NEW BEDFORD- New Bedford Police Department Gang Unit Detectives seized four firearms in three different incidents over the weekend the resulted in the arrest of four individuals.

On April 5, Gang Unit Detectives responded to drag-racing call near the Rodney French Blvd. boat ramp when they spotted Noel Silvares-Carrion, 25, and arrested him for a previous firearm warrant. During the arrest, detectives located a .22 caliber Ruger pistol loaded with 9 rounds of ammunition. Silvares-Carrion was charged with several firearms offenses.

Also on April 5 as the result of an ongoing investigation, detectives executed a search warrant on a 2003 gray Saturn Ion. The target of the search warrant was Raylene Michaud, 34, of 2094 Phillips Rd. #28. During the search, detectives located a Reek Single Action 22 caliber revolver later determined to be stolen out of Norwood. Detectives also located 21 rounds of ammunition. Michaud was charged with firearms and stolen property offenses. The case was investigated by Detective Kevin Barbosa.

On April 4, Gang Unit detectives approached a vehicle at the corner of Cove St. and Mortin Ct. where they located a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver with 5 rounds of ammunition. Carl Taylor, 24, of 162 Brook St., and Alicia Santos, 26, of 84 Willis St. were both arrested and charged with firearms-related offenses. Taylor was also charged with resisting arrest.

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