Police: Man was speeding down Blue Hill Avenue with a loaded assault rifle, a loaded handgun, a pound of pot and a bunch of counterfeit credit cards
State Police report arresting a man on a variety of charges following a search that lasted several hours after he ran away from a traffic stop on Blue Hill Avenue at McLellan Street around 3 a.m.
State Police say a trooper patrolling Blue Hill Avenue went into pursuit mode when he spotted "a gray BMW being operated at a high rate of speed before passing through a red traffic signal." Michael Williams, 31, of Boston, pulled over; when the trooper checked his license and ID on his computer, he found Williams did not have a license - and that Boston Police had issued a warning that he might be armed.
Trooper [Ryan] Crumbaker returned to the vehicle and removed WILLIAMS from the driver’s seat, at which point he quickly observed a firearm on the floorboard of the vehicle in plain view. WILLIAMS is not licensed to carry firearms. Trooper Crumbaker attempted to place WILLIAMS under arrest, however, WILLIAMS fled the scene and led the Trooper on a foot pursuit. This foot pursuit led to a multi-agency search of the area lasting several hours.
As some officers searched for Williams, others searched his car. In addition to the gun, "a Glock 17 pistol, loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition, that had modifications allowing the pistol to fire fully automatic," troopers also found an "an AR-15 style rifle loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition" and a pound of marijuana.
Once they caught up with him, troopers transported him to the Milton barracks where, State Police say, they found numerous new counterfeit credit cards.
Williams was charged with, among other things, speeding, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of an assault weapon, improper storage of a large-capacity firearm, unlawful possession of a machine gun, resisting arrest, possession of counterfeit credit cards and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, State Police say.
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How many times do I have to say it, criminals?
Remember: limit your number of violations of the law to four at a time maximum. Five is just pushing your luck. Six is beyond the pale.
The thing is, a person with a
The thing is, a person with a car full of contraband but the wit to drive by the books doesn't result in a news story. It's only the alleged rocket surgeons we hear about. There could be fifty BMWs out on Blue Hill Ave this very moment packed to the rafters with guns, weed, and fake credit cards, but if the cops don't have a reason to stop them, we'll just never know.
That's a good point
He already had 8 potential charges before he decided to speed and run a red light. I wasn't even counting the marijuana possession with intent to distribute charge and credit card charges.
Also how is there even money
Also how is there even money in weed anymore? I heard that the dispensaries are constantly glutted and mainly interested in trying to get product out the door at any price, no matter how low.
I haven't heard that, but I
I haven't heard that, but I haven't been in Mass. since last summer. My understanding is that non-dispensary weed is still noticeably cheaper than dispensary weed (and you can buy in larger quantities).
The traditional market will
The traditional market will never become extinct . Especially when the state is trying to become a monopoly on marijuana
The stuff at the dispensaries
The stuff at the dispensaries is garbage, that’s how.
The driving habits
always gets you in trouble.
Whether driving without lights on, which seems to be so prevalent in many of these stories, or in this case, speeding and blowing through a red light, the person with the most to lose puts themselves in the situation by begging to be pulled over.
I don't know why my replies on this matter never get posted (Adam?), but I continue to say, If you wanna be gansta, take a clue from the real crime syndicate. Keep a low profile. Wear a suit and tie. Don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself.
You have nobody to blame but your sorry selves. "Amatures", as Walter Sobchak would say.
Wear a suit and tie?
To avoid suspicion?
1990 called ...
He would have gotten away with it too
If it weren't for his lousy driving at 3 AM.