SPD FIU Detectives Seize Firearm, Suspected Fentanyl Friday 

Springfield, Mass. — On Friday September 16th at approximately 5:30 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit and Springfield Police Officers seized a loaded firearm, suspected fentanyl and arrested 22-year-old Izin Curbelo at a home on Bowdoin Street.

Around 4:50 p.m. Springfield Police Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a gun call involving a suspect pointing a firearm at another individual(s) during a disturbance.  The suspect, later identified as Curbelo, drove away before officers arrived.

Detectives in the Firearms Investigation Unit were able to locate a car matching the suspect vehicle on the 0-100 block of Bowdoin Street.  Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and located the suspect.  Six individuals, including Curbelo, were detained pending the investigation.

Inside the home Detectives recovered a loaded firearm, two BB Pistols and more than 100 bags of suspected fentanyl.  Curbelo was placed under arrest.  The other individuals were released.

22-year-old Izin Curbelo of Springfield is charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug