Dorchester Firearm Arrest, 05/16/2020

Great job by the Youth Violence Strike Force (aka Gang Unit) and Officers from C-11 on the recovery of a firearm and narcotics. Here’s the breakdown from the Boston Police Department:

At about 8:35 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2020, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest resulting in the recovery of a firearm and drugs in the area of 3 Annapolis Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of 600 Columbia Road, officers heard multiple gunshots coming from the area of Sumner Street and proceeded to the area.

As officers arrived on Sumner Street, they observed a white vehicle leaving a parking lot at 67 Sumner Street at a high rate of speed. The operator continued fleeing to the area of 3 Annapolis Street where the vehicle came to a stop and the operator turned off the headlights. Officers approached the vehicle and ordered the front passenger to exit to which he refused multiple times. Eventually, officers forcibly removed the male from the vehicle. Officers immediately recovered a blue Ruger Security 9mm firearm from inside of the male passenger’s sweatshirt. The passenger was taken into custody. The female operator was also removed from the vehicle and taken into custody as well. A search of the motor vehicle led to the discovery of a medium sized plastic bag containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine located in the center console as well as a gun box containing twenty rounds of live ammunition which was located in the trunk of the vehicle.

Officers recovered ballistic evidence in the rear of 69A Sumner Street. The female operator, who possessed an active license to carry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was later released and issued a summons.

Officers arrested the passenger, Jonathan Dayton Young, 26-years-old, of Mattapan. Young is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class A Drugs.