East Boston police arrest man with firearm after disturbance call

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department’s East Boston unit arrested 27-year-old Ivan Ortiz on weapons charges late Wednesday night after responding to reports of a disturbance.

At approximately 10:36 p.m., officers assigned to District A-7 were dispatched to the intersection of Libson Street and Msgr.

Jaccobbe Road following a radio call about a noisy gathering.

Upon arrival, they encountered a group of individuals surrounded by empty alcohol containers.

As police approached, the crowd began to scatter.

Ortiz, a resident of East Boston, caught the attention of the officers as he quickly separated from the group and sprinted down London Street, clutching a fanny pack across his chest.

After a short chase, Ortiz stumbled near the Maverick Project Homes on Sumner Street and was apprehended following a brief struggle.

During the subsequent investigation, officers recovered a Glock 17 handgun with an obliterated serial number and a high-capacity magazine containing nine 9mm rounds of ammunition from Ortiz’s fanny pack.

Ortiz faces multiple charges, including Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, and Resisting Arrest.

Detectives from A-7 responded to the scene and confirmed the details of the firearm.

Ortiz is expected to be arraigned at East Boston District Court.

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