New Bedford police arrest 2 on gun charges

This is a file image of a New Bedford police cruiser. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Police Department said they responded to two separate calls that resulted in two arrests.

Police said the first call came in at 7:00 p.m. reporting a man in the “Funz” trampoline park with a gun.

When officers arrived on scene, they said they saw the suspect try to hand a bag to another person who did not seem to want it.

The suspect then threw the bag in a trash can and was stopped by officers shortly after.

Police said Chantay Say, 32, of Fall River was taken into custody where officers found the bag he got rid of, containing a nine millimeter pistol loaded with 13 bullets.

Authorities said Say is currently on probation out of Bristol Superior Court for assault with intent to commit murder and possession of a firearm.

Later that evening, police were dispatched to the area of Cove Street and Rodney French Boulevard for reported shots fired.

Responding officers said they located someone who matched their description of the suspect but he fled on foot.

Police said Wilber Alvarado, 22, was apprehended after attempting to flee through a South Second Street home. Police found him to be in possession of a Glock 22 handgun in a bag of potting soil.

Officers said following their investigation, they located where Alvarado had reportedly shot his gun, leaving two shell casing on the ground.

Alvarado was taken into custody and was also found to have two baggies of crack cocaine.

He was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a high-capacity firearm and ammunition without a license, discharging a firearm withing 500 feet from a dwelling and possession of a class-B substance.

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