Cambridge Police Recovers Illegal Firearms; Two Arrested


8/23/2021

Cambridge Police recover illegal firearm

The Cambridge Police Department today announced the recovery of two loaded firearms and the arrest of two teenagers following a verbal confrontation and brief foot chase last night in The Port.   

The Cambridge Police initially responded to a report on Sunday, August 22 at approximately 8:30 p.m. that two males walking in the area of Newtowne Court had removed a firearm from a backpack after a verbal confrontation with another male. Responding Officers canvassed the area and located the two males matching the reported descriptions at the intersection of Broadway and Elm Street. A brief foot pursuit occurred and both suspects were later stopped and found to be in possession of two loaded firearms and ammunition. There were no reported injuries.

The first firearm was determined to be a Glock 43X 9mm, with one round in the chamber and ten rounds in the magazine. The second firearm was determined to be a semiautomatic GSG-16 long rifle pistol with one round in the chamber and 18 rounds in the magazine.

Cayo Almeida, 18, Somerville, faces the following charges:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (firearm)
  • Possession of an Assault Weapon or Large Capacity Feeding Device
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number in the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition without an FID Card


A 15-year-old from Brockton faces the following charges:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (firearm)
  • Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition without an FID Card


“I wanted to commend our responding officers, who swiftly brought this situation to a safe resolution and were able to take two dangerous firearms off our streets,” said Acting Commissioner Christine Elow of the Cambridge Police Department. “Eliminating gun violence in our City has been the top priority for the Cambridge Police Department. With cooperation from residents, we were able to quickly apprehend the suspects and make our streets safer by removing these loaded firearms.”

The juvenile male is scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge Juvenile Court. Almeida is scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court.

The investigation of this operation is ongoing and the Cambridge Police asks that anyone who may have more information to contact (617) 349-3300. Those who wish to submit tips anonymously via phone, text message or e-mail, can visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/communityresources/anonymouscrimetips.

To deepen its commitment to building and enhancing relationships with residents and organizations in The Port, the Cambridge Police Department has expanded its Neighborhood Sergeants Program in the neighborhood. Residents and organizations can now contact two Lieutenants and three Sergeants – who all have worked or lived in The Port – directly by phone or email. Please see the attached flyer to obtain their contact information.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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