POLICE ARREST ONE FOR UNLAWFUL GUN POSSESSION IN JAMAICA PLAIN
At about 2:00am, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol in the area of Columbus Ave and Dimock Street when they observed an individual operating a bicycle erratically in the middle of the road. Officers further noted that the bicycle had no reflective lights. When officers attempted to talk to the individual, the individual peddled away. Despite the officer’s verbal instructions, the man on the bicycle refused to stop. Officers lost sight of the suspect for a short time, but then re-located him. Upon re-locating the suspect, officers noted that the suspect was no longer riding or in possession of the bike. When asked what he did with the bicycle, the suspect was unable to provide an explanation. However, officers soon observed an individual riding a bike similar to the one that the suspect had been riding earlier. When officers approached and asked the individual how he came to possess the bike, the individual stated, “I saw a guy dump the bike and run off.” A search of the immediate area while retracing the suspect’s movements enabled officers to find and take possession of a firearm.
Officers arrested Seth Jackson, 31, of Hyde Park and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Numbers. The suspect was also cited for: Riding a Bicycle without Proper Lighting.