Safer Boston: BPD Officers Bravely Confront, Subdue and Arrest Gun-Wielding Suspect during Motor Vehicle Stop in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:14PM, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, members of Youth Violence Strike Force were on random patrol when officers observed a gray motor vehicle travelling along Howard Ave in Roxbury with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows which clearly compromise the safety and well-being of any officer approaching the vehicle given the obvious difficulty presented to any officer seeking to successfully look inside the vehicle. It should be noted that in this case, the side windows were so dark that officers could not determine how many people were inside the car. In light of the violation, officers activated their lights and sirens to stop the vehicle to better understand and investigate their observations. While approaching the vehicle, officers were able to see two occupants frantically moving around the interior of the vehicle in such a way as if to suggest they were attempting to conceal something. While talking to the operator of the vehicle, officers noted he appeared to be extremely nervous given the fact that he was shaking and breathing at an accelerated rate. Additionally, the operator appeared to be shielding the right side of his body leading officers to believe that he may have been attempting to conceal a weapon.

In light of the aforementioned observations, officers, now greatly concerned that the operator may be armed, instructed him to exit the car. However, instead of compliance, the suspect remained defiant while repeatedly refusing to cooperate with the officer’s legal instructions. As the suspect’s level of resistance intensified, officers observed the operator reach for an object inside his jacket. Fearing that the suspect was reaching for a firearm, officers immediately unholstered their department-issued firearms and ordered the suspect to show his hands.  At this point, officers were able to successfully restrain and handcuff the suspect. Said one of the officers on scene, “That individual’s lucky nobody was seriously hurt.”

Once outside the car, a frisk of the suspect enabled officers to locate and recover a loaded firearm (see photo) found inside the suspect’s right pocket. The loaded firearm was later determined to be a Glock 27 (.40 caliber) with a 13 round high capacity magazine. Additionally, a more extensive search of the suspect enabled officers to discover and recover a plastic bag containing an off-white colored powder believed to be fentanyl. It should also be noted that the motor vehicle’s window tint was determined, as measured by a tint meter, to be 7% darker than the allotted 35% permitted by Mass General Law.   

Officers arrested Nicholson Nicolas, 21, of Cambridge and charged him with the following:

·       Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd Offense)

·       Carrying a Loaded Firearm

·       Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

·       Possession of a High Capacity Firearm

·       MGL c265 S18B, Firearm in Felony, Possess

·       Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Fentanyl)

Additionally, Nicolas was issued citation for:

·       Excessive Window Tint

Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old in Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

One Less Gun: At about 6:45 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Waumbeck Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a large group inside of the Trotter School Playground. Officers noticed the group appeared to be smoking and were present in the park after dusk. Officers approached the group and while speaking with three males, observed one of them to suddenly start breathing excessively, leaning forward as if to conceal an item inside of the front pocket of his sweatshirt. Fearing the male was in possession of a weapon, officers asked the male to stand up in an effort to possibly identify the item he was trying to conceal. At this time, the male attempted to flee from officers, but was immediately apprehended. Officers located a SCCY CPX-1 firearm, loaded with four rounds of live ammunition, from the suspect’s waistband. The suspect, who did not possess a valid license to carry, was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male of Dorchester. The juvenile is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Two Firearms, Multiple Rounds of Ammunition and Drugs in Roxbury

 

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 4:59 AM on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant in the area of 8 Humboldt Court in Roxbury. As a result of the search warrant, officers arrested a 26-year-old male of Roxbury and recovered the following items: a Glock 42 .380 caliber semi-automatic firearm, Rohm Gesellschaft RG-14 .22 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition, a Glock .380 magazine loaded with six rounds of live ammunition, thirty-seven rounds of live ammunition, and a plastic bag containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. 

The suspect has been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while Committing a Felony, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. 


Officers Arrest Two and Recover Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:50 PM, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of Tremont Street and Parker Street, officers observed a silver motor vehicle operating with excessively dark tints and no front license plate. Officers followed the vehicle to the intersection of Longwood Avenue and St. Alphonsus Street where the operator of the silver motor vehicle maneuvered his car in such a way that the entire intersection was gridlocked. Due to the multiple infractions, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue. While speaking with the operator and the front passenger, officers observed a knife protruding from the passenger’s front pocket. As a consequence, both occupants were removed from the vehicle. Officers then located a mason jar containing marijuana, a measuring scale, and a SCCY CPX-1 9mm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, from within the center console of the vehicle. Neither the operator nor the passenger possessed a valid License to Carry in Massachusetts and both were taken into custody.

