Dangerousness hearing to be held Friday.

FALMOUTH — A Sagamore Beach man with a long criminal history pleaded not guilty to multiple firearm charges Monday in Falmouth District Court.

Francis DiRuscio, 55, was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing Friday on charges of disturbing the peace; discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling; carrying a loaded firearm without a license; assault with a dangerous weapon; improper firearm storage; possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, subsequent offense; two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition; violation of an abuse prevention order; and a firearm violation with three prior violent/drug crimes, according to court documents.

Bourne police spoke Oct. 25 with DiRuscio’s neighbor, who told officers he believed DiRuscio was harassing him, according to a police report. The neighbor said DiRuscio had been yelling at him at random times of the day for three weeks for no apparent reason. DiRuscio allegedly yelled that he wanted his money back and said, "My boys are going to go to your house."

The neighbor's roommate later told police that DiRuscio had accused them of stealing marijuana from him, left a note in their mailbox and repeatedly walked or drove by their house.

The neighbor presented police with surveillance footage from the previous day that showed a man shooting a gun in front of his house, the report says. Officers developed probable cause that the man was DiRuscio, and detectives executed a search warrant at his house on Seaview Road that same day, the report says.

Officers made a forced entry at DiRuscio’s residence, where they found one box of 12-gauge shotgun shells in a wooden chest, a bag of fireworks, one box each of 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotgun ammunition and a black Ruger LC9 9 mm pistol, the report states. The gun was loaded with five rounds in the seven-round magazine, the report says, and was found to have been stolen in New Hampshire. Police then obtained a warrant for his arrest.

DiRuscio has a long criminal record and a violent history, the report says, citing 54 entries with the state’s Board of Probation that includes convictions for larcenies, assaults and firearm-related offenses.

DiRuscio also has a lifetime restraining order against him in Connecticut, preventing him from ever owning a firearm, the report says.

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