Police recovered two electronic stun devices from a vendor at the Makuu Farmers’ Market on Sunday morning and have initiated a criminal investigation into violations of laws specific to electric guns, possession and sale.
Devices that were recovered had the appearance of a cellular phone. Police received additional information that other devices previously displayed had the appearance of a Maglight-type flashlight.
Police remind the public that the possession, sale, gift or delivery of electric guns/devices is illegal and is a misdemeanor offense.
Persons who may have purchased such a device are advised to destroy the item or turn it in to the nearest police station for recovery and destruction.
Use of an electronic gun on another person by anyone other than a law enforcement officer in the lawful course of duties is an assault.
Police ask anyone with information about other vendors selling similar devices to report this to the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Those who anonymity may call Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.