Traffic Stop For Minor Violation Turns Into Arrest For Stolen Firearm

By Tiffany Williams –

On Saturday night at approximately 10:19 p.m., officers with the Boston Police Department assigned to B-3 were on patrol in the area of Harvard Street and Wales Street when they observed a vehicle operating in the area of Harvard Street and Wales Street with a broken tail light.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Harvard Street and Wales Street at which point they made contact with Miles McKinney, 22, of Boston, who was the operator of the vehicle.

When asked for his license and registration, McKinney could only produce a learner’s permit, which requires him to be in the motor vehicle with another licensed operator. 

During their interaction with McKinney, officers observed him make several quick movements to the area underneath his seat, and he was advised by officers multiple times to keep his hands visible. 

Fearing the presence of a weapon, McKinney was asked to step out of the vehicle. McKinney at which time he attempted to place the car in gear and flee the scene but was unsuccessful. 

McKinney then exited the vehicle and from officers on foot. Following a foot chase, Officers were able to place McKinney in custody. 

While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers recovered a fanny pack under the driver seat with a firearm which was reported stolen out of Miami in 2017. The firearm was determined to be Springfield XD-S 45 Caliber, with one (1) live round in the chamber and six (6) live rounds in the magazine.

McKinney has been charged with Unlicensed Operation, Defective equipment, License plate not illuminated, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of ammunition without a license, Carrying Loaded Firearm without a License, and Receiving Stolen Property.

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