Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Police Department arrested a 39-year-old Cambridge citizen on October 23, 2018, after recovering 28 illegal firearms and additional relevant parts from him.
Matthew Devine, age 39, was arrested by Cambridge police officers on October 23rd in his own home. After four months of investigating, the Cambridge Police Department found the suspect allegedly guilty for owning 25 illegal firearms, 3 assault rifles, illegal firearm parts, ammunition, bulletproof vests, and milling machines.
The investigation started back in July 2018 after the U.S. Postal Inspection Services reported suspicious activity coming from Devine’s home at 43 Seven Pines Avenue. During the investigation, investigators found that over 70 packages worth over $25K were delivered to Devine’s home. All return addresses on the packages were from gun and weapon companies. All gun parts were purchased from online sites, mailed to the house, and assembled into firearms. Devine did not have a license to carry.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridge Police Department put a warrant out for Devine’s arrest. After searching Devine’s home along with a family member’s home, the police found and seized all of the weaponry in Devine’s possession.
Devine may be charged with over 20 counts of possession without a license to carry. He may also be charged for his illegal possession of assault rifles, his illegal possession of possessing a feeding device, and his illegal possession of ammunition. He was expected to be arraigned in court on October 24, 2018.
It took many different organizations to break down this case, including the U.S. Postal Inspection Services, the Cambridge Police Department, the U.S. Marshalls service, the New England Electronic Crimes Task Force, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation is still ongoing and the Cambridge Police Department would like to encourage anyone that knows any information regarding the case to give them a call at (617)349-3300. If you know something and you’d like to leave a tip anonymously, you are more than welcome to phone-in or send a text/e-mail to the department.
All details listed above are allegations. The suspect is innocent in the eyes of the court until proven guilty in a court of law.