The 4 a.m. call came from a home in Carmen Lira in Turrialba where police had received a violence complaint the day before, they said. However, they twice were unable to locate the man involved. This time they did, and detained a 52-year-old man with the last names of Solano Solano.
The Fuerza Pública reported that the man has a record of robberies, frauds, aggression and resisting arrest in San José. A domestic violence judge ordered him not to approach his family, but prosecutors are seeking pre-trial prevention because they deem him dangerous, said police.
Officers searched the home with the permission of the mother and turned up a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and two pistols.
The Fuerza Pública noted that last Jan. 10, Mario Zamora Cordero, the security minister, issued a decree to prevent persons with a criminal record from obtaining a gun permit.
The crimes that preclude a permit are domestic violence, crimes against property or life and drug trafficking.
Not clear was whether Solano had any type of permit.