Call for Drinking in Public Leads to Firearm ArrestLast night around 8:19PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to 20 Woodville St. for a group of people drinking and smoking.
On arrival, officers observed a group of individuals drinking alcohol on a public way. Officers asked members of the group for identification to ascertain their age and address and in order to conduct threshold inquiries. One member of the group after he was determined to only be 19 years of age (Minor in Possession of Alcohol) picked up a bottle of alcohol that was on the ground and attempted to walk away down the side of a house. The suspect was then stopped in order that he might arrested for the violation and placed in handcuffs. A pat frisk was conducted of the suspect during which officers felt a hard metallic object in his pocket. Further search of the suspect prior to transport to the station determined that he was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm.
The suspect, Joshua M. Davis, 20, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Two other suspects were also arrested for Drinking in Public.
BPD K-9 Aids in Recovery of Firearm after Suspect Arrest
This morning around 1:51AM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested suspect, Patrick L. Bozeman, 20, of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct. In addition, officers arrested suspect, Sean M. Moore, 28, of Dorchester and charged him with Failure to Stop for Police Officers, and a host of other motor vehicle violations.
Officers initially responded to 47 Wilcock St. for a fight. On arrival, officers observed several groups of people scattered along the street. Of note, officers observed several people disperse from a black SUV that was parked on the street, and then noticed several others enter the car and take off. As the car took off, officers noted that it committed several violations of the auto law. Officers followed behind the car and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but it failed to stop and kept going ignoring the officers’ lights and sirens. Finally on Irma St. the car stopped and the rear passenger occupant got out and fled on foot. The other occupants of the car were detained while officers pursued the fleeing passenger on foot. During the foot chase, officers noticed that the suspect kept clutching his right side, indications of the suspect possibly being armed. Officers, aware of the possibility that the suspect may be armed, pursued him and finally cornered him and apprehended him in the driveway of a house on Balsam Street crouched behind a van.
After the suspect was apprehended, a Boston Police K-9 unit responded to the scene and tracked to the area of the car where the suspect was apprehended. Underneath the car, officers recovered a loaded firearm.
Larceny Suspects Caught in the Act and Arrested
This morning around 3:23AM, officers responded to 26 Elm Hill Ave. for a larceny in progress of a motorcycle on the side of the building. En route, officers were advised by Operations dispatcher that the caller was not positive about the address.
On nearing the incident location, officers turned off the cruiser lights and approached 22 Elm Hill Ave. as there was no 26 Elm Hill Avenue. There, officers got out of the cruiser and walked to the observed movement on the right side of 22 Elm Hill Avenue. As officers walked toward the movement, they observed three males dressed all in black attempting to flee from the back of the building onto an adjoining street.
Officers pursued the suspects across and down several streets and finally were able to stop them on Brunswick Street. During a pat frisk of one of the three suspects, officers discovered a hack saw in one of their backpacks. The suspect then exclaimed to officers, “We were going to repair my uncle’s wall we ran because we were smoking some weed!”
Officers returned to the incident location to further investigate and there observed a motor scooter with a hammer and metal file lying next to a freshly damaged wheel lock. Officers then further observed a pair of scissors stuck in the freshly popped ignition of the scooter, a black hooded sweatshirt on the ground and an open bottled bottle of alcohol.
The three suspects, Gary Richards, 23, of Roxbury, Edwin A. Jones, 24, of Dorchester and Patrick Walker, 17, of Dorchester were all arrested and charged with Attempted Larceny over $250.00, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Trespassing and Destruction of Property.