Man Arrested with Nunchucks

Posted on  01/09/2013 12:39 pm

Location:

  • 900 block of West 3rd Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, January 4, 2012, at 8:31 a.m.

Defendant/Charges:

  • Andre Walker, 38 year old black male, of the 900 block of North Harrison Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone
    • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Resisting/Hindering a Police Officer
    • Disorderly Conduct

Victim:

  • Society/ Public

Summary:

Police arrested Andre Walker for carrying a concealed deadly weapon in a school zone.

Neighborhood Police Officer Master Corporal George Collins was proactively patrolling the 900 block of West 3rd Street when he observed Walker walking east bound on the same block. As Master Corporal Collins continued past Walker, he was observed reaching into his coat and removing what appeared to be nunchucks. Walker began swinging the nunchucks around as if preparing for combat. Walker was then observed walking toward the basketball courts, under the Interstate 95 overpass, and resumed swinging the nunchucks in combative fashion causing pedestrians to become alarmed and change their direction of travel.

Master Corporal Donald Cramer arrived on scene to assist Master Corporal Collins. Walker stood in the middle of the basketball courts facing the officers as they approached. After several commands for Walker to drop his weapon, he reached into his jacket dropping the nunchucks to the ground while placing an unlit cigarette into his mouth. While Walker focused his attention on Master Corporal Collins, Master Corporal Cramer engaged Walker taking him into custody without further incident.

Walker was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon in a Safe School Zone, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Resisting/Hindering a Police Officer, and Disorderly Conduct.

Walker, who is a person prohibited, was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in lieu of a $1,000 secured bond.