SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Cops say he’s a drug dealer and gang member, and very well known to Springfield Police.
“When you talk about armed and dangerous you think of this guy we’re looking for this week,” said Sgt. John Delaney.
24-year old Alberto Michael Garay has been busted 19-times, most recently in May on Forest Street, when a neighbor spotted someone breaking into a house through a basement window. “Police came, saw there was a break-in, called for K-9 units and they surrounded the house.” added Delaney.
The woman who lived there showed up. It turns out she is Garay’s girlfriend. When cops went inside they found Garay hiding in a closet.
“What he wanted was a bag he had stored in the apartment that the girlfriend didn’t know about. In it was a thousand in cash, a pound of marijuana packaged to sell, and a 38-caliber handgun,” said Delaney.
He was arrested and soon after bailed himself out but skipped his court date.
So now he’s on Springfield’s Wanted List.
“Most times he’s been arrested by Springfield Police was for carrying a hand gun, so he is armed and dangerous, with gang ties,” said Delaney.
They’re anxious to get Alberto Garay off the streets and behind bars so keep your eyes open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal.