Police: Teens arrested with loaded, large-capacity guns after Dorchester house party

Boston Police report the three ran from a party at 36 Spencer St. and got into a car when officers arrived to investigate noise complaints around 10:40 p.m. yesterday:

Officers approached the grey Honda [on Thane Street] and observed three occupants; the rear passenger was wearing a red shirt. A red 'Chicago Bulls' baseball hat was observed on the floor.

Upon further investigation of the motor vehicle officers recovered two large capacity firearms; a Rugar sr9, and a Rugar p94 both loaded with large capacity magazines.

Darius Bass, 19, Steven Joseph, 18, and a 16 year old whose name was not released, were charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capcity feeding device and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.

All are scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court on Monday, police say.

Police add a tenant of the apartment at Spencer Street officers were called to will be summonsed to Dorchester District Court as the keeper of a disorderly house; he landlord got a written warning for being an off-site landlord who allowed an illegal after hours party to occur.

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Simple

Base it on the severity of the charges against the suspects. And while we're at it, we should lose the "too young to have their name released" BS and all the other special and unjustified protections we give suspects of serious crimes just because of their age.

Nope. How long have you

Nope. How long have you lived in Massachusetts? Firearms offenses are treated very seriously here, they are some of the strictest laws in the nation, particularly since this will likely trigger a mandatory minimum sentence. By the way, the purpose of bail is solely to ensure that the defendants will appear in court. Since these are local kids with ties to the area and likely not a lot of financial help, they are not considered a flight risk. And since it's Suffolk County there's no dangerousness hearing like in other counties to keep these kids detained pre-trial for public safety reasons. Complain all you want but the system is not set up to house everyone for pretrial detention.

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Saw it

Yea, I watched this happen as did the entire two block radius. Hundreds of kids came out of the house, roaming the entire block and trying to hide in the backyards from police. Went on for more than an hour. Landlord is a slumlord. House is a flophouse. Has been home to harem of hookers, drug abusers, etc. for years. Not long before they actually had a live band playing up there. You could hear it more than a block away. This is Dorchester, and until guns are involved, cops don't get all that concerned. If you want quiet, move to the suburbs, is the general attitude.

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