Motor Vehicle Stop in Worcester Leads to the Arrest of 2 Career Criminals and the Seizure of a Large Capacity Firearm

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Massachusetts State Police Media Release–03102014–Motor Vehicle Stop in
Worcester Leads to the Arrest of 2 Career Criminals and the Seizure of a Large Capacity Firearm

On Friday March 8, at approximately 3:00am, Trooper Ryan Doyle assigned to the State Police Barracks in Holden was on routine patrol in the city of Worcester when he observed a white Cadillac Seville commit motor vehicle violations.  Tpr Doyle activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Belmont Street and Edward Street.  The operator was identified as RABBI LAVARIN, 31, of Worcester and the front passenger was identified as GILBERT MORIN, 28, of Worcester.

Sergeant Robert Ackerman and Trooper Dana Oliver assisted Tpr. Doyle at the scene of the motor vehicle stop.  As the result of an investigation and subsequent search, a large capacity Taurus 9mm firearm was located. The firearm’s magazine contained 13 rounds of ammunition. Neither MORIN nor LAVARIN had a license to possess a firearm.

MORIN and LAVARIN were placed under arrest and transported to the Holden Barracks where they booked and held pending bail and arraignment at Worcester District Court.

RABBI LAVARIN was charged with the following offenses:

FIREARM, POSSESS LARGE CAPACITY
FIREARM ON WAY, CARRY LOADED LARGE CAPACITY
FIREARM VIOL WITH 3 PRIOR VIOLENT/DRUG CRIMES
FIREARM, CARRY WITH AMMUNITION
FIREARM, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION W/O LICENSE
FIREARM WITHOUT FID CARD, POSSESS
AMMUNITION, POSSESSION W/O FID CARD
FIREARM, STORE IMPROP LARGE CAPACITY
RECEIVE STOLEN PROPERTY +$250
FIREARM, CARRY WITHOUT LICENSE, 2ND OFF.
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION, MISCELLANEOUS MV
INSPECTION/STICKER, NO
ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL
FIREARM IN FELONY, POSSESS LGE CAPACITY, SUBSQ.

GILBERT MORIN was charged with the following offenses:

ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL
FIREARM IN FELONY, POSSESS LGE CAPACITY, SUBSQ.
FIREARM POSSESS, LARGE CAPACITY
FIREARM ON WAY, CARRY LOADED LGE CAP
FIREARM VIOL W/3 PRIOR VIOLENT/DRUG CRIMES
FIREARM CARRY W/O LICENSE 2ND OFF
FIREARM UNLAWFUL POSS W/O LICENSE
AMMUNITION, POSSESSION W/O FID CARD
FIREARM W/O FID CARD POSSES
FIREARM STORE IMPROPER LGE CAP
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY +$250
RESIST ARREST
RESIST ARREST
FIREARM CARRY W/AMMUNITION
WARRANT: WR4946734TC

No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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