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Main Street Resident Arrested for Possession of Loaded Gun After Report of Threat to Kill

Police announced on Thursday night that Henry Mulholland of Tewksbury was arrested Wednesday with a hand gun and several magazines.

Henry Mulholland of 1192 Main Street, Tewksbury. (Tewksbury Police Photo)
Henry Mulholland of 1192 Main Street, Tewksbury. (Tewksbury Police Photo)
Tewksbury Police announced on Thursday night that they arrested a Main Street resident the previous day after receiving a report of a threat to kill and found a loaded firearm in the man's home.

Police said that on Wednesday officers received a report from a resident that he was a subject of a "threat to kill," which was allegedly made by Henry Mulholland, 58, of 1192 Main Street, Tewksbury.

While investigating the incident, police discovered that Mulholland illegally possessed a handgun along with multiple magazines loaded with live ammunition.

A background check of Mulholland confirmed to police that he did not have a license to possess a weapon. After obtaining that information, Tewksbury Police received a search warrant from Lowell District Court for Mulholland's home.

Officers completed the search at Mulholland's Main Street home and recovered a loaded 9MM Smith and Wesson handgun, several magazines, and other ammunition.

After locating the weapon and ammunition, police arrested Mulholland on a laundry list of charges.

Mulholland was charged with possession of a firearm with no license, possession of ammunition with no license, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, threatening to commit a crime, and three counts of possession of a large capacity firearm feeding device.

The Tewksbury resident was arraigned in Lowell District Court on Thursday following his Wednesday arrest.
David Heafey May 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM
It's good to see LE bringing the hammer down on this illegal gun owner. Now, let's figure out how he GOT the gun, mags and ammunition and go after them!
Who Me? May 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Lot's of gray areas here. First, one does not reg a firearm, one reg themselves. Second, a firearm, inside the home, that never leaves the home, is not illegal. Yes if you take it outside the house, even in the yard, a lic to carry is needed. Me thinks he needs a good Lawyer, all I see here is he said she said....
David Heafey May 23, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Who Me, MGL 140, Section 131 states you need a license to POSSESS a gun, so I believe your second point is incorrect.
Dan P. May 23, 2014 at 07:28 PM
It was pretty boneheaded of him to have a gun without possessing a Class A. What's the fee,$100? Go get one. And Jennifer, I think if you own a gun (legally) you're not going to just have like 2 bullets hanging around.
David Heafey May 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Dan P, yes $100 to apply for an LTC which requires a certificate from a certified NRA and MSP instructor. Home Firearms Safety (LTC-007) or Basic Pistol (LTC-002) are the common ones. I would recommend the latter as it includes range time. Both will cost you about $100

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