Wanted man arrested on gun charges during Springfield traffic stop

Richard Collazo, Jr. charged with carrying a firearm without a license

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Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police arrested a 30 year-old city resident Friday morning who they say was carrying a gun illegally. According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, Richard Collazo, Jr. also had outstanding warrants for his arrest on previous gun charges.

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Richard Collazo, 30, of Springfield, is charged with multiple weapons charges. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Delaney says that two patrolling officers ran Collazo’s plate number as he was driving his Volkswagen on Andrew Street at around 4:00 A.M. They decided to pull him over after they found out about the warrants he had out of Springfield District Court for carrying a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Delaney said that during the stop, police found a .9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun, along with eight rounds of ammunition, and another fully loaded magazine in his pocket.

In addition to the warrants, Collazo faces new charges of carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a dangerous weapon with an outstanding warrant, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

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