Worcester Police Make Arrest for Loaded Gun, Open Hennessy Bottle After Traffic Stop on Highland Street

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 14, 2022

WORCESTER - Police arrested a 21-year-old Worcester resident on Tuesday following a traffic stop on Highland Street.

According to police, Neighborhood Response Team officers were on patrol near Park Avenue when they witnessed a white Mercedes-Benz make multiple turns without using a turn signal. The vehicle had tinted windows and officers couldn't see inside.

The vehicle was stopped on Highland Street. The driver of the vehicle, Jysaiah Morales, 21, of Woodman Street, rolled down his window and officers could see an open container of Hennessy on the car floor. Morales and a passenger in the vehicle were asked to step out of the car.

Inside the car, officers located a loaded handgun. Morales didn't have a license to carry a firearm. He was placed under arrest and is charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, two counts of Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Improper Storage of a Large Capacity Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, Failure to use directional signal, and Tinted Glass Violation.

Morales will be arraigned in court.

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