SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police were patrolling an area of the city where businesses have had recent break-ins when they came across a young man pulling on door handles.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News officers approached the 16-year-old on Dwight Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and noticed he was trying to hide something on his left side.
Sgt. Delaney said officers performed a pat-frisk on him and found out that he had a loaded .22 semi-automatic handgun and some cocaine.
He is being charged with:
- carrying a firearm
- possession of a large capacity clip
- possession of crack cocaine.
The teenage suspect’s name will not be released due to his age. Sgt. Delaney said he is scheduled to see a judge in juvenile court Tuesday.