Lethbridge Police recover stolen handgun, charge two with related offences

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a father and son with numerous weapons and other charges in connection with an investigation into stolen firearms.

Police were investigating the theft of firearms from a gun safe at a residence in West Lethbridge. As a result of the investigation members of the Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the tactical team, executed a search warrant at home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service

A handgun with ammunition was seized from a residence in the 200-block of Jerry Potts Boulevard West. Police arrested two individuals without incident. The serial number on the handgun had been defaced.

Kevin Eresman, 47, and Gage Eresman, 23, have both been charged with multiple weapons offences including: unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of an unauthorized firearm with ammunition; possession of a firearm as a result of another Criminal Code offence; and altering, defacing or removing the serial number of a firearm.

Kevin Eresman was also charged with: four counts of fail to comply with release order conditions; and two counts of possession of firearms contrary to prohibition order. He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Gage Eresman was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while prohibited. He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Two additional stolen handguns have not been recovered and the investigation is ongoing. Further charges may result.

Lethbridge Police Service

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