Two Men Arrested after Motor Vehicle Stop in Leominster

Massachusetts State Police Media Release—03092017— Two Men Arrested after Motor Vehicle Stop in Leominster

Last evening, at about 9:40 p.m., Trooper Joseph Hall, assigned to the Troop C Community Action Team (CAT), was patrolling West Street in Leominster when he observed a white Kia Sportage commit motor vehicle violations. Trooper Hall stopped the vehicle, which contained two occupants, in the parking lot of a convenience store on Vine Street.

Trooper Hall determined the operator, GUY PALMER, 31, of Leominster, had a suspended license and an active default warrant. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed it was uninsured and the attached plates were registered to a different vehicle.

The passenger was identified as, NATNALE GIRMAY, a 32-year-old male from Leominster.  Trooper Hall searched GIRMAY and located several small clear plastic baggies containing approximately three grams of a substance believed to be heroin, a clear plastic baggie containing approximately 12 grams of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, a thin piece of metal approximately 7” long, various narcotics paraphernalia, and $772 in cash.

PALMER and GIRMAY were placed under arrest, transported to the Leominster barracks for booking and held on bail pending their arraignment in Leominster District Court.

GIRMAY was charged with the following offenses:

-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance; and

-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance.

GIRMAY also was issued a civil citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.

PALMER was charged with the default warrant and issued a motor vehicle citation for the following offenses:

-Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, 2nd Offense;

-Uninsured Motor Vehicle;

– Number Plate to Conceal ID; and

-Failure to wear Seatbelt.

Trooper Hall was assisted at the scene by Trooper Bryan Caccamo and Leominster Police Officer Kwan.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not call the barracks directly.