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Keeping our neighborhoods safe: 8 guns confiscated/7 arrests

Between the hours of 7pm on January 9th and 7am on January 10th, BPD were busy buys confiscating eight guns and arrested 7 people in 7 different incidents across the city including Dot. See report below:

In a 12-hour period between approximately 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and 7:00am on Thursday, January 10, 2019, Boston Police Officers bravely confiscated 8 guns while arresting 7 individuals in 7 separate incidents across the city. To date, the men and women of the BPD have courageously taken 32 guns off the streets of Boston as compared to 9 at this same time a year ago. Said Commissioner William Gross, “I can’t thank my officers enough for their never-ending efforts and commitment to keeping our city safe. In the first ten days of the new year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of guns taken off our streets while sending a loud and clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

Incidents in Dot:

Mather Street: At about 6:47 PM on Wednesday, January 9. 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested one male and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 49 Mather Street in Dorchester.

Brook Avenue: At about 7:00 AM on Thursday January 10, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team in the area of 6 Brook Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were able to recover a loaded .380 caliber Colt handgun while arresting the target of their investigation, Luis Pina-Baptista, 44, of Dorchester.

Washington Street: At about 12:56 AM on Thursday January 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made onsite firearm arrest while conducting a traffic stop in the area of 776 Washington Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle with a malfunctioning brake light and were approaching to speak with the operator when the front seat passenger, later identified as Demitrius Woodson, 22, of Cambridge, suddenly reached forward and concealed an unknown object under the seat.

Salisbury Park: At about 7:39 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Adrian Ferguson, 29, of Dorchester on numerous charges during an incident that originated in the area of 5 Salisbury Park in Dorchester.

Geneva Ave:At about 7:15 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. As the officers approached to speak with a group of males, one of the individuals, later identified as Davonne Manor, 24, of Roxbury, suddenly took of running while clutching at the right side of the waistband of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect and placed him in custody after a brief struggle at which time they were able to safely recover a 9mm Glock 19 with an extended magazine loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Resisting Arrest.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.