Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man and seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, bear spray, knives, and drugs after a vehicle stop in the Burnside Gorge last night.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on September 10th, Patrol officers stopped a vehicle in the 100-block of Gorge Road East after they observed a traffic offence. There were three occupants in the vehicle. One of the passengers was in breach of a curfew condition stemming from previous offences including possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition.
Officers arrested the man and searched the vehicle. The officers located and seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in a badminton racquet case. The officers also seized shotgun ammunition, bear spray, knives and drugs. A photograph of the shotgun and ammunition is below.
The man was transported to cells and will face recommended charges including two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, six counts of failure to comply with a release order, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm knowing it’s possession is unauthorized, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, one count of careless use of a firearm, and three counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance.
The man was held in custody to await court.