Man arrested with illegally possessed gun after dispute at Dunkin’

Jun 23, 2022

Dartmouth Police arrested a Connecticut man they said threatened Dunkin’ employees with an unlicensed firearm.

Officers were called to the franchise’s Dartmouth Street location on Sunday, June 19 at around 11:10 a.m. Upon arrival, they learned an unidentified male suspect had allegedly thrown drinks at workers and displayed the gun in a threatening manner before fleeing in a gray Honda Accord.

While investigating the incident, the New Bedford Police Department contacted Dartmouth police to say the suspect turned himself in at their Brock Avenue station. Police then identified the man as 19-year-old Zachary Nordstrom of Dayville, Connecticut.

Nordstrom allegedly told officers that after he fled the Dunkin’, he threw the gun out of his car somewhere in Dartmouth.

According to police, a 9mm handgun and ammunition were found in the area Nordstrom described. The gun, police said, was not licensed.

As a result, Nordstrom was arrested  was charged with two counts of assault and battery, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, carrying a loaded firearm