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Hope RCMP arrest two, recover shotgun stolen in Burnaby

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Hope RCMP have arrested two men after a traffic stop during which they discovered a shotgun stolen from Burnaby.

On Nov. 15 at about 10 p.m., Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle near Ford and Fraser Road in Hope. When he approached the vehicle, the officer noticed the shotgun in the back of the car. It was eventually learned that the weapon had been stolen from a Burnaby home.

As a result of finding the shotgun, a search warrant was executed on two Hope homes during which police seized shotgun ammunition and several bags of what appear to be methamphetamine.

"It's very nerve-wracking as a police officer to have a vehicle pulled over and see a firearm in the car," said Const. Tracy Wolbeck of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment in a press release. "We got drugs and a very powerful firearm off the streets with this file and in our world that's a big success."

Justin Olson, 26, of Hope has been charged with possession of a firearm.  Kyle Rowlinson, 27, also of Hope has been charged with breach of undertaking, unauthorized possession of firearm, occupying a vehicle in which there was a firearm, possession of firearm, careless use of a firearm, and possession of stolen property. Both men have been remanded in custody.

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