On May 8, at approximately 6 p.m., Trooper Nathan Hastings, assigned to State Police-Westfield, was patrolling Route 90 in Russell when he conducted a random electronic RMV inquiry on a black Jaguar SUV. The results of the inquiry revealed the vehicle was stolen just two days earlier. Trooper Hastings took up a position behind the Jaguar and requested additional assistance prior to attempting a motor vehicle stop. Once additional cruisers joined Trooper Hastings they initiated their blue lights and conducted a high-risk felony vehicle stop.
Once the vehicle came to a full stop the operator, identified as BRENDAN REMILLARD, 34, of Pittsfield, was ordered out and placed in custody without incident. While searching REMILLARD, Troopers discovered a .40 caliber Glock pistol loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition. REMILLARD is not licensed to possess firearms. Troopers also located an additional 10 round magazine and a small baggie containing a substance suspected to be Cocaine.
REMILLARD was transported to the Westfield Barracks for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail at $10,000. He was transported to the Hampden County House of Correction to await arraignment at Westfield District Court on the following charges:
- Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle;
- Illegal Possession a Firearm;
- Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device;
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
- Possession of Ammunition Without FID Card; and
- Possess Class B Drug.