Rochester police arrest Middleboro man for operating under influence, firearm charges

Aug 3, 2022

ROCHESTER – On Sunday, July 31, the Rochester Police Department conducted a traffic stop that lead to an arrest for operating under the influence and multiple firearm charges.

According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, Officer Delmonte and Officer Alves stopped the vehicle traveling west on North Ave, operated by Timothy Penney of Middleboro. Following an investigation, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for operating under the influence, and under inventory of the vehicle, a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found between the drivers seat and the center console.

Penney was transported to the police department for booking.

On Monday, August 1, Penney was arraigned in Wareham District Court for the following charges:

- Operating under the influence (Liquor)
- Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
- Carry a Firearm While Intoxicated
- Improper Storage of a Firearm
- Carry Dangerous Weapon (x2)
- Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
- Motor Vehicle No Inspection