One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Illegal Firearm in Roxbury


At about 9:48 PM on Monday June 9, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of Humboldt Ave and Crawford Street in Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed an individual riding a bicycle in violation of City Ordinances as well as clutching an apparent object in his waistband. As officers approached the individual, he became agitated and began to cause a disturbance. Upon seeing officers exit their vehicle, the individual immediately fled the area on foot while continuing to clutch his waist. Officers gave chase and were able to apprehend the suspect. With K-9 assistance, officers were able to locate and recover an illegal Smith & Wesson .38 caliber firearm.

Officers arrested 18-year old Dondre Crawford of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, and Trespassing.