Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Four Loaded Firearms While Arresting Five Suspects in Less than Five Hours During Three Separate Incidents

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:15 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit and District D-4 Drug Control Unit along with officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 168 West Springfield Street in Boston. As a result of their search, officers were able to safely recover a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound. While on scene, officers identified and arrested Eric Crewe, 34, of Boston, who was wanted on an unrelated warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court for Possession of Class B Drugs.

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:27 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Brandy Soto, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm and drug related charges after executing a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 58 Adams Street in Dorchester. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun, a loaded 9mm Ruger LC9 handgun, (both with obliterated serial numbers), one large bag and four small bags of cocaine with a total weight of 482 grams, one bag of heroin weighing 61 grams and $6,355.00 in U.S. Currency (See Slideshow Above). The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Trafficking of Class A and B Drugs.

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

INCIDENT #3: At about 4:38 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit (Dorchester) arrested three suspects while recovering a loaded firearm during a drug investigation in the area of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue in the Fields Corner area of Dorchester. Officers stopped three males after observing a street level drug transaction. These individuals were later identified as Val Postell, 18, of Plainville, Angel Ortiz, 22, of Dorchester and Michael McCardle, 20, of Everett. While conducting a pat frisk of Postell, officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 and a plastic bag of heroin from inside a small leather bag which was hanging around the suspect’s neck. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. Officers then arrested the other two suspects, Ortiz and McCardle, on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. Additionally, officers determined that Angel Ortiz was wanted on a default warrant sought out of Quincy District Court for Shoplifting. Postell will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. All three suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.