New Bedford Police Seize Ninth Illegal Gun Since May 1
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police say detectives have seized two firearms from a juvenile on Tuesday, marking the eighth and ninth illegal guns taken off the streets so far this month.
According to police, organized crime detectives searched an apartment in the Shawmut Village housing development on May 10.
A juvenile stopped outside the home was allegedly found to have a .22 caliber Glock handgun loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition in their waistband.
Police said the search of the apartment also turned up a high-capacity Mossberg 718T rifle loaded with 22 rounds of ammunition.
Both of the weapons had defaced serial numbers.
According to police, 43 rounds of 380 ammunition, 133 rounds of .22 ammunition and 6 rounds of 9mm ammunition were also found inside the home.
The juvenile, who is not being identified, was arrested and charged with a variety of weapons-related offenses including carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possessing a high capacity feeding device, and improper storage.
Officer Samuel Algarin-Mojica made the arrest, according to police.
Police said members of the department have now taken nine illegal firearms off the street since May 1.
Anyone with any information on illegal firearms or other criminal activity in their neighborhood is encouraged to contact New Bedford police.