Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 12182017 – State Police Arrest Pittsfield Man for Warrants and Gun Possession
Yesterday at about 7:45 p.m., State Police arrested a man on Tyler Street in Pittsfield after it was determined that he had outstanding warrants and was unlawfully in possession of a firearm.
Trooper Robert Berrena of the Troop B Community Action Team was on patrol on Tyler Street when he observed a vehicle that he believed was being operated by a man who he knew to have outstanding warrants. After confirming the existence of three warrants and that the vehicle, a 1995 Lexus ES300, had a revoked registration status, he pulled the vehicle over.
Trooper Berrena made contact with the operator, MICHAEL MCCOY, 31, of Pittsfield and placed him under arrest on the three outstanding arrest warrants, which were for failure to appear in Pittsfield District Court. The original charges involved motor vehicle offenses.
While conducting an inventory of the motor vehicle, a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun was located by Sergeant Doug Heppleston, who was assisting with the stop.
In addition to the three outstanding warrants, MCCOY was booked at the State Police Barracks in Cheshire on the following charges:
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
2. Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
3. Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
4. Uninsured Motor Vehicle
5. Revoked Registration
MCCOY was transported to the Berkshire County House of Correction to be held pending his appearance in Pittsfield District Court today.