At about 2:24 AM on Monday September 27, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Calvin Cantave, 24, of Wrentham on firearm and drug related charges following a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Road and Pasadena Road in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction and were speaking with Cantave, who was the operator of the motor vehicle, when they observed a large plastic bag containing several small bags of crack cocaine and other evidence in plain sight. When the officers removed the operator to continue their investigation, the suspect fled on foot but was tracked and located by BPD K-9 Duke and his handler in the area of 27 Hewins Street where he was placed in custody without incident. Officers then conducted a pat frisk of the vehicle which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm handgun.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.