Auto Pistol. 

Officers arrested Dedric Dew, 21, of Lynn and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: One Under Arrest After Execution of Search Warrant Yields Recovery of Loaded Firearms, Drugs, and Cash in Dorchester

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 6:30 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, District C-11 (Dorchester) Drug Control Unit, and agents assigned to the ATF executed a search warrant in the area of 5 Salisbury Park in Dorchester and 1 Aspinwall Road in Dorchester. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered a silver Taurus .38 Special Revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, a black Smith and Wesson Revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, approximately 17 grams of Fentanyl, 4 grams of cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. 

Officers arrested Raymond Clary, 29-years-old, of Dorchester. Clary is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Fentanyl over 10 Grams, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. 

 

Officers Arrest One and Recover Firearm, Ammunition as Part of Ongoing Firearm Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 2:09 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 8 Kenwood Street in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing firearm investigation, officers arrested Allan Parrish, 26-years-old, of Dorchester and recovered a Colt Detective Special Revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from a jacket he had been wearing. Parrish is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Second and Subsequent Offense, and Armed Career Criminal.

 

Officers Arrest Male for Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Roxbury

 

At about 3:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest in the area of Centre Street and Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain. Following an extensive investigation, officers arrested Abdirahman Abdi, 25-years-old, of Brockton on an outstanding warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Attempted Murder, Armed Assault to Rob, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 8:49 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recovered Firearm Located During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

Earlier today, at about 12:00 PM on Thursday January 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Donnelle Joyner, 23, of Mattapan, on firearm related charges in the area of 3 Pemberton Square in Boston. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court stemming from an investigation following a traffic stop earlier in the week. At about 7:13 PM on Monday January 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue when the suspect, who was a passenger in the rear seat at the time of the stop, fled the area. The officers continued their investigation and later recovered a loaded .380 Astra A-60 handgun from inside the vehicle where the suspect had been seated. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).

 

Investigation Update: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in Roxbury

Investigation Update: At about 7:33 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Terrell Williams, 22, of Roxbury on an outstanding warrant in the area of 182 Blackstone Street in Fall River. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted in connection to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:50 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, in the area of 4 Brinton Street in Roxbury.

Hours before the arrest was made, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant as part of this investigation in the area of 48 Bower Street in Roxbury. During their search, officers located and seized a 9mm SAR Arms B6 Compact handgun along with numerous rounds of ammunition and assorted large capacity feeding devices.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Armed Suspect After Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

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At about 7:33 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of 476 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle for a marked lane violation and were approaching to speak with the operator when the rear seat passenger, Davell Woodrum, 25, of Dorchester, who was known to the officers through previous interactions, took off running while pinning his right arm against the side of his body. Officers were able to catch up to the fleeing suspect a short distance away at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus 24/7 G2C handgun from inside the right pocket of a pair of basketball shorts the suspect was wearing beneath his pants. The suspect was then placed in custody without further incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal Level 2.

 

Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of Geneva Avenue and Olney Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an illegal U-turn when they learned that the operator, Maurice Watkins-Cundiff, 26, of Brockton, did not possess a driver’s license. Officers removed the operator and placed him in custody without incident at which time they asked the remaining occupants to exit the vehicle. As the front seat passenger got out, he informed the officers that he was in possession of a firearm. Officers quickly secured the passenger, later identified as Jovani Miranda, 27, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .357 Rossi revolver with an obliterated serial number from the inside pocket of the suspect’s coat. The suspect was then placed in custody without further incident.

Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Miranda will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Watkins-Cundiff will be charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Officers Apprehend Suspect Who Failed to Stop for Police with Children on Board and Recover Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:47 PM on Wednesday, January 9. 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested one male and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 49 Mather Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a gray motor vehicle abruptly stop before accelerating at increasing speeds. A query of the motor vehicle led to the discovery of an expired registration. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 750 Washington Street in Dorchester.  Upon activating their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) the suspect motor vehicle fled in an attempt to evade officers. Officers pursued the motor vehicle in an initially unsuccessful attempt to stop the car. The vehicle began to slow down in the area of 49 Mather Street in Dorchester, before again taking off at a high rate of speed. Eventually officers were able to locate the motor vehicle stopped in the area of Allston Street and Mather Street. Officers approached the vehicle which was still running with the driver’s side open and the driver’s side window down. Inside of the vehicle, officers observed two young males who were unaccompanied. Officers notified the children’s mother who responded to the scene. Officers observed a male exit from a pathway next to 49 Mather Street who was breathing heavily and sweating profusely. Officers identified the male as the operator of the motor vehicle. Officers retraced the route in which the suspect had travelled and recovered a silver revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

Officers arrested Denzil Pierre, 35-years-old, of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 3rd Offense, Armed Career Criminal Level 3, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration. Pierre was also wanted for Failure to Stop and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License out of Brookline District Court. Pierre is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

Loaded Firearm and Drugs Recovered After Suspect Strikes Officer with Motor Vehicle

