SPD FIU Detectives Seized Loaded Firearm Thursday Afternoon

Springfield, Mass. — On Thursday May 5th at approximately 1:40 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) under the direction of Sgt. Christopher Hitas seized a loaded firearm and arrested 26-year-old Juan Sierra-Carrasquillo on the 0-100 block of Fullerton Street.

FIU Detectives observed Sierra-Carrasquillo on a motorcycle and were aware he had active arrest warrants.  Once Sierra-Carrasquillo stopped, Detectives placed him under arrest.  Detectives then located a loaded Glock firearm inside a Ferrari fanny pack he was wearing.  The firearm was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.

Sierra-Carrasquillo has a prior firearms conviction from 2015.

26-year-old Juan Sierra-Carrasquillo of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License – 2nd Offense
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Trafficking a Class A Drug
    – Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Assault & Battery
    – Strangulation or Suffication
    – Breaking and Entering
    – Destruction of Property
    – Unarmed Robbery
    – Larceny under $1200