Not because they were trying to enforce the mayor's edict against window jumping, though, but because he was trying to escape officers conducting a drug search of his apartment.
Boston Police report that when officers with the Drug Control Unit arrived at 129 Walford Way around 6:15 p.m. yesterday with search warrants:
They were met by a combative female who made aggressive attempts to impede the officers’ entry into the apartment, despite the officers' display of both warrants. Officers eventually made their way to the suspect’s bedroom and upon entering observed the suspect attempting to flee the building through an open window. After a struggle, officers were able to pull the target back inside the window and place him under arrest. Officers observed a hole in the otherwise untouched snow beneath the window. A search of this area revealed a loaded silver Cobra Model CA-380 firearm with a black handle and obliterated serial number. Also recovered as a result of the search warrant were 17 bags of heroin, a box of .380 ammunition, and over $700.00 in US paper currency.
Neil Gillis, 28, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.