Hey, there! Log in / Register

Police say couple had enough room left in their diaper bag for a gun loaded with 17 rounds

Boston Police report arresting a man and a woman on gun charges in Dorchester yesterday for the "loaded Glock 19 with 17 live rounds of ammunition in the magazine" they say officers found in a bag also packed with infant clothing, diapers and toiletries.

Police say gang-unit officers stopped Teshawn Hector-Coleman, 21, and Tashya Love, 22, around 10:50 a.m. as they were driving down Dudley Street near Monadnock Street around 10:50 a.m.

The gun, police say, had been reported stolen in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Hector-Coleman was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, second or subsequent offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, possession of a high-capacity feeding device, driving with a suspended license and receiving stolen property, police say. Love was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way and possession of a high-capacity feeding device.

In 2017, Hector-Coleman was arrested on gun charges after police say they found him driving down Fuller Street in Dorchester with a loaded gun on the floor of his car.

Innocent, etc.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Free tagging: 

Ad:

Do you like how UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

Glad they caught this guy. Just wondering how two people can be charged for "possession" of the same firearm? Does everyone in the car get charged because one guy has a gun hidden in his diaper bag? Not that I drive around with people who are carrying illegal weapons, but I could see being completely and 100% unaware that my friend the driver was carrying.

up
Voting closed 11

But constructive possession basically means the person has to know about the gun, intends to control it, and have the ability to do so.

A lot of this stuff can be done by either asking questions or common sense. Not always easy to prove either.

up
Voting closed 8