Police defuse family dispute that involved shotgun and handguns

Minsterio de Gobernación. Policía y Seguridad Pública photo In addition to this shotgun and the two handguns, police found several stashes of ammunition.

A man who has had 51 run-ins with the law has had a 52nd. The Fuerza Pública said officers received a call early Tuesday from a 10-year-old girl, who reported that her father was threatening her mother and younger sister with a firearm and also beating them. The girl told police that the man had a pistol against the mother’s head.

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.

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