News

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.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Pair bid Armstrong council adieu
 
Ramo makes 32 saves to lead Flames past Sharks 2-0
 
UPDATE: Safeway and surrounding businesses remain condoned off
Prince Rupert LNG plant, pipelines get B.C. certificates
 
The New Mayor and Councillors
 
Rossland committee presents school survey results to SD20
Child poverty report card highlights needs of Penticton food bank and more
 
Soldiers graves marked in ceremony
 
Blanket drive warming up the community

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.