By Nicholas Collins –
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on this morning, Boston Police officers on patrol in the area of Warren Street observed a vehicle with excessive window tint. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 24 Maywood Street.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Taezhon Monteiro, 20, of Quincy, Ma. A CJIS check revealed that Monteiro only had a learner’s permit and could not operate a motor vehicle without another fully licensed passenger in the vehicle.
Officers recovered from the vehicle a firearm that was determined to be a SCCY model CPX-2 9mm handgun with a defaced serial number. The handgun was loaded with one (1) round in the chamber and five (5) rounds in the magazine.
Monteiro was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Unlawful possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a firearm with Defaced Serial Number, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor-Vehicle.