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JVD man caught with illegal firearm

August 23rd, 2014 | Tags: Jost Van Dyke West End illegal firearm RVIPF
A Jost Van Dyke (JVD) man who is said to be no stranger to the courts was yesterday morning August 22, 2014 caught with an illegal firearm and taken into custody by officers on duty at the Sopher's Hole, West End, Ferry Dock. Photo:VINO/File
WEST END, Tortola, VI - A Jost Van Dyke (JVD) man who is said to be no stranger to the courts was yesterday morning August 22, 2014 caught with an illegal firearm and taken into custody by officers on duty at the Sopher's Hole, West End, Ferry Dock.

According informed sources the man, (name known) traveled from the Island of Jost Van Dyke to West End, Tortola via the public ferry service when he was found with the weapon.

Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Carl Mason confirmed the arrest but at the time was unable to confirm if any charge/s were laid.

Police minutes ago in a press release on the arrest said: “Officers from the RVIPF stopped and searched a Jost Van Dyke man in West End, Tortola, yesterday (Friday) morning.

"The man, a 26 year old resident of Jost Van Dyke, was found to be in unlawful possession of a Smith & Wesson .40 calibre semi-automatic handgun, several rounds of ammunition and magazines for the weapon.

"The firearm was seized and the man was arrested and taken to Road Town Police Station for questioning. He remains in custody awaiting the outcome of police enquiries.”

24 Responses to “JVD man caught with illegal firearm”

  • pat (23/08/2014, 09:46) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Guns and crime the new bvi like the new ndp
  • vick (23/08/2014, 09:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    give him 10 years.
  • Dragon (23/08/2014, 10:37) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    N.D.P. where is the illegal firearms law you promised us ??????????????
    Stop dragging your feet, no vote for your next election,
    Promises not kept.
  • hot (23/08/2014, 12:22) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    why no name, the public have a right to know who the criminals are.
    • None yah (23/08/2014, 15:41) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      Ahyo to nosey! Read the news, why you don't give them your name and tell them all the wrong u been doing.
    • wize up (23/08/2014, 21:06) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      maybe some white blue eye boy????? my name would have been up in lights !!!!!
      • scum (24/08/2014, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        when was the last time you heard of a white person commiting a crime with a gun, stop your racist nastiness. Most if not all the violent crime here is done by black boys.
        • wize up (25/08/2014, 06:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          FYI Scum; dont be an Ass; "having" a gun and "commiting" a crime with a gun are two diffrent matters....just for your infromation!!!!!!
    • Just saying (25/08/2014, 13:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      no name because he got to be from hay
  • tt (23/08/2014, 13:24) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    If this was an island man,name,picture, d.o.b,height, skin color,weight,body size,nationality,color of the eyes,hair color,shoe size,the amount of teeth he has in his mouth,finger prints an all other info would have been posted smh
  • 4real tho (23/08/2014, 14:27) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    i wonder what happen with that stoutt boy gun charge??!...probably got thrown out..and had big 45cal. boy TORTOLA is something else...
  • Raw digger (23/08/2014, 15:25) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ahyo getting me sick wid dis island man and NDP thing ahyo minds are so shallow ......if ahyo don't like NDP don't vote for them......and if ahyo have a problem wid Tola ppl please note airport open .....gosh man
    • Real Deal (23/08/2014, 19:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are so on the button why can't people read and understand it's just natural and straight to the point what about that they don't understand.
  • ?? (23/08/2014, 15:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He came over to show off??
  • None yah (23/08/2014, 15:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Them talking about somebody fr JVD and you want to know about some stout boy. Get you nosey MS FROM MAKING COMMENT AND GO READ A BOOK
  • Lawyer (23/08/2014, 18:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope when its you'll turn, you all feel the same way. Jail is made for anyone. I hope you don't run down someone and end up in jail.

  • Observer (23/08/2014, 18:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    From what I observed for an hour, the police was waiting on him. I smell a set up.

  • i chinnery (23/08/2014, 18:43) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wa he name ?
  • jj (23/08/2014, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    His name is your mama.
  • bay yute (24/08/2014, 17:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Crime, and the dismantling of criminal gangs who commits 80% of the murders in this country, is the important priority. The preservation of life, and liberty is paramount. To reach independent voters the VIP needs to talk about this
  • DON Q (25/08/2014, 00:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank god another gun is off the streets
  • Non yo (26/08/2014, 12:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mind ah yo biz

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