An Alaskan man was arrested recently by Dartmouth Police and was found to be carrying a firearm without a license.

On Friday, December 17, Dartmouth officers served an arrest warrant at the Baymont Hotel to Andrew Whitethorn, 48, of Petersburg, Alaska.

Police say they also learned that Whitethorn had a firearm in his vehicle. Because he is not licensed to carry a firearm in Massachusetts, detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and located a loaded .45-caliber handgun along with several rounds of ammunition.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police
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As a result, Whitethorn was charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, and improper storage of a firearm.

“As a result of the outstanding collaborative effort between patrol, K-9, and detectives, an illegally possessed firearm was taken off of the street,” said Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque.

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