In The News - Brockton man charged with pointing gun at repossession agent
December 5, 2013
Posted November 7, 2013
A Brockton man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday after he allegedly threatened a man attempting to repossess his vehicle with a gun, according to police.
Bernadin Sylvestre, 37, of Simmons Ave. was charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly threatened a repossession agent who was attempting to repossess a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer with a handgun Wednesday night.
According to Brockton Police Lt. Paul Bonanca, the victim “was confronted by the suspect who brandished a firearm and pointed it at the victim who was engaged in repossessing the vehicle. The suspect in doing so forced the victim to abandon the repossessed vehicle.”
Police searched for Sylvestre but were not able to locate him.
“Soon afterward,” Bonanca said in an email, Sylvestre entered the lobby of the Brockton Police Department and asked if he was being charged with a crime.
“The suspect admitted approaching the repossession agent, but denied ever displaying a handgun,” Bonanca said.
Sylvestre was placed under arrest by police and officers seized two guns - a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and a Raven Arms .25 caliber handgun - and assorted .38 and .25 caliber ammunition at the Simmons Ave. address. Also seized was the license to carry firearms belonging to Sylvestre.