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March 25, 2014

Police try to link gun to reports

FARRELL — When Southwest Mercer County Regional police searched a home Feb. 12 looking for a gun that might have been used in a shooting earlier in the day, they didn’t find it, but they found drugs and paraphernalia.

Armed with a felony warrant for London Pinkins, police arrested him Saturday and found a gun they said was his.

Was that the gun they had been looking for? Ballistics tests might answer that question.

Police investigating a call of shots fired Feb. 12 at a house in the 1300 block of Farrell Terrace – there have since been three more reports from that area – obtained a search warrant for Pinkins’ home at 305 Spearman Ave., Farrell, to look for a gun.

“We didn’t know what gun we were looking for,” Chief Riley Smoot Jr., said.

They seized four bags of marijuana, a digital scale, an unspecified amount of money and a Glock gun case with ammunition, but no gun.

The find was good enough to get the arrest warrant charging Pinkins, 19, with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Pinkins was found Saturday in the 1600 block of Farrell Terrace.

Police said they were called with a report of suspicious activity at 11:42 p.m. at Short and Pargny streets, but didn’t find anything.

However, while at that location, they saw people walking eastbound on Farrell Terrace toward Mercer Avenue, police said. Police said they drove through the group and identified Pinkins.

Pinkins ran through a yard and fell into a shrub, police said. He appeared to drop something under the shrub and got back up, police said.

He eventually ran into a backyard that was enclosed by a fence and surrendered, police said.

Under the shrub, police found a Glock handgun with a laser site containing a high-capacity magazine and 17, .45-caliber full metal jacket rounds, police said. The gun that police had been looking for on Feb. 12 was “of that nature,” Smoot said.

Pinkins was charged with carrying a firearm without a license and arraigned by District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon, who set a preliminary hearing on both cases for 1:15 p.m. April 1 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.

Pinkins was taken to jail for failing to post bond.

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