RCMP officers seize firearms

On July 9, police responded to a firearms complaint near Bardoff Lake on the Coldstream Forest Service Road.

One recent firearms complaint and one from mid-May have been resolved by Lumby RCMP.

On July 9, police responded to a firearms complaint near Bardoff Lake on the Coldstream Forest Service Road.

“A sharp-eyed witness reported four adults shooting at targets with what appeared to be sawed-off rifles,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.

Police intercepted the four adults as they were leaving the area in their vehicle. Discussions with the quartet resulted in police locating a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle and a shotgun.

Both were seized.

“Once the barrels are shortened, the firearms become prohibited weapons,” said Proce.

One of the men eventually accepted ownership of the weapons and faces a firearms charge under the Criminal Code.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a 24-hour suspension as police said she was under the influence of marijuana.

An investigation that began May 20 has led to three firearms offences against a Cherryville man.

According to police, a Cherryville resident confronted several young adults near the Kate Creek Forest Service Road because, the resident said, they were “riding on his claim.”

The man allegedly indicated he was loading his shotgun and pointed it at the group.

The victims were able to record his license plate number and called police.

An  investigation was conducted and have recommended criminal charges be laid as part of this case.

Vernon Crown counsel approved three firearms-related charges against a 67-year-old man, who makes a court appearance July 18.

 

Vernon Morning Star