Commissioner Clapprood, Mayor Sarno discuss recent violence in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Mayor Domenic Sarno discussed the recent arrests and firearm seizures in a news conference Friday afternoon.

Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said the news conference is in relation to the recent uptick of violence in the city.

On Thursday, 21-year-old Jeremy Garcia was arrested at a home on South East Street in Amherst in connection with an incident on Boston Road in Springfield last Friday. There have also been four shootings, three of which were deadly in the last week.

Man arrested in North Adams on murder charges for shooting in Springfield

According to Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh, an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the June 16 alleged murder of Michael Paolercio in Springfield. 23-year-old Isaiah Calderon of South Street in Chicopee was found hiding in a closet on Blackington Street in North Adams.

Eight firearms recovered Friday

Five men were arrested Friday and each charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license among other charges.

According to Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh, police responded to suspicious activity near Dickinson Street and Texel Drive at around 1 a.m. At least a dozen people were there and three cars contained at least one gun. Five people were arrested, four guns recovered including a high capacity firearm.

(Springfield Police Department)

The following were arrested and charged with:

Josiah Cheeseboro (20-year-old) of Seymour Ave. is charged with:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a Firearm with a defaced serial number during the commission of a Felony

Tyler Wilson (19-year-old) of Cuff Ave. is charged with:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License (2 Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm with a defaced serial number during the commission of a Felony

Davin Durant (20-year-old) of Warrenton Street:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License (2 Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm with a defaced serial number during the commission of a Felony

William Hobby (18-year-old) of Kenwood Terrace:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License (2 Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm with a defaced serial number during the commission of a Felony

Luke McKinnie (18-year-old) of Eastern Ave:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm

At around 6:15 a.m., a firearm was recovered from a car being towed on White Street.

Three firearms and a shotgun was seized on Marian Street after a domestic disturbance at around 2:40 p.m.

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