Traffic stop leads to guns and drugs in Dorchester

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DORCHESTER – Police in Dorchester chased a subject after he fled from a routine traffic stop Friday night. The suspect ran from police, leading to a chase. Police later captured the suspect after he dropped a gun. He had a backpack full of drugs and paraphernalia police said.

According to the Boston Police Department, officers Arrest Dorchester Man on Drug Charges and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Following Traffic Stop in DorchesterAbout 9:24 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site ammunition and drug-related arrest of Jason Tejeda, 21, of Dorchester after initiating a traffic stop in the area of Harvard Street and Radcliff Street in Dorchester.


Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop as part of an investigation when the suspect vehicle fled.

As the officers attempted to stop the motor vehicle, it came to an abrupt stop as the suspect suddenly jumped out of the driver’s seat and fled on foot in the area of Georgia Street and Hartwell Street.

Officers were able to apprehend the suspect following a brief foot pursuit at which time they recovered four plastic bags containing marijuana and other drug paraphernalia from inside a backpack the suspect had been carrying. While canvassing the area, officers also located a loaded firearm magazine along with various loose rounds of ammunition scattered on the ground along the suspect’s path of flight.

Jason Tejeda will be charged in Dorchester District Court with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Failure to Submit to a Police Officer, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.

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