Police Briefs 08-21-2014

Armed Robber Arrested

There have been two incidents this month where guns have been taken out of the hands of criminals through diligent police work from District A-1/15.Last week officers from District A-1/15 responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 140
Main Street in Charlestown.

Once they arrived , officers were directed to a liquor store to apprehend a suspect involved in a prior robbery at a Tedeschi’s. As officers entered the liquor store, they observed several people, including the suspect, in an altercation at the front counter. Through witnesses, officers learned that the suspect had allegedly robbed the Tedeschi’s at gunpoint and then attempted to rob the liquor store.

Officers spoke to the victim who stated that the suspect walked up to the counter, produced a black handgun, and pointed it in her face. The victim then grabbed the firearm and struggled with the suspect to remove the firearm from his possession. The victim called for help from her fellow employees who assisted, successfully taking possession of the firearm. Officers observed a black plastic bag with an undisclosed amount of US Currency as well as a black .117 caliber BB/pellet gun.

Officers arrested 49-year-old Raymond Santos of Boston and charged him with Armed Assault with Intent to Rob, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Armed Robbery. In other news, Boston Police arrested a Charlestown man and recovered an illegal firearm. Officers from District A-1/15 made an onsite arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of City Hall Plaza in the Downtown area.

While assigned to Puerto Rican Festival, officers observed three young individuals carrying “Big Gulp” cups filled with beer. When officers called the individuals over to check for proper identification, one of the individuals stated that he was 16-years-old and that he had been drinking beer mixed with Red Bull. The suspect was also carrying a backpack which contained more beer. When officers removed the backpack to confiscate the alcohol, they discovered a silver firearm loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
Officers arrested the 16-year-old juvenile male from Charlestown and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, and Drinking Alcoholic Beverages in Public.

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