POLICE: Gun found in car after traffic stop in Holyoke

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A 24-year-old man from Holyoke was arrested after a traffic stop Tuesday night.

According to Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty, at around 11 p.m. an officer ran a plate registration number on a black BMW on Appleton street and returned as stolen. Officer Murphy conducted a traffic stop and found the license was suspended for the driver, 24-year-old Christian Alvarez.

Alveraz was arrested and the vehicle was searched where a loaded firearm was located in the front area of the car.

Christian Alvarez is charged with the following:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Possession of ammunition without a FID
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • Improper storage of a firearm

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