Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old Rio Claro youth with possession of a homemade shotgun and one 12-gauge cartridge.
The teenager of Legendre Road, Ecclesville was arrested near his home. He was also charged with using obscene language and disorderly behaviour.
Police said at about 9.30pm on Sunday, members of the Rio Claro Police Station were on patrol when they saw the suspect standing in the middle of the road with the weapon in his hand.
Upon seeing the officers, it was reported, the suspect ran off into a driveway leading to his home and was chased by the police. He was held with the gun and ammunition.
PC Nazrudeen Meighoo laid the charge.
In an unrelated matter in Moruga on Monday, police seized a quantity of marijuana with an estimated street value of $48,600 and have issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. A police report stated at about 5.30 pm, members of the South Western Division Task Force searched a house at Edwards Trace, Moruga.
Police said upon arrival, a man in the building fled the house and into some nearby bushes. Police discovered a black plastic bag containing 3.6 kilogrammes of marijuana inside the house.