Troopers Arrest Man for Possession of Stolen Firearm

Just before 6 p.m. yesterday Trooper John Heavey, along with his field training officer, Trooper Jeffrey Lang, were on patrol assigned to State Police-Weston. While monitoring traffic on Route 90 at Exit 18 in Boston they observed a Honda Accord, with extremely dark window tint, pass their location. Trooper Heavey entered traffic and followed the vehicle until they reached a safe location to conduct a motor vehicle stop. As they entered Cambridge Street, Trooper Heavey activated the cruiser’s blue lights and stopped the Honda.

As the vehicle was pulling over both Troopers observed the operator duck out of sight. The Troopers immediately approached the vehicle and observed the operator, later identified as KEVIN GARCIA, 20, of Dorchester, crossing and leaning over his legs. In fear that GARCIA may have been concealing a weapon, the Troopers removed him from the vehicle, along with two other occupants. After a pat frisk of the specific area the Troopers observed GARCIA reaching, a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol, capable of holding thirteen rounds in total, was located.

After it was determined GARCIA did not possess a license to carry firearms, he was placed under arrest. The two other occupants of the vehicle were cooperative and eventually released from the scene with no charges. An electronic inquiry of the serial number on the firearm revealed it was stolen from New Hampshire earlier this year. Additionally, an inspection of the vehicle’s windows revealed they had a transparency of only 11%.

GARCIA was transported to State Police-Weston for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted and placed a bail amount of $5,000 on GARCIA. GARCIA was able to post bail. He is expected to be arraigned at Brighton District Court on the following offenses:

  1. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm;
  2. Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
  3. Receiving Stolen Property, under $1200;
  4. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device;
  5. Possession of Ammunition without FID Card; and
  6. Illegal Window Tint.