BOOKING PHOTO AND REPORT: Officers Recover a Loaded Firearm After a Traffic Stop in Roxbury

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At about 2:00 AM, on Sunday, September 11, 2022, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), conducted a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Carlisle Street in Roxbury, resulting in the firearm arrest of Henry Barboza, 25, of Dorchester.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark tinted windows and defective equipment.  Officers activated their lights and sirens to initiate the traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified as Henry Barboza. After further investigation, it was revealed that the motor vehicles registration had been revoked and Barboza did not have a valid driver’s license, therefore, the vehicle would need to be towed.

During the search of the vehicle officers located a loaded .32 Cal Smith & Wesson Long OTGZ revolver, loaded with five rounds of ammunition. The firearm had been reported stolen out of New Hampshire in July of 2020.

Henry Barboza was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Operating after Revocation/Suspension. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.