Boston Police report arresting a Somerville man after finding a gun in a storage area in his car door early this morning.
Police say gang officers stopped David Meli, 29, outside 51 Seaport Blvd. for a traffic infraction shortly after 1 a.m. When a license check showed his license was revoked, they ordered him out of the car and "they observed a firearm in plain sight in the driver’s side door."
The gun, police say, was "a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory handgun with an altered serial number."
Meli was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and driving with a revoked license.