Taunton teen charged with illegal firearm possession

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bridgewater Police Department said they arrested a 16-year-old boy from Taunton for illegally owning a firearm.

Officer John Pestana said he stopped a car for improper insurance and registration on Monday afternoon.

Pestana said he noticed the two people in the car making suspicious movements towards the center console and conducted a search.

Records said officers searched the vehicle and the occupants and found a large black handgun tucked into the teenager’s waistband.

A Proactive Enforcement Officer determined it was a “ghost gun” with no serial number or branding.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 20-year-old from Fall River who faces charges for operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

The teenager was charged with possession of a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID.

Bridgewater police said the teenager was arraigned in Plymouth County Juvenile Court and the 20-year-old will be summonsed to Brockton District Court at a later date.

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