Woman arrested with firearms

2015-06-09 06:00

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested through swift action by the Grassy Park police.

The woman, who lives in Ottery flats, was arrested on Thursday last week at about 12:30, according to Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith.

“Swift action by our members led to the arrest of a woman while our members were busy with an operation. Captain Ashley Petersen received information of a firearm in the Ottery flats and a search warrant was obtained,” Kleinsmith says.

The police then went to the address where they found a hunting rifle.

“Upon arrival at the address members found a hunting rifle fitted with a telescope, a 7.65 pistol which was dismantled, a City police bulletproof vest, a set of silver handcuffs, a Motorola mouth piece of a hand radio, a 9mm round and a .38 special round,” she says.

The woman was arrested on charges of possession of illegal firearms, possession of ammunition and the possession of stolen goods.

“The serial number of the hunting rifle was tested, and it was revealed that it was not registered. The 7.65 pistol was tested and was found to belong to a person in Strand but was reported as stolen,” Kleinsmith says.

A docket for the negligent loss of a firearm has been opened at the station

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