SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) seized a large-capacity firearm and arrested a man from Springfield on Saturday.

According to Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh, on Saturday at 10:20 p.m., detectives conducted a traffic stop on Thompson Street for a vehicle that was driven by 20-year-old Angel Santiago, after an investigation into the possession of illegal firearms.

Springfield Police Department

The detectives were aware that Santiago had an active arrest warrant and a suspended license. Santiago was then placed under arrest, and detectives found a loaded firearm in a bag inside the car. 

The illegally possessed firearm was loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition and was capable of holding 15 rounds.

Angel Santiago of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Large-Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
  • Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • Default Warrant
    – Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
    – Trespassing
    – Malicious Damage of Property over $1200
    – Failure to Stop for Police
    – Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
    – Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug