Two men arrested for illegal fire-arm possession

On Saturday October 11th at approximately 01.00 p.m. a police patrol from the Simpson Bay District was directed by the central Police Dispatch to Cape Bay in the area of the horse stable to investigate a case involving three you men who were in the possession of a fire-arm and were firing shots. The central Dispatch also gave a description of the men involved in this case. On the arrival of the patrol on the scene they saw three young men who fit the description that were given to them. When the patrol approached then men one of them took- off running. At the same time the investigating officers saw when this suspect threw something away. One officer chased this suspect on foot; however he managed to get away. The other two suspects remained standing while the officer did their investigation. A search of the immediate area the officers found a loaded modified handgun. This fire-arm was immediately confiscated for further investigation. The two suspects with the initials M. J.L. (16) and J.D. (15) were arrested on the spot and transported to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation.