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A Near Collision with a Police Vehicle Leads to Firearm Discovery

During a routine traffic stop Saturday on St. Croix, a vehicle almost collided with a marked police vehicle which led to discovery of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

On Saturday, officers of the Special Operations Bureau were on routine patrol on the Queen Mary Highway near the Paradise Road traffic light intersection when a red Nissan Altima almost collided with their marked police vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which was operated by Omari Poree, according to the police report.

While Poree was being interviewed by police officers, what appeared to be the barrel of a firearm sticking out from under the driver’s seat of the vehicle was observed. Poree was asked if he had a license for the firearm in his vehicle, to which he replied, “No,” the police report stated.

Poree, 26, was then placed under arrest for carrying of a firearm, openly or concealed, and possession of ammunition. His bail was set at $50,000, the report stated.

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