Monday morning, police raced to 2 Frazer St. in Hyde Park after a 911 caller reported two men - one packing a gun in his waistband - were banging on the windows, demanding somebody come out and settle up a debt.
The house, just off Wood Avenue, was not unfamiliar to officers, according to an official report: "The address was known to police officers in that district as being a source for multiple calls for service ... not limited to: fights, parties and assault and disturbances. There are many calls fielded from the community for problems in the area and because of this is known to officers as a high crime area."
When two officers pulled up around 10 a.m., they found two guys just sitting on the front porch. Still, based on the fact the pair matched the caller's description and that they were on the porch of a house known for trouble in a high-crime area, the officers did a pat frisk of the two - and found no weapons - the report says.
But then a police dog with experience in sniffing out guns arrived - and got excited by something inside the car parked in front of the house.
A search of the car revealed a .380-caliber gun in the center compartment - containing a magazine with seven bullets in it.
One of the two men on the porch, Andre Peart, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, after acknowledging the car was his baby mama's, that he had driven it to the address and that there was a gun in the center console, the report says.