Great Work Recognized: Mayor and Commissioner Attend B-2 Roll Call to Congratulate Officers on Job Well Done

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans attended the day tour role call in District B-2 (Roxbury) in order to congratulate two officers on a job well done during the previous overnight shift.

Earlier that morning, at about 1:50 AM, officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign in the area of Sumner Street and East Cottage Street. Officers attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle; however, the vehicle accelerated and fled, committing several additional traffic infractions. Officers followed the vehicle for a short period before the operator lost control, and the car collided with a vehicle parked on the street. Officers were able to apprehend all four occupants of the vehicle. In plain view on the rear passenger side floor, officers observed a loaded silver and brown Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver.

The operator, a 25-year-old male from Boston, was arrested for Operating after License Suspended/Revoked and Failure to Stop for Police. The rear passenger, a 22-year-old male from Boston, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent Offense), and Armed Career Criminal (Level 2).