On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Raymond Maldonado, 42, of Holyoke, was arrested by the Springfield Police Department.
Maldonado was charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way, Firearm Violation with 2 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Motorcycle Equipment Violation
Springfield Police observed Maldonado, operating a Slingshot motorcycle with a revoked registration and without a helmet on West Street.
SPD followed Maldonado onto I-291 and conducted a traffic stop in a safe location near Exit 5B.
After approaching and making contact with Maldonado, officers learned that he did not have a motorcycle license and he was placed under arrest.
Officers then located a large-capacity firearm inside a black satchel. Maldonado was wearing and open containers of alcohol inside the Slingshot.