Fall River: Plymouth Man Arrested On Route 24

Credit: Massachusetts State Police

Credit: Massachusetts State Police


A Plymouth man was arrested after his car broke down in Fall River early Sunday morning. 

Massachusetts State Police say that at approximately 3:30 a.m. a Trooper spotted what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on Route 24 South. 

It was determined that the driver, 42-year-old Joshua Silva, had several outstanding warrants. 

Silva was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber, Smith & Wesson revolver and three packets of Suboxone sublingual strips. 

Silva was charged with Possession of firearm / ammo without FID card, subsequent offense, Possession of firearm without FID card, Improper storage of a firearm, Carrying a loaded firearm, Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes, and Drug, Possession of a Class B Substance, subsequent offense.

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