At about 6:20 PM on February 25, 2021, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) conducted a traffic stop in the area of 69 Canal Street that led to the arrest of Joshua Pires, 30, of Boston. The 911 call came in for a man waving a firearm while driving through traffic. Officers approached the motor vehicle and due to the nature of the call, removed Pires from the motor vehicle.

Officers recovered a 9mm XDS firearm with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine hidden between the seat and center console. Officers also recovered three plastic baggies of a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine.

Joshua Pires was arrested and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class B (Drugs). Pires is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.