CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – POLICE on Nevis have recovered a service weapon, which was temporarily lost during an operation on Friday (May 17), according to a press release.
The release stated that while on a patrol on the day in question, officers from the Charlestown Police Station had visited a local bar where an incident ensured.
“During the incident, officers restrained a number of persons who were resisting arrest and took them into custody. As a result, an officer's service pistol fell from its holster and was not found after the incident was brought under control. An investigation was subsequently launched which led to the retrieval of the pistol on May 20.”
The release further stated that no one was charged in relation to the incident.
In recent times, press releases from the Public Relations Office of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, as perceived by media operatives, lack basic information that could provide readership with a clear view of what transpired.
This particular release begs the following questions:
• What is the name of the local bar?
• Where is it located?
• From whom or where was the service pistol retrieved?
• If it were from an individual who was present during the incident, what is the person’s name and how did he or she came into contact with it?
Reports have however reached this media house stating that a male was warded in the Intensive Care Unit of the Alexandra Hospital following an incident involving members of the Police Force on Nevis.
According to a local media house, the police had raided a popular bar in the Charlestown area and got into a scuffle with three young men, which resulted in the loss of one of the lawmen’s service pistol.
The local media house also reported that the police had conducted several search operations in a number of areas and one of them led to the retrieval of the firearm.
It further reported that a young man was severely injured and he was taken to the hospital.
“Contacted for a comment on Monday, police confirmed that the firearm was recovered and a male was hospitalized,” the local media house reported.