Officers arrested the operator, Dre Robinson-Gaylor, 26-years-old, of Dorchester and the passenger, Alaonzo Jinwright, 21-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Robinson-Gaylor faces additional charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. 


Officers Arrest One, Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

 

One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 176 Fairmount Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Morton Street and Fairmount Street, officers observed a motor vehicle consistently crossing over the double yellow lines. Officers activated their emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop for the infraction in the area of 176 Fairmount Street. Assisted by Massachusetts State Police, officers approached the vehicle and observed a large duffle bag on the backseat with several open compartments revealing several small packages containing marijuana. Eventually, the male operator was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a High Point JHP .45 caliber firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition as well as approximately thirty ounces of marijuana from inside of the duffle bag. 

Officers arrested Walter Murillo, 35-years-old, of Boston. Murillo is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 10:51 PM on Monday September 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Romanni Nettles, 18, of Woburn and Kahnari White, 18, of Mattapan, while recovering a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of 636 Morton Street in Mattapan. While performing a pat frisk of Nettles, the officers recovered a loaded .25 caliber Bauer Firearms handgun from the suspect’s right pants pocket. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. As the officers made the arrest, the second suspect, White, fled on foot but was later placed in custody after being pursued through a nearby backyard. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Romanni Nettles will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Kahnari White will be charged with Trespassing.

 

Firearm Recovered and One in Custody After Refusing to Stop for Officers in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 5:35 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Brookview Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Callender Street and Blue Hill Avenue, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a pedestrian in a cross walk. Officers activated their emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The operator refused to stop his vehicle. Officers eventually were able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Brookview Street. As officers approached the vehicle, the operator was instructed to exit the vehicle, to which he refused. Officers removed the operator from the vehicle and placed him under arrest following a brief but violent struggle. While attempting to place the suspect in handcuffs, officers observed a firearm protruding from the suspect’s pocket. Officers secured the firearm which was later determined to be a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Jordan Evans, 26-years-old, of Hyde Park. Evans is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License 2nd Offense, Carrying a Firearm without a License 2nd Offense, Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Failure to Stop for Police. 


BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm While Arresting Suspect Wanted on an Outstanding Warrant in Roxbury

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At about 10:31 AM on Thursday August 22, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered a loaded firearm while making an onsite warrant arrest in the area of 684 Parker Street in Roxbury. Officers were on directed patrol when they observed the suspect, a 26-year-old male from Dorchester, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering. Officers approached the suspect and placed him in custody after a brief struggle at which time they recovered a 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4 handgun equipped with a laser sight and a 21-round extended magazine loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition from inside the suspect’s shorts near his left thigh.

The suspect has since been arraigned in Roxbury District Court where he was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Career Criminal (Level 1) and Resisting Arrest.  

 

Officers Arrest Male and Recover Loaded Revolver in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 10:15 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 20 McGreevey Way in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of 68 Albert Street, officers observed a group of individuals known to them from prior encounters. As officers were in the area, they took notice of one particular male who, upon seeing officers, began to quicken his pace as he retreated to the rear of the community center. At this time, as officers exited their cruiser, they observed the male to grab his waistband and immediately flee the area in a full sprint in an attempt to evade officers. The male continued away from officers with his arms pinned to his waist. The male ran through a courtyard on Prentiss Street towards Parker Street before he was apprehended on McGreevey Way. Officers located a Smith & Wesson DA .45 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s pocket. 

Officers arrested Takari Hobbs, 18-years-old, of Mattapan. Hobbs is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

Officers Make Arrest After Two Firearms are Recovered from a Motor Vehicle

At about 7:20 PM, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested suspects, Jordan Hart, 31, of Roxbury, and Paris Quilter, 28, of Dorchester on firearm charges in the area of 9 Moody Street in Dorchester

While on patrol, officers were informed that there were multiple people with firearms sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of Dunbar Avenue and Wentworth Terrace. Meanwhile, another 911 call came in for a person with a gun operating a motor vehicle matching the same description. Officers observed the motor vehicle stopped in traffic and due to the nature of the call, they were able to safely approach the motor vehicle and remove the occupants without incident.

Officers recovered a loaded .45 Glock 21, with one round in the chamber, and 8 rounds in a large capacity magazine. Also recovered from the motor vehicle was a loaded .25 Raven Arms MP-25, with one round in the chamber and one round in the magazine.

Hart and Quilter will be charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan  

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At about 8:34 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 15 Jacob Street in Mattapan. Following a radio call for shots fired in the area of 20 Glenarm Street, officers were on directed patrol in the area of Norfolk Street when they observed a motor vehicle fail to use a signal while turning onto Woodrow Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 15 Jacob Street. While speaking with the operator, officers were informed that he did not have an active license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The operator was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

At this time, while speaking with the two rear passengers, one of whom stated that he was in possession of a firearm. The rear passenger was removed from the vehicle and officers recovered a Taurus Millennium 9mm firearm loaded with twelve rounds of live ammunition. The rear passenger was placed under arrest. Each of the remaining occupants were removed from the vehicle, including a five-year-old and a six-year-old. Officers identified the passengers who were then released from the scene. 

Officers arrested the operator William Walker, 28-years-old, of Dorchester and the rear passenger, a 16-year-old juvenile male of Charlestown. Walker is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense. Walker received a citation for Child Not Secured in Car Seat. Additionally, Walker was discovered to have three active warrants: default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, straight warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and a default warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The juvenile male is charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

 

Drug Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests Downtown

As part of the Boston Police Department’s ongoing efforts to take drugs off of the streets, a collaborative effort involving various districts and units within the BPD made nine onsite warrant arrests in the Downtown area on July 25, 2019. Officers arrested the following individuals as part of Operation “Stay Away” across the city:

  • Jude Gabriel, 25-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Juninho Bonneau, 20-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Cocaine

  • Andrescion West, 23-years-old, of Randolph active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Dequan Mitchell, 21-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs

  • Ramon Collazo, 32-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense

  • Perest Antoine, 33-years-old, of Dorchester active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

  • Bryanna Noble, 37-years-old, of Malden active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Possession of Class B Drugs

  • Thomas Cowans, 26-years-old, of Boston active warrant for Distribution of Class B Drugs, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Firearm Violation with Prior Violent/Drug Crime

  • Roneca Hicks, 19-years-old, of Mattapan active warrant for Distribution of Cocaine 

Additionally, 14 individuals were arrested and taken into custody on charges of Distribution of Marijuana over the course of the past month and a half. 

 

One Under Arrest for Subsequent Possession of a Firearm in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:08 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019 members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 78 Belden Street in Roxbury. While traveling on Dudley Street, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an excessively dark window tint. Officers followed the vehicle in an effort to conduct a traffic stop. The operator suddenly accelerated in an attempt to flee from officers. Eventually officers located the vehicle in the area of 78 Belden Street. Officers approached the vehicle, with all of the windows up. Officers requested the operator roll down the windows to speak with them to which he refused. The operator, who was known to officers from prior interactions, as well as a passenger, were removed from the vehicle. Officers subsequently located a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition and a plastic bag containing Oxycodone pills. The operator was taken into custody and the passenger was identified and released from the scene. 

Officers arrested Ricky Pina, 22-years-old, of Dorchester. Pina is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class B Drugs. 

 

One Arrested and Two Loaded Firearms Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 4:01 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered two loaded firearms in the area of 158 Harvard Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with an inoperable brake light. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) to conduct a traffic stop. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the windows to have an excessive, illegal tint. Officers spoke to the operator, who was known to them from prior encounters. Upon notifying the operator of the motor vehicle infractions, officers located a Taurus PT 738 .380 firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition and a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition from inside of the center console of the vehicle.  

Officers arrested Thomas Searcy, 23-years-old, of Boston. Searcy is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Searcy was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for the defective brake light and the excessive tint.

