FALL RIVER (WBSM) — Fall River Police detectives arrested and charged a Cranston, Rhode Island man after he was found with a firearm despite not having a license to carry in Massachusetts.

The Vice, Gang, and Intelligence Unit, in collaboration with the Major Crimes Division and the Massachusetts State Police, worked on a surveillance operation in the Flint neighborhood on Thursday, November 16.

During the operation, Vice detectives received information that Robert Demenezes, 36, of Cranston was in possession of a firearm.

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Demenezes was located in the area of Mason Street and County Street, where police allegedly found a Beretta .22 short model on him.

He was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a license to carry in Massachusetts.

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