110 guns seized in 2014
BOSTON — Boston police arrested five people and seized nine illegal guns in a 15-hour span starting Friday, officials said.
Police first recovered four guns, ammunition and a ballistic vest from a backpack inside a trash can at Thetford Avenue and Evans Street in Dorchester at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
Later that night at 47 Topliff St. in Mattapan, police said they seized seized three guns and 15 plastic bags of marijuana while executing a search warrant. Jesor Brown, 19, of Roslindale; James Edwards, 22, of Dorchester; and Jesus Gonzalez, 23, of Dorchester were arrested on various firearm and drug charges.
Police said at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday they recovered two handguns during a motor vehicle stop at Carmen and Radcliffe streets in Dorchester. Lino Cook, 22, of Dorchester, and Rickie Thompson, 29, of Mattapan, were arrested for violating auto laws and firearm charges.
“Reducing violence in our neighborhood starts with taking illegal guns off of our streets,” Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement.
Police have seized 110 firearms in Boston in 2014.