SPD FIU Detectives Seize Firearm from Suspect who was Arrested Three Weeks Prior

Springfield, Mass. — On Friday April 29th at approximately 6:30 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) seized a loaded firearm and arrested 20-year-old Jorge Santiago on the 500 block of Belmont Avenue.

FIU Detectives received information Friday that Santiago was in possession of a firearm.  Detectives located Santiago on Belmont Avenue and recovered a firearm and two loaded magazines in a truck.  Santiago was placed under arrest.

On Tuesday April 12th Springfield Police Officers arrested Santiago after he refused to stop for police and struck a fire hydrant while attempting to drive away.   Santiago and a juvenile passenger got out of the car and attempted to run away.  Officers detained the juvenile on Wilbraham Avenue and seized a loaded firearm from his sweatshirt pocket.

Officers then detained Santiago on Westford Circle and placed him under arrest.  Santiago was released on $200 bail in that incident.

20-year-old Jorge Santiago of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card