A man whom Fall River police helped retrieve his cell phone from someone who took it was later arrested for carrying a firearm.
At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, Fall River Police responded to the 600 block of Second Street to a report of a man causing a disturbance. They arrived to find Mustafa Kasin, 21, from Grafton, who told them a female acquaintance had taken his mobile phone. Officers were able to help him recover his phone.
According to police, as they attempted to retrieve the phone, Kasin “disappeared for a brief period before reappearing.” They said that upon his return, “officers noticed that Kasin’s pockets now appeared to be full, that he had his hands in his pockets and his demeanor had changed.” They say he refused to take his hands out of his pockets when asked to do so.
“Fearing that Kasin was in possession of a weapon, they removed his hands from his pockets and searched for weapons. At that time, Constable (Jonathan) Souza discovered that Kasin had concealed a firearm in the area of his right thigh,” police said. “The firearm, a loaded 9mm polymer 80 lower part with a Glock upper part, was removed from Kasin’s possession without incident.”
Kasin was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license, possessing a large capacity firearm, and possessing ammunition without an FID card.
Police said an investigation to determine the gun’s status is ongoing.