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    A 47-year-old man from Lowell was arrested on several gun, drug and driving offenses during a routine traffic stop in Tewksbury, authorities said.  Daniel DiGiovanni was arrested after a Tewksbury Police detective noticed him driving a vehicle with an expired registration around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Tewksbury Police Chief Ryan Columbus reports. When the detective stopped the car, they learned that DiGiovanni was driving with a suspended license. A subsequent search the vehicle uncovered two small baggies containing fentanyl and crack cocaine and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun with a loaded, 17-round magazine, Columbus reports.  DiGiovanni was charged with the following:  Carrying a Firearm Without a License (Second Offense) Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card (Subsequent Offense) Possession of a Class A Substance (Subsequent Offense) Possession of a Class B Substance (Subsequent Offense) Operating With a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense) Unregistered Motor Vehicle He will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Thursday. 
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan man appeared in court Tuesday after Minot police seized 15,000 fentanyl pills and 80 grams of fentanyl powder with an estimated street value of more than $1 million. The drugs were found after a search warrant was executed at a storage garage where police say they found the powerful opioid along with a large amount of marijuana. A search at a second site resulted in the seizure of two firearms and $18,000 in case. READ MORE: New Safe Sleep Guidelines For Babies Stress No Co-Sleeping, Crib Decorations Or Inclined ProductsRyan Rattler, 30, of Flushing, Michigan, is charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 40 grams of fentanyl, a Class A felony, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class C felony. READ MORE: Buddy's Celebrating National Detroit-Style Pizza Day This WeekCourt documents do not list an attorney for Rattler. An arraignment is scheduled for July 28 in Ward County Court. Police say fentanyl was the cause of the “vast majority” of the 38 overdose deaths in the Minot area...
    Half a dozen members of the Infamous Ryders and La Familia motorcycle gangs have been arrested after they were found with illegal weapons during routine traffic stops on Sunday, Jun 12, authorities say.  New York State Troopers stopped the first group on Upper Front Street in the town of Chenango after observing vehicle and traffic violations.  During the trooper's investigation, they found two men from the La Familia Motorcycle Gang were in possession of several illegal guns and magazines not compliant with the NY SAFE Act, additionally, the men were also in possession of illegal metal knuckles and suspected illegal narcotics, NY state police say. Jeffrey A. Everetts, age 39 of Sayre, PA charged with four counts of the class “D” felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree. Nephrem W. Holt, age 32 of Albany, NY charged with two counts of the class “D” felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of Weapon in the fourth degree. During a second traffic stop...
    A 21-year-old has been accused of stealing checks from mailboxes and unattended vehicles in the area. On Friday, Sept. 16, New York State Police, in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service, arrested Robert Curry Jr., age 21, of Peekskill, after an investigation into larcenies in Northern Westchester County and western Putnam County. Police said the stolen checks were fraudulently deposited. Curry has been charged with: Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony,  Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor Fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a Class A misdemeanor Curry was arraigned before the City of Peekskill Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on Thursday, Oct. 7. This investigation remains ongoing. "Residents are strongly urged to not leave their vehicles unlocked, even in their own driveways, and to use caution when placing valuable items, such as checks and other vital documents, in their mailboxes for outgoing mail," state police said. Police noted that the US Postal Service recommends residents deposit their outgoing mail in one of three...
    A weeks-long weapons investigation into a Western Massachusetts teen led to the arrest of three who were busted with heroin, crack cocaine, cash, and a loaded gun, police said. In Hampden County, the Springfield Police Department Narcotics Bureau arrested three teens at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 during a traffic stop at the intersection of Liberty and Chestnut Streets. According to police, the arrests came weeks after police launched a firearms investigation into 18-year-old Miguel Dones, who was allegedly in possession of an illegal handgun. On Thursday, afternoon, detectives tracked down Dones, who was seen leaving the Fernwold Street area in a car, prompting the traffic stop. During the subsequent stop, police said that detectives seized a loaded high-capacity firearm, 35 bags of heroin, seven bags of crack cocaine, and more than $1,500 in cash. Police noted that the juvenile driver did not have a license and he was placed under arrest. Dones was taken into custody on drug and weapons charges, and the third passenger, 18-year-old Douglass Moss, who is currently out on bail for a previous...
    Two women have been accused of dealing drugs after a traffic stop in Western Massachusetts uncovered cocaine and LSD, police announced. The stop was made Sunday afternoon, July 4 in Hampshire County after narcotics investigators with the Ware Police Department say they obtained information through an investigation as to the operator being an "active distributor" of cocaine. Samantha Calkins, age 44, and Christina Dufresne, age 28, are now both facing charges of possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. As a result of the stop and search, officers located an amount of crack cocaine and cocaine consistent with distribution, Ware Police said. The following parties were arrested and charged with the following: Calkins was charged with: Distribution of a Class B drug (Cocaine) Distribution of a Class B drug (Cocaine) Distribution of a Class B drug (LSD) Possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (Cocaine) Possession of a Class B drug (Cocaine) Conspiracy to violate drug laws Dufresne was charged with: Possession with Intent to distribute a Class B drug...