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:39 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Adrian Ferguson, 29, of Dorchester on numerous charges during an incident that originated in the area of 5 Salisbury Park in Dorchester. The officers were conducting a drug investigation when they approached a stopped motor vehicle which had backed into a parking area on the street to speak with the operator. Upon seeing the officers, the driver suddenly accelerated towards them, striking one of the officers as he attempted to get out of the way of the vehicle, causing the rear passenger window on the driver’s side to shatter. The officer was not seriously injured as a result of the collision and immediately began chasing after the fleeing vehicle. The suspect vehicle then struck a police cruiser that had been positioned at Park Street to block the potential path of flight. At this time, the suspect exited the vehicle, leaving it running and in gear, and began to flee on foot with a firearm in his right hand. Officers pursued the suspect, finally stopping him in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Lincoln Street at which time a violent struggle ensued. Once the suspect was safely in custody, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded.380 caliber Ruger handgun with a laser sight which the suspect had discarded in the area of 286 Adams Street. Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of one small plastic bag and two large plastic bags of cocaine with a combined weight of about 30 grams along with other evidence from the front passenger seat of the suspect motor vehicle.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Trafficking Class B Drugs.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Fleeing Suspect Armed with Large Capacity Firearm in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:15 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. As the officers approached to speak with a group of males, one of the individuals, later identified as Davonne Manor, 24, of Roxbury, suddenly took of running while clutching at the right side of the waistband of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect and placed him in custody after a brief struggle at which time they were able to safely recover a 9mm Glock 19 with an extended magazine loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Resisting Arrest. 

 

Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 1:00 PM on Tuesday January 1, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest while recovering two loaded firearms during an investigation in the area of Woodruff Way and Woodbole Avenue in Mattapan. The officers were on patrol when they observed Josiah Stirling, 29, of West Roxbury and Naquan Mahone, 23, of Mattapan who were known to them through previous interactions walking in the area. Upon seeing the officers approaching, Stirling came to an abrupt stop as Mahone immediately took off running while pinning his arm against the right side of his waist. As the officers pursued, they observed Mahone discard a firearm on the ground which was safely recovered and later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield handgun equipped with a TR4 laser sight attached. The suspect continued to flee through neighboring backyards while scaling several fences. Despite their best efforts, the suspect was able to allude the officers.

As the foot pursuit was unfolding, officers attempted to perform a pat frisk of Stirling at which time a violent struggle ensued. As the officers struggled to gain control of the suspect, a holstered firearm fell from the waist band area of the suspect. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody at which time they safely recovered the holstered firearm which was determined to be a loaded .45 caliber Rock Island Armory M1911 A1-FS handgun with a defaced serial number. Josiah Stirling is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

Officers continued their investigation which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Mahone on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. At about 5:30 PM on Wednesday January 2, 2019, officers located and arrested the suspect in the area of 15 Ridgeview Avenue in Mattapan.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm While Investigating a Call for Shots Fired in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Saturday December 22, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Travaun Daley, 26, of Dorchester on firearm and drug related charges in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Lagrange Place in Dorchester. Officers were in the area in response to a call for shots fired in the area of 41 Blue Hill Avenue when they observed the suspect walking quickly while looking back over his shoulder towards Dudley Street and clutching the front waistband area of his pants. As the officers continued to monitor the suspect, they observed him discard an unidentified object underneath a parked car before taking off running down Blue Hill Avenue. Officers stopped the suspect a short distance later and placed him in custody after returning to the parked motor vehicle where they safely recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory XD-9 handgun with a defaced serial number. Officers then performed a pat frisk of the suspect at which time they recovered four small plastic bags of crack cocaine from inside his pants pocket. It was not determined at the time of his arrest if the suspect had any involvement in the possible shots fired call. The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force Recover Firearm Following Motor Vehicle Stop in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:22pm, on Friday, November 30, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area Lenox and Tremont Streets when officers observed a gray motor vehicle blocking a crosswalk. A check of the vehicle revealed an invalid inspection sticker. Additionally, while driving behind the vehicle, officers noted that the vehicle’s trunk was open. In light of the aforementioned, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car in the area of Tremont and Ruggles Street. While talking to the operator, officers noted an open container of alcohol in the car’s center console. When officers made mention of the open container of alcohol, the occupants of the vehicle became extremely agitated. Moreover, officers noted that the operator of the vehicle seemed to becoming increasingly nervous and fidgety while talking to the officers. In light of the operator’s anxious and apprehensive behavior, officers asked both the operator and the passenger to exit the car. While conducting a frisk of the vehicle’s trunk, officers observed and recovered a loaded firearm (see photo) as well as an unsealed bottle of cognac. When asked to produce a license to carry the firearm, the operator stated that he didn’t have one.   

After safely recovering the firearm, officers arrested William Gerald, 30, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Gerald is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, December 3, 2018.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in East Boston

 

At about 7:38 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 164 Waldemar Ave in East Boston. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a group of males known to them from previous encounters. Officers attempted to speak with the males who immediately began to flee the area on foot. Officers pursued the males and eventually caught up to one of them, who was clutching an apparent item in his right front pocket. Officers were able to subdue the male following the pursuit. An Armi Galesi-Brescia Brevetto firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the male suspect’s front right pocket. 

