Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun charges following a traffic stop in Roxbury last night after an alert officer noticed the man's pants zipper was down, a condition it was not in when the man was initially pulled over.
Police say gang-unit officers pulled Tyron Hollins, 27, over around 7:40 p.m. at Eustis Street and Bethune Way because he failed to signal a turn and his car appeared to have too much window tinting.
Hollins, was, as they say, known to the officers, in this case "for his role in several firearm-related incidents," police say, adding:
After checking the status of Hollins’ license and registration, the officers returned to his vehicle and noticed that the zipper on his pants was down, when it had been zipped up moments before. Suspicious that Hollins may have concealed something in his pants, officers ordered him from the vehicle and conducted a pat frisk. The frisk revealed that Hollins was in fact concealing a loaded Glock Model 22 .40 caliber in the crotch of his pants.
The gun, it turned out, had been stolen in 2015 in Washington County in Vermont, police say.
Hollins was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and receiving stolen property. He was also charged as a Level 1 armed career criminal, which could mean stiffer sentences if he's convicted.
Hollins was one of three people arrested on gun charges by the gang unit in Roxbury and Dorchester by gang-unit officers yesterday. His arrest came the day after police say they recovered a gun from a woman's bra in Roxbury.