CHECK OF TRESPASSERS LEADS TO GUN AND DRUG CHARGES

Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Trooper Brian Donaghey , assigned to the State Police-Boston Barracks, was conducting a security check of critical infrastructure at a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority facility on Memorial Drive in Cambridge when he encountered two trespassers in a motor vehicle in  the parking lot.  

Trooper Donaghey determined that the operator of the gray 2004 Toyota Camry was unlicensed, and had him exit the vehicle.  When he did so, he observed a prescription bottle on the floor of the car; the bottle’s  sticker had been ripped off.  

The Trooper subsequently determined that the bottle contained a large number of Percocet pills, for which the man did not have a prescription. After a a further search of the vehicle Trooper Donaghey recovered a loaded, unlicensed Ruger Prescott LC9 9 millimeter handgun.  

The operator, CARLOS GARCIA-PAREJO, 22, of Cambridge, was arrested for possession of an unlicensed handgun and possession of a Class B substance.