A man who Fall River Police helped retrieve his cell phone from someone who had taken it was subsequently arrested for carrying a firearm.

At about 9 a.m. this morning, Fall River Police responded to the 600 block of Second Street for a report of a male causing a disturbance. They arrived to find Mustafa Kasin, 21, of Grafton, who told them a female acquaintance had taken his cell phone. Officers were able to assist him in getting his phone back.

According to police, while they were attempting to get the phone back, Kasin “disappeared for a brief period before reappearing.” They said that when he returned, “officers observed that Kasin’s pockets now appeared to be full, he had his hands in his pockets, and his demeanor had shifted.” They say he refused to take his hands out of his pockets when asked to do so.

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“Fearing that Kasin may be in possession of a weapon, they removed his hands from his pockets and conducted a pat frisk for weapons. At this time, Officer (Jonathan) Souza discovered that Kasin had secreted a firearm in his right thigh area,” police said. “The firearm, a loaded 9mm Polymer 80 lower with Glock upper, was removed from Kasin’s possession without incident.”

Courtesy Fall River Police
Courtesy Fall River Police

Kasin was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license, possession of a large capacity firearm, and possession of ammunition without an FID Card.

Police said an investigation to determine the status of the pistol is ongoing.

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