Dartmouth Police Arrest Man With Illegal Gun After Dunkin’ Dispute
DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth police say they've arrested a Connecticut man who allegedly threatened Dunkin' employees by throwing drinks and showing them a gun before turning himself in at a New Bedford police station.
Officers were called to a disturbance at the Dartmouth Street Dunkin' at around 11:10 a.m. Sunday, according to a release from the department.
They arrived to learn that a male suspect had thrown drinks at store workers and displayed a gun in a threatening manner before fleeing in a gray Honda Accord.
According to the release, New Bedford police then contacted the Dartmouth department to say that the suspect had turned himself in at their Brock Avenue station.
Dartmouth police identified the man as 19-year-old Zachary Nordstrom of Dayville, Connecticut.
Nordstrom allegedly told officers that after fleeing the Dunkin', he threw the gun out of his car somewhere in Dartmouth.
The firearm, a 9mm handgun with ammunition, was later found in a search of the area he described, police said.
Nordstrom was arrested and is charged with two counts of assault and battery, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and possessing ammunition without a firearms ID card, among other charges.
Dartmouth police officer Jason Arruda made the arrest.
Police did not disclose any further details about the incident.