Five arrested for illegal firearm possession

POSTED: 10/15/14 7:31 PM

St. Maarten – Five people were arrested over the weekend for illegal fire arm possession—43-year-old J.D.C in Cay Hill ,40-year-old J.M.C. and 32-year- old F.A.Q.H in Sucker Garden plus two teens aged 15 and 16 in Cay Bay—all of whom currently remain in police custody.

Between 11.00 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Friday a police patrol from the Philipsburg area investigated a complaint of a threat with a fire-arm on the Hyena road in Cay Hill. The suspect with the initials J.D.C. (43) was arrested at his home on Hyena road. During a search of his home a rifle and a handgun were found and confiscated. The suspects J.M.C. (40) and F.A. Q.H. (32) were arrested in the Sucker garden area after an illegal fire-arm was located in the center console of the vehicle the suspects were driving in.

On Saturday October 11th at approximately 1.00 p.m. a police patrol from the Simpson Bay District was directed by the central Police Dispatch to Cay Bay in the area of the horse stable to investigate a case involving three you men who were in the possession of a fire-arm and were firing shots. The Central Dispatch also gave a description of the men involved in this case. On the arrival of the patrol on the scene they saw three young men who fit the description that were given to them. “When the patrol approached the men one of them took- off running.  At the same time the investigating officers saw when this suspect threw something away. One officer chased this suspect on foot, however he managed to get away. The other two suspects remained standing while the officer did their investigation,” police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson stated in a news release.

He explained that in a search of the immediate area the officers found a loaded modified handgun which was immediately confiscated for further investigation. “The two suspects with the initials M. J.L. (16) and J.D. (15) were arrested on the spot and transported to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation.” All suspects are currently in police custody pending further investigation.

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