One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Arresting Operator During Traffic Stop in Roxbury


ONE LESS GUN At about 1:11 PM on Sunday November 18, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of Ruthven Street and Elm Hill Avenue in Roxbury. Officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed go around a stopped motor vehicle at the stop sign located at Crawford Street and Elm Hill Avenue. Officers stopped the offending vehicle and removed the operator, Reginald Clagon, 38, of Roxbury, after learning that he did not possess a valid driver’s license. During their investigation, officers observed three open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle.

Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber LCP Ruger (see photo) handgun and an additional loaded magazine which the suspect was concealing on his person.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. In addition, the suspect was cited for Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign, Unsafe Passing and Violation of the Open Container Law.