Boston Police report the arrest of three 19-year-olds on Columbus Avenue early this morning after finding them driving around with loaded guns - one with laser sights.
According to police, officers pulled a car over around 1 a.m. outside 2044 Columbus Ave. Looking inside, they saw neither of the men in the front seat were wearing seat belts:
The officer requested identification from both passengers, and as he did, his partner observed a semi-automatic firearm with laser sights on the rear passenger floor near the back passenger’s foot. This firearm was later determined to be a loaded Sig Sauer Mosquito semi-automatic pistol with laser sights and obliterated serial number. The officers ordered the rear passenger out of the vehicle, and after some initial resistance, he complied. For their safety, officers also ordered the two remaining occupants out of the vehicle. A pat frisk of the front passenger revealed a black semi-automatic firearm (later determined to be a loaded Advantage Arms pistol) in his waistband. A search of the vehicle also revealed a loaded black Browning Arms Buck Mark semi-automatic pistol with obliterated serial number between the driver’s seat and the center console where the operator had been sitting and several bags of what appeared to be marijuana from the front passenger side door console.
Driver Ronald Watts of Quincy, front-seat passenger Jordan Creech of Mattapan and rear-seat occupant Jabree Daugherty were all charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. Watts and Creech were also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.