SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday after a stolen firearm and heroin were seized from an apartment on Brookline Avenue.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, 25-year-old Harrison Silva Jr. was wanted for charges connected to an assault and battery on a child. While conducting surveillance, detectives found Silva at his apartment and placed him under arrest.

Police seized a loaded firearm and heroin from Silva and also found ammunition and a firearm magazine in his apartment after police were granted a search warrant. The firearm was reported stolen out of Connecticut.

Silva has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card (Two Counts)
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Failure to Surrender Firearm/License/FID Card
  • Receiving Stolen Property Less than $1200
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14 (Five Counts)

Members of the Springfield Police, Sheriff’s Office, State Police and U.S. Marshals assisted in the investigation.

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