On Monday, the Havre de Grace Police Department provided details regarding an August 18th arrest. On that day between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., officials with the Havre de Grace Operations Unit were in the area of the 600 block of North Stokes Street conducting a counter drug operation. During the course of the operation, officers found a convicted felon with a firearm. The felon should not have had a firearm in his possession.
After the discovery, Matthew Coleman Oakes was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a handgun with a felony conviction. The defendant was also charged with handgun on his person and several other weapons violations. Oakes is a prohibited offender with a long history of crimes related to drugs and violence. The Havre de Grace Police encourages any residents who know where illegal guns and drugs are being used to contact their office directly at 410-939-2121.