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At about 1:54 AM on Thursday June 30, 2022, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects on firearm related charges following a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington Street and Harvard Avenue in Dorchester.
The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction as well as two equipment violations when they learned that the operator, Joseph Jenkins, 22, of Malden, MA, was driving with a suspended license.
When the officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle, they observed him attempting to manipulate an unknown object in his pocket which then fell to the ground and was determined to be a loaded, silver North American revolver. The firearm was quickly recovered and the suspect was placed in custody without incident.
Officers then removed a rear seat passenger, later identified as Edwin Coriano-Wixon, 22, of Everett, MA, at which time they recovered a loaded P80 PF 940C handgun from inside a zippered pocket of the suspect’s pants. The second suspect was also placed in custody without incident. Officers then recovered various quantities and classes of drugs from inside the vehicle along with more than $3,000 in U.S. Currency from the suspects.
Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Joseph Jenkins will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs. Edwin Coriano-Wixon will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, D and E Drugs.