At about 10:58 PM, on Friday, August 4, 2023, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) arrested Alexis Andrades, 28, of Chelsea, and Luis Romero 21, of Chelsea.
Officers were on patrol in the area of Bennington Street, when they observed a motor vehicle with excessive window tint. Officers conducted a CJIS inquiry of the motor vehicle, which revealed that the owner of the vehicle did not have an active license. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop in the area of 254 Havre Street.
The officers were able to make contact with both occupants, and determined that the driver did not have an active license. Officers requested both occupants to exit the vehicle. After further investigation, officers located a loaded firearm, multiple loose rounds of ammunition, and plastic bags believed to be containing marijuana from inside the vehicle.
The firearm was later determined to be a .357 Magnum Revolver loaded with five rounds, and 35 rounds of loose ammunition.
Andrades was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. He is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court.
Romero was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court.