SPD FIU Detectives Seize Loaded Large Capacity Firearm Thursday Night

Springfield, Mass. — On Thursday June 9th at approximately 10:55 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) under the direction of Sgt. Christopher Hitas seized a loaded large capacity firearm and arrested 18-year-old Steven Woodward on the 100 block of Locust Street.

FIU Detectives received information that Woodward was illegally in possession of a firearm.  Detectives conducting surveillance observed Woodward and two individuals walking on Locust Street.  Detectives detained the three individuals and recovered a firearm in a fanny pack Woodward was wearing across his chest.  The other two individuals were released.

The firearm recovered was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition with a red guide rod laser.

18-year-old Steven Woodward of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way