Police Seize Dozens Of Weapons From Groveland Home

GROVELAND (CBS) – A Groveland man will be in court Tuesday afternoon, two days after police found a huge stash of weapons in his home.

Michael Sheedy's booking photo. (Photo courtesy: Groveland Police)

Michael Sheedy’s booking photo. (Photo courtesy: Groveland Police)

Michael Sheedy, 57, surrendered to police early Monday morning after nearly engaging them in a standoff.

Groveland police were called to his home on King Street late Sunday night for a domestic disturbance.  Sheedy was allegedly shaking his girlfriend and hitting her in the face with a baseball cap.

When Sheedy locked himself inside the home, investigators checked his gun registrations and realized he had an arsenal inside.

“He had approximately 42 guns, rifles, handguns.  I’m all for the Second Amendment and owning firearms, but to me that seems like an excessive amount of firearms in a residence,” Groveland Police Chief Chief Robert Kirmelewicz told WBZ-TV Tuesday.

State and other local police were called for help, but then Sheedy surrendered.

No one was hurt.

Officers seized semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, hunting rifles, black powder rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition from Sheedy’s home.

He was arraigned Monday in Haverhill District Court on several charges, including domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace.

Sheedy was held overnight without bail.

Authorities say because he takes medication for depression and drinks alcohol, they asked for a dangerousness hearing Tuesday, fearing the mix of medicine, alcohol and weapons could have serious consequences.

“There is a history at his workplace with violence or threats to commit violence, so that evidence will be introduced at the dangerousness hearing,” Kirmelewicz said.

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