Alleged George Street gang member remanded on firearn charges

vlcsnap-2013-03-06-18h30m28s45An alleged George Street gang member is in prison on firearm and ammunition charges. On Monday, the Gang Suppression Unit conducted a search at the residence of 21 year old Keron Pinto, who is said to be affiliated with the George Street gang. GSU found a chrome forty caliber pistol and a magazine with two forty caliber bullets in a garbage crate in the yard. Pinto was not home at the time, but three females were. Those persons were taken into custody. Reports are that Pinto later visited the Police Station and took responsibility for the weapons. The women were then released and Pinto was arrested and charged for kept prohibited firearm and prohibited ammunition. But when he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Pinto decided to plead not guilty to the charges. Due to the nature of the offences, he was not offered bail, but instead was remanded to prison until his next court date on April 5th.

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