Traffic stop leads to weapons arrest in Yarmouth

Brenden Barros

YARMOUTH – A routine traffic stop turned into a weapons arrest Saturday afternoon in Yarmouth.

Officer Nicholas Ambrosini was on patrol just after 4:30 p.m. when he observed a car pass by his location on Route 28 with tint on all windows and the rear window completely blacked out.

When Ambrosini stopped the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of burn marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The operator, later identified as Brenden C. Barros of Brockton, said he last smoked marijuana 2 hours ago.

Ambrosini also observed a grinder in the center cup holder. The grinder is used for grinding up marijuana before it is smoked.

According to Yarmouth Police,Barros was on probation for illegal possession of a defaced firearm and illegal possession of a large capacity firearm.

A check of his pants pocket allegedly located a spring loaded automatic knife which is illegal in Massachusetts. The knife was approximately 4″ long with a 3.5″ spring operated blade.

Barros was placed under arrest for carrying a dangerous weapon and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.

He was held without bail pending a court appearance Monday in Barnstable District Court.





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