B-3 Anti-Crime Unit with Firearm Arrest Overnight

At about 1:30 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, officers assigned to the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan), conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 27 Richmond Street in Dorchester, which resulted in the firearm arrest of D’Andre Alejandro Payton-Morales, 20, of Cambridge.

While officers were on patrol in the area of Morton Street and Norfolk Street, they observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a red-light at the intersection of Morton Street and Washington Street.

Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens, safely stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as D’Andre Morales. After a CJIS query, it was revealed that Morales was driving on a suspended license. Morales was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation/Suspension.

During the standard inventory of the motor vehicle, officers recovered a black High Point JCP .40 Smith &Wesson firearm. Morales was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.