ONE LESS GUN: Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force Confiscate Two Firearms and Arrest One on Gun Related Charges

(Gun #1) a silver Rossi .38 Caliber Revolver

At about 10:36pm, on Sunday, July 26, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force observed a large group of males trespassing on the grounds of the Rafael Hernandez School in District B-2 (Roxbury). Given the size of the group, officers approached the congregants to better understand why they were loitering on school grounds.  While approaching the group, officers observed two individuals quickly duck into a white motor vehicle and then return to the standing position outside of the car. In light of their suspicious actions and activity, officers approached the individuals to better understand their actions. While talking to the suspects, officers noted that both appeared to be anxious and nervous given the fact that both were breathing heavily and shaking visibly. One of the suspects, after answering several questions, walked away from the scene while the second remained. Neither claimed ownership of the car. As for the vehicle itself, given the fact that the car was illegally parked, the windows open, the dashboard power on and the front passenger door left open, officers were eager to discover who owned the car. Additionally, the vehicle was parked directly under a sign reading: No Trespassing and No Parking. In an effort to establish ownership, officers opened the glove box in hopes of locating a registration. While looking inside the car, officers observed a large plastic bag and several smaller bags of a green herbal substance believed to be marijuana. Officers also found and recovered two firearms: (Gun #1) a silver Rossi .38 Caliber Revolver and (Gun #2) a black Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver. Photos of both guns are included in this post.

Officers arrested Carl Reynolds, 25, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana) and Trespassing. The investigation remains active and additional charges could be pending.            

 (Gun #2) a black Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver