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At about 6:15 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 86 Southern Avenue in Dorchester.

Officers conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle with an improperly displayed license plate. The driver, later identified as Dennise Rivera, 26, of Dorchester, produced a paper MA driver’s license to officers but it was so worn that officers could not see the photo to accurately match the license to the operator.

Officers conducted a CJIS inquiry on the license number that was provided as well as the license plate affixed to the vehicle. It was revealed the motor vehicle was unregistered and would need to be towed.

Ms. Rivera refused to exit the motor vehicle and proceeded to roll up the window while attempting to shift the motor vehicle into gear. Officers were able to safely remove Ms. Rivera from the motor vehicle and place her under arrest for Failure to Submit to a Police Officer and Operating after Revocation or Suspension.

During the motor vehicle inventory search officers recovered a loaded Taurus 9mm G2C firearm with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine.

Dennise Rivera was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried She is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.