One Less Gun: Police Arrest One and Recover a Firearm Thanks to a Tip Given to the Crime Stoppers Unit


At about 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 20, 2014, officers from the Fugitive Unit executed a search warrant in the area of 5 Cass Street in District E-5 (West Roxbury) and recovered a firearm as a result of a tip received from the Boston Police Crime Stoppers Unit.

After hours of surveillance and investigation in the above area, officers were able to make entry to their target apartment and secure the suspect residing there. A protective sweep of the apartment produced a 6MM firearm (no brand name) with a long gray barrel and brown handle. The suspect, 34-year-old Michael Otto of West Roxbury, could not produce a valid License to Carry, and he was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and outstanding arrest warrants.