Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

 

At about 7:25 PM on Sunday June 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Naysaan Austin, 23, of Dorchester on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. Officers were approaching to speak with the suspect when he suddenly took off running through several backyards while clutching the right side of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect over several fences and were able to place him in custody in the rear of 20 Milton Avenue. The officers then performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .22 caliber Sig Sauer Mosquito handgun from the suspect’s right pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Career Criminal (Level 3) and Disorderly Conduct.

 

Traffic Stop Leads to One Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

At about 6:41 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 121 Devon Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Normandy Street and Devon Street, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with a revoked registration. Officers conducted a traffic stop due to the infraction. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the four occupants. The operator was informed that the registration to the vehicle had been revoked and that was the reason for which she was being stopped. Officers requested identification from the three passengers and the operator. As one officer returned to his patrol car to check the validity of the identifications provided, additional officers maintained surveillance of the occupants. At this time, officers observed the front passenger bend down to the floor before quickly returning to the upright position. Officers then removed all occupants from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Baretta model 87 .380 firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition, from underneath the front passenger’s seat. 

Officers arrested the front passenger, Ky-Von Ross, 20-years-old, of Dorchester. Ross is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

The Boston Police Department Will Begin Implementing Body Worn Cameras on Monday June 3, 2019

On Monday, June 3, 2019, the Boston Police Department will begin to initiate the implementation of body worn cameras to our officers in various neighborhoods in the city. This new technology is an opportunity to showcase and enhance the department’s commitment to transparency while further strengthening the level of trust that exists between the men and women of the Boston Police Department and our community.

Program Information:

Deployment to officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), District C-11 (Dorchester) and the Youth Violence Strike Force.

193 officers will be expected to wear cameras as the BPD begins the roll out.

The vendor that has been chosen is Axon.

A new policy will be issued department-wide today, Friday May 31, 2019, ahead of Monday’s anticipated roll out. Please click here to view BPD Rule 405 - Body Worn Camera Policy.

Expected Use of Cameras:

The intention for use of the BWC’s is for all:

  • Vehicle Stops;

  • Investigative person stops: consensual, or articulable reasonable suspicion stops pursuant to Rule 323 (FIOE Report), or stops supported by probable cause;

  • All dispatched calls for service involving contact with civilians;

  • Initial responses by patrol officers, including on-site detentions, investigations pursuant to an arrest, arrests, and initial suspect interviews on-scene;

  • Transport of prisoners;

  • Pat frisks and searches of persons incident to arrest (if not already activated);

  • Incidents of Emergency Driving;

  • Incidents of Pursuit Driving;

  • When an officer reasonably believes a crowd control incident may result in unlawful activity;

  • Any contact that becomes adversarial, including a Use of Force incident, when the officer has not already activated the BWC; or Any other civilian contact or official duty that the officer reasonably believes should be recorded to enhance policing transparency, increase public trust and police-community relations, or preserve factual representations of officer-civilian interactions.

While there will be specific circumstances around recording, officers will be given discretion to turn their camera on during any citizen contact or official duty circumstance. Additionally, they will also be allowed the discretion to turn the cameras off in order to protect sensitive information, privacy of individuals or due to confidentiality concerns.

Equipped officers have been ordered to wear cameras during their assigned tour of duty. Although, the community should be aware that there are circumstances during which uniformed officers will not be wearing cameras as this roll out begins. These circumstances are based off camera battery life and roles of department personnel. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisors or Detectives on their assigned shifts.

  • Officers not currently assigned to C-6, C-11 or the Youth Violence Strike Force.

  • Officers performing a paid detail or working overtime.

  • Detectives performing a uniformed paid detail or working overtime.

