Update - Charges - Stolen Auto/Gun Pointed At Police (rel #84, 85)

Two persons are facing charges following an incident involving a stolen vehicle and a shotgun yesterday morning.

On January 24, 2016, a man reported to Police that he had been robbed at gunpoint at a convenience store on 3rd Avenue. The suspect had stolen his 2002 Mazda Protege. At approximately 11:20 a.m., January 25, 2016, an officer on patrol noticed the stolen vehicle at 38th Street and Avenue B North. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the three suspects inside the vehicle refused to stop and on at least two occasions pointed a shotgun at officers. The suspects evaded Police for several blocks before abandoning the car at 31st Street and Avenue I North and attempting to flee on foot. Two suspects were caught and immediately arrested and a shotgun was recovered. A canine unit assisted in locating the third suspect hiding under a deck nearby.

A 25-year-old male appeared in Provincial Court this morning on charges of;

  • Point Firearm (x2)
  • Handle Firearm in Careless Manner
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm Obtained by Commission of Offence
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order
  • Assaulting Peace Officer with Weapon (x2)
  • Possession of Marihauna
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.

(Court Info #'s: 45444721, 45444722, 45444723)

A 30-year-old male is charged with; Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000, Evade Police and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. (Court Info #'s: 45444723, 45444724).

The third suspect was released without charges.

This file remains under investigation.

(Occurrence Number: 17-8543)