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Missing Plate Leads to Traffic Stop Which Leads to Firearm Charge

A car missing its rear license plate prompted a police traffic stop on Friday, which in turn resulted in an arrest on a firearms violation charge, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police, at 4:24 p.m., May 21, officers of the VIPD Special Operations Bureau arrested 33-year-old Jaime St. Omer of Estate Carlton, charging him with carrying a firearm openly or concealed.

Special Operations Bureau officers were on patrol in the vicinity of the Golden Rock Shopping Center when they conducted a traffic stop on a gray Infiniti, operated by St. Omer, that did not have a rear license plate, police said. During the course of the traffic stop, officers discovered a firearm in the vehicle. St. Omer admitted to officers that he did not have a license to possess the firearm, and was placed under arrest.

Bail for St. Omer was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

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