About 01:33 hours on Thursday, December 24, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit for District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Cheney Streets, Dorchester.
While on patrol in the area of Warren Street and Crawford Street officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively tinted windows traveling on Crawford without their headlights activated. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Cheney Street.
Further investigation into the rear passenger, later identified as Michael Tabb, 24 years old of Hyde Park, revealed a firearm in his waistband. After a violent struggle where the passenger repeatedly attempted to grab and gain control of the fire arm on his person, officers were able to safely remove the firearm and place Tabb into handcuffs. The firearm, a black Glock 43 was loaded with (1) round of ammunition in the chamber and (7) rounds in the magazine.
Tabb was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting Arrest. Tabb is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
This was not Tabb’s first run-in with Boston Police Officers, about two months ago, he was arrested by Officers from District E-18 and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a High Capacity Magazine, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, and Use without Authority.
The operator/registered owner was mailed a MA Uniform Citation for Excessive Tint and Failure to Display Headlights and released. The front passenger was identified, and also released. Though-out the stop she kept claiming that she worked directly for Mayor Walsh in a clear attempt to gain preferential treatment, however Officers professionalism did not alter and they still held her accountable for her actions.