Boston and State Police report arresting three men on gun charges in two incidents on Adams Street in Dorchester less than two hours apart overnight - with one of them after he was allegedly driving around Dorchester with two guns, more than 500 rounds of ammunition and a knife.
Shortly after 11 p.m., Boston Police report, officers responded to report of guys with guns hanging around on Adams Street near Leedsville Street, across from Ronan Park.
The officers found four guys smoking marijuana while sitting on the wall in front of the park:
Officers approached the males and observed a green backpack sitting behind the wall within reach of one of the males. As officers reached for the bag, one of the males stated that the bag belonged to him. Officers picked up the backpack and immediately felt an object consistent with a firearm. Inside of the bag, officers recovered a Ruger .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk revolver loaded with 2 rounds of live ammunition. At this time, officers attempted to detain the males, safely placing one of them in handcuffs. One of the males suddenly stood up on the wall and began running away from the scene. The male fled up the ramp leading into Ronan Park, officers observed the male fumbling with his waistband. Officers continued to pursue the male, who removed an un-holstered firearm from his waistband. Officers grabbed the male, causing them both to fall to the ground, while the male suspect dropped the firearm and a cell phone he was carrying. The male scrambled to his feet and continued to flee. Officers were able to apprehend the male in front of 116 Adams Street. The two additional males were identified and released from the scene. Officers recovered a Ruger SR22 firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition.
Jerome Baker, 33, of Dorchester, the man with the backpack, and Jonathan Whitson, 29, of Lynn, were both charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a loaded firearm, police say. Whitson was also charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated firearm and resisting arrest, police say, adding he was also wanted on warrants out of Haverhill and Boston Municipal Court.
State Police report a separate gun arrest, around 12:45 p.m. on Adams Street. State Police say a trooper noticed a car with broken license-plate lights. When the driver acknowledged having a suspended license, the trooper ordered him out of the car - he then ran away, only to be caught by the trooper and several assisting Boston officers.
An inventory of his car found :
In the center console, a Taurus PT 24/7 Pro .45 caliber handgun, with a round in the chamber and an additional round in a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 12 rounds. In the backseat was a black laptop bag that, when handled, appeared to contain another firearm. Inside the bag the Trooper located a loaded .22 caliber assault-style pistol with an inserted magazine loaded with 29 rounds. The Trooper also found in the bag two more magazines, one loaded with 33 rounds and the other with 29 rounds, as well as an additional 450 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. A knife was also located in the car.
Michael Williams, 40, of Chelsea, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a loaded firearm, three counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of ammunition, resisting arrest and driving after suspension, State Police say, adding he also got a ticket for the license-plate lights.