Police File Complaint Against SA Farm Owner for Unsecured Weapons

A complaint was filed against Santo Anza, who has been under scrutiny in Northborough for activity at SA Farm.

A Northborough man who has been under scrutiny in town for operating SA Farm is now facing gun charges in Southborough.

with animal cruelty charges and environmental violations, is facing new charges by the Southborough Police Department, which recently discovered four unsecured rifles at his property.

On May 31, the Southborough Fire Department investigated a complaint of high levels of carbon monoxide at Apple D'Or Tree, 38 Turnpike Rd., Southborough, which is owned by Anza.

During the investigation, police found four unsecured rifles, which is a violation of Mass. General Law chapter 140, 129B. Police confiscated the weapons and filed an Application of Complaint from the Westborough District Court for four separate charges of failure to store firearms as required.

Southborough Police Chief Jane Moran suspended Anza's FID card.

Due to a backlog at the court, said police, the arraignment may not take place for another three to four months.

Anza has a right to appeal this decision within 90 days.


PREDATOR June 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
While searching for "gas" firefighters found two of the weapons between a mattress and boxspring....Constitution.....forgetaboutit.
The Troll of Northborough June 18, 2012 at 06:25 PM
so how are the firefighters the bad guys here? They get a call about CO2 levels, enter the building, need to find the source of the gas, probably move some junk piled against a wall, guns fall out. And then they report what they find and are now the bad guys. They report the guy that has 4 rifles, not 1 or 2, but 4 rifles loose, unlocked just hanging around. Not to mention, why would a landscaping / compost facility need 4 rifles on hand. Sure they have the right to have a gun, but they also have responsibilities if they wish to have them. I for one cant see a reason a business needs to have rifles on hand, unless perhaps things get thence when the boss comes by and wants to add bodies to the compost pile perhaps.
PREDATOR June 18, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Your ability to see or not see need is not germane. I never said anyone was a bad guy. Two of the guns were under a mattress....they did not "fall out". Responsible for locking them.....that is what front doors are for.
Chris L. June 18, 2012 at 07:39 PM
i'm sorry....when were firefighters ever deputized? my company sells supplies to just about every town in New England, however I do not get jurisdiction over my friends' houses because of that.
The Troll of Northborough June 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Again, how is it the Firemen are the bad guys here? They merely reported what they say or found and the police took action. If the firemen saw bricks of pop or something, same thing they would have happened, they are bound by rules to report it. If I saw it I would have said something too.
PREDATOR June 19, 2012 at 11:07 AM
And if your brick of soda was found during a search for CO2 between a mattress and boxspring by an agent of the government charges should not be filed because of the illegal nature of the search. Further, the guns were securely locked, behind the front door. It's typical of this state to try and protect an innocent burgler who may accidentially stumble upon a firearm and hurt him/herself rather than the property owners rights and freedoms. Try it out for yourself....lock up the keyboard to your computer when it's not being used.....then when you see a comment you percieve to be anti-fireman....see how quickly you can come to their defense. Asked and answered.....again.
The Troll of Northborough June 19, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I still cant see anything about where the 4 rifles are discovered in this article or by whom, so please share your gift of insight. Did the firemen find all 4 weapons, or 1 or 2 and report to the police that showed up at the call about unsecure weapons? What was the reason the Firemen moved a mattress and box spring? they don’t just randomly go rearrange a house of office. Who dialed 911? What was the cause of the CO2 alarm? The gun laws in Mass clearly state that weapons must be sucured in a locked cabinet, safe or gun rack. you can find the Mass general laws on the states website, but you'll need some time to read the 280+ pages that cover FID cards as well as securing the firearms.
The Troll of Northborough June 19, 2012 at 07:44 PM
in reading this, http://www.wickedlocal.com/southborough/news/x1755274781/SA-Farm-owner-faces-gun-charges-in-Southborough#axzz1yGns8o4A "Moran said that while testing the home’s carbon monoxide levels, firefighters saw several unsecured guns and contacted police. Two rifles were found in between the top and bottom of a mattress with the butts exposed, she said, while another two were found in a crawlspace above the stairs. None of the rifles had trigger locks, she said. Hmm yea sounds like firefights ransacked the place
PREDATOR June 19, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Agree or disagree....I don't care. Just don't complain when you are have your Constitutional Rights violated. Maybe next week the police will be after your brick of pop.....who knows. The only thing I am certain of is the fact that the Constitution protects us all.....when one of us suffers....we all suffer. Good luck.


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