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 11:07 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 8 Darlington Street in Dorchester. While on patrol on the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Millet Street in Dorchester. Due to the infraction, officers conducted a traffic stop in front of 8 Darlington Street. Officers spoke to the operator, who was not in possession of his driver’s license. While speaking with the operator, officers observed a gun holster on the floor beside the operator’s foot and subsequently removed the operator from the vehicle. Officers then located a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, inside of the motor vehicle. The operator was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Ernest Monell, 28-years-old, of Lakeville. Monell is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

Suspect in Custody and Stolen Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:54 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Richfield Street in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a series of traffic infractions. Officers removed the operator, Julius Martinez, 25, of Dorchester, after he was unable to provide a valid driver’s license or registration. Officers then conducted a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 handgun from inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was placed in custody without incident. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Lewiston, Maine. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

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

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At about 2:26 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Julio Soto, 27, of Brockton, in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street in Dorchester. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant which was applied for and granted to investigators assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury). The warrant was sought in connection to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred on Saturday May 11, 2019 in the area of 1 Fairland Street in Roxbury. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

 



One Less Gun: One in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Hyde Park

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 950 American Legion Highway, Hyde Park., resulting in the arrest of Jalani Tinnis-Edwards, 21, of Mattapan.

 During the traffic stop officers observed Edwards tense up while attempting to reach for a backpack off of his shoulder. Officers were able to prevent Edwards from removing the bag and immediately felt a heavy metal object inside. Officers unzipped the backpack and recovered a loaded Ruger A95 9mm with one round in the chamber and ten rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

 Jalani Tinnis-Edwards was charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury Court.

 

One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a firearm in the area of 150 Dudley Street in Roxbury. As part of an ongoing firearm investigation, officers observed the suspect standing with another young male in the area of 40 Warren Street in Roxbury and continued their surveillance following the males to the area of 150 Dudley Street where they approached the two. While speaking with one of the males, officers observed a pocket knife in the younger male’s front pocket. Officers confiscated the knife, at this time, the second male attempted to push past officers in an attempt to flee the area. The suspect was immediately secured and officers located a Taurus .357 Magnum firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. The male was placed under arrest. Officers then attempted to place the male with the knife under arrest, but were met with violent resistance, attempting to punch one of the officers in the face. The male was eventually placed under arrest. 

Officers arrested Jeavoni Celester-Thistle, 19-years-old, of Roxbury and a 16-year-old juvenile male of Roxbury. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court with Celester-Thistle facing charges of  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, the juvenile is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. 

 

Officers Arrest 17-Year-Old After Motor Vehicle Stop Results in the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 12:42 PM, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 615 Warren Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers discovered a motor vehicle operating with revoked insurance. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency equipment and stopped the motor vehicle to further investigate the incident. While approaching the vehicle, the two male occupants were observed attempting to hurriedly to exit the vehicle. After being instructed to remain inside the vehicle, all of the occupants quickly complied. Officers notified the operator that the insurance of the motor vehicle was revoked and that they would be towing it as a result. The males were then safely removed from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Jimenez Arms INC T-380 firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition. The firearm was inside of a jacket which the passenger had been sitting on. The passenger was taken into custody. The operator was released from the scene but is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Revoked Insurance and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old male of Dorchester who is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm. 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Connection to December Non-Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain

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At about 11:00 AM on Tuesday April 30, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Willie Barnes, 20, of Roslindale, as part of an ongoing investigation in the area of 504 Dudley Street in Roxbury. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal - Level 1. The warrant was issued out of Roxbury District Court after officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim on Saturday December 1, 2018, in the area of 98 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

Officers then executed a search warrant of the suspect’s residence on Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 with obliterated serial number and a large capacity drum-style feeding device along with evidence related to the shooting.

The suspect will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court on the above listed charges.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One, Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs, and Cash After Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle in the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Vine Street in Roxbury, resulting in the arrest of one and the recovery of a loaded firearm. While in the area due to a call for shots fired, officers observed a motor vehicle idling on the road, facing the wrong direction, matching the description of a motor vehicle in area during a prior call for shots fired. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator after a query revealed the motor vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. While speaking with the operator, officers observed two additional occupants inside of the vehicle. Due to the recent call for shots fired and the motor vehicle matching the description of that which had been circling the area during the shots fired call, officers removed the occupants from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition located in the area under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Further investigation of the firearm revealed it to have been reported stolen out of New Hampshire. Additionally, officers seized a large bag of marijuana and a digital scale from the vehicle. An undisclosed amount of US Currency was seized from the suspect during the booking process.

