Couple Arrested on Weapons Charge After Sex Act on Beach

A man and woman who were engaging in a sexual act on a West Haven beach were arrested on weapons charges early Saturday morning.

Police said they were dispatched to the beach across from Chicks Restaurant around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of a female screaming “No.”

As officers responded, they found a man and a woman under a wooden staircase.

As police approached the male ran, so officers chased him and caught him near East Avenue, police said.

The woman remained where police originally saw her.

Police said they found a loaded .25 caliber handgun near the couple’s clothing.

The serial number was scratched off and neither person admitted owning it.

The couple told police they met on the beach and were engaged in a sexual act.

Gregory Mclaurin, 20, of New Haven, and Velia Portillo, 24, of Bridgeport, were charged with criminal possession of a pistol, alteration of a firearm, illegal carry and interfering with police.

Police said Mclaurin, a convicted felon with several felony convictions for firearm offenses, had been released from prison on Wednesday.

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