A Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) businessman was on Monday arrested by Police ranks after an unlicensed gun with matching ammunition and a quantity of cannabis were found in his possession.The gun and cannabis found by PolicePolice information reveals that the 31-year-old suspect who resides in Silver City, Wismar, Linden was carrying a 9mm pistol with 10 live matching rounds and in excess of 16 grams of cannabis. The businessman was intercepted by ranks on patrol duty at the Aranka trail at the Cuyuni River where he was searched and the items found.He is expected to make a court appearance at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.Just two days ago, 29 persons were arrested during a Police operation in the Agricola, Greater Georgetown and North Road, Bourda areas. They were questioned for offences which range from possession of a firearm and its components, cocaine, and marijuana, and armed robberies.The Police also confirmed that two motorcycles, a number of mobile phones, and other items suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully attained were discovered and confiscated.
MONTEBELLO – A man who was struck and killed on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in Montebello on Tuesday may have been a transient, authorities said. Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office said the man was on a freeway lane when he was hit by several vehicles, but the death was preliminarily listed as accidental and not the result of suicide. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which was reported about 4:30 a.m. on the 60 Freeway at Paramount Boulevard, said CHP Officer John Seumanutafa. Auction to benefit For more information, call (562) 945-3787, Ext. 102. Free movie at activity center LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center, 15775 Imperial Hwy., welcomes families to its “At the Movies” at 1 p.m. Saturday. This weekend’s screening is “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.” Free popcorn and punch will be served. For more information, call (562) 902-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Boys & Girls Club WHITTIER – The Boys & Girls Club of Whittier will hold its 33rd annual Gala Auction on Saturday at the Anaheim Marriott, 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim. The event, which raises money for the more than 1,700 children ages 7 to 18 served by the club, is responsible for more than 20 percent of its annual operating budget. More than 500 children are served each day at the Greenleaf Avenue facility. A silent auction starts at 5:30p.m., with dinner at 7:30p.m. A live auction starts at 9 p.m., followed by dancing. To view a list of live-auction items, visit www.bgcw.org Tickets for $175 per person are still available.