Campbell River RCMP seize firearms and stolen property after disturbance report

Campbell River

2023-03-17 13:14 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-3320

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

 Shortly after 9:00 am on March 15th, 2023, Campbell River RCMP were advised of a disturbance where a 53 year old man had been pointing a firearm in a residence located in the 600 block of Westmere Rd. 

Several officers responded immediately and contained the area for safety. The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team arrived in the area shortly after the area had been contained. 

Officers were able to contact the people in the home and arranged a peaceful surrender. 

As a result of the incident, police later executed a warrant on the home and seized shotguns, replica firearms, and ammunition. 

In addition to the firearms, police also located a large stash of items believed to be obtained illegally and a boat and engine that was confirmed to be stolen from Chemainus in 2022.

 We are extremely happy that this event ended peacefully, said Cst Maury Tyre. Recovering illegal firearms and being able to return high value stolen property, is definitely a success for our team of dedicated officers. 

Police will be recommending charges of Pointing a Firearm and Assault against the suspect who was released on an undertaking with protective conditions. 

The investigation into the stolen property recovered from the location is ongoing.

 If you have information regarding illegal activity in Campbell River, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221 or in an emergency call 911. 

 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Maury Tyre
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Campbell River
275, rue Dogwood Sud, Campbell River (C.-B.) V9W 8C8
Bureau : 250-286-6221
Cellulaire : 250-895-1468
Télécopieur : 250-286-3983

Courriel : maury.tyre@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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