Male Charged with Pointing a Firearm

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On April 23, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 31-year-old Josh Vanatta for pointing a firearm.

At 7:00 p.m. police responded to two calls regarding the accused standing at the corner of Second Line West and Walters Street pointing a handgun at people and vehicles driving by. Upon arrival officers located the accused. He was failing to comply with officers but was arrested.

A subsequent search of the accused found him to be in possession of a loaded .45 calibre handgun with the serial number tampered with and ammunition.

He is charged with;

  • Pointing a Firearm x2
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing the Serial Number Has Been Tampered With
  • Resisting a Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x3
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
  • Uttering Threats
  • Breach of Probation x2

He was held for bail court.

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