Monday 25 March, 2019

Man held for pointing fake gun at police

A Claxton Bay man charged with three counts of common assault and possession of an imitation firearm appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate last week to answer to the charges.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Station (TTPS), 27-year-old Rocky Mehelan of Soledad Road, Claxton Bay, was granted $20,000 own bail when he appeared before Magistrate Natalie Diop in the San Fernando 2nd Magistrates’ Court, on Friday July 20, 2018.

The matter was postponed to Friday, August 17, 2018.

While on mobile patrol, officers of the St. Margaret’s Police Station responded to a report of an armed man observed along Hermitage Road, Claxton Bay, around 2:25 am on Friday morning.

Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off and a chase ensued, during which the suspect pointed an object appearing to be a firearm at the officers.

The officers fearful for their lives, fired at the suspect, who was later found to have sustained a bullet wound to the arm. An imitation firearm was recovered at the scene.

The suspect was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was treated.

Mehelan was subsequently charged by Sgt. Gerard McIntosh, of the St. Margaret’s Police Station.

 

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