1.6 min readBy Published On: February 5th, 2022Categories: News0 Comments

From BPD News:

At about 2:15 AM on February 5, 2022, Officers assigned to District B2 made an onsite firearm arrest of Tavarge Thomas, 24 of Dorchester, and Rondell Pennant, 27, of Dorchester on outstanding warrants at the intersection of Columbia Road and Quincy Street.

Officers were on Patrol in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road when they observed two vehicles operating at a high rate of speed.  Officers observed both vehicles fail to stop at a red light, pass a snowplow at high speed, and then fail to stop for a second red light.

Officers noted that due to recent ice and snowstorms, the manner in which both of the vehicles were operating was exceedingly dangerous.  Officers were eventually able to safely affect a traffic stop of both vehicles at the intersection of Columbia Road and Quincy Street.

Officers began to engage the occupants of both vehicles in conversation.  One of the occupants of the vehicles, unsolicited by officers, began to speak about firearms and, more specifically, their prior firearm arrest history.  The occupant additionally made references to the firearm arrests posted by the police department on its website.  A CJIS query of the passengers in the vehicle revealed that a passenger in one of the vehicles, Rondell Pennant, had an active felony warrant out of Brockton District Court.  Officers began to remove the occupants of the vehicles to effect the arrest of Pennant safely, and upon a pat frisk of Tavarge Thomas, a loaded firearm was recovered.

The firearm was determined to be a Glock 43 with one (1) round in the chamber and six (6) rounds in the magazine.

Rondell Pennant was arrested pursuant to a felony warrant issued out of Brockton District Court.

Tavarge Thomas is to be charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, possession of a Firearm without FID card subsequent Offense, Unlawful possession of ammunition.

Tavarge Thomas and Rondell Pennant are to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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