Alaska man arrested on firearms charges in Dartmouth

Dec 22, 2021

An Alaska man was charged with firearms offenses Dec. 17 after a loaded handgun and ammunition were located in his vehicle, Dartmouth Police said.

Andrew Whitehorn, 48, of St. Petersburg, Alaska, was served an arrest warrant Dec. 17 at the Baymont Hotel, 171 Faunce Corner Mall Road. Police would not say what the warrant was for.

During a subsequent investigation, police discovered that Whitehorn had a firearm in his vehicle.

Because he was not licensed to carry a firearm in Massachusetts, detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded .45 caliber handgun and several rounds of ammunition.

Whitehorn was subsequently charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, and improper storage of a firearm. 

“As a result of the outstanding collaborative effort between patrol, K9 and detectives, an illegally possessed firearm was taken off of the street,’’ Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque said.