Individuals confronted and threatened by unknown man holding firearm while they were trying to get their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) unstuck

Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador – RCMP in Harbour Grace arrested 54-year-old Edward Furey of Carbonear yesterday for a number of firearm related offences.

Shortly after midnight on February 10, 2021, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report from two individuals who advised they were confronted and threatened by an unknown man holding a firearm while they were trying to get their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) unstuck from the snow on a remote trail off of English Hill Extension in Carbonear. The pair were able to free the ATV and the man ran off. The man was suspected to be in a lone cabin nearby.


RCMP Police Dog Services and officers with the RCMP Emergency Response Team and Traffic Services were called in to assist. The Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue assisted police with the use of ATVs.

Furey was taken into custody and officers obtained a search warrant for the cabin. A number of firearms were located and seized.

He is charged with the following offences:

Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

Pointing a firearm

Careless use of a firearm

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

He attended court on February 11, 2021, and was released from custody on a number of conditions. His next court appearance is set for March 31, 2021.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Harbour Grace RCMP

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