K9 Yogi Leads Officers to Loaded Firearm, Suspect Arrested after Gun Call

Springfield, Mass. — On Tuesday February 8th at approximately 3:00 p.m. Springfield Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Belmont Avenue for a gun call.  The suspect, later identified as Josiah Livingston, allegedly pointed a gun at a victim.  Due to information the officers received they remained in the area.  Around 7:00 p.m. Livingston returned and was placed under arrest.

Officers requested a K9 team to search for the firearm.  K9 Officer Scott Stelzer and K9 Yogi arrived and located a fanny pack on the 400 block of Belmont Avenue.  Detectives in the Firearms Investigation Unit assisted and discovered a firearm matching the description of the one used in the prior incident and personal items belonging to Livingston and crack-cocaine inside the bag.

The firearm was previously reported stolen out of New York.

20 year old Josiah Livingston of Hartford, Connecticut was charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Possession of a Class B Drug
  • Receiving Stolen Property Less than $1200
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (2 Counts)

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