New Bedford Police took a loaded gun stolen out of New Hampshire off the streets Wednesday and arrested Sterling Robinson, 18, of 61 Kearsarge St. , New Bedford, on charges of carrying a loaded firearm, receiving stolen property over $250, possession of a firearm without a license and a warrant charge.
Police observed Robinson in a vehicle in the vicinity of Ellen Street and Brock Avenue and knew he was wanted for a warrant.
When the vehicle was stopped, Robinson exited the passenger side and attempted to flee. He was placed in custody soon after and was found to be in possession of an Iver Johnson Arms revolver loaded with five rounds of 9 mm ammunition. He does not possess an FID card or have a license to carry a firearm.
A check of the firearm revealed it had been stolen out of New Hampshire.
Robinson was arraigned Thursday in Third District Court and is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Dec. 14.