Worcester teen arrested for illegal gun possession during traffic stop

WORCESTER, MA – On January 9, 2021, Worcester police were conducting an investigation at approximately 2:53 p.m. when they initiated the stop of a vehicle in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church located at 535 Salisbury Street. As police approached the vehicle, a juvenile exited the vehicle from the driver’s seat and began to flee the scene on foot. A short time later, the juvenile was located on the property of Assumption College located at 540 Salisbury Street. The juvenile was found hiding under brush.

During the investigation, police located a firearm in the vehicle that the juvenile was driving. The firearm was loaded and unsecured.

The juvenile (17-years-old) was charged with possession of a large capacity firearm, improperly storing a large capacity firearm, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

The passenger of the vehicle was identified as 19-year-old Nathan Russell of Worcester. He was charged with trespassing, possession of a large capacity firearm, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

The investigation is ongoing.