Six arrested for illegal firearms

A 9mm pistol with six bullets.

Woodstock police arrested six people last week for the possession of illegal firearms.

On Saturday August 24, two men, both age 34, were arrested around 7am on the corner of The Avenue and Listowel Road, Salt River.

According to Woodstock police spokesman Warrant Officer Hilton Malila, patrolling officers noticed the men trying to evade them.

“In an attempt to evade the patrolling officers, the two men ran and dropped something near one of the houses,” he said.

The officers found a 9mm pistol and six bullets and arrested the men.

On Monday morning August 26, at 12.30am, police arrested three men and a woman on gun and car-theft-related charges.

Warrant Officer Malila said four people standing next to a white Polo Vivo on the corners of Regent and Argyle streets, Woodstock had climbed into the car and sped off through the residential roads, after spotting patrolling police officers.

With the help of the neighbourhood watch, police cornered the car inDundonald Street.

The occupants of the car tried to throw something under a nearby car as officers approached.

“Sergeant Chadwick Adams discovered a 7.65 pistol, loaded with seven rounds,” said Warrant Officer Malila.

The car was found to have been stolen in Grassy Park earlier this month.

The three men aged 34,32, 34 and the women aged 30 face charges related to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of stolen car.