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Last month we reported on the gang unit’s traffic stoppage and subsequent arrest of Michael Gonçalves, 31, of Randolph, MA. At approximately 6:13 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, officers assigned to the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF), also known as the Gang Unit, arrested him on charges related to the firearms following a traffic stop in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Christopher Street in Dorchester. You can see the original story below:
Following a lengthy FOIA/Public Records request through the Boston Police Department, we now have the booking photo and associated report for Gonclaves. The report details how officers from the gang unit were patrolling Dorchester, when they noticed a vehicle driving in a dangerous and illegal manner, entering “do not enter” as well as driving into the bus lane with the officers own stupidity. suspects. the discovery of a loaded firearm.
This isn’t the first time Gonclaves has had a run-in with the law, according to the report, he had previous convictions for Assault and battery with discharged firearm. A quick Google search shows a crazy story of several attempted and completed murders he allegedly committed. More information about this can be read here:
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