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Jun 27, 2022

Submachine Gun is Tossed During High-speed Chase with the Cops

Traveling equipped, it’s a term that is often used to describe persons who are armed with tools and other necessary items used to carry out a criminal act.  Over the weekend, police moved swiftly to intercept a suspicious vehicle that was speeding along Queen Charlotte Street. Five men were reportedly traveling in the S.U.V. when police on mobile patrol set chase.  When they caught up with the vehicle in the vicinity of Club Bizzo, the occupants were reportedly observed tossing a knapsack, before running into the establishment.  What the officers discovered inside the schoolbag was a magazine-fed, automatic rifle, as well as a hooded jacket and warm caps.  What’s equally interesting was how the men attempted to dupe the responding GI3 officers.  Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood tells us more.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, B.P.D.

“I know that police were patrolling on Caesar Ridge [Road], heading towards the Yabra Bridge area where they saw an Infinity, a silver Infinity QFX, traveling in the opposite direction at high speed without headlights.  They immediately turned on their overhead lights and the driver, instead of coming to a stop, sped off, hitting another SUV, a black vehicle that was traveling in the same direction they were, then eventually lost, the driver lost control where they came to a crashing stop into a fence, a chain-link and concrete fence.  The occupants then alighted the vehicle and ran up Caesar Ridge where three of them were seen going into Club Bizzo on Queen Charlotte Street.  Police pursued them where they saw a brown knapsack being thrown out of the vehicle, between the fence and the crashed SUV.  Once inside the club, police found the persons that they were following, identified to be Mauri Leslie, Jaheem Flowers, and Charles Middleton.  Police have since… they then searched the bag that was thrown out of the vehicle where they found a 9 mm caliber submachine gun and a magazine with fourteen live rounds of ammunition.  Both the contents of that bag and the persons were taken to the police station by members of the GI3 Unit.  Also in the bag, police found a hooded jacket and warm caps.  They have since arrested and charged Charles Middleton, Jaheem Flowers and Mauri Leslie, jointly, for the offense of possession of prohibited firearm for the benefit of a gang.  Kept ammunition without a gun license and kept prohibited firearm, without a gun license.  Police also charged Jaheem Flowers and Mauri Leslie individually for the offense of being a member of a gang because Charles Middleton was convicted of being a member of a gang in December 2020.  So he was not additionally charged for this.”


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