Springfield Police Arrest Former Inmate on Drug, Gun Charges

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man, who reportedly just got out of jail, has been arrested by police on drug and gun charges.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that Tuesday afternoon, detectives had received information that a city man, identified as 21-year-old Martin Fernandez, had reported to After Incarceration Support Services on State Street, then left some time later and was in allegedly in possession of a firearm.

Delaney adds that Hernandez was at the facility “after just getting released from jail.”

Officers converged on the area and found Fernandez inside a car near Wilbraham Avenue and Alden Street.

“As the detectives approached the vehicle, they could see Fernandez reaching for the weapon that was tucked inside his pants,” Delaney says, adding that officers wrestled with Fernandez and took him into custody “after he spit at officers and kicked at them.”

Following Fernandez’s arrest, investigators allegedly confiscated a loaded .44 Magnum revolver, 49 bags of Heroin, and $129 in cash.

Delaney notes that the gun was reported stolen during a 2012 house break-in on Mohegan Avenue.

Fernandez is facing several charges including carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of ammunition, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and possession of Heroin with intent to distribute.

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  • gethelp

    Haha….idiot. Good job SPD!!!

  • my3boys

    Ha guess he likes jail u just lost ur get out of jail free card ! Someone who just gets released only to get caught up again will live in jail ! He’ll never learn so just keep him there !! How fkn stupid are you really ? I dont feel sorry for anyone that knows there gonna end up back injail for wat there up to

  • WMassMom75

    If this is the only life he’s ever known, of course he’s going to go right back to it. Not very surprising that the 2 posters above me think he might as well just stay locked up, that seems to be the general consensus with kids like this . He’s 21 with plenty of time left to turn his life around, but I’m sure everyone would rather throw him away than help him. Anyone can choose the wrong path, whether they’re born into poverty or not – what if this was your son? Would you be so quick to give up on him then?

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    @Paul Sawicki: Yes he did have a gun permit. It was the very first thing he stole when he got out.

  • kody61

    He couldn’t hit water from a boat with that canon. Guess rehabilition will continue. Have the kids show up on visiting day in a taxi. It leaves a good impression on them. Is that a legacy ?

  • ronaldsmith1946@gmail.com

    NOW its time to put him asleep

    • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

      You’re right, he is pretty tired looking in that pic. I think a week or two of sleep will help him feel better. That was kind and thoughtful of you.

  • my3boys

    Yes@wmassmom75 I understand what your saying and no id never give up on my boys but to just get out and on the same day go right back to trouble its not like it was a week ,or even a couple days so yea if it was my kids id be there but with tough love yes hes young but thats no excuse he is old enough to know wats right and wats not so on that note change is a want to do he obviousley likes jail life

  • doggone

    Let’s keep rehabbing him until he murders someone.

  • WMassMom75

    Ed the Moron, you should really just stop breathing. Your insults are juvenile and pathetic, which I’m sure is a reflection of your true intelligence. But thanks for reassuring the rest of us that stupid lives!

  • tiredofthemedia

    Looks like cheapwine is back as Ed the genius this time. We can’t keep track of all these names Ed