In a targeted operation late Friday night, the St. Elizabeth Police Division, led by Acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto, successfully recovered an illegal firearm in the Thorton area. Acting on intelligence, a police team executed the operation at a local bar where approximately 30 individuals were present.

At around 11:00 p.m., the police team, working on crucial information, descended upon the Thorton bar to address potential security threats. The operation unfolded seamlessly, showcasing the effectiveness of intelligence-driven initiatives in combating illegal activities. Acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto commended the swift and precise actions of the police team during the operation. During a meticulous search of the premises, law enforcement officers uncovered a Beretta 9mm pistol along with a live round. The firearm was discreetly concealed in a bag on the floor of the establishment. The discovery is a testament to the proactive measures taken by the St. Elizabeth Police Division to intercept and neutralize potential threats to public safety.

Surprisingly, despite the recovery of the illegal firearm, no arrests were made during the operation. The circumstances surrounding this development remain under investigation as law enforcement officials work to determine ownership and potential connections to criminal activities. The absence of immediate arrests underscores the need for a thorough and meticulous examination of the evidence and circumstances.Acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto reiterated the St. Elizabeth Police Division’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the community. He emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement and the public in combatting illegal firearms and criminal elements.

Residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police, fostering a sense of shared responsibility for community safety. The successful outcome of this operation highlights the dividends of such collaboration and underscores the importance of intelligence sharing in preemptive law enforcement efforts. As investigations into this incident continue, the St. Elizabeth Police Division remains dedicated to maintaining a robust presence and implementing strategic measures to curb criminal activities.


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