Booking Image and Report: One Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop on Massachusetts Avenue

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At about 7:51 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2022 officers assigned to District D-4 arrested and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Gerald Street in Lower Roxbury. While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle being operated at a speed greater than reasonable with excessively tinted windows on Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street.  

Officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Gerald Street and spoke with the operator of the vehicle.  A passenger in the rear was not wearing a seatbelt and officers asked the passenger for identification.  

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Further investigation revealed the passenger had active warrants out of Quincy District Court for Violations of the Auto Laws as well as a warrant out of Cranston, Rhode Island, for Carrying a Firearm. Officers removed the passenger from the motor vehicle and recovered a loaded Glock 19 from the suspect.

Officers arrested Val Postell, 22, of Attleboro, MA. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Firearm without an FID card, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Fugitive from Justice.  The operator of the motor vehicle was cited for speeding and tinted windows.


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