Dorchester Man Under Arrest for Weed Distribution after 911 Call for Person with a Gun

On August 25 2022, at approximately 00:45 hours, Boston Police Officers from District C-11 received a call for a person with a gun on Columbia Road. Officers immediately responded to the area and began to look for a suspect and vehicle matching the 911 callers description.

Police officers eventually located a vehicle matching the 911 callers description and initiated a traffic stop. After speaking with the operator, police removed the man from the car. He was taken into custody without incident. At the time of the arrest it was unclear if a firearm had been located or the man was charged with a different crime.

Earlier today we spoke with Boston Police who were able to identify the man was 27-year-old Jose Jimenez of Dorchester, however we were informed that he was arrested after being found to be in possession of an illegally large amount of marijuana not a firearm. Jimenez was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class D drug (marijuana).

At this time no other information is available. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.