Springfield police find three firearms, arrest three men

Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Department Narcotics Unit has arrested three men after finding three firearms Friday afternoon.

According to Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh, police arrested 21-year-old Nathan Mercado, 21-year-old Greg Crichlow & 21-year-old Michael Bedinelli around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Mercado has previously been convicted of two counts of possession of a firearm without a license in August 2019. He will be charged with:

  • 3 counts of carrying a firearm without a license
  • 2 counts of carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • carrying a loaded large capacity on a public way
  • 2 counts of carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • possession of a large capacity firearm during the commission of a felony
  • 2 counts of receiving stolen property less than $1200
  • 2 counts of possession of ammunition
  • possession of a class b drug (Xanex)
  • possession of a class c drug (Mushrooms)
  • 3 counts of possession of a firearm without an FID – subsequent offense

Crichlow is currently on probation for an armed robbery in West Springfield back in November 2018. He is facing the following charges:

  • 3 counts of possession of a firearm with 1 prior violent crime
  • 3 counts of carrying a firearm without a license
  • 2 counts of carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • carrying a loaded large capacity on a public way
  • 2 counts of carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • possession of a large capacity firearm during the commission of a felony
  • 2 counts of receiving stolen property less than $1200
  • 2 counts of possession of ammunition
  • possession of a class b drug (Xanex)
  • possession of a class c drug (Mushrooms)
  • 3 counts of possession of a firearm without an FID – subsequent offense

Bedinelli is also charged with:

  • 3 counts of carrying a firearm without a license
  • 2 counts of carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • carrying a loaded large capacity on a public way
  • 2 counts of carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • possession of a large capacity firearm during the commission of a felony
  • 2 counts of receiving stolen property less than $1200
  • 2 counts of possession of ammunition
  • possession of a class b drug (Xanex)
  • possession of a class c drug (Mushrooms)

Walsh said more information on the arrested will be released on Tuesday.

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