LOWELL -- A 40-year-old city is facing firearms charges after Lowell police searched his apartment and said they found two high-capacity firearms as part of an investigation into a Boxford armed-robbery case.

Pov Pech, of 161 School St., Apt. 1, pleaded not guilty earlier this month in Lowell Superior Court to two counts of possession of a large-capacity firearm. He was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

Pech was arrested on firearms charges in September, but some of those charges were dismissed last December after there were delays in the ballistic reports and the federal authorities were still deciding whether to indict.

Instead, the Middlesex District Attorney chose a direct indictment against Pech.

According to court documents, on June 3, Lowell police were told Boxford police obtained a search warrant for 161 School St., Apt. 1, in Lowell. The targets of the investigation were Pech and Ruben Ceballos, 29.

They were both wanted on armed-robbery and kidnapping charges stemming from a May 3 incident in Boxford.

Boxford police allege two men impersonated police officers, handcuffed a man, then stole his money and jewelry.

In executing the search warrant, Lowell police said they found Pech at the rear of the apartment, with his girlfriend and six children.

During a search of the apartment, Lowell police found in a bedroom a 9 mm Tech-9 and a loaded 9 mm pistol. He allegedly did not have a firearms-identification card.


His next court date is a pretrial conference April 3.

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