Semi-Automatic Firearm Seized after Traffic Stop
Springfield, Mass. — On Sunday February 13th at approximately 2:35 a.m. Springfield Police Officers seized a loaded semi-automatic firearm and arrested 31 year old Christian Santiago on the 600 block of Sumner Avenue.
Prior to the arrest Officers observed a car turn onto Sumner Avenue without stopping at the stop sign on Pomona Street. The driver, later identified as Santiago, pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store on the 600 block of Sumner Avenue. The car’s registration was revoked due to a lack of insurance and the driver had a suspended license. Officers approached Santiago who was outside of the car and he produced his suspended license. Officers then felt a firearm in his jacket pocket. Officers recovered a semi-automatic loaded firearm and placed Santiago under arrest.
31 year old Christian Santiago of Springfield is charged with:
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
- Carrying a Firearm without a License
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
- Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Number Plate Violation
- Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle