Suspect in Custody and Stolen Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 10:54 PM on Saturday May 19, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during a traffic stop in the area of 30 Richfield Street in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a series of traffic infractions. Officers removed the operator, Julius Martinez, 25, of Dorchester, after he was unable to provide a valid driver’s license or registration. Officers then conducted a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 handgun from inside the vehicle at which time the suspect was placed in custody without incident. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Lewiston, Maine. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Receiving Stolen Property.