One Arrested, Loaded Shotgun And Ammunition Seized After Vehicle Stop

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.

(VicPD) Shotgun
(VicPD) Shotgun
(VicPD) Ammunition
(VicPD) Ammunition

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.

File: 20-36508

Victoria Police Department



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