harve st firearms.jpg

About 11:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered (5) firearms and placed (5) individuals under arrest for firearm related charges in the area of the Maverick Landing Housing Development in East Boston.

While stopped in traffic on London Street, the officers observed a group of males congregating in the walkway area of 23 London Street. The officers then observed as one of the males, later identified as Erick Mariona, 20, from Brockton, started walking towards the cruiser. As Mariona got closer to the cruiser, the officers observed a firearm in his right hand. He continued walking towards the cruiser, then stopped and raised the firearm pointing it directly at the officers. The officers immediately exited their cruiser and ordered Mariona to drop the gun. Mariona turned and began running down an alleyway towards Havre Street. The officers pursued him down the alleyway, which was covered in snow. As Mariona reached the end of the alleyway, he turned towards the officers and raised the firearm in their direction, a second time. Mariona then slipped on the snow and fell to the ground, where the officers were able to apprehend him and recover a firearm. The firearm, a 9mm, was loaded with (10) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber.

Additional officers on scene stopped the four individuals Mariona was with, and conducted a pat frisk of all four. One of the officers on scene approached a pile of snow that was in close proximity to the where the group was standing, and immediately observed the handles of two black firearms in the snow pile. The first firearm recovered from the snow, a Springfield Armory 9mm, was loaded with (12) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber. The second firearm recovered was a Taurus PT709 Cal 9mm, which was loaded with (5) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber, and had an obliterated serial number.

Further investigation into the snow pile revealed two additional firearms. The third firearm recovered from the snow was a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm, which was loaded with (11) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber as well as having an obliterated serial number. A fourth firearm, which was buried further down in the snow pile, was also recovered. The firearm, a SCCY CPX-Z 9mm, contained a (9) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber.

A total of 5 individuals were placed under arrest, and a total of 5 firearms were recovered from the scene.

Erick Mariona, 20, from Brockton, was arrested and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Maurice Nunez, 25, from Boston, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Deandre Clark, 21, from Brockton, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Henry Smith, 21, from Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

All 4 suspects are expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

A 13-year-old from East Boston was placed under arrest and charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. This individual is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.