Domestic violence call leads to gun arrest in OP

One Less Gun: At about 15:00 hours, on Saturday, October 9, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a domestic disturbance in the area of Adams Street in the Orchard Park Projects in Roxbury. On arrival, officers encountered a wild scene. A female was attempting to hold a male at bay with a bat while he was attempting to point an old style cow-boy revolver at her. Officers quickly intervened and took control of the subjects as well as the bat and the firearm. At this time the Department has declined to provide any further information citing the 209A privacy laws.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Community members wanting to report any case of domestic violence, that is not occurring at the moment, may do so anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to aid or help any victim of domestic violence in an anonymous manner. In the case of an emergency, CALL 9-1-1.

Listed below are several domestic violence programs available in the Boston area.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Association of Haitian Women in Boston/ Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Casa Myrna Vasquez

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)