Boston Police arrested four youths on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly possessing both dangerous weapons and drugs on Columbus Avenue.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8th, officers assigned to the South End reportedly observed four young males at Camden Street and Columbus Avenue, the area of a recent report of a robbery.
A short time earlier, police dispatchers had broadcasted a description of two males who had attempted to rob a person with a knife in the area. The male suspects were described as black males, late teens or early twenties; one suspect wearing a blue hood, black cap and light blue jeans, suspect two was wearing black hood, blue cap and blue jeans.
Officers reportedly observed two of the four males who appeared to fit the description walking down Camden Street. As officers approached the suspects all four attempted to flee on foot. They were quickly apprehended. During the brief struggle officers recovered a large butcher knife, two folding knifes, and what was initially believed to be a firearm. Officers also recovered a clear plastic bag containing five additional plastic bags of white rock believed to be crack cocaine on the ground near one juvenile suspect. A pair of red gloves and a black face mask was also recovered as evidence.
A 14-year-old juvenile suspect and two 15-year-old juvenile suspects were arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon, and another 15 year old juvenile suspect was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession with intent 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.