For Immediate Release: 1/27/2018 0:05 am
On Friday, January 26, 2018, members of the WPD Gang Unit were in possession of an arrest warrant for a male that the officers were familiar with. The warrant was printed out at approximately 5:00 PM from the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) database. At approximately 6:50 PM, the gang officers arrived at the address that the wanted person was last known to reside in.
Two officers were positioned in the front of the apartment. Meanwhile, other officers walked towards the rear of the building so that all four corners of the structure could be covered. As one of the officers was walking towards the rear he could see through the kitchen window a young male holding a handgun, there were several people inside the apartment.
The officer recognized the male as Daniel Silverio, 20-years-old of 22 Dover Street. The officer knew that Mr. Silverio did not possess a license to carry a firearm due to a recent incident on 01/11/2018.
The officers in the front were greeted by the wanted male just as they approached the door.
Fearing for the safety of the two officers, the officer in the rear immediately warned the two that there was a male in the back of the apartment in possession of a handgun. The officer in the rear made entry through the back unlocked door and observed Mr. Silverio running into the bathroom and securing the door behind him.
The officer immediately went after Mr. Silverio and forced open the bathroom door. The officer observed Mr. Silverio standing in the bathroom while still holding the handgun.
The officer immediately grabbed onto Mr. Silverio’s hands and the firearm dropped into the sink.
The firearm was a loaded large capacity Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The serial number to the weapon had been obliterated.
Mr. Silverio was placed under arrest and charged with Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without a License, Defacement of Serial Numbers and Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm.
The initial person that the gang officers were there for informed the officers that he had addressed the warrant today at the Worcester County Courthouse and supplied the officers with a notice of warrant cancellation that was issued from the courthouse. A second CJIS check did indicate that the warrant was just removed from the database.
The initial person was not arrested.
Mr. Silverio will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Monday, January 29, 2018.
Members of the Crime Scene Unit arrived at the address and took possession of the firearm.