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.


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