Springfield man arrested after police find loaded firearm in fanny pack
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday after police seized a loaded firearm allegedly in his possession.
According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, detectives from the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) received information that a suspect, 19-year-old Anthony Gonzalez of Springfield, was in possession of a firearm. Officers located Gonzalez traveling in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Bay Street as the car was leaving the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Four people inside the car were detained and police found a fanny pack with a loaded large capacity firearm on the front passenger side floor, where Gonzalez was sitting. He was then arrested and the other passengers were released.
Gonzalez has been charged with:
- Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm without a License
- Carrying a Firearm without a License