Officers arrested the operator, Andre Fielder, 22-years-old, of Mattapan. Fielder is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intend to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property. The occupants were identified and released from the scene. 

 

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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At about 6:42 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 12 Darlington Street in Dorchester. As part of an extensive ongoing, multi-agency investigation, officers arrested Justin Brown, 18-years-old, of Dorchester following a brief struggle in the area of the aforementioned location. Upon taking the suspect into custody, officers recovered a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s jacket pocket. 

Brown is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.  

 

One Arrested and Loaded Firearm Recovered Following Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:39 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 60 Seaver Street in Dorchester leading to the arrest of one and the recovery of a loaded firearm. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle pass through a stop sign without stopping. Due to the traffic infraction, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officers approached the operator and illuminated the interior of the vehicle with their flashlights and observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the operator’s jacket on his person. The suspect was then removed from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s front jacket pocket. 

Officers arrested David Coleman, 23-years-old, of Brockton. Coleman is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

One Less Gun: Ongoing Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 4:10 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Talbot Avenue and Nightingale Street in Dorchester.  

As part of the department’s ongoing efforts to remove illegal firearms from the neighborhoods in Boston, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of a taxi in the area of the above location. During the traffic stop, officers recovered a Chiappa M9 .22 caliber handgun loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition on the floor behind the driver’s seat in the rear of the taxi. The rear passenger was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Kerim Charles, 19-years-old, of Dorchester. Charles is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.  

 

Suspect in Custody After Investigation Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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At about 3:50 PM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Christian Kavanaugh, 18, of Dorchester on firearm related charges in the area of Tonawanda Street and Waldeck Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped the suspect as part of an investigation when they recovered a loaded .22 caliber American Arms Inc. PK22 handgun from the right side of the suspect’s lower pant leg during a pat frisk. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident. 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.

 

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room: At about 6:33 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a group of males making noise and causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed three males quickly exit the laundry room and disappear into the building. In light of the hasty departure, officers conducted a protective sweep of the laundry room. While searching the room, officers observed a black jacket resting on top of one of the laundry machines. While lifting the jacket, officers immediately felt the weight of an object consistent with that of a firearm. Upon looking in the pocket of the jacket, officers were able to discover and recover a loaded black Smith & Wesson 40 Caliber Firearm. After rendering the weapon safe, officers transported the firearm to the Ballistics Unit for further processing.  

Investigators soon identified an 18-year-old-male from Dorchester as the suspect wanted in connection to the recovered firearm and were granted a warrant for his arrest. At about 10:35 AM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested the suspect without incident at his residence. The suspect has since been arraigned at Roxbury 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.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Armed Suspect Following a Call for a Person with a Gun in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 9:07PM, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Stonehurst and Norton Streets in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers received information relative to the suspect’s description. Officers were told to be on the look-out for a stocky  Hispanic male suspect with facial hair, 5’8” tall, stocky build wearing a backwards baseball hat and a green puffy jacket who was seen running from the scene with what appeared to be a dark-colored firearm in his hand. In short time, officers observed an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area of Stonehurst and Norton Streets. While approaching the suspect, officers observed the suspect move towards a parked motor vehicle, open the rear passenger door and place something on the floor of the car before hastily slamming the door closed. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers ordered the suspect to show his hands before placing him into handcuffs for the safety of the officers and community members in the immediate area. While performing a pat frisk of the motor vehicle’s rear passenger area, officers discovered and recovered a large, loaded black handgun (see photo) found on the floor of the vehicle. Officers arrested a 45-year-old male from Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. When asked to provide a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated that he was unable to.

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.