SPD FIU Detectives Seize Firearm, Make Two Arrests Thursday Night

Springfield, Mass. — On Thursday February 24th at approximately 10:45 p.m. members of the Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) under the direction of Lt. Brian Beliveau seized a loaded firearm and made two arrests in the rear of 130 Pearl Street on the Worthington Street side.

Detectives received information Friday that Ricardo Cruz was currently in possession of a firearm.  Detectives located Cruz walking with a group of individuals on the 800 block of Worthington Street.  Detectives detained the four individuals as the group approached the rear parking lot of Springfield Police Headquarters.

Detectives seized a firearm from the pants pocket of Cruz along with a high capacity magazine and ammunition.  Two of the individuals in the group were released.  A third, a juvenile, was placed into custody for two outstanding warrants.

18 year old Ricardo Cruz Jr. of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number