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16-Year-Old Arrested with Firearm in Worcester

By Tom Marino | May 13, 2024
Last Updated: May 13, 2024

WORCESTER – Police arrested a juvenile for unlawfully carrying a firearm on Thursday, May 10, the first day the Worcester Police Department launched its Summer Impact program. Summer Impact is designed to minimize the increase in crime that often occurs as summer weather emerges.

The early start of the program was announced in response to recent violent crime in the city.

On that same day, Thursday, May 10, officers saw a vehicle with an expired registration travel through a stop sign without stopping near Everett Gaylord Blvd. Officers engaged a traffic stop near on Elliot Street.

During a discussion with the teen passenger in the front seat, an officer noticed what appeared to be a firearm sticking out of a bag. Officers detained the teen and located a loaded revolver.

The 16-year-old male does not qualify for a license to carry a firearm in Massachusetts as the minimum age is 21. The teen faces charges of:

  • Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
  • Unlawfully Carrying a Firearm;
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm; and
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card.


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