SHREWSBURY – Two local men are facing several charges, including possession of a firearm without a license, following a traffic stop on April 24.
Around 2:41 a.m., Shrewsbury police conducted a traffic stop of a gray 2014 BMW at the corner of Lake Street and Boston Turnpike for marked lanes violations.
The driver was identified as Javier Orellano-Linares Jr., 29, of Clinton. As a result of the officer’s observations, Orellano-Linares was placed under arrest for allegedly being under the influence of liquor, according to a press release from Shrewsbury police.
During the investigation, officers observed a black fanny pack-style bag at the feet of a passenger. Officers located a loaded firearm inside of that bag, according to police. The firearm was a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, .40 caliber, with six rounds in the magazine and one round loaded into the chamber.
The passenger – identified as Tyler Masciarelli, 32, of Marlborough – did not have a license to carry firearms.
Orellano-Linares was arrested and charged with OUI liquor (second offense) and marked lanes violation.
Masciarelli was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a license; and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.