Carpenter who “found gun while digging yard” remanded

first_imgThirty-two-year-old Paul Bishop was on Friday hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a gun possession charge.Bishop, who plies his trade as a carpenter, denied the allegation that was made out against him.The court heard that the Freeman Street, Albouystown resident on October, 9, 2018, had a .32 pistol in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, Police ranks acting on information carried out a search on the defendant while he was in the Freeman Street, Albouystown area, when the unlicensed weapon was found on his person.According to reports, the accused was on a pedal bicycle when he was confronted by the lawmen and had confessed in an oral statement that he had found the revolver while he was “digging in the front yard”.Further, Police Prosecutor Richard Harris objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the serious nature of the charge.The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Chief Magistrate who later remanded Bishop to prison until October 31.last_img read more

Red Flag fire warnings in effect

first_imgIn addition to county and state resources, federal assets assigned to be ready for strong winds include 11 air tankers, 18 helicopters, four military C-130s equipped for retardant drops, five lead planes, 170 fire engines, 21 hand crews and three incident management teams, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Los Angeles Fire Department will enforce parking restrictions for the Hollywood Hills and other fire-prone areas with narrow winding roads, officials said. The restrictions go into effect at 10 a.m. today until further notice. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather — a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures — conditions are either occurring or will shortly. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Santa Ana winds expected to return today and tomorrow, firefighters are on alert across the Southland. Red Flag warnings for strong, gusting winds and critical fire weather have been issued by the Weather Service for mountains and passes in six Southern California counties. The warnings are in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday. Winds may begin gusting in vulnerable areas today during the mid- to late morning, said Don Whitlow, a Weather Service meteorologist based in San Diego. “The warnings are for the public and for firefighters,” said Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno, based in Oxnard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Especially for firefighters, so they can anticipate potential problems in specific areas. It’s been so dry, a small spark can ignite a fire in these conditions,” Bruno said. The winds are expected to be strongest and most widespread late tonight through Saturday morning, with moderate to locally strong Santa Ana winds at times, according to a Weather Service statement issued today. Winds are expected to be strongest below the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County and in the Santa Ana mountains and foothills. Fire crews and extra equipment from across the West are here on standby. last_img read more