Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Monday afternoon by Holyoke Police for riding ATV's that caused damaged to school grounds at the Sullivan Elementary School.
Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert said when officers arrived to the school around 6:10 p.m. three ATV's were being driven on school property and damaged the school grounds.
Further investigation revealed the suspects transported the ATV's in a rented U-Haul truck which contained three handguns, ammunition, cocaine, and marijuana, according to Lt. Albert.
For those who live in the area, this news comes as a shock.
"I saw two detectives and two police officers with a big U-Haul truck and two brand new 3-wheelers, something’s got to be going on here because this just doesn’t happen," said one Holyoke resident.
The suspects were identified as a 14-year-old male, 21-year-old Jean Velez-Gonzalez, 23-year-old Andrew Brito, 18-year-old Deyaliet Colon all of Holyoke.
Meanwhile, this is school vacation week for students at Sullivan Elementary.
Lt. Albert said all five were charged with the following:
The four adults who were arrested were arraigned in Holyoke District Court where they entered not guilty pleas and their cases were continued to next month.
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