Officers Downtown Arrest Two Suspects on Firearm and Drug Related Charges

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At about 1:18 AM, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), made two arrests in the area of 1 Oxford Place in Chinatown. Officers were on patrol in the area after recent community complaints of drug activity and loitering.

Officers observed two males, later identified as Jeffrey Salvant, 35, of Roslindale and Marcus Beauchamp, 28, of Walpole, in the alleyway standing next to several scooters which all appeared to have heavy damage and exposed loose wires. One male was holding what appeared to be a power drill. Due to the time of night and location, officers believed the two suspects may be attempting to steal the scooters.

After further investigation, both males were unable to provide registrations or proof of ownership and were placed under arrest. Jeffrey Salvant was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, a small plastic bag of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine and three plastic bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The loaded 9mm firearm contained fifteen rounds in the magazine. Other evidence recovered was; a digital scale, numerous screwdrivers, wrenches and a power drill.

Jefferey Salvant will be charged with; Carrying a Loaded Firearm while Unlicensed, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class B, Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglarious Tools. Marcus Beauchamp will be charged with: Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglarious Tools. They are both expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.