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Aug 30, 2018

Shipyard Villager Charged for Interfering with a Firearm

Joseph Myvett

On Tuesday around nine-thirty, police conducted a search at the home of twenty-four-year-old Abram Friesen’s in Shipyard. That search led to the discovery of a licensed semi-automatic assault type rifle. The rifle, however, was observed with an adopted scope affixed for which Friesen couldn’t produce an authorization. ACP Myvett tells us more about Friesen’s charge.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police acting on information visited the resident of Abram Friesen at Camp Number twenty three, Shipyard Village, Orange Walk District where a search was conducted which revealed one two twenty three semi automatic rifle for which he had a license. Upon closer inspection of the rifle it was found that a scope was attached to the rifle. As a result he was detained and consequently charged for interfering with a firearm without the permission of the Commissioner of Police for which he appeared in magistrate court yesterday and pleaded not guilty.



“For this case, a relative was also detained, a police constable but he was released, I think he was found with extended clips. Just clarify if that is the case.”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes that is the case however the clip that was found was bagged along with the weapon so no offence was disclosed at the end of that investigation so he was eventually released without any charges.”

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