Officers Arrest One Male with a Loaded Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 2:30 PM, on Monday, August, 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 217 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Powellton Road and Columbia Road, officers observed an individual, later identified as Daquam Baskin-King, 19, of Boston, riding a City of Boston Blue Bike, matching the description of a suspect involved in a prior incident.

Due to the fact that the individual matched the description of the suspect and was wearing the same clothing while operating a City of Boston Blue Bike, officers performed a threshold inquiry.  During the threshold inquiry, followed by a pat frisk, a loaded Raven Model MP-25 firearm was recovered from Baskin-King.

Officers placed Daquam Baskin-King under arrest and charged him with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.  He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Officers Arrest Two Suspects in a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Recover a Loaded Firearm

At about 12:45 AM, on Monday, August 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), initiated a traffic stop in the area of Dudley Street and Harrison Avenue, Roxbury, after observing a motor vehicle proceed through a red light and a stop sign at a high rate of speed

Officer activated their lights and sirens, but the driver of the motor vehicle refused all attempts until coming to a stop in the area of 115 Warren Street. As officer approached the motor vehicle, they observed the brake lights still illuminated. Officers asked the driver to shift the motor vehicle into park, but instead, the driver sped off in the direction of Regent Street. It was revealed through a Registry of Motor Vehicle query that the motor vehicle was stolen out of Saugus.

As officers followed the path of the stolen motor vehicle, information was received that there was a black firearm, along with numerous pistol rounds scattered in the middle of Regent Street leading up towards Fountain Street. Officers identified numerous pieces of black plastic material, a silver coiled spring, and pieces of a pistol magazine, all consistent with a magazine being thrown from a speeding vehicle and shattering. The M-1911 AP INTERNATIONAL firearm was found to have one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine. The motor vehicle in question reappeared at Circuit Street and Regent Street where it had crashed into a parked motor vehicle. Officers placed both suspects under arrest without incident.

William Hudson, 20, of Hyde Park and Demayo Flowers-Toney, 19 of Dorchester, were charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Defacing of Serial Number of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Driving to Endanger. They will both be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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.

Ongoing Investigation Leads to Gun Arrest of a Missouri Man at South Bay Mall

At about 3:45 PM, on Monday, August 05, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Special Investigation Unit, along with DEA Task Force and Postal Inspectors arrested Andrew Carter, 31, of West Plains, MO in the area of 7 Allstate Road (South Bay Mall)  

After an ongoing investigation, officers recovered a loaded P. Beretta 9MM with 15 rounds in a high capacity magazine, 2 additional high capacity magazines both of which were loaded with 17 rounds each. Officers additionally recovered a clear plastic bag containing a crystal rock like substance believed to be Methamphetamine.

Andrew Carter was charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class B, Drugs (Methamphetamine).

Andrew Carter will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

Officers Assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Juvenile Carrying a Loaded Firearm

At about 9:36 PM, on Monday, July 29, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 455 Quincy Street, Dorchester. 

Officers were patrolling on Columbia Road near Ceylon Street, when they observed a group of males walking toward Ceylon Park.  One male in particular was tightly clutching a fanny pack that was secured across his chest while continuously looking back, which is consistent with an armed gunman. 

As officers exited their motor vehicle and approached the males on foot, they observed the suspect continue to clutch the fanny pack on his left side. At the sight of officers, the male suspect fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away. Officers observed a firearm inside the fanny pack as it was already unzipped.  Recovered was a loaded Smith and Wesson 38SW Special Revolver CTG with 6 rounds of ammunition.

The 17-year-old, juvenile male, of Dorchester, was charged with Delinquent to Wit Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Delinquent to Wit Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. He will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Officers Recover Two Firearms - Arrest One Adult Male and One Juvenile Male in Roxbury

At about 6:24 PM on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest of Jefferson Baez, 21, of Boston, and a 17-year old juvenile male from Roxbury

Due to recent drug and gun activity, officers performed a Registry of Motor Vehicle inquiry on an occupied motor vehicle that was parked in the lot of Academy Homes. It was revealed that the license plate was registered to another motor vehicle. Officers exited their cruiser and made contact with the driver, Jefferson Baez, to further inquire about the registration status of the vehicle. Baez, refused to speak with officers and rolled up the driver’s side window.  For their safety, officers ordered Baez out of the motor vehicle due to do his actions, and the possibility of him being armed.  

After further investigation, officers recovered two firearms; a loaded SCCY CPX-1 9MM with one round in the chamber and 8 rounds in the magazine, and a loaded Smith & Wesson SW40VE, with one round in the chamber and 10 rounds in the magazine. 

Jefferson Baez was arrested and charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The 17-year-old juvenile male was arrested and 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 Loaded Firearm, and Delinquent to wit Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device.

Quick Thinking by an Off-Duty Boston Police Officer Leads to Gun Arrest

 

At about 12:08 AM on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an on-site firearm arrest, after a traffic stop, in the area of 492 West Broadway Street in South Boston.

An off-duty Boston Police officer observed a motor vehicle of interest, involved in a shooting that took place on Tuesday, July 22, 2019, at approximately 2:22 PM, in the area of Mount Pleasant Street and Vine Street in Roxbury. The officer immediately contacted District B-2 Detectives (Roxbury), and kept a visual on the motor vehicle as it parked in front of 429 West Broadway. A few moments later, the motor vehicle pulled back out into traffic, and on duty-officers arriving on scene activated their emergency lights and sirens in attempt to conducted a traffic stop of the motor vehicle.

During the traffic stop, officers recovered a Black High Point, Model C9, 9MM Luger Firearm with 1 round in the chamber and 7 rounds in the magazine from the suspect, later identified as, Aaron Powell, 29, of Brockton.

Mr. Powell was placed under arrest and charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. He will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover a Gun in Dorchester

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At about 7:34 PM on Monday, February 10, 2014, while conducting an investigation into gang activity in the area of Columbia Road and Stanwood Street in Area C-11 (Dorchester), members of the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered a firearm and made an arrest of a suspect for firearm-related offenses at 212 Columbia Road (Franklin’s Liquors). 

While monitoring the area, the officers observed a male wearing a black coat and green hooded sweatshirt walking with a female on Columbia Road near Devon Street. The officers then observed the pair enter Franklin's Liquors (212 Columbia Road).  The officers parked their vehicle and proceeded into the store to further investigate.  Upon entering the store, officers observed three unknown individuals standing just inside of the entrance.  The officers heard these individuals alert each other of the officers’ presence.  Upon hearing the individuals make this statement, officers observed the male wearing the black coat and green sweatshirt walk away from the cashier's checkout location and up one of the aisles in the store. As the officers walked along this aisle behind the male, the officers observed the male in the green sweatshirt turn and face the officers’ direction. Upon seeing the officers, the male faced them, bladed his stance, and attempted to shield the right side of his body away from the officers.  The male proceeded to grab his waistband and clutch the right side of his body with both hands. Due to their training and experience, the officers believed these movements were consistent with a person attempting to conceal a weapon or firearm.  For their safety, the officers conducted a pat frisk of this individual, and during that frisk, the officers felt a hard object that they knew from their training and experience to be a firearm in the right side of the male’s waistband.  The officers retrieved a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Caliber Revolver from the individual. 

When the male could not produce a valid License to Carry a Firearm, the officers placed the 28-year-old male from Boston, Brandon Jesurum, under arrest for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4th Subsequent Offense) and outstanding active warrants.

NOTE: The recently seized firearm brings the total number of firearms seized in the City of Boston this year (2014) to 59. The total number of illegal firearms taken off city streets in 2013 was 667.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One and Recover a Gun in Dorchester

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At about 4:30pm, on Monday, February 10, 2014, while conducting an investigation, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) observed an individual standing on the steps of a residence on Norwell Street making a telephone call on his cell phone. During that time, a white-colored motor vehicle arrived and the suspect gestured to the individuals in the car to drive to the rear of the complex.  At that time, officers observed the suspect press his right hand up against his waist area, duck down and appear to adjust something in his waistband. After doing so, the suspect stood up and began to walk to the rear of 53 Norwell Street where the white motor vehicle was waiting. During that time, officers informed other members of the Drug Control Unit that it appeared a drug transaction was occurring. Officers approached the vehicle and observed the suspect smoking a half burnt marijuana cigarette. Officers removed the suspect from the vehicle and conducted a pat frisk and felt an object in the suspect’s right coat pocket. The officer removed a loaded .38 Special Ruger LCR. 

When asked to produce a License to Carry a Firearm, the suspect stated that he did not possess one. The suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from Boston, was placed under arrest for Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Suspect was also issued a civil infraction for possession Class D Marijuana (Less than 1 ounce). 

NOTE: The recently seized firearm brings the total number of firearms seized in the City of Boston this year (2014) to 58. The total number of illegal firearms taken off city streets in 2013 was 667.

 

Three Fewer Guns: BPD Continues Crackdown on Gun Violence Taking Three Guns Off City Streets

THE PICTURED FIREARM WAS TAKEN IN CONNECTION TO INCIDENT #1 - SEE BELOW. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNews)

THE PICTURED FIREARM WAS TAKEN IN CONNECTION TO INCIDENT #1 - SEE BELOW. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BPDNews)

Within a five hour span, as a result of stepped up patrols and increased focus on areas and individuals believed to be involved in either drug or gang-related activities, the Boston Police Department was able to see and seize three illegal firearms. The recently seized firearms bring the total number of firearms seized in the City of Boston this year (2014) to 56. The total number of illegal firearms taken off city streets in 2013 was 667.

The facts and circumstances of the incidents are as follows: 

Incident #1: At about 5:55pm, on Friday, February 7, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force arrested an individual carrying an illegal firearm in the area of Harvard & Walk Hill Streets. Officers were conducting an investigation into a complaint received relative to an individual known to be in possession of an illegal firearm when officers observed the aforementioned suspect, as a passenger in a motor vehicle, travelling along Harvard Street. Upon seeing the suspect, officers stopped the motor vehicle. While approaching the car, officers observed the suspect, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, moving and shifting in such a way as if to suggest he was trying to conceal or hide something – possibly a firearm. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers quickly moved in and removed the suspect from the car. With the suspect out of the vehicle, officers immediately observed and located a firearm lying on the seat of the vehicle where the suspect had been sitting. Officers promptly took possession of the firearm. 

Officers arrested Steve Stephen, 23, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

Incident #2: At about 7:00pm, on Friday, February 7, 2014, members of the Area B Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were monitoring the Grove Hall section of Dorchester for drug activity when officers observed what they believed to be a drug transaction in the area of Blue Hill Ave. After witnessing the transaction, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the car in the area of Walnut Park & Washington Street. While approaching the vehicle, officers observed and noted that there were three occupants inside the car with one passenger occupying the back seat. Seeing that the rear seat passenger was holding an undisclosed amount of US Currency in his hands, officers asked this individual to exit the motor vehicle in an effort to further investigate their earlier observations related to the drug transaction. As the suspect was exiting the motor vehicle, officers promptly observed and located a firearm lying on the floor of the vehicle where the suspect had been sitting. When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated that he could not.    

Officers arrested Daquan Dooley, 24, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug. 

Incident #3: At about 10:45pm, on Friday, February 7, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force arrested an individual found carrying an illegal firearm in the area of Bird & Sayward Streets in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of Glendale Street, officers observed a black SUV travelling a high rate of speed in the area of Glendale Street & Columbia Road. Seeing this, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the car. After stopping the car in the area of Bird & Sayward Streets, officers approached the vehicle to speak to the operator of the car. When asked to produce his license and registration, the operator quickly stated to the officers that the car was a rental and – since he was not the one who rented the car – his name did not appear on the agreement. While the operator was explaining this situation, officers observed – in plain sight – three individually packaged bags of what looked to be marijuana. Since the operator was not on the rental agreement, he had no formal or legal permission to drive the car. Consequently, the suspect was then taken into custody for using a car without authority. A search of the motor vehicle after the legal arrest enabled officers to locate a loaded firearm in the console of the vehicle.      

Officers arrested and charged John Gomes, 29, of Boston with the Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on Public Way.