Shortly after midnight on Sunday Trooper Ryan Crumbaker, assigned to State Police-Framingham, was conducting speed enforcement on the ramp from Route 93 Southbound to Route 95 southbound in Canton. At that time he observed a white Honda approach his location traveling much faster than the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Trooper Crumbaker was able to confirm the vehicle’s speed at 52 miles per hour using RADAR. He entered traffic and was able to catch up to the vehicle again clocking it at a speed higher than the posted speed limit. Trooper Crumbaker activated his emergency lights and siren and initiated a traffic stop, while the vehicle was pulling over he observed the operator reach into the rear passenger area of the vehicle.
Upon the vehicle stopping Trooper Crumbaker approached it and identified the operator as ALIJAH ROSA, 22, of Mattapan. ROSA immediately informed the Trooper that his license was suspended, which was confirmed with an electronic inquiry to the RMV. Trooper Crumbaker then requested ROSA and a female passenger to exit the vehicle, while doing so he immediately observed a firearm in plain sight sticking out of the rear of the front passenger seat in the same area ROSA was reaching while pulling over. The firearm, identified as a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, was fully loaded with a round in the chamber ready to fire. Trooper Crumbaker also observed the serial number to be defaced and scratched off in an effort to make the firearm unable to be traced. However, the serial number was able to be read and it was discovered to be stolen nearly one year prior.
ROSA was placed under arrest and transported to the Framingham Barracks where he was booked. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail in the amount of $5000. ROSA was able to make bail and was released approximately five hours after his arrest. The female passenger was issued a criminal summons and released from the scene. He was scheduled for arraignment at Stoughton District Court on the following charges:
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2nd Offense;
- Possession of a Firearm without FID Card, Subsequent Offense;
- Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Serial Number;
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
- Receiving Stolen Property under $1200;
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License;
- Marked Lanes Violation; and