One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Suspect on Warrants, Find Illegal Firearm on Second Male

At about 3:15 PM on Monday, July 4, 2016, based on an extensive investigation, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were attempting to locate a suspect with an outstanding active arrest warrant in the area of River Street in District E-18 (Hyde Park). Officers were able to locate the suspect, 18-year-old Adam Santos of Roxbury, wanted for Assault with Intent to Murder among other charges, in the company of two other males known to officers in the area of 1503 River Street. Officers took Santos into custody without further incident, and while conducting a pat frisk of the other males, discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .22 long rifle in a backpack worn by one of the males, 18-year-old Jerardy Cruz of Hyde Park. Cruz was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.