PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Four people were arrested after Pittsfield police say that a handgun was thrown out of a car that was being driven away from a traffic stop.
According to Pittsfield Police Capt. Jeffrey Bradford, police had pulled over a car driven by 20 year-old Jovan O. Rodriguez of Pittsfield on Lincoln Street at around 7:00 Monday night. Bradford said that as the officers who made the stop approached the car, Rodriguez sped off. Police followed him, during which time, a gun was allegedly thrown out of the vehicle.
Rodriguez later pulled over near Fourth and Curtis Streets, Bradford says. He and his three adult passengers: Carey A. Pilot, 44, of Pittsfield, Samuel A. Thomason, 21, of Lenox, and Thomas F. Tobin, Jr., 43, of Pittsfield, were all arrested. There was also a fourth passenger in the car, a juvenile identified as Pilot’s daughter.
All four adults are now facing drug and gun charges, and will be arraigned in Pittsfield District Court Tuesday.