Springfield police arrest Chicopee suspect in possession of firearm


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Chicopee man was arrested during a traffic stop conducted by Springfield police Thursday.

According to the Springfield Police Department’s Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, the Firearms Investigation Unit had information that 19-year-old Eric White of Chicopee was in possession of a firearm and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Windemere Street and Carew Street at around 5 p.m.

Detectives seized a loaded firearm with a laser attachment and ammunition. This is the 13th seized firearm in Springfield in the past month by the Firearms Investigation Unit.

Eric White of Chicopee is charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • Arrest Warrant
    • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
    • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
    • Failure to Stop for Police
    • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign
    • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
    • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

On Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. anyone who brings a firearm to the Raymond M. Sullivan Safety Complex located at 1212 Carew Street will receive a Big Y gift card for each gun turned in; no questions asked. 

The Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit will process the firearms. They will then be turned over to Gunbusters of New England for destruction.   

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