Boston Police report arresting 16 people on various warrants during a sweep of the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton yesterday following the beatdown of an off-duty corrections officer nearby on Thursday. Of the 16, 10 were from outside Boston.
The sweep follows another sweep Thursday evening in the area that resulted in 18 warrant arrests - 12 of them people from outside Boston, including a Medford man who has warrants out for, among other things, armed assault to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, marijuana distribution and a marked-lanes violation.
Nine had warrants charging them with dealing drugs; 15 others have warrants charging them with drug possession. Two had warrants charging them with failing to register as sex offenders.