    A wanted man was taken into police custody in Western Massachusetts over the weekend when he was busted with illegal weapons and ammo. Detectives from the Springfield Police Narcotics Bureau executed a search warrant at a Quincy Street home at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 following a firearms investigation. Police said that while the warrant was being executed, the target of the investigation, Kevin Colon-Soto, age 22, was located on Dawes Street in possession of a loaded handgun with 15 bullets. Inside the home, police said that investigators also seized 77 rounds of ammunition and a laser attachment for a gun. Colon-Soto was charged with: Carrying a loaded large-capacity firearm in public; Carrying a firearm without a license; Possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device; Possession of ammunition without an FID card; Possession of a Class B drug with the intent to distribute; Armed and masked robbery; Possession of a Class A drug; Distribution of a Class B drug. No return court date for Colon-Soto has been announced.
    It was already a big bust, with police seizing meth, heroin, and cocaine, but when officers found a secret compartment in a truck they had pulled over on I-91 an even larger stash of drugs was discovered. Altogether, officers seized nearly 5,000 bags of individually wrapped opioids - heroin and fentanyl - among other drugs. On Monday, Jan. 25, around 1 a.m. Massachusetts State Police were patrolling Interstate 91 around the State Police Trooper-Shelburne Falls barracks when a Chevy Silverado allegedly sped by at 88 mph, police said. The speed limit on I-91, for the most part, is 65 mph. The trooper turned on his cruiser’s emergency lights and signaled the truck to pull over, which it did, police said. There were three people in the vehicle. It was soon discovered that the driver, Benjamin Kendall, 31, of Vershire, Vermont, did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle. Kendall allegedly said the truck was rented, but he didn’t know by whom. The officer allegedly observed multiple items in the truck that are used for selling and taking...
    A Chicopee teenager has been arrested after allegedly attempting to commit murder. On Saturday, Dec. 12, around 3:20 p.m., police responded to the sound of shots being fired on Sargeant Street in Holyoke. Police were already in the area investigating a report of gunfire at the intersection of Sargeant and Walnut streets when they heard the shots, according to MassLive. Officers followed the gunshots and the suspected shooter to 164 Sergeant St., a dense area full of apartment housing.  According to Holyoke Police records, following an investigation, officers made two arrests. John Namid Santiago, 19, of Chicopee, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, firearm-armed assault to murder, carrying a firearm without a license to do so, police said. George Nelson Thomas, 19, who lives in the 164 Sergeant St. apartments was charged with possession of a Class A drug, possession to distribute a Class A drug, possession of a Class B drug, and possession to distribute a Class B drug, police said. Police said the first and second...
    Police confiscated nearly 30,000 bags of heroin in a huge drug bust on Friday. Following a year-long investigation, on Friday, Oct. 23, Springfield Police allegedly observed drug deals at a Quincy Street home under surveillance, police said. Police secured the area, applied for and received a warrant, then searched the home. Inside police allegedly found 600 grams of packaged heroin (29,573 bags) and $6,700, police said. Six people were arrested in connection with the bust including two who are facing drug possession charges. Police released the names and charges against the individuals who were arrested on Quincy Street. Julio Rodriguez, 58, of Springfield, was charged with drug trafficking class A (200-plus grams, drug distribution Class A, possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, police said. Jorge Diaz, 64, of Cambridge, was charged with drug trafficking Class A, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said. Carlos Lopez, 47, of Springfield, was charged with drug trafficking Class A (200-plus grams), drug distribution Class A, possession...
    After observing a suspected drug deal, Springfield Police seized the 123rd illegal firearm recovered in the city this year. The incident also led to four arrests. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at around 11 a.m., Springfield Police saw a suspected drug deal in the parking lot on the 500 block of Sumner Avenue, after which the suspects drove away in two vehicles. Police stopped one of the vehicles on Sumner Avenue and allegedly found 69 bags of heroin and a bag of cocaine, police said. Gary Powell and Rene Letendre were the passengers in the vehicle and were each arrested on drug charges, police said. Soon after, police spotted the second motor vehicle involved in the suspected drug deal at the Cumberland Farms on Belmont Avenue. Police took the vehicle’s passengers - Amable Aristy and Christine Clotsos - into custody and performed a safety check on Aristy. Police allegedly found a semi-automatic handgun in his waistband and recovered more than $3,700 in cash. Through this incident, Aristy allegedly violated his parole in New York State and will be...
    Police confiscated 250 bags of heroin and made two arrests following a lengthy investigation into drug activity in West Springfield. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, West Springfield police executed a search warrant at a Cold Spring Avenue residence. Police allegedly found 250 bags of heroin as well as drug packaging materials, a digital scale, and other drug paraphernalia. Police made two arrests: Noel Bacon, 39, was arrested in his Cold Spring Avenue home, on the charges of drug possession, class A, and drug possession class A with intent to distribute; Xavier Montanez, 23, of West Springfield, was also arrested at the scene and charged with drug possession, class B, and drug possession class B with intent to distribute, police said.
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