Boston Police Recover Five Illegal Firearms Throughout Saturday’s Caribbean Festival

Officers were on high alert Saturday for what is historically known as one of the most violent weekends of the year. Each year Boston Police Officers brace themselves for Caribbean Fest, a time known for blood shed, bullets and extra long shifts. This year was no different with numerous shooting and stabbings including a homicide. Officers still managed to quell some of the violence through their prevention efforts which included the recovery of numerous illegal firearms. Here is the breakdown of the days arrests…

August 27, 2022 06:45 Hours

At about 6:45 AM, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force working the J’ouvert event, arrested Edinson Rosario, 26, of Dorchester in the area of Harambee Park, Westview Street. Mr. Rosario was in possession of a loaded Glock 44, 22L, with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine. Edinson Rosario was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.


August 27, 2022 11:15 Hours

At about 11:13 pm on Friday, August 26, 2022, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest of Jaheem Effee, 20, of Roxbury, for firearm-related offenses in the area of 18 Woodbine St, Roxbury. As a result of an investigation, Officers were in the area of Woodbine St in Roxbury due to information gleaned from an active firearm investigation. During their investigation, officers became aware that a male was brandishing a firearm in the area of Woodbine Street. As Officers turned onto Woodbine Street, they observed a group that contained a male matching the description of the male seen brandishing a firearm. Officers stopped this male and recovered a loaded firearm upon conducting a pat-frisk. This male was placed into custody without incident, with officers noting that the male was holding an alcoholic beverage, smelled of alcohol, and appeared intoxicated.

Additionally, fearing the presence of another weapon, officers conducted a pat-frisk of other members of the group and recovered a loaded firearm from a bag. Officers placed Effee in custody without further incident. The firearm recovered from Effee was determined to be a Glock 43 9mm with nine (9) rounds in the magazine. The firearm recovered from the other male was determined to be a Century Arms TP9 with nine (9) rounds. Officers were able to determine that this male had an active license to carry but was only authorized to carry for hunting and target shooting. This firearm, as well as the LTC, was seized by officers. Effee is to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful possession of a firearm, Unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm. The other male is to be summonsed into court for Intoxicated Licensee Carrying a firearm and Firearm License Restriction Violation.


August 27, 2022 11:30 Hours

At about 11:28 AM, on Saturday, August, 27, 2022, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), conducted a traffic stop in the area of Ames Street and Ames Way in Dorchester. As a result of the traffic stop, officer arrested Darryll Cherfills, 25, of Dorchester, on firearms charges. Officers recovered a .22 caliber revolver. Mr. Cherfills was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.


August 27, 2022 12:25 Hours

At about 12:24 PM, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), conducted a traffic stop in the area of 580 Harvard Street.  As a result of the traffic stop, officers arrested Preston Tyler, 19, of Mattapan after he was found to be in possession of a firearm. The loaded firearm was determined to be a Taurus 9mm with one round in the chamber and eleven rounds in the magazine. He was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Resisting Arrest. Preston Tyler is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.