Officers Arrest Male and Recover Loaded Revolver in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 10:15 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 20 McGreevey Way in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of 68 Albert Street, officers observed a group of individuals known to them from prior encounters. As officers were in the area, they took notice of one particular male who, upon seeing officers, began to quicken his pace as he retreated to the rear of the community center. At this time, as officers exited their cruiser, they observed the male to grab his waistband and immediately flee the area in a full sprint in an attempt to evade officers. The male continued away from officers with his arms pinned to his waist. The male ran through a courtyard on Prentiss Street towards Parker Street before he was apprehended on McGreevey Way. Officers located a Smith & Wesson DA .45 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s pocket. 

Officers arrested Takari Hobbs, 18-years-old, of Mattapan. Hobbs is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Officers Make Arrest After Two Firearms are Recovered from a Motor Vehicle

At about 7:20 PM, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested suspects, Jordan Hart, 31, of Roxbury, and Paris Quilter, 28, of Dorchester on firearm charges in the area of 9 Moody Street in Dorchester

While on patrol, officers were informed that there were multiple people with firearms sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of Dunbar Avenue and Wentworth Terrace. Meanwhile, another 911 call came in for a person with a gun operating a motor vehicle matching the same description. Officers observed the motor vehicle stopped in traffic and due to the nature of the call, they were able to safely approach the motor vehicle and remove the occupants without incident.

Officers recovered a loaded .45 Glock 21, with one round in the chamber, and 8 rounds in a large capacity magazine. Also recovered from the motor vehicle was a loaded .25 Raven Arms MP-25, with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine.

Hart and Quilter will be charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan  

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At about 8:34 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Jacob Street in Mattapan. Following a radio call for shots fired in the area of 20 Glenarm Street, officers were on directed patrol in the area of Norfolk Street when they observed a motor vehicle fail to use a signal while turning onto Woodrow Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15 Jacob Street. While speaking with the operator, officers were informed that he did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The operator was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

At this time, while speaking with the two rear passengers, one of whom stated that he was in possession of a firearm. The rear passenger was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a Taurus Millennium 9mm firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. The rear passenger was placed under arrest. Each of the remaining occupants were removed from the vehicle, including a five-year-old and a six-year-old. Officers identified the passengers who were then released from the scene. 

Officers arrested the operator William Walker, 28-years-old, of Dorchester and the rear passenger, a 16-year-old juvenile male of Charlestown. Walker is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense. Walker received a citation for Child Not Secured in Car Seat. Additionally, Walker was discovered to have three active warrants: default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, straight warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and a default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The juvenile male is charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

Drug Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests Downtown

As part of the Boston Police Department’s ongoing efforts to take drugs off of the streets, a collaborative effort involving various districts and units within the BPD made nine onsite warrant arrests in the Downtown area on July 25, 2019. Officers arrested the following individuals as part of Operation “Stay Away” across the city:

  • Jude Gabriel, 25-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Juninho Bonneau, 20-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Andrescion West, 23-years-old, of Randolph active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Dequan Mitchell, 21-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Ramon Collazo, 32-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense

  • Perest Antoine, 33-years-old, of Dorchester active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

  • Bryanna Noble, 37-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class B Drugs

  • Thomas Cowans, 26-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime

  • Roneca Hicks, 19-years-old, of Mattapan active warrant for Distribution of Cocaine 

Additionally, 14 individuals were arrested and taken into custody on charges of Distribution of Marijuana over the course of the past month and a half. 

 

One Under Arrest for Subsequent Possession of a Firearm in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:08 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019 members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 78 Belden Street in Roxbury. While traveling on Dudley Street, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an excessively dark window tint. Officers followed the vehicle in an effort to conduct a traffic stop. The operator suddenly accelerated in an attempt to flee from officers. Eventually officers located the vehicle in the area of 78 Belden Street. Officers approached the vehicle, with all of the windows up. Officers requested the operator roll down the windows to speak with them to which he refused. The operator, who was known to officers from prior interactions, as well as a passenger, were removed from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition and a plastic bag containing Oxycodone pills. The operator was taken into custody and the passenger was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested Ricky Pina, 22-years-old, of Dorchester. Pina is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class B Drugs. 

