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North Adams Police Arrest Armed Person Downtown
08:25AM / Thursday, January 20, 2022
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. North Adams Police arrested a person near Eagle Street Wednesday afternoon who was in in possession of an illegal firearm  
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at approximately 12:34 PM, Officer Drewnowski observed a blue sedan in the area of Eagle Street that was found to have multiple registration and insurance infractions.  
 Officer Drewnowski, assisted by Officer Barrett and Officer Willing, conducted a motor vehicle stop after the operator suddenly pulled into a parking lot. It was determined that the vehicle was unregistered, was not properly insured and displayed illegally attached Massachusetts registration plates.
 The operator, was advised that they would be receiving court paperwork and a Massachusetts Uniform Citation via mail for the motor vehicle offenses and sent on their way.  Due to the unregistered and uninsured status of the vehicle, it needed to be towed from the scene.  
 During an inventory of the vehicle prior to towing, Officer Drewnowski located a box of 9mm ammunition in the glove compartment next to items confirmed to belong to the operator.  The operator did not possess a valid Firearms Identification Card or License to Carry to be in possession of the ammunition. 
 Detective Sergeant Vivori, who arrived on scene to provide supervisory oversight, was able to again locate the operator a short distance from the vehicle.  DetSgt. Vivori was able to determined there was probable cause that the person was likely in possession of an illegal firearm.  
 DetSgt. Vivori attempted to detain the person, at which point, a struggled ensued.  DetSgt. Vivori was eventually able to secure the person in handcuffs.  DetSgt. Vivori located a loaded, illegally possessed, handgun on the person.
 The person was taken into custody and transported back to North Adams Police Department headquarters for booking before being transferred to the Northern Berkshire District Court.  
No NAPD personnel, bystanders or the suspect were injured during this encounter.
Included in a social media posting by the North Adams Police Department (NAPD):
"This is a direct reflection of the professionalism and skills possessed by NAPD officers. A round of applause to the involved officers for taking another illegal firearm off our streets." 
The suspect was charged with the following violations of the Massachusetts General Laws:
1. M.G.L. Ch. 90, Sec. 23: Illegally Attaching Registration Plate.
2. M.C.L. Ch. 90, Sec. 34J: Uninsured Motor Vehicle
3. M.G.L. Ch. 90, Sec. 9: Unregistered Motor Vehicle.
4. M.G.L. Ch. 269, Sec. 10: Carry Loaded Firearm without License.
5. M.G.L. Ch. 269, Sec. 10: Possess Ammunition without FID/LTC.
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