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At about 12:45 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Roxbury), conducted an investigation in the area of Seaver Street and Harold Street.
This resulted in the warrant arrest of Jonathan Velasquez, 18, of Roxbury. The warrant was issued out of Dorchester District Court for Threats to Commit a Crime. Officers also recovered a loaded firearm during the arrest and various boxes of ammunition, totaling approximately thirty rounds.
The firearm was determined to be a Glock 19 Gen 4 with one round in the chamber thirty-two rounds in the magazine. Jonathan Velasquez was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court.