 

One Arrested and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:01 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered two loaded firearms in the area of 158 Harvard Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an inoperable brake light. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) to conduct a traffic stop. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the windows to have an excessive, illegal tint. Officers spoke to the operator, who was known to them from prior encounters. Upon notifying the operator of the motor vehicle infractions, officers located a Taurus PT 738 .380 firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition and a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition from inside of the center console of the vehicle.  

Officers arrested Thomas Searcy, 23-years-old, of Boston. Searcy is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Searcy was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for the defective brake light and the excessive tint.

 

Juvenile Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:13 PM, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 16-year-old male from Roxbury on firearm related charges after a foot pursuit in the area of 192 Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting an investigation and were approaching to speak with the suspect as he exited a residence on Ruthven Street when he suddenly took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The officers pursued the suspect closely on foot and were able to place him in custody after a brief struggle in an open courtyard area between 192 and 194 Humboldt Avenue. The officers then safely recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-2 handgun which the suspect had discarded as he fled. It was later confirmed that the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Department of Youth Services for Absconding While on Parole in addition to three other undisclosed warrants sought out of Suffolk Superior Court. The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Suspects While Recovering Two Loaded Firearms Within Ten Minutes During Two Separate Incidents in Roxbury and Charlestown

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INCIDENT #1: At about 10:48 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects while recovering a loaded firearm following a brief foot pursuit in the area of 18 Abbotsford Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, the front seat passenger, later identified as Ildelfonso Velez, 18, of Attleboro, immediately exited the vehicle and took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The suspect vehicle then sped away. The officers stopped their cruiser and pursued the fleeing suspect on foot down a nearby alleyway. While in pursuit, the officers observed the suspect discard a .40 caliber Ruger P94 handgun onto the ground which was later recovered. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect on Crawford Street where he was placed in custody without further incident. A short time later, additional responding units located and stopped the suspect motor vehicle in the area of Homestead Street and Harold Street at which time the operator, Dimitri Thomas, 26, of Hyde Park, was placed in custody without incident. Both parties will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Dimitri Thomas will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer while Ildelfonso Velez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

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INCIDENT #2: At about 10:58 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested two suspects on firearm related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of Alfred Street and Dexter Street in Charlestown. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. As the officers were approaching to speak with the operator, later identified as Raul Landaverde, 22, of Somerville, they observed him moving quickly towards the passenger side of the vehicle before returning to an upright position. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed both the operator and the front seat passenger, later identified as Kirby Calixte, 26, of Somerville, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 23 handgun with a thirty round extended magazine from inside the vehicle. The two suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident. Both suspects will appear in Charlestown 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. Additionally, Raul Landaverde will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm and Drugs During Warrant Arrest of an Armed Robbery Suspect

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm During the Warrant Arrest of a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery: About 1:34 pm, on Friday, June 28, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 82 George Street when they observed an individual known to have an outstanding warrant relative to an armed robbery that occurred less than a week earlier on American Legion Highway in Roslindale. Upon seeing the suspect, officers promptly approached and placed the suspect under arrest. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover a firearm (see photo) later determined to be a loaded, black Glock 27 firearm with nine rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. In addition to the firearm, the suspect was found to be in possession of large amount of a brown powder believed to be heroin which was wrapped in plastic and covered in tinfoil. In addition to the warrant, the suspect, Alexander Soto, 21, of Boston was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:22 PM on Friday June 28, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest after recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during a traffic stop in the area of 486 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As they approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Kharone Greene, 21, of Mattapan, they observed him quickly lean towards the passenger side of the vehicle and discard an unknown object. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed the operator and conducted a frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber Walther PPK handgun in the area where he had been reaching. The suspect was then immediately placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers also seized $838.00 in U.S. Currency from the driver’s side door storage pocket along with two digital scales and numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale. 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 with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Officers Make On-Site Gun Arrest in Mattapan

 

At about 7:44PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Y.V.S.F.) made an onsite arrest of Deandre Michel, 23, of Boston on firearm related charges in the area of 1150 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. 

While officers were in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street, they observed the suspect, Michel, standing on the corner of the intersection before he immediately fled on foot into a nearby convenience store. Once officers made it inside of the store, they observed the handle of a firearm secured in Michel’s waistband. Officers recovered a loaded Ruger 9E with 11 rounds in the magazine.

Deandre Michel was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity (high capacity) firearm. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

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

 

ONE LESS GUN: 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 the suspect in hopes of speaking with him when he suddenly took off running through several backyards while clutching the right side of his pants in such a way as if to suggest the possession of a weapon. 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.