Early Morning Car Stop Leads to Gun Arrest

February 14, 2019 – Early this morning just before 1:00 a.m. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Corey Sheehan, assigned to the Leominster Barracks, stopped a gray Honda Civic after he observed it run a red light on Benson Street in Leominster. Trooper Sheehan also noticed the vehicle’s registration was revoked after performing an RMV inquiry.

The operator, identified as ROBERTO MOJICA, 22 from Fitchburg, was informed that the vehicle was going to have to be towed due to the revoked registration. At first MOJICA refused to exit the vehicle but eventually did under his own will.

During the inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed, Trooper Sheehan located a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver. MOJICA was then placed under arrest, during a search of his person .38 caliber bullets, along with one spent casing, were found in his pocket.

In addition to several motor vehicle violations MOJICA was charged with:

– Illegal Possession of a Firearm;
– Improper Storage of a Firearm;
– Carrying a Dangerous Weapon;
– Possession of Ammunition without FID Card; and
– Possession of a Firearm without FID Card.