One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a firearm in the area of 150 Dudley Street in Roxbury. As part of an ongoing firearm investigation, officers observed the suspect standing with another young male in the area of 40 Warren Street in Roxbury and continued their surveillance following the males to the area of 150 Dudley Street where they approached the two. While speaking with one of the males, officers observed a pocket knife in the younger maleā€™s front pocket. Officers confiscated the knife, at this time, the second male attempted to push past officers in an attempt to flee the area. The suspect was immediately secured and officers located a Taurus .357 Magnum firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. The male was placed under arrest. Officers then attempted to place the male with the knife under arrest, but were met with violent resistance, attempting to punch one of the officers in the face. The male was eventually placed under arrest. 

Officers arrested Jeavoni Celester-Thistle, 19-years-old, of Roxbury and a 16-year-old juvenile male of Roxbury. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court with Celester-Thistle facing charges of  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, the juvenile is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.