One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm in Mattapan

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One Less Gun: At about 1:00 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Babson Street and Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling at an accelerated rate of speed in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Almont Street in Mattapan. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Babson Street and Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, the operator who appeared to be extremely nervous, stated multiple times, unprovoked, that officers could search the motor vehicle because they would not find anything inside. Officers then removed the occupants from the vehicle and subsequently located a substance believed to be crack cocaine on the operator’s person. The operator was taken into custody. Officers searched the motor vehicle before it was towed and located a Smith and Wesson Revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Sandy Baez, 23-years-old, of Randolph. Baez is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession of Class B Drugs, Racing a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.