Boston Police Arrest Four Juveniles for Carrying Dangerous Weapons
At about 1:30pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, officers assigned to District 4 (South End) were on patrol when they observed four young males at Camden Street and Columbus Avenue, the area of a recent report of a robbery.
In fact, a short time earlier, a dispatcher had broadcast a description of two males attempting to rob a person with a knife. The male suspects were described as black males, late teens or early twenties. One suspect was wearing a blue hood, black cap and light blue jeans, while the 2nd suspect was wearing a black hood, blue cap and blue jeans. Officers noted and observed that two of the four males walking down Camden Street appeared to fit the description of the two earlier suspects. As officers approached the suspects, all four attempted to flee on foot. They were quickly apprehended. During a brief struggle, officers recovered a large 7 ½ inch butcher knife, two folding knifes and what was initially believed to be a firearm. Officers later discovered that the firearm was in fact a replica firearm. Officers also recovered a clear plastic bag containing five additional plastic bags of a white rock believed to be crack cocaine on the ground near one juvenile suspect. A pair of red gloves, a black face mask and a round ammunition was also recovered at the scene as evidence.
A 14 year-old juvenile suspect and two 15 year-old juvenile suspects were arrested for Delinquent to wit: Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried. Another 15 year-old juvenile suspect was arrested for Delinquent to wit: Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit: Possession W/I to Distribute Class B, Drugs.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-4 detectives at (617)343-5619.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.