You might recall some video from last Friday concerning armed men on Fulton Street Fitchburg and my initial report that day from the scene as things developed:
This week the Fitchburg Police department released the following Press release now available on Facebook
On Friday January 24, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m. members of the City of Fitchburg Police Department and a Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit acted on information received and initiated a search of two separate apartments located at 21-23 Fulton Street Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Here they searched for evidence involved in an alleged weapons incident that occurred at approximately 12:00 p.m. on that day.
That is consistent with my direct observations during the day, apparently they found something, the release continues
As a result of the execution of search warrants by police, three handguns, another type of firearm, and a bullet resistant vest were located and seized inside the apartments by the Fitchburg Police Department.
“another type of firearm?” that’s a pretty broad statement. I find the discovery of the vest significant as I presume it isn’t for safety when leaving a party with a metal detector per Chris Rock. The release continues announcing arrests connected with these searches.
As a result of this investigation, Friday January 24, 2014, Keno Berrick (09/29/1993) of 21 Fulton Street 1st floor was arrested at the Fitchburg Police Department and charged with discharging a firearm with 500 feet of a dwelling and carrying a firearm without a license.
Also arrested was Marquis A. Ford (01/05/1986) of 21 Fulton Street 1st floor at his residence and was subsequently charged with Assault with a dangerous weapon, use of body armor during a felony, and possessing a firearm without a license.
Oddly enough Massachusetts strict gun laws didn’t prevent these two young men being armed, the release continues with a new development.
A third suspect is currently being sought after by the Fitchburg Police Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations for their alleged role in the incident.
And concludes with this from the chief of police.
Chief Robert DeMoura said “the quick response by our patrol officers and dedication to this case by our detectives got these dangerous weapons off the street.”
The police certainly did a good job here, but I submit & suggest that the most dangerous weapons they got off the street that day were two legged.