Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a wanted woman this morning and seized a modified firearm and loaded magazine.
Shortly after 5:30 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were in a parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. They observed a woman wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court in relation to a previous drug trafficking and weapons possession investigation.
Officers arrested the woman a short distance away and searched her following the arrest. They located a heavily modified, assault-style .22 calibre rifle and a magazine loaded with twenty rounds, as well as ammunition for other firearms. A photograph of the weapon and ammunition is below.
The woman was transported to VicPD cells where she was held to await court. The woman faces several firearms-related recommended charges including carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited firearm.
This file remains under investigation.
If you have information about this incident and have not spoken with investigators, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.