Boston Police report arresting two Roslindale men, one on gun charges and one on motor-vehicle charges, in the Archdale development in Roslindale shortly after 10:10 a.m. yesterday.
Police say gang-unit officers on patrol in Archdale, spotted a car going way too fast down Archdale Road towards Brookway Terrace - and that a quick check showed the car's license plate was canceled - and not associated with the car it was on.
Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of 90 Archdale and observed both the operator and front passenger open their doors in an attempt to exit the vehicle. Officer were able to keep both parties in the motor vehicle.
But one of the two, passenger Michael Gerald, 24, began moving around, reaching for a backpack on the floor, police say:
Officers feared a weapon might be present so both parties were removed from the motor vehicle. A loaded Intratec, Tec-9 firearm with one round in the chamber and five rounds of ammunition in the magazine were recovered from the backpack. A check of the CJIS Web revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen out of Covino, CA., on December 12, 1997.
Gerald was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon and receiving stolen property, police say.
Driver Anthony Villafane, 26, was also arrested, on charges of operating after suspension and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on a public way, police say.