Shrewsbury police charge man for loaded handgun without license


Shrewsbury police charge man for loaded handgun without license
(Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – A Stoughton man faces charges after police allegedly founded a loaded handgun in his fanny pack during a traffic stop.

On Sept. 25 at 2:36 a.m., a Shrewsbury officer pulled a vehicle over on Hartford Turnpike near Edgemere Boulevard for an equipment violation, according to a department press release.

Officers reportedly saw the front seat passenger – Carlos Alves Dos Santos, 19, of Stoughton – moving his hands around his waistband and the center console. Police said they found a loaded handgun inside a fanny pack across his chest.

Shrewsbury police said the Jennings firearm J-22 was loaded with six rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. Additionally, there were seven rounds on his person and in the bag and center console.

Alves Dos Santos was charged with possession of a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a license.

Joana Correia, 21, of East Providence, R.I., faces charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


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