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

Traffic Stops Leads to One Arrest as Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

 

One Less Gun: At about 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 895 Morton Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Norfolk Street and Morton Street, officers observed a motor vehicle with an unreadable rear license plate. Upon further inspection, officers noticed the license plate lights were not functioning properly. Officers activated their emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop in the area of 895 Morton Street in Dorchester. As officers spoke to the operator, they observed an apparent object bulging from the operator’s front waist area. Officers inquired as to what was inside of the operator’s waistband to which he replied that it was cash. Officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle to which he complied. Officers located a Glock 21 firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, inside of the operator’s front waistband, as well as a plastic bag containing approximately twenty grams of crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The operator, who did not possess a valid license to carry, was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Renaldo Bloodworth, 31-years-old, of Abington. Bloodworth 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, Trafficking Cocaine, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

 

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.

 

Officers Arrest Two and Recover Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester 

 

One Less Gun: At about 4:09 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made two arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 112 Westview Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a blue motor vehicle parked with multiple unknown individuals approaching before quickly leaving the area. A query of the motor vehicle led to the discovery that the vehicle’s registration had been revoked. Officers maintained surveillance of the vehicle when a gray vehicle pulled up to the blue vehicle.  Officers observed the operator of the gray vehicle exit and approach the operator of the blue vehicle before conducting a hand to hand exchange of an unknown item. The operator of the gray vehicle further opened the hood of the blue vehicle and placed an unknown item under the hood, then return to his vehicle and leave the scene at an accelerated speed with his passenger in the front seat. The blue vehicle followed shortly after, stopping at a residence in the area of Westview Street and Stratton Street. Both vehicles then returned to the area of 112 Westview Street, back in the original spots where they had been parked. At this time, officers approached the vehicles and immediately noticed a clear plastic bag containing marijuana on the center console of the gray vehicle. Both the operator and passenger were removed from the vehicle.  With the assistance of the BPD K9 unit, officers were alerted the front driver’s wheel well area. Officers opened the hood of the vehicle and noticed the air filter system had been improperly secured. Inside of the air filter officers located a loaded Valor Corp. 25 caliber firearm with as well as four clear plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. The driver and passenger of the gray vehicle were placed under arrest. The operator of the blue vehicle was issued a citation and his passenger was identified and released from the scene.

Officers arrested the operator, Alexander Aguasvivas Pena, 25-years-old, of Dorchester and the passenger, a 17-year-old, male juvenile of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Aguasvivas Pena faces and additional charge of Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

 

Officers Arrest Armed Suspect and Recover Loaded Firearm in Jamaica Plain 

 

One Less Gun: At about 7:30 PM, on Friday, August 23, 2019, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. While on directed patrol in the Bromley Heath Development, officers observed a male on a bicycle riding in the area. Upon seeing officers, the male abruptly turned around on his bicycle and fled in the opposite direction while constantly looking back at the officers. The male, who appeared nervous, continued to pedal away from officers with his right hand rigidly affixed to an apparent object in his pocket. Officers continued their surveillance of the male who retreated to the area of 130 Heath Street. Officers followed the male, still with his hand inside of his pocket. The male attempted to evade officers, switching directions numerous times, before officers approached him. The male quickly reached into his right jacket pocket as officers approached. The male then turned away from officers and positioned himself against a fence. The male was commanded to remove his hands from his pockets to which he refused. Officers eventually secured the male’s arms and located a Kel-Tec .380 firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition.  The male was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Jerry Matos, 21-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Matos is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

 

Male Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 11:10 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 70 Ames Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers heard what sounded to be a gunshot a short distance from the officers. A group was observed in the area and as officers spoke to them to see if they had also heard the gunshot, a male was observed running at a full sprint from behind officers, passing by the rear of the officer’s cruiser before crashing into a fence between 40 and 50 Ames Street. Officers immediately exited their cruiser and pursued the male who was clutching his waistband. The male fled to the rear of 50 Ames Street and into the building at 70 Ames Street. Officers continued their pursuit into the building and observed the male pull a firearm from the right side of his waist as he scaled a flight of stairs. The male then threw the firearm and continued up the stairs. Officers eventually placed the suspect in custody following a brief struggle. Officers recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm model 990L loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition.  

Officers arrested Jayrheik Thomas, 22-years-old, of Roxbury. Thomas is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting arrest.

 

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. 


Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

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Early Morning Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to the Arrest of Suspect on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester: At about 1:45am, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Stoughton Street when officers observed silver motor vehicle make an illegal turn at the intersection of Stoughton and Pleasant Streets. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency blue lights and sirens and were able to stop the car in the area of 70 Pleasant Street. Upon engaging the operator of the vehicle, officers immediately recognized him from previous encounters. While talking to the operator, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous and breathing at a rapid pace. When asked to provide his driver’s license, the operator stated he didn’t have it on him. When asked to produce the car’s registration, the operator stated that he didn’t know where it was because the car belonged to a friend. In light of the conflicting and confusing answers, officers asked the driver to exit the car. With the suspect now outside the car, officers conducted a pat frisk of the car’s interior. While frisking the vehicle, officers observed and confiscated a firearm (see above photo) found inside the vehicle’s center console. When asked if he had a license to carry the firearm, the suspect stated, “I don’t.”  

Officers arrested Khamaree Price, 20, of Boston and charged him with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Subsequent Offense of Firearm Conviction, Armed Career Criminal and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

The firearm was determined to be a black Hi-Point 45mm semi-automatic firearm.

BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester

BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester: At about 6:30pm, on Monday, August 13, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street in Dorchester after receiving information relative to an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm. The individual was described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts and black-and-white sneakers. In short time, officers observed an individual fitting the description of the person believed to be in possession of the gun. Upon closer inspection, officers noted that the individual was walking in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm as he continued to look around nervously while frequently clutching at an object in his waist area. Moreover, officers specifically noted an easily discernable bulge in the suspect’s right hip area and, the fact that, he was wearing a GPS bracelet on his ankle. While surveilling the suspect, officers observed the suspect enter a motor vehicle. At this point, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street. While approaching the car, officers observed the suspect hastily bend over in such a way as if to suggest he was trying to hide something. After ordering the suspect to show his hands, officers quickly pat frisked the suspect whereupon a loaded firearm (see photo) was found tucked inside the suspect’s right waist area.  

Officers arrested Arndray Love, 29, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.  The suspect is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court. 

The recovered firearm is described as a 9MM Ruger P89DC.

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in the South End

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:44 PM on Tuesday July 16, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 20 East Berkeley Street in the South End. During the incident, the suspect, later identified as Jesus Diaz, 36, of Roxbury, was observed firing a handgun at two adult males before fleeing the area on foot. There were no resulting injuries. In the immediate aftermath, numerous community members came forward to assist responding detectives with their investigation, leading to the identification of the suspect.

At about 2:10 AM on Wednesday July 17, 2019, officers observed and stopped the suspect while on directed patrol in the area of Washington Street and Mystic Street. Officers were able to place the suspect in custody without incident at which time they safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun from inside a backpack that was in the suspect’s possession.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

 

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.

 

Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury

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Suspect Facing Gun-Related Charges after Speeding by BPD Officers in Roxbury: At about 2:50AM, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol when they observed a black motor vehicle travelling at high rate of speed on Stanwood Street heading in the direction of Blue Hill Ave. In light of the vehicle’s high rate of speed, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Initially, the vehicle appeared to stop. However, as officers began to exit their cruiser, the operator of the vehicle drove off. In short time, the vehicle stopped a second time in the area of Warren and Quincy Streets. This time, the operator of the vehicle remained on scene. Upon engaging the operator, officers immediately instructed him to remove his keys from the ignition before exiting the vehicle. Once outside the car, the operator of the vehicle, 26-year-old Donald Brown of Boston, was placed under arrest for failing to stop for police officers. A pat frisk of the vehicle for weapons enabled officers to discover and recover a firearm determined to be a Walther .380 Smith & Wesson handgun. When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the suspect was unable to.  

Additionally, officers charged the suspect with the Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 8, 2019.     

Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:03 PM on Wednesday July 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Michael Beasley, 29, of Norwood, on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a recovered handgun in the area of 2917 Washington Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were informed by a private security guard working at the New Academy Estates that he had asked the suspect to leave the property after a brief confrontation. As the suspect was walking away, the guard observed the suspect drop an unknown object which was later determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Titan Tiger revolver.  

Additional responding units soon located the suspect standing with a group nearby. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running, jumping over several backyard fences before finally being placed in custody in the area of 290 Highland Street. As the officers were walking the suspect to a cruiser for transport, they recovered a small plastic bag containing crack cocaine that the suspect had attempted to discard on the ground.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Class B Drugs.

 

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 Juvenile Male in Possession of Firearm with Large Capacity Feeding Device in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: About 4:24PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the area of 36 Winston Road in Dorchester for a radio call for an armed robbery in progress.  

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect immediately turn and flee on foot towards the area of 19 Marden Avenue then onto Middleton Street. After a foot chase, officers apprehended the suspect and recovered a Smith & Wesson M&P firearm with a loaded extended magazine (see photo) which had been discarded by the suspect as he attempted to escape the officers.

The juvenile suspect was charged with the following: Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Delinquent to wit: Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Delinquent to wit: Trespassing. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

One Less Gun: 17-year-old Male Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in the South End

 

One Less Gun: At about 12:38 AM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 111 West Concord Street in the South End. While on a directed patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed two males running on Al Street away from West Newton Street. Simultaneously, officers were notified by BPD Operations of shots fired in the area of 100 West Newton Street. Due to the shots fired call and the proximity of the two males running away from the area, officers attempted to speak with the males. At this time, the males began to run away from officers, who immediately pursued them on foot. During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of one of the males but observed the second male suspect crouch down between two vehicles in the area of 111 West Concord Street. Officers caught up to the suspect and subsequently recovered a Custom Trace firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, from inside of the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket.  Additionally, detectives on scene located ballistic evidence in the area of 100 West Newton Street as well as a motor vehicle with ballistic damage as well. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Boston. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm, within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Removal of a Firearm Serial Number, and Malicious Destruction of Property.

 

One Less Gun: Three Males Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Roxbury  

 

One Less Gun: At about 2:20 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made three onsite arrests and recovered a firearm in the area of 61 Degautier Way in Roxbury. Officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of the 10 Degautier Way in Roxbury, while en route, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling with no headlights and operating at an accelerated rate of speed. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infractions. While speaking with the operator, who was immediately confrontational with officers, officers observed the front passenger to be bleeding from an injury on his hand. The front passenger stated he fell while running away from the gunshots being fired. Officers spoke to the rear passenger, who was nearly out of breath, and made the determination to remove the occupants based off of the occupants’ actions and the nearby call for shots fired.

With the assistance of a BPD K-9, officers recovered a Glock 19, semi-automatic firearm, in the full lock back position, within the spare tire compartment of the vehicle’s trunk. All occupants were taken into custody. While attempting to place the rear passenger into the cruiser, he became instantly combative and attempted to flee from officers. The rear passenger was eventually placed into the cruiser after a brief, but violent struggle. Eventually all three occupants were transported to the district station.

Officers arrested the operator, Kaivon Blake, 22-years-old, of Dorchester, the front passenger, Shan Tahatdil, 29-years-old, of Dorchester, and the rear passenger, Keeshon Wilson, 28-years-old, of Brighton. All are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Blake received a citation for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Headlights Displayed and is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense. Wilson is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense and Resisting Arrest. Tahatdil is additionally charged with Firearm Violation with a Prior Violent Crime or Drug Conviction. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 11:07 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 8 Darlington Street in Dorchester. While on patrol on the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Millet Street in Dorchester. Due to the infraction, officers conducted a traffic stop in front of 8 Darlington Street. Officers spoke to the operator, who was not in possession of his driver’s license. While speaking with the operator, officers observed a gun holster on the floor beside the operator’s foot and subsequently removed the operator from the vehicle. Officers then located a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, inside of the motor vehicle. The operator was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Ernest Monell, 28-years-old, of Lakeville. Monell is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury  

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One Less Gun: At about 3:05 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Ingleside Street in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle completely blocking the crosswalk while waiting at a stop light at the intersection of West Cottage Street and Blue Hill Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infraction of blocking the crosswalk. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the passenger quickly duck down and then back up. A query of the operator’s license led officers to the discovery it had been suspended. At this time, with neither the operator nor the passenger possessing a valid driver’s license, officers removed both parties from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle before being towed allowed officers to locate a Charter Arms .38 Special Undercover revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from a handbag on the floor in front of the passenger’s seat. The passenger was taken into custody. The operator was released from the scene with a citation and will be charged with Operating After Suspension. 

Officers arrested Justin Martin, 25-years-old, of Milton. Martin is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense.