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Police confiscate firearms at residence
A 41-year-old Vernon man is facing weapons-related charges.
The problem is, he’s not supposed to be in possession of any such item.
Vernon RCMP were called Jan. 25 just before noon to a home in the 3400 block of Okanagan Avenue to assist a property manager at that location.
“The manager called our office after seeing gun cases in a residence,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
When officers arrived, they noticed two gun cases and arrested the one occupant of the home for a breach of weapons probation, and a breach of a conditional sentence order.
“The 41-year-old man was in possession of three firearms that were reported stolen Jan. 24 from the Armstrong area,” said Molendyk.
The suspect, who is well-known to police, said Molendyk, also has a lifetime ban on firearms.
He was slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday to face the charges.