During a routine traffic stop on St. Croix Thursday, a man admitted to possessing a firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Police stopped a a black Acura TSX operated by a male without a visible license plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle on Midland Road in the area of Upper Love, according to the police report.
The driver, identified as 36-year-old Jahreem McIntosh, was asked to produce his driver’s license and vehicle documents. McIntosh was subsequently ordered out of the vehicle and asked if he had anything of concern on his person, and he stated, “I have something on me while pointing to the right side of his waistband. McIntosh immediately lifted his hands in the air exposing the handle of what appeared to be a black handgun tucked in his waistband. The handgun was safely removed from his waistband, the police report stated.
McIntosh was immediately arrested and charged with carrying of a firearm, openly or concealed, possession of ammunition, and failure to register a firearm. Bail was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, McIntosh was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing, the police said.