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Two people arrested at basketball tournament in Roxbury, firearm seized

ROXBURY, MA—During a basketball tournament at Malcolm X Park on Wednesday night, Boston police arrested two people and confiscated a firearm. The Youth Violence Strike Force intervened at about 9:36 p.m. and arrested 18-year-olds Anthony Diaz of Malden and Braxten Baker of Brockton.

Officers were monitoring the event to increase public safety when they noticed Diaz and Baker, who appeared uninterested in the game and instead focused on police presence. Observations led to suspicions that Diaz might be armed.

When Diaz attempted to leave the tournament early and fled from the approach of police, he was quickly arrested after a short chase. Officers found a firearm hidden in his shorts. Baker hindered the arrest, which led to his own arrest for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

The weapon seized was a black Ruger semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and a laser attachment. The weapon was loaded, with one round in the barrel and six rounds in the magazine. Diaz faces several charges, including illegal carrying and possession of a firearm, and will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

  • Two people arrested at basketball tournament in Roxbury, firearm seized

    ROXBURY, MA—During a basketball tournament at Malcolm X Park on Wednesday night, Boston police arrested two people and confiscated a firearm. The Youth Violence Strike Force intervened at about 9:36 p.m. and arrested 18-year-olds Anthony Diaz of Malden and Braxten Baker of Brockton.

    Officers were monitoring the event to increase public safety when they noticed Diaz and Baker, who appeared uninterested in the game and instead focused on police presence. Observations led to suspicions that Diaz might be armed.

    When Diaz attempted to leave the tournament early and fled from the approach of police, he was quickly arrested after a short chase. Officers found a firearm hidden in his shorts. Baker hindered the arrest, which led to his own arrest for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

    The weapon seized was a black Ruger semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and a laser attachment. The weapon was loaded, with one round in the barrel and six rounds in the magazine. Diaz faces several charges, including illegal carrying and possession of a firearm, and will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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    Residents in the affected area are advised to keep their windows closed during the spraying operation. The operation will focus on the areas north of Route 287 and east of Ramapo Valley Road. If it rains on Monday, the spraying will be postponed until the next day, Tuesday, July 9.

    For a detailed map of the spraying area and more information, residents can visit the Oakland County website at Mosquito Control Information in Oakland County.

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    Detectives and forensics were immediately on site to conduct further investigations. A nearby residential building on McClellan Street, near Becker Street, is believed to be connected to the incident and was seized by police as part of the investigation. This led to the temporary closure of McClellan Street between State Street and Becker Street, but it has since reopened.

    Schenectady Police are asking anyone with information regarding this stabbing to call the tip line (518) 788-6566. Community cooperation is vital to the ongoing investigation and is greatly appreciated by local authorities.