State Police arrest a Springfield man impersonating a police officer

Police also found a handgun and ammo in the suspect’s car

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested in Holyoke, Thursday afternoon, after State Police found gear from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department in the suspect’s car.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, around 3:00 p.m., Trooper Ryan Czepiel stopped a white Nissan 350Z on Homestead Avenue in Holyoke for “motor vehicle infractions.”

While Trooper Czepiel was investigating the driver, 26-year-old Tyrus Martin, and the Nissan he was driving, a jacket from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, a Sheriff’s badge, and a correctional officer’s Identification card, were found.

state police_impersonating cop weaponState Police said the trooper also found a Hi-Point C9 9MM handgun and 5 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Martin was arrested and taken to the State Police Northampton Barracks for booking.

Martin is facing the following charges:

  • Firearm, Unlawful possession without a license
  • Ammunition, Possession without FID card
  • Operating a vehicle with a revoked registration
  • Operating an uninsured vehicle
  • Operating an unregistered vehicle
  • Impersonating a Public Official

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