FALL RIVER — Fall River Police have arrested a city resident on firearms charges after they found a loaded sawed-off shotgun at his Osborn Street home.

Sawed-off shotguns are illegal under state law.

Nathan Dorego, 30, also did not have a license to own a firearm — and the weapon allegedly had a defaced serial number, according to police.

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Police said at around 5:45 p.m. Monday, members of the vice gang and intelligence unit searched Dorego's house in the 200 block of Osborn Street.

They found a loaded Winchester shotgun that appeared to be cut down in length, making it an illegal "sawed-off" shotgun.

Courtesy Fall River Police

Ammunition of various types was also found in the home.

Dorego was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded sawed-off shotgun as well as possessing a firearm and ammunition without a license, possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number, and a firearm violation with one prior violent drug crime.

He was also served with outstanding arrest warrants.

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