YPD arrests wanted man with illegal handgun

Imuru Barbel

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Tuesday morning, they received information that the Barnstable Police Department had developed probable cause for the arrest of Imuru Barbel for Felony Receiving Stolen Property Over $250. 

At approximately 9:45 AM, Patrol Officer Sean Geary observed a Gold Hyundai parked in an abandoned lot at the corner of West Yarmouth Road and Route 28. The vehicle was registered to Barbel.

Another vehicle pulled in to the lot and Officer Geary subsequently approached and observed Barbel attempting to access something in a green backpack that was on his lap. 

Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources Officer Tim Parsons and Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Albert Sprague arrived as backup.

Barbel was detained and placed arrest.

A subsequent check of the green back pack found a silver revolver type handgun.

Barbel was subsequently transported to the Yarmouth Police Department for booking. During booking Barbel became disruptive and attempted to destroy his cellphone and was physically stopped by Officer Geary and Sergeant Tom Hennessey.

Along with Barnstable PD’s charges, Barbel will be charged by the Yarmouth Police Department with Felony Unlawful Carrying and Possession of a Firearm and Felony Misleading to Obstruct and Delay Justice.

Barbel was transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police

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