Southbridge police seize unlicensed firearm, arrest two after traffic stop

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SOUTHBRIDGE — A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of an unlicensed firearm on Sunday, police said.

Officers stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle infraction around 4 p.m. During the stop, police spoke with the female driver and requested that she lower the windows due to the dark tint.

Donnovin M. Aviles, 19, was spotted in the back seat along with other passengers.

Aviles was asked to exit the vehicle, and a subsequent search revealed a “ghost gun,” a 15-round large capacity magazine, and several rounds of ammunition in a fanny pack he was carrying.

Open containers of alcohol were also found in the vehicle.

Isaias Velasco Jr., 23, and the other passengers reportedly became uncooperative and aggressive, at one point exiting the vehicle and causing a disturbance in an attempt to interfere with the police investigation.

Aviles, of 150 Worcester Street apt#1, was charged with possession of a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm without a license, and possession of a large capacity feeding device.

Velasco Jr., of 79 Oliver Street apt#3, was charged with interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct, and a window tint violation.

Aviles was held on $25,040 cash bail, and Velasco Jr. was held on $1,040 cash bail.

Both were arraigned in Dudley District Court on Monday.

The female driver will be summoned to court at a later date for possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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