Officers arrested Damari Larkins, 18-years-old, of Braintree. Larkins is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover a Firearm Following the Arrest of a B&E Suspect in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 10:57am, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a call for a person breaking into an apartment building in the area of 58 Annunciation Road in Roxbury. On arrival, officers entered the location and observed a black male walking down the stairwell. When asked if he lived in the building, the individual stated he was just visiting. Officers promptly noted that the individual appeared to be nervous given fact that he appeared to be sweating profusely. Officers further noted that the individual was shielding his body in such a way as if to suggest he was attempting to conceal something or was possibly in possession of a firearm. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect. Upon doing so, officers felt what they believed to be a firearm (see photo) in the back of the suspect’s waistband. After recovering the firearm, later determined to be a black Taurus Judge 4510 revolver, officers arrested a 35-year-old male from Brockton and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Four Loaded Firearms While Arresting Five Suspects in Less than Five Hours During Three Separate Incidents

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EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:15 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit and District D-4 Drug Control Unit along with officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 168 West Springfield Street in Boston. As a result of their search, officers were able to safely recover a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound. While on scene, officers identified and arrested Eric Crewe, 34, of Boston, who was wanted on an unrelated warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court for Possession of Class B Drugs.

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:27 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Brandy Soto, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm and drug related charges after executing a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 58 Adams Street in Dorchester. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun, a loaded 9mm Ruger LC9 handgun, (both with obliterated serial numbers), one large bag and four small bags of cocaine with a total weight of 482 grams, one bag of heroin weighing 61 grams and $6,355.00 in U.S. Currency (See Slideshow Above). The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Trafficking of Class A and B Drugs.

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

INCIDENT #3: At about 4:38 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit (Dorchester) arrested three suspects while recovering a loaded firearm during a drug investigation in the area of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue in the Fields Corner area of Dorchester. Officers stopped three males after observing a street level drug transaction. These individuals were later identified as Val Postell, 18, of Plainville, Angel Ortiz, 22, of Dorchester and Michael McCardle, 20, of Everett. While conducting a pat frisk of Postell, officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 and a plastic bag of heroin from inside a small leather bag which was hanging around the suspect’s neck. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. Officers then arrested the other two suspects, Ortiz and McCardle, on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. Additionally, officers determined that Angel Ortiz was wanted on a default warrant sought out of Quincy District Court for Shoplifting. Postell will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. All three suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

BPD In The Community: Bruins and Boston's Finest Team Up to Teach Kids in Dorchester about Physical Fitness

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#BPDinTheCommunity: In keeping with their ongoing commitment to promote physical fitness, healthy living and nutrition, representatives of the Boston Bruins with help from Boston’s Finest stopped by Girls & Boys Club of Dorchester to spread the good word and virtues of health, wellness and exercise to the kids at the club. After a lengthy discussion about the importance of healthy eating, our officers and the kids squared off in a high scoring, fun-filled game of street hockey. Special thanks to the Bruins and Boston Police Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful community event. Additionally, the Girls & Boys Club received a generous donation of a full and complete set of Franklin Sports Street Hockey equipment that will help the kids grow and develop both their hockey skills and love of the game.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover 2 Loaded Guns While Apprehending 4 Suspects in 2 Separate Incidents in Less Than 2 Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:24 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) located and arrested two wanted individuals while recovering a discarded firearm in the area of 41 Gordon Street in Brighton. Officers were aware that Jerome Barrows, 21, of Boston and Uhmari Bufford, 24, of Dorchester, were wanted on outstanding warrants stemming from two separate incidents. At the time of their arrests, Barrows was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition while Bufford was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: Knife). Both parties were placed in custody without incident as they exited an apartment where an apparent gathering had just broken up. Officers performed a protective sweep of the now unoccupied apartment at which time they observed and recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory USA Model XD9 with a large capacity feeding device and an obliterated serial number (See Photo Below). The weapon will be turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for further processing. Both suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court where their respective warrants were issued.

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Firearm Seized During Incident #1

 INCIDENT #2: At about 2:10 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects after recovering a firearm during a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue and were speaking with the operator when another vehicle sped past them at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was travelling approximately fifty miles per hour in a twenty-five miles per hour zone, in rainy conditions, with the headlights turned off. The vehicle made no attempt to slow down or move over as it went past the officers and their cruiser with the emergency blue lights fully activated. Officers were able to stop the speeding vehicle a short distance away and were approaching to speak with the operator when they observed him leaning towards a female front seat passenger who was then observed reaching down towards the passenger compartment floor area. Officers removed the female passenger, Ana McGlashin-Lopez, 24, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun from underneath the front passenger seat. Officers then removed the operator, Jason Ayala, 37, of Lexington, and placed both parties in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation and observed that the operator appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unsteady on his feet. Officers also recovered an open container of alcohol in the front center console of the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court. McGlashin-Lopez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Ayala will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in addition to Violations of the Move Over Law and the Open Container Law.