Hub cops get more guns and gunmen off the street
By Michele McPhee
Thursday, August 4, 2005
Boston cops busted five more dangerous suspects armed with guns, boosting already high numbers of weapons arrests by BPD officers this year.
Yesterday, the Herald reported that gun arrests are up 25 percent this year, with more than 370 firearms seized during dangerous encounters with armed suspects since January. A total of 415 guns have been recovered this year, according to BPD crime statistics.
Dorchester cops assigned to District C-11 nabbed one suspect with a .20-gauge shotgun wrapped in a T-shirt and hidden in the kitchen at 30 Topliff St. at about 6:30 p.m. Another man in the apartment was also arrested.
Then, at 9:37 p.m., cops from District 4 in the South End spotted a group of men in Ramsey Park, which has been under siege by drug dealers. One of the men bolted after dumping a fully loaded .22-caliber handgun. The alleged gunman was arrested a short time later on gun charges.
Early yesterday morning, cops in Mattapan's District B-3, were on patrol on Blue Hill Ave when they spotted an erratic driver with an expired inspection sticker. The driver and his passenger were ordered out of the vehicle after cops spotted a loaded black handgun in the car. Both were arrested.