Bostone police nab suspect on gun charges during traffic stop

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BOSTON — Officers from the B-2 (Roxbury) Anti-Crime Unit arrested a 25-year-old Boston man on firearms charges following an early-morning traffic stop on Sunday.

At 12:52 a.m., police noticed an unregistered vehicle violating auto laws near Hampden St and Melnea Cass Blvd.

They stopped the car at the intersection of Albany and Hampden St, where they encountered driver Mario Thames.

Thames, who was operating the vehicle without a valid license, was instructed to exit the car.

An inventory search led officers to discover signs of tampering with the center console.

Further inspection revealed a loaded 9mm SCCY CPX-1 handgun with one round in the chamber and eleven in the magazine.

Thames was taken into custody and is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a high-capacity firearm, operating without a license, operating an unregistered vehicle, and using a number plate to conceal identity.

He is set to be arraigned at Roxbury District Court.

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