Shortly after 10 p.m. on August 18, Trooper Rudy Tryon and Trooper Thomas Shruhan, assigned to the Troop H Community Action Team, were patrolling Columbia Road in Boston. At that time, the Troopers observed a gray Ford Fusion with window tint suspected to be below the legal limit of 35%. They followed the vehicle on to Route 93 northbound then activated the cruiser’s blue lights and stopped the vehicle on the Exit 15B ramp.
Upon stopping the vehicle, Troopers approached it and identified the operator as FREDDY SUAZO, 29, of Methuen, and a passenger as CARLOS GERMAN, 37, of Lawrence. Troopers confirmed the window tint to be darker than the legal limit, then quickly discovered SUAZO did not possess a driver’s license. A tow truck was then requested to respond to the scene. During an inventory of the vehicle prior to removing it from the scene, Troopers discovered a large sum of money. Additionally, Trooper observed signs indicating a potential “hide”, commonly used to conceal firearms and narcotics. During a closer inspection of the hide, Troopers discovered the muzzle of a firearm protruding. Neither occupant was licensed to possess firearms and were subsequently placed under arrest. After a search of the hide, Troopers removed a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber pistol.
Both men were transported to the South Boston Barracks for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail at $10,000, which they were able to post prior to being released. They were set for arraignment at South Boston District Court on the following charges.
Illegal Possession of a Firearm;
Possession of a Firearm without FID Card;
Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
Illegal Window Tint;
Equipment Violation; and
State Highway Traffic Violation.
Illegal Possession of a Firearm; and
Possession of a Firearm without FID Card.