BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE man, who was earlier reported taken into police custody in relation to a firearm and a quantity of ammunition found in The Village, was finally charged for the offences.
A police statement gave the man’s name as Lerel Archibald of Infirmary Road and that he was formally charged with Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
SKNVibes had earlier reported that while members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force were on a joint patrol in The Village area on Tuesday (Feb. 26), a member of the patrol had observed a man [Archibald] carrying what appeared to be a firearm.
On seeing the ranks, he ran but was pursued and apprehended shortly after.
“A search of the area resulted in the discovery of a .38 revolver with five (5) rounds of ammunition. The firearm was taken into Police custody. Members of the Crime Scene Unit visited and processed the scene. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing,” a police communiqué read.
That find had brought to six, the number of illegal firearms taken off the Federation’s streets.
The communiqué also read: “Citizens and residents are reminded that we all have a role to play in keeping communities safe. Help rid our society of illegal firearms by sharing information. Persons are asked to report all suspicious activity or information about illegal activity to the Police by dialling the Crime Hotline at 707”.