Sawed Off Shotgun Located During Prince Albert Vehicle Stop

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – On March 24, 2017 at around 10:15 a.m. Prince Albert Police Service patrol officers stopped a vehicle due to a Traffic Safety Act investigation on the 900 Block of 4th Street East.

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The driver of the vehicle was acting very suspiciously and could not locate a valid 5 driver’s license. Officers brought him back to the police vehicle for further questioning. It appeared he had something concealed and officers handcuffed and searched him. He had a pouch of ammunition strapped to his chest area.

The vehicle was searched and a sawed off shotgun was located hidden under a blanket on the middle console of the front of the vehicle.

The female passenger was also arrested for outstanding warrants in Saskatoon. She was searched and a small baggie of methamphetamine was found on her person.

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27-year-old female from Prince Albert is facing 14 charges (Information #991006516). She is charged with unlawful transport of a firearm a .12 shotgun in a careless manner, unlawful carrying or transporting ammunition, have in possession a .12 gauge shotgun for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, have in possession brass knuckles for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, was the occupant of a motor vehicle in which she knew there was a prohibited firearm, possess a loaded prohibited firearm, deface a serial number on a firearm, four breaches of prior court orders and possession of methamphetamine.

The 37-year old male from Saskatoon is facing nine charges (Information #991006511).

He is charged with unlawful transport of a firearm a .12 shotgun in a careless manner, unlawful carrying or transporting ammunition, have in possession a .12 gauge shotgun for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, have in possession brass knuckles for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, possession of a firearm not being the holder of a license to possess it, possession of brass knuckles not being the holder of a license to possess it, occupant of a motor vehicle in which he knew there was a prohibited firearm, possess a loaded prohibited firearm and defacing a serial number on a firearm.

Both suspects make their first appearance in provincial court today.

File # 2017 – 8698 – Weapons charges

Prince Albert Police Service


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