C-11 Officers Seize Firearm from 18 year-old Man on Bicycle On Thursday, October 2, 2009, at approximately 1:04pm, Boston Police Drug Detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of Bowdoin Street @ Geneva Avenue when two individuals engaged in what was believed to be a hand to hand exchange of items. Through the training and experience of the officers, it was believed that the two parties had just conducted a street level drug deal. This information was relayed to C-11 (Dorchester) officers. A description of one of the parties was given as he rode his bicycle towards Levant Street.
Officers spotted the individual and confronted him in the area of 17 Levant Street. The officers attempted to speak with the individual but he refused to get off his cellular phone and continued having a conversation. Officers then conducted a pat-frisk of the suspect which produced a loaded semi-automatic firearm that was concealed in his waistband. Once the firearm was detected, the suspect attempted to flee. A brief chase and struggle ensued before the suspect was placed into custody. The weapon was later found to be fully loaded with seven .380 rounds.
Officers arrested Christopher Rodriguez, 18, of Roxbury on the charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Carrying of a Loaded Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer (2 counts).
Man Arrested in J.P. for Robbing Victim of his Gold Chain
On Thursday, October 2, 2009, at approximately 2:53pm, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain), responded to the area of Centre Street @ Wise Street for a report of a robbery in progress. While en-route, Officers were given a description of a male who stole another males gold chain.
Upon arrival, Officers observed a male fitting the description of the suspect. Officers approached him in order to investigate further. The male immediately stated, “I didn’t rob anyone…I have been hanging on the corner all day.” The Officers located the victim who informed them that the suspect walked up to him and stated, “Give me that.” He then reached up and ripped the gold chain from his neck before running away. The victim was able to positively identify the suspect.
Officers arrested Darnell Bishop, 40, of Boston on the charges of Unarmed Robbery.