At about 5:45 PM on Wednesday May 25, 2022, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects on firearm related charges following a traffic stop in the area of Bodwell Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester.
The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation and were speaking with the operator, Raul Acosta, 22, of New Bedford, MA, when their attention was drawn to the rear seat passenger, later identified as Jesse Miller, 24, of Loganville, GA. The passenger appeared as though he was looking for a means to exit the vehicle, rapidly looking at the doors and windows of the vehicle, while adjusting a small bag which was hanging across his chest.
When the officers removed the passenger as part of their investigation, they recovered a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield handgun with an obliterated serial number from inside the front area of his pants after a brief struggle. The officers then removed the operator and placed him in custody without incident after recovering a second firearm, a 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4 handgun with a high capacity feeding device, from inside the vehicle.
During the booking process, it was revealed that Miller was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants sought out of Boston Municipal Court on charges including Assault and Battery on a Household Member (2 Separate Counts) and Larceny as well as Criminal Trespassing, Assault and Battery and Motor Vehicle related charges sought out of Snelleville, GA.
Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Raul Acosta will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Jesse Miller will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Resisting Arrest.