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Off Duty Police Recover Firearm Magazine, Ammunition


On Monday, January 29, 2024, about 12:30am the Dennery Police Station initiated an investigation, after a male was found in possession of ammunition along High Street, Dennery.

Off duty Police Officers were at an establishment when they observed a male who exhibited suspicious behaviour.

In a courageous act, the off duty Police Officers confronted the suspect and carried out a search of his person.

This search led to the discovery and seizure of an extended magazine and twenty-eight (28) rounds of .40 calibre ammunition. As a result, the officers made an arrest.

The male suspect has been identified as forty-four-year-old (44) Lesley William of Over the Bridge, Dennery.

As part of the investigations into this matter, a search was conducted on this suspect’s premises, however, nothing of evidentiary value was recovered.

Lesley William was formally charged for the offences of Possession of Component Part of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition. He was escorted to the First District Court for bail consideration.

  • For Possession of Component Part of a Firearm: Bail was granted in the sum of ten thousand (XCD10, 000.00) dollars, cash, suitable surety or land documents.
  • For Possession of Ammunition: Bail was granted in the sum of fifteen thousand (XCD15, 000.00) dollars, cash, suitable surety, or land documents.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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  1. I’m I missing something here? To recover means to regain something stolen or lost, the headline is misleading and the word recover was used out of context in the report. The police didn’t “Recover” anything they “Confiscated” it.

  2. @Raised Eyebows, thank God I’m not the only one who was QnA by myself. I was hoping a line would have led me down the path it was misplaced or missing. Recovery… Out of context. Similarly once I read the… The police escort the dead… I’m like really… Escort the dead..

  3. Is St. Lucia Times covering trials at the courts? The public is not hearing any outcome for previous gun cases. Am I to understand that none of the gun cases have been tried.
    Senior Magistrate Phulchere come out and enlighten us. We are no longer in the dark ages. We need to know what is happening in our island.

  4. I am always baffled or even confused by the term “off duty Police”.
    What does that mean or which Police officer or officers that it refers to. Is that term relevant?

  5. I too, have an aversion to the term. When I joined the service in 1992 I always knew a police officer is always on duty. Now it has reverted to this and no one seems to explain.
    It’s worth noting that; if something were to happen in your presence on a day they consider you to be off and you didn’t take action,you shall be reported and you will be disciplined.
    On that note it’s clear that a police officer is always on duty.

  6. Job well done officer, keep Dennery clean..
    Most of the comments are shooting the messenger, they are out of focus on the issue.. Folks, stop the hate especially if you can’t understand what you read..

  7. @Senior. The term “off-duty” is meant to differentiate between being on official duty and not being on official duty. That being said, a policeman always carry the responsibility of duty whether in civies or uniform. “Off duty” simply means that they are not on official duty.

  8. These Bail Conditions is So Ridiculous. That’s why there’s so much gun related Homicides in St.Lucia and it will get worst in the Coming Months
    In St.Lucia is Deplorable Roads and illegal Guns and Ammunition.The Police Should really go on z Sick out against these Nonsense Convictions

  9. It was Just and hour or so when police officer Amber Guyger just left work whilst still in uniform,shot and killed Botham Jean!…..she was arraigned as being OFF DUTY….Offcourse if you not at work it’s considered off duty but it doesn’t mean you no longer a police officer at the moment….afterall common sense is not all that common.


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