Cambridge Police report officers getting ready to have a car towed away from Central Square because its driver had parked in a No Parking zone found both drugs and guns in the car and arrested its driver, James Bonaventure, 24, of Cambridge.
Police say officers spotted Bonaventure pull into a no-parking zone at Mass. Ave. and Prospect Street around 8:45 a.m. today. They ran his plate and discovered his license had been suspended.
While awaiting a tow, officers began to perform a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers recovered a loaded .38 caliber firearm, multiple bags of marijuana, pills, $599 in cash, scales and other paraphernalia.
Because he disobeyed a No Parking sign, Bonaventure now faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm, illegally carrying a loaded firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a Class E drug, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving with a suspended license, police say.