Police: Holyoke man found with loaded gun


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Holyoke man is facing numerous charges after police allegedly found a loaded gun in his possession during a vehicle stop on Monday. 

According to Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert, multiple agencies including the department’s Narcotics Unit, members of the FBI’s Western Mass Gang Task Force, ATF, DEA and HSI agents all worked together to arrest 27-year-old Richard Marin. 

Marin was arraigned in Holyoke District Court Tuesday and was held on a $10,000 bail.

After several deadly shooting in the city over the weekend, police have stepped up patrols in certain areas to prevent more gun violence. While patrolling, the officers and agents noticed a car driving erratically on Resnic Boulevard and stopped it. 

After investigating, police allegedly located a fully loaded gun on Marin. He was arrested on the following charges:  

  • Marked lanes violation 
  • Operating a motor vehicle without a license
  • Possession / carrying a firearm without a license 
  • Possession or carrying a loaded firearm 
  • Possession of a large capacity firearm 
  • Possession of ammunition without a license 

Marin’s arraignment was held Tuesday in Holyoke District Court.

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