Starting early Thursday morning, multiple agencies conducted numerous arrest and search warrants across the the city in what we are being told was a massive sweep by law enforcement on a number of different unrelated high profile cases. Tactically dressed agents and other specialized personnel could be seen flooding the streets of some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city.
These sweeps included members of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, the Massachusetts State Police Violence Fugitive Apprehension Section, Plymouth County Sheriffs, and members of the Boston Police Department Drug Control Unit, Fugitive Unit, Human Exploitation and Trafficking Task Force and even the Crime Scene Response Unit. Early Monday Morning before sunrise, Agents, Officers, Troopers, Detective, Investigators and others could be seen gathered at an undisclosed, dark and hidden location planning their early morning adventure.
At 07:00 hours units across the city strategically started hitting their targets. They continued throughout the day into the next morning with numerous arrests and seizures. The sweeps seem to focus primarily on Roxbury and Dorchester however it is again unknown at this time how and if they were all related.
At this time Boston Police, have only been able to confirm one arrest and seizure, Dale Clarke, 24, of Boston was taken into custody at 15 Ellington Street in Dorchester on charges of three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property, and Trafficking Class A and Class B Drugs.
At this time Mass State Police, and DoJ have not yet been able to confirm any involvement however as you can see in the images, we know there were present on the scene. Per usual, involved departments have both denied involvement but also stated they could not comment as there were on going investigations. For now we will let these images tell the story.