Portage la Prairie RCMP seize firearms, arrest male from Winnipeg

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – On January 19, 2021, at approximately 8:15 pm, Portage RCMP were on patrol when they saw a pickup truck that had lapsed plates. Police were aware of this vehicle as it had been reported on December 18, 2020. Officers initiated a traffic stop on 8th Street NW in Portage. Two firearms were visible inside the vehicle.

One of the firearms seized was a sawed off semi-automatic shotgun.
(RCMP) One of the firearms seized was a sawed off semi-automatic shotgun.

The driver of the vehicle, Stewart Young, 30, from Winnipeg, was arrested on scene. One of the firearms seized was a sawed off semi-automatic shotgun. Young is charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Unsafe Storage of Firearms x 2.

He is remanded in custody.

The investigation continues.

Portage la Prairie RCMP

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