ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION LANDS ONE IN POLICE CUSTODY
At about 5:48pm, on Thursday, March 18, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to 95 Moreland Street for the report of a group of kids causing a disturbance. On arrival, officers proceeded to the 3rd floor of the location. While climbing the stairs, officers detected a smell or odor of marijuana. A short time later, officers observed a young male walking towards them. However, when the individual observed the officers, he stopped quickly, turned and ran down the stairs and out of the building. While chasing behind the suspect, officers observed the individual clutch at his waist area in such a way as to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspect as he was climbing over a fence. While the suspect was attempting to scale the fence, officers observed what appeared to be a firearm tucked into the suspect’s waist area. Seeing this, the officers quickly wrestled the suspect for possession of the firearm. With the gun in their possession, officers secured and handcuffed the suspect.
When officers asked the suspect if he was possession of a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated, “No.”
Officers arrested Jason Vilalona, 21, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.
ROAD RAGE INCIDENT LANDS ONE IN JAIL
At about 2:42am, on Friday, March 19, 2010, officers from Area D-4 (South End) were on patrol in the area of Harrison Ave and Herald Street when they observed two vehicles, one being a taxi cab, involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the operator of the cab, he was stopped at a light when another car pulled up next to him. According to witnesses, words were exchanged between the two parties. During the verbal altercation, an individual exited the suspect’s car, jumped on the hood of the victim’s car and began jumping up and down on the hood. Officers were able to observe damage to the hood of the victim’s car. A passenger inside the cab was able to verify the story as told by the operator of the taxi cab. When officers spoke to the suspect, the suspect admitted to having jumped on the hood of the victim’s car.
As a result, officers arrested Emmanuel Taylor, 29, of Boston and charged him with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.