Improperly stored and illegally possessed firearm seized at Parksville residence

Oceanside

2023-03-31 10:56 PDT

File # Oceanside RCMP 2023-3029

Oceanside RCMP News Release

A search warrant executed at a Parksville residence on March 30 resulted in the seizure of an improperly stored and unlawfully possessed firearm.

On the evening of March 30, Oceanside RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Rheumer Crescent in Parksville. The search resulted in the seizure of an improperly stored firearm which investigators also believe was unlawfully possessed.

A 50-year-old man was arrested at the residence while the search was conducted and he was subsequently released on bail to appear in court at a later date.

As this was a firearms investigation, the Emergency Response Team assisted with the search warrant execution.

Residents may have noticed a heavy police presence in the neighbourhood and police are advising the public of this incident in order to keep residents informed as best we can, says Sergeant Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP. However, as this is an ongoing investigation and charges have not been laid, further detailed information cannot be released at this time.

Released by

Sgt. Shane Worth
Media Relations Officer
Oceanside RCMP
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-947-6537

Email: shane.worth@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/oceanside (English only)

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