One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearm during Traffic Stop in Roxbury

At about 6:34 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a suspect for firearm related charges in the area of 146 Warren Street in Roxbury.

While on patrol, officers observed a vehicle and conducted a stop. Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers conducted a pat frisk of the four occupants and the passenger compartment of the car. During the frisk, officers observed a loaded black Glock 9mm Model 19 with a high capacity magazine in a shoe box on the floor of the rear passenger side. Officers demanded the rear passenger side occupant, identified as 18-year-old Reginald Greene of Dorchester, produce a license to carry, and he stated he didn’t have one.

Officers arrested Greene and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Greene will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. The remaining occupants were identified and released.

Year to date in 2018, officers have recovered over 200 illegal firearms from the streets of Boston.