One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Arrest One in Roxbury

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm and Arrest One in Roxbury: At about 9:45 PM on Sunday October 16, 2016, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Crestwood Park and Townsend Street as a result of several calls for shots fired when officers observed two males running towards a black motor vehicle parked illegally on Crestwood Park. Specifically, officers saw that the car was parked completely on the sidewalk and blocking a hydrant. When officers stopped their cruiser to further investigate their observations, officers observed the motor vehicle attempt to drive away from the scene. As a result, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car. While there were four occupants inside the car, officers noted that front seat passenger appeared to be overly and extremely anxious. As such, officers asked the individual to exit the vehicle. Once outside the car, the individual was pat frisked for the presence of any weapons. While patting down the suspect, officers felt a hard object – believed to be a firearm - in the suspect’s left pant leg. After a brief struggle, officers were able to get their hands on and confiscate a black firearm (see photo) from the suspect’s pant leg. The gun (Glock 22 .40 Smith and Wesson) was taken into evidence. Officers arrested a 25 year-old male from Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.