Man arrested for gun possession

POSTED: 09/1/14 9:53 PM

St. Maarten – A man was arrested for gun possession in Simpson Bay on Saturday at approximately 11:20 pm in the vicinity of Reggae Pool Bar and Grill, the police reported. According to police, a patrol was approached in the area by a man who said that shortly before he was threatened with a handgun by another man whom he knows. After being threatening the man, the suspect gave the gun to another man for safe keeping.

The victim pointed out the man who had the gun in his possession at the time. The officers approached this suspect as he tried to walk away. The officers saw when the man threw an object under a parked car. When the officers looked under the car they found the handgun the man had in possession. This suspect was arrested immediately for illegal fire arm possession. The fire-arm was confiscated.

The suspect with the initials D.R.C. (28) was arrested on the spot and taken to the Philipsburg police station where he remains in custody pending further investigation.




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