Falmouth police looking for alleged owner of illegally possessed weapons…
UPDATE: The suspect has reportedly surrendered to police… police no longer looking for suspect.
The following is the actual Falmouth Police Department press statement:
Search Warrant Results in Seizure of Weapons
An investigation in Falmouth led to the seizure of an illegally possessed AR-15 style Assault Weapon (rifle) and shotgun.
Falmouth Police, with assistance from the Upper Cape Special Response Team served a search warrant at a residence located on Pitch Pine Lane at about 7:12 pm on Wednesday. The incident was part of an ongoing investigation, which started with a tip that the suspect was in possession of an assault weapon (rifle) and a sawed-off shotgun.
Investigators searched the property, located, and seized an AR-15 style Assault Weapon (rifle) and a Remington 870 Pistol-Grip Pump Action Shotgun, including 500 rounds of AR-15 ammunition, over 50 shells of shotgun ammunition, and four AR-15 high-capacity magazines. Upon examination, it was determined that the shotgun was not considered a sawed-off shotgun, nonetheless the suspect was not properly licensed to be in possession of the rifle, shotgun, ammunition, or magazines.
Police are currently looking for Jeffrey “Keyth” Sylvia, the owner of the illegally possessed firearms. The 34-year-old is described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches, 140 pounds, thin build, with short gray/black hair and blue eyes.
The Upper Cape Special Response Team consists of police officers from the Falmouth Police Department, Mashpee Police Department, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.
Please contact the Falmouth Police at 774-255-4527 with any information on the location of Keyth Sylvia.
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