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Armor-wearing Nantucket man was holding a gun loaded with 15 rounds during Dorchester foot chase, police say

Cottrell

A man who managed to drive away from police in Yarmouth a year ago proved unable to outrun Boston Police gang officers chasing him as he held a loaded gun in his right hand in Dorchester early this morning, police say.

Police report that gang officers were looking for Winston Cottrell, 31, of Nantucket, after they'd learned he might have a gun, in the area of Quincy and Ceylon streets. Shortly after 1:30 a.m., police say, they found him walking down the street - although he began to run when he spotted the officers:

Officers observed the suspect holding a firearm in his right hand as he fled. The armed suspect was placed in custody following a brief foot pursuit and ensuing struggle. The officers then recovered a .40 caliber M&P handgun loaded with one round of ammunition in the chamber and 14 additional rounds in the magazine as well as a spare magazine loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition. Officers also discovered that the suspect was wearing body armor underneath his jacket.

He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, two counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device and using body armor in the commission of a felony, police say.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Nov. 7 of last year, a police officer in Yarmouth pulled Cottrell over for motor-vehicle infractions, which included driving with a suspended license and a revoked registration. But then, police say, Cottrell floored it and escaped before abandoning the car about a mile away. Police say they found "a large amount" of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the abandoned car.

Innocent, etc.

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There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept a gun in his pocket
He started to run
When he saw the police come
And now he's in a court docket

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Although it is controversial and therefore rarely discussed, it is a well known among local residents that Nantucketians are a major source of criminal activity in Dorchester.

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Probably resulting from the collapse of the whaling industry.

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From the island that also brought us Dougie (for sheriff)

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From Nantucket to political signs that should have been criminal

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So far 15 people agree with your blanket statement on stereotypes.

You would be surprised with the amount of illicit activity beyond someone breaking into the liquor cabinet at the club or the Kevin Spacey (allegedly- yeah right) attempted groping that goes on out there.

The drugs are everywhere and sexual assaults have been known to get muffled.

It is funny that a lot of cases get court dates on a late fall or winter Wednesday morning after the crime took place in the summer. Sometimes you don't feel like coming over from Manhattan on a snowy day to testify against the guy who pulled down your shirt at a bar at 1230 on Saturday night. I've seen it happen.

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I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I've gotten my daily John Costello scold and finger wag out of the way.

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If you think Nantucketeer crime is bad in Dot, wait till you see what they get away with in Back Bay and Beacon Hill!

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who saw the police started to run and said aww...

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I will never not think of the limericks. Especially the dirty ones.

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...whose car was too hot, so he chucked it...

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Are no joke.

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The mean sands*

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the high seas. fisherman they be. originally. because eventually one just gets tired of that life.

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