Mugshot of Jahreem Mcintosh. By THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT
ST. CROIX — Officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department continue to find unlicensed firearms during traffic stops.
The latest such arrest occurred on Thursday around 6:14 p.m., when police stopped a black Acura TSX driving on Midland Road without a rear license plate. The driver, Jahreem McIntosh was asked to present his license and the documentation for the vehicle. Officers then ordered him out of the car and asked if he was carrying anything of concern on his person.
McIntosh reportedly responded that he had “something on me,” before first pointing to his waistband on the right side and then raising his arms to show the handle of what appeared to be a firearm peeking from his pants.
Officers removed the weapon and immediately arrested the 36-year-old man. The VIPD announced that McIntosh was charged with carrying a firearm, failure to register a firearm, and possession of ammunition.
However, court records indicate that following his advice of rights hearing in court on Friday, the lone remaining charge is unauthorized possession of a firearm. If convicted, McIntosh will be facing a statutory minimum of 10 years behind bars, and/or a fine of between $10,000 and $15,000.