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At about 7:20PM, on Friday, October 7, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with the Massachusetts State Police, made an on-site firearm arrest of Vandell Mason, 38, of Dorchester, in the area of 48 Wayland Street in Roxbury.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark tinted windows traveling on Howard Avenue. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop. 

After further investigation and as a result of the traffic stop, officers recovered a loaded firearm from the motor vehicle. The firearm contained fifteen rounds of ammunition in the magazine. The full report can be seen below:

Vandell Mason was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court.