 

Juvenile Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:13 PM, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 16-year-old male from Roxbury on firearm related charges after a foot pursuit in the area of 192 Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting an investigation and were approaching to speak with the suspect as he exited a residence on Ruthven Street when he suddenly took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The officers pursued the suspect closely on foot and were able to place him in custody after a brief struggle in an open courtyard area between 192 and 194 Humboldt Avenue. The officers then safely recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-2 handgun which the suspect had discarded as he fled. It was later confirmed that the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Department of Youth Services for Absconding While on Parole in addition to three other undisclosed warrants sought out of Suffolk Superior Court. The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Four Suspects While Recovering Two Loaded Firearms Within Ten Minutes During Two Separate Incidents in Roxbury and Charlestown

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INCIDENT #1: At about 10:48 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects while recovering a loaded firearm following a brief foot pursuit in the area of 18 Abbotsford Street in Roxbury. The officers were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, the front seat passenger, later identified as Ildelfonso Velez, 18, of Attleboro, immediately exited the vehicle and took off running while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. The suspect vehicle then sped away. The officers stopped their cruiser and pursued the fleeing suspect on foot down a nearby alleyway. While in pursuit, the officers observed the suspect discard a .40 caliber Ruger P94 handgun onto the ground which was later recovered. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect on Crawford Street where he was placed in custody without further incident. A short time later, additional responding units located and stopped the suspect motor vehicle in the area of Homestead Street and Harold Street at which time the operator, Dimitri Thomas, 26, of Hyde Park, was placed in custody without incident. Both parties will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Dimitri Thomas will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer while Ildelfonso Velez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

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INCIDENT #2: At about 10:58 PM on Tuesday July 2, 2019, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested two suspects on firearm related charges after performing a traffic stop in the area of Alfred Street and Dexter Street in Charlestown. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. As the officers were approaching to speak with the operator, later identified as Raul Landaverde, 22, of Somerville, they observed him moving quickly towards the passenger side of the vehicle before returning to an upright position. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed both the operator and the front seat passenger, later identified as Kirby Calixte, 26, of Somerville, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 23 handgun with a thirty round extended magazine from inside the vehicle. The two suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident. Both suspects will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Additionally, Raul Landaverde will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm (2nd and Subsequent).

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm and Drugs During Warrant Arrest of an Armed Robbery Suspect

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate Firearm During the Warrant Arrest of a Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery: About 1:34 pm, on Friday, June 28, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 82 George Street when they observed an individual known to have an outstanding warrant relative to an armed robbery that occurred less than a week earlier on American Legion Highway in Roslindale. Upon seeing the suspect, officers promptly approached and placed the suspect under arrest. A search of the suspect enabled officers to recover a firearm (see photo) later determined to be a loaded, black Glock 27 firearm with nine rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. In addition to the firearm, the suspect was found to be in possession of large amount of a brown powder believed to be heroin which was wrapped in plastic and covered in tinfoil. In addition to the warrant, the suspect, Alexander Soto, 21, of Boston was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:22 PM on Friday June 28, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest after recovering a loaded firearm, drugs and cash during a traffic stop in the area of 486 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation. As they approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Kharone Greene, 21, of Mattapan, they observed him quickly lean towards the passenger side of the vehicle and discard an unknown object. Fearing the presence of a weapon, the officers removed the operator and conducted a frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .32 caliber Walther PPK handgun in the area where he had been reaching. The suspect was then immediately placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers also seized $838.00 in U.S. Currency from the driver’s side door storage pocket along with two digital scales and numerous bags of marijuana packaged for sale. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Officers Make On-Site Gun Arrest in Mattapan

 

At about 7:44PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Y.V.S.F.) made an onsite arrest of Deandre Michel, 23, of Boston on firearm related charges in the area of 1150 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. 

While officers were in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street, they observed the suspect, Michel, standing on the corner of the intersection before he immediately fled on foot into a nearby convenience store. Once officers made it inside of the store, they observed the handle of a firearm secured in Michel’s waistband. Officers recovered a loaded Ruger 9E with 11 rounds in the magazine.

Deandre Michel was charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity (high capacity) firearm. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:25 PM,on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Naysaan Austin, 23, of Dorchester on firearm-related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. Officers were approaching the suspect in hopes of speaking with him when he suddenly took off running through several backyards while clutching the right side of his pants in such a way as if to suggest the possession of a weapon. Officers pursued the suspect over several fences and were able to place him in custody in the rear of 20 Milton Avenue. The officers then performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .22 caliber Sig Sauer Mosquito handgun from the suspect’s right pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Career Criminal (Level 3) and Disorderly Conduct.