Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Police Seize Firearms, Ammunition And Arrest Several Individuals In Separate Operations

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Press Release:– Recent police operations have resulted in several firearm related successes across the island.

1. The Criminal Investigations Department of the Gros Islet Police Station has charged thirty year old Yannick Kervin Jean of Crown Lands, Bexon and twenty five year old Janique Louis of Leslie Land, Castries for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition respectively under section 22(3) of the Firearms Act of Saint Lucia. On Saturday, November 27, 2021, officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station CID, Special Services Unit North and the K9 Unit, executed a search warrant on the premises of Yannick Kervin Jean and recovered a 9mm Berretta and thirteen rounds of 9mm ammunition.

2. On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, a joint police operation resulted in the recovery of two pistols and thirteen rounds of ammunition. Nine individuals were arrested in relation to this matter.
Yoel Sargeant, Malik Anthony, Randel Evans, Dave Edgar and Marvin Joseph were charged for Possession of a Ruger P90 and seven rounds of ammunition.
Nylvia Richard, Carlton Charles, Kimal Cadette and Cleofus Charles were charged for Possession of a Hogue 45 automatic pistol and six rounds of ammunition.
The defendants were escorted to the Second District Court where they were all remanded in custody.

3. About 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station and Special Services Unit executed a Warrant to Search for Property upon the premises of a female resident of New Dock Road, Vieux Fort. Nothing of evidentiary value was recovered inside the residence, however, a search of a nearby area resulted in the seizure of nine live rounds of .40 ammunition and one live round of 9mm ammunition. The female was arrested and has since been released without charge pending further investigations.

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4. On Friday, November 19, 2021, twenty nine year old Ceejay Joseph of Assou Canal, Gros Islet was arrested and charged following a police operation in Corinth, Gros Islet. About 10:00 p.m. Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station, encountered the young male during a mobile patrol, who was approached by them. During their interactions, officers were able recover a 9mm Ruger Pistol with nine rounds of ammunition.
Ceejay Joseph was subsequently charged for unlawfully being in possession of a firearm and ammunition and was granted bail in the sum of $15,000.00, along with reporting conditions and travel restrictions.

5. On Thursday, November 18, 2021, about 2:20 a.m. a joint operation resulted in the execution of a Warrant to Search for Property in West Hall Group, Vieux Fort. During the search, a Stoegar STR-9C pistol, thirteen 9mm and six .40 live rounds of ammunition.
Two individuals, namely, forty two year old Annie Jaline Simon and twenty one year old Darrian Daniel of West Hall Group, were arrested and charged for Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. They were both granted bail in the sum of $2000.00, along with reporting conditions and travel restrictions.

6. During a search at Pigeon Point Beach on Thursday, November 18, 2021, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Gros Islet, recovered a concealed 303 rifle. No one has been arrested in connection with this discovery.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Meanwhile Yardie is on TV and he know of more dirt than any other ghetto youth. No amount of success outside the house can amount to any failure inside the house.

  2. Yes…keep praying. That will solve your problems….just keep praying…the very definition of madness…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result….keep praying..

  3. These bail sums are too low. For all these high caliber weapons it’s time they give no bail . $2000.00 is sunday afternoon walk money. Please our government. Help save our citizens. In as much as another of these killings are rival gangs and their greed and envy but take into account innocent people in there homes. The fear and discomfort the citizens have to live through. It’s not fair.

  4. Yawn! Yawn (again)! They will soon be out before you can say, ayay. They will rearm as usual and commence to terrorizing the population.

    Sooner than later, some government official will quizzically try to understand the problem. Declaring it the biggest mystery that they have encountered. A most vexing problem. Such is the quality of the brain power we have in our arsenal.

  5. Yes indeed, I remember as a child growing up in vfort then. I would run to hide when I saw these gang members. Jaimee and Ava you are right. Just thinking of the names of these boys related to these gun crimes for the last three years in vf, the are somewhat the grand child, child, nephew, brother or cousin of those gang members in the 80s and 90s and even presently.
    @reaping what you sow. Darn right spot on.
    Families are to be blamed not the govt or police. Generation cursessssssss.

  6. @Jaimee and @Ava – you are on point with your post – blaming everyone but themselves. Generational curses are real and they will reap as they have sowed as well as their generations to come and them some. They will all live to regret the evil they have caused because payback comes quickly and swiftly.

  7. I agree Jaimee, my thoughts exactly. Anyone from the south in these days then…………correct us if we are wrong. Sadly innocent people are caught in the cross fires. I can only imagine what your veteran owners are thinking now.Yes some may have retired and some may well be still active. Grandfathers, fathers, uncles, cousins. When you think of these likkle boys involved in such crimes and gangs atm, their family line can be dated back to the 80s and 90s in vieux fort. Pray for your children and your children’s 10th generation to come. Otherwise they may well be paying for the things you did over 30 years ago.
    Not the government, not the police but you.. Gone are the days when a community raise a child in the perfect manner.

  8. These surnames in the vieux fort cases are all too familiar. History repeats itself or generation curses or you are what you want your child to be?
    These recurring sunames have been troubling the south of island from way back in the 80s. The baton keeps handing down. Its the families to fix it, not the government or the police. Until then the relay continues.

  9. If the government Enact a livable wage at least 10 dollars an hour the criminal would go out there and work but to pay a man 3 to 5 dollars an hour is a crime against humanity

  10. Mean while the ones committing the while collar crimes are getting away with millions of tax payers dollars and no investigations

  11. Rude you are missing the point. Do things according to law and procedure. People want to do whatever they want however they want in this place. But I digress. The tone is set from the top. Lawlessness breeds lawlessness. If you have a politician with a revoked visa serving in your parliament…

  12. Just saying if people are allowed to work that is being able to sell their products there would be no time and reason for crime.

  13. When the government ignores small infractions they eventually grow to big ones. When the mayor is trying to impose law and order and organise vending in the city and some political pundit and their cohorts scream: let the people make their bread, it eventually grows to this. Chickens coming home to roost. Lawlessness breeds lawlessness

  14. Poor Jab Nylvia Richard you got into this mess and whats even sad you could not even attend your moms wedding but by gods grace this will all be over

  15. @The Fox, the article says “a concealed 303 rifle” not 303 rifles. 303 is a type of rifle, people just don’t read anymore.

  16. Who at Pigeon Point Beach would have 303 Rifles? why And for what purpose? and that’s only one of the raids!!! what is St. Lucia coming to? now the U.K. don’t want our Bananas – there must be a curse on this Island; the murders, the robberies, road accidents, refusing to abide the protection against Covid-19 infection; when it is said that St. Lusia has the lowest I.Q. per capita globally, I believe it. The blight can be broken, it takes the will of some to Pray for a resolve – Ask the FATHER for His help. He will answer you.

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