Boston Gang Unit & State Police Arrest Career Criminal for Trafficking Crack after Brief Struggle

Delroy Beckford, 28, of Roxbury was arrested on charges of trafficking crack cocaine as well as kicking a State Trooper in the head last night but this isn’t Mr Beckford’s first run in with the law. Last year in November he was arrested by the Gang Unit after a brief foot chase for possession of TWO illegal firearms.

A decade or so ago in March of 2010 Beckford was arrested on charges that him and an accomplance robbed a woman at gunpoint in Dorchester. Strong work by all involved including the Trooper who suffered minor injuries after being kicked in the head by this violent criminal. Here is the account of the incident from BPD.

From The Boston Police:

At about 6:12 PM, on Wednesday October 28, 2020, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with Massachusetts State Police made an onsite drug arrest in the area of 67 Winthrop Street in Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area of Winthrop Street and Blue Hill Avenue, officers observed a male, later identified as Delroy Beckford, 28, of Roxbury, operating a moped with no headlights. As officers attempted to conduct the traffic stop, Beckford accelerated, failed to stop at a stop sign and improperly passed a motor vehicle on the left-hand side. Officers attempted to stop Beckford several times but he refused until he finally came to a stop in the area of 17 Fairland Street.

Officers performed a pat frisk for weapons and recovered a hard-rocky substance consistent with crack cocaine from Beckford. As officers were placing Beckford under arrest, he started to kick and push officers while violently resisting. During the arrest Beckford kicked the State Trooper on the left side of the head. Officers were able to deescalate the situation and Beckford was safely placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking; Class B, Drugs (Crack Cocaine), Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Trespassing.