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Jamaican & Guyanese held for alleged firearm possession

Officers of the Armed Response Team uncovered a loaded firearm from a vehicle that was stopped in the Road Town area during police operations early Wednesday morning, November 3, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Armed Response Team uncovered a loaded firearm from a vehicle that was stopped in the Road Town area during police operations early Wednesday morning, November 3, 2021.

The driver David Cummings, 44, a female passenger Lynette Sommersell, 56, and the vehicle were searched and a 9mm pistol with eight rounds of ammunition was found hidden in the vehicle.

Cummings, a native of Jamaica, and Sommersell, a native of Guyana, residing in Road Town were both subsequently charged with carrying an unlicenced firearm as well as unlawful possession of ammunition.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, November 4, 2021, the two accused will appear in the Magistrate’s Court at its next available sitting.

2nd firearm seizure in a month

This is the second firearm seizure made in the last month and the third seizure of ammunition.

On October 15, 2021 a search warrant was executed on a home in Baughers Bay and a loaded firearm with a magazine and seven rounds of ammunition were uncovered. Charges are pending in this matter.

In an unrelated matter, on October 12, 2021, a search executed on a premise at Palestina Estate uncovered three rounds of ammunition. Omari Roberts, 25, was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of ammunition in this matter.

18 Responses to “Jamaican & Guyanese held for alleged firearm possession”

  • plain and simple (04/11/2021, 19:49) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don’t even bother with the Court proceedings and waste of money, just escort them to the airport and ship them out.
    • island man (05/11/2021, 09:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree with you I from the islands too send them out
    • @Plain and Simple (05/11/2021, 10:33) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Correct, if they are here in another man’s Country and they are law abiding fine but if they are causing problems then ship their behinds out. Soon they are going to run the locals out of their own Country. To many of them is here already.
  • Hmm (04/11/2021, 20:31) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is not much crime here like jamaica or guyana for people to have a gun on them for protection. Police need to thoroughly investigate them to see if they have the gun in their possession to commit a crime or if one was already committed.
  • musa (04/11/2021, 21:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I get my $ on this 1 she is innocent .
    • Hmm (05/11/2021, 09:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      it could be she disn't know he had a gun in his vehicle, just saying.
    • @musa (05/11/2021, 13:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      That happens when you like car engine running under your A.. be aware of whose vehicles you are jumping in. That is her problem. You get caught around the S… you going down as well the lick is on you too.
  • Enough already (04/11/2021, 21:34) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's get serious about criminals and their crimes. We need a no nonsense approach. No more in and out of jail and the same thing over and over. Let us deport who should be deported and stop the talks about importing criminals.
  • Sam. (05/11/2021, 06:45) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    They come here's to robbed people's. All they talk about is money. Stop and search any time any place any where.
    • @Sam. (05/11/2021, 10:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly, that is the scam they are running. They come here to rob and take what they can take. Yes, all they talk about is money and how they are going to get it by any means nessary.
  • Automatic Deportation (05/11/2021, 10:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    These people should be deported with others caught with guns and all who overstayed their welcome. Enough is enough, plain and simple.!
  • Exactly (05/11/2021, 13:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You overstay or is here illegally if you get caught with a pen knife, you gotta go. If we were in their Country illegally or overstay they are going to ship us out right? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
  • Heck (05/11/2021, 13:37) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I’m willing to pay for a one way ticket for them to leave.
  • WE ALL ARE THE SAME (05/11/2021, 14:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    THere is good and bad in each and everyone of us , if your brother kills someone in the states , would it be correct or fair to say all tolians are killers ?
    • @WE ALL ARE THE SAME (05/11/2021, 15:33) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      Well didn't you all say all Tolians lazy? When the shoe get on the other foot you all start to scream.
  • agreed (05/11/2021, 16:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I totally agreed with @plain and simple. If this was the other way around in Jamaica or Guyana; the Tortolian would be on a plane back to Tortola.
  • Island Oman (05/11/2021, 22:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Send them out.
    You cannot be in another country with illegal activities.
    Liat please.
  • My home (06/11/2021, 15:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes yes ship them out, lots of the Jamaican here breaking out laws. These Jamaicans using use their bars and restaurants as a place to sell drugs in ze bars.

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