Springfield Police Arrest Holyoke Man With Large Capacity Firearm

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.

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