Roxbury Man Faces Firearm Charges After Hyannis Traffic Stop

Wyreem Price

Wyreem Price

HYANNIS – A Roxbury man faces charges after police say they found him in illegal possession of a handgun.

Wyreem Price, 28, was in a vehicle pulled over on Route 28 in Hyannis by members of the Barnstable Street Crime Unit. Officers say they found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the car.

Members of the Barnstable Street Crime Unit were conducting surveillance Wednesday on a motel on Route 132 in Hyannis having to do with an ongoing larceny investigation.

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The larceny happened on Sunday, November 16, when a computer was stolen from a Hyannis retail store. The theft was captured on the store’s surveillance system and the suspect was believed to be staying at the motel.

Street Crime Unit officers saw a man fitting the description of the suspect getting into a Jeep SUV in the motel parking lit. There were five others in the Jeep and it was driver by a 19-year-old from Brewster.

Police stopped the Jeep on Route 28 near the Airport Plaza in Hyannis but the larceny suspect was not in the vehicle.

Police say they found this Glock .45 caliber during a vehicle stop in Hyannis.

Police say they found this Glock .45 caliber during a vehicle stop in Hyannis.

Instead, they found a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun with a 13-round magazine.

Price has a criminal history that includes convictions and state prison terms for cocaine distribution, assault with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm. His weapons arrests in Boston took place in May 2011, April 2008, January 2008 and August 2004.

Price faces multiple firearms charges. He is being held on $20,000 cash bail and will be arraigned today in Barnstable District Court.