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Police Probing Gunshots In Dennery Arrest A Man For Illegal Firearm, Ammunition

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On Tuesday, officers from the Dennery Police Station investigating a report of gunshots at La Pointe, Dennery, arrested and charged a twenty-nine-year-old man.

Police identified the accused as La Pointe resident Yannick Mathurin.

According to a Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) press release, officers noticed a man on the verandah of a wooden house while investigating the gunshots.

The release said the man ran inside, so suspicious officers pursued him and found him hiding in the bathroom.

When the law enforcers searched the bathroom, they found a 9 mm pistol with two magazines containing 27 rounds of 9 mm ammunition collectively.

As a result, they arrested and charged Yannick Mathurin for possessing a firearm and ammunition without a valid licence after he failed to produce one.

A Magistrate’s Court remanded him into custody when he appeared for bail.

Dennery has recently experienced a spike in gun crimes.

On Saturday night, thirty-three-year-old Jackson Wilton, also known as “JJ” of Belmont, Dennery, succumbed to gunshot injuries.

Days later, on Monday, emergency responders from the Dennery Fire Station rushed to High Street, Dennery, where a sixty-two-year-old resident had sustained gunshot injuries.

The emergency crew transported him to hospital.

The patient, identified as Pius Laurent, also known as Roberson, was reportedly in stable condition at the time.

Dennery residents recalled that Laurent’s seventeen-year-old son, Daniel Laurent, died in a hail of gunfire at White Rock, Dennery about two years ago.

 

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Those folks in Dennery just don’t get it. Is this ignorance or what? No illegal guns and stop the violence!

  2. Since 1997, our country has faced serious challenges under the SLP leadership. In 1996, the homicide rate was just around 8 per year, but by 2002, it had surged to 40 per year, a staggering 400% increase. The Debt to GDP Ratio also skyrocketed during this time, with little benefit to the country. The SLP government has been in power for 4 out of the last 6 terms and shares responsibility for these issues due to their failed policies. You can verify these facts with a quick online search for “macrotrends Saint Lucia murder rate chart.” It’s time to get informed and take action. Let’s rally and urge our government representatives to do better, embracing proven strategies that can steer us toward a brighter future.

  3. WHAT IS GOING ON IN DENNERY, ITS A HOT BED FOR CRIME, LOTS OF GUN AND AMO IN THIS AREA. ALL THE YOUNG MEN DIEING OR IN JAIL. GUYS TRY AND TURN YOUR LIVES AROUND CRIME DONT PAY. GOD IS WATCHING EVEN IF NO ONE IS.

  4. Now the police has the weapon they need to run balistics tests on this gun and other guns guns they have sieze and run test on them I cannot believed that not one of the weapons sieze by police have been involved in one of those hundreds of murders that has and still taking place on the island and one more thing when found with illegal weapons the accused shouldn’t be granted bail until the authorities can prove this gun has not been link to no crimes in st lucia full stop

  5. Dennery, Dennery, Oh Dennery what has become of you? I can think of only one thing – the lack of Love – the saviour said ” love your neighbour as thy self ” failing to do so means more of the same, and there seem to have no end to that. I am very disappointed at the so called Churches in and around Dennery; don’t you know how to ‘Bind & rebuke & chase the enemy of your Soul (evil Spirits) out of your community? with the lack of the Holy Spirit in your Being, consider yourself lost!!! ‘Repent & be Baptized’ – as a grown up person ( Immersed ) in water. Pray always, singing praises to the Lord in love, all together.

  6. Amen :
    What has written must be accomplished or fulfill…
    The word of God is like the Wise and Foolish Builders :
    “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine (God)and puts them into practices is like a :
    Wise man who built his house on the ROCK.. The rain came down, the streams rose and the wind blew and beat against that house ;yet it did not fall, because its FOUNDATION on the ROCK !!!
    But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practices is like a Foolish man who built his house on the Sand..
    The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and Fell with a great Crash” !!!!!

  7. Greed has over taken our youth be mindful I remember someone saying it difficult to change when you create enemies you always have to watch you back let’s pray